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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by BA » Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:35 pm

buddy wrote:
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:19 pm
The kind of wave I could imagine it being great for would be those pumping days at beacon that they often put up on swellnet wave of the day by Steve Arklay.
Oooo haven’t had one of those days since I’ve been back. Can’t wait.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by BA » Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:37 pm

An even better one.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:52 pm

fukn hoax of a surf spot though.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by buddy » Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:29 pm

How so?
When it’s on, it’s on.
There’s a Vic beachie I like more and is more consistent for size but beacon can get proper epic.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by buddy » Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:50 pm

Hard to capture the extremity of these concaves on my phone in this light.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by BA » Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:05 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:52 pm
fukn hoax of a surf spot though.
Since anyone can see this, I fully agree. Go surf winki and bells people. I mean there’s a CT event there so it must be good. And you can tell people you surfed there. And it was in a Hollywood movie. Give Beacon and the whole 13th beach stretch a miss. Crapola.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jan 14, 2023 7:37 pm

:-D-:

I'll be more specific ......it's hoaxed me on many occasions.


Looked epic and was mostly close-outs, shifty, hard to find, got blown out within 10 mins etc etc
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by buddy » Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:22 pm

Here’s the outline of today’s gumtree purchase.
Will Webber hot tub.
Will be interesting.
The bloke waxed it up, paddled it out, knew it was too small for him and paddled it in.
It says it’s 6’6 20 1/2” 2 1/8” and 33L but it feels heaps chunkier to me with the big rails and scooped deck.
Opposite to my experience with the pyzel earlier.
The pyzel felt like it could be a magic stick in the underarm test.
This didn’t.
But worth the experiment for $380 for an essentially brand new board and I have no idea how it will go.
Not sure if I’ll go the whole hog with the recommended curved quad fins for another $250 odd.

http://www.willwebbersurfboards.com/hot-tub.html

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:58 pm

Frangipanis are a surfie touch. Spooky logo.
Put your big boy pants on
I mean, tastebuds? WGAF?

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by alakaboo » Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:06 am

Picked up this as a step up.
6'7" x 21(?)" x 2 7/8".
Can't find my tape measure and the dimensions on the ad were all wrong.
It's meaty, and carries a lot of foam forward of centre.
Should paddle well! Will probably end up being too big for me and traded to a buddy that is 30kgs heavier. For $250 it was worth a chance.

Slight single into moderate double.
Full rails, with a hard edge starting a long way forward, almost at the wide point.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by alakaboo » Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:10 am

Anyone recommend some Futures fins? I'm a little over 80kgs in my winter gear, mainly surf off the rails and prefer smaller fins than typical.
Will be surfing this in 6-10ft long period non-barreling waves.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by buddy » Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:51 am

My two favourites I’ve used.
John john mediums in tech flex.
Wade Goodall captain fins fibreglass

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:14 am

AM-1's are pretty idiot proof Boo and should be easy to find used.


I like bigger fins and with the width of that tail block and overall width (21) and expected usage I would recommend AM-2's.

Also easy to find used.
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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by alakaboo » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:58 am

I've ordered some AM-1s as they were on special and apparently made out of recycled fishing nets.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by buddy » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:02 am

I hated the futures SEA AM1 copies I used.
But might just be SEA fins are shit.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by Mr Puffy Pants » Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:52 am

I like the jjf but I use the large

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by alakaboo » Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:16 pm

I didn't want to spend that much given the board may not be with me for long.

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Re: post your modern day sickness

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:36 pm

The recycled net fins are more rubbery and less responsive than solid glass or hex core.
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