bonzers.....the quad fad is over

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:08 am

Placement of the pad probably explains why they were selling.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:25 am

Lol. Yes.
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by channels » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:21 pm

Steve - How would this go at a solid day at your local?

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/banora- ... 1254605027

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by tootr » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:22 pm

Nice shape, but WTF is going on with the runners?
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by buddy » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:43 pm

Bonzer 5 decal but it’s a bonzer 3

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by tootr » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:45 pm

Can only surmise the fin guy started on a 5, the boss walks in halfway and says the guy wanted a 3 ?
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by channels » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:31 pm

And plugs?

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:59 pm

Bizzare
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Beanpole » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:28 pm

I imagine it would take the smaller keels. Might be bespoke keels on it in the pics.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Cranked » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:46 pm

Having played around with a bonzer (Biscuit) and a few other 2+1s and I'm now of the opinion that the bonzers are basically 2+1s.

I've also concluded that I really like the 2+1 configuration with around a 7" centre and 5" sides for any length of board. That gives them almost a thruster like turn capability but with the beautiful down-the-line speed of a single.

I'd now always choose a 2+1 or 4+1 configuration if possible.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:04 pm

Huh? On Bonzer vs. 2+1. A bonzer should provide more stability and speed in critical situations.

5 inch sides. Quite large for a 2+1, cant imagine it would turn too sharply. Maybe that’s the idea. Drivey I guess. Maybe that’s why they feel similar. Your sides are way too big on the 2+1. 4 inches is large and even then you’d probably want a 6 1/2 inch centre with sides that large.

Each is to their own.
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by steve shearer » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:16 pm

single fin with benefits.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Cranked » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:38 pm

Thud wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Huh? On Bonzer vs. 2+1. A bonzer should provide more stability and speed in critical situations.

5 inch sides. Quite large for a 2+1, cant imagine it would turn too sharply. Maybe that’s the idea. Drivey I guess. Maybe that’s why they feel similar. Your sides are way too big on the 2+1. 4 inches is large and even then you’d probably want a 6 1/2 inch centre with sides that large.

Each is to their own.
After a lot of trial and error its the 5" sides and 6" to 7" centre that works for me - turns more like a thruster but has significantly better drive down-the-line.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Cranked » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:50 pm

Basically the Neal Purchase Jnr setup:

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:57 pm

Purcho has 6 1/2 centres and 4 1/4 or 3.75 sides. I’ve spoken to him about these sizes.

Reckon you’re sides are too big for the 7
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Cranked » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:28 pm

It's fine for the waves around here, I may need less fin area in Bali in bigger faster waves.

By the way, the side fin area in my 5 fin Bonzer is probably the equivalent of a single 6"+ side fin.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:44 pm

Ok. Just sayin
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by offshore1 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:42 pm

Neal bloody Purchase.

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