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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:
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.
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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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

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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.
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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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:21 pm

TOS.
It wasn't amazing, but it was a shedload better than the rest of the northern GC.
That wind got up early and strong.

Been a while since I had to take a drop, my ratio of waves made was pretty average.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by jimmy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:28 pm

You paddle across, Boo?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:16 pm

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You paddle across, Boo?
He paddled down from Brisbane on his kayak, murdering fish and scaring young children, surfed then paddled all the way back.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:20 pm

No I took the taxi for the first time.
Was with an unfit mate who offered to pay.

Have to say I'd be sorely tempted to take it next time. Coming back in the boat after 3 hours of fairly active surfing was bliss.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:58 pm

I remember when they first started running a taxi service over there. Anyone seen getting off the taxi was drop in fodder and got burnt mercilessly. It was on par with dbah drop ins on boogers.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:32 pm

80% of crew out there came by boat or jetski this morning.
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