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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:18 pm

Welcome back Cotter.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cuttlefish » Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:02 pm

Well thanks!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:05 pm

Get a few waves in the last couple of days?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cuttlefish » Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:02 am

G'day Trev, had plenty of fun ones at my local. Not crowded too. Bet your spot has been fun.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:45 am

Cuttlefish wrote:
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G'day Trev, had plenty of fun ones at my local. Not crowded too. Bet your spot has been fun.
Yeah. Saw some pics by Trevor Crosby (Red) of your local.
Fun here too. But I have to go to Brisbane today. 🤢
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:13 am

Fcuk it’s been looking good up there on the cams.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:32 pm

The pyzel middie looks nice.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:52 pm

“Mid Length Crisis”.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:46 pm

Kind of cracks me up. Ooohhh, riding a7’+ surfboards actually makes sense.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:02 pm

I ordered a mote massive- didn't hear anything for months, picked up a mid six which felt great under the arm, moment of weakness, bought the fecker. Forgot all about the mote.

3 months later... my mote was ready (10 months after ordering), had it for a couple of months now- magic board.... haven't ridden the mid six since
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:24 am

Can we get a bit of a comparison there JaM ?
What’s good or better about one or the other?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:07 pm

The mote massive has a beautiful foil, it's a blend of a single fin and a twin fin in a midlength package. The foam distribution is even -more old school which allows beautiful trim particularly over flat spots and goes surprisingly well in average surf. Better waves is where it shines, and likes to be surfed more back footed. It allows different smooth lines, carving arching turns....Any footage of toren martyn will give you a better idea of its capabilities in good waves.

I haven't got close to the same feelings on the tolhurst- maybe it's too high performance oriented for me, maybe it's the soulless corporate construction or maybe I am just apathetic and can't remember! It sounds silly but I just don't have the desire to ride the mid six, I look at it but then I look at the mote....
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:03 pm

Fair enough. I kind of thought the Tolhurst was trying to use a few features from those boards. They look good.
Hard to know how the MOTE boards go based on Torrens. I’ve got friend who has one and really likes it.
I’ve surfed a few various Tolhurst shapes and they all go great. Good info.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:42 pm

Steve’s article on Swellnet covering a fair bit of ground discussed on here. Not sure if Nick would approve of the sentiment though.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:37 pm

I've moved on to 9' and 10' mals... catching everything in sight :oops:

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:37 pm

but then again...
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:15 pm

There’s a guy who’s got about an 11’ Munoz tuflite out at Bondi. Second one I’ve seen out there over the years. He gets a lot of waves.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:34 pm

Steve’s article covers the transition stage when midlengths first developed but he misses the brief resurrection after the 70 World Titles in Victoria. Nat was riding 5’10” square tails. Wayne Lynch was on about a 5’6” double ender and Rolf Aurness won on about a7’6” from memory. It was also when a lot of guys first went to Indo and needed gunnier boards.
There were a lot more boards in the 6’4” to 6’6” range and plenty of more refined 7’ shapes.I think most of the midlengths around now have more of that DNA.
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