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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:51 am

Yeah, my McCoys suck around Perth. All I want in Indo is for it to paddle in early, take a vertical drop, then react easily and quickly.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:52 am

Hey, you described the perfect board!
Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:46 pm

Lol
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:28 pm

Cranked wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Well guys so far it's working fine as a thruster in head and a half high waves (the difference between chalk and cheese). There were a few bigger ones, but I got those on the head.
What's the fccckn point in it? the negatives seem to outweigh the (if any) benefits. Surely most board would go ok in those conditions other then a complete groveller.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:14 pm

Drailed wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:28 pm
Cranked wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Well guys so far it's working fine as a thruster in head and a half high waves (the difference between chalk and cheese). There were a few bigger ones, but I got those on the head.
What's the fccckn point in it? the negatives seem to outweigh the (if any) benefits. Surely most board would go ok in those conditions other then a complete groveller.
The point is getting waves.

They might go OK but most surfers won't get many waves when it's bigger.

The point for me is getting and riding waves when it's over head and a half to double. I'm fcuking 69 and usually the oldest in the water by 10 or 20 years. I need paddle power.

At that size about 50% the surfers won't be catching any waves on their 5'10 performance shortboards. But the top 10% of surfers will still catch most of the waves on their regular shortboards.

Another 10%, usually older surfers, will have bigger boards seven foot something and they will also catch a lot of waves.

That's the group that I'm in. In the past I've ridden a 7'4 or an 8' McCoy in those and easily been amoung the top 20% of wave catchers in those conditions.

I don't have any of my McCoys with me, as the swell is not usually big at this time of year. So I'm making do with what I've got. Once I sorted out the fin problem I used the extra paddle power of that board to start getting waves.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:58 pm

I sort of admire your reticence to not go uber long. If this thing doesn’t work out look at a DVS Weiner I reckon (check his Instagram out). Cuttlefish might have had one.

Great work at 69 Crank.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:14 pm

Thanks Thud.

I just got back from my first ride of the 6'4 Bonzer Biscuit.

Waist to head high, perfect conditions. Wow, what a board! It was effortlessly fast, but still turned on a dime. WTF? How can it do both those things?

It paddles well, duck dives ok.

I want a complete quiver of them: 6'4, 6'8, 7'2 & 7'6.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:17 pm

Hmmmmm that’s good IP on the Bonzer
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:15 pm

And I have just ordered a 6'10 Vish.... Should be ready in a month or so
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Re: Midlengths

Post by offshore1 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:47 am

Thud wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:58 pm
I sort of admire your reticence to not go uber long...

Great work at 69 Crank.
Seconded.
A buddy of mine is there now Cranked.
Patrick Smith, if you meet him tell him I said g'day. He's posting some beautiful pics of the waves. Pure glass, well overhead.

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Re: Midlengths

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offshore1 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:47 am
Thud wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:58 pm
I sort of admire your reticence to not go uber long...

Great work at 69 Crank.
Seconded.
A buddy of mine is there now Cranked.
Patrick Smith, if you meet him tell him I said g'day. He's posting some beautiful pics of the waves. Pure glass, well overhead.
Thanks offy.

As soon as I hear that southern drawl I'll be right onto him for sure.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:18 am

JaM71 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:15 pm
And I have just ordered a 6'10 Vish.... Should be ready in a month or so
There's a few guys I surf with absolutely dominating the lineup here when it's big on their 5'6 or so twins.

A 6'10 sounds about right for me. There's just too many boards out there that I would like to try
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Moore » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:57 am

Nice choice Jam

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:58 am

Good stuff Jam
Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:35 pm

Thud wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:17 pm
Hmmmmm that’s good IP on the Bonzer
What's the glossing like Cranky?
I've had a fishcuit for ages that was brilliant in the right waves but the glass was way too soft and weak.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:04 pm

I've only surfed it once. No depressions yet.

I do have a tail pad and that prevents/disguises all the duck diving knee depressions though.

Supposedly 2 fours on the deck and one on the bottom, but it feels way heavier than that.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:08 pm

Thanks fellas, hopefully we'll have some fun beachies over the Xmas holidays and I LL be able to give it a good run then let you know my thoughts.

Had a good time on the 8-oh a couple of mornings ago, only small, waist to maybe chest high but super clean lil runners. It really is a great option to a 9ft wide nosed log. Water was nice as well, great to be back in boardies.

The 8ft fish attracts a lot of attention/comments. And yes, cuttlefish fish had a 6'6 carbon fibre Weiner.... But still waxes lyrical about his 8ft carbon DVS alrounder.

Cranky, a DVS reef runner would also be a good time, he makes them from 7ft thru to 9ft, the boys in the boardroom surf shop rate them and have been riding them at Burleigh a fair bit.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:39 pm

Holy shit, carbon Kevlar, heaps of rocker roll and V
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