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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:11 am
by saltman
Enjoyed watching the Vans Sunset comp
It's one of the few waves that looks way bigger and more intimidating from the water shots

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm
by Beanpole
Just a big Go and Get Fcuked to Coastalwatch for its Where to Go Fcuking Camping at Fcuking Xmas Run Down. I would also like to attack the fcuker who shot the Drone Footage with an actual drone.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:21 pm
by Hatchnam
Are you upset because you think the crowds will spike at boring as batshit crescent head and is going to spoil your exciting EOY getaway ?

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:37 pm
by Beanpole
More the real estate actually.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:42 pm
by Thud
From Bondi to Crescent. The relaxed passage of Beanpole.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:53 pm
by Beanpole
Got that right.
Actually....which hard core charger is in the general vicinity right about now if I'm not mistaken?

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:00 pm
by buddy
Back beaches would have pumped all week down that way.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:58 am
by Hatchnam
paging crabmeat, shearer, carroll, legion, saltman, et al

as much as i (rightfully) take the piss out of "older dudes on hi-performance thrusters" (because often see so much sub-par surfing on such) i'm back in the market for a hi-perf thruster myself

:lol:

still want to keep surfing singles for all the flow and grace on those lovely walled up days, but after a board to rip the bag out of beach break conditions, from say somewhat punchy chest high through to double overhead drainpipes. a board for high n tight short arc hacking in the pocket, or drawn out rail carves out of the face.

i'm a bit out the loop on what's out there today (shapers, models, etc) so please submit your recommendations.

me specs = 45yrs old, 5"10, 30 plus years exp, competent, 78kg, surfing 3-4 days a weeks, surf fit (can surf for hours, paddle my ring out etc), style is more old-school (eighties era).

was thinking a board around the 32-33 litres (i like a bit more volume for glide speed) and somewhere around 6'2 x 20 x 2 5/8 (geared more for the smaller wave end of the spectrum) or 6'3 x 19.75 x 2 5/8 (for the upper range), round tail (rounded pin or pulled in squash).

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:42 am
by tootr
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:43 am
by channels
Hypto Krypto? :mrgreen:


Ive been feeling up a Lost Stealth and List Quiver Killer lately, thinking about getting one shortly.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:46 am
by Nick Carroll
Well hatchy that is a pretty straightforward and popular recipe in modern hi per surfing, you'll find heaps of versions of it in shop racks. I think a lot of boardmakers have been influenced by the past couple of excellent seasons in Indo and also by JJF/Pyzel's success with that stye of board (see shearer's recent Ghost)

If I were you I'd just wander some shops and have a look. You'll know more about what you need than I do, plus browsing good surfboard shops is a pleasure these days as long as you can avoid too much sales staff interaction. I do think Simon A is way up at or near the head of the pack for that sort of board and is excellent at hiding volume -- so you get paddle power etc without sacrificing fine edge bite. Chilli also. Mike Psillakis for maybe a more direct surfer shaper conversation. Warner, Hayden, both have fine examples of the style in their quivers.

I look at your weight and height and think 20" is pretty wide for that length of board, it'll glide along and turn off the outline but the full rocker line turn will evade you, the rocker is harder to get to as board width increases. Maybe think more about 19" over 6'2" or 6'3" so the outline curve draws a bit and you can get to the rocker faster in a turn. You can still get to 32/33 litres easily on such a width just by the designer being clever with thicknesses.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:20 pm
by Hatchnam
Thanks Nick. Appreciate it. Understand the narrower board is better for more response though I’m a broad as hell shouldered ape and have found going a bit wider adds some more base stability (I could probably go 19.25). Might even have a chat to Stuart Paterson about a custom

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:08 pm
by Thud
"The full rocker line turn will evade you". Happening on my backhand on a particular fishie short board. Back leg feels straighter than usual on the top turn. Driving me insaaaaaaaane

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:06 pm
by alakaboo
Iggy, this is my HPT for the weekend warrior (not the green summer board)
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19546&p=608322&hili ... er#p608322

6'0"x19 1/2"X 2 1/2" (roughly)
31l, roughly.
Stretched to 6'2" would be perfect.

It was custom but has the Mick Fanning rocker curve.
That curve makes me a much better surfer.

What happened to the psilakis I sold you?
He's very good at hiding foam too.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:17 pm
by Thud
Ok guys, for philistines like me here is a good explanation of rocker lines

http://www.surfline.com/blogs/talking-d ... ide_42394/

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:17 pm
by Hatchnam
that looks heaps nice kaboo. plenty of old-school foam-hide in there and the curvier rocker would make that thing sing in steep sections.

psillakis? i destroyed that thing yearsss ago. jesus it was a fun board at the time though, especially on backhand snaps. very webber afterburner (first version) type design.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:00 pm
by Thud
A buddy of mine was riding boards slightly wider than he had in the past. While he enjoyed the ease of paddling he got bored. Bought a Chilli Peri Peri and is now a very happy dude. Check it out sounds like it could be in the vast options list

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:14 pm
by steve shearer
Hey Toots I'm in Coffs smashing Motackle. Any surf around?