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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by Davros » Thu May 19, 2016 12:37 pm

I liked it

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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 19, 2016 8:24 pm

Drailed wrote:
JET01 wrote:Have you posted pics in another thread before?
Would love to see it?
Swap ya my mini merk?
No pics, tootr had some but they're not online anymore... I already have a mini merk

this kinda outline

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Steve, I wasn't but thinking about it. For the waves I mainly surf it would be better as a quad or thruster option for me, beautiful board but not enough use.

that speaks to me
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by Drailed » Thu May 19, 2016 8:26 pm

What does it say??
Trev wrote:I have always had a lot of time for Dick
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 19, 2016 8:43 pm

it says full speed top to bottom surfing on a 6-8ft hard offshore day at the point.
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by Drailed » Thu May 19, 2016 8:45 pm

Yep. Would love love love that.
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by JET01 » Thu May 19, 2016 8:58 pm

Popped in to see Jon at chaos in Brooky today. The charter company have a bit of a deal with him. Completely forgot about it. Turns out he'll be able to get a board ready for me before I leave.

Looking at a 6'6 x 20 x 2 5/8 seventies outline, single fin with side bites, single single to double with v out the tail.

He mentioned that he liked doing channels. Turns out he's not that keen on putting fcs2 side plugs in on a channel bottom for a few reasons.

Tossing up between a 6 channel straight single or a single to double concave with side bites.

Which way would you go?
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by Beerfan » Thu May 19, 2016 9:01 pm

Channels are like fins. Or put a bigger fin in. At 20 wide the tail won't be too wide anyway. Do it. Post pics
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by JET01 » Thu May 19, 2016 9:16 pm

Red tint black fin.
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by Davros » Thu May 19, 2016 9:23 pm

Get the sides glassed in IF you trust the shaper.

I love the fact you want to surf something with a large fin up at Indo - just be freakin careful on those ledges and shallow reefs.

Need super clean surf for channels - 2+1 won't let you down with drive and flow.

BTW - Jonny sends his boards away to be machine shaped and does the glassing. Not that it matters.

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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by JET01 » Thu May 19, 2016 9:36 pm

Davros wrote:Get the sides glassed in IF you trust the shaper.

I love the fact you want to surf something with a large fin up at Indo - just be freakin careful on those ledges and shallow reefs.

Need super clean surf for channels - 2+1 won't let you down with drive and flow.

BTW - Jonny sends his boards away to be machine shaped and does the glassing. Not that it matters.
Are they really that shallow in the Mentawais?

I'd like to avoid fixed fins if I can. Just a bit easier to travel with.

the 2 + 1 sounds the safer option.

Not fussed on machine shaping. Almost everyone is doing it these days. Hand finished and glassed. From all the reviews I can find his quality sounds good and his prices are great even without the discount.
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by Cranked » Thu May 19, 2016 9:51 pm

Nick Carroll:
"jeez eh every single one of my post- 2005 AB six channels, from 6'3" to 8'6", have fcs plugs."
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by Davros » Thu May 19, 2016 11:46 pm

Probably not Jet but I find I spend a bit of time skimming across the shallows and chipping feet, boards and fins. I tend to be a bit of a reef magnet.

Maybe buy a 6'6 Black Beauty if you are going to tackle that area. Just a thought.

Keen to hear how the trip goes.

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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by JET01 » Sat May 21, 2016 4:02 pm

Pulled the trigger on a single. 6'8 red tint.
No sides.
Indo quiver
6'0 shorty small wave
6'2 bonzer mini merk for the medium stuff
6'8 single big wave (well big for me)
Might take another 6'4 shorty if I can squeeze it in the bag.
I'm pumped.
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by Drailed » Sat May 21, 2016 6:43 pm

Cant believe you went the chaos single over a campbell russ short!!

Haha. Looking forward to hearing about it.
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by JET01 » Sat May 21, 2016 8:46 pm

Nah, PCC single. Was a little lucky someone cancelled an order.
I've developed a fair bit of loyalty to my local shaper these days.
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Re: Alternative Indo board

Post by JET01 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:04 pm

Picked up two new boards today.
My single is ready. And I ended up getting a 6'2 DHD sweet spot 2.0. Not happy getting off the rack. But that's what I get for waiting til the last minute.

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