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Re: Midlengths

Post by buddy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:43 pm

Aren’t they off the scale price wise?

Christensens, that is.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:10 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:08 pm
sounds like my 7'3" Parmenter widow-maker
How does it differ from a bonzer?
godsavethequeen wrote:
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My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:24 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:08 pm
sounds like my 7'3" Parmenter widow-maker
It’s a convincing explanation on the advantages
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:37 am

All else equal a widow maker fin setup may be a tad less drivey, be a little less tail oriented and have a little more pivot in turns.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:29 am

Less tail oriented sounds like a broader sweetspot which is good. And a little more pivot sounds positive.
godsavethequeen wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:55 pm
My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:58 am

tootr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:37 am
All else equal a widow maker fin setup may be a tad less drivey, be a little less tail oriented and have a little more pivot in turns.
thats a fair call.

to be honest all the other design elements of the board, including outline, foil and rocker probably outweigh the effects of the fin cluster.

ie, it would go great as a single, bonzer and even a thruster.

but I love the widow maker feel.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:03 am

Hatchnam wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:29 am
Less tail oriented sounds like a broader sweetspot which is good. And a little more pivot sounds positive.

If you’re surfing beachies etc >>>> points it makes sense to my mind anyway.

Often wondered how a Bonzer 5 would go with two runners knocked off.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:12 am

I surfed my Bonzer 5 with one of the runner knocked out from rocks, it actually was really fun, having that side loosened right up.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:23 am

I'm thinking something like a Neal Purchase 2+1 but as a 7' roundtail, or alternatively a 7' version of my Channel Islands/Campbell Bros Biscuit Bonzer.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:37 am

That NP looks sweet.
Note how the fin cluster is more forward than a Bonzer.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:40 am

buddy wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Aren’t they off the scale price wise?

Christensens, that is.
Onboard at Mona Vale making under license. Not too bad. I remember they used to be outrageously priced with import costs.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:49 am

Doesn’t he do shaping trips here?

$1200 for a short board. Logs $2K plus.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:50 am

tootr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:37 am
That NP looks sweet.
Note how the fin cluster is more forward than a Bonzer.

Loosey goosey.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:53 am

tootr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:49 am
Doesn’t he do shaping trips here?

$1200 for a short board. Logs $2K plus.
Not sure. But I keep walking into Onboard looking at C - Buckets. Thinking about an impulse buy. Then running out immediately with a boner in my pants resisting wanking all over them. They just look like they would work.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by BA » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:53 am

tootr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:49 am
Doesn’t he do shaping trips here?

$1200 for a short board. Logs $2K plus.
BA wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Chris Christenson is gonna be in Oz soon doing some boards for those inclined. You can order a custom.
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Lol good for you BA.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cuttlefish » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:13 pm

If anyone has a hard on for a Christenson flat tracker 2.0 shaped by Chris (as opposed to ghost shaped) I have an 8'er I have ridden all of 3 times with a sweet fcs whip connect 8' fin for 1K.
My bad lower back prefers the looseness of twinnies.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:37 pm

Ohhhh, vicar.
Was that on The Gumtree?
Clear?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cuttlefish » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:13 am

Not on Gumtree. Clear. I'll get some pics.
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