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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Trev » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:48 pm

Beanpole wrote:Yes after moving over from the family coffin making business to surfboards. Peter Turner started out working for him. Quite a few Kingy Guys had his boards. Gary Davis aka Podgey had one with a huge Merrin Logo right across the bottom.
Graeme''s cousin, Russ was in my class in high school. So was Peter Turner. Russ' s father was the Tweed Heads undertaker. Peter's father was our maths teacher.
Graeme lived with his parents who owned flats at Kirra and started out making surf wax in the garage.
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Beanpole » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:13 pm

I remember that wax. He ended up marrying a school mates sister.

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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by saltman » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:47 pm

Beanpole wrote:I can remember that first twin fin craze. Definitely 70-72ish. Mark Warren was surfing for McCoy and Col Smith maybe. Dapper Oliver?
I think there was a McCoy Ad that had Double your pleasure Double your fun Ride with two fins instead of one.
Up Tweed Way Graham Merrin was punching out a few.
Those S Deck super fat profiles were very popular. All went pretty shite as far as I remember.
Shane, Mc Coy and Keyo were knocking out those S deck twins like crazy ,,,also Sam Egan

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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Trev » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:16 pm

Beanpole wrote:I remember that wax. He ended up marrying a school mates sister.
Last heard from in Hawaii. So the rumour goes. I liked him. I guess he's a couple of years older than I am but he was always good to us young guys.
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Beanpole » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:51 pm

Well Murray Burton had a few interesting things to say about his factory in an interview a while ago.

Side slippers were also quite popular around this time as I remember. Midget had a production model.

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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Trev » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:10 pm

Trev wrote:
Beanpole wrote:I remember that wax. He ended up marrying a school mates sister.
Last heard from in Hawaii. So the rumour goes. I liked him. I guess he's a couple of years older than I am but he was always good to us young guys.
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Beanpole » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:27 pm

Actually saw a stack of McCoy Double Enders that looked like I might like to ride them.

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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by JaM71 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:34 am

Beanpole wrote:Actually saw a stack of McCoy Double Enders that looked like I might like to ride them.
The real McCoy or the light weight Thai ones?
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Beerfan » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:07 pm

McCoy double Enders do look like a lot of fun for average beachies
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Beanpole » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:57 pm

JaM71 wrote:
Beanpole wrote:Actually saw a stack of McCoy Double Enders that looked like I might like to ride them.
The real McCoy or the light weight Thai ones?
I'd say the later. That's probably why they looked good......he didn't shape them. :-D-:

Had the retro McCoy Logo as well.

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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by kayu » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:06 pm

Beanpole wrote:
JaM71 wrote:
Beanpole wrote:Actually saw a stack of McCoy Double Enders that looked like I might like to ride them.
The real McCoy or the light weight Thai ones?
I'd say the later. That's probably why they looked good......he didn't shape them. :-D-:
Geoff was sent all the new TSA boards for his inspection before he allowed them to be released for sale.....so no , he didn't actually shape them , but he made sure they were true to his designs in every detail.......actually no one shaped them , but Geoff McCoy had total control (and no one else) over what was produced , with his name on it ......he rejected the first few they sent to him , and told them to lift their game and fix it or the deal's off.

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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:59 am

That was the first lot kayu, they were all reshaped (rails, thickness, plan, rocker) for 2015. When I found the tail lift on the nuggets had nearly disappeared I corresponded with Geoff and he did not know that it had even occurred, then went into denial of the extent. Based on no evidence at all, it looks to me like Darren Rogers was responsible for the reshaping, but who knows?

I'm not riding them any more, too flat in the tail for those classic McCoy full rail turns.
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:12 am

Beanpole wrote:Actually saw a stack of McCoy Double Enders that looked like I might like to ride them.
I've owned a 6'4, 6'8 and 7' (TSA original shapes). They have a very flat rocker, so are fast and catch waves easily, but I had trouble with turning them and catching the nose in steep take offs, not pearling, but just catching and stopping me turning down the line quickly enough. The 7' surfed like an 8', the 6'4 and 6'8 were OK. The new nuggets have approximately the same tail rocker as the DEs
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by kayu » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:55 pm

Cranked wrote:That was the first lot kayu, they were all reshaped (rails, thickness, plan, rocker) for 2015. When I found the tail lift on the nuggets had nearly disappeared I corresponded with Geoff and he did not know that it had even occurred, then went into denial of the extent. Based on no evidence at all, it looks to me like Darren Rogers was responsible for the reshaping, but who knows?

I'm not riding them any more, too flat in the tail for those classic McCoy full rail turns.
.....So , Geoff is aware these design changes ......Darren Rogers is probably more familiar with McCoy boards than anyone.....but he is not Geoff McCoy....so the only place to get a real one is still in Byron from Geoff McCoy....next thing they'll be doing is quad fins with no volume.....mass marketing is a strange business.

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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:38 pm

Cranked wrote:
Beanpole wrote:Actually saw a stack of McCoy Double Enders that looked like I might like to ride them.
I've owned a 6'4, 6'8 and 7' (TSA original shapes). They have a very flat rocker, so are fast and catch waves easily, but I had trouble with turning them and catching the nose in steep take offs, not pearling, but just catching and stopping me turning down the line quickly enough. The 7' surfed like an 8', the 6'4 and 6'8 were OK. The new nuggets have approximately the same tail rocker as the DEs

Would the double ender be good for weak summer longboard type waves??. Single fin
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Cranked » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:01 pm

Beerfan wrote:Would the double ender be good for weak summer longboard type waves??. Single fin
Yeah, absolutely, the difference between the TSA 6'8 and the 7' was huge, but its not a mal by any means.

I have 3 2+1 boards that I ride around Perth (6'4 fat arsed wombat, 7'10 Takayama egg and a custom 7' pin tail mal with big concaves), when I swap the fins around I'm always amazed at how much a single fin limits the performance of a surfboard.
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by MrMik » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:48 pm

Cranked wrote:
Beerfan wrote:Would the double ender be good for weak summer longboard type waves??. Single fin
Yeah, absolutely, the difference between the TSA 6'8 and the 7' was huge, but its not a mal by any means.

I have 3 2+1 boards that I ride around Perth (6'4 fat arsed wombat, 7'10 Takayama egg and a custom 7' pin tail mal with big concaves), when I swap the fins around I'm always amazed at how much a single fin limits the performance of a surfboard.
...always amazed how much using only a single fin in a board designed to be used as a 2+1 board limits the performance...' ???

You are welcome to borrow my 6'6'' XF Nugget with added quad and single fin options and try it out, if you promise to treat it well and to give a ride report. However, it is the 'new' XF shape with FCS2 plugs and probably less tail rocker. I have not measured it and have none of the FCS XF boards to compare it to.
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Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

Post by Cranked » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:56 pm

Thanks MrMic, unfortunately I'm in Perth tho'.
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