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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:49 pm

Yep. I ride 38-42 litre boards. This would be on the high end, maybe he sees 49 years old and 17 stone and thinks hmmm. So he should I guess.

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by batoes » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:50 pm

plenty of good options in the mediums - rasta quads are great. Mulcoy five fin set up is also really good/neutral. Just got some machado fins so i'll let you know how they go.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:55 pm

Cool. Please do

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:01 am

How is this, my Entity is ready and will be delivered to my door step today. Yew.

Through Boardcave but Gary still contacted and gave some great advice.

Now that's service Batoes

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Beerfan » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:13 am

Davros wrote:How is this, my Entity is ready and will be delivered to my door step today. Yew.

Through Boardcave but Gary still contacted and gave some great advice.

Now that's service Batoes

You got it though boardcave? The McNeil boards are crazy cheap on boardcave. Let us know how it turns out.

What dims did you go? Lots of people here mention he's good at boards with beef that aren't boats.

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:41 am

Will do mate..I sold my Wasp after two rides as it had too much beef..dropped a 100 bucks. I would get a Wasp in sub 6ft, my usual board is 6'2 or 6'4. If I didn't have my Quartet I would have gotten a CV2 but I needed a better wave board for Autumn/Winter and Gary gave me some great advice on the Entity in that its quite refined and has a lot taken out down to the rail with a doomed deck, so don't be shy getting a bit in it. Think I ended up with about 40 litres...

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by batoes » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:49 pm

Davros wrote:How is this, my Entity is ready and will be delivered to my door step today. Yew.

Through Boardcave but Gary still contacted and gave some great advice.

Now that's service Batoes
Awesome - such a champ and i keep thinking more and more of going through companies like boardcave. You might pay alittle more, but they will chase and get the board done.

Let us know how it goes.

Machado fins are little rockets - maybe even these might be good: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/182473465917 ... EBIDX%3AIT

Bigger fins, but fast and responsive.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:08 pm

Thinking of selling my 6'7 russ short and getting gary mcneil entity semi pin for bigger days
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by JaM71 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:16 pm

Drailed, what is the width & thickness of your russ short?
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by JaM71 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:56 pm

Davros wrote:Will do mate..I sold my Wasp after two rides as it had too much beef..dropped a 100 bucks. I would get a Wasp in sub 6ft, my usual board is 6'2 or 6'4. If I didn't have my Quartet I would have gotten a CV2 but I needed a better wave board for Autumn/Winter and Gary gave me some great advice on the Entity in that its quite refined and has a lot taken out down to the rail with a doomed deck, so don't be shy getting a bit in it. Think I ended up with about 40 litres...
You can't go wrong with the entity/alien it's a proven design at least 10 years old. If you like big fins, are thinking of running it as a quad and its futures, they re pricey but the elevons are gold.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:58 pm

JaM71 wrote:Drailed, what is the width & thickness of your russ short?
20.5 wide, 2.5 thick

Very good condition.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by JaM71 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:03 pm

Drailed wrote:
JaM71 wrote:Drailed, what is the width & thickness of your russ short?
20.5 wide, 2.5 thick

Very good condition.
I am interested and just sent you a message
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:06 pm

Ok mate, message hasnt arrived yet but I will look out for it.

Edit: got it and replied Jam.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:08 pm

Surfed the Entity this week in this swell. Not big stuff but 4/5 ft. A really easy board to surf for a board with medium modern rocker (my boards have low rockers) Could have prolly gone a little less foam from 40 down to 38/37 (100 kilos) but will be good with a full steamer on come Winter. Also using M7 fronts and shapers stealth rears, gonna put some M5 fronts on tomorrow. Gary said medium size fronts all conditions (forgot to say Jam using FCS). To early to say I love it but I really enjoyed it as an all rounder this week and geez it can take a drop with aplomb. Keeper for sure as a decent wave board.

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:24 am

Drailed wrote:Thinking of selling my 6'7 russ short and getting gary mcneil entity semi pin for bigger days
I'd support this as a purchase for decent waves with some juice. Stable and turns pretty easily but a little stiff at the back for the 2ft stuff IMHO.

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:56 pm

Ok changed front fins to plastic M5 and it has loosened the Entity right up. Much more fun.

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:33 pm

anyone ridden a rounded pintail entity quad ? it's looking like a good all-rounder option for average-to-good waves and also as a decent option for a step-up shorty, all for only $595 (or $969 with trippy graphics)

i fell out of love with quads a few years back, but they look pretty tasty.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:35 pm

As mentioned I have the swallow....a thumbs up as an all rounder.

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