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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:38 am

Davros wrote:People have been telling me for years to get a Mitchell Rae made board.

Midlengthless at the moment. But next will be a Outer Islands Mondo or a DVS All Rounder
Outer islands 7"10 midlength in immaculate condition for only $700 ((retails for over $1500))

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http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/elanora- ... 1098823362
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Davros » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:57 am

Looks nice bar tail pad. I'm over stocked but want

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:06 am

It looks like it's more geared up for overhead down-the-line reef and point waves than anything. Maldives board for an older bigger bloke
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beerfan » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:14 pm

Hatchnam wrote:It looks like it's more geared up for overhead down-the-line reef and point waves than anything. Maldives board for an older bigger bloke
If it was 1/2" wider I'd be very keen.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:35 pm

Beautiful.....but I wouldn't really go that minimalish. 7'6" max......prefer about 7'.
I ride that 7'11" size as a go to for Bondi but I wouldn't be minimaling in decent surf. I'm sure it would impress however. Ditch the tailpD straight away.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:46 pm

I read this Tracks review of the Outer islands moonraker a few days ago... I want one!

http://www.tracksmag.com/outer-island-moonraker/
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cuttlefish » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:40 pm

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Re: Midlengths

Post by 8 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:07 pm

Geez that moonraker looks and sounds similar to Maurice Cole metro with swat tail.....

Old mate heath looked a bit wobbly on it I reckon.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Freshiedude » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:31 pm

Ok I'm selling the Outer Island. The tail pad does not look that bad in the flesh! I put it on plus versatraction to protect the deck. Only selling is I have two others & need the funds. Had a few offers but a few no shows - hate that! $700 this is a steel & am now having 2nd thoughts on selling. Might offload a timber tech lost fish 6'2 instead.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by 8 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:44 pm

How does it go? The outer island not the lost....

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Freshiedude » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:56 pm

Super fast & turns on a dime. They are so well made plus they are not machine shaped so they are a bit special me thinks. I also have a 8 & 8'6 flex tail so a 7'10 is a bit of a cross over. Works in 2ft but really comes alive 3ft plus

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:41 pm

Freshiedude wrote:Super fast & turns on a dime. They are so well made plus they are not machine shaped so they are a bit special me thinks. I also have a 8 & 8'6 flex tail so a 7'10 is a bit of a cross over. Works in 2ft but really comes alive 3ft plus
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Re: Midlengths

Post by el rancho » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:16 am

Cuttlefish wrote:Watch this video first!
http://www.tracksmag.com/outer-island-moonraker/

looks horrible

he's linking turns on his backhand well but why is it bobbling on every bottom turn? They're not even deep bottom turns either.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:50 am

Bobbling.......this is too advanced terminology for me.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by el rancho » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:16 am

watch the video. during bottom turns on his backhand the whole front half of the board is bouncing around. It does it nearly every time, and on the rights too you can notice it a bit.

skip to 1:03 and watch the front half of the board

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Yuke Hunt » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:31 am

el rancho wrote:looks horrible
Don't you go dissing on Mitchell Rae you philistine you. He's a fcukin legend.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by el rancho » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:36 am

Womble wrote:
el rancho wrote:looks horrible
Don't you go dissing on Mitchell Rae you philistine you. He's a fcukin legend.
Yeah he makes great boards, so what?

doesn't mean that board isn't spacking out when it's put on rail.

this is what Heath says:
I think at first I was trying to drive through my turns the whole way, but then I realised I didn’t have to push as hard. When I realised to take a bit of pressure off and guide the board, I could set the rail, and it would keep its speed and it would feel amazing. I was loving it.

so it doesn't work that well doing tight turns into the pocket. it doesn't want to go vertical. It sounds like that aspect was compromised for drawn out speed lines, which is fine, whatever, but a six foot board that doesn't like a deep driving bottom turn is a little queer.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:12 pm

Despite my praise I did notice it looked a bit awkward at times, but I assumed the rider may not have really dialed it in yet... plus I thought I better not attack another shibboleth after just dissing Taylor Knox riding a bonzer in the "bonzers.....the quad fad is over" thread.
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