bonzers.....the quad fad is over

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by steve shearer » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:54 am

My Octafish works great in 2 foot peelers. But I do think for the design to work properly it needs to 'get up to speed".
If it's zippy little 2 footers, great.

If it's slow and weak and fat 2 footers I have more fun on other boards that work better at slower speeds.

And seconded on the Mini-Merk. I love that board.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by tootr » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:24 am

If I was going to get a bonzer for less than decent waves it would be a MBLV.
But a widish roundtail quad does the job.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by channels » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:38 am

Agree with that Steve.

In junky or slower surf, need the thruster to get the snappier direction changes.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:28 pm

Probably been posted a million times but worth a look again

https://vimeo.com/10639986

How's that wave. Board looks loose with stacks of lift. Nice riding.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:05 am

Thud wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:28 pm
Probably been posted a million times but worth a look again

https://vimeo.com/10639986

How's that wave. Board looks loose with stacks of lift. Nice riding.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by tootr » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:22 am

Minor meltdowns over Alex Knost surfing old school on a bonzer in Kelly’s paddle puddle.

http://stabmag.com/news/berate-my-appro ... lex-knost/
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by foamy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:06 pm

“It’s a hard wave to surf because you’re reacting to a non-visible section, it’s under you, not in front of you. ” Alex Knost.

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yeah one thing is you can't see changes in the wave shape, the water is murky and there's no "draw" off the base so no sign of approaching barrels etc, so I was kind of improvising on that one. it takes a few waves to get the timing in your head so you can figure out where to fade and draw a line up into the barrel from behind - that's the best line.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:25 pm

I liked it. Moving around like that takes skill and I thought it looked pretty stylish.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by tootr » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:43 pm

Whilst doing a cheater five on a 6’9”
And that layback/stall thingy.
Bloody skilful.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by buddy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:44 pm

How do people get upset by that?
Even if it's not your cup a tea, who gives a fcuk? Nothing to bloody cry about.
I enjoyed it, anyway.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:31 pm

I had my MLV out at green island yesterday and in smallish point waves - lots of fun.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:49 pm

I need a bonzer. I'd like one for bigger better days. Any suggestions crew? Around 7ft
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:48 am

yeah, a 7 foot bonzer. Get a custom semi-gun with your choice of tail and measurements.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by tootr » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:00 am

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:02 pm

Full gun that one. Semi gun good suggestion. Rounded pin tail I reckon.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:17 pm

Would you be interested in a Russ Short 6'7" by 20 1/2" by 2 11/16".

Round pin, five fin, forward foil, medium rails, refined tail. Shaped by Malcolm Campbell.

VGC for $500. (New they’re over a grand)

It was tootrs, he barely used it (did his shoulder in), who then sold it to loofy (loofy couldn’t gel with it, didn’t surf it much), loofy then sold it to me. I’ve surfed it three times. Great board (I’ve had a bonzer before) but it’s simply got too much beef for my 78kg. I’d need a finer rail.

If you’re 85kg plus it’d be fine for you. And would easily handle double overhead and bigger.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:25 am

Thanks Hatchman, looks good. I'm around 80 kilo odd but I know I need a 7ft or a little more.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by offshore1 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:55 am

Unless I'm mistaken, that's the board loofy was riding when Laird complimented him.

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