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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:11 pm

Drailed wrote:Whats the 5'8?
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:30 pm

My new fish
5'8 x 21 x 2.25
Flat bottom
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Re: Fish

Post by Drailed » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:28 pm

$150? Get [email protected]@@ed cnut. Thats a steal!

Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:02 pm

Drailed wrote:$150? Get [email protected]@@ed cnut. Thats a steal!

Let us know how it goes.
Talk about Johnny on the spot.
He had 15 people call after I picked it up.
Had to get some fins for it, so all up $280. Best bargain I've found for ages.

Hoping the waves pick up this week.
Was saving for a new fish. Might save for a new log now.

12 boards in the quiver. One for each calendar month. Sounds about right doesn't it?
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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:47 pm

12 - wow

Keen to see if the board is a keeper

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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:18 pm

Davros wrote:12 - wow

Keen to see if the board is a keeper
Had a couple of sessions over the last few days.

Had a few waist high rights at the northern end of Maroubra which has been the best session on it so far. Board paddles really well which isn't surprising due to the flat rocker. Nice and stable (21" wide). No issues with digging the nose which is surprising as there's almost no nose lift.
Its nice and fast down the line which came in handy and feels really smooth and positive on bottom turns.

I think it may be due to the completely flat bottom, but when the waves slows down. Normally I can give my board a few up and down monkey pumps to help squirt a bit of water through the concave bottom. Not so on this board.
I feel like I'm on a keeper here.
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Re: Fish

Post by Beerfan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:57 pm

The drive out of a set of big keels is awesome huh?!.
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:52 pm

Beerfan wrote:The drive out of a set of big keels is awesome huh?!.
Yeah reminded me of my bonzer in that respect.
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Re: Fish

Post by Beerfan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:33 pm

This thread may well be responsible for me ending up with another bloody fish haha
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:53 pm

Beerfan wrote:This thread may well be responsible for me ending up with another bloody fish haha
Did you end up selling your JD fish way back when mate?
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Re: Fish

Post by Beerfan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:03 pm

Yeah I did. Wasn't getting much use after my knee injuries and I find them better in good shape, not big just good quality. If I surf heaps it's not a prob, I can gravel on them but when I'm only getting out now and then i didn't like it as much. Still don't surf as much as I used to so the same would probably happen lol. If I get back in the water more often I'd be keen again. Damn fun
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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:03 pm

I knew this would happen.
I was saving for a PCC custom. In the mean time I found my $150 bargain. Now what do you think turns up on the gumtree a week later. 5'7 PCC fish with a nice fabric inlay. Can't do it. How can a man go from having no fish, to four fish in a month. Better keep it at three. Would be silly otherwise. :D
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Re: Fish

Post by batoes » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:03 am

JET01 wrote:I knew this would happen.
I was saving for a PCC custom. In the mean time I found my $150 bargain. Now what do you think turns up on the gumtree a week later. 5'7 PCC fish with a nice fabric inlay. Can't do it. How can a man go from having no fish, to four fish in a month. Better keep it at three. Would be silly otherwise. :D
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Re: Fish

Post by ctd » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:33 am

Teach a man how to fish...

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Re: Fish

Post by JET01 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:59 pm

Mate if the board had fcs plugs I'd get for sure. I've got a set of mrtfx fins sitting in a bucket begging for a board like that.
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Re: Fish

Post by Cuttlefish » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:29 pm

JET01 wrote:I knew this would happen.
I was saving for a PCC custom. In the mean time I found my $150 bargain. Now what do you think turns up on the gumtree a week later. 5'7 PCC fish with a nice fabric inlay. Can't do it. How can a man go from having no fish, to four fish in a month. Better keep it at three. Would be silly otherwise. :D
Just sell off the one/ones you prefer least.
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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:45 pm

Speaking of, Cuttle (and others) I am looking for a bigger/better wave board and had a chat to Dick Van he reckons a slim Wasp about 7ft would be the biz. Any thoughts on that as you have a Wasp and ride the larger longer McNeil?. Never really occurred to me these fishy boards can be shaped as larger boards for larger waves.
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Re: Fish

Post by Davros » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:34 am

ta will do

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