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Re: Fish

Post by alakaboo » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:05 pm

Yuke Hunt wrote:
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alakaboo wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:44 pm
Bees are considered fish under Californian environmental law.
Didn't some scientist do a study where he found that fish don't actually exist ?
Stephen Jay Gould played a bit fast and loose with phylogeny to make a book more interesting, and a podcast was born.

Doesn't make it true. There are multiple classes of fish, including the 'true' or 'bony' fishes.

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Re: Fish

Post by Yuke Hunt » Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:02 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:05 pm
Yuke Hunt wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:16 am
alakaboo wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:44 pm
Bees are considered fish under Californian environmental law.
Didn't some scientist do a study where he found that fish don't actually exist ?
Stephen Jay Gould played a bit fast and loose with phylogeny to make a book more interesting, and a podcast was born.

Doesn't make it true. There are multiple classes of fish, including the 'true' or 'bony' fishes.
Of course there are ... and I bet he never even interviewed Steve Lis.
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Re: Fish

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:10 am

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There are long fish twins everywhere. Seems the general “man in the street surfer” were a bit dismissive or annoyed by hipster types ala Torrens M etc. So, JS makes the long Barron twin and its now ok to ride them. Talk about weak pricks. Joel Fitz, Purcho, Simon Jones, Christenson et al, have been pumping them out for a while and they were pretty much classified as kook boards like mid lengths. But, now it’s ok to ride them apparently. Boys, they are just mid lengths but, with fish tails and pointy beaked noses. Lol

And for the record the HPSB guys aren’t too flash on them, waving their arms around etc.trying to over power them and trying to pull reos etc…the good LF bottom turns, trims and cuts back delightfully on nice down the line waves IM kooky opinion. Great for old guys and intermediates or people who can’t really ride an HPSB.
Good point Thudster. I was watching a clip of Rob Machado on his new midlength after his new long fish. I have to say while it looked nice he was obviously nursing it through bottom turns and cruising.
I really like fish. Wish I had got into them when I was a bit younger.
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Re: Fish

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:15 pm

lol "ok to ride", if I worried about what people might think of my boards I'd never go to the beach.

My fishiest board is a 5'10 Al Merrick Pod, I guess it's 33 litres. Discontinued now, there is a variant called the pod mod of which the subtleties would be lost on me, no doubt.

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Re: Fish

Post by Thud » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:29 pm

Agree. I’m talking about sneering older HPSB riders all of the sudden coming to the party. Bah, bah, bah.
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Re: Fish

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:20 am

My son had a Pod. Okay kids board. I’ve still got an old Fishcuit lying around. Tolhurst fish are great.
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Re: Fish

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:31 pm

a kid's board ? Not sure I understand what you mean

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Re: Fish

Post by Beanpole » Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:45 pm

Plenty of volume, forgiving rails but still capable. He had an egg shape before that. It was thinner and a really good board. I got Rabbidge to make something similar for him but he produced a learners board. Rarely ridden. I kind of liked my Fishcuit but it had zero rocker. Incredibly fast but really difficult in take offs.
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Re: Fish

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:09 pm

I guess I see those as being the attributes for a fish board. I like riding the pod, keeps me off the mini mal as much as possible.

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Re: Fish

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:54 pm

Wish I had bought a Tolhurst when they first came out. Excellent rocker. Great weight and volume distribution.
The bonzer version of The Pod is also supposed to be good.
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Re: Fish

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:20 pm

looks interesting, never ridden a bonzer, doesn't look like a particularly manoeuvrable shape for small waves to me

I'd still have one though

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Re: Fish

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jul 10, 2022 2:28 pm

They are very manoeuvrable- I think you you need a wall with some length though to get the best out of the design.
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Re: Fish

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:36 pm

ok, I've never ridden one so really it's just armchair observation and applying what little I know about board design and came to the conclusion that the tail being so broad would suit more drawn out turns, not something I would imagine me doing on a small beachie.

Also they start at 5'10" which is probs my size and with my preference being for longer boards to compensate for lousy paddling (not an absolute I know) i find it interesting that 5'10" is the starting size.

Again I'd still have one (insert sponsorship here) :)

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Re: Fish

Post by marauding mullet » Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:38 pm

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My custom Grant Miller F-Skate. 6'7" A big boys fish.
He made it a bit chunkier than I was expecting, plan shape wise, but he knew what he was doing. It's surprisingly quick and lively. The thing with this board is the way it gets up on the plane freakishly early after a couple of strokes, thanks to the full plan shape. My go-to board for anything up to 3 or 4 foot. The same large planing area makes it a great paddler too, combined with the low rocker.
It turns beautifully, you just have to get used to moving the back foot a touch.
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Re: Fish

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:27 am

I’ve thrashed my 6’6” Tolhurst to death. Still goes good though. Bought a 6’10” as a replacement but I haven’t really had the opportunity to give it a proper workout. I’m thinking it may be too big. Still goes well generally from my limited testing.
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