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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Mon May 22, 2017 3:20 pm

JaM71 wrote:It's been a good weekend for the midlength brethren up here, the points have been great & it picked up nicely. I really enjoy the extra rail length on the points, beautiful swooping long rides. I managed to get up near enough on the nose of my 7'6 gato piggy & it accelerates crazily which is a hoot. I don't care what anyone says, they re fun & they keep my wave count up
a 7'6 mini mal is my weapon of choice for overhead currumbin alley.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Mon May 22, 2017 6:17 pm

Don't tell everyone hatchy! But yeah, what's the point of being able to surf super rad on your 5"10 hypto if you can't make it around the second section.

Not a midlength, but i think that you will appreciate this: https://vimeo.com/114110573
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Mon May 22, 2017 6:44 pm

Goes alright that bloke
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Mon May 22, 2017 6:59 pm

Nice, board looks longer than 6'2" while he's surfing it.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Mon May 22, 2017 7:56 pm

JaM71 wrote:what's the point of being able to surf super rad on your 5"10 hypto if you can't make it around the second section
yep. there's no substitute for a longer rail line and the projection you get out it.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:08 pm

I had a look on the gumtree for eggs today and a tasty looking beach beat 6'6 in Caloundra came up for $495.
Got me thinking again....
So I dropped the 6'8 Waterskate off at PCC to have a fin box put in.
They're going to take the wax off it for me so it'll feel like I'm getting a newy.
It's the little things.

Board is 6'8 x 21 x 2 3/4. Will stick an 8" Alkali and some GS sized side bites to start with and go from there.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:06 pm

I posted in the wrong thread before, just wandering if anyone has any feedback on the takayama Howard mini special?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:05 pm

No but they are 1800!!

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:13 pm

Maurice cole has a midlength. Red dingo. Looks sweet. So many good ones
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:29 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Maurice cole has a midlength. Red dingo. Looks sweet. So many good ones
https://youtu.be/ZPyBHCSFgXg

I like. A hi performance mini mal (hello Steve :)), which makes it a lot more versatile for a range of conditions than some flattened out hipster mid length.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:02 pm

I hadn't seen the red dingo before, thanks something else for me to obsess about!!!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:28 pm

JaM71 wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:02 pm
I hadn't seen the red dingo before, thanks something else for me to obsess about!!!

Tell me about it. Rented a small wave hybrid the last few days, 5'10". Floated me fine, and I caught waves no problem though the lack of surfing the last few years really showed lol, confirming the need for a nice midlength. My 7'0" is a little too flat and my 7'4" is rockered and needs a proper wave so I need something in between. Just have to bite the bullet and do a quiver cull.

Goddard looking good, so is the red dingo.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:24 pm

Which Goddard are u looking at beery? Haven't seen any in the flesh but his website has some nice shapes.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:40 pm

Abracadabra, the flashpoint narrow, flashpoint wide, V8, or silkpin. All look sweet as. I like how they have curve in the front half, wide enough but not super parallel in the nose. I've had mid lengths before with wide noses, but they've had curve in the front half. Best of both worlds, enough width that you can trim from up front, but with the outline curve, can handle a decent steep take off.

The parallel paddle pop style noses I can't deal with. Great for fat waves but awkward in a steeper wave. My lack of skill has nothing to do with it though haha
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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:21 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:29 pm
Beerfan wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Maurice cole has a midlength. Red dingo. Looks sweet. So many good ones
https://youtu.be/ZPyBHCSFgXg

I like. A hi performance mini mal (hello Steve :)), which makes it a lot more versatile for a range of conditions than some flattened out hipster mid length.
I've ridden a few hulls and had a vbowls, which was super flat - and you are right. Unless you got a really nice point wave, it can be hard work. That said, when the stars align and you get a nice long beachie, they can be fun. I recently got a gato heroi space pig, which i thought would be far more hipster etc than it is, but is has really good rails, rockered out, and for it's length, 7'6, can jam a hard turn. Will be fun to test its limits out in some bigger waves.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:38 pm

I was reading a spiel on Gerry Lopezs site about surfboards. He reckoned you should ride the biggest board you can still do what you want on. A bit contrary to the standard view these days.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:06 pm

I read that as well beany, makes a lot of sense.

I spent the last half hour going through MC's website, the Shiva looks fun, could be even more fun as a midlength!

Going to troll through Goddards site now another sleepless night, thanks beery.

Re: the gato space pig, I love surfing Kirra & the piggy loves Kira as well, all I ride there now
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:07 pm

Lol, I'm night shift so it's good to pass time when it's quiet.
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