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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:58 am

That's exciting news, you'll be the torren Martyn of the sunshine coast!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:00 am

Cranked wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:17 pm
JaM71, these are my "Bonzers" on the Wombat. They work pretty well.

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As I said elsewhere, the Campbell Bros should develop and market a bonzer fin for 2+1s, as there's only the 2 side fins (which need another box) or the glass-on available.
Nice! And on really small days you can pop the centre fin out and go semi finless
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:59 pm

So your Wombat is actually a Carbon Jet?
How's the weight?

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:32 pm

Yes.

It is heavy, but PU with a six on the deck and the bottom, plus carbon bottom and rails, plus tail patch, it feels about right for that construction.

No heavier than a PU McCoy though.

No dings or depressions after a month in Bali. Used it on a few big days - maybe a few double overhead - not ideal but ridable in most conditions. The wide flat nose was a liability at times. Best as a thruster in those conditions.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:36 pm

I've looked at them a few times online.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:57 am

I thought you had a Beau Young Wombat.
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:11 am

If I'd said Beau Young "Carbon Jet" no-one would have had a clue what I was talking about.

And TBH, I hadn't even visited his web site, it was just that I'd owned a 6'4 Wide Arsed Wombat about 6 or so years ago so I naturally called it a wombat.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:35 am

They look fun. I can see how it would go okay down the line with that fin setup.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:49 am

The glide and speed for such a small board is amazing (it has a deep single concave nose to tail, with no tail washout). I'm riding gutless little waves where everyone else is on 10+ mals and I'm getting heaps of waves* and riding them just as far and as fast as they are, although I do need to nose ride when they get really gutless.

* There is a steep/doubleup take off available. If that didn't exist my waves would be few and far between. Around here though, those little doubleups exist on about half the reef breaks that I surf
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:41 pm

Cranked wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:11 am
If I'd said Beau Young "Carbon Jet" no-one would have had a clue what I was talking about.

And TBH, I hadn't even visited his web site, it was just that I'd owned a 6'4 Wide Arsed Wombat about 6 or so years ago so I naturally called it a wombat.
Fair enough. But I’d been commenting on the Wombat 2 which I hated. I guess you’re right it doesn’t make too much difference.

I think Beau Young and Devon Howard are the best mid length riders around. I don’t really count Torrens in that list.
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:06 pm

This has gotta give it some Bonzer performance:

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:32 pm

How long is the Bonzer Biscuit, Cranky?

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:40 pm

Didn’t realise you had a Biscuit. Yes, dims please
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:57 pm

6′ 4″, 21 3/4", 3", 46.9 L, fin 7″ True Aims Bonzer

Its one of the best boards I've ever ridden. Very fast and very loose. But Its hard to keep up my wave count at the places I surf... I am nearly 70, in fact 69 next Monday. I did some shonky subtraction a while ago and thought for a while that my next birthday was my 70th

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:01 pm

It was second hand $600, the previous owner paid $1,150 for it
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:02 pm

Cranky, what do u weigh?
Interested in weight to volume ratio.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:34 pm

75kg

It's not that I can't get waves on it. In Bali I usually do two 2 hour sessions every day. Couple of hundred big steps up and down the cliffs, a long walk, long paddles.

Cumulative fatigue. If it was a couple of sessions a week it would be a doddle. But it's endless overhead, double, a serious pack sitting on the takeoff zone.

The next oldest person in the lineup is probably 10 or 15 years younger than me.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by buddy » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:40 pm

What’s it like duck diving 1.5-2x overhead?

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