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New Toy

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:37 am
by Trev
Wanted a Pacer for years since one passed the under the arm test years ago.
Generally too expensive second hand.
New = $1595.

Got hold of this one last week for $400. Just a few scratches and marks. No repairs.

Rides beautifully and paddles easily.

Bargain.

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Re: New Toy

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:22 pm
by steve shearer
I like the outline Trev.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:28 pm
by No Pants Lance
yeah sweet, good price too!
though i'd prefer a rounded pin tail, for the aesthetic.

how would the cut off square differ in performance from a rounded pin?

Re: New Toy

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:53 pm
by Trev
No Pants Lance wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:28 pm
yeah sweet, good price too!
though i'd prefer a rounded pin tail, for the aesthetic.

how would the cut off square differ in performance from a rounded pin?
The new one my mate bought has a rounded pin.
I've never ridden a rounded pin so I can't compare.
I like the square tail because that's the way they were "back in the day".
It hangs in well on steep take offs which surprised me a bit.
Also turns really well despite the relatively short (9") fin which came out of my John Sojoski board which has two side bites to help.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:27 pm
by Beanpole
Square tails tend to turn from the bottom of the wave. Rounded pins tend to hold in hollower waves. This is all relative on a mal though. Square tail offers more planing area when nose riding so they tend to hold up higher I think. Nice looking board Trev.
It was Mal City at Crescent this week. Pretty unimpressed with the skill level of a lot of the hipster crew on retro logs. Sometimes you see a lot of young guys and gals that can kill it but this time not so many. Japanese girl was going pretty good though.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:19 pm
by Trev
Thanks beanie.
I'm really happy with it.
Surprisingly it hangs in well on steep take offs. But yes, straight down and a big bottom turn. Very little rocker, which is what I wanted. So I expected a few nose dives but it hasn't happened yet.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:28 am
by Trev
On Wednesday I was surfing a very small beachie at Maroochydore.
Good fun, maybe 50 to 100 metre rides.
Using this board and Noel Woods, one of the owners of BeachBeat came out on a current version. I was talking to him about the Pacers. He remembers this board.
Not just bullshitting. He told me who he sold it to. (The guy I bought it from).
It's probably 15 years old. They were designed to match as closely as possible the 60s shapes and were completely hand made.
I am loving it.
I'll give it a run in the Alex Winter Classic in a couple of weeks.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:30 am
by Trev
BTW.
At 15 years old, it's, my youngest board.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:48 am
by JaM71
Those Pacers do feel great under the arm, I have fondled a few by Matt Keane, beautiful rails. Who shaped your Trev?

Re: New Toy

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 10:26 am
by Trev
JaM71 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:48 am
Those Pacers do feel great under the arm, I have fondled a few by Matt Keane, beautiful rails. Who shaped your Trev?
Yep. Matt.
His brother Peter is a regular surfing buddy of mine.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:06 pm
by JET01
You’d have to be pretty excited about that score. Sweet looking log

Re: New Toy

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:34 pm
by Trev
JET01 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:06 pm
You’d have to be pretty excited about that score. Sweet looking log
Two months in and I'm still loving it.
My green John Broadhurst is slightly smaller (And older) but the transition from one to the other and back is really easy.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:29 pm
by kayu
Trev wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:34 pm
JET01 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:06 pm
You’d have to be pretty excited about that score. Sweet looking log
Two months in and I'm still loving it.
My green John Broadhurst is slightly smaller (And older) but the transition from one to the other and back is really easy.
Those curves were developed to their optimum around '66 Trev , as you would know . It was the seminal year for the development of traditional logs . The modern version has improved with a slight reduction in weight ( but not too much ) . I have a set of curves from '66 , that were given to me by Joe Larkin , and they will always be my bench mark for a traditional log . I built a few balsa boards with John Broadhurst (R.I.P John) - he was a great shaper , of considerable experience at the top level.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:48 am
by Trev
kayu wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Trev wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:34 pm
JET01 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:06 pm
You’d have to be pretty excited about that score. Sweet looking log
Two months in and I'm still loving it.
My green John Broadhurst is slightly smaller (And older) but the transition from one to the other and back is really easy.
Those curves were developed to their optimum around '66 Trev , as you would know . It was the seminal year for the development of traditional logs . The modern version has improved with a slight reduction in weight ( but not too much ) . I have a set of curves from '66 , that were given to me by Joe Larkin , and they will always be my bench mark for a traditional log . I built a few balsa boards with John Broadhurst (R.I.P John) - he was a great shaper , of considerable experience at the top level.
John was a popular member of the Alley crew. Well remembered by a group of us still.

Re: New Toy

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:50 pm
by Grooter
That is a very nice looking longboard mate, great score

Re: New Toy

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:03 pm
by Trev
Grooter wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:50 pm
That is a very nice looking longboard mate, great score
I haven't ridden it since my op. Been riding the Broadhurst.
But plan to go searching for waves with it this week.
QLD Titles coming up shortly.