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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:27 pm

Olds surf techs look absolutely flogged now.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:35 pm

Cranked wrote:
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Totally agree.

Ended up being way more durable than Surftech constructions, say.

Old surf techs and Firewires decay terribly.
Firewires yes, the original surftechs no, they have way more flex and recovery that poly with a stringer.

Don't know of any guns though in the original construction.
I agree. I’ve got a few and a few polys of course. I gather the wood veneer ones didn’t last as well because I never see them around or advertised on Gumtree. Much more chance of yellowing, foam collapse and becoming more brittle with poly boards. Particularly if you leave them in the sun of course. Very happy for everyone to abandon tuflite boards.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:40 pm

Well made 70s single fins look way better than 25 year old surf techs.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:46 pm

If they have been carefully stored away from sunlight and heat. Most have to be reglassed. Not many around.
Don’t know where you’re getting the anti surf tech opinion from. They are painted and pretty bulletproof.
Easy to repair and look like new. I’ve got one that had a massive fin chop but you would have to look to find it.
Anyway as I said very happy you have that opinion. I encourage people not to buy them. :-D-:
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:56 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:27 pm
Olds surf techs look absolutely flogged now.
I regularly see Surftechs that are 20 years old or more in close to perfect condition.

Here's a few you can buy today:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-surfing/surftech/k0c18568
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:19 pm

buddy wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:40 pm
Well made 70s single fins look way better than 25 year old surf techs.
All day every day.

rare to even see a surf tech at all these days.

They pretty much went extinct.

I don't think I saw a single one during my day at the Superbank.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:34 pm

I see them on Gumtree and a local surf shop that has a lot of secondhand boards, very rare to see one wherever I surf. Owners often asking around $550-650 for a 20 year old board in near perfect condition, and getting it.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:55 pm

The real innovations used on Surftechs were the use of a mold instead of shaping, and the super tough Divinicel wrap of the entire board.

Divinycell:
https://www.diabgroup.com/products-serv ... ycell-pvc/

I'm not sure if any have that construction now, it may have stopped around 15 years ago.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:18 pm

I sold a mint condition Wayne Lynch for $300. I’d had it for nearly 10 years.
I thought that was cheap.
I’ve also got a mal made around the same time. Not tuflite. Same construction as the Southpoint Boards.
You know Bonga Perkins, etc. it’s got wooden panels under the other layers. Super strong.
Just needs a touch up here and there where the paint has chipped.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:49 pm

I rode a 7'6" surftech Wayne Lynch.

the shape was fine but that horrible sound of water slapping on PVC and poor handling in big surf was a deal breaker.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:53 pm

Just an all around horrible feeling under foot in anything over 2ft.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:01 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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I rode a 7'6" surftech Wayne Lynch.

the shape was fine but that horrible sound of water slapping on PVC and poor handling in big surf was a deal breaker.
Not one of my favourites. I was looking for the kind of midlength everyone is producing these days. It was 7’6” but would have been much better for me at 7’.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:37 pm

The full story:

https://cobrainter.com/assets/downloads ... nal-v2.pdf

"The Fusion Dial-Core. Dual core boards combine the speed and responsiveness of a lightweight EPS cored board with the traditional feel and vibration control of a PU board."
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:09 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:18 pm
I sold a mint condition Wayne Lynch for $300. I’d had it for nearly 10 years.
I thought that was cheap.
I’ve also got a mal made around the same time. Not tuflite. Same construction as the Southpoint Boards.
You know Bonga Perkins, etc. it’s got wooden panels under the other layers. Super strong.
Just needs a touch up here and there where the paint has chipped.
Still going for 3 hunj
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:13 pm

What about these balsa brewers?


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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:35 pm

Yep, wood is good. Fcuking heavy though. I love trad mals but they are just too heavy to lug around. Great to ride.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:40 am

A very good piece by Nick on the Eddie. Lots of good photos. Keep scrolling down to pick up Nick’s sections of text. His photo captions are worth reading too.

https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/casu ... day/170632

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:57 am

Great article. Great pictures.
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