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Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:50 am

Anyone had much experience with his boards, particularly his twins...

His twins look real nice. Love to demo one...
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by saltman » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:45 pm

Not personally - but a few guys around here are devotees Seen them up close really well made boards
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Cuttlefish » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:10 pm

Funny you should mention them...paging JaM71...heres his rtt on the left and mine on the right.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Cuttlefish » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:59 pm

Here's a shot of JaM71's McNeill quiver: left to right Rasta torus twin, CV2, CV1.Image
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by JaM71 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:07 pm

I got my tt just over 12 months ago & love it. there is a channel running thru The bottom which when u hit a certain speed u get lift & The board feels like its hovering whilst u are hurtling. Its a truly high performance fish nothing like The retro keel fish. I use aipas fins because they are a thinner tipped upright fin, great for beachies. For points or faster waves keels work well, u can draw out your turns more & get more drive down The line.
A couple of months ago i got a cv2 quad From Gary which hás similiar dna & is also a heap of fun. The cv2 accelerates through turns which again i beleive is related to the channels In The bottom contour. I got my cv2 for lower tide beachies but its actually a good alrounder
Finally i just picked Up a second Hand cv1 which rasta had been riding over the summer, havent had a chance to ride it yet but it feels like an awesome little pocket Rocket. They ré primarily a groveller/mini simmons alternative.
Anyways gary makes a beautiful board, a real craftsman. Thanks for posting a gratuitous quiver shot for me Cuttles :lol:
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by batoes » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:57 pm

There's a quiver i'd like to ride! I had an alien a few years back that was magic - damn shame it snapped.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:36 pm

Thanks, really like to try one of his twin fins....

Except I bought a Rich Pavel keel fin today. :shock:
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by batoes » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:41 pm

Drailed wrote:Thanks, really like to try one of his twin fins....

Except I bought a Rich Pavel keel fin today. :shock:

Rare boards - did you do a dirty bad thing and go to Deus?
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:03 pm

It is a deus one, but i bought it second hand, never been surfed. Price too good not to..


That rasta tourus twin though... Reckon it could be a better option.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by batoes » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:19 pm

Drailed wrote:It is a deus one, but i bought it second hand, never been surfed. Price too good not to..


That rasta tourus twin though... Reckon it could be a better option.

Purchased at a barber shop? He makes a sick keel fish - keen to hear how it goes. I would love a tourus twin too. Can't decide between that or a mackie fish.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:22 pm

Nah, gumtree. Took it out this arvo, worst waves ever but it made a couple of average runners seem fun. Think it could prove to be a little magic carpet.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:05 pm

Was talking to chap who was an average surfer by his own account, he has a McNeil and wasn't afraid to admit the board was just to good and fast for him, it may have been a CV1. They all look like missiles but me likey

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Fri May 01, 2015 9:59 am

Too fast, wow, that would have to be quick.
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Fri May 01, 2015 10:11 am

Nah I think the board was just to good for his skill level. Have a fondle of one, they are quite sleek. I covet a quad version but I'll have to sell something on before hand and I'm not sure Sydney would be good for those boards in any event. Might grab a Lost V3 Round It next.

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Fri May 01, 2015 10:24 am

AAAhhh ok, funny you mention that cos when talking to a mate of mine (good surfer) he said they are "small mans boards" which in hindsight prob meant "They are too refined for your skill level, look elsewhere"
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Davros » Fri May 01, 2015 10:33 am

On second thought I think the guy had a Wonder Boy model. I reckon Gary McNeil would make anyone a board to suit, I've had better boards for better surfers "softened" up before without to much compromise. I like the look of that Pavel.

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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by Drailed » Fri May 01, 2015 10:36 am

Did you see it on the gumtree? Yeah pretty stoked with it, considering I paid a touch over half price and it still had the price tag on it!

Talking of price tags, whats the best way to get that sticker glue of lol, tried my wax comb, finger nail and sand but still some left....
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Re: Gary McNeill

Post by ctd » Fri May 01, 2015 11:50 am

Drailed wrote:Talking of price tags, whats the best way to get that sticker glue of lol, tried my wax comb, finger nail and sand but still some left....
Eucalyptus oil.

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