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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:03 pm

im going to Sumba in April.
Anyone ever taken a 7-7’6 mctavish carver to indo before?

7’2 x 20 1/2 x 2 3/4.

Going to use it for when my arms are farked towards the end of the trip.
I hear Millers right gets looong.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:46 pm

I've owned a few of them and did a few seasons in Roti on a 7'6. It'll go just fine in anything - head to double no problem.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 pm

Cranked wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:46 pm
I've owned a few of them and did a few seasons in Roti on a 7'6. It'll go just fine in anything - head to double no problem.
Much appreciated
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:05 pm

JET01 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Cranked wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:46 pm
I've owned a few of them and did a few seasons in Roti on a 7'6. It'll go just fine in anything - head to double no problem.
Much appreciated
This is from their website and is pretty spot on:

The Carver concept is simple: It’s a shortboard built into a wave-catching body. A powerful engine zone between the riders feet (flat rocker, double concave) with front fins and a template hip right under the back foot, mean speed and acceleration are grouped where you can best manage it. From the front fins back the power generation cuts back, leaving a sweet rockered tail that allows vertical drops and easy entry. The forward lines are classic for running speed and feed onto the engine. Added bevels in the forward bottom shape make re-entries safe and easy with no outside rail catch. The nose concave removes foam and wood, lightening the front end for fast pivot reaction. The Carver has been a super-reliable mid-length that always handles juicy waves all around the World, from Indo to France, from San Diego to Tahiti. There are literally thousands of happy Carver riders around the globe, so we happily continue to produce it as demanded.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:16 am

I always recommend these boards to people getting back into surfing and then tell them to never sell them or try to advance back to short boarding. They don't need to. Of course their egos can't help so they kook out in shorties for 2-3 years and give up.

As I'm getting a little older (50's plus) I might invest in a 7ft Carver. They are hard to find.

How would you compare a 7ft carver to a 6'8 McCoy Nugget Cranked? Chalk and cheese. Could a 7ft Carver handle decent Bukit?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:44 am

My Carvers 7'11" :-D-: I love it to death. At that size it's a bit too big for getting through heavier stuff but will handle any size wave I would paddle onto. I've taken my 7' Carver Fish over to Indo and had a great time on it. Actually recently thought I'd try and snare a 7' Carver if one pops up.
I was watching another old guy on a Fat Bullet when I was at Boomerang and it reminded me why I prefer the carver. The Carvers tail rocker really gets you onto waves when they have a bit of push. The Fat Bullet not so much.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:04 am

Thud wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:16 am
I always recommend these boards to people getting back into surfing and then tell them to never sell them or try to advance back to short boarding. They don't need to. Of course their egos can't help so they kook out in shorties for 2-3 years and give up.

As I'm getting a little older (50's plus) I might invest in a 7ft Carver. They are hard to find.

How would you compare a 7ft carver to a 6'8 McCoy Nugget Cranked? Chalk and cheese. Could a 7ft Carver handle decent Bukit?
Yeah they are hard to find, I was always on the lookout for a 7' carver but never found one to buy. Had a ride on one for half an hour and it felt small compared to a 7'6, but I didn't get the opportunity to put it through its paces.

My major beef with the carver compared to a nugget is that the carver can't do tight turns near as well as the nugget. Although this may seem minor, those tight turns off the bottom and off the lip are what I enjoy most and if a board can't do it I lose interest in them - the carver did't like really tight turns. But there's a good chance the 7' may be as good as or better than a nugget as I'm comparing 6'8 and 7' nuggets with a 7'6 carver.

As I said the 7'6 would handle anything, so I'm guessing the 7' would handle double overhead bukit. Paddling in may be a problem though. I can get in on my 6'8 (51L) nugget for a few waves, but I find I can't keep it up for a whole session, but if I change to my 7'4 (63L) I can get the best set waves all day (subject to sharing and not being an arsehole of course).

McCoys have a lot more volume than carvers size for size, and a lot more bottom curve, so bigger waves are never a problem.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:08 am

Thanks guys. Great feedback
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:08 pm

This could be the start of the annual official realsurf sumba surfabout.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:56 pm

I’m staying at the Sumba surf camp. 6-12th.
Ended up with 6’10 Jye Byrnes Crossbreed this morning after seeing one second hand on his instagram page, with fins for a bargain.
I used to have 6’8 PCC which I took to indo a couple of years ago, stupidly sold it. Similar shape as Iggy’s 6’4.
I love taking a big board like that away on a trip. When your arms are noodles towards the end of the week, or if millers gets as long as they say, I’m going to need every bit of the 44L of volume this board has to get me into as many waves as possible.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:21 pm

http://sumbasurfcamp.com/the-camp/


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6’10 x 21 x 2 7/8 44L
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:26 pm

Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
When I saw the post on instagram, I was that excited a little bit of wee came out....
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:33 pm

It’s a pretty small place that seems to book out pretty quick.
I’m only spending $1700 including flights (garuda all the way there and back). Loads cheaper than the Tengirri boat trip I did in 2016, but less time away from the kids which is important.
If I didn’t travel so much for work I’d be doing a boat trip instead.

I’m hoping this place is sound. The trip I did to PNG last year was great but was quite expensive for a land camp. Zero crowds though.

what have you heard in terms of crowds Saltman?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:57 pm

JET01 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
When I saw the post on instagram, I was that excited a little bit of wee came out....
Looks great to me Jet!

https://vimeo.com/184146981

But I'd ask for a bit more volume.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:02 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:57 pm
JET01 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
When I saw the post on instagram, I was that excited a little bit of wee came out....
Looks great to me Jet!

https://vimeo.com/184146981

But I'd ask for a bit more volume.
I’ve seen that clip about 50 times. I get a little OCD about these kinds of things, but i guess you blokes understand that.
I remember watching a few promo vids when Bob McT was with GSI, but they’ve all been taken down.

Has anyone been to Sumba camp or nearby before?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:19 pm

Just google mapped the trip from the surf camp to millers. If it’s accurate, 3.5 hours drive. F that.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:15 pm

Interested to hear the feedback on the Crossbreed
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:19 pm

Thud wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Interested to hear the feedback on the Crossbreed
Won’t be picking up until the 4th Feb, when i head up to Newcastle next for work.

Then I have to wait for a wave to give it a go.

It’ll complement the 7’2 Firewire Seaxe I have very well I think.
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