bonzers.....the quad fad is over

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

Post by Davros » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:13 pm

Keen on trying a MLV - yeah Mackie on loan to a mate but I'm going to grab for Autumn as its one of those boards to chase a decent sized runner

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

Post by Cuttlefish » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:32 am

I've got the 5'10" mlv that I could be putting up for sale so don't buy a new one before letting me know.
Can't get off my DVS wasp long enough to give the mlv another go to see whether I want to keep it or not.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:35 am

Ok thanks Cuttie. I was speaking to a guy with a Wasp, they look amazing. He was complaining it wasn't as good a paddler as he'd hoped, saying that I had a feeling he wasn't exactly Kelly Slater level. How's yours paddle Cuttie?

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

Post by Cuttlefish » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:04 am

I've had 2 and they were both really good paddlers.
My first one (6'3") I bought off gumtree in surfed once condition and was too much foam when I was 92-95 kgs. However it was a great wave catcher and still surfed well but once I jumped on my much lower volumed cv2 I really felt the extra foam when surfing the wasp.
My 6' wasp I have now feels the perfect size for me at 86- 88kgs and it paddles in the flats great. Perfect amount of foam under the chest and it paddles into waves with the early planing that I look for.
It's my favourite fish that I've owned. Run it with the Mitchell Rae switchblades when its 3' plus and CI twins and Indo controller rears when its smaller.
Flies across flat sections, goes vertical and loves it when its hollower.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:44 am

Cuttlefish wrote:I've had 2 and they were both really good paddlers.
My first one (6'3") I bought off gumtree in surfed once condition and was too much foam when I was 92-95 kgs. However it was a great wave catcher and still surfed well but once I jumped on my much lower volumed cv2 I really felt the extra foam when surfing the wasp.
My 6' wasp I have now feels the perfect size for me at 86- 88kgs and it paddles in the flats great. Perfect amount of foam under the chest and it paddles into waves with the early planing that I look for.
It's my favourite fish that I've owned. Run it with the Mitchell Rae switchblades when its 3' plus and CI twins and Indo controller rears when its smaller.
Flies across flat sections, goes vertical and loves it when its hollower.
Hey Davros - grab this board if Cuttles is selling. I had another epic session on my MLV this morning. Such a good board - super fast and loose. You won't be doing front side airs or smashing lips to pieces, but for trim, glide and cutties - nothing comes close in my eclectic quiver.

Ps. - thank the maker for autumn...west winds and glassy swell. :B
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:16 pm

Thanks Batoes for feedback, yes Autumn is the shit

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

Post by Drailed » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:16 pm

Autumn is the best season, no competition. The heat in the day is glorious and the cool breeze at night is perfect for sleeping. It really is the perfect climate. My absolute favourite time of year.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Fuschia » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:20 pm

Absolutely.
But it's still the middle of frigging summer up here.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:31 am

Drailed wrote:Autumn is the best season, no competition. The heat in the day is glorious and the cool breeze at night is perfect for sleeping. It really is the perfect climate. My absolute favourite time of year.
Couldn't agree more. My mood even improves because i'm surfing more and sleeping better :-)(
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by ctd » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:15 pm

If we didn't have daylight savings you would be awake at 0530 and pissed off with the world :-o

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

Post by batoes » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:36 pm

ctd wrote:If we didn't have daylight savings you would be awake at 0530 and pissed off with the world :-o
i love my extra hour.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:15 pm

So i've been playing around with a few different fins in the bumble bee. I've used all the trueames and the 7inch is the minimum. I've also been using a 7.5 inch bamboo one i had made, which is pretty good, but at times i still find i catch a rail or even slip out on a bottom turn - things that rarely happen with my mlv. I have the placement pretty much locked down, so i've tried some other fins. The one that has been interesting has been the 7inch greenough 4a. I thought with all that flex, it would fire me over board, but i rode it in decent size last weekend and it stuck to all the big stuff. Drive was ok - not perfect though and there's not too much room to move the fin about because it is a rear screw setup. Anyone else played around with different fins in their bonzer?
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Beerfan » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:35 am

Don't have a bonzer but those greenough 4a fins are magic. I've had 2, a big 9"+ and a 7 1/2" huie made for me. Both great fins. Huies one went so good in my longboard despite the small size I stopped using the big one.

I don't have any boards with th option of a single fin but I'm keeping the fin until I get another one, it's that good. Drivy and fast but turns great.



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

Post by batoes » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:24 am

Beerfan wrote:Don't have a bonzer but those greenough 4a fins are magic. I've had 2, a big 9"+ and a 7 1/2" huie made for me. Both great fins. Huies one went so good in my longboard despite the small size I stopped using the big one.

I don't have any boards with th option of a single fin but I'm keeping the fin until I get another one, it's that good. Drivy and fast but turns great.



Hopefully Roy isn't lurking haha
I should get in contact with Huie to make me one. The one i have is rear screwed and can't go any further back! I feel it doesn't have enough drive, so it needs to go back.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Beerfan » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:40 am

batoes wrote:
Beerfan wrote:Don't have a bonzer but those greenough 4a fins are magic. I've had 2, a big 9"+ and a 7 1/2" huie made for me. Both great fins. Huies one went so good in my longboard despite the small size I stopped using the big one.

I don't have any boards with th option of a single fin but I'm keeping the fin until I get another one, it's that good. Drivy and fast but turns great.



Hopefully Roy isn't lurking haha
I should get in contact with Huie to make me one. The one i have is rear screwed and can't go any further back! I feel it doesn't have enough drive, so it needs to go back.

More than welcome to try mine, I don't have a board for it lol
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:05 pm

Beerfan wrote:
batoes wrote:
Beerfan wrote:Don't have a bonzer but those greenough 4a fins are magic. I've had 2, a big 9"+ and a 7 1/2" huie made for me. Both great fins. Huies one went so good in my longboard despite the small size I stopped using the big one.

I don't have any boards with th option of a single fin but I'm keeping the fin until I get another one, it's that good. Drivy and fast but turns great.



Hopefully Roy isn't lurking haha
I should get in contact with Huie to make me one. The one i have is rear screwed and can't go any further back! I feel it doesn't have enough drive, so it needs to go back.

More than welcome to try mine, I don't have a board for it lol
ok - might have to take you up on it!
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:18 pm

Fin exchanges are the way

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

Post by batoes » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:42 pm

Davros wrote:Fin exchanges are the way
speaking of which - have you got any 7 inch fins laying about Dav? :-D-:
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