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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:39 pm

I rode my 6'6" Desert Storm, god that thing really is almost cheating, such a magic Capet ride.
I was waiting on the back button and this thing came right in wedging in from the ENE, like a west peak.
It felt the bottom stood up and I scratched into it, then it hit deeper water filled up and hit the button properly and pitched right out.
I thought I was gone with the lip but I just got this straight up and down weightless, freefall, it felt as soft as a feather, a real rocket drop ......then I felt the fins and tail rail connect and I could drive out of the base of the wave.
so sweet.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ajohnsen » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:44 pm

Steve fell off.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:50 pm

Hey Steve, I’m thinking of getting one of these channel bottomed step ups in a 6’6 or 6’8 as they look pretty sweet.

https://sideways.com.au/free-flight-keg ... hortboard/

For only $549 it’s looking too good to pass up.

Have you felt one up in the flesh? Or ridden one?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:52 pm

I haven't ridden one but I've felt them up....they look pretty good.
Phil Myers reckon they surf good.

For that price it would be worth a punt. Buy in person and make sure there are no obvious defects.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:55 pm

Sounds like a plan. There’s now a sideways store in brookvale.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:03 pm

yeah I reckon QC would be the only issue.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by jimmy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:07 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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hows the bottom end of the super bank now Jimmy?

Greeny into Coolie bit.
Nowhere near it’s best Steve.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:11 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:03 pm
yeah I reckon QC would be the only issue.
That’s the only thing putting me off a bit. Have you seen how they hold up over time? Any of the sideways/indonesia manufactured stuff? (It is made there, right?)
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:18 pm

Yeah, made in Indo somewhere, Bali I think.

Not one of those Freeflights but I know a bloke who bought a Bali made single fin from sideways and it seemed to be reasonably well made.
Normal pu/pe durability.
He was happy with it.

They'd be under the rubric of Australian consumer law if it was a piece of shitt.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:39 pm

I have a sideways made six channel diamond tail and it's fine. Good finish, normal seeming in every way.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:56 pm

god I got a good one today. it was right on the wide corner, a big wedge with a wide swinging wall, like an under-nourished wave from the June 2016 black nor-easter swell. That wave was in total tension the whole way, it really wanted to close-out and the bottom contour just held it....just a full speed run then I went up and over the this big corner and the wave slowed down and just stood up for me the whole way down the line, one big top turn after another.
I was starting to wonder if or when I would get another peak moment in surfing.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:21 pm

Well I got a fcuken cracker, super chunky right across a reef platform, swung a bit and came back, got a thick barrel against the grain then thought right! time for a pro surfer cutback, and gave that Webber all the weight on the rail. The thing went around like the proverbial bar of soap in a bathtub, got to 180 degrees and the tail popped out on a tiny cross chop, and I got sucked over the falls on to a six inch deep sandbar. Good times!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:32 pm

That’s super. I’ve caught a lot of closeouts over the last few days.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:53 pm

There was just always some cnut on my inside for all the smoking ones this morning. Drove me fccckn mad.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:35 pm

Watched Tama through to Bronte this arvo.....looked way better than it objectively was. Some great lines though. I'd had a look at Bondi and was wondering about the rippy areas along the south end. Reason wS revealed around the corner which was about three times as big.

Not worth a paddle out given the time.....Went home and watched Snapper footage. Probably the worst place in Australia to try and snare a wave. Good wipe outs.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:55 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:50 pm
Hey Steve, I’m thinking of getting one of these channel bottomed step ups in a 6’6 or 6’8 as they look pretty sweet.

https://sideways.com.au/free-flight-keg ... hortboard/

For only $549 it’s looking too good to pass up.

Have you felt one up in the flesh? Or ridden one?
They look good. I'm looking for a step up too- the 6'4" is 34.4L... is that a lot for a board that size or kind of normal?

Lemme know if you are heading up to Brookvale Hatchy, I might be up for getting one.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:06 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Watched Tama through to Bronte this arvo.....looked way better than it objectively was.
Does that even mean anything?
Erase.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:10 pm

Drailed wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:53 pm
There was just always some cnut on my inside for all the smoking ones this morning. Drove me fccckn mad.
Take off deeper, shoulder hopper.

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