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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:56 am

If the 6'10" is feeling small wouldn't you want something bigger than that, not smaller?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:57 am

my fav looking mid length at the moment is the Wolf, from Outer Island.

Would love to get one for my wife.

Last mid-length of hers I snapped out at the Point,she not happy.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:59 am

tootr wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:12 am
7.2 is a fair bit of board, go smaller for an all rounder.

That review. I’ve never had a bonzer that “tracks”.
yeah, i'd be going something like 6'8 x 21 x 2 3/4. for head high to DOH. punchy beachbreaks, reefs, points.

longer rail i'd only use for knee to shoulder high or bigger than DOH. otherwise it gets it the way.

@ steve - 6'10 is only feeling smallish in the meat sense. not rail length.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:49 pm

/\ 10 foot green island written all over it
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:27 am

I really like the look of the Wolf.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:07 pm

Devon Howard. smooth swinging pendulum style. 6”10

https://youtu.be/Z-tOYq1W034
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:39 pm

The jye Byrnes crossbreed looks sick.

https://www.jyebyrnessurfboards.com.au/crossbreed-1/

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:38 am

Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:07 pm
Devon Howard. smooth swinging pendulum style. 6”10

https://youtu.be/Z-tOYq1W034

that was nice.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:39 am

Thud wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:27 am
I really like the look of the Wolf.

Me too, trying to get one for my wife to ride.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:10 am

Anyway we’ve narrowed it down to half a dozen great choices so Iggy now just needs to get on the phone and bloody well order something!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:44 am

saltman wrote:
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Keep an eye on Mitchells FB feed c-he regularly has a board at a fire sale price ($900 -$1100) when he needs cash
I was so tempted by a as new Wolf on it a while back
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:18 am

steve shearer wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:39 am
Thud wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:27 am
I really like the look of the Wolf.

Me too, trying to get one for my wife to ride.
Smart. He makes great boards.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:44 am

Hatchnam wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:39 pm
The jye Byrnes crossbreed looks sick.

https://www.jyebyrnessurfboards.com.au/crossbreed-1/

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Yeh, I've also got one of these. This winter I had my best 3/4 foot lined up waves on this. I don't ride it that often but when it comes together it's probably my favourite board. It's a tad too flat for the bigger stuff (despite the pictures) the Howard Mini is better for that. I've hit the trough of a few hollowed waves on the Crossbreed it kind of feels a bit stiff and bouncey on the bottom turn where as the DT mini glides, bites and propels you down the line, effortlessly.

The Crossbreed rides a lot like that clip of Devon Howard on the 6'10 (that's a FDC Heurvo..something a rather). More of thruster feel were the Howard Mini is a flatter and direct ride, closer to a bonzer egg. That's just my take.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59 am

Thanks for the feedback. Will stick with the bonzer egg.

@ toots. Will sell a few off first.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:01 am

Reckon that's a solid move.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:26 pm

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:44 pm

batoes wrote:
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Sweet looking Egg:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/botany/ ... 1199685026
Nice, wonder why he doesnt like it?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:19 pm

Well flattening boards out for trim and speed is all well and good but doesn’t really lend itself well for mixed conditions and the east coast in general.

Volume is all good, but so is rocker and bite. That boards looks too flat, blunt and boaty and not so versatile. If you’ve got a board that’s built for speed then you want sensitivity and knifey control.
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