bonzers.....the quad fad is over

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by alakaboo » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:04 pm

I was meaning for the centre box, but it sounds like you'll just have plugs?

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by buddy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:14 pm

I think you'll just end up running this as a thruster, haha

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:53 pm

“do I need a stand alone single for when I ride it as a single? And then a different 3 set for for the 2+1? Or will the same single work in both setups.?”

If you’re running it as a single fin, then you’ll need more fin than if it were a 2+1 setup. Consider the total surface area of either setup to give you enough hold and drive.

As a single, a fin around 8” give or take a half inch would suit. If you use too big a centre fin in a 2+1 set up the board will be hard to turn.

I’ve got a spare 7.5” fin I can mail up to you.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:25 am

2+1's are interesting. It's great reading this stuff. I have a few of them in the 6ft plus range and haven't really experimented with fin types so the words above are very helpful.

I've been influenced by some to use 6 1/2 - 7 inch single fins for boards below 7ft. And the smaller the single the larger the sides. Basically the smaller single with larger sides ride is closer to a tri fin and the larger fin with smaller more like a single. Prob makes sense.

But I'm keen to try the bigger fin. I have an 8 inch flex tip I'll try in my heavier board with smaller sides.
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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: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:33 pm

if it's long walls i'd rather just run a single and draw lines out full stretch. the l-flex is a good fin. the 2+1 will allow you to break and change your line easier if there's constant change and sections. in any case, to get the best out either set up, you want good waves with some wall and push and open face to take to.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:05 pm

Thud wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:25 am
2+1's are interesting. It's great reading this stuff. I have a few of them in the 6ft plus range and haven't really experimented with fin types so the words above are very helpful.

I've been influenced by some to use 6 1/2 - 7 inch single fins for boards below 7ft. And the smaller the single the larger the sides. Basically the smaller single with larger sides ride is closer to a tri fin and the larger fin with smaller more like a single. Prob makes sense.

But I'm keen to try the bigger fin. I have an 8 inch flex tip I'll try in my heavier board with smaller sides.
This board is only 6’0 and runs an 8” inch flex fin set halfway forward. Easy to turn, loads of drive off the bottom, holds in well in solid overhead surf. Small boards can still run a larger fin.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:19 pm

Oh yeah for sure. Board looks fun.

I was specifically talking the 2+1 combo. Keen on trying an 8 in a shorter board.
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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: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:05 pm

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Filthy little hipster.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JaM71 » Sun May 20, 2018 5:01 pm

Anyone order a bonzer from Malcolm when he was out a couple of months ago? What did u get? Have u got ya grubby lil hands on it yet?
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Sun May 20, 2018 9:33 pm

I spoke to a guy who ordered a 7ft bonzer for smaller says. I went to explain that that's not their use but stopped myself and said "enjoy it". I walked off thinking "how could he get it so wrong"
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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: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JaM71 » Mon May 21, 2018 2:13 pm

Maybe he meant small pipeline lol!

I like the look of the Russ Short but yes, it’s a good wave board
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:29 am

Got it - 5'9, 19 1/2, 2 1/4 - egg. It's really refined, with HP rails and a pulled in nose and tail. Have surfed it about five times. Great allrounder. Really gelled with it from the first surf, which i don't often do with bonzers. Shoulder recovery is slow, so i can only surf once to twice a week, but am glad i have this board for winter.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by buddy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:23 am

Very nice.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Thud » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:30 am

Looks unreal. The rails feel great on those things.
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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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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:33 am

Nice!

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:10 pm

Saw a few nice ones in a surf shop in Ventura and some awesome mals as well.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JaM71 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:02 pm

batoes wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:29 am
Got it - 5'9, 19 1/2, 2 1/4 - egg. It's really refined, with HP rails and a pulled in nose and tail. Have surfed it about five times. Great allrounder. Really gelled with it from the first surf, which i don't often do with bonzers. Shoulder recovery is slow, so i can only surf once to twice a week, but am glad i have this board for winter.

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Not that we can get one from malcolm for at least another 12 months but kind sir, the peanut gallery needs a full ride report...
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by channels » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:44 pm

Managed to pick this one up 2nd hand this arvo. 1st job is to strip that tail pad off.

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