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Bonza sup (vid)

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Created by scott mckerc 1 month ago, 3 Jun 2020
scott mckerc
WA, 250 posts
3 Jun 2020 9:58AM
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Last night was pretty epic and shows the versatility of the "bonza" for a variety of conditions.

towed the boat down to find the ramp was closed for repairs so ended up surfing the little right near by. Then saw they'd finished work and it was open again so headed out to the deep water wave for the evening session.

Have been testing this board in a multitude of conditions with a variety of different fin set ups and am pretty happy back as a thruster over the 5 fin set up but with some deep ass concaves.

The board is freakin fast. But also controls waves of consequence with ease even though it has quite an area pintail.

Souwester
WA, 1062 posts
3 Jun 2020 10:09AM
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Ripping Scotty! What's the dims in that board?

Bender
WA, 2133 posts
3 Jun 2020 10:26AM
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Fully sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MickMc
VIC, 386 posts
3 Jun 2020 12:27PM
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Great teaser Scotty! Love to see some more info on the board. Detailed pix and explanation of the shape and how it works would be really good. Will there be a Bonza range? If so proposed dimensions would be good to know.

scott mckerc
WA, 250 posts
3 Jun 2020 10:55AM
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Souwester said..
Ripping Scotty! What's the dims in that board?


She's an 80'x 29@ 106L
Will do more tech-y vid later describing the insane outs of the design. Will be coming out wth a range of them

Slatz
NSW, 180 posts
3 Jun 2020 2:52PM
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Great surfing Scotty, that wave looks so fricken good. Can see the stoke on your face at the end of every wave.

hilly
WA, 5370 posts
3 Jun 2020 6:20PM
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Looks super comfortable on late drops. Nice work

supthecreek
1994 posts
3 Jun 2020 10:41PM
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Sweet vid Scotty, good to see an old boy ripping some juice!
Looking solid and stoked

exiled
296 posts
4 Jun 2020 4:59AM
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Does it work with actual bonzer runners?

Youngbreezy
WA, 653 posts
4 Jun 2020 9:06AM
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Show us some pics of the board!! The suspense is killing me!

scott mckerc
WA, 250 posts
4 Jun 2020 3:36PM
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Youngbreezy said..
Show us some pics of the board!! The suspense is killing me!


This shows the depth of the concave anyways.
Rocker through the conny super flat (faaaaaaaaast) while maintaining curve of the rails.
Area pin tail what aids it's turn ability.

more soon.
It's still offshore. gotta setback down there




Tardy
3565 posts
4 Jun 2020 3:49PM
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Thats some serious dug outs there scotty ... i love fast boards ..you make bigger ones ?

Youngbreezy
WA, 653 posts
4 Jun 2020 4:42PM
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scott mckerc said..

Youngbreezy said..
Show us some pics of the board!! The suspense is killing me!



This shows the depth of the concave anyways.
Rocker through the conny super flat (faaaaaaaaast) while maintaining curve of the rails.
Area pin tail what aids it's turn ability.

more soon.
It's still offshore. gotta setback down there





Ooh keep teasing us

Kami
1482 posts
5 Jun 2020 2:43AM
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scott mckerc said..


Youngbreezy said..
Show us some pics of the board!! The suspense is killing me!




This shows the depth of the concave anyways.
Rocker through the conny super flat (faaaaaaaaast) while maintaining curve of the rails.
Area pin tail what aids it's turn ability.

more soon.
It's still offshore. gotta setback down there





I wonder what the master is cooking next... what are you going to add to this attractive recipe Scotty?

benjl
399 posts
5 Jun 2020 11:10AM
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Some hollow and late decent size lefts there scotty, I thought you were gonna eat one of them but rode it out nicely! Great looking board, I would have a ball on those 8'0 dims.

cant wait time see more info!!

Bender
WA, 2133 posts
5 Jun 2020 11:57AM
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I was lucky enough to score the 1st proto Bonza Scotty made. It goes great but I felt the wide square tail was a bit big. I cut it into a area pin. It now goes unreal. Spec is 7"8'x 29.5.



benjl
399 posts
5 Jun 2020 6:36PM
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What is an area pin?

Bender
WA, 2133 posts
5 Jun 2020 7:38PM
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benjl said..
What is an area pin?


a fat pin tail

scott mckerc
WA, 250 posts
9 Jun 2020 10:25AM
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exiled said..
Does it work with actual bonzer runners?


Just got this new centre fin which was the same brand with the same base width as the first time tested as a five fin but with less chord width.
surfed it last night and this morning at two different waves and am now really torn as to what fin set up I prefer. This was pretty dang magic. 5 fin definitely has a turbo point enhancing the deep concaves water flow.
and super smooth single fin fat ass smoothness about it.



MickMc
VIC, 386 posts
9 Jun 2020 2:52PM
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scott mckerc said..

exiled said..
Does it work with actual bonzer runners?



Just got this new centre fin which was the same brand with the same base width as the first time tested as a five fin but with less chord width.
surfed it last night and this morning at two different waves and am now really torn as to what fin set up I prefer. This was pretty dang magic. 5 fin definitely has a turbo point enhancing the deep concaves water flow.
and super smooth single fin fat ass smoothness about it.




Starting to look like a ripper longboard from the back. Sweet setup for a 9' by 29"

SupChickadee
VIC, 106 posts
21 Jun 2020 6:02PM
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Bonza specs. out on the Smik website - i've got serious FOMO

MickMc
VIC, 386 posts
3 Jul 2020 2:30PM
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scott mckerc said..

Souwester said..
Ripping Scotty! What's the dims in that board?



She's an 80'x 29@ 106L
Will do more tech-y vid later describing the insane outs of the design. Will be coming out wth a range of them


I'm currently riding a hipster 8'3 and love your boards. Thanks! I'm wanting to get a second board with a bit more glide as a couple of breaks I surf are a long paddle out and very fat waves. I was thinking either an 8'6 hipster or a hipster 9x29 longboard, but now I like the look of the 8'8 bonza as a long paddle/fat wave catcher. Wondering if you'd mind giving a bit of a side by side thoughts on Hipsters vs Bonzas with regard to stability, glide and ability to control them on bigger waves in the head high to double overhead range.

scott mckerc
WA, 250 posts
6 Jul 2020 9:14PM
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MickMc said..


scott mckerc said..



Souwester said..
Ripping Scotty! What's the dims in that board?





She's an 80'x 29@ 106L
Will do more tech-y vid later describing the insane outs of the design. Will be coming out wth a range of them




I'm currently riding a hipster 8'3 and love your boards. Thanks! I'm wanting to get a second board with a bit more glide as a couple of breaks I surf are a long paddle out and very fat waves. I was thinking either an 8'6 hipster or a hipster 9x29 longboard, but now I like the look of the 8'8 bonza as a long paddle/fat wave catcher. Wondering if you'd mind giving a bit of a side by side thoughts on Hipsters vs Bonzas with regard to stability, glide and ability to control them on bigger waves in the head high to double overhead range.



cheers mick.
couple options there could be the go.
Hipster longboard definitely gives you the length for outer reef bombie chasing.
I do a lot of that down at margs.

Hipster vs Bonza.
with the 8'3 and 8'8 having similar widths, i'd also say stability wold also be quite similar as the shorter length of hipster has it slightly fishier outline to help out there.

Glide obviously of the bonza would be better with it's longer waterline.

Both boards are quick. with some water flow being what get's the hipster accelerating through the subtle double concave of it's rocker and twin fins.
The twinnies/ outline curve/hip providing the tight on rail carving sensation. Reactivity and quick rail to rail sensation being it's thing.

The Bonza is the contrasting opposite to that
Flatter rocker with super deep concaves running through the tail creates a very flat rocker down the centre of the concave which helps it getting going in waves that are a bit fatter.
But still having rocker at the outline/ centerline still gives the board good carving, but with smoother more drawn out lines.

It's also got a turbo spot when you put the flat bits in the bowl of the wave and it's just goes. Super quick. . It's area pin also compliments the ability to turn when you get onto the back foot. (Where the twinny is more front foot.)

Whats surprising about the bonza it's ability to handle juice with that wider tail. I've had it out in pretty serious surf with a lot of control on forehand and back hand.

With the hipster longboard the extra length and narrower width also gives you glide and ability to handle a bit more juice with the twin fin.
Whilst still creating that tight rail drive of the twin.

Hope this helps and doesn't confuse.

I'm personally fond of bouncing between the different styles depending on the waves and my mood.

Cheers
scotty

MickMc
VIC, 386 posts
7 Jul 2020 12:00PM
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scott mckerc said..



MickMc said..





scott mckerc said..






Souwester said..
Ripping Scotty! What's the dims in that board?








She's an 80'x 29@ 106L
Will do more tech-y vid later describing the insane outs of the design. Will be coming out wth a range of them







I'm currently riding a hipster 8'3 and love your boards. Thanks! I'm wanting to get a second board with a bit more glide as a couple of breaks I surf are a long paddle out and very fat waves. I was thinking either an 8'6 hipster or a hipster 9x29 longboard, but now I like the look of the 8'8 bonza as a long paddle/fat wave catcher. Wondering if you'd mind giving a bit of a side by side thoughts on Hipsters vs Bonzas with regard to stability, glide and ability to control them on bigger waves in the head high to double overhead range.






cheers mick.
couple options there could be the go.
Hipster longboard definitely gives you the length for outer reef bombie chasing.
I do a lot of that down at margs.

Hipster vs Bonza.
with the 8'3 and 8'8 having similar widths, i'd also say stability wold also be quite similar as the shorter length of hipster has it slightly fishier outline to help out there.

Glide obviously of the bonza would be better with it's longer waterline.

Both boards are quick. with some water flow being what get's the hipster accelerating through the subtle double concave of it's rocker and twin fins.
The twinnies/ outline curve/hip providing the tight on rail carving sensation. Reactivity and quick rail to rail sensation being it's thing.

The Bonza is the contrasting opposite to that
Flatter rocker with super deep concaves running through the tail creates a very flat rocker down the centre of the concave which helps it getting going in waves that are a bit fatter.
But still having rocker at the outline/ centerline still gives the board good carving, but with smoother more drawn out lines.

It's also got a turbo spot when you put the flat bits in the bowl of the wave and it's just goes. Super quick. . It's area pin also compliments the ability to turn when you get onto the back foot. (Where the twinny is more front foot.)

Whats surprising about the bonza it's ability to handle juice with that wider tail. I've had it out in pretty serious surf with a lot of control on forehand and back hand.

With the hipster longboard the extra length and narrower width also gives you glide and ability to handle a bit more juice with the twin fin.
Whilst still creating that tight rail drive of the twin.

Hope this helps and doesn't confuse.

I'm personally fond of bouncing between the different styles depending on the waves and my mood.

Cheers
scotty





Yeah that helps a lot thanks Scotty. I'm thinking the Bonza will be the go as it will give me the glide I'm after and it's fun to mix it up a bit. I'll pm you.

micksmith
VIC, 1423 posts
7 Jul 2020 4:42PM
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You do realise Mick, you're going to have a board that everyone wants to have a go of.

MickMc
VIC, 386 posts
7 Jul 2020 6:07PM
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micksmith said..
You do realise Mick, you're going to have a board that everyone wants to have a go of.


Yeah mate, you'll be welcome. Locked down again! I'll keep an eye out for your campsite under the gumtree in my front yard.



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