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by Hatchnam
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

RE: Krypto.. I'm sure in certain waves and certain conditions they'd go great (prob small, well breaking, hollow conditions) But for a board that's "marketed as an allrounder swiss-army knife", they're certainly fking not! As an allrounder, I reckon they're a below average board at best. They're rid...
by Hatchnam
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

AC
Having borrowed and ridden a krypto before and having seen them being surfed by countless punters I reckon that was about the most accurate review I have read on them
Sorry to hijack the thread but u've nailed it
Carry on :arrow:
by Hatchnam
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

Beery, What about this for $450 ? (Or talk him down) http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-region/surfing/mckee-6-6-bamboo-surfboard/1038124914 Fully Bamboo laminated Fanatic 6'6" Shaped by the legendary Bruce McKee. Excellent for fit beginners or people looking for a small wave board that fits into...
by Hatchnam
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Building the ultimate trendy Mid-Length.
Replies: 133
Views: 34408

Re: Building the ultimate trendy Mid-Length.

actually it was a mates OUter Island mini-mal that first got me "hooked" on mid-lengths. Is this the sound of the worm turning ? So u've seen the light hey? Welcome to the club :) Will keep a watch on this thread. Keen to see how it turns out. Are u or have u also considered more a thruster-shortbo...
by Hatchnam
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

Black Beauty is a great board. Fantastic for bowly or barreling waves. Though as an all rounder I reckon they've got too much rocker, as by definition of an all-rounder u'd have to factor in fatter and sluggish waves along with the good. Sorry to discount ur advice there Spork, but just speaking fro...
by Hatchnam
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

Beery. Have u checked Carabine surfboards out in Wollongong ? I've seen a few mollusc-esque shapes of his out in the line up down there before. He might have something 2nd hand or off the rack ?
by Hatchnam
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

Yeah, if ur looking at 2.5 as a thickness then ur prob gonna have to get a custom for a big shorty - small midlength. As off the rack u'd be hard pressed finding much under 2.75. Rabbidges boards are nice too. *EDIT* Actually, what about one of those Trex Hybrid shapes by Maurice Cole? Comes off the...
by Hatchnam
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

Yeah well... They're all "bigger shortboards or smaller mid lengths" and he's a self confessed intermediate level surfer. So "nair-nairny-nair-nair" :mrgreen: :P etc... And, that 7S model's smallest IS the 7'2 :shock: But yeah, for sure he could prob tone down the size of what I suggested. But from ...
by Hatchnam
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

** love how the room's now gone silent **
:lol:
by Hatchnam
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

Why below the belt ? I was 100% serious. I've eyeballed these puppies in the flesh and they look the goods. I may be wrong here but it may also be designed by Gary Loveridge (guru Cenny Coast shaper).
That thing would perform no worries. U could disembowel a 6-8 foot thumper on that.
by Hatchnam
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

I reckon this thing is probably one the most functional looking "one board quiver" out there . It'd handle just about anything u'd ever need it to. Especially if ur just want to draw hard carving lines in all and anything. Who cares if it's a 7S. It's one damned fine looking board to me. Might be wo...
by Hatchnam
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

or one of these if you're looking for more range either end of the spectrum (i.e: waist high to double overhead and thumping) http://www.markrabbidge.com/categories/Boards/Fatboy/ http://www.markrabbidge.com/content_images/1/7%20ft%20fatboy.JPG somewhere between 6'8-7'2 Long, x 20-21 Wide, x 2.5-2.7...
by Hatchnam
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 15613

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

5'8" x 77kg Nearly 10 years experience Not a big wave charger Mostly 1-3' With enough surfing and fitness 4' Realistically it will be mostly shoulder to a bit overhead based on your details, i'd go for something like one of these for good allrounder up to 4 foot.. http://grsurfboards.com/surfboards...
by Hatchnam
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23996
Views: 3863607

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Well if it was me in ur shoes I'd be preserving with the miller. Just work on positioning and timing for the duckdive. Do it a shave earlier and use ur foot on the tail if u need to for scooping the board under. Bottom line is the more waves u catch the better u'll get and sooner. The bigger board w...
by Hatchnam
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23996
Views: 3863607

Re: Where did you surf today ?

At the risk of offering uninvited advice - Small boards like that won't help u one bit if ur learning. Ur better off on a bigger longer board. Get a board that can catch shit loads of waves. U will improve a lot quicker as a result. Get ur wave count up and start to get some flow and lines happening...
by Hatchnam
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23996
Views: 3863607

Re: Where did you surf today ?

/\ yeah, it was a bit of fun hey? Nice little shape to it. Wackable, fun to cutback on etc... But if only it'd barrel properly once in a while hey ? :wink: rare cover up here and there at best usually
by Hatchnam
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385104

Re: Ask Carroll

thanks steve.. perhaps i'll get both.. :shock: that bonzer looks nuts, nice bottom turn, and solid mid-faced carve also.. subtle, poised, relaxed, inert almost (in a good way), and most importantly 'graceful'.. i like clean lines, smooth surfing, and simple carving lines, especially in solid overhea...
by Hatchnam
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1385104

Re: Ask Carroll

cool, excellent, and thanks for talking me out of it... i'll stick to a step-up thruster then..
that's what i had in mind also (not wanting to be restricted) as 6-8 foot is the perfect attack range (board permitting).