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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:47 pm

Look forward to seeing it and hearing the ride report beery
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:50 pm

Thud wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:07 pm
CB = 7x21x3 HM = 7'2x2 3/4x21 1/4

The CB closer to a thruster and great in 2-4ft. Has a domed deck and is pretty loose. Where as the HM thin foil and razor sharp rail is reminiscent of a bonzer egg shape. It's great in faster, larger and more powerful waves. Both are great on the back hand, no tracking at all.

CB all year round and HM Autumn/Winter. Both great.
Hopefully Jye will be at the Byron surf festival in Feb & I can have a fondle of his crossbreed.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:05 am

Cool. Let me know what you think
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:28 pm

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Not posting the deck pic, it's white and I couldn't be fkukked playing around on imgur anymore
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:41 pm

Sweet board.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:36 pm

Thanks thud
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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:29 pm

Was that a custom Corey Graham Beery?

He makes a nice board - looks the goods!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:53 am

batoes wrote:
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Was that a custom Corey Graham Beery?

He makes a nice board - looks the goods!
Yeah mate, took it out just then in average waves kind of out of the wind. Brief surf but needed to try it. Super stoked! Paddles great, in early, smooth turns from default position but stand on the tail and it responds pretty good for 8'2"😀 It's the board I've needed for a while.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:01 am

Good stuff. He's on my list. His boards look brilliant.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:03 pm

im going to Sumba in April.
Anyone ever taken a 7-7’6 mctavish carver to indo before?

7’2 x 20 1/2 x 2 3/4.

Going to use it for when my arms are farked towards the end of the trip.
I hear Millers right gets looong.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:46 pm

I've owned a few of them and did a few seasons in Roti on a 7'6. It'll go just fine in anything - head to double no problem.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 pm

Cranked wrote:
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I've owned a few of them and did a few seasons in Roti on a 7'6. It'll go just fine in anything - head to double no problem.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:05 pm

JET01 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Cranked wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:46 pm
I've owned a few of them and did a few seasons in Roti on a 7'6. It'll go just fine in anything - head to double no problem.
Much appreciated
This is from their website and is pretty spot on:

The Carver concept is simple: It’s a shortboard built into a wave-catching body. A powerful engine zone between the riders feet (flat rocker, double concave) with front fins and a template hip right under the back foot, mean speed and acceleration are grouped where you can best manage it. From the front fins back the power generation cuts back, leaving a sweet rockered tail that allows vertical drops and easy entry. The forward lines are classic for running speed and feed onto the engine. Added bevels in the forward bottom shape make re-entries safe and easy with no outside rail catch. The nose concave removes foam and wood, lightening the front end for fast pivot reaction. The Carver has been a super-reliable mid-length that always handles juicy waves all around the World, from Indo to France, from San Diego to Tahiti. There are literally thousands of happy Carver riders around the globe, so we happily continue to produce it as demanded.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:16 am

I always recommend these boards to people getting back into surfing and then tell them to never sell them or try to advance back to short boarding. They don't need to. Of course their egos can't help so they kook out in shorties for 2-3 years and give up.

As I'm getting a little older (50's plus) I might invest in a 7ft Carver. They are hard to find.

How would you compare a 7ft carver to a 6'8 McCoy Nugget Cranked? Chalk and cheese. Could a 7ft Carver handle decent Bukit?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:44 am

My Carvers 7'11" :-D-: I love it to death. At that size it's a bit too big for getting through heavier stuff but will handle any size wave I would paddle onto. I've taken my 7' Carver Fish over to Indo and had a great time on it. Actually recently thought I'd try and snare a 7' Carver if one pops up.
I was watching another old guy on a Fat Bullet when I was at Boomerang and it reminded me why I prefer the carver. The Carvers tail rocker really gets you onto waves when they have a bit of push. The Fat Bullet not so much.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:04 am

Thud wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:16 am
I always recommend these boards to people getting back into surfing and then tell them to never sell them or try to advance back to short boarding. They don't need to. Of course their egos can't help so they kook out in shorties for 2-3 years and give up.

As I'm getting a little older (50's plus) I might invest in a 7ft Carver. They are hard to find.

How would you compare a 7ft carver to a 6'8 McCoy Nugget Cranked? Chalk and cheese. Could a 7ft Carver handle decent Bukit?
Yeah they are hard to find, I was always on the lookout for a 7' carver but never found one to buy. Had a ride on one for half an hour and it felt small compared to a 7'6, but I didn't get the opportunity to put it through its paces.

My major beef with the carver compared to a nugget is that the carver can't do tight turns near as well as the nugget. Although this may seem minor, those tight turns off the bottom and off the lip are what I enjoy most and if a board can't do it I lose interest in them - the carver did't like really tight turns. But there's a good chance the 7' may be as good as or better than a nugget as I'm comparing 6'8 and 7' nuggets with a 7'6 carver.

As I said the 7'6 would handle anything, so I'm guessing the 7' would handle double overhead bukit. Paddling in may be a problem though. I can get in on my 6'8 (51L) nugget for a few waves, but I find I can't keep it up for a whole session, but if I change to my 7'4 (63L) I can get the best set waves all day (subject to sharing and not being an arsehole of course).

McCoys have a lot more volume than carvers size for size, and a lot more bottom curve, so bigger waves are never a problem.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:08 am

Thanks guys. Great feedback
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Re: Midlengths

Post by saltman » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:10 am

JET01 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:03 pm
im going to Sumba in April.
Anyone ever taken a 7-7’6 mctavish carver to indo before?

7’2 x 20 1/2 x 2 3/4.

Going to use it for when my arms are farked towards the end of the trip.
I hear Millers right gets looong.
I am going to Sumba from 21st April

But not millers - going to the right around the bay from Nihiwattu
Was thinking of taking my 7-3 mid as well but not sure

the McNeil 6-2 CV quad and soon to be born 6-8 bonZer should be enough
I want to leave room for fishing gear

Are you only staying at millers?
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