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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Kunji » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:06 pm

Nice
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:15 pm

You should be able to get a nearly as new surftech version of the some world's most renowned shapers designs (alive or dead) for around $500-$700

Here's a Yater in WA for $500
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:28 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:54 pm
We all do.
I don't have one, unless you count the pink soft top. Brand name, 'Diva'.

Plenty of parking though!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:31 pm

My 7ft softie is pink too!
Erase.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:07 pm

jimmy wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:49 pm
saltman wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:46 pm
A few different options here https://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com.a ... longboard/
Was gonna suggest those guys but thought Coops was taking the piss.
This one looks ok too.

https://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com.a ... eau-young/
He probably is! Its all just bait to expose the closet mal riders
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:47 pm

Kunji wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Nice
Coops. Look, Cranked means well, but — Don’t go anywhere near surftech (tuflite) construction.

Sure like the name says, it’s tough, and it’s light. But fk me dead. It’s got the flex patterns of a china plate. It’s skittery and over-reactive.

1) Too light to comfortably paddle into a stiff offshore wind.

2) Can’t cope with choppy conditions, as there’s no dampening or absorption, too twangy and stiff.

3) Shit in overhead groundswells, as they’re too light (you want some weight for momentum) and again stiff and skittery.

And just in case cranked comes in to defend tuflite (as he’s bound to) then do some research on this forum or the interwebs to see what the “accurate” general consensus is on tufflite.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:10 pm

Yep, I'd steer well clear too.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:11 pm

At 9' they have plenty of weight and momentum. I've ridden them in heavy chop in double overhead at MR main break and Yallingup, as have lots of other surfers here in WA. Don't listen to Iggy, he probably hasn't ridden a mal in anything over head high.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:52 pm

I had a bob brown 9”4 that I rode in double overhead.

Tuflite epoxy is shit. Avoid it like the filth it is.

Coops, listen up man.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm

We know cranked is just trolling because he doesn't even surf sw WA.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:25 pm

I got a mate i grew up with thats been living in SW WA for the past few years. He’s in yallingup boardriders. He send pictures of the surf. I’d murder a million magpies to trade places.

Anyone that turns their nose up at SW WA and froths over tuflite and measures their waves in kilojoules is to be treated with extreme suspicion.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:02 pm

:B This is great.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:06 pm

I think we might have a new feud brewing here. Get the popcorn chaps.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:52 am

I hate to break up a good blue, but coops did say that the mal was for use on the small days. Double overhead I reckon he'll be back deep in the barrel on a boogie.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:58 am

Legion wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm
We know cranked is just trolling because he doesn't even surf sw WA.
I surfed the WA coast (mainly the SW and NW) from when I moved here from Cronulla in 1990 until I retired four years ago, now I just surf the bukit for 6 months a year.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:15 am

Cranked wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:00 pm
I can recommend the Wayne Dean surftech mal

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Mine was in perfect condition, I bought and sold it it for $700
Looks good cranky.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:59 am

@ coops. If you see a surfboard with either the Surftech or Tuflite logo then avoid it.

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“traditional boards are made using polyurethane foam "blanks" that are then cut and sanded to form by shapers, Surftech uses a process of blowing polystyrene blanks into preset molds designed by its various shapers. The blanks are then coated with polyvinyl chloride, laminated, and finished. This results in a board that is stronger and considerably lighter than traditional polyurethane boards”

Here’s also a wrap up on tuflite from NC from many moons ago on surfline website. As you’d expect, it’s written in a diplomatic and inoffensive fashion but nevertheless he still manages to clearly spell out the disadvantages of the construction.

http://www.surfline.com/community/whokn ... cfm?id=986

“While a polyester board flexes around its stringer and tends to absorb a certain amount of wave energy in critical situations, a TufLite reacts abruptly to any changes in the wave face, with no softening of its effects beyond that built into the board's design.”
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:08 am

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