bonzers.....the quad fad is over

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by diggerdickson » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:41 pm

Our whole family are thinking of ya Huie. Noah asks about ya every night and sends best wishes. Talk soon bloke.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Trev » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:40 am

All the best huie.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:51 pm

Hoping you find yourself back in the shaping bay soon Huie.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:55 pm

Gone to Vegas. Back on Wednesday. Hope my boards ready when I get back.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:59 pm

Dropped into rhino on the way to a work meeting....
Guess who's board is ready..... Pity Juan wasn't in or I'd have it in my hands.
Picking it up in the next couple of days.
Snuck a few photos in before I had to put it back on the rack.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:05 pm

sweet - i've been out of the water for over a month and i need to see some sweeeeet bonzer pron! Pics when you grab her.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:14 pm

batoes wrote:sweet - i've been out of the water for over a month and i need to see some sweeeeet bonzer pron! Pics when you grab her.
Just edited my post. Will take better ones later... I also owe the quiver thread a photo of all my boards.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by diggerdickson » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:43 am

Looks so good
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:43 pm

I'll cast a vote. Tail pad or not? hahaha
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:47 pm

I was thinking a nice black flat one.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Beerfan » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:41 pm

JET01 wrote:I was thinking a nice black flat one.

Rainbows and stripes?


Looks like a nice board mate.


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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by 8 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:51 pm

Don't corrupt that thing of beauty with a tailpad.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:51 pm

Beerfan wrote:
JET01 wrote:I was thinking a nice black flat one.

Rainbows and stripes?


Looks like a nice board mate.


How did the order process go?
Wasn't like the experience/process I've had with other shapers like Grant Miller or Stuart Paterson. But it's a very different scenario. Limited amount of time to get all the boards shaped in a finite period of time.

I spoke with Juan a few times before I placed the order which was good to bounce thoughts off around dimensions etc. He's riding a 6'3 mini merk from memory and is only a few kgs heavier than I am so I just went a little smaller.
I placed my order before Malcolm arrived so didn't actually meet him.
There's always next year if needs be.

Had a really long day at work. I'll try and get some photos on Friday arvo after work.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:13 am

mate - very nice and yes i think a tail pad is a good idea on the bonzer.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:25 pm

Had a short ride in between jobs today. I've never seen that much spray come out from under my board. Could've been a fluke. I guess only time will tell. This line gets used an awful lot these days, but I did get around sections that I normally wouldn't have on my 6'2 waterskate. It happened twice, once again, could've been a fluke, but only time will tell.

Doesn't paddle as well as my waterskate, but I think that's the reduction in width coming into play. Still paddles great, just not as good.
It was a short surf which was ruined by the southerly. Stoked with the waves I had. Can't wait for the next decent swell.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:27 pm

Not sure if I'll end up going with a tail pad. I noticed how much more you can feel without one. Although I duckdive with my knee so a pad might help with longevity.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:48 pm

JET01 wrote:Not sure if I'll end up going with a tail pad. I noticed how much more you can feel without one. Although I duckdive with my knee so a pad might help with longevity.
Yes - i ended up ditching mine and loving the feeling. If you can keep your back foot over the engine room - all good. I love the natural drive in my bonzers - you feel them accelerate through turns. I'd love a high performance version...maybe next year.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:50 pm

Maybe one of those tail blocks that all the cool kids use just so I don't go too far back! One of the boards on the bonzer5 website is done that way.
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