Midlengths

A place for longboarders, eggers, fish riders... if alternative surfcraft is your game, here's the place to chat about it

Moderators: Butts, Shari, collnarra, the kalakau kid, Forum Moderators

JET01
barnacle
Posts: 1042
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:04 pm

Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:22 pm

I’ve always ridden a longboard. In my opinion there’s just no other choice in 1-2ft peeling high tide beachies.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

JET01
barnacle
Posts: 1042
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:04 pm

Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:56 pm

What have you been riding lately?
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Beanpole
BUTTONMEISTER
Posts: 43266
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:21 am
Location: Button Factory

Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:10 am

Still looking around about getting an epoxy mal if a good cheap one comes up but I had thought a Walden Mini Magik might do the trick as you can nose ride them. However they are ridiculously expensive.
When I had a Taka DT2 I ended up using it most of the time with a 6" rear and large side bites. Great longboard for larger surf.

JET01
barnacle
Posts: 1042
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:04 pm

Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:06 pm

Seems hard to find clips of people riding 8-8’11 boards specifically. Well, if the videos are there, they aren’t tagged to draw attention to the actual board length.
I found one clip of an 8ft comp down Ulladulla way, but it was nothing to right home about.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Beanpole
BUTTONMEISTER
Posts: 43266
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:21 am
Location: Button Factory

Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:44 am

A search for Devon Howard, Jimmy Gamboa, Harrison Roach, etc should supply some material.

User avatar
Cranked
Duke Status
Posts: 10672
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:52 am
Location: Willetton

Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:51 am

Beanpole wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:10 am
Still looking around about getting an epoxy mal if a good cheap one comes up but I had thought a Walden Mini Magik might do the trick as you can nose ride them. However they are ridiculously expensive.
When I had a Taka DT2 I ended up using it most of the time with a 6" rear and large side bites. Great longboard for larger surf.
Check out the Surf Wharehouse mals, $600 to $800 for boards that would cost $1000-$2000 elsewhere.

I now have 4 of their boards, 6'10, 7', 7'6 and 9'.
Last edited by Cranked on Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say ”— Marshall McLuhan

buddy
Harry the Hat
Posts: 3112
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:34 pm

Re: Midlengths

Post by buddy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:54 am

JET01 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:06 pm
Seems hard to find clips of people riding 8-8’11 boards specifically. Well, if the videos are there, they aren’t tagged to draw attention to the actual board length.
I found one clip of an 8ft comp down Ulladulla way, but it was nothing to right home about.
8’
https://vimeo.com/92101321/description

I had an 8’11 gato playboy that was great.
My first surf on it was horrible, felt alien to me and a complete dog, then I came to love it.
I felt like I surfed it well but I probably didn’t.

JaM71
Local
Posts: 746
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:24 pm
Location: Gold Coast

Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:58 am

I ve spent the year thus far almost exclusively on a 8ft vouch vish with s wings, really fun and surprisingly good combination
Davros: "But it felt a bit long and stiff"

Beanpole
BUTTONMEISTER
Posts: 43266
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:21 am
Location: Button Factory

Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:45 am

Cranked wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:51 am
Beanpole wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:10 am
Still looking around about getting an epoxy mal if a good cheap one comes up but I had thought a Walden Mini Magik might do the trick as you can nose ride them. However they are ridiculously expensive.
When I had a Taka DT2 I ended up using it most of the time with a 6" rear and large side bites. Great longboard for larger surf.
Check out the Surf Wharehouse mals, $600 to $800 for boards that would cost $1000-$2000 elsewhere.

I now have 4 of their boards, 6'10, 7', 7'6 and 9'.
Looked at those a few times, Cranky. They look pretty okay.

User avatar
Cranked
Duke Status
Posts: 10672
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:52 am
Location: Willetton

Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:21 am

Beanpole wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:45 am
Cranked wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:51 am
Beanpole wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:10 am
Still looking around about getting an epoxy mal if a good cheap one comes up but I had thought a Walden Mini Magik might do the trick as you can nose ride them. However they are ridiculously expensive.
When I had a Taka DT2 I ended up using it most of the time with a 6" rear and large side bites. Great longboard for larger surf.
Check out the Surf Wharehouse mals, $600 to $800 for boards that would cost $1000-$2000 elsewhere.

I now have 4 of their boards, 6'10, 7', 7'6 and 9'.
Looked at those a few times, Cranky. They look pretty okay.
They only have one epoxy mal, the Boulevarde'
https://www.facebook.com/tsbw.com.au/vi ... 3092708094
It does everything I want it to, tried various fin set-ups, ended up with a 7" hatchet fin and two medium sides. All the other mals are too traditional or too performance, its nicely inbetween. Bombproof construction, $650 regular price, $600 on sale (frequent).

Note that all their expoxy boards do not use closed cell foam (but their glassing schedule is over-the-top). But then again, its only recently that Firewire started using closed cell foam (I think, maybe they still don't). Surftech used open cell for about ten years.
“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say ”— Marshall McLuhan

Beanpole
BUTTONMEISTER
Posts: 43266
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:21 am
Location: Button Factory

Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:58 am

I probably want a more high performance one really because I've still got my Rabbidge which is a Cadillac of mals. Great board but really heavy.
Maybe 8'6" and light. If I see an old Tolhurst without the red flames I would snap that up after riding one in Kauai. Not really up to shelling out for one of his Thunderbolt ones. Some of the surfboard warehouse ones do look good though.

User avatar
Cranked
Duke Status
Posts: 10672
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:52 am
Location: Willetton

Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:09 am

They have a 9' PU performance mal: tight little round tail, single into double V concave washing out in the last 9" into a slight V, super hard, sharp rails in the last 2', 6+6 on top with 4 tail patch, 6 on the bottom, double stringer, 4+1 fin setup. $699 regular price. I nearly bought one, but decided on bigger and flatter, though I would have really liked a super hard, sharp rail in the last few feet.
“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say ”— Marshall McLuhan

User avatar
marauding mullet
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 7767
Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:13 pm
Location: an upside down valiant

Re: Midlengths

Post by marauding mullet » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:31 am

Cranked wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:09 am
They have a 9' PU performance mal: tight little round tail, single into double V concave washing out in the last 9" into a slight V, super hard, sharp rails in the last 2', 6+6 on top with 4 tail patch, 6 on the bottom, double stringer, 4+1 fin setup. $699 regular price. I nearly bought one, but decided on bigger and flatter, though I would have really liked a super hard, sharp rail in the last few feet.
I like the look of that Boulevard Cranked, my 9’3” McTavish is starting to feel a bit long, it’s very heavy and maybe not quite right for me.
petulance wrote: 01100100 01101001 01100111 01101001 01110100 01100001 01101100 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101011
Thud wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:31 am
You fuschia pricks poured your Ritalin into the shitter? Look at this manic diarrhoea. Jesus

User avatar
foamy
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 5374
Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 6:46 pm

Re: Midlengths

Post by foamy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:40 am

I might get one, just so I can call myself a Boulevardier.

User avatar
Cranked
Duke Status
Posts: 10672
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:52 am
Location: Willetton

Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:43 am

Hear that Trev?

I like that they are so cheap I can try out different boards without breaking the bank or selling my favourites. And I can start leaving boards in Bali when I eventually return.
“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say ”— Marshall McLuhan

User avatar
marauding mullet
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 7767
Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:13 pm
Location: an upside down valiant

Re: Midlengths

Post by marauding mullet » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:45 am

foamy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:40 am
I might get one, just so I can call myself a Boulevardier.
Mate they’re $499 right now, even if you never use it, it’s money well spent just to use that moniker.
petulance wrote: 01100100 01101001 01100111 01101001 01110100 01100001 01101100 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101011
Thud wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:31 am
You fuschia pricks poured your Ritalin into the shitter? Look at this manic diarrhoea. Jesus

User avatar
Cranked
Duke Status
Posts: 10672
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:52 am
Location: Willetton

Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:56 am

I think that might be the 7'6, I have one of those too.
“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say ”— Marshall McLuhan

User avatar
marauding mullet
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 7767
Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:13 pm
Location: an upside down valiant

Re: Midlengths

Post by marauding mullet » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:06 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:56 am
I think that might be the 7'6, I have one of those too.
No 9’
petulance wrote: 01100100 01101001 01100111 01101001 01110100 01100001 01101100 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101011
Thud wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:31 am
You fuschia pricks poured your Ritalin into the shitter? Look at this manic diarrhoea. Jesus

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests