Eggs - how do you like them?

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Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by JET01 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:45 pm

Calling any Egg connoisseurs out there.

How many have you had?
Best dimension/size you've had for your height and weight?
Best fin set up?
Best bottom contours?
Best rocker?
Best shaper/brand you've owned.

Answer all or one.... or none.

Scrambled/poached/sunny side up/flipped/smashed - Dad jokes welcome.
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:54 pm

bit of a rubbery definition as to what makes an egg.

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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:32 pm

I've got a thick homemade one from a template huie gave me. Been taking it when I take the family for a surf lesson in baby food surf. 6'6" X 20 1/2 X 3 with roll up front to midway ( rolled up rails from bottom, not fully rolled bottom ) to flat. Super floaty and paddles like a dream. Haven't worked out which fin is best and being a home made job it's a bit rough lol. It's fun but I'd love a similar one made by a pro.

Yeah toots has a bonzer egg.

If you like your 7'7" you'd probably love one
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by Cranked » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:49 pm

I really like the 7'10 Takayama Egg. It's a hull with knify rails, and almost a gunny shape, just a bit wider in the nose though. I don't know how it relates to the Flow Egg.

It's a thruster setup with a centre finbox. But the finbox is only about 7" long and came with a 5.5" fin.

Really nice flowing ride. You can happily ride and turn if from just about anywhere on the board. The turns can be quick and responsive.

So far good in knee high to double overhead. I see no reason why it won't handle any size waves. I'd love to try the 7'6 and the 7'2.

With all those curves its not super fast, but it gives you heaps of control in good waves.

It's a one board quiver.

I was going to take it out in double overhead plus the other day, but at the last minute changed my mind and took the 6'8 McCoy.

My concern was trying to control the board in a close knit pack with regular set waves well over double. It was the right decision, but if it was less crowded it would have been ok.
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by marauding mullet » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:10 pm

Is it an egg? A minimal? A mid-length? Who gives a fcuk. Bought this yesterday off Gumtree.
Firstly let me say I have never owned or ridden anything except conventional short boards, albeit longer than most of you are used to, but not where I come from. I do have a Grant Miller 6' 7" F-Skate which is a fishy shape and it goes great in the kind of surf it was meant for, so it gets me out on days I probably wouldn't have gotten wet otherwise.
So anyway this should be interesting.
7' 6" x 21 1/2 x 2 1/2 way thinner than anything else I own, most of my boards are around 2 7/8. Double concave at back, slight roll up front, quite a lot of lift in the tail, knifey rails up front.
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:45 pm

Are those big chines or glossy cutlaps?

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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:17 pm

Tiki (UK brand) Off gumtree for $150.
6 x 20 x 2 9/16

Crazy concave bottom. Handles knee high fatties to punchy overhead. Loves a wall with a nice pocket.

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Mick Rabbidge single off gumtree for $150 only.
6'10 x 20 x 2 5/8

Subtle vee bottom nose to tail. Comes to life in walled up powerful waves from head and half high to bigger than double overhead. Insane board, carves like a knife. Have had a couple of good barrels on it so far. Cronulla point and inside bowl mid maroubra.

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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by marauding mullet » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:21 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Are those big chines or glossy cutlaps?
Laps Boo.

it's mid-length madness in here!!!
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:37 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:21 pm
alakaboo wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Are those big chines or glossy cutlaps?
Laps Boo.

it's mid-length madness in here!!!
Boo the teasing bastard has a special one
:-D-:
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:39 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Tiki (UK brand) Off gumtree for $150.
6 x 20 x 2 9/16

Crazy concave bottom. Handles knee high fatties to punchy overhead. Loves a wall with a nice pocket.

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Mick Rabbidge single off gumtree for $150 only.
6'10 x 20 x 2 5/8

Subtle vee bottom nose to tail. Comes to life in walled up powerful waves from head and half high to bigger than double overhead. Insane board, carves like a knife. Have had a couple of good barrels on it so far. Cronulla point and inside bowl mid maroubra.

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The yellow one was a bargain for sure !
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by tootr » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:42 pm

Yes I own a Campbell egg. 7.2
It's a lot of board, the next would be 6.8/6.10. Still, it's a very fast down the line section beater.
None of this two/three pump bottom turn pap.
One comment some guys make is "urrr it's too retro" The only retro thing is the planshape. Low but very smooth continuous rocker, rails that wouldn't be out of place on any HPSB. Don't forget Malcolm Campbell has been working with Merrick for years.

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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:47 pm

nice board Tootr, but I'm staggered you couldn't fit an egg pun in there.
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by tootr » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:51 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:47 pm
nice board Tootr, but I'm staggered you couldn't fit an egg pun in there.
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:09 pm

Flukking lol!

Great looking board tootr
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Post by marauding mullet » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:42 pm

Haha 3-)
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:25 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:37 pm
marauding mullet wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:21 pm
alakaboo wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Are those big chines or glossy cutlaps?
Laps Boo.

it's mid-length madness in here!!!
Boo the teasing bastard has a special one
:-D-:
Too lazy to post pics again.
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This one isn't new, but when it was in getting some repairs I got a finbox put in so it feels new.
It's a double -ender shape from the late 60s, with modern contours (quite a deep double through the back) and quad setup.

Goes well as a quad, but I always had a nagging desire to try it as it was originally designed, as a single...plus I ordered it a bit big (6'6" x wide X thick) for me to throw it around (brother has the same in 6'2", what I should've got), so it's become my longboard-beater. Taking it down Byron way tomorrow for a few days.

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Plugs are a bit far forward to try it as a bonzer
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:38 pm

Nifty thongs
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Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Post by JET01 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:50 pm

I've started some great threads over the years....
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