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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:38 am

Okay Maroubra is usually a series of quick drop peaky beach breaks which isn't Midlengths like the CSIs forte. Depends how quick on your feet you are. Jacksons used to have the Southside pretty covered. They shut up shop years ago though. Might be worth a trip over to Brookvale. I would avoid most of the retail shops in the Eastern Suburbs although I'm not sure about the shop at The Bra.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:34 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:19 pm

Wouldn't a half sucked cock still be erect and raring to go?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:53 am

Beanpole wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:38 am
Okay Maroubra is usually a series of quick drop peaky beach breaks which isn't Midlengths like the CSIs forte.
Should mention I'm moving to Tugun soon...will be surfing Cabarita and Goldie and Byron

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:36 am

grapsta wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:53 am
Beanpole wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:38 am
Okay Maroubra is usually a series of quick drop peaky beach breaks which isn't Midlengths like the CSIs forte.
Should mention I'm moving to Tugun soon...will be surfing Cabarita and Goldie and Byron
I grew up at Tugun.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:30 pm

Get something big and fat if you want to surf Caba. We used to call it Bog A Rail. Bladier for everywhere else.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:55 am

Yeah I lived there a while back.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:25 pm

An often frustrating wave as I'm sure you know if you lived there. Pretty spot though.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:52 pm

Was awesome in the mid 60s.
Maybe the sand was lined up differently.
Regularly took off just inside the headland and had long walls all the way across the bay to just in front of the rocks.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:53 pm

And there was a whole school of stingrays lived in the bay. You'd look down on them as you surfed.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:33 pm

Yeah, the main beach tended to be a very different wave with not much sand in between unless it was big. Then again Greenmount and Rainbow used to break into the bay as well. Greenmount used to run right down the side of the headland unless it was big. Rainbow was like Ti Tree.
Caba was always a fatter wave. Unless you took off in front of the headland. First person I saw do that was Keith Paull. Gleavy used to do it on a mal.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:54 am

steve shearer wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:00 am
thought that Chilli looked shit.

half the board is out of the water at all times. terrible rocker.

just an inefficient shortboard.
Jesus, its fccckn awful...
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:22 pm

So grapsta if you have the cash have a look at Billy Tolhursts shapes. The Thunderbolt ones are exy but I think he's still shaping at Coffs. Given what you said about coming down off mals.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:35 pm

Hey gents,

Has anyone done research on foamie’s.

The nulla is now completely packed due to covid and I’ve had a couple of unfortunate collisions with young grommets getting in the way. Looking to find a single fin 9’ foamie with half decent rails that I can noseride.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:55 pm

The two I have had experience with areSoftlite Chopstick and O&Es Easy Rider. Easy rider was 7’6” but 60+ltrs. Softlite Copstick is 8’ and about the same volume. I liked the Easy Rider and had it for a fair while till I snapped it. Bought the Softlite as a birthday present for the missus :-D-: She had taken a couple of surf lessons. Anyway I ride that most of the time it gets in the water.
I think all up the Softlite Chopstick is superior. The Easy Rider had big boxy rails with an edge on the bottom. It actually went really fast and trimmed well but turning had to be nursed a bit. The Chopstick has more of a 60:40 rail. It turns and manoeuvres much better. Feels like a regular midlength to ride and trims well. 9’ one would be good I reckon.

My only caveats are for some reason it had a really slippery finish that took a few surfs to get off. That’s plus waxing each surf. TheEasy Rider had a better deck for grip.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:21 pm

I believe there's an epoxy glassed board with a spongy foam outer layer to make it a "softy"
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:12 pm

Softech that Surftech used to make were like that. I had one I bought second hand. Really heavy and hard to turn.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:14 am

Few guys here ride softies religiously. It’s clear they could at least ride a decent mid or long board but, are dedicated to the softie in all conditions.
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