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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:10 am

Anyway we’ve narrowed it down to half a dozen great choices so Iggy now just needs to get on the phone and bloody well order something!
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:44 am

saltman wrote:
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Keep an eye on Mitchells FB feed c-he regularly has a board at a fire sale price ($900 -$1100) when he needs cash
I was so tempted by a as new Wolf on it a while back
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:18 am

steve shearer wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:39 am
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I really like the look of the Wolf.

Me too, trying to get one for my wife to ride.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:44 am

Hatchnam wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:39 pm
The jye Byrnes crossbreed looks sick.

https://www.jyebyrnessurfboards.com.au/crossbreed-1/

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Yeh, I've also got one of these. This winter I had my best 3/4 foot lined up waves on this. I don't ride it that often but when it comes together it's probably my favourite board. It's a tad too flat for the bigger stuff (despite the pictures) the Howard Mini is better for that. I've hit the trough of a few hollowed waves on the Crossbreed it kind of feels a bit stiff and bouncey on the bottom turn where as the DT mini glides, bites and propels you down the line, effortlessly.

The Crossbreed rides a lot like that clip of Devon Howard on the 6'10 (that's a FDC Heurvo..something a rather). More of thruster feel were the Howard Mini is a flatter and direct ride, closer to a bonzer egg. That's just my take.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59 am

Thanks for the feedback. Will stick with the bonzer egg.

@ toots. Will sell a few off first.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:01 am

Reckon that's a solid move.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:26 pm

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:44 pm

batoes wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Sweet looking Egg:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/botany/ ... 1199685026
Nice, wonder why he doesnt like it?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:19 pm

Well flattening boards out for trim and speed is all well and good but doesn’t really lend itself well for mixed conditions and the east coast in general.

Volume is all good, but so is rocker and bite. That boards looks too flat, blunt and boaty and not so versatile. If you’ve got a board that’s built for speed then you want sensitivity and knifey control.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:59 am

Dont know why the guy would “get Malcolm to flatten out,, bla , bla, bla”

Say you want a pulled nose egg, say how much you weigh, say the size/type of waves range you want to surf it in, say if it’s a cruiser or a ripper, and you’ll get a bloody good board.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Drailed » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:08 am

Yeah my thoughts too Iggy, not suited to the shifty shitty waves on the eastern beaches 90% of the time
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:28 am

Yep, with 50 odd years of experience the shaper more than likely has a pretty good idea of what to make for a bloke.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:02 am

I reckon when shapers start fking around too much with their designs it's a dog in the making.

Bonzers are pretty flat anyway.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:53 am

I think you all hit the nail on the head. Tell Malcolm where you surf, conditions etc. Then let him do his thing. I asked for performance rails on my egg. I wanted them knifey. That was my only mod.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:09 am

Did the smoothest longest arching cut back on my Jye Byrnes this Monday. It just held its line beautifully then on return it effortlessly pillow bounced back off the foam into the refrormed section to race down the line. I was sporting wood. Sometimes it's just one really clean turn to stand out over a handful of good waves. For a seemingly unremarkable board Ive had some stellar moments on it.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by JaM71 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:39 pm

You might have mentioned it before thud but what are the dims of your crossbreed & Howard mini? Any further thoughts on how they compliment eachother? I like the look of both
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:07 pm

CB = 7x21x3 HM = 7'2x2 3/4x21 1/4

The CB closer to a thruster and great in 2-4ft. Has a domed deck and is pretty loose. Where as the HM thin foil and razor sharp rail is reminiscent of a bonzer egg shape. It's great in faster, larger and more powerful waves. Both are great on the back hand, no tracking at all.

CB all year round and HM Autumn/Winter. Both great.
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