Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:44 pm

I've recently gone up in thickness but reduced the width on a board for 1-5ft. It looks a little paddle pop sticky but I really like it. It has a deep single concave and I had to go a up a fin size to control it in faster waves, but now loving it (was a little skatey, not now). The amount of R&D those Campbell Brothers do, they know those boards yeh.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by saltman » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:04 pm

batoes wrote:
Davros wrote:Cheers Batoes, the ones I have fondled are chunky as you say. What's the feel of the board through turns?
From memory (2010)...the lis style felt really fishy. Long drawn out, but still quite connected. The 5'8 was an epoxy and felt more performance, even though it was bigger. It felt like you could smack a lip and get a few more turns in because of the narrow tail. It was light, too - pretty sure it was eps. I'd get another - of either - for sure. They've got a few at Finbox at Thirroul. I sold my quartet to a really nice guy that works there and he has a 5'4 sidecut - he was raving about it, as was Simon Patchett, who has a 5'4 sidecut quad.

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Just a bump as we are 3 pages in
an Batoes is the only one here who has ridden one I think
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:08 pm

Looks that way

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by JET01 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:30 pm

Bit of a shame really. I remember a period about two years ago where I would see them around Cronulla all the time in quad and keel format. I use to notice a few bushrat twinnies also. Haven't seen one for ages.... F all keels/quad fish going through the second hand market either....
There must be a lot of fishes gathering dust in garages all around Sydney right now.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:46 pm

Yeh it does seem Mick Mackie was pioneering "alternative" boards way back, I remember seeing a lot around and then s lot of second ones and now few.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by JET01 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:53 pm

We just don't have the waves in Sydney. Maybe some of the beaches and points down south would love a fish.
I'd love to get a 5'10 quad version and head up to seal rocks when number ones is on. Would be doing more roundhouses than Van Damme.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:16 pm

few boys on this site riding Mcneils in Sydney

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by batoes » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:29 pm

I've noticed that fish are making a comeback. Mick is shaping OS soon. Ryan Lovelace is flying him out - that means he's hit cult status. Well deserved. I remember seeing his lis style fish in Jackson's ten years back - that's where i demoed one. And i should of ordered a smaller one, but went down the McCoy path. The flex tail thing doesn't interest me - but a 5'2 EPS rocket fish with flat rocker does.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by saltman » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:01 am

I was really interested in flex tails a while back - did ages of research but speaking the guys that had them (mostly in indo) they really perform well in excellent lined up surf
or super hollow
Outside that the rider experience seems a bit variable - so in my reality end up have a limited scope of use
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by batoes » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:27 pm

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:55 pm

Looks like a giant squid

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:10 pm

must be some issues with a "mermaid" tail

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by JET01 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:08 pm

Beerfan wrote:
batoes wrote:
JET01 wrote:
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Beerfan wrote:I fkukking totally want a bonzer egg.
There's a 7'0 on gumtree in almost mint nick but u might wanna talk him down from mid 9 hungee
If it was a 5 finned I'd have messaged him within minutes of it being posted the other day.

650's about right i reckon, especially with malcolm in town. I checked with Juan, you can get a clear newie for $930

He's asking too much - $650 for sure. I love the 3 fins variety of bonzer - plenty loose, but amazing drive.
It's a 3 fin?. My days of snap and slash are gone so 3 fin sounds great. Just need some spare cash and a stronger knee:)
I messaged the guy, and mentioned that Malcolm was in town and a new clear one was $930, still wants $800.
He has my details....

I still wish I hadn't seen that clip of Joel Tudor at pipe on one of them.... I'm hardly him, but it's a great advert for getting in early.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by StayPuft » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:07 am

Jesus, Jet, you're making me feel guilty. It happens that I own a bonzer egg 5 fin, 6'4" x 20 3/8" x 2 7/8". I don't surf it much, but I'm not quite ready to sell it yet, though I have considered it, particularly to raise funds for buying other temptations I come across. But I'm holding off to use it as a summer board this season, see if I can use it for grovelling.

It's a fair bit of volume for me and I struggle to duckdive it when the waves are solid, which is a shame coz I reckon it'd excel in solid waves at certain breaks, like the Farm. I want to get it back out there. I also have a bumblebee which I've been surfing in grovel range quite happily, so the egg might just wind up being redundant.

Anyway, where are you located? For some reason that I can't recall, I have the impression you're a bit south of Sydney? I get down to the Coal Coast whenever I'm free of a weekend, and down to Shellharbour every few months. I'm happy to let you know when I am to see if you're free to meet up and have a go, see if it's your dream board. Same goes if you're up Sydney way - I surf Maroubra and Cronulla. Feel free to PM me if you want to have a lend somewhere some time, I'd be happy to accommodate.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by JET01 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:54 am

I surf at Cronulla mostly.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by batoes » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:59 pm

i've had a go of StayPufts egg - too big for me - but still fun in waist high junk. I think it would excel in some chest to head high mystics...
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by JET01 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:17 pm

batoes wrote:i've had a go of StayPufts egg - too big for me - but still fun in waist high junk. I think it would excel in some chest to head high mystics...
StayPuft wrote:Jesus, Jet, you're making me feel guilty. It happens that I own a bonzer egg 5 fin, 6'4" x 20 3/8" x 2 7/8". I don't surf it much, but I'm not quite ready to sell it yet, though I have considered it, particularly to raise funds for buying other temptations I come across. But I'm holding off to use it as a summer board this season, see if I can use it for grovelling.

It's a fair bit of volume for me and I struggle to duckdive it when the waves are solid, which is a shame coz I reckon it'd excel in solid waves at certain breaks, like the Farm. I want to get it back out there. I also have a bumblebee which I've been surfing in grovel range quite happily, so the egg might just wind up being redundant.

Anyway, where are you located? For some reason that I can't recall, I have the impression you're a bit south of Sydney? I get down to the Coal Coast whenever I'm free of a weekend, and down to Shellharbour every few months. I'm happy to let you know when I am to see if you're free to meet up and have a go, see if it's your dream board. Same goes if you're up Sydney way - I surf Maroubra and Cronulla. Feel free to PM me if you want to have a lend somewhere some time, I'd be happy to accommodate.
We should move this to the bonzer thread.

However would like the extra length at Cronulla point when it gets a bit bigger.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:26 am

I start all threads knowing they will eventually end up a Bonzer thread or get hijacked by the McCoy freaks. And that's goodness.
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