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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:36 am

There was a 6'3" Mackie fish on the gumtree a little while ago
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Re: Fish

Post by JaM71 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:48 pm

For those who like a light stringerless fish: http://surfboardagency.com/dvs-wasp/
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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:03 pm

Nice

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Re: Fish

Post by batoes » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:27 pm

JaM71 wrote:For those who like a light stringerless fish: http://surfboardagency.com/dvs-wasp/
they're signing up quite a few different shapers now...firewire competition?
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Re: Fish

Post by tootr » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:35 pm

Ron Goddard does a tasty array of fishy things;

http://www.goddardsurfboards.com.au/stubbies.html
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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:40 pm

He makes some beauties

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Re: Fish

Post by Cuttlefish » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:04 pm

Davros wrote:Speaking of, Cuttle (and others) I am looking for a bigger/better wave board and had a chat to Dick Van he reckons a slim Wasp about 7ft would be the biz. Any thoughts on that as you have a Wasp and ride the larger longer McNeil?. Never really occurred to me these fishy boards can be shaped as larger boards for larger waves.
I reckon it could be an awesome thing in a 7'er.
My 6'6" CV2 was a great board but my super over-sized 7'2" CV2 was fun in a wider range of wave sizes and had ridiculous paddle power. I could sit out with the longboarders and take their waves off them which was enormously satisfying when they would otherwise be running rotation on all the set waves.
Because it had too much foam for me (especially after I lost a heap of weight) it was a smaller beachbreak or sizey point break board for me.
But....a longer wasp with the right amount of foam would give you enormous paddle power but still turn with its curve in the rear of the planshape.
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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 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.

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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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