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Re: Midlengths

Post by ctd » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:34 am

Do you find the lightness of the sea-axe better or worse than the PU traditional boards? They are amazingly light. Sounds like its a 'better'

btw, picked up a miller waterskate a few weeks ago and its so much better than the mccoy I had (both 6'10) (not to trigger anyone by mentioning a nugget...). Had been looking closely at a sea-axe, but decided I wanted something a bit shorter.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:11 pm

I don’t find the lightness a problem, if anything I see it as a positive.
I’ve previously owned a 6’8 waterskate which was the longest serving board in my quiver. 2007 to a few months ago. It had quite a few repairs and got Patto to put a single fin box in, so it would’ve been as heavy as a 6’10). I surfed it on and off for years.
The difference I find is that for the size, the epoxy is a bit more buoyant so it paddles as well as my 7’10 PCC single.
But with less weight in the construction, combined with the more refined and curvier tail, I reckon it turns as well if not better than my 6’8 did, the rails are far less boxy and that helps with my turns aswell.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:12 pm

Last paragraph X 1000 re my jd. Can reduce rail volume without it bogging. But when the waves have more push you can get the rail in. If I had the same board scaled down to 6'6" and a touch wider I'd be set for smaller/average days.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:14 pm

Gonna order something like this. Love the idea of a Christenson middy but the reality is a more rockered quad will suit a wider range of waves.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:36 pm

that looks nice.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:23 am

tootr wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:14 pm
Gonna order something like this. Love the idea of a Christenson middy but the reality is a more rockered quad will suit a wider range of waves.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:54 pm

Kinda done with standard short boards for ground swells for 4ft up. Just not enjoying that much anymore. Ordered a Devon Howard 7ft from Donald Takayama. Looks pretty loose and fun for a bigger board. 7ft plus it's 2+1 for me, the only reason I didn't order a C bucket from Christensen is it only comes in a single.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by buddy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Thud wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Kinda done with standard short boards for ground swells for 4ft up. Just not enjoying that much anymore. Ordered a Devon Howard 7ft from Donald Takayama. Looks pretty loose and fun for a bigger board. 7ft plus it's 2+1 for me, the only reason I didn't order a C bucket from Christensen is it only comes in a single.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:34 pm

C bucket? Don't think it's proven. Been down that track of tweaking proven designs and it hasn't worked, well for me anyway.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by BA » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:38 pm

Thud wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Kinda done with standard short boards for ground swells for 4ft up. Just not enjoying that much anymore. Ordered a Devon Howard 7ft from Donald Takayama. Looks pretty loose and fun for a bigger board. 7ft plus it's 2+1 for me, the only reason I didn't order a C bucket from Christensen is it only comes in a single.
Looks nice. How muchy?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:12 pm

I noticed that Cheyne Horan's latest allrounder for himself was something like 6'3 x 20.25" x 3" and a traditional nugget/zot shape. So he's still going for width and volume.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:13 pm

It might cause a stir but 20 1/4 isn't really wide IMHO. 20 1/4 would be a short board width for me haha. My jd is for good waves and is 21". Doesn't feel wide at all.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:40 am

BA wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Thud wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Kinda done with standard short boards for ground swells for 4ft up. Just not enjoying that much anymore. Ordered a Devon Howard 7ft from Donald Takayama. Looks pretty loose and fun for a bigger board. 7ft plus it's 2+1 for me, the only reason I didn't order a C bucket from Christensen is it only comes in a single.
Looks nice. How muchy?
It's muchy. 1250
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:01 am

Beerfan wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:13 pm
It might cause a stir but 20 1/4 isn't really wide IMHO. 20 1/4 would be a short board width for me haha. My jd is for good waves and is 21". Doesn't feel wide at all.
Ditto for me, 7 boards 6'1 to 8', all 21 1/4 to 21 3/4
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Re: Midlengths

Post by BA » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:07 am

Thud wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:40 am
BA wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Thud wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Kinda done with standard short boards for ground swells for 4ft up. Just not enjoying that much anymore. Ordered a Devon Howard 7ft from Donald Takayama. Looks pretty loose and fun for a bigger board. 7ft plus it's 2+1 for me, the only reason I didn't order a C bucket from Christensen is it only comes in a single.
Looks nice. How muchy?
It's muchy. 1250
They look solid though, so will probably last for years. Give us a ride report down the track.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:24 am

Will do. If you spot me around the NB's grab it and ride it for yourself. I haven't seen any so won't be hard to spot.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by BA » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:28 pm

Nice.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu May 17, 2018 4:49 pm

Rode 7ft Byrnes as 2+1 today. Enjoyed the long walls and racing past close outs. Board has an awesomely fun cutback. 👍👍👍👍
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