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Re: Guns.

Post by marauding mullet » Wed May 04, 2016 10:35 am

Scroll down through Gravelle's FB page for some nice guns. His standard short boards are around $650, not bad for a custom these days.
https://www.facebook.com/gravellesurboards/?fref=ts
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Re: Guns.

Post by steve shearer » Wed May 04, 2016 11:42 am

Beerfan wrote:
steve shearer wrote:thats what cheap asian labour gets you

Do you know where your fishing stuff is made? Or your wetsuit?? Or half the stuff in your house?
it's made in Asia, and I benefit from the cheap labour, same as surfboards.
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Re: Guns.

Post by Davros » Wed May 04, 2016 2:32 pm

Or the sweat shop girls he has holed up in his cellar?

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Re: Guns.

Post by Cranked » Wed May 04, 2016 3:15 pm

marauding mullet wrote:Scroll down through Gravelle's FB page for some nice guns. His standard short boards are around $650, not bad for a custom these days.
https://www.facebook.com/gravellesurboards/?fref=ts
I gave the 7' Easyrider a run this morning. Talk about twitchy! If I didn't know better I would have attributed it to the fact that it was a tuflite, but the main feature of that board is the squarish rails, the radius on the lower edge wouldnt be bigger than a 5c coin at the midpoint, and it gets way tighter well before the it goes square at the fins, makes it very sensitive imo, probably nice in a fiercely fast drop, could always bury an edge I reckon. It was good once I got used to it
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Re: Guns.

Post by marauding mullet » Wed May 04, 2016 3:20 pm

That's pretty much how I found it too cranked. The rails combined with the characteristic Tuflite flightiness may limit it to very clean waves
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Re: Guns.

Post by channels » Wed May 04, 2016 4:54 pm

Cranked wrote:Local shaper has a good business model. He'll trade just about anything: half his sales would be good second hand boards. He stocks GSI, TSA and more exotic brands, and will shape whatever you want, and is a great guy to boot. I must have bought 100 odd boards, including customs, off him over 20 odd years
Ross?

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Re: Guns.

Post by Cuttlefish » Wed May 04, 2016 4:55 pm

Cranked wrote:
Beerfan wrote:Do they make a 7'0?
They made a 7'2 but production stopped about a year ago. They were a bargain: solid glass, resin tint, cut lap and polished for $630. No-one else would supply that for less than $1000
I bought mine for $400 when they were selling out the last of them.
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Re: Guns.

Post by Cranked » Wed May 04, 2016 8:40 pm

channels wrote:
Cranked wrote:Local shaper has a good business model. He'll trade just about anything: half his sales would be good second hand boards. He stocks GSI, TSA and more exotic brands, and will shape whatever you want, and is a great guy to boot. I must have bought 100 odd boards, including customs, off him over 20 odd years
Ross?

Great bloke.
Thats the one. I haven't bought a board from anyone else (excluding Gumtree) for 20 years.
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Re: Guns.

Post by marauding mullet » Wed May 04, 2016 9:15 pm

Cranked wrote:
channels wrote:
Cranked wrote:Local shaper has a good business model. He'll trade just about anything: half his sales would be good second hand boards. He stocks GSI, TSA and more exotic brands, and will shape whatever you want, and is a great guy to boot. I must have bought 100 odd boards, including customs, off him over 20 odd years
Ross?

Great bloke.
Thats the one. I haven't bought a board from anyone else (excluding Gumtree) for 20 years.
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Re: Guns.

Post by channels » Wed May 04, 2016 9:19 pm

Have you ever been a part of the WW group based out of his shop? I was a member many years ago...

I used hang out there a bit in the late 90's/ early 00's..bought numerous boards off him. My user name comes from a particularly awesome 6'10" channel bottom he shaped me.

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Re: Guns.

Post by Cranked » Wed May 04, 2016 9:24 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
Cranked wrote:
channels wrote:
Cranked wrote:Local shaper has a good business model. He'll trade just about anything: half his sales would be good second hand boards. He stocks GSI, TSA and more exotic brands, and will shape whatever you want, and is a great guy to boot. I must have bought 100 odd boards, including customs, off him over 20 odd years
Ross?

Great bloke.
Thats the one. I haven't bought a board from anyone else (excluding Gumtree) for 20 years.
cough
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Re: Guns.

Post by Cranked » Wed May 04, 2016 9:26 pm

channels wrote:Have you ever been a part of the WW group based out of his shop? I was a member many years ago...

I used hang out there a bit in the late 90's/ early 00's..bought numerous boards off him. My user name comes from a particularly awesome 6'10" channel bottom he shaped me.
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Re: Guns.

Post by kayu » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:48 pm

7' 3" single fin.
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Re: Guns.

Post by ctd » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:09 pm

kayu wrote:7' 3" single fin.
Looks beautiful

And like it would kill you

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Re: Guns.

Post by marauding mullet » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:26 pm

Nice Kayu.
This not very old single was stolen from Penong in SA a few days ago. Very distinctive, not mine but if anyone notices it let me know.

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Re: Guns.

Post by kayu » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:51 pm

I read the story of that stolen gun on facebook......I don't see how anyone could escape from Penong with a stolen board?....it's bound to turn up somewhere.

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Re: Guns.

Post by kayu » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:53 pm

steve shearer wrote: it's made in Asia, and I benefit from the cheap labour, same as surfboards.
The concept that buying a product from Asia is beneficial , is debatable at best .....the more people that buy Australian-made the more genuine benefit there is . Every country should support it's own manufacturing , before supporting the manufacturing of another country. The biggest benefit is that everyone in Australia , and the Australian economy in general , benefits far more from having low unemployment , and a strong productive manufacturing sector....not just in the surfboard industry , but every industry.......another benefit , is that the quality of Australian-made is generally far higher than an imported product , and far better value in real terms......on a more personal level , surrounding yourself with el-cheapo sub-standard junk , will erode your quality of life in general , and lower your personal standards . There are so many top quality Australian made products that are no longer available , since people became convinced (by media campaigns) , to buy imported trash , instead of good quality Australian-made products . Go to your local tip , and check out the mountains of imported junk , that doesn't last because of its poor quality......not buying Australian-made , to save a few short term $$$'s is the economy of nincompoops.

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Re: Guns.

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Picked this up in Ulladulla , a paddling machine :-D-: 8'8"x21 1/4"x3 3/8"

Surfed it last weekend at Golf course just to see how handles, quite easy to turn and did I mention it is a paddling machine!

It's made for medium/ large point break surf, but should also be good for the reefbreaks I surf at home being able to paddle in early :)

Loving this south coast sunshine.

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