The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Cranked » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:21 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:36 am
Cranked wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Nick Carroll wrote:
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You've got to hand it to Cheyne though riding those Fcuking things in solid waves.
He isn't.

The board he won Bells on in 1984 was made by Terry Fitzgerald.

The boards he is riding in the photos above were made by Glen Minami.

All of them are a far cry from those boggy wide tailed pieces of shit he failed to win a world title on.
FFS Nick, he came second four times so his boards went better for him than anyone else except for just one person for four years. If his were so bad what does that say about the boards everyone else were riding?
Ha ha well I was actually there cranky. I used to surf against Cheyne in contests and shit. Cheyne ripped on many of the boards Geoff made him, specially from 77 through to 79-80. To me that was the pinnacle of the McCoy design era, Geoff made superb and often highly innovative boards for a bunch of great surfers, his twist rocker idea for Larry Blair at Pipe was bold and fantastic and I’m sorta surprised it isn’t still in use, though I guess surfing Pipe has advanced a bit since then. The “no-nose” singlies through that 79-80 period were pretty much the best boards on tour and were an essential precursor to the thruster, Simon adopted the no-nose template and kept it intact when he began sticking on three fins. But when Geoff responded to the thruster by blowing out tail widths and deforming the outline, it was a real hammer blow to Cheyne’s competitiveness, the design just didn’t get anywhere near a standard no-nose outlined thruster and it began to push away Geoff’s team riders, they wanted to believe but they just couldn’t match the performances of their peers on those boards. In the end every one of them moved on and their surfing improved in the process.

Cheyne’s best win on a McCoy was that Coke contest at Bells in 79, after that Lazor Zap he had two more great wins, Bells and the Billabong Pro at Sunset, one was on a TF and the other on a Minami. I know you don’t judge designs purely off contest results but they’re a fcuken good guide nonetheless, especially when they are big wins.
Thanks for putting it all into an astute and well observed historical contest Nick
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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by tootr » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:50 pm

Well pickle me grandmother!

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

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tootr wrote:
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Well pickle me grandmother!

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Cranked » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:14 pm

I had four customs from Terry in the early (mid?) eighties. A pair of Drifta's, 6'8 and 6'4, that I took to Gragagan - Terry said the 6'8 was good for 10' Gragagan and it was.

The other two, a 5'11 and 6'2 were a pair of McCoy inspired singles for the east coast. They had the rounded "boat" hull noses and widish tails (15"/16"?) with hard "V". I can't remember where the V started though, but I kinda guess it was rounded in the nose and transitioned to a hard panel V towards the tail. I surfed them with Cheynes Winged Keel
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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by jeffn » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:45 am

If you're reading this and thinking of buying a McCoy, tead on.
Firstly I was prompted to remember my bloody login only because I read posts by that jerk off DAVROS and thought more people need to head off his misinformed one-eyed wankathon.
I've ridden many different boards and now have 2 McCoy's in my quiver of 7 boards. To me the McCoy's excel in good steep waves. I've been surprised by the performance a number of times. Yes they are chunky but that just means I can ride them shorter. They are extremely well made (the pu boards Geoff makes) and if you look at the resale value I think they beat everything else on the market. That doesn't happen to shit boards. Geoff gets orders from around the world. Would that happen if the boards were shit?
Having said all that, I've got other boards that are good too.
If you're buying a McCoy my advice would be don't go too big. Geoff doesn't like to talk volume but you need to think about it. Volume is your friend up to a point.
I have a pu zot and an xf nugget. Both are fine boards. To me they differ from many other boards because of their convex underside doesn't have that skipping-stone feel that concaves can have particularly at speed or on a bumpy surface. The McCoy's feel very sure footed. I think they're slower than a concave so you naturally tend to be further back in the pocket which to me is a good thing.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Trev » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:00 am

Nice to have another opinion.
But geez, Davros has demonstrated a pretty fair knowledge over a long time. No need to get nasty.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by jeffn » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:35 pm

jeffn wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:45 am
If you're reading this and thinking of buying a McCoy, tead on.
Firstly I was prompted to remember my bloody login only because I read posts by that DAVROS posted. Etc etc.
I've ridden many different boards and now have 2 McCoy's in my quiver of 7 boards. To me the McCoy's excel in good steep waves. I've been surprised by the performance a number of times. Yes they are chunky but that just means I can ride them shorter. They are extremely well made (the pu boards Geoff makes) and if you look at the resale value I think they beat everything else on the market. That doesn't happen to shit boards. Geoff gets orders from around the world. Would that happen if the boards were shit?
Having said all that, I've got other boards that are good too.
If you're buying a McCoy my advice would be don't go too big. Geoff doesn't like to talk volume but you need to think about it. Volume is your friend up to a point.
I have a pu zot and an xf nugget. Both are fine boards. To me they differ from many other boards because of their convex underside doesn't have that skipping-stone feel that concaves can have particularly at speed or on a bumpy surface. The McCoy's feel very sure footed. I think they're slower than a concave so you naturally tend to be further back in the pocket which to me is a good thing.

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