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ECS McKEE turbo

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Created by paperboy > 9 months ago, 8 Dec 2017
paperboy
NSW, 78 posts
8 Dec 2017 5:58AM
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Gday Im 99.9 percent sure Im about to order one of these little crackers.
Anyone got any feedback on em.
Cheers

JEG
VIC, 886 posts
8 Dec 2017 8:33AM
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didn't paddle surf the board 8'3 x 29.8 x 4.2 (124L) but I paddle on the flat bay and floats me ok at 80kg 5'6".

Pando71
NSW, 120 posts
8 Dec 2017 10:06AM
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mate has one, loves it!! Few of us ride the ESC boards, and they go great! Reckon it would be cracker of a board! Like one for myself!!

drc13
NSW, 9 posts
8 Dec 2017 11:36AM
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I can't offer any experience with the turbo as I've never ridden one but I do have one of the new model ECS Blue Slabs (7x26 95L) which is similar in dimensions to some of the turbo's and same construction as the new one.

Honestly I'm still relearning technique (providing entertainment for the locals) getting used to the drop down in width (went from 31>26) but so far it seems like a quality built board which hopefully holds up better than my Naish Raptor.

barney64
QLD, 13 posts
8 Dec 2017 2:39PM
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68kg and i had a custom 6 10 Turbo ,fantastic board in all conditions riding as a quad .Super fast and quite stable for the width

barney64
QLD, 13 posts
8 Dec 2017 2:39PM
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68kg and i had a custom 6 10 Turbo ,fantastic board in all conditions riding as a quad .Super fast and quite stable for the width

paperboy
NSW, 78 posts
8 Dec 2017 2:47PM
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Paddled a 7 3 x 26 last week only on flat little less volume than what Ive had but stability wise felt about the same.Looks great, actually went to check out the slab but this caught my eye ,outline looks a little more refined .
Yeah Im gone think ill make a call and discuss it with the finance minister when it arrives

Cheers

damo666
ACT, 158 posts
10 Dec 2017 5:36PM
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Rode the 8'3" at Merimbula a few weeks back. Was one of 6 boards I demoed, and the best one I rode all day.

(it was choppy 2 ft slop, and I'm 80kg)

suprider206
NSW, 16 posts
11 Dec 2017 7:57PM
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I was at ESS when the first delivery came out of the box about 3 weeks ago,
First impressions, good weight and balance.
Design influences to the naked eye :-
- sunova speed nose,
- sunova channels and hips
- the deep carbon weave pattern and colouring
its a bitsa ...........

Price seemed pretty cheap/competitive

Be interested to hear how it performs.

paperboy
NSW, 78 posts
12 Dec 2017 7:05AM
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Design influences to the naked eye :-
- sunova speed nose,
- sunova channels and hips
- the deep carbon weave pattern and colouring
its a bitsa ...........



Surprised at that I haven't seen a sunova in the flesh but from what I have seen I'd call it a completely different animal barring the squared of nose ,which even then is a fairly different shape
will for sure put up a few words on how it goes once I take it for a spin hopefully early next week can't wait
frothin
cheers

pohaku
NSW, 415 posts
13 Dec 2017 5:01AM
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Interesting comments on here. Loving the feedback but.

The turbo is definitely a "out there" board but funny thing is it works! Plus with the new Vflex construction the flex is amazing. You can preload off the bottom for release off the top! Surfs way better than the previous carbon version. I ride the 7'3 one as a Tri & love it.

If if anyone would like to check them out I'll have a 8'3 at SUP gear Australia demo this Sunday. Or if anyone is in Newcastle I can arrange a demo on the 7'3 7'6 8'3 possibly 8'8 or even the 9'5.

Cheers Dyl!

paperboy
NSW, 78 posts
13 Dec 2017 8:46AM
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Hey Dylan get that 7 3 ready for me Ill give jingle a call today hear Ross is heading down your way friday
Cheers Pat

pohaku
NSW, 415 posts
14 Dec 2017 7:45AM
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paperboy said..
Hey Dylan get that 7 3 ready for me Ill give jingle a call today hear Ross is heading down your way friday
Cheers Pat


No worries mate

JEG
VIC, 886 posts
15 Dec 2017 6:52AM
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pohaku, what condition would you say this board (head high or over head high waves) is for or is this ok as a one board quiver?

pohaku
NSW, 415 posts
25 Dec 2017 8:29PM
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pohaku, what condition would you say this board (head high or over head high waves) is for or is this ok as a one board quiver?


Sorry late response! Yeah 100%

paperboy
NSW, 78 posts
10 Jan 2018 2:59PM
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Still waiting for waves (curse of the new board )

damo666
ACT, 158 posts
17 Jan 2018 7:01PM
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Waiting for my 8'3" to arrive.....if the F8k1ing courier finds it!!

Are people running liking these as a quad or thruster?
Pokahu - how did you guys have these set up at Merimbula? (I don't think I looked!)

pohaku
NSW, 415 posts
30 Jan 2018 9:04PM
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damo666 said..
Waiting for my 8'3" to arrive.....if the F8k1ing courier finds it!!

Are people running liking these as a quad or thruster?
Pokahu - how did you guys have these set up at Merimbula? (I don't think I looked!)


have you got it yet?most run as a quad , i always did but gone bag to tri again... as for merimbula.. how could you not see me? had the most colourful and busiest display there. haha



paperboy
NSW, 78 posts
7 Feb 2018 1:13PM
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So managed to get a few waves over the last couple of days.Only small but some fun racy little beachies.Only had it running as thruster so far but dont think id be inclined to change anytime soon.
At 7 3 x 26 its a little rocking horse in between waves but a little rocket on a wave.Paddles into waves nicely ,gets up and boogies with a bit of wall to pump and felt really good to properly hit a few closeout sections.
Even gave myself a hoot after one
Its goot me frothing for next surf

pohaku
NSW, 415 posts
13 Feb 2018 3:46PM
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paperboy said..
So managed to get a few waves over the last couple of days.Only small but some fun racy little beachies.Only had it running as thruster so far but dont think id be inclined to change anytime soon.
At 7 3 x 26 its a little rocking horse in between waves but a little rocket on a wave.Paddles into waves nicely ,gets up and boogies with a bit of wall to pump and felt really good to properly hit a few closeout sections.
Even gave myself a hoot after one
Its goot me frothing for next surf


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