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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:56 pm

Couldn't help it could you. McCoy zealots all the same!!

It's a trim vs turn kind of discussion

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Re: Midlengths

Post by surfywurfy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:21 pm

All boards turn and most can trim too....EVEN mCoys!

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:25 pm

:mrgreen:

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:24 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
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What model does Cranked own surfy?
7'10 surftech
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Re: Midlengths

Post by surfywurfy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:54 pm

RED is faster.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:38 pm

I wonder if the flow eggs just get surfed by the wrong surfers in the wrong conditions.
The board I remember looking at wasn't exactly a high volume cruiser board.
From memory, it was 20 wide, which for a 6'8 is on the narrow side.
The rails were quite low, and the tail was thinned out too with a fair bit of tail curve in it.
I remember looking at it thinking that you'd need some juice before it would get fun.
With all that in mind I leant towards the glass slipper from memory. didn't have the room in the board bag to bring it home.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:45 pm

Double ender. But you could be right. I've had boards so wrong for Sydney surf and moved them on. I've pretty much landed on performance hybrid fishes about an inch or 2 taller than I. 6'10 shortboard tri for the biggest I'll surf.

Exception 7'4 DVS for small or junk.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by surfywurfy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:16 pm

7/10.21.75,just under 3.so 56/7 litres.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:25 pm

The one I remember looking at was that size with pinched rails and a rolled bottom. I've seen pictures of other more racy looking boards.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:31 pm

I have learnt somethings about midlengths recently, if they re under 7ft concaves are the go, over 7ft they have enough length to not require concaves. Perhaps the Flô eggs people have ridden are too short & don't have concaves???

Rails are super important if the midlength is a single fin. I saw some shockingly thick 7fters yesterday which will set someone back $1,000 or more. Big full rails, flat decks, 2 3/4 thick....I would never be able to turn them
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Re: Midlengths

Post by marauding mullet » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:34 pm

surfywurfy wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:25 pm
Same one as me, if you read a bit you can find out.
My mother would have said that word for word surfy :-D-:
Yes, an egg, but a "flo egg" or is it an egg as shown on surf tech website or are they the same thing?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:38 pm

Those Devon Howard mini eggs look fun

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:28 am

Fondled a nice looking 7.6 made by some bloke in Byron. Sort of a wider tracker outline, knife rails, very rolled vee.
Looked nice with the cutlaps and tints, but would be an absolute handful in anything but excellent walling waves.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:05 am

JaM71 wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:31 pm
I have learnt somethings about midlengths recently, if they re under 7ft concaves are the go, over 7ft they have enough length to not require concaves. Perhaps the Flô eggs people have ridden are too short & don't have concaves???

Rails are super important if the midlength is a single fin. I saw some shockingly thick 7fters yesterday which will set someone back $1,000 or more. Big full rails, flat decks, 2 3/4 thick....I would never be able to turn them
I'm riding mine in good powerful waves where control is the thing: for a near 8' board it turns on a dime and drops into the biggest walls perfectly.

Added bonus is it turns well from anywhere on the board. Over double overhead I think I will be the problem, not the board.

Should be a few doubles coming in this morning, just waiting for another 6" on the tide. Probably will take the McCoy though. Yesterday at dawn I had the primo peak with just one other guy - 30 in the afternoon - but I took a 6'6 fish - duh!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:07 am

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:05 am

6'6 fish isn't a fish :lol:

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Re: Midlengths

Post by surfywurfy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:22 am

Davros wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:05 am
6'6 fish isn't a fish :lol:
Definitely not, its grown into a shark... :-?

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Re: Midlengths

Post by surfywurfy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:28 am

Whale fish...Speed fish...King fish....need a chart to know the species?

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