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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:17 pm

Instore in gerringong for $530. Here’s more on the tech.

https://www.torq-surfboards.com/epoxy-technology.html

To me, the shape of the board itself looks tasty. well balanced, instantly relatable and familiar.

But I’d be skunked if it surfed like a tuflite. Very tempted but.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by steve shearer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:51 am

made in the same factory......Cobra.

do you need another mini-mal?
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:19 am

No.

But don’t really see anything particularly mini mal looking about it. At 6”8 it looks more like a well balanced and versatile (longer) shortboard with an elliptical planshape and rounded pin.

Longer rail, ellipse, rounded pin, thruster, vee bottom, moderate rocker, etc. it appears to tick many boxes.

My only reservation is the potential tuflite feel of it. And sure, the paint and logo looks pop out and daggy, but what do I care about that. For $530 if it felt close to a standard PU (flex and dampening etc.) then I’d be on it

https://www.torq-surfboards.com/fun-68.html

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100% she was going to stand on my board to impress her friends.
Surfing at Langland Bay, Gower Peninsula, Wales
https://youtu.be/y5ePxFSHjv0
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:01 am

Why not pay the extra 300 and get a board from say Dick Vanstraalen, Webster, Bennetts....
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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 Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:15 am

$800 for a DVS ?
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100% she was going to stand on my board to impress her friends.
Surfing at Langland Bay, Gower Peninsula, Wales
https://youtu.be/y5ePxFSHjv0
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:18 am

850 I'm told. The old bugger whips em out, gets the paint brush on it and you're set
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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 Oct 18, 2018 8:28 am

Thud wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:01 am
Why not pay the extra 300 and get a board from say Dick Vanstraalen, Webster, Bennetts....
+1. Think of it as an investment in fun. Life’s too short to ride Chinese rubbish.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:31 am

Toots. How’s your bonzer egg go ? That seems pretty ideal. Nothing too corky but. Knifey rails so you can keep it on rail.
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https://youtu.be/y5ePxFSHjv0
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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:58 am

It’s a lovely board. Only get it out when it’s nice and lined up. Smooth, drivey, very fast. Section connector. Think speed and flow rather than acute turns.
7.2 by 21 by 2 3/4”. No idea of litres.
Plenty of foam in the middle, but quite foiled out. Thin tail. Medium rails, that wouldn’t look out of place on a HPSB.
The only retro part is the planshape.
I think of it as an ‘investment’. It’s a denser semi gun blank, with a decent glass job, so it will hopefully last another 5 years. It’s 3 y/o and still in great shape.
Bugger the cost, it makes me happy.

Go feel one up.


EDIT. Actually it’s got sort of 50/50 rails in the front 12” or so. Assume that’s put there to deflect chop. Clever.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:22 am

Sounds ideal. I’ve always been more about speed and flow (rather than short arc snappiness) anyway.

psillakis on the NBs shapes them under license. might be time to hock a few boards and get a custom. Dense blank with volan or s-cloth it should last ok.
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100% she was going to stand on my board to impress her friends.
Surfing at Langland Bay, Gower Peninsula, Wales
https://youtu.be/y5ePxFSHjv0
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:28 am

Here you go, just took a profile pic.
No blobbiness present.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:31 am

Yeah go direct to Rhino Laminating. Onboard will pull your pants down.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by offshore1 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:32 am

^^^very nice. Guarantee the torq isn't that sexy.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:48 am

Looks good toots.

The 6’10 rabbidge 2+1/single was ideal when I was 78, not 89kg. Its feeling like i need more foam now, as the 2 5/8 thick with a rolled deck and low rail feels a bit boggy at times.
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100% she was going to stand on my board to impress her friends.
Surfing at Langland Bay, Gower Peninsula, Wales
https://youtu.be/y5ePxFSHjv0
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Midlengths

Post by batoes » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:20 am

Yep do it Hatchy. I have a smaller egg, but it is excellent. If you want foiled rails - ask for them. Some of the onboard eggs are pretty beefy.
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Re: Midlengths

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:05 am

Yeah I think I’m gonna get one. 6’8 bonzer egg with knifey rails. Should cover a lot of conditions and suit my style of surfing pretty well.

This review sounds like what I’m after.

https://www.surfer.com/blogs/reviews/su ... onzer-egg/
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100% she was going to stand on my board to impress her friends.
Surfing at Langland Bay, Gower Peninsula, Wales
https://youtu.be/y5ePxFSHjv0
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Midlengths

Post by tootr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:12 am

7.2 is a fair bit of board, go smaller for an all rounder.

That review. I’ve never had a bonzer that “tracks”.

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Re: Midlengths

Post by Thud » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:50 am

Great if you surf back foot.
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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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