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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:57 am

White pointers. Mackie makes great boards.

Thanks Cuttie - reckon I might just nab one.

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Re: Fish

Post by Drailed » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:40 am

I know Inam in no way qualified to judge a man like Mackie but I cant help but feel /think his side cut boards would go awful.
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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:46 am

You're right :wink:

But yeh jokes aside they look a little funky. Saying that I have a couple of keepers and one is a Mackie

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Re: Fish

Post by saltman » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:47 pm

Drailed wrote:I know Inam in no way qualified to judge a man like Mackie but I cant help but feel /think his side cut boards would go awful.
Your right the first time
Your not qualified

Check some vids of him and others riding them
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:50 pm

Surfed my fish today at elouera. Low tide fast runners/close outs. 3-4ft. Got one right that went for about 50-70m. Pumping hard the whole way. Drive city. It felt like the only thing in the water was the keel fin.
Wish there was someone filming. It felt awesome.
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Re: Fish

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:03 pm

Awesome! Way better in faster waves huh?!
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:08 pm

Can't believe how much it loved the close out beachie.

What surprised me the most was that something so flat and wide didn't nose dive on steep take offs
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Re: Fish

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:25 pm

I surfed my old one at Mystics a lot when I had it.Got pitched more than usual but it was worth it for the ones I did make, lightning fast and drivy as hell through cutbacks.
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Re: Fish

Post by Cuttlefish » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:49 am

JET01 wrote:Can't believe how much it loved the close out beachie.

What surprised me the most was that something so flat and wide didn't nose dive on steep take offs
Ssssshhhhhh....don't go spreading this around...we don't want the hpsb devotees to know this...and they can't go vertical...and they run you out on the flats and can't surf in the pocket!
Oh and they'll ruin your hpsb WCT style surfing too.

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Re: Fish

Post by Beerfan » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:13 pm

Cuttlefish wrote:
JET01 wrote:Can't believe how much it loved the close out beachie.

What surprised me the most was that something so flat and wide didn't nose dive on steep take offs
Ssssshhhhhh....don't go spreading this around...we don't want the hpsb devotees to know this...and they can't go vertical...and they run you out on the flats and can't surf in the pocket!
Oh and they'll ruin your hpsb WCT style surfing too.

Fish are evil.
Lol!!!
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:19 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Cuttlefish wrote:
JET01 wrote:Can't believe how much it loved the close out beachie.

What surprised me the most was that something so flat and wide didn't nose dive on steep take offs
Ssssshhhhhh....don't go spreading this around...we don't want the hpsb devotees to know this...and they can't go vertical...and they run you out on the flats and can't surf in the pocket!
Oh and they'll ruin your hpsb WCT style surfing too.

Fish are evil.

Lol!!!
Loving this fish so much on the beaches that I feel it's going to be a while before I ride anything else.
Gotta make sure I don't go selling off all my other sleds. Bought a bag for it off the gumtree this arvo. Only just fit in. Might have to run the tape over it to check its length. Not that it matters. Perfect size for me.
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Re: Fish

Post by tootr » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:55 pm

Found this pic. on the backup drive. Dain Thomas double flyer quad. About 9 years old now but still going, albeit with a badly dented deck. Good glass jobs are worth it.

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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:55 pm

Ran the tape measure over the fish today after I bought a 5'8 hybrid bag that the board only just got into.
Bloke said board was 5'8 x 21 x 2.25.
Board is 5'9 x 21.25 x I reckon 2.75.
I don't really give a shit because I love it. Would like to know the truth just in case it gets stolen or damaged in a random car accident. (Not a pessimist, it lives in my car and I'm on the road shedloads. )
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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:35 pm

Very rarely does one complain about getting more foam than less. That happened with a board of mine once, 2 3/4 ended up pushing 3 inches on the calipers. *Still love it.

* not that flash a surfer just ok. Never met the shaper, think it was just a fuschia up or he couldn't be bothered mowing the foam.

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Re: Fish

Post by StayPuft » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:02 pm

Bought this board second-hand off ebay last week: http://sunhousesurf.tumblr.com/post/972 ... yback-1050

My first fish, my first twinnie. Bloody terrified that I'm just going to massively kook out. Can't wait, though. Could be swell this Sunday :-)(

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Re: Fish

Post by Beanpole » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:18 pm

Love the Rincon footage. Sheepshead, how many near misses would you rack up there. I love spell suggest.

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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:31 pm

StayPuft wrote:Bought this board second-hand off ebay last week: http://sunhousesurf.tumblr.com/post/972 ... yback-1050

My first fish, my first twinnie. Bloody terrified that I'm just going to massively kook out. Can't wait, though. Could be swell this Sunday :-)(
What size fins?

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Re: Fish

Post by StayPuft » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:30 pm

On the advice of someone who I will hold solely responsible for any failures I have on this board (he knows who he is), I got a set of Akila Aipas.

But seriously, the description of the aipas sounds right, given that the board is meant to be more high-performance than a groveller, and I thought the height might help ease me into the twin fin experience. Haven't had a chance to surf it yet.

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