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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:50 pm

it was - but being stringerless didn't help! But, they ride so well that way.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Drailed » Wed May 04, 2016 1:05 pm

Some footage of Harrison Roach riding a Duo in Morrocco...

Some nice waves.

https://vimeo.com/164518103
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by steve shearer » Wed May 04, 2016 2:03 pm

nice, but dickless surfing.

why couldn't he lean on that rail on the downcarve, he looked scared to put pressure on it.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Drailed » Wed May 04, 2016 2:12 pm

Yeah, I havent seen much surfing on those Duo's which makes me think too much of them. Always seems to be fighting the board or struggling with it somehow.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Davros » Wed May 04, 2016 2:30 pm

El purch would have ripped the bag out of those waves

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Wed May 04, 2016 8:35 pm

My duo will be hitting the market shortly. Just too wave specific.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Drailed » Wed May 04, 2016 8:40 pm

Even that footage of chippa on one, he rips but still looks like he is kinda struggling on it.

How do you find yours Batoes?
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Wed May 04, 2016 9:36 pm

Drailed wrote:Even that footage of chippa on one, he rips but still looks like he is kinda struggling on it.

How do you find yours Batoes?
The best sessions i had were early ones on the tail end of a cyclone swell. It hooked into bigger waves with ease and felt really good through turns. Then i was left with summer leftovers and early autumn conditions. I spent a week on it over Easter and after riding it in everything i could - the bigger, curved waves were the only conditions i could really work with. Forget it in rising tide and under chest high, it just had no energy.

The thing is - maybe this was shaped for bigger stuff? Big burley Qld points etc? It's not a daily driver and therefore can't compete with my mlv and cv2 in the type of waves i surf.

The other thing is - i suspect this board needs a good rider at the helm. I'm going to use the word 'advanced.' I've had thirty years in the water - but i'm a pencil pusher with too many kids and only getting two (three, if i'm sneaky) sessions a week. Therefore, i'm not the man for the job.

That said, it was fun to try one out.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Davros » Thu May 05, 2016 7:05 am

Great feedback as usual Batoes

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by saltman » Thu May 05, 2016 7:14 am

Saw npj riding his in fullish but lined up shoulder high stuff a few weeks ago
He was flying and throwing buckets
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Thu May 05, 2016 10:01 am

yeah - NPJ's an exceptional surfer that knows how to surf them well. I'd get one in that new foam he's trying out - super flat rockered, with a round square - that would work.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Davros » Thu May 05, 2016 10:42 am

Looks like most of his boards are built for power surfing with those big fuschia off fins on all his shapes

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Drailed » Thu May 05, 2016 11:33 am

Yep, Purcho is an exceptional surfer with a unique style... He also surfs lined up powerful points a lot...
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Davros » Thu May 05, 2016 7:00 pm

Style that looks from another time as his boards have a 70's ring about them

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Fri May 06, 2016 9:02 am

My little step down quartet - the squail is a really good small wave board. Flat rocker, wide tail, beak nose. The massive fins work well with the wider round square tail. It surfs with a bit more performance than my other NPJs.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Drailed » Fri May 06, 2016 9:29 am

Would like to revisit the Quartet at some point, but like you say - get a wide tail.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Davros » Fri May 06, 2016 1:34 pm

Quartet - just about to surf it

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Drailed » Fri May 06, 2016 1:53 pm

I loved mine when I was dialled into it, sometimes though it felt like an alien.
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