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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:03 pm

I've felt them up, they feel solid enough..... but you'd need 6 months on one too test the durability.

cheap as fcuk.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by buddy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:19 pm

saltman wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:20 am
Any idea what the construction quality is like ? Blanks, glassing etc? Even if they’re well priced, it’d be a shame to see one fall apart like an al merrick etc
A young fella I know bought an ed Sinnott board from sideways 499 special
Within a month it looked the deck like he had dropped a bag of oranges on it from a great height
Had that with a made in oz Mt Woodgee and Chilli too.
But had other boards from them not do that.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:20 pm

Ok I’ll pass. It all seemed too good to be true
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:32 am

Here's a soulful sunday morning kickback aprés surf circa sixties seventies inspired single fin spin ...

https://vimeo.com/156999635

Far from high performance, but nicely pieced together nonetheless.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Cranked » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:50 am

Great! Love those happy, smiling boyish faces.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:00 am

saltman wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:20 am
Any idea what the construction quality is like ? Blanks, glassing etc? Even if they’re well priced, it’d be a shame to see one fall apart like an al merrick etc
A young fella I know bought an ed Sinnott board from sideways 499 special
Within a month it looked the deck like he had dropped a bag of oranges on it from a great height
I have a Sideways board, a Phil six channel diamond tail, surfed it a bit, solid as, no issues.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:31 pm

$529 shipped to Sydney. Get it
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:51 pm

Hi-perf singles. Polfer Hull Designs. Dude clearly rips but it looks so far removed from single fin lines that I can’t relate it to single fin surfing at all. Moreover it’s thruster lines but looser and tighter in the pocket which is impressive.

https://youtu.be/q8xDiRABlmE

http://phdsurf.com/about-2/about/

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steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
BA wrote:Dropped a frozen 20kg dog on it. The toe is starting to look like Peter Duttons head.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by channels » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:05 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:51 pm
Hi-perf singles. Polfer Hull Designs. Dude clearly rips but it looks so far removed from single fin lines that I can’t relate it to single fin surfing at all. Moreover it’s thruster lines but looser and tighter in the pocket which is impressive.

https://youtu.be/q8xDiRABlmE

http://phdsurf.com/about-2/about/

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I’m glad that vid is there. Looking at the bottom contour/rail, I was having trouble working out how it would performance. Odd design but clearly works.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Drailed » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:14 am

I cant help but feel it all looked a bit silly really.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by tootr » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:46 pm

That short little stabby cutback thing.
Not pretty.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by alakaboo » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:24 pm

I knew Peter Garrett surfed, but pegged him as taller.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:40 pm

Yeah it’s not my cup of tea. I like single fin surfing to look like single surfing. Though he’d probably have shown up any of the contenders in the pro Maldives single fin comps, as they’re all really just surfing thruster lines but with one fin. I’d still be keen to have a go on one. They look pretty fun and tripped out.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by buddy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:06 pm

Was someone talking about the Phil Myers sideways singles in here? Unridden one for $350.
Pretty short at 5'6, but still packing 28L. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/11975262 ... source=sms

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by tootr » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:33 pm

That’s a gift. For someone more petite than I.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by buddy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:54 pm

saltman wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:41 pm
buddy wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Was someone talking about the Phil Myers sideways singles in here? Unridden one for $350.
Pretty short at 5'6, but still packing 28L. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/11975262 ... source=sms
I was in sideways today and had a look at them
Geez they pack some volume all the way out to the rails
Chunky +
Flat deck with a beak nose?

Maybe it would go alright for me then. My shorties are usually around 27-28L.

I could imagine surfing it in 2-3ft clean, hollow points.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by tootr » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:59 pm

Arent those meant to be faithful to the late 70’s Col Smith boards?

I’m waiting for a bigger one, say 6.8 to pop up on The Gumtree. It’s a ‘like to have’ rather than ‘must have’ board.
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