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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Davros » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:26 pm

Blue ribband. Blue Ribbon is a brand of Ice Cream. Looks like a creamy board

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by offshore1 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:52 am

Hatchnam wrote:
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... The less effort, more relaxed you are, and more subtle you surf it the better it responds. It forces you to strip down any superfluous movement and really focus on the wave.
You can still throw in some Dionysian hand jive . Surely.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by JaM71 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:03 am

Oh yeah, the hand jives are the cherry on top, I would add a hair flick into my best waves as well but I don't have enough hair left
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:13 am

A subtle nose blow or wrist adjustment on the wettie is statement enough.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:45 am

You have to surf to feel the ocean. Sometimes the ocean catches you, Wipeout!

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:33 pm

Ok. So it’s been about 9 months since I got my custom 6’4 single off Stuart Paterson. Have surfed it in a mix of conditions. Ideal being chest high to double overhead.

And of course being a single fin, it wants a running wall with a consistent pocket. It eats points and reefs and quality walled up beach breaks.

Pretty flat rocker so has a tonne of glide speed. It’ll take on a steep drop, but you’ve gotta get in early, be on point with positioning and get your line set right.

Hollower and faster the wave, the steadier it feels and the better it goes. Forget trying to surf vert-top-to-bottom on it, not going to happen. But it will turn in procession, high and tight off the top, and steep in the bowl, providing you’ve kept tight in the pocket and bottom turned deep in the trough, delaying your turns.

Have had a few barrels on it so far and the board feels amazing. It holds in beautifully, without thought, and milks the trimline for speed. Cutbacks feel clean and like a fine scalpel.

The board demands precision. If your timing is out it’s very unforgiving. It’ll lose momentum - no “quick pumps” to regain speed. It sharpens your game.

It’s my board of choice for sandon, cronulla point, and reefs down south.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Trev » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:27 pm

First photo I thought Iggy has added some cuff restraints to his dungeon.
Then I realized it was a surf shop and they were leg ropes hanging over the back.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:32 pm

Perhaps but I prefer a single over a 2+1. More drawn out turns and a cleaner feeling trim line. More limited in turn angles and generating (it’s own) speed. But for me that’s the appeal. It’s stripped back and basic, but you have to be spot on with everything you do. No room for error.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Trev » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:37 pm

Looks like it'd paddle well, Iggy.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:49 pm

It does.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by batoes » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:53 pm

That's a lovely looking board. You're set for winter :)
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:02 pm

The fin box in my 6”10 was coming loose in the board so got a new one fitted. No bolt, just insert the fin and push into place. Dropped the fin size down to a new 7’0 and now set it up as a 2+1, which might give it a bit more range in different waves, for frequent short arc turns, rather than just drawn out swooping carves down the line.

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steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by marauding mullet » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:19 pm

I like the sound of that finbox, what's the board?
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:13 pm

Here the way the fin box works..

https://youtu.be/3yJosBzdc4Y

The board is a mark rabbidge single fin step up. Have had it for a couple of years. Bought cheap off gummie. 6”10 x 20” x 2 5/8”.

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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 marauding mullet » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:18 pm

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by batoes » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:47 pm

i've got a couple of single fins i fit out with the kumano system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSCO7e36Smc

easy to do and invaluable in midlenghtns and bonzers.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by tootr » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:33 pm

FYI sideways have a range of Phil Myers free flight channels. Made in indo thus cheaper.

http://www.sideways.com.au/free-flight/
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » 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
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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