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McTavish Original

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Created by CTS67 Thursday, 15 Aug 2019
CTS67
QLD, 59 posts
Thursday , 15 Aug 2019 6:25PM
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Anybody still have one of these?

I rode one a few times many years ago and really liked the extra rocker and the epoxy orange. Tried to buy it off my mate who would not sell it to me (for a reasonable price anyway). I can't see it still in production any more and wonder why? Also not really seen any one else making something similar.

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justaddwater
NSW, 20 posts
Thursday , 15 Aug 2019 6:44PM
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CTS67 said..
Anybody still have one of these?

I rode one a few times many years ago and really liked the extra rocker and the epoxy orange. Tried to buy it off my mate who would not sell it to me (for a reasonable price anyway). I can't see it still in production any more and wonder why? Also not really seen any one else making something similar.

Cheers


The original surftech ,was Bobs favourite ride for a long time,and he could surf it,now i an going back to the good old days!!!

laceys lane
QLD, 18708 posts
Thursday , 15 Aug 2019 7:00PM
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Bazz knows his mct boards.
Hell know about them

bazz61
QLD, 2313 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 6:06AM
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Was my 1st Mctav board , pin tail with 4 channels ,got it in SA surfed it in small Adelaide waves went ok , went better in WA with a bit more size , Agnes it went well , nice loose board but the Fire Ball is much better all rounder , note it went Yellow real quick .Ps not an expert on Mctav boards.

justaddwater
NSW, 20 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 8:23AM
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bazz61 said..
Was my 1st Mctav board , pin tail with 4 channels ,got it in SA surfed it in small Adelaide waves went ok , went better in WA with a bit more size , Agnes it went well , nice loose board but the Fire Ball is much better all rounder , note it went Yellow real quick .Ps not an expert on Mctav boards.


The surftech Mac T Razor was another great board,the Dave Simmons era ect.

chrispy
WA, 9024 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 7:00AM
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justaddwater said..

bazz61 said..
Was my 1st Mctav board , pin tail with 4 channels ,got it in SA surfed it in small Adelaide waves went ok , went better in WA with a bit more size , Agnes it went well , nice loose board but the Fire Ball is much better all rounder , note it went Yellow real quick .Ps not an expert on Mctav boards.



The surftech Mac T Razor was another great board,the Dave Simmons era ect.


Surtech are **** imo only,and the razor was probably the most horrible mct/longboard i have surfed....easily the worse

I liked the original surfing goldy beaches on the few times i did,but the 8ball was one board i wished i kept...awesome board

Bazz the original i surfed had the belly channels through the belly ,was the four channel you had a custom spec ?

Macaha
QLD, 19267 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 9:40AM
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Macaha
QLD, 19267 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 10:19AM
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justaddwater said..

bazz61 said..
Was my 1st Mctav board , pin tail with 4 channels ,got it in SA surfed it in small Adelaide waves went ok , went better in WA with a bit more size , Agnes it went well , nice loose board but the Fire Ball is much better all rounder , note it went Yellow real quick .Ps not an expert on Mctav boards.



The surftech Mac T Razor was another great board,the Dave Simmons era ect.


Yeah both Dave and Jackson Close killed it on the Razor model back in the day,I owned a couple back them,I find the evo a much better board to ride.

glide77
243 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 11:14AM
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While we are at McTavish surftechs. I had a 9,4 (I think) Ray Gleave hire board on the North Shore for a week or so. Was an absolute ripper and changed my perspective on the surftechs. Chatting to the bloke at the hire shed it was also his go to board he would grab when he went out. Although I only surfed it in max 3-4 foot chuns, the hire shop dude said it went good in big waves too!
it was super beat up and scrappy but went unreal!

SP
10155 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 11:30AM
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Late 90s early 2000s longboards were the best... Still are... Muchore user friendly then the hipster fad boards.

90s was Pulled in tails, nose wide enough to stand on but not to wide. Enough rocker to turn.. Really good all round LBs.

Jason Blewitt model was good too.. Think his current model is still that style. The diverse model he had was good too.

Harleys boards are still similar to, that style.

CTS67
QLD, 59 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 5:42PM
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chrispy said..

justaddwater said..


bazz61 said..
Was my 1st Mctav board , pin tail with 4 channels ,got it in SA surfed it in small Adelaide waves went ok , went better in WA with a bit more size , Agnes it went well , nice loose board but the Fire Ball is much better all rounder , note it went Yellow real quick .Ps not an expert on Mctav boards.




The surftech Mac T Razor was another great board,the Dave Simmons era ect.



Surtech are **** imo only,and the razor was probably the most horrible mct/longboard i have surfed....easily the worse

I liked the original surfing goldy beaches on the few times i did,but the 8ball was one board i wished i kept...awesome board

Bazz the original i surfed had the belly channels through the belly ,was the four channel you had a custom spec ?


Yes - this one had the channels in the belly as well. not sure what they did up there !! It was a good beachie board. I had an ev8 that went pretty well as an allrounder for beachies and points. I think they were similar to an 8ball

Some boards seem to go OK in surf tech and some board stink. I remember a Tolhurst I had in Surtech that I really liked.



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