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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:16 pm

The twin keel fish craze of 10 plus years ago was a laughable sight to behold. Flocks of dweebs trying to surf uneven beach breaks on them

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:52 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:16 pm
The twin keel fish craze of 10 plus years ago was a laughable sight to behold. Flocks of dweebs trying to surf uneven beach breaks on them

:lol:
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Machado makes them look good, problem is: I can't think of a less representative surfer than Rob Machado, he's about 45kilos dripping wet and a tiny little bloke.

be funny if fish became cool again though.
Totally right on both accounts and not really a good fit for everyday surfers in everyday surf here, also a 50/50 call every time you're on your backhand, might be great, might be crap

But when you do get some decent down the line waves just so much fun, and I reckon worth having one if you can. Great times on the jd keel fish.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by saltman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:05 pm

Twin keels feel so good in the right conditions

It's just those days are relatively rare. That's why I sold my side cut and made a quartet
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:27 pm

If u get a 7ft go fish beery, it d be a long fish & probably ok for this thread.....otherwise get a 4'11 & a single fin midlength oozing "ouvre" :lol:

Cranked, I am sure that board would be amazing in Indo, GC beachies maybe not so......look forward to a ride report!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:31 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:16 pm
The twin keel fish craze of 10 plus years ago was a laughable sight to behold. Flocks of dweebs trying to surf uneven beach breaks on them

:lol:
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:33 pm

^^ yeah, totally, i really just want to justify a man bun, and I can't do that without a keel fish!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:19 pm

I borrowed a keel fish back in the day to see what all the fuss was about. No thanks in Sydney beachies.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:48 pm

Did you have a man bun though Davros? This was probably the issue not the keels
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:10 pm

JaM71 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:27 pm
If u get a 7ft go fish beery, it d be a long fish & probably ok for this thread.....otherwise get a 4'11 & a single fin midlength oozing "ouvre" :lol:

Cranked, I am sure that board would be amazing in Indo, GC beachies maybe not so......look forward to a ride report!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:04 pm

Davros wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:19 pm
I borrowed a keel fish back in the day to see what all the fuss was about. No thanks in Sydney beachies.
The one I'm doing up is 6'6"......tuflite :-D-:
Quad. I reckon it will go better all round than the Fishcuit I used to ride.
Curiously, the Burton Fat Bullet is described as an elongated fish which I doubted for a fair while...but can now see where he is coming from with the idea. McTavish Carver Fish is a versatile shape.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:54 pm

This was a 5'6 Mick Mackie

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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:42 pm

i thought the fish thing had been back in vogue for a year, hence the firewire go fish?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:44 pm

These guys have their digit on the hipster pulse - check out their comment: https://vouchsurf.com/small-vish/
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:10 pm

yeah, they never really went away here.....

and Evan Squirrel from Vouch is an ultimate hipster, who can also take the piss out of it very ironically and quite wonderfully.

gotta go short.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:43 pm

Got some money to spend?.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:39 pm

Thanks for that toots, I like the look of the wolf, I bet they're a cracking good board
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Re: Midlengths

Post by ctd » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:10 pm

JaM71 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:48 pm
Did you have a man bun though Davros? This was probably the issue not the keels
The new ken doll (seriously, barbie's friend - new edition). No surfboard accessory as yet. Maybe some of you should buy one and sit it on your go-pro mount?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:42 pm

:lol:

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