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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by tootr » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:15 am

Surfed a Tolhurst tuflite a couple of times.
Despite being a very nice shape, didn’t like how it went at all.
If I found one on The Gumtree super super cheap, might try one again, but yeah, nah.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:22 am

Thanks for the reference Hatchy. Here's a few excerpts:

"TufLite reacts abruptly to any changes in the wave face with no softening of its effects beyond that built into the board's design. It's not a particularly good or bad feeling -- just different. A competent surfer might work with it to gain surprising amounts of speed in smaller surf.

- Thanks to the buoyancy, TufLites are easy to move underfoot. There is, however, an occasional feeling of the board "lifting" up and out of the water during rail turns at speed -- for some reason this seems to happen most in bottom turns."


Exactly. This is why I like them: light, fast and responsive. I rode only Surftechs for over 10 years. And lots of them, as I typically only dropped $100-$200 when I traded them in.

PS. McCoys stick like glue in bottom turns and the rounded V bottom and back foot dome suits the construction method.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:59 am

"All surfboards turn. Some just turn better than others"

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am

I've got about eight surfboards. I ride my tuflite " midlength" 90% of the time. It's been through hell and back over nearly ten years use but it still feels just like it did the day I bought it and looks pretty new......if you don't look to closely. I keep thinking I should get a new model the same but really that's just a cosmetic thing so I don't bother.The fact that it's light, strong and responsive makes it ideal for a midlength.

There is more debate with proper mals though as the weight adds to the glide and momentum. I've been thinking about getting back into riding mals again though so a light tough version may be on the cards. A Taka In The Pink would be perfect but I baulk at the lurid designs on them.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:42 am

On a different note the growth of twin keel finned boards is a little on par with the hipster single thing from a few years back. Hard to effect a good top turn on a beach break on either board.

Two other major trends in the last few years. Twinnies and the Hypto Kyrpto types. Note Asher Pacey and Craig Anderson rip, note of great importance that they ride sub 5'6 boards.

I remember when HPSB in tuftlite was rad to the max.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:00 am

My sons still got a Stretch Ratboy Model he got when he was about 13. Hasnt ridden it in ages but it doesn't look old.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Kunji » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:35 pm

Thanks for all the info and discussion fellas!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:21 pm

Kunji wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Thanks for all the info and discussion fellas!
My mate has an 8'6" surf tech. Steven slater model. Very thinned out unlike most models. I think it's 2 1/2" thick at most. It's not a bad board, the thinner rails make a difference. Most of the ST longboards have burger rails. Burger rails plus ultra light IMHO don't work well. But for small fat waves to get you out there, probably work for you if you got one cheap.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:24 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am
I've got about eight surfboards.
WTF can't you count them? Nobody has "about eight" of anything

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by No Pants Lance » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:28 pm

i have about 8 seconds before deciding, nah, fcuk it, why even bother responding to his posts.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:39 pm

No Pants Lance wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:28 pm
i have about 8 seconds before deciding, nah, fcuk it, why even bother responding to his posts.
Congratulations on spending the same amount of time on a rebuttal yet achieving nothing

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by pinhead » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:50 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am
I ride my tuflite " midlength" 90% of the time.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 pm

Yep, still learning after 50 years surfing.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:58 am

Kunji wrote:
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Thanks for all the info and discussion fellas!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 am

Slobadan Madicubich wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:39 pm
No Pants Lance wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:28 pm
i have about 8 seconds before deciding, nah, fcuk it, why even bother responding to his posts.
Congratulations on spending the same amount of time on a rebuttal yet achieving nothing
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:08 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:24 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am
I've got about eight surfboards.
WTF can't you count them? Nobody has "about eight" of anything
Well I ncluded my old 60s Pig Board which is completely fcuked but still sits at the back of the pile. I would say rack but there isn't one. Also an old Local Knowledge that I haven't ridden in years. So I'm balancing actually having the boards with actually intending to ride them.
Boards I actually ride would sit around four to five.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:09 am

Thud wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 am
Slobadan Madicubich wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:39 pm
No Pants Lance wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:28 pm
i have about 8 seconds before deciding, nah, fcuk it, why even bother responding to his posts.
Congratulations on spending the same amount of time on a rebuttal yet achieving nothing
Ah yes, the Beanpole Paradox. One of my favourite things on RS.
....or the Skip Paradox.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:30 am

Beanpole wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:08 am
Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:24 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am
I've got about eight surfboards.
WTF can't you count them? Nobody has "about eight" of anything
Well I ncluded my old 60s Pig Board which is completely fcuked but still sits at the back of the pile. I would say rack but there isn't one. Also an old Local Knowledge that I haven't ridden in years. So I'm balancing actually having the boards with actually intending to ride them.
Boards I actually ride would sit around four to five.
So is it four or five?

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