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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by tonks » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:46 am

I’m in the market for a board like this. What’s the rocker like on the RB? Looks a bit flat, for Qld, in the photos.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by BA » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:47 pm

Yep, pretty flat. Good for Sydney junk. Don’t think it’d be good for your tasty, barrelling beachies.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Thud » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:18 pm

I'm pulling the trigger on a Black Diamond.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Legion » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:47 pm

Ghost takes a few days or clean conditions for me to get used to but it's a beast in quality waves once I am. Holy shit it went well today.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:10 pm

hows the rail turns you can do when you dial it in....
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Legion » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:02 pm

Yes! It's like a rollercoaster, locked on tracks. It's very dependable, very predictable (once I come to terms with what it dictates). I doubt I could find its limits but I can push it really hard and know it's not going to wilt.

Today I was back on the Phantom and I find a stint on the Ghost actually helps crisp up my turns, because (a) you have to push Ghost so hard to get the most out of it and (b) you need to use good form. Result = some sharp, balanced surfing on Phantom.

Ghost inspires big confidence in critical drops, backside and frontside. It handles surgey, wedgey bombs with aplomb where a more conventional shortboard might not.

Can still surf it high performance, but with a weird asterisk.

I love it (as long as I have a few days to sacrifice). I could see myself trying to use a 1" shorter version as a daily everything board. Probably best to stick with the quiver I've got though.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by JET01 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:54 pm

jimmy wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:24 pm
All of the well known brands have a similar model to that one. It’s all “more foam under the chest, wider point pushed forward bla bla bla”. There are differences between them so before splashing out $800 on the Chilli I’d look at the DHD models and definitely Lost and maybe Channel Islands. They’re really fun and forgiving boards to ride especially if you’re not in the water every day.
I’m sure there’s a number of surfboard outlets on the NB’s that would have several brands that you could check out. And I agree with Legion. It’s a funny looking tail but that doesn’t mean it won’t go well.
I've got a 5'10 x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2 (31.5L) DHD The Twin. I'm 80KG. You should definitely look at one before you pull the trigger on the Chilli.
Paddles great, not bad on the steeper drops despite the flatter rocker.
Goes well as a twin and a twin with trailer.
I'm not sure what the fin placement is like on the Black Vulture, but if you're looking for something to ride as a twinny then check out The Twin, it has the fin placement more geared towards riding it as a twin as the name would suggest. Reason for that comment is I've got a 5'9 Firewire Midas that really needs the trailer or it's just out of control loose. Even with the MR '78 fins in it. I ride it mostly with the MR'78 and an MRTFX trailer. Midas is advertised as a board you can ride as a twin, but i say it's BS unless you're Machado.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by channels » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:45 pm

BA wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Thinking of pulling the trigger on one of these. Probably a 6.0. 33 odd litres. Any thoughts from the RS board mafia?
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The blurb.

The Black Vulture has a fuller nose, added foam under the chest and a wider outline. The wide point is a little further forward too, giving it great foam under the chest and front foot when your surfing, also making it a wave catching machine (much similar foam distribution to the Rare Bird). We then gave it a bump swallow tail to pull the tail in and give it drive. Combined with a single concave to vee out through the tail. Resulting in a wave catching machine that turns on a dime.
Did you end up going with this?

If not, can recommend the Simon double ender, halfway down the page

http://simonandersonsurfboards.com/au/2 ... ds-part-2/

Blew my mind how good this board is.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by BA » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:42 pm

channels wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:45 pm
BA wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Thinking of pulling the trigger on one of these. Probably a 6.0. 33 odd litres. Any thoughts from the RS board mafia?
Image
The blurb.

The Black Vulture has a fuller nose, added foam under the chest and a wider outline. The wide point is a little further forward too, giving it great foam under the chest and front foot when your surfing, also making it a wave catching machine (much similar foam distribution to the Rare Bird). We then gave it a bump swallow tail to pull the tail in and give it drive. Combined with a single concave to vee out through the tail. Resulting in a wave catching machine that turns on a dime.
Did you end up going with this?

If not, can recommend the Simon double ender, halfway down the page

http://simonandersonsurfboards.com/au/2 ... ds-part-2/

Blew my mind how good this board is.
Ended up getting one of these.



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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by jimmy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:01 pm

Looks like a fun board. Assuming that they’re made locally? Anyone know who does it?

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:21 am

I know the same mob who does Pyzels at Tweed are doing Lost.

Not sure if they supply Sydney or not.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by tootr » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:23 am

So you have a Pyzel Ghost shape?
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by marauding mullet » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:21 pm

Interesting little vid on Gravelle’s entry in an upcoming ASL board test, lotta flex.
NC will you be involved?
https://www.facebook.com/gravellesurf/v ... 944886171/
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Thud » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:23 pm

Lost Quiver Killer looks fun as well
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by BA » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:27 pm

Thud wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Lost Quiver Killer looks fun as well
That’s what I originally wanted but they didn’t have the size. The Psycho Killer is the new version.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by buddy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:45 pm

What dims you get, BA?

Think I'd get the 5'7 or 5'8 bro dims.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Thud » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:46 pm

It looks super fun. Keen to hear the ride report. Ordered a DHD Black Diamond off Boardcave as wanted an all rounder for Sydney. Doing the old "ride the same board when the waves are similar btw 2-5ft" routine.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by BA » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:02 pm

buddy wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:45 pm
What dims you get, BA?

Think I'd get the 5'7 or 5'8 bro dims.
The 6’0. I’m getting on a bit. I need the extra length and foam lol.

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