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

alakaboo
Duke Status
Posts: 19337
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:33 pm

Re: Midlengths

Post by alakaboo » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:58 am

NPJ is a solid sort of human, he'd have to be close to 100kgs himself.
Ie the 6'10" is probably pretty chunky.

User avatar
tootr
Duke Status
Posts: 10153
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:50 am
Location: orstrayleeyah

Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:55 am

Post a photo loof.
I might have a crack at it.
#BEANPOLE50,000

channels
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 6103
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 4:36 pm
Location: Northen Beaches

Re: Midlengths

Post by channels » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:20 pm

What's your current daily driver Loof?

User avatar
Thud
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 7967
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:21 pm

Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:23 pm

1 wood
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

User avatar
kayu
Local
Posts: 613
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:24 pm

Re: Midlengths

Post by kayu » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:54 pm

RickyG wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:49 pm
My long-lost interest in surfing might be making a comeback via a desire to get on something fat and fishy.

I'm a little confused about the volume in litres that gets bandied about. Is there an equation to match the best volume for your height and weight?

I'm 6'4'' and about 104kgs so it'd have to be a big bugger - all these sub-7 footers sound nice but scare me :lol: I've been riding longboards (9'6'') and a 7'6'' funboard occasionally for 20-odd years.
My rule of thumb is , either side of 3"....just don't go too far either way . If it feels good under the arm , it should be right.Volume calculations are best left to the CNC shapers , unless you have a need to know how many beers to drink , to equal the volume of your surfboard.

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

Re: Midlengths

Post by JET01 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:13 pm

Ordered one of these yesterday.
In 8’0 or 8’2. Patto’s going shape two identical apart from the size and I’ll take my pick. I’m swaying towards the 8’2 though
Will be 23.3 wide and 2.87 thick. Big 10” fin. Vee bottom.

Looking forward to something so different to what I’m used to riding.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLX-S6kAwC ... tuzecd2dck
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

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

Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:47 pm

Nice boards Jet, but why are there body parts in the backyard?
“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 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:17 pm

I bought this Leighton Clarke board second hand 3 years ago and only ever used it once or twice. It's 7'4" x 21 1/2" x 2 1/2" PU/PE
My go-to board for easy waves at the time was a 6'7" Miller F-skate, so when I tried the Clarke I found it really difficult to duck dive which annoyed me and I put the board away until yesterday.
Waves were around 3' and soft and I loved the board. I have been using a mal for a couple of years on these marginal days where it's either use the mal or don't surf at all. After using the mal, this board suddenly felt easy and I duck dived no problem at all, so maybe I just wasn't trying 3 years ago. Anyway, I like it now.
Image
Image
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

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

Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:46 am

Looks like a Carver.

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 Jul 19, 2020 10:53 am

Beanpole wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:46 am
Looks like a Carver.
I know, I’ve only ever seen pics of Carvers, and was actually trolling Gumtree for one, then remembered I had this. Pulled it out of the cover and went huh?
Shame about the crappy colour scheme, the ends are actually a nice resin tint, and the glass job is first rate.
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
Thud
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 7967
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:21 pm

Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:40 am

How’s the flip in the tail. That’s the Carver trade mark. It turns!
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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 Jul 19, 2020 1:49 pm

Thud wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:40 am
How’s the flip in the tail. That’s the Carver trade mark. It turns!
Oh it turns baby!
Image
Image
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 Jul 19, 2020 2:11 pm

Nice looking board MM.
“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 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:36 am

Cranked wrote:
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.
Have a scroll down the ding king's FB page, bit of an eye opener as to the real story behind some EPS construction. Surfboard warehouse get a mention as do a few others. Also an interesting thread about a repair to a Sunova board where Burt Burger chimes in and gets a little upset. A "Crymatic" gets a blast too lol https://www.facebook.com/thedingkingAUS/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
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 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:16 pm

Surf warehouse warranty their boards for production faults, just take them back and get a new one. They are so cheap to make they don't care. I've got four and no problems yet, and they've all survived the baggage handlers which are by far the major source of board damage for me (next is fin damage on the reefs), irrespective of how much foam I wrap them in. If anything they seem over-engineered. Not denying that workers can fcuk up the process though.

By the way,Bert Berger (the guy behind firewire's wooden skin technology) always used the shittiest polystyrene foam for his custom boards, the strength was in the wooden shell, and so did Surftech for about 10 years, and their boards often look like new after 10 or more years.

Having said all that it would still be much better if they did use some higher density, closed cell polystyrene foam.
“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say ”— Marshall McLuhan

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

Re: Midlengths

Post by foamy » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:34 pm

Image


marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:53 am
Shame about the crappy colour scheme



mm, the colour can be easily fixed. Spray the red/orange bit to make it white and then whack on this sticker over the El Capitan. :idea:

Image

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 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:41 pm

Genius Foamy!!
I’m a dyed in the wool Port fan!
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 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:43 pm

Hey, whats wrong with the colour? Black is bad though, its hard to keep the wax unmelted in summer, especially in the tropics.
“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say ”— Marshall McLuhan

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests