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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:25 am

Re: Lopez, it does make a lot of sense.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:16 am

This one is shaped by Paul Hutchinson who makes incredible looking boards, never had the pleasure of riding one of his boards but have dribbled over plenty. I am sure it will go well with such illustrious pedigree:

https://northcoastsurfboards.com.au/col ... tle-darlin
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:41 am

Jam I was thinking something like this for the bukit from Gerry

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:56 am

Trying to get my head around the "splitting of hairs" between the whole mid-lengths thing. Think I'm getting close.

MidLength = board between 7-8 foot long, based off a longboard, has a single fin or 2+1. Is "cool". Why? Because Steve said so.

BigBoy Hybrid = board between 7-8 foot long, based off a shortboard though with a fuller outline and "rounder nose", thruster or quad. Only "cool" if ridden by a cool/renowned surfer, that is either now old or overweight or both. Never cool if ridden by anyone else. Why? Because Steve said so.

MiniMal = board between 7-8 foot long, a detuned and simplified blend of longboard and shortboard elements, with a "round nose", thruster set up, possible hibiscus or frangipani decals. Is NEVER COOL. Why? Because Steve said so.



Have I got the definitions down pat ???
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:41 am

Ok I was wondering. I have a mid length in my quiver. Ta for clarification

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:00 am

Mines definitely a MINI MAL.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:03 am

Cranked wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:41 am
Jam I was thinking something like this for the bukit from Gerry

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That looks sweet Cranked. Paddling machine.
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Re: Midlengths

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Hatchnam wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:56 am
Trying to get my head around the "splitting of hairs" between the whole mid-lengths thing. Think I'm getting close.

MidLength = board between 7-8 foot long, based off a longboard, has a single fin or 2+1. Is "cool". Why? Because Steve said so.

BigBoy Hybrid = board between 7-8 foot long, based off a shortboard though with a fuller outline and "rounder nose", thruster or quad. Only "cool" if ridden by a cool/renowned surfer, that is either now old or overweight or both. Never cool if ridden by anyone else. Why? Because Steve said so.

MiniMal = board between 7-8 foot long, a detuned and simplified blend of longboard and shortboard elements, with a "round nose", thruster set up, possible hibiscus or frangipani decals. Is NEVER COOL. Why? Because Steve said so.

Have I got the definitions down pat ???
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:20 am

saltman wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:06 am
works for me
and so it will be written into RS folklore- just like the wave size scale :wink:
Took the words right out of my mouth. :-D-:
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:22 am

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:03 am
Cranked wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:41 am
Jam I was thinking something like this for the bukit from Gerry

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That looks sweet Cranked. Paddling machine.
There was a new 7'4 for $700 in bali last time I was there. Red and full gloss. For me, I like the balance of the widepoint just enough forward and just enough area in the tail.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:26 am

Maybe I'll get a custom big boy hybrid with one fin and decorate it with frangipanis. Confuse the fk out of the RS approval committee

Call it the "cube monkey".
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My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:30 am

that sounds like a winner Iggs. If it takes off you might get your own model with Firewire.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:33 am

Simple

Board has "ouvre" = mid length
Board doesn't = minimal

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:34 am

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:30 am
that sounds like a winner Iggs. If it takes off you might get your own model with Firewire.

Wrong thread but i saw the new FW ifish. Super bladed tail, really thinned out.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:10 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:30 am
that sounds like a winner Iggs. If it takes off you might get your own model with Firewire.
Can I score bomb sets at Lennox on it ( if you let me and introduce me to all the cool cats ?? )
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Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:55 pm
My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:11 pm

the go fish?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:15 pm

Yeah sorry go fish. Trad outline just not too wide and the tail is super thin. Waiting for the shop to put one on the try out rack

They have a Sunova fish, again super thinned out tail and low rail volume. Would suck if I liked that though, $$$$$$$$$ lol
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:23 pm

Machado makes them look good, problem is: I can't think of a less representative surfer than Rob Machado, he's about 45kilos dripping wet and a tiny little bloke.

be funny if fish became cool again though.
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