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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:17 am

I don't suppose anyone's ridden a chilli mid strength and a CI Mid to compare?

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:00 pm

It sorta shitts me there’s dozens of local shapers that could knock up a great middy but here we are with CI and their marketing.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:38 pm

well the CI is designed by a world renowned mid length rider ...or 2 .....whereas the local guy could just be winging it to jump on a trend as far as I know. plus the marketing works....ie the Youtube videos. Im sold on the chilli just based on a 55 second video. 'Thats life.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:39 pm

what dozens of local shapers have a history of making mid lengths

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:28 pm

I watched the Chilli mid clip. It’s looked clunky
marauding mullet wrote:
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by grapsta » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:40 am

Thud wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:28 pm
I watched the Chilli mid clip. It’s looked clunky
Really.. I'm surprised... Thought it looked pretty loose if anything.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:14 pm

grapsta wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:39 pm
what dozens of local shapers have a history of making mid lengths
Depends where you live I guess. Byron has plenty of guys. Gold Coast ditto...

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:20 pm

grapsta wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:40 am
Thud wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:28 pm
I watched the Chilli mid clip. It’s looked clunky
Really.. I'm surprised... Thought it looked pretty loose if anything.
Beauty is in the eye....

https://youtu.be/7CuscHa8yvU


https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFcQcpSH6r ... o0ldixo8za
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:36 pm

grapsta wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:39 pm
what dozens of local shapers have a history of making mid lengths
To name a few (in no particular order)
McTavish and co.
Johnny Gill
Mitchel Rae
Ron Goddard
Billy Tolhurst
Brett Munro
Paul Hutchison
Joel Fitzgerald
Jye Byrnes
Jed Done
Few guys at Bennett
Dennis Anderson
Josh Constable

There’s a start.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:39 pm

Here’s a nice Keyo for you.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Trev » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:41 am

Peter White at Classic Malibu
Matt at The Factory.
#sixfeetissixfeet!

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:59 am

Chris Brock
Bryan Bates
Simon Jones
James Wood
Dain Thomas
Matty Yates
Rob Fenech
Bruno Buzzolan (Buzz)
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:00 am

thought that Chilli looked shit.

half the board is out of the water at all times. terrible rocker.

just an inefficient shortboard.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Cranked » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:32 am

Yeah, it didn't look good in that clip.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:52 am

Not sure if Rabbidge is still shaping..
Of course theres a pretty wide range of prices with the names listed.
Find it pretty funny that suddenly Midlengths are cool again.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:05 am

to be fair there has been some advancement in the design.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:03 pm

Well there you go, around two dozen experienced shapers who could do you a midlength and very probably a bunch more not named.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:37 pm

tootr wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:39 pm
Here’s a nice Keyo for you.
Image
I was having a natter to the guy who shapes the Keyos. He was surfing at Avoca with his son. Man those boards looked like they went well.
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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