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Re: Midlengths

Post by marauding mullet » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:52 pm

That’s something Ding King mentioned over and over, EPS boards delaminating under black areas even small carbon patches. Also caused by heat, boards left on hot cars, in the sun or in covers in the sun, they blow up. Structurally poor fin box installations is his main source of work though.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:59 pm

Cranked wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:16 pm
Surf warehouse warranty their boards for production faults, just take them back and get a new one. They are so cheap to make they don't care. I've got four and no problems yet, and they've all survived the baggage handlers which are by far the major source of board damage for me (next is fin damage on the reefs), irrespective of how much foam I wrap them in. If anything they seem over-engineered. Not denying that workers can fcuk up the process though.

By the way,Bert Berger (the guy behind firewire's wooden skin technology) always used the shittiest polystyrene foam for his custom boards, the strength was in the wooden shell, and so did Surftech for about 10 years, and their boards often look like new after 10 or more years.

Having said all that it would still be much better if they did use some higher density, closed cell polystyrene foam.
Ah, baggage handlers. Remember sitting on the plane to Bali one time with my son next to me. We looked approvinglyfrom the plane as the boards were stacked neatly on the end of the baggage trolley. Then the handlers threw about three big suitcases on top from a distance. Ding city.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:18 pm

Not a midlenght but still interesting:

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Re: Midlengths

Post by alakaboo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:01 pm

A McCoy by any other name would be as bloated

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:31 am

That is paddle power you are dissing.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:05 am

That’s turning ability you’re dissing
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:41 pm

got the new Munro mid length in hand.

8'1" with a 2+1 set-up.

nice bottom contours and crisp tucked edge rails.

for my wife.

but I think something very fun for small days or big days.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:43 pm

Hope she enjoys it, Steve :wink:

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Re: Midlengths

Post by buddy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:46 pm

Another board "for the wife" :roll:

I put my arms around a 7'3 Mick Mackie bonzer today.
I wanted to steal it.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:48 pm

put it on lay-by
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Re: Midlengths

Post by buddy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:51 pm

Not for sale.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by alakaboo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:27 pm

Pics, Steve.

8'1" is my favourite length.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by offshore1 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:26 pm

Bet it catches waves like a demon.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:57 pm

Been watching a bit of footage of Tyler Warren lately. Nice style and seems to have an interesting slant on shaping in the Ryan Burch mould.

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Re: Midlengths

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:07 pm

neither fish nor fowl.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:00 am

This sounds like an advertisement for a luxury car.


https://youtu.be/Pv54Vkz0p64

I ride this board once every 2 weeks (7ft) and mainly have a great time in all conditions. No, I don’t work for CI but, it’s a lot of fun. Like riding a cruiser skateboard with loose trucks.

Rode the other day in racing shoulder/head high shore break with steepish drop in, no problem.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:12 am

Beanpole wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Been watching a bit of footage of Tyler Warren lately. Nice style and seems to have an interesting slant on shaping in the Ryan Burch mould.
I don’t mind him either
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