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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:44 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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to be fair there has been some advancement in the design.
Yeh, can’t imagine there were too many single to double concave mids “back in the day”.

I’m curious about Brock’s boards. He still shaping?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:30 pm

Rockers improved out of sight too.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:44 pm

So by local you mean the whole of Australia rather than local to me ?

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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:45 pm

If I can find reviews or clips of those shapers could be keen. Not gonna give someone lots of cash for a punt on a good board

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:46 pm

So where are you at, grapst?
Dunno about anyone else but my old 7'11" Carver had been going strong for 12 or more years. He was making them well before I got mine. I've got a Carver Fish as well that fits the bill at 7'. Might have to give them a whirl again soon.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:04 pm

carvers are great.

Brocky has been shaping tri-plane hulls (single to double concave ) since the late 60''s.

his bottom contours are insane.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:21 pm

the goofy in here is a pal of mine.

I see him riding that mid-length twin a lot.

I think it's a 7'0".

he rips on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p9TYm_xtRw
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:42 pm

this is the board he;'s riding.

https://www.amanosurf.com/twin-pin
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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:03 pm

8'1 Carver had been my main board for a decade. I just called it a longboard and didn't really know about mids...... But it's time for a new one... I'm thinking a shorter one as I bought a 9'1 board recently do maybe a 7'4 would be a good balance. Think they've stopped making Chargers haven't they.... Anyways probably too exxy .....although I do have some bitcoin that could convert it these days

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Re: Midlengths

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Re: Midlengths

Post by buddy » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:03 pm

Those twin pins look so good under good surfers feet, but so, so, so shit when kooks ride them after watching instagram videos.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:31 pm

Beanpole wrote:
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So where are you at, grapst?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:39 pm

Mate of mine has been surfing there for the last couple of weeks.
He's a Brisso but his daughter lives nearby and she's about 10 months pregnant.. 😱

Says there's a lot more exposed rock there than he's seen before.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:34 pm

It comes and goes big time sometimes. Few years ago was crazy how much sand got swept away. Haven't been stolen since last weekend but the sand had come back a bit recently completed to January

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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:44 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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thought that Chilli looked shit.

half the board is out of the water at all times. terrible rocker.
Tbh I don't know enough about surfboard design to know why that matters. I'd be pretty happy doing some of the turns they're doing in that video

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:27 am

buddy wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:03 pm
Those twin pins look so good under good surfers feet, but so, so, so shit when kooks ride them after watching instagram videos.
one of that ten pack jumping off last night had a channel twin but a 6'4" version.

absolutely shredding on it but I think he was genuine ripper.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:07 am

I liked that surfing. It was high performance for those boards for sure.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:20 am

yeah, very much so.

and the major diff is that the board still flat out trims like a mofo unlike that Chilli which has the front half of the board flapping around in the breeze like a half sucked cock.

good mid has to have that flat out trim speed otherwise its poor design.
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