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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:51 pm

I know that break well. It’s juicey. Why do you need a new board if you’ve got the Rab? Well a solid wave board anyway.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:59 pm

I was 78kg at the time it felt best. Now I’m around 88kg. Therefore want something a little wider, and a bit thicker. It’s still a great board, just feels a bit needle-like these days.

My old single fin 6”11 pintail would also handle that size, not a problem. But it’d be more limited to down-the-line, cutback, climb-drop line, and not much turning out on the face,
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:17 pm

Got it. 10 kegs is a big leap (of course)
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:40 am

Jesus, why don’t you just felch him already Thud.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:39 am

I’m warming to it. Maybe tomorrow.

Think I might by a log this year and learn to nose ride. Anyone recommend one?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by marauding mullet » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:48 am

Thud wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:39 am
I’m warming to it. Maybe tomorrow.

Think I might by a log this year and learn to nose ride. Anyone recommend one?
At the risk of being pilloried ... The Mctavish Fireball has been good to me, surprisingly easy to surf, 9'3"..wouldn't go longer. It's a 2 + 1
The Fireball 2 is a single fin I think.

PS I don't do the nose riding thing.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:52 am

Ta MM
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:47 am

This looks like it's worth a try out

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3VOyPEpbaJ ... _copy_link
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:09 am

Thud wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:39 am
I’m warming to it. Maybe tomorrow.

Think I might by a log this year and learn to nose ride. Anyone recommend one?
The boards in the Rabbidge photos look like his Fat Boy Model. Definitely the one on the left. Used to own one.

Unfortunately Thud he's not making mals anymore either I don't think.
The Tolhurst I was riding at Hanalei Bay went unreal. He's got a new range out if your interested in a more high performance style.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:03 am

Bennetts at Brookvale stock Tolhursts. Will pop down
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:01 am

See lots of Tolhursts in mal comps. Apart from going well that fandangled epoxy glassing is light and super strong:
Harley Ingleby absolutely rips on them.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:42 am

It's the latest Surftech reincarnation
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:43 am

Not as good as the original though
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:32 am

Paging Mr Shearer to the tuflite desk!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:35 am

:-D-:
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:13 pm

High performance longboarding... no just no.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:56 pm

Very core there.

See it live in the water, it’s incredible. Harley Ingleby rips on everything but he looks great on those Tolhurst longboards.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:38 pm

Drailed wrote:
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High performance longboarding... no just no.
I have to agree.
I admire their abilities but to me the flow of traditional longboarding is way better to watch.
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