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New Toy

Post by Cyclone » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:37 am

Wanted a Pacer for years since one passed the under the arm test years ago.
Generally too expensive second hand.
New = $1595.

Got hold of this one last week for $400. Just a few scratches and marks. No repairs.

Rides beautifully and paddles easily.

Bargain.

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Re: New Toy

Post by steve shearer » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:22 pm

I like the outline Trev.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: New Toy

Post by No Pants Lance » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:28 pm

yeah sweet, good price too!
though i'd prefer a rounded pin tail, for the aesthetic.

how would the cut off square differ in performance from a rounded pin?

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Re: New Toy

Post by Cyclone » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:53 pm

No Pants Lance wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:28 pm
yeah sweet, good price too!
though i'd prefer a rounded pin tail, for the aesthetic.

how would the cut off square differ in performance from a rounded pin?
The new one my mate bought has a rounded pin.
I've never ridden a rounded pin so I can't compare.
I like the square tail because that's the way they were "back in the day".
It hangs in well on steep take offs which surprised me a bit.
Also turns really well despite the relatively short (9") fin which came out of my John Sojoski board which has two side bites to help.
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Re: New Toy

Post by Beanpole » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:27 pm

Square tails tend to turn from the bottom of the wave. Rounded pins tend to hold in hollower waves. This is all relative on a mal though. Square tail offers more planing area when nose riding so they tend to hold up higher I think. Nice looking board Trev.
It was Mal City at Crescent this week. Pretty unimpressed with the skill level of a lot of the hipster crew on retro logs. Sometimes you see a lot of young guys and gals that can kill it but this time not so many. Japanese girl was going pretty good though.

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Re: New Toy

Post by Cyclone » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:19 pm

Thanks beanie.
I'm really happy with it.
Surprisingly it hangs in well on steep take offs. But yes, straight down and a big bottom turn. Very little rocker, which is what I wanted. So I expected a few nose dives but it hasn't happened yet.
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