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by old grom
Wed May 06, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: surfboard agency boards
Replies: 80
Views: 26032

Re: surfboard agency boards

Hi Cranked.. thanks for posting all this info about the Xf nuggs. I have had many McCoys and made the leap to one of these after reading your posts and Cuttles review (he is a friend and we have simular board tastes..). Just got a 6'8" Xf (old style), I am 47yrs, 95Kg, with a buggered left shoulder....
by old grom
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: new short board for big...old...guy...
Replies: 108
Views: 36572

Re: new short board for big...old...guy...

Hi Pete - love the look of your beach beat. I was very interested to hear of your fin experiments. My board arrived this week but only a week old so just looking at it...its 6'8" x 22 1/2 X 2 7/8 - inspired by the rusty dwart and lost RV - so fairy flat rocker and lots of volume - but with double hi...
by old grom
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: new short board for big...old...guy...
Replies: 108
Views: 36572

Re: new short board for big...old...guy...

Davros..I know what you are saying ..but of late every time I get the idea of "I think I can go a bit:.. shorter...more high performance ...thinner...I just get a bit frustrated, especialy after am hour when I am buggered. So after several costly mistakes I have settled on a minimum size that keeps ...
by old grom
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: new short board for big...old...guy...
Replies: 108
Views: 36572

Re: new short board for big...old...guy...

Mr Finch...I have been glued to the JD page...that is addictive...only 235 pages of board pawn to go...

How does your Tomo style board go? looks insane..

How does JD manage a bit more volume..

truley amazing stuff
by old grom
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: new short board for big...old...guy...
Replies: 108
Views: 36572

Re: new short board for big...old...guy...

Thanks for all the suggestions and thoughts, its great to get new info and slants of the challenge of a high volume shorty...even if I need this as Im getting bloody older... Surfy...I am a big McCoy fan, I have had 5 in the last 10 years..including over a year on a 6'8" Zot.. I have never surfed a ...
by old grom
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: new short board for big...old...guy...
Replies: 108
Views: 36572

Re: new short board for big...old...guy...

Thanks guys...I think my 2-5 ft was my third stubbie talking last night... I have a couple of boards I pull out when it is 4 ft and above (ie well overhead) - including a very solid a 7'2 gunned up McCoy nugget that never lets me down. So the seach is more for a board that can handle 2 - 4 , and esp...
by old grom
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: new short board for big...old...guy...
Replies: 108
Views: 36572

new short board for big...old...guy...

Yes that old chestnut... I have been on the beefy short board quest for many years and have tried most of the genre. 47 and 95KG, average old bugger surfer, finding I need some paddle help but dont want to go to long in board length. Just sold a McCoy Nugget 6'10" which gave me many years of service...
by old grom
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 130538

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Pete...that is a bloody work of art...I don't think anyone else makes boards that cool ...classic
by old grom
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 130538

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Pete...I have seen you rave about some boards...but your enthusiastic words about the scorpion make me think it must be something special. I have a copy of a lost couch potato being made at the moment when it arrives we must hook up again and have a swap. Pls keep us up to date about the zot...plann...
by old grom
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 130538

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Great review...like another after a dozen surfs...makes me want a 6'4; Jam I no longer have my dot...but still have two nuggets....great to hear about everyone's experience on this classic shape...OG
by old grom
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: getting old, dont want struggle on a shorty
Replies: 84
Views: 29337

Re: getting old, dont want struggle on a shorty

Inspiring to hear guys over 60 still getting out... once I turned 40ish I noticed a loss in strength and speed. My solution to this was three fold: increasing volume on my boards (my 'shorty' is now 6'10x22"x3"); took up yoga...have been going to two classes a week for nearly five years; and general...
by old grom
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 130538

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Great posts Mr Mike and jam....got me hanging for cuttles review...come on Pete; your fans are waiting....how is the zot
by old grom
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 130538

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Very keen to hear how you find the zot cuttle. I gave my 6"8 a really good go; it was my main board for over a year. While I really enjoyed the experience I found it a bit limiting as an all rounder; but maybe I went a few inches more than I needed. I am currently getting a zot inspired 6'4 but quad...
by old grom
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Panaitan Island Tours
Replies: 7
Views: 3720

Re: Panaitan Island Tours

Wow slowman That is an insane photo. By the end of the week we were used to surfing in about two feet of water with the odd dry spot. Had a couple of greatsessions but as you say the highligh was the place and people. As you say paradise. Iman is a great guide and we loved the place. We also spent a...
by old grom
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: The big guy's small wave shredding implement- The Dumpling
Replies: 98
Views: 20199

Re: The big guy's small wave shredding implement- The Dumpli

Hi Cuttlefish (Pete); keen to find out if you are still riding the Wasp. If so how has it gone now it's been a while, if not what changes would you make in dims if you had another shot. Cheers mate , old grom!
by old grom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Panaitan Island Tours
Replies: 7
Views: 3720

Re: Panaitan Island Tours

Just got back from here - the surf panaitan tour guys were great, fantastic people, great surf guide, very professional operation and great value. No crowds , only one boat just dreaming, we ran into them a few times but no big deal. Worst issue is the reefs , this place is as shallow and sharp as I...
by old grom
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 130538

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Mark - give us a run down on the Dumpling... what sizes are you thinking... sounds tasty :oops: OG
by old grom
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Gibber's compsand build thread.
Replies: 133
Views: 33365

Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Thanks for the info Tiger - if you are effectivly making your own blanks - this style of construction has an inherant versitility. Very interseting for guys like me who like unusual shapes. I will be following with interest. Cheers OG