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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:06 am

JET01 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Beerfan wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Love it when you've got one of those boards hey, just works in lots of waves. Which boards? Slowly working on Mrs beerfan about a complimentary board for my jd in average to good beachies. Shes caving slowly 😉
I put a post in the quiver thread. They’re all on the bumtree and fleabay. You’ll find them.

Mate I reckon you’d be mad not to look at the seaxe range. The 7’2 is so versatile. Seriously, if i was going to PNG tomorrow for a trip and could only take one board that would be it.


Jd is 7'4" and awesome, looking for a bit smaller. Feels a bit long in smaller waves but head high plus it's like butter :)
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:08 am

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The plan is to give it a few more weeks, then if she hasn't agreed bury her in the sand dunes.
I did buy her a board last year so its looking good
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:41 pm

batoes wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:45 pm
alakaboo wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:17 pm
The plan is to give it a few more weeks, then if she hasn't agreed bury her in the sand dunes.
:D I need a new board, too.
Didn't you just get a CB egg batoes?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:00 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:41 pm
batoes wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:45 pm
alakaboo wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:17 pm
The plan is to give it a few more weeks, then if she hasn't agreed bury her in the sand dunes.
:D I need a new board, too.
Didn't you just get a CB egg batoes?
Still waiting on it. I won't have it until May the way they glass up there. That's all good - got nerve damage in my left arm and can't even shake my old fella let alone surf.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:48 pm

May?! Hope the arm comes good by then mate. Injuries can go and get fkukked!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:01 pm

I'm guessing around May? I might call up and see where we are at.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:26 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:06 am
JET01 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Beerfan wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Love it when you've got one of those boards hey, just works in lots of waves. Which boards? Slowly working on Mrs beerfan about a complimentary board for my jd in average to good beachies. Shes caving slowly 😉
I put a post in the quiver thread. They’re all on the bumtree and fleabay. You’ll find them.

Mate I reckon you’d be mad not to look at the seaxe range. The 7’2 is so versatile. Seriously, if i was going to PNG tomorrow for a trip and could only take one board that would be it.


Jd is 7'4" and awesome, looking for a bit smaller. Feels a bit long in smaller waves but head high plus it's like butter :)
Have a look at the Firewire greedy beavers beery.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:26 am

JET01 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Beerfan wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:06 am
JET01 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Beerfan wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Love it when you've got one of those boards hey, just works in lots of waves. Which boards? Slowly working on Mrs beerfan about a complimentary board for my jd in average to good beachies. Shes caving slowly 😉
I put a post in the quiver thread. They’re all on the bumtree and fleabay. You’ll find them.

Mate I reckon you’d be mad not to look at the seaxe range. The 7’2 is so versatile. Seriously, if i was going to PNG tomorrow for a trip and could only take one board that would be it.


Jd is 7'4" and awesome, looking for a bit smaller. Feels a bit long in smaller waves but head high plus it's like butter :)
Have a look at the Firewire greedy beavers beery.
They do look fun. Is your FW a timber tek? Composite boards are great.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:49 am

They only do seaxes in timbertek. Had a few waves in 4ft surf this morning with some wind chop on the surface.
Love it. No corky chattering like tuflites.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by ctd » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:34 am

Do you find the lightness of the sea-axe better or worse than the PU traditional boards? They are amazingly light. Sounds like its a 'better'

btw, picked up a miller waterskate a few weeks ago and its so much better than the mccoy I had (both 6'10) (not to trigger anyone by mentioning a nugget...). Had been looking closely at a sea-axe, but decided I wanted something a bit shorter.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:11 pm

I don’t find the lightness a problem, if anything I see it as a positive.
I’ve previously owned a 6’8 waterskate which was the longest serving board in my quiver. 2007 to a few months ago. It had quite a few repairs and got Patto to put a single fin box in, so it would’ve been as heavy as a 6’10). I surfed it on and off for years.
The difference I find is that for the size, the epoxy is a bit more buoyant so it paddles as well as my 7’10 PCC single.
But with less weight in the construction, combined with the more refined and curvier tail, I reckon it turns as well if not better than my 6’8 did, the rails are far less boxy and that helps with my turns aswell.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:12 pm

Last paragraph X 1000 re my jd. Can reduce rail volume without it bogging. But when the waves have more push you can get the rail in. If I had the same board scaled down to 6'6" and a touch wider I'd be set for smaller/average days.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:14 pm

Gonna order something like this. Love the idea of a Christenson middy but the reality is a more rockered quad will suit a wider range of waves.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:36 pm

that looks nice.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:23 am

tootr wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:14 pm
Gonna order something like this. Love the idea of a Christenson middy but the reality is a more rockered quad will suit a wider range of waves.

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Very smooth looking board mate.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:54 pm

Kinda done with standard short boards for ground swells for 4ft up. Just not enjoying that much anymore. Ordered a Devon Howard 7ft from Donald Takayama. Looks pretty loose and fun for a bigger board. 7ft plus it's 2+1 for me, the only reason I didn't order a C bucket from Christensen is it only comes in a single.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by buddy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Thud wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Kinda done with standard short boards for ground swells for 4ft up. Just not enjoying that much anymore. Ordered a Devon Howard 7ft from Donald Takayama. Looks pretty loose and fun for a bigger board. 7ft plus it's 2+1 for me, the only reason I didn't order a C bucket from Christensen is it only comes in a single.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:34 pm

C bucket? Don't think it's proven. Been down that track of tweaking proven designs and it hasn't worked, well for me anyway.
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