Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:11 pm

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Yeh twins in power surf. Unless you're MR, thoughts?
Yeh, I checked the surf on high this morn and it had dropped heaps. Thought it would drop some more but it muscled up again. Didn't pack anything else because I was frothing to get it out there. Thought the huge fins would save me.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:13 pm

Wasn't questioning you there buddy. More wondering thoughts on twins in waves with some sting. Sounds like ya didn't love it.

Had some ok surfs on a low railed 7ft 2+1 this week. Some waves have been belters, others the board doesn't love so much.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:14 pm

saw Joel Fitz paddle out on an OS twinny the day before when it was 8 ft.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:14 pm

And? Well....we are waiting...

Those guys rip hard
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:18 pm

then I left. But I'm sure he tore the bag.
Lot of good surfing going on here this last swell.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:19 pm

For sure. I would have liked to have seen that.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:21 pm

Yeh, and AK was talking about the guy on the 7'4 Mackie on the big days.
Will give it time to work it out.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:28 pm

Yeh I saw that. Described his turns like full snowboard carve on a mountain of water. Board looked funky however, Kidman loves MM. Still, good to see good surfing on good waves with something a little different.

MM is really on the side cut fish trip now....it's an interesting obsession. Kinda like that Ball guy in the 70's (Rodney?)

Anyway I digress.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:03 pm

Looks like no one surfed here today.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Jorgo » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:26 pm

Rodney Ball..he of the "Clear Sea" label ..used to shape for McGrigors when Ian Goodacre and Barry King were there too. He (Rodney) was a ski instructor I think and had some pretty unique designs with keels and interesting parallel tail shapes that mirrored snow skis to some extent.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:45 am

Pretty sure Mackies side cuts are based on an old school snowboard design. Not Rodney Balls but similar. I can't remember the guys name.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am

Thud wrote:
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Pretty sure Mackies side cuts are based on an old school snowboard design. Not Rodney Balls but similar. I can't remember the guys name.
MMs inspiration would be the winterstick by Milovich Winterstick
These days they have morphed into the highly desirable genstick snowboard
The sidecut shortens the rail length and makes for tight responsive arcs while the length down the middle maintains drive


Rod Ball had the screwdriver tail - I thought it was derived from water ski design
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:54 pm

Ride report on this thing
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Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:22 pm
This board

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So went for the late at semi offshore/sideshore/lago at Curlie. Normal Curlie, bit all over the place but some nice sections interspersed with fat gutters.

So how does the board ride? Speed, speed and more speed. I now understand the trend and fascination behind the shorter small wave board. Gets in early, gets up to speed so quickly and skates across the fat sections. The flat rocker and channels make it track a little so there were a few falls trying to turn how I normally would. Made a few nice sections where turns were more shoves and jams rather than leaning back and turning off the rail/rocker.

Board is a keeper.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:00 pm

Nice!
I've got one of his 5 sparks. Also very fast.great board.
Would like to get the next one with tail or belly channels and thruster only.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:42 pm

Sounds fun Channels
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:45 am

Took the eldest for a surf this morning. Don't want to think about how long ago my last surf was. She had fun catching whitewater and I grabbed a few shoulder high waves on my JD. Tried some AM2 fins in it and it feels much more free and easy than the pc-7's I had in it, which seemed to make it feel stiff. Great board
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:46 am

channels wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Ride report on this thing
channels wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:22 pm
This board

Image
So went for the late at semi offshore/sideshore/lago at Curlie. Normal Curlie, bit all over the place but some nice sections interspersed with fat gutters.

So how does the board ride? Speed, speed and more speed. I now understand the trend and fascination behind the shorter small wave board. Gets in early, gets up to speed so quickly and skates across the fat sections. The flat rocker and channels make it track a little so there were a few falls trying to turn how I normally would. Made a few nice sections where turns were more shoves and jams rather than leaning back and turning off the rail/rocker.

Board is a keeper.
Is that a SA nomad? Sounds fun!
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:02 pm

It's a test model based off the Nomad template, called a Double - Ender. Definitely fun, I've tried a few shorter boards and never really gelled with one until this.

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