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Fish

Post by JET01 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:49 pm

Had a twin keel south point epoxy 5'10 once. Sold it to a mate that has since sold it. Felt a bit big for me at the time but it was ages ago.

Thinking about getting back on one after watching the Fish doco on iTunes.

Don't see many around these days. Especially after FireWire stopped making them routinely.

I'm 5'10 tall and 78kg.

Thinking a quad.
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Re: Fish

Post by Beerfan » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:57 pm

Love them but if you don't surf a point regularly I don't know. A big part of me selling mine ( and a knee injury ). I prefer keels though.

Get a good one and you'll have a ball. No taller than you and don't be scared of width through the outline
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:22 pm

I'm loving my singles but when it's mushy and weak they're not as much fun.

21 1/4 my old one was. 21 Seems pretty standard.
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Re: Fish

Post by Beerfan » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:01 am

I reckon they aren't that great in weak mushy. My jd sweet potato is way better suited for weak and gutless. Fish was so much better in faster waves with decent shape.
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Re: Fish

Post by Cuttlefish » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:59 am

DVS wasp quad fish:
My favourite fish.
I have ridden many, many fish.
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Re: Fish

Post by saltman » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:28 am

The ones that really stand out for me after riding a few of the traditional replicas then modern variants
Pavel speed dialler
Mick Mackie side cut rocket
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Re: Fish

Post by tootr » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:19 am

I surfed a twin keel quite a bit, but found it a bit limiting. Heard about the Speed dialler and found out Dain Thomas was doing some thing similar.
Double flyer quad fish. Pulled in tail, modernised rocker, big single concave to flat/vee out the tail.
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:16 pm

Poked my head into Finbox thirroul.
This Mackie side cuts are pretty special.
$1150 no fins. Ouch.
Have to get rid of bonzer mini merk and get a custom I reckon.
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Re: Fish

Post by Beerfan » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:06 pm

That place is painful to the hip pocket lol
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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:31 pm

What is this Fish doco you speak of Jet? I gots to see it

Cutie what are the dims on the Wasp?

I have a few hybrid fishes (Mackie and Psillakis) and I'd even say the Quartet is a a hyrid fish of sorts. Always get waves on them and cut back city.

Jet I'm on a Quartet trip just now. Love it
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:33 pm

Beerfan wrote:That place is painful to the hip pocket lol
I'm glad it's not closer to my place. I'd be broke and living off bread and beans.
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Re: Fish

Post by Cuttlefish » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:58 pm

Davros wrote:What is this Fish doco you speak of Jet? I gots to see it

Cutie what are the dims on the Wasp?
6' x 21&1/2" x 2&3/4" (2&3/4" is eyeball measurement).
if you're younger and/or fitter a 5'8-10" for 90 kgs would be heaps of foam.
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:15 pm

Google fish surfboard documentary. Available in iTunes and a hunch of others. Stars Steve Lis, Derek Hynd, Mark Richards, Donovan, Rastovich

The was a 5'6 quartet in Finbox too. Too small for my weight. Nice board. Doubt I could live with glass ins though.
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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:18 pm

Cuttlefish wrote:
Davros wrote:What is this Fish doco you speak of Jet? I gots to see it

Cutie what are the dims on the Wasp?
6' x 21&1/2" x 2&3/4" (2&3/4" is eyeball measurement).
if you're younger and/or fitter a 5'8-10" for 90 kgs would be heaps of foam.
105 kegs - cheers for that

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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:18 pm

JET01 wrote:Google fish surfboard documentary. Available in iTunes and a hunch of others. Stars Steve Lis, Derek Hynd, Mark Richards, Donovan, Rastovich
Thanks - did you complete your Indo trip?

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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:39 pm

Davros wrote:
JET01 wrote:Google fish surfboard documentary. Available in iTunes and a hunch of others. Stars Steve Lis, Derek Hynd, Mark Richards, Donovan, Rastovich
Thanks - did you complete your Indo trip?
I did. What a trip. Could go on about it for ages.
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Re: Fish

Post by channels » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:31 pm

JET01 wrote:Poked my head into Finbox thirroul.
This Mackie side cuts are pretty special.
$1150 no fins. Ouch.
Have to get rid of bonzer mini merk and get a custom I reckon.
Mini Merk dims? Could be interested...

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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:24 pm

6'2 20 2 5/8
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