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Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:23 pm
by Hatchnam
Love parmenters boards. That thing would murder an eight foot point break.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:01 pm
by JET01
It’s been a while gentlemen.

Just wanted to make sure you’ve seen this.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1bC2a8HTKY ... n5nj4u52hq

I know it’s a 6’4.... but if you blew it up to 7’2....

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:02 pm
by JET01
Jye in the north
Patto in the south....

We are in good midlength hands.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 pm
by JET01
JET01 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:01 pm
It’s been a while gentlemen.

Just wanted to make sure you’ve seen this.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1bC2a8HTKY ... n5nj4u52hq

I know it’s a 6’4.... but if you blew it up to 7’2....

I reckon you’ll like this one Iggy....

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:53 am
by steve shearer
Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Love parmenters boards. That thing would murder an eight foot point break.
Image


Murdered this: 4-6ft Point surf with thirty knots of offshore wind.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:02 pm
by Hatchnam
I bet it did. I’d never want to tackle those conditions on a 6’0 JS high-perf, scratching around.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:09 pm
by steve shearer
and yet it was amazing that 99% of people out there did.

hardly anyone making the drop.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:55 pm
by Beanpole
Surfing Lennox in similar conditions really made me sure I wanted a 7' board for the first time since I sold my old Hot Buttered Butch Cooney Model. I must say the 6'4" Wayne Deane with belly channels I had at the time went very well out there though.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:30 am
by Thud
It’s worth while going back over this thread. Cuttlefish had some great information on middies before other new age shakers jumped on board. I really like my Jye Byrne in certain conditions. Lined up, clean fast waves 3/4 ft. Any bigger and hollowed the rocker is too flat, much smaller the rails too straight for me. But when you get it right it’s a fun ride. Seriously good cut back on that board.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:07 pm
by Cuttlefish
I'm still here. I just haven't been able to log in ages despite trying. Tried sending messages to the forum mods etc and never had a response. Just had another crack and got a temporary password and was able to log in.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:34 pm
by Trev
Cuttlefish wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:07 pm
I'm still here. I just haven't been able to log in ages despite trying. Tried sending messages to the forum mods etc and never had a response. Just had another crack and got a temporary password and was able to log in.
Yeah. Only Don sees those messages and then only every couple of months.
I can fix the problem but only if I know about it.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:44 pm
by Thud
Hey there Cuttlefish. What you riding?

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:24 pm
by Cuttlefish
Still got my trusty 7'6" vquad (tri-plane bottom) that I have had for years. It's a yard stick that I use to measure any other mid length I ride. It's 21" x 2&3/4". It's a Woosley branded board shaped by local shaper John Mills who shapes for Beachbeat. It's a board that goes in everything and since it's not a Gato/Vouch/Christenson etc midlength it has bugger all re-sale value so it survived when I sold off every board I had due to a bad back.
Well that and it is a faultless surfboard in its ride characteristics.
Bought a Christenson 8' flat tracker 2.0 last week that he handshaped on his last trip here. It's 22" x 3&1/8". Definitely a cruiser compared to the 7'6".
It's good but juries out whether I can surf it often as my back is super sensitive to the torque on certain boards and their fin configurations. Hopefully it will go well on crowded points (Noosa/Alex hdld) when there's a decent sized wave.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:15 am
by steve shearer
John Mills is a very good shaper.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:56 am
by tootr
Gentle reminder - Steve pls post a bunch of pics. of this Parmenter creation.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:06 am
by Thud
Good to hear the injuries getting better. Good info on the Vquad

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:16 am
by steve shearer
tootr wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:56 am
Gentle reminder - Steve pls post a bunch of pics. of this Parmenter creation.
I already have Toots. it's a ball ache posting pics up here.

Re: Midlengths

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:20 am
by buddy
There’s some up here towards the bottom.
https://www.swellnet.com/comment/609494