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Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:29 pm

What has been the experience?

Wished you had etc etc. Could not do without .
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by jimmy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:40 pm

When are you going Steve?

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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 pm

Sep.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by buddy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:49 pm

I reckon your ghost should be the first picked then a semi-gun you can trust.

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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by bomboraa » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:06 pm

Would have liked a single conc round pin quad shortboard but they weren't around then. PS check if the boat/resort has a serious GT spin outfit and some stickbaits and poppers you can borrow.

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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:05 pm

6'1" Ghost
6'9" roundpin.

And either a 5'10 fish or a 6'3" roundtail quad.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:55 am

I took three Jim banks boards when I went. All rounded pins. A 6’5, 6’9, and 7’0.

Surf was 4-8 foot the whole time. Surfed the 6’5 for most of it.

The rail length of the 6’9 felt too neither here nor there.

And surfed the 7’0 at 8 foot thunders and 5-6 ft scarecrows. The 7’0 went well at big thunders, was overkill for scarecrows

If I had the time over I’d have probably made do with just a 6’5 or 6’4, and pack a 6’0 in case it got below head high, and maybe a 7’0 just i felt I needed the rail length on a big day.

Didn’t get to surf rifles but we passed it by. It looked like to type of wave that would reward a longer rail line.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:29 am

Thanks Iggs, that's very useful information
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:12 am

Make sure you surf hideaways if not already. That wave is bonkers.

https://magicseaweed.com/Hideaways-Ment ... uide/2824/
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Rustt » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:16 am

So your going to procrastinate over this for 8 months. :-)

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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:14 pm

Result
A quiver heavily influenced by Hynde, Herring & Greenough

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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:37 pm

fwiw

channels go v good

stay around your favourite length, the boards should kinda back each other up in case of snappage etc

Like me, I'd probably take three boards all between 5'11" and 6'1", all kinda different but all in that range, and a 6'5"

Mentawai waves like rocker, you're pretty much always riding on a curve, so fat flat little things and almost-guns get annoying after just a coupla waves.

Don't overthink, it's not a difficult surf zone, you could just take one board and ride it the whole time if ya wanted.

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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by tootr » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:52 pm

FWIW Phil Myers is putting out a whole bunch of stock boards thru Sideways surf.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:31 pm

Hey Steve, are you going with Dorris ?
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Rustt » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:53 pm

Is Doris the name of his blow up doll?

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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:20 pm

No I'm not Yuke. It's the brother of my brother in law.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by marauding mullet » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:36 pm

Wouldn’t that make him your brother in law as well?
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:01 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:20 pm
No I'm not Yuke. It's the brother of my brother in law.
You could have at least picked me up for spelling Doris with two R's ... ya big girls blouse.

There should have been some nice waves down your way this morning.

Speaking of Doris's ...

(and no its not mine, but its pretty sweet looking in the flesh)

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