Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

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Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:26 pm

Just wondering how they go generally, twin or quad don't mind.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Drailed » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:07 pm

Damn, they look so nice I hope they go well.

Never ridden a mackie but only heard good things.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:18 pm

I've had a couple of Mackies, one a keeper a mate is borrowing like forever and one I didn't like to much, but those side cuts, I gots to know.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by batoes » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:34 pm

i've ridden a few. One was a 5'3. More lis in outline - super fun. The sidecut i rode was a twin keel, 5'8, but too chunky for me. Still had a couple of good waves on it. I'd love a small one, nice and foiled.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:03 pm

Cheers Batoes, the ones I have fondled are chunky as you say. What's the feel of the board through turns?

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Drailed » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:05 pm

Why did you have to go and start this thread Davros.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:23 pm

:lol: it's only a credit card away
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by JET01 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:39 pm

I haven't ridden a trad fish for years since I had a southpoint epoxy 5'10 twin keel. Would be interested to hear if there's anyone out there that surfs a sidecut as their daily driver.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by batoes » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:26 pm

Davros wrote:Cheers Batoes, the ones I have fondled are chunky as you say. What's the feel of the board through turns?
From memory (2010)...the lis style felt really fishy. Long drawn out, but still quite connected. The 5'8 was an epoxy and felt more performance, even though it was bigger. It felt like you could smack a lip and get a few more turns in because of the narrow tail. It was light, too - pretty sure it was eps. I'd get another - of either - for sure. They've got a few at Finbox at Thirroul. I sold my quartet to a really nice guy that works there and he has a 5'4 sidecut - he was raving about it, as was Simon Patchett, who has a 5'4 sidecut quad.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:33 am

Just toying with the idea so doing some research as Micks boards can be different as you know, I've got a summer board in my future.

Thats great feedback, ta Batoes anything else pops up from the memory banks let us know.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by channels » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:23 pm

I was fondling a Mackie flex tail at Dripping Wet in a Manly this arvo. Over $1000 seems a bit nuts to drop on such a specialist board but would love to know how that tail feels when releasing the pressure.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by saltman » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:47 am

There is a crap load of time and effort making a flex-tail
You will find them priced accordingly
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:33 am

Are they worth the effort Saltman? I guess it's all subjective. I think I know the board, did it have a purple tail channels and was quite big?

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by channels » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:05 pm

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Yep that's the one.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Davros » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:20 pm

ha ha ....I saw that had a sticker on it "usually 1450" new, but it looked a little beat up. Was watching the sales guy try to flog it a few weeks ago to a punter.

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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by saltman » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:36 pm

Had a hankering to own a flex tail a long time ago - eventually got over it
it seems they are exceptional in good waves but a very different ride
Have plenty of enthusiasts out there
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Beerfan » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:20 am

The outerislands split stringer/V2flex looks like a good compromise between the standard setup and a full on carbon flex tail. Quite simple when you think about it too, and not much more expensive.
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Re: Anyone ridden a Mackie side cut fish?

Post by Beanpole » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:13 am

They look great. Kind of half hankering to get one except realistically I have all the options covered at the moment.

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