Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:04 pm
how did you know, have you got a spy-cam somewhere ??? Cunny funt arent ya ??? yes, shapers do love good news...the MORE the merrier actually...
50% correctpridmore wrote:??? Cunny funt arent ya ???
Like most work me thinks, MP.pridmore wrote:yes, shapers do love good news...the MORE the merrier actually...
Yep, thought about that Ric, but I heard about this shaper who did it to his new hexagon board and got a bubble in it which ruined the board and 2 months work was down the drain.ric_vidal wrote: Leave in a warm spot out of the sun. Car might be a good option this time of year if it isn’t too hot.
Yeah but... he’s an idiot think of the knowledge base developing and there were reasons/lessons I might make a contribution to surfing one day, but don’t hold your breath.oldman wrote:[Yep, thought about that Ric, but I heard about this shaper who did it to his new hexagon board and got a bubble in it which ruined the board and 2 months work was down the drain.
Kids are soft I tell yas, it was good enough for us... more than happy to send work other peoples’ way. Still think, actually know, Rich at Pure is also a good candidate, but you wouldn’t have got from him or me what Mark has made. I am convinced before you get your first wave you will love it.oldman wrote:the kids are starting to get used to vegemite sandwiches for lunch and dinner.
oldman wrote:I hope I haven't offended you by buying from Mark. He's a high pressure salesman that just caught me at a weak moment. i.e. I was awake.
I have several times, nothing but nothing resembles what I ride, you know that.oldman wrote:P.S. Ric, take a look at Mark's website and look at the fish boards. There's a blue one there with a passing resemblance to something you were riding.
^is that....thining on top there markoldman wrote:
I've got back to Mark via PM with some feedback but wanted to get a few more surfs in before going public.rightbrainpositive wrote:..........
3 things I got to say:
1. This is the fastest board I've ever surfed. The first wave I caught was micro and the speed caught me by surprise. In all my life I've never moved so quickly across a waist high wave (and i was barely 'pumping'). I guess what they say about quads are true! I'll have to get used to having so much speed (more fun than trying to constantly generate speed).
2. I don't know what I was thinking about when I was worried about 'too much foam'. This board paddles sooooo good (no need to ride my wife's minimal at mushy tea tree) and is more responsive than my old thruster. It feels loose but in control... if that makes sense.
3. Also on the 'too much foam' thing... i was worried about how it would go when the waves were a little suckier/steeper. just before i started thinking about paddling back in, a head high wave snuck through breaking near the rocks, sucking up and a growing a little bigger than when I first looked at it. I didn't have to paddle, I got on easy and carved into a sweet bottom turn that slingshot me into the pocket at breakneck speed...
I then got dropped-in on by a greedy grom
but at least I know that steeper/sucky drops shouldn't be a problem
6'3 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 2 5/8pridmore wrote: guess we should see if Fong agrees ?
pridmore wrote:had a session on a mates 6'1 Fat-Bat (very similar to your one RB+) at punchy 3-4ft waves at the point today and it was so much fun, didnt want to swap back to my thruster. Only thing I felt was it was pretty loose of the top on my backhand (when I was really giving it some )so put the tail stabilizer in and it was great...love to know what you think RB+, if you feel the same especially on pushy waves and on backhand...stoked on it and re-inspired , not big noting just so happy that it went so well.....so easy to get waves , out paddling shortboarders and pissing them off no doubt...instant speed, no pumping , just straight into it.... :lol:
pridmore wrote:empire foam, pretty good stuff
I think Fong's final line needs to be emphasised:mustkillmulloway wrote: his a shaper who cares about "your" design and surfing experience rather than pumping boards out too meet a daily quota- and his after sale care is beyond the norm