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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:42 am

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We didn’t get along - it needed a better quality wave than the majority of conditions I go out in. It’s a really fine tuned board that I never came close to getting dialled.
Yeah, I thought that as well, so refined. I’d love a similar sized one but with more “everyday” rails, rocker and a full 3” thick. Maybe one day!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Morgan The Moon » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:37 pm

batoes wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 am
Morgan The Moon wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:19 pm
batoes wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:21 pm
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Maurice cole has a midlength. Red dingo. Looks sweet. So many good ones
https://youtu.be/ZPyBHCSFgXg

I like. A hi performance mini mal (hello Steve :)), which makes it a lot more versatile for a range of conditions than some flattened out hipster mid length.
I've ridden a few hulls and had a vbowls, which was super flat - and you are right. Unless you got a really nice point wave, it can be hard work. That said, when the stars align and you get a nice long beachie, they can be fun. I recently got a gato heroi space pig, which i thought would be far more hipster etc than it is, but is has really good rails, rockered out, and for it's length, 7'6, can jam a hard turn. Will be fun to test its limits out in some bigger waves.


You mentioned you added a Liddle fin which lit it up - do you remember which one? I was surprised by the versatility of this board - scored some really fun 4' beachies on it's first run yesterday and it's unreal. It's currently got a Christenson 8.5" flex fin. The swell this morning dropped since yesterday and this thing grovels unreal too.
I used a 9 inch liddle flex fin for a while, but have moved on to a 8inch greenough 4a. Works perfect. Won't be changing fins again in this board.
Ah, thanks mate - the fin I've got is similar - everythings been a down the line racefest so far. What fin position you find is working best. Mines as far up the board as it will at go at the moment.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 pm

Morgan The Moon wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:37 pm
batoes wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 am
Morgan The Moon wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:19 pm
batoes wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:21 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:29 pm


https://youtu.be/ZPyBHCSFgXg

I like. A hi performance mini mal (hello Steve :)), which makes it a lot more versatile for a range of conditions than some flattened out hipster mid length.
I've ridden a few hulls and had a vbowls, which was super flat - and you are right. Unless you got a really nice point wave, it can be hard work. That said, when the stars align and you get a nice long beachie, they can be fun. I recently got a gato heroi space pig, which i thought would be far more hipster etc than it is, but is has really good rails, rockered out, and for it's length, 7'6, can jam a hard turn. Will be fun to test its limits out in some bigger waves.


You mentioned you added a Liddle fin which lit it up - do you remember which one? I was surprised by the versatility of this board - scored some really fun 4' beachies on it's first run yesterday and it's unreal. It's currently got a Christenson 8.5" flex fin. The swell this morning dropped since yesterday and this thing grovels unreal too.
I used a 9 inch liddle flex fin for a while, but have moved on to a 8inch greenough 4a. Works perfect. Won't be changing fins again in this board.
Ah, thanks mate - the fin I've got is similar - everythings been a down the line racefest so far. What fin position you find is working best. Mines as far up the board as it will at go at the moment.
I like the liddle 2/3 down and the 4a right in the middle. The liddle helped the board feel quite hullish with its v bottom, whereas the Greenough really keeps the board manoeuvrable and you can move around - even to the nose. I find it surfs really well from the middle of the board. Space pig is an excellent all-round midlength. From 1ft to whatever you dare really.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Morgan The Moon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:41 am

Thanks for the info batoes.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:02 pm

My midlength madness has grown from 7ft to 8ft boards the last 12 months, will I officially be a longboarder by Xmas?

My 7'2 bonzer set up is now my "shortboard"......

But I am loving it
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:11 pm

Review I did for a 7'3" Aleutian Juice "Vector-Cuda" shaped by Dave Parmenter.

https://beachgrit.com/2019/07/board-rev ... e-elderly/
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:02 pm

A photo or two?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by offshore1 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:19 pm

Is it too soon to share the details of your getting sacked from the bus gig, Steve?
Seemed like a decent setup .

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Re: Midlengths

Post by pinhead » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:29 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:11 pm
Review I did for a 7'3" Aleutian Juice "Vector-Cuda" shaped by Dave Parmenter.

https://beachgrit.com/2019/07/board-rev ... e-elderly/
Are you wearing a Hajib in those shots?

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:18 pm

just a hood with a soggy gusset.

Long story Offy, not that interesting unless you are into employment law and sham contracting.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:10 pm

Those Paul Hutchinson Vouch NUEVO's look the goods
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Re: Midlengths

Post by foamy » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:48 pm

I like those colours on the Parmenter.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:58 pm

Just read that article. Enjoyed it. Thought you nailed it Sheaer re: what it does and doesn't do for ones surfing,
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Re: Midlengths

Post by offshore1 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:09 am

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:18 pm
just a hood with a soggy gusset.

Long story Offy, not that interesting unless you are into employment law and sham contracting.
I'm into it. Give it a go if you're ok with giving the story.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:21 pm

foamy wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:48 pm
I like those colours on the Parmenter.
me too
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:16 pm

Nice review. Great looking board. Hot looking outline. And you’ve nailed the advantages of middies well. And they won’t fûck your shred, classic!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:20 pm

the outline is epic Iggs, you'd fcuking love it.

went from riding that board the last couple of days back to a 6'0" thruster.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:22 pm

Steve , I think I understand the ‘steep angular’ , brewer rails etc, but can u elaborate please?

And yeah, riding bigger boards only improves the short board act.
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