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Re: Midlengths

Post by saltman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:10 pm

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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:17 am

That looks beautiful salty, love the outline. The deck looks like the love child of 80”s billabong & quiksilver prints, epic!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:18 am

Amazing looking board Saltman. How'd end up doing the rails. 60/40? Note the slightly sharper nose for the dive.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by saltman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:03 pm

Pretty much 60/40 boardering on regular Short board rail profile
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:38 pm

This is pop out looking but seems to be a decent shape.

https://www.torq-surfboards.com/fun-68.html

6’8” x 21” x 2 3/4”

And only $530

https://www.naturalnecessity.com.au/col ... -surfboard

Is the construction any good? It’s epoxy but hopefully not tuflite feeling...

Torq Epoxy Technology combines a lightweight EPS core with Biaxial fibreglass cloth, Epoxy resin and our unique Shield Skin

Anyone had a dig at one ?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by alakaboo » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:27 pm

Sounds pretty much like tuflite.
Probably surf about the same as any minimal with similar construction, see my comments here:
http://forum.realsurf.com/forum/viewtop ... it=Sunride

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:59 pm

No Iggs, but I know the shipped cost of one is $125 so they must be cutting corners somewhere.

They feel really plastic to me.

Probably surf fine though.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:17 pm

Instore in gerringong for $530. Here’s more on the tech.

https://www.torq-surfboards.com/epoxy-technology.html

To me, the shape of the board itself looks tasty. well balanced, instantly relatable and familiar.

But I’d be skunked if it surfed like a tuflite. Very tempted but.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:51 am

made in the same factory......Cobra.

do you need another mini-mal?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:19 am

No.

But don’t really see anything particularly mini mal looking about it. At 6”8 it looks more like a well balanced and versatile (longer) shortboard with an elliptical planshape and rounded pin.

Longer rail, ellipse, rounded pin, thruster, vee bottom, moderate rocker, etc. it appears to tick many boxes.

My only reservation is the potential tuflite feel of it. And sure, the paint and logo looks pop out and daggy, but what do I care about that. For $530 if it felt close to a standard PU (flex and dampening etc.) then I’d be on it

https://www.torq-surfboards.com/fun-68.html

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:01 am

Why not pay the extra 300 and get a board from say Dick Vanstraalen, Webster, Bennetts....
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:15 am

$800 for a DVS ?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:18 am

850 I'm told. The old bugger whips em out, gets the paint brush on it and you're set
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:28 am

Thud wrote:
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Why not pay the extra 300 and get a board from say Dick Vanstraalen, Webster, Bennetts....
+1. Think of it as an investment in fun. Life’s too short to ride Chinese rubbish.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:31 am

Toots. How’s your bonzer egg go ? That seems pretty ideal. Nothing too corky but. Knifey rails so you can keep it on rail.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:58 am

It’s a lovely board. Only get it out when it’s nice and lined up. Smooth, drivey, very fast. Section connector. Think speed and flow rather than acute turns.
7.2 by 21 by 2 3/4”. No idea of litres.
Plenty of foam in the middle, but quite foiled out. Thin tail. Medium rails, that wouldn’t look out of place on a HPSB.
The only retro part is the planshape.
I think of it as an ‘investment’. It’s a denser semi gun blank, with a decent glass job, so it will hopefully last another 5 years. It’s 3 y/o and still in great shape.
Bugger the cost, it makes me happy.

Go feel one up.


EDIT. Actually it’s got sort of 50/50 rails in the front 12” or so. Assume that’s put there to deflect chop. Clever.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:22 am

Sounds ideal. I’ve always been more about speed and flow (rather than short arc snappiness) anyway.

psillakis on the NBs shapes them under license. might be time to hock a few boards and get a custom. Dense blank with volan or s-cloth it should last ok.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:28 am

Here you go, just took a profile pic.
No blobbiness present.

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