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Created by AndyrooMac 9 months ago, 17 Aug 2018
AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
11 May 2019 5:58PM
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Nice interview then some real nice Mid action at the end...

Skip to 4:30 if you just want the surfing

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
12 May 2019 10:43AM
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Small waves and V-Bowls

Click link for vid:
www.instagram.com/p/BxU30_3gXFr/?igshid=ht6y74kzjjy2





AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
13 May 2019 7:28PM
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Trimming on a Hayley Pin...

Click link for vid www.instagram.com/p/BxSappOnLD1/?igshid=9u3pjbgz8vgs






AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
15 May 2019 2:06PM
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Quite a nice 7'8" Tak HSM on GT, someone on here was interested in one...

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
15 May 2019 9:18PM
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Tudor with some really smooth surfing on the mid...

Click link for vid:
www.instagram.com/p/BxeuWFyHjR2/?igshid=phy92a9w16h2





saltyheaven
TAS, 494 posts
15 May 2019 10:07PM
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AndyrooMac said..
Tudor with some really smooth surfing on the mid...

Click link for vid:
www.instagram.com/p/BxeuWFyHjR2/?igshid=phy92a9w16h2









Nice one. Another tick for a fuller nose working well.

Looks like this is one of the boards...

www.instagram.com/p/BxOQLKhJW8o/


McHenry
SA, 1603 posts
16 May 2019 12:13PM
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The thing I like about dialed surfing on a single fin is guys like Joel(mind you he's an incredible surfer) are perfectly placed on the wave to slingshot them down the wave so they climb back up and do it all over again. Very nice to watch, especially in bigger waves,

SP
10034 posts
16 May 2019 11:31AM
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The thing I like about dialed surfing on a single fin is guys like Joel(mind you he's an incredible surfer) are perfectly placed on the wave to slingshot them down the wave so they climb back up and do it all over again. Very nice to watch, especially in bigger waves,


That's a good point, good surfers have good positioning and generate speed so easy. I know you said single but I don't think it matters, tri, single or twins.

The pros do it better then anyone, generating speed of the take off, carrying speed over dead sections and positioning themselves to get the most out of every wave.

McHenry
SA, 1603 posts
16 May 2019 1:48PM
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Yeah for sure, good point SP.

Look at guys like Torren, perfectly positioned on the wave and he just flies!!

Macaha
QLD, 18843 posts
16 May 2019 3:33PM
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Just checking in you guys are killing it in the mid length rom shame on you longboarders

saltyheaven
TAS, 494 posts
16 May 2019 4:25PM
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McHenry said..
The thing I like about dialed surfing on a single fin is guys like Joel(mind you he's an incredible surfer) are perfectly placed on the wave to slingshot them down the wave so they climb back up and do it all over again. Very nice to watch, especially in bigger waves,




That's a good point, good surfers have good positioning and generate speed so easy. I know you said single but I don't think it matters, tri, single or twins.

The pros do it better then anyone, generating speed of the take off, carrying speed over dead sections and positioning themselves to get the most out of every wave.



It's the key isn't it. ...and I agree that it applies to all types of boards. Good positioning equals speed on tap and with more speed everything is just so much easier and better.
I think it's often applied to singles because if you're not at least partially doing it (good wave read and positioning) you're often left behind, whereas something that can be pumped for speed can to some extent cover up a deficiency in this regard.
Isn't this the reason it's often said that a stretch riding singles only is good for your surfing? Because it makes you learn stuff that you might not even realise with a pumpable cluster?

saltyheaven
TAS, 494 posts
16 May 2019 6:29PM
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NPJ 7'6 Duo



AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
16 May 2019 6:58PM
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McHenry said..
The thing I like about dialed surfing on a single fin is guys like Joel(mind you he's an incredible surfer) are perfectly placed on the wave to slingshot them down the wave so they climb back up and do it all over again. Very nice to watch, especially in bigger waves,


I reckon wave knowledge and positioning are just about the most important but overlooked aspect of great surfing... And I agree that it applies with all sorts of fin set ups and crafts but I guess some are more forgiving than others... I mean, with a single fin mid you really have to surf with the wave whereas with a SB thruster you can definitely impart your will over the wave far more...

Lizzy is a classic example, if you aren't on the right part of the board and the right part of the wave she'll still go but average... but... when you surf her well and in the right part of the wave well she's just UNREAL...

One of my mates (thats Nathan, Salty) commented on one of my waves on Saturday, I took off badly, poor positioning, but it was tricky as the waves were kinda cross-shore... anyways... I recovered, found the sweet spot of the wave and she just took off... in his words "it was like you hit the turbo" but really, it was all positioning, finding the power source of the wave.

Wave positioning on the wave and at takeoff are what I'm most focused on in the water atm as I feel if I can improve these and my paddling fitness this is where I can most improve...

SP
10034 posts
16 May 2019 5:49PM
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SP said..



McHenry said..
The thing I like about dialed surfing on a single fin is guys like Joel(mind you he's an incredible surfer) are perfectly placed on the wave to slingshot them down the wave so they climb back up and do it all over again. Very nice to watch, especially in bigger waves,





That's a good point, good surfers have good positioning and generate speed so easy. I know you said single but I don't think it matters, tri, single or twins.

The pros do it better then anyone, generating speed of the take off, carrying speed over dead sections and positioning themselves to get the most out of every wave.




It's the key isn't it. ...and I agree that it applies to all types of boards. Good positioning equals speed on tap and with more speed everything is just so much easier and better.
I think it's often applied to singles because if you're not at least partially doing it (good wave read and positioning) you're often left behind, whereas something that can be pumped for speed can to some extent cover up a deficiency in this regard.
Isn't this the reason it's often said that a stretch riding singles only is good for your surfing? Because it makes you learn stuff that you might not even realise with a pumpable cluster?


Yeah, no matter what craft, you look at someone who has good position and going quick and think that's good Surfing.

I don't think the number of fins really matter, just cause it has 2, three or 4 fins doesn't mean a lot. It's how the person surfs it.

The rush of a continuous rhythm probably sums it up pretty well..

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
16 May 2019 8:16PM
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saltyheaven said..


SP said..




McHenry said..
The thing I like about dialed surfing on a single fin is guys like Joel(mind you he's an incredible surfer) are perfectly placed on the wave to slingshot them down the wave so they climb back up and do it all over again. Very nice to watch, especially in bigger waves,






That's a good point, good surfers have good positioning and generate speed so easy. I know you said single but I don't think it matters, tri, single or twins.

The pros do it better then anyone, generating speed of the take off, carrying speed over dead sections and positioning themselves to get the most out of every wave.





It's the key isn't it. ...and I agree that it applies to all types of boards. Good positioning equals speed on tap and with more speed everything is just so much easier and better.
I think it's often applied to singles because if you're not at least partially doing it (good wave read and positioning) you're often left behind, whereas something that can be pumped for speed can to some extent cover up a deficiency in this regard.
Isn't this the reason it's often said that a stretch riding singles only is good for your surfing? Because it makes you learn stuff that you might not even realise with a pumpable cluster?



Yeah, no matter what craft, you look at someone who has good position and going quick and think that's good Surfing.

I don't think the number of fins really matter, just cause it has 2, three or 4 fins doesn't mean a lot. It's how the person surfs it.

The rush of a continuous rhythm probably sums it up pretty well..



Great Vid... Love RB

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
17 May 2019 7:37AM
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Speed bottom turns are fun...

Liddle Death Machine





McHenry
SA, 1603 posts
17 May 2019 11:16AM
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Speed bottom turns are fun...

Liddle Death Machine






Oh would you just get a hull already

Souwester
WA, 960 posts
17 May 2019 2:06PM
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Got a teaser from my shaper the other day..getting close





saltyheaven
TAS, 494 posts
17 May 2019 6:08PM
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Got a teaser from my shaper the other day..getting close






Love those ragged stripes! Shark deterrent, or is that BS?

Souwester
WA, 960 posts
17 May 2019 4:23PM
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Souwester said..
Got a teaser from my shaper the other day..getting close






Love those ragged stripes! Shark deterrent, or is that BS?


Yeah it all helps I reckon - stripes, Rpela and Shark Eyes on all my boards lately

Souwester
WA, 960 posts
17 May 2019 4:24PM
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This is my 3rd board from the same local shaper - you just can't beat them

saltyheaven
TAS, 494 posts
17 May 2019 6:35PM
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Nice one. Daresay I'd be a bit jumpy about Mr Sharkman in WA too. Well, I say that but I paddle out at some pretty remote spots on my own, sometimes I think about the possibility but it's never even come close to stopping me from jumping in.

What's the board's details?

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
17 May 2019 7:57PM
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Who's the shaper souwester? looks a nice outline from that angle...

But really, i'm way WAAAAAAY more scared of adult learner SUP's than our beautiful grey friends

Souwester
WA, 960 posts
17 May 2019 10:54PM
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Width and thickness unknown - total trust though as we surf the same breaks and we have seen each other surf. Last 2 were spot on - will share the deets once I know them though.

Shout out is to Ross Rutherford @ Soul Boardstore, makes an awesome hand made sled and a pretty good Espresso.

Has his finger on the pulse with what is needed to have fun in Perth surf conditions.

saltyheaven
TAS, 494 posts
18 May 2019 9:48AM
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Shout out is to Ross Rutherford @ Soul Boardstore, makes an awesome hand made sled and a pretty good Espresso.

Has his finger on the pulse with what is needed to have fun in Perth surf conditions.



Had a dozen waves on a 7 footer of his a few weeks ago, it went very well indeed!

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
18 May 2019 12:27PM
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Width and thickness unknown - total trust though as we surf the same breaks and we have seen each other surf. Last 2 were spot on - will share the deets once I know them though.

Shout out is to Ross Rutherford @ Soul Boardstore, makes an awesome hand made sled and a pretty good Espresso.

Has his finger on the pulse with what is needed to have fun in Perth surf conditions.


Sounds like a pretty good relationship to me dude

@Salty, is that the guy who shaped Nath's boards? If so, I've surfed the 8' Displacement Hull and that was one sweet ride, made me sell my Tim Clarke as it just wasnt on the same level

saltyheaven
TAS, 494 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 1:00PM
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@Salty, is that the guy who shaped Nath's boards? If so, I've surfed the 8' Displacement Hull and that was one sweet ride, made me sell my Tim Clarke as it just wasnt on the same level


Yes. But not really a hull that 8 footer.

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1766 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 1:34PM
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AndyrooMac said..



@Salty, is that the guy who shaped Nath's boards? If so, I've surfed the 8' Displacement Hull and that was one sweet ride, made me sell my Tim Clarke as it just wasnt on the same level



Yes. But not really a hull that 8 footer.


I thought it was through about the first 2/3 of the board?

saltyheaven
TAS, 494 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 1:45PM
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saltyheaven said..





AndyrooMac said..




@Salty, is that the guy who shaped Nath's boards? If so, I've surfed the 8' Displacement Hull and that was one sweet ride, made me sell my Tim Clarke as it just wasnt on the same level




Yes. But not really a hull that 8 footer.



I thought it was through about the first 2/3 of the board?


The bottom rolls out to the rails a bit for sure, the whole length right through to the tail.

It's a bit of an odd name 'Hull' for a surfboard, and Liddle himself calls it a misnomer. For a board to be a hull, I reckon, it needs to ride like one - and to ride like one takes more than just a rolled bottom.

SP
10034 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 11:57AM
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Aren't all surfboards a hull in the end? Either a planning hull or a Displacement Hull?



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