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Created by Jradedmondo 1 month ago, 14 Dec 2020
Jradedmondo
NSW, 626 posts
14 Dec 2020 7:39AM
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hey guys

looking at getting a custom longboard sup as I've been surfing an old 11'6 laird lately and loving it however she's seen better days

just wondering if anyone would recommend anyone, would prefer Sydney, central coast or hunter as I'm on the central coast

Many thanks

Jarryd

justaddwater
NSW, 245 posts
14 Dec 2020 7:55AM
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Jradedmondo said..
hey guys

looking at getting a custom longboard sup as I've been surfing an old 11'6 laird lately and loving it however she's seen better days

just wondering if anyone would recommend anyone, would prefer Sydney, central coast or hunter as I'm on the central coast

Many thanks

Jarryd


Surefire

Souwester
WA, 1151 posts
14 Dec 2020 7:02AM
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Had a 10' Surefire J-Hawk that was awesome, a custom would be sweet.

justaddwater
NSW, 245 posts
14 Dec 2020 10:25AM
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Souwester said..
Had a 10' Surefire J-Hawk that was awesome, a custom would be sweet.


Yes I had the stock J Hawk and a custom 11 ft version, both great boards,Mick's passion for his product,is outstanding!,the bonus being his boards have a lot of laird DNA in them that he has improved I.M.O.

jb1979
NSW, 55 posts
15 Dec 2020 6:44PM
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Unfortunately I think Mick has pulled the plug on the business at present

justaddwater
NSW, 245 posts
16 Dec 2020 8:57AM
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jb1979 said..
Unfortunately I think Mick has pulled the plug on the business at present


Quality product,quality man I hope all is good there !

Souwester
WA, 1151 posts
16 Dec 2020 8:43AM
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jb1979 said..
Unfortunately I think Mick has pulled the plug on the business at present


Hope all is well and just reduced the business model, demand is high from what I can see.

Jradedmondo
NSW, 626 posts
20 Dec 2020 5:23PM
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Souwester said..

jb1979 said..
Unfortunately I think Mick has pulled the plug on the business at present



Hope all is well and just reduced the business model, demand is high from what I can see.


yes that's what i'm hoping also

fingalSUP
NSW, 6 posts
21 Dec 2020 12:06PM
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Hi Jarryd,

If you have no joy with what's around locally I'd recommend giving Simon from DEEP a ring.
Really easy to deal with, you can buy a standard size or have one custom made to your preferred specs.

I'm like you and enjoy the longboard experience, had mine for about 12 months and really happy with it.









Jradedmondo
NSW, 626 posts
22 Dec 2020 5:15PM
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fingalSUP said..
Hi Jarryd,

If you have no joy with what's around locally I'd recommend giving Simon from DEEP a ring.
Really easy to deal with, you can buy a standard size or have one custom made to your preferred specs.

I'm like you and enjoy the longboard experience, had mine for about 12 months and really happy with it.










thats a sweet looking board, is it custom or stock, dimensions?

Jarryd

fingalSUP
NSW, 6 posts
22 Dec 2020 7:47PM
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It's a custom, 10'1" x 28" x 3 7/8" @ 121 litres. Simon will do up some computer designed shapes, then you have a chat and work out the finer points, colours etc. This is my second board from them and I've been very happy with both.

Slatz
NSW, 181 posts
23 Dec 2020 5:40PM
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Hi all,
Yes unfortunately Surefire has closed up for the short term. I won't go into the reasons here but I appreciate all the support and good feedback. In the meantime If you are looking for a custom I can definitely second the opinion of getting a DEEP.
Simon is an amazing shaper and actually helped me out a lot through the years. The reason I actually started experimenting with Innegra was through his advice and knowledge and he glassed a few for me in the early days whilst I was setting up the Surefire Factory.If you are after something specific, just give Simon a call, he will be able to dial you in the board you are after. It all comes down to a few key parameters:
1 - what boards you like in the style you are after (and why)
2 - What boards you DON'T like in the style you are after (and why)
3 - What length & volume (width & thickness if you are really dialled in)
4 - Style of surfing
5 - Waves you will be surfing

You don't need to answer all of the 5 questions, but it does really help your shaper if you have a specific board in mind so it can be totally dialled in for your needs.Make sure you post photos of all your customs for all to enjoy. Hope to catch you in the water and share some waves.Cheers, Slatz

Zeusman
QLD, 1328 posts
24 Dec 2020 6:11AM
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Slatz said..
Hi all,
Yes unfortunately Surefire has closed up for the short term. I won't go into the reasons here but I appreciate all the support and good feedback. In the meantime If you are looking for a custom I can definitely second the opinion of getting a DEEP.
Simon is an amazing shaper and actually helped me out a lot through the years. The reason I actually started experimenting with Innegra was through his advice and knowledge and he glassed a few for me in the early days whilst I was setting up the Surefire Factory.If you are after something specific, just give Simon a call, he will be able to dial you in the board you are after. It all comes down to a few key parameters:
1 - what boards you like in the style you are after (and why)
2 - What boards you DON'T like in the style you are after (and why)
3 - What length & volume (width & thickness if you are really dialled in)
4 - Style of surfing
5 - Waves you will be surfing

You don't need to answer all of the 5 questions, but it does really help your shaper if you have a specific board in mind so it can be totally dialled in for your needs.Make sure you post photos of all your customs for all to enjoy. Hope to catch you in the water and share some waves.Cheers, Slatz


Onya Professor

Gboots
NSW, 1046 posts
24 Dec 2020 4:08PM
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Awesome advice and feedback Slatz. I wish you all the best success in future . We need people of your integrity in the industry and sport . Healthy competition to keep the big names honest is also important

Bighugg
NT, 415 posts
24 Dec 2020 6:48PM
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