Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

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Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by steve shearer » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:40 am

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This one's come in from a Queensland lab with an impeccable pedigree.

The outline is pure late sixties QLD with an eerie echo of forgotten pioneer....Kevin Platt, who died alone and destitute in a Casino caravan park.
Due to it's similarities in outline to Slater's deep Six (forward foil, round tail) and considering it's late sixties heritage I've christened it the Deep Sixty-Nine.

The materials and construction technique is high tech and contains a lot of secret sauce. This thing is light..
I'd say it'd be 5'10 or 11 by 19 by 23/8 with lowish, soft boxy rails , a slight belly to double concave and continous but pronounced rocker curve.
Hows it ride?
First sesh was at a fun but flattish faced pointbreak. It's lower volume than I've been riding and it felt hard to paddle. It paddled into waves really easily though, and was whip fast through turns. Liked staying close to the pocket.
Really smooth through a backside bottom turn /top turn combo and liked to run that turn through a full arc.

Second sesh on a head high really hollow left rip bank and the board came into it's own.
Some unique feelings related to the forward foil. Hey there's something under my front foot I can push off.......proper bottom turns.
With the rocker curve and outline it runs a full rail carve in the hook.......the arc runs to the base and a small check turn for the barrel......halellujah there's a forward trim point to tube ride on.

Don't know much about the materials but the deep 69 is lively......is that related to the flex pattern?
Too early to tell but I'd guess yes.

This thing with rocker adjusted accordingly will smoke a fish in any conditions.
No tracking.
Thanks Huie.
I'll try and post a pic.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by Wingnut » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:45 am

That's a beautiful plane shape, very nice indeed.

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by huie » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:44 pm

havent got the right fins in yet
id beter go make some eh :idea:
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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by Quangers » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:09 pm

Looks a very nice board.

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by the trout » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:56 pm

great report steve you have got me thinking.
light'' how light.

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by sean-- » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:40 pm

Wanna see some nice singles have a look at the six ounce site for a few from chilli. They look pretty good.


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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by eMpowered » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:54 am

I still don't gett it???

Bang up a photo.......... So easy back in the day.

Frustrating?????


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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by eMpowered » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:23 am

As posted before Sean++

James makes great Ferrarries.

Singles????

Na.. i Love him, A great mate infact, way back.

A six ouncce Single from James.

Come on mate.

Sean Wilde or Hayden, But not Jame's...

I have had to back him on on many forums. For he IS the maker of A Ferrarri Shoartboard.

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by eMpowered » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:42 am

But not the Golden Six Ounce Single.

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by the trout » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:49 am

where does the author mention single fins???

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by steve shearer » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:04 pm

As Salty mentioned the outline is pure single-fin.
A particularly fruitful period of Australian single-fin design......short, forward foiled with roundtails and easy turning outlines.
Think Col Smith, Joe Engel, Thornton Fallander etc etc......just pre-thruster.
Unfortunately when Simon made three this outline was discarded.
Damm thing works a treat as a thruster (and would as a quad).
In fact I think I'm gunna take it for a lap of the Point right now.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by huie » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:56 pm

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hey steve thought you might be interested inthe red one
this guy has been getting boards of the temp for 30 yrs
& we are finaly trying 4 but we will see

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:41 am

Red rails looks like a sick template.

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Post by huie » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:14 pm

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thanks nick another shot

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by huie » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:44 pm

dinosaur wrote:enough pics already. The AKU file will do.

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by speedneedle » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:32 pm

[quote="huie"][quote="dinosaur"]enough pics already. The AKU file will do.[/quote

Funny one!...yep, there are still hand shaped boards out there! Huie, we'll have to preserve your DNA and clone you from it when all the machines die...

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Re: Modern retro shortboard in over the transom

Post by the trout » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:59 pm

huie its good to see your shapes on here my neighbour has one great board

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