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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by ajohnsen » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:03 am

How come for a year, crustt?

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by marauding mullet » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:24 am

Yeah how come? Didn't you surf in Sth.Oz when you were there?
I like that yellowy coloured board, except for the yellowy colour.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by ctd » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:57 am

This is a question showing my ignorance, but how would a quad mini mal surf? Wouldn't it make all turns really drawn out, even more than normal for a mini mal?

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Legion » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:39 pm

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Rustt » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:40 pm

Yeah , I did go to SA but hardly surfed, it was the worst Autumn there for years copped all those fronts that made Vicco pump.

The year before in SA my board smashed my hand getting tumbled round in a wipeout and sprained my wrist and tore the ligaments in my 3 middle fingers, so for around 11 months I was unable to surf, if I knocked my hand or put any pressure on my fingers it was like getting hit with a hammer, and I couldn't rest it completely as I still had to make a living and not being a person with much discipline I gained quite a bit of weight(15kg) but by April my hand was getting better and was okay to surf and I pinned all my hopes on surfing Cactus everyday and thing would fall into place.

The first 3 surfs I had there were 4 to 6 ft and I got wash in 3 times each surf without a wave, I had no paddle power, I was surfing my bigger wave boards for flotation but I was to far gone and also I could not judge waves anymore. In the end the surf was blown out most of the time, had few small clean days and if I was lucky I'd pick up 3 or 4 waves in a surf, the day I did my hand I had surfed for 4 hours and gotten around 40 waves, so my high expectations made it seem worse :lol:
Since I have gotten back I have been out in some epic surfs but cannot surf small waves as I don't have the paddling power for my small boards and it's no fun riding a gun in waves under 5ft, and the surfs I have had are frustrating as I'm still to awkward and hesitant. There that's the crustty story , sorry you asked hey.
So I just come back from my first surf on the rehab board in waist height right handers and it was exactly what I had asked for. CTD there is a big difference between a custom made performance boards and pop outs even in mini mals, most mini mals are made for learners in mind.
This one is loose as, got a bit of curve in the tail rocker, so it is very loose :-D-:

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Rustt » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:43 pm

Legion wrote:I thought modern day sickness was for performance short boards?
Is it? I dunno, the other ones foe my mates are more step up boards.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Davros » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:21 pm

15 kegs, good work. Who ate all the pie crustt.

Finger injuries are a prick, but serious ones like that not good to say the least.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Rustt » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:24 pm

Yep, Bakeries are me poison.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Davros » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:32 pm

Ditto with piss added.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by ajohnsen » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:02 pm

Guy at work has had his hand bandaged and in a splint for a few years. Some nerve thing, apparently.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by el rancho » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:40 am

picked this up for $15 bucks, sans fins. 6'2 X 20" Murray Bourton quad fin from the Base era.

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took it out to some 2-3 foot hollow rip bowls this morning, the board is long in the rail for me but I'm gonna stick with it for summer cos it's wide, flattish and paddles easy but still has a really nice foil and isn't thick like a 'hybrid' funboard eg. a 7S super fish or some shit. Got a couple open barrels on it.

At the very leat it'll force me to surf heavy on the back foot to turn it.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Drailed » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:00 pm

two men just living the dream.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by el rancho » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:52 pm

Drailed wrote:two men just living the dream.

just tryin to have a good time

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Drailed » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:09 pm

#letuslive
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:17 pm

Right next one.

This is an MC, 5'9" x 185/8 x 25/16 roundtail with a bit of pin, nice balanced outline and slightly forward foil with moderate single concave falling away between the fins into a tapered vee running out the back end, and quite a bit of tail rocker.

It was a prototype of a new bottom shape Maurice was playing with at the time about a year and a bit ago. When I surfed it back then I couldn't find what I wanted out of it, I'd been surfing the super lifty deep concaves and this board didn't have that free flying feeling that you get with those boards. I fought it in a couple of surfs, every now and then feeling a wild spark in vertical turns but otherwise getting frustrated. So it went back in the rack.

I dug it out feeling a bit of trepidation. Like I'm riding through my quiver but my memories of this board weren't too good and I didn't wanna ride a shit board, or at least I wanted to give it a chance. So I had a real close look at it and changed the fin set from a special custom cut glass set to something a bit bigger and plainer. Then had a closer look and used the fabulous Surfinz plugs to shift the whole cluster up about a quarter inch, just a hunch based on appearance and the way the vee was rising out of the concave.

Surfed it in chunky 3-4' reef/sand waves, lefts and rights. And what do you know, the thing came to life. I tried not to over-pressure it into stuff but it didn't matter. The board was very subtle and sorta weirdly supportive of late angled paddles into waves, it fit in really well. The fins shifted forward seemed to contact the concave a bit more and I could find lift where I couldn't remember it being before. It's still temperamental at times but it responds like lightning and a few turns felt like they just flew around with me just leaning on the mid rail a bit and the wave doing the pushing.

I'm authentically surprised by what happened during this surf and I'm definitely hanging on to this little sharky thing, gonna try just to surf it in good solid but not too big waves, preferably reefs, but a thick beachie rip bowl would be exciting on it too I think. And do some more thinking about fins with it.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:43 pm

Keen to hear back when you've taken the single fin out.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Natho » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:54 pm

Nick don't think about the board too much. Just face reality and admit you don't like it. The board is shiiiit. You are hanging onto it wanting to like it, but deep down you know its shiit .
How much do you want for it. Or better still that other 5'9 MC you reviewed.?

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by el rancho » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:36 pm

got this at the Sunhouse, their in-house brand Moon. very likely shaped by my man Corey Munn.
flattish rocker with a flat deck and thin delicate little rails.
5'10" X who cares, single concave.

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was basically new, paid a pineapple for it.

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