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Created by AndyrooMac 3 months ago, 17 Aug 2018
AndyrooMac
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7 Oct 2018 7:45AM
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saltyheaven said..


Saw this on Insta, so cool...

Super talented/stylish surfer...

AndyrooMac
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7 Oct 2018 12:44PM
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I'd be keen to give one of these a run too...





Spark
WA, 184 posts
12 Oct 2018 10:02AM
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7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday

AndyrooMac
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12 Oct 2018 5:03PM
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7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday


That looks Siiiiiiiiiiiiick... Who's the shaper?

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1331 posts
12 Oct 2018 5:07PM
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This is exciting... The new baby, 2 weeks away...

There's something really special about talking to a guy, who's a legend, who hand crafts a thing of beauty for you to do your favourite thing...

backyard shaping at its best...





SP
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12 Oct 2018 2:14PM
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7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday



Nice. Cross breed? They look good.

IFocus
WA, 337 posts
12 Oct 2018 7:00PM
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Impressive how well they go

Spark
WA, 184 posts
12 Oct 2018 9:22PM
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Yeah Jye Byrnes Crossbreed.

As as always when you get a new board.... I'm just waiting for some waves

AndyrooMac
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13 Oct 2018 4:58PM
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Yeah Jye Byrnes Crossbreed.

As as always when you get a new board.... I'm just waiting for some waves


Looks like a Tak Howard but thinner through the nose and a bit more performance style... Cool board

IFocus
WA, 337 posts
13 Oct 2018 4:33PM
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Spark do you know the volume ?

Spark
WA, 184 posts
13 Oct 2018 6:01PM
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Spark do you know the volume ?


No idea but based on other production board with the same dims I would guess around 45lts

Toobz
14 posts
14 Oct 2018 11:20AM
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Hey guys, nice boards.
I'm a long time reader of this forum but this midlength thread and Christenson thread are great so I thought I'd join.
I currently have a 7'0 Christenson Flat Tracker and recently picked up a 7'2 NPJ Duo which is stored on the GC. I'm yet to ride the big Duo (I also have a 5'8 Duo) but I'm pumped to get up there later this year and get it out on the points.
My last mid before the tracker was a 6'10 Southcoast 2+1Egg by Ian Chisholm in Torquay which was a super fun & versatile board.
I've been surfing 20+ years but only recently in the last 2-3 years got on to midlengths, don't know why I waited so long.

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1331 posts
14 Oct 2018 2:59PM
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Hey guys, nice boards.
I'm a long time reader of this forum but this midlength thread and Christenson thread are great so I thought I'd join.
I currently have a 7'0 Christenson Flat Tracker and recently picked up a 7'2 NPJ Duo which is stored on the GC. I'm yet to ride the big Duo (I also have a 5'8 Duo) but I'm pumped to get up there later this year and get it out on the points.
My last mid before the tracker was a 6'10 Southcoast 2+1Egg by Ian Chisholm in Torquay which was a super fun & versatile board.
I've been surfing 20+ years but only recently in the last 2-3 years got on to midlengths, don't know why I waited so long.



Hey duuuuuuuude... welcome... I was the same with midlengths, didnt want to be seen with a "mini-mal" or a "funboard" but midlengths are deff my go to these days...

Those NPJ duo's are preetty interesting, i'd love a surf on one to see how they go. NPJ is an absolute standout tube rider so i'm guessing thats what they are shaped for?

We were talking about the Southcoast Egg on another forum, someone knew a guy that had a 7'6" and just went unreal, surfed in everything. I had a pretty serious look into getting one before I got the FT but went the FT instead...

Toobz
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14 Oct 2018 12:51PM
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Toobz said..
Hey guys, nice boards.
I'm a long time reader of this forum but this midlength thread and Christenson thread are great so I thought I'd join.
I currently have a 7'0 Christenson Flat Tracker and recently picked up a 7'2 NPJ Duo which is stored on the GC. I'm yet to ride the big Duo (I also have a 5'8 Duo) but I'm pumped to get up there later this year and get it out on the points.
My last mid before the tracker was a 6'10 Southcoast 2+1Egg by Ian Chisholm in Torquay which was a super fun & versatile board.
I've been surfing 20+ years but only recently in the last 2-3 years got on to midlengths, don't know why I waited so long.




Hey duuuuuuuude... welcome... I was the same with midlengths, didnt want to be seen with a "mini-mal" or a "funboard" but midlengths are deff my go to these days...

Those NPJ duo's are preetty interesting, i'd love a surf on one to see how they go. NPJ is an absolute standout tube rider so i'm guessing thats what they are shaped for?

We were talking about the Southcoast Egg on another forum, someone knew a guy that had a 7'6" and just went unreal, surfed in everything. I had a pretty serious look into getting one before I got the FT but went the FT instead...


Thanks mate.

Yeah stuck in that short board mindset I always felt like that. Once told a bloke I know, riding a mid was kind of like rooting a fat chick, great fun until one of your mates catches you. I feel very differently now.

Duo's are great in the barrel and the hold is incredible but don't let the fin set up fool you, they turn on a dime. Super tight pivot in the pocket, snakey out on the face and fast! I tend to move the fins back a little in solid waves and it helps draw out those turns a bit more.

Yeah Southcoast Egg is a fun board but I was mainly on super short Keel fish, twins, NPJ's (still am) so it was my mal replacement at the time. It had a too much rocker for the tiny stuff so I sold it and got the Flat Tracker. As an all rounder/one board quiver in waist to well OH it would of been ok but even with the rocker I could see the bolbous nose being a bit of an issue in critical situations.

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1331 posts
14 Oct 2018 5:27PM
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AndyrooMac said..


Toobz said..
Hey guys, nice boards.
I'm a long time reader of this forum but this midlength thread and Christenson thread are great so I thought I'd join.
I currently have a 7'0 Christenson Flat Tracker and recently picked up a 7'2 NPJ Duo which is stored on the GC. I'm yet to ride the big Duo (I also have a 5'8 Duo) but I'm pumped to get up there later this year and get it out on the points.
My last mid before the tracker was a 6'10 Southcoast 2+1Egg by Ian Chisholm in Torquay which was a super fun & versatile board.
I've been surfing 20+ years but only recently in the last 2-3 years got on to midlengths, don't know why I waited so long.





Hey duuuuuuuude... welcome... I was the same with midlengths, didnt want to be seen with a "mini-mal" or a "funboard" but midlengths are deff my go to these days...

Those NPJ duo's are preetty interesting, i'd love a surf on one to see how they go. NPJ is an absolute standout tube rider so i'm guessing thats what they are shaped for?

We were talking about the Southcoast Egg on another forum, someone knew a guy that had a 7'6" and just went unreal, surfed in everything. I had a pretty serious look into getting one before I got the FT but went the FT instead...



Thanks mate.

Yeah stuck in that short board mindset I always felt like that. Once told a bloke I know, riding a mid was kind of like rooting a fat chick, great fun until one of your mates catches you. I feel very differently now.

Duo's are great in the barrel and the hold is incredible but don't let the fin set up fool you, they turn on a dime. Super tight pivot in the pocket, snakey out on the face and fast! I tend to move the fins back a little in solid waves and it helps draw out those turns a bit more.

Yeah Southcoast Egg is a fun board but I was mainly on super short Keel fish, twins, NPJ's (still am) so it was my mal replacement at the time. It had a too much rocker for the tiny stuff so I sold it and got the Flat Tracker. As an all rounder/one board quiver in waist to well OH it would of been ok but even with the rocker I could see the bolbous nose being a bit of an issue in critical situations.


I'm not totally sold on the concept behind the duo but i'd love to surf one. I know the Lovelace that was surfed in the wavepool by punker pat though was a Lovelace design with NDJ duo fin system and it was soooo smoothe...

The Southcoast board was actually a "slot machine" so its more pulled in... I know a guy that had one of his logs though and just hated it so it kinda put me off...

And yeah, that Flat Tracker, I just loved that board on flatter waves but most of our waves down here are pretty round and i just found myself catching the nose too often, and Lizzy fixed that issue with gradual rocker but its not really a small wave board, paddles just was well but needs a bit more grunt to get her in because of the thinned out refined tail. Mine was a 7'6" and I kinda felt that either 7'6" with more gradual rocker or going shorter would fix the problem... but at 85kgs plus winter wetsuit and gear I was reluctant to go shorter...

My new board should fix the problem, basically very similar to Lizzy, (its actually a Klemm Bell outline) but with more foam in the tail whilst still being a pintail as i prefer the turning profile of a pintail. I reckon it will almost make the log redundant unless its lined up for noseriding... and will probably make the Christensen Fish redundant, except that the fish is nice and short at only 6'4" and maybe more versatile... unreal board BTW

Toobz
14 posts
14 Oct 2018 2:56PM
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Yeah you definitely have to knife the take offs on the tracker in hollow waves. If the nose is still pointing toward shore by the time you reach the trough on a bowly one more often than not you're going over the handlebars.

Christenson fish look sick, I seriously considered one but went with a 5'4 Vouch Vish instead. No regrets though, love the Vouch.

saltyheaven
TAS, 338 posts
14 Oct 2018 7:09PM
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My boards are pretty flat by anyone's reckoning... I've stumbled on a way of getting into the steep takeoffs that works for these flat mids, for me at least.
Completely counter intuitively, what works for me is to commit to the nose. Paddle like a mofo (obviously) and resist the urge to put your weight on the tail or even the back foot. Engage the nose with the face and keep it there. Knife that forward rail...
Success rate is not 100%

Toobz
14 posts
14 Oct 2018 4:25PM
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Agreed^
Pretty much the approach I take.

saltyheaven
TAS, 338 posts
14 Oct 2018 8:12PM
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Something like this:

www.instagram.com/p/BEwjemsRaeF/?taken-by=mikeydetemple

I'm quite sure Mikey is doing a way better job of it than I do.

At 0:30 the back end skates for just a moment and then grabs again... I love that feeling.

onefin
30 posts
14 Oct 2018 5:41PM
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Hey guys, nice boards.
I'm a long time reader of this forum but this midlength thread and Christenson thread are great so I thought I'd join.
I currently have a 7'0 Christenson Flat Tracker and recently picked up a 7'2 NPJ Duo which is stored on the GC. I'm yet to ride the big Duo (I also have a 5'8 Duo) but I'm pumped to get up there later this year and get it out on the points.
My last mid before the tracker was a 6'10 Southcoast 2+1Egg by Ian Chisholm in Torquay which was a super fun & versatile board.
I've been surfing 20+ years but only recently in the last 2-3 years got on to midlengths, don't know why I waited so long.


Mate, I live in Burleigh and out of the kindness of my heart will pick up your duo & give it a test run on the points for you, I will even write up a full ride report in this very thread. I am kind like that.

Flat trackers, duos, crossbreed, thick Lizzy ... what a wonderful world we live in. I am loving my 7'2 Lizzy so many pluses. I find myself wondering how a 9ft Lizzy would go (as a longboard replacement)

spork please post post a review of the crossbreed, yours looks epic.

how good does the midlength vish from Vouch look!?!

And yes, agreed salty, weight and feet forward especially for me on my backhand. Torren Martyn is the best example that I can think of

Toobz
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14 Oct 2018 6:31PM
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Toobz said..
Hey guys, nice boards.
I'm a long time reader of this forum but this midlength thread and Christenson thread are great so I thought I'd join.
I currently have a 7'0 Christenson Flat Tracker and recently picked up a 7'2 NPJ Duo which is stored on the GC. I'm yet to ride the big Duo (I also have a 5'8 Duo) but I'm pumped to get up there later this year and get it out on the points.
My last mid before the tracker was a 6'10 Southcoast 2+1Egg by Ian Chisholm in Torquay which was a super fun & versatile board.
I've been surfing 20+ years but only recently in the last 2-3 years got on to midlengths, don't know why I waited so long.



Mate, I live in Burleigh and out of the kindness of my heart will pick up your duo & give it a test run on the points for you, I will even write up a full ride report in this very thread. I am kind like that.

Flat trackers, duos, crossbreed, thick Lizzy ... what a wonderful world we live in. I am loving my 7'2 Lizzy so many pluses. I find myself wondering how a 9ft Lizzy would go (as a longboard replacement)

spork please post post a review of the crossbreed, yours looks epic.

how good does the midlength vish from Vouch look!?!

And yes, agreed salty, weight and feet forward especially for me on my backhand. Torren Martyn is the best example that I can think of


You're too kind
Yeah I must admit I have been drooling over those Mid Vish the last couple months.

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1331 posts
15 Oct 2018 7:33AM
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Yeah you definitely have to knife the take offs on the tracker in hollow waves. If the nose is still pointing toward shore by the time you reach the trough on a bowly one more often than not you're going over the handlebars.

Christenson fish look sick, I seriously considered one but went with a 5'4 Vouch Vish instead. No regrets though, love the Vouch.


The Vouch boards are unreal, I had a spoon and it was a quality board but just not my bag. One of my buddies absolutely ripped on it though, he is about 20kg lighter than me though. I do like the Vouch fish, the big difference is the Christenson is really thinned out through the tails, which is a bit strange for a fish as normally they look to hold plenty of foam in the tail... makes it a bit less of a wave catcher but holds better in the pocket, which is why they say a CH Fish is still good in larger waves.

With the FT I found I could manage the takeoffs, similar to what you are saying, really driving into it and then knifing across rather than a deep bottom turn, problem with that is I LOVE a deep bottom turn and found I had to really think my way through it and also through big turns as I used to catch the nose. Kinda felt like the board went unreal but I had to be constantly nursing it. With Lizzy, I just paddle and it feels much more natural turning and taking off etc, i'm not getting in as early as I would with the FT but its so smooth and is a faster board on the face and definitely through a turn... I was surfing pretty small waves last week and one of my buddies was blown away with the speed of Lizzy and the fact I didn't have to pump, and he surfs a DHD switchblade which is FAST....

CAUTION
WA, 1076 posts
16 Oct 2018 12:10PM
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7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday


WOW looks nice
you ridden it yet?
How did you go with ordering? directly thru Jye? Does he size to suit what you want?
Pricy?
wow, the vid looks exactly how i mind surf and would like to think i surf at around 70% of that haha

Spark
WA, 184 posts
16 Oct 2018 4:16PM
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Spark said..





7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday



WOW looks nice
you ridden it yet?
How did you go with ordering? directly thru Jye? Does he size to suit what you want?
Pricy?
wow, the vid looks exactly how i mind surf and would like to think i surf at around 70% of that haha


Thanks mate, no I haven't surfed it yet.

Ordered through Jye yes, all went well and yeah full custom.

cost me $1650 including postage to my door an hour south of Perth.
not the cheapest but I'm sure it will last.

CAUTION
WA, 1076 posts
16 Oct 2018 5:19PM
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Spark said..





7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday




WOW looks nice
you ridden it yet?
How did you go with ordering? directly thru Jye? Does he size to suit what you want?
Pricy?
wow, the vid looks exactly how i mind surf and would like to think i surf at around 70% of that haha



Thanks mate, no I haven't surfed it yet.

Ordered through Jye yes, all went well and yeah full custom.

cost me $1650 including postage to my door an hour south of Perth.
not the cheapest but I'm sure it will last.


WOW, i nearly choked.
i am too careless and unlucky to ride such sleds.
Even this morning, thought id dodge the weed bank at Mettams, managed to dive into the one and only rock next to it chipping my fin. arghhhh.
Im sure it will shred.

Im not sure whether to go down the path of something like this, a 2+1 pin tail round 6'6 or go a mini simmons like a yahoo kelvinator, short and wide.
I currently ride a shortboard, rusty smoothie that looks similar to the crossbreed, but its 34l and 5'11 and really fine rails. Ride it at beacheys and if down south or up north where waves good.
Other board which i ride quite a lot is an Al Merrick CI average joe, also at 5'11 but 42l. It goes real nice at my local mettams. It is nearly cooked tho, starting to delaminate and had heaps of dings and compressions.
Most people ride longboards at mettams to get onto waves early. i find with foam i can still get on them with shorter boards, then move around a lot more when its good as once up on wave it normally jacks up good. plus a lot easier being able to duck dive.
Will continue to read posts like these and others and see...

onefin
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16 Oct 2018 6:41PM
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Spark said..



CAUTION said..




Spark said..





7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday






WOW looks nice
you ridden it yet?
How did you go with ordering? directly thru Jye? Does he size to suit what you want?
Pricy?
wow, the vid looks exactly how i mind surf and would like to think i surf at around 70% of that haha





Thanks mate, no I haven't surfed it yet.

Ordered through Jye yes, all went well and yeah full custom.

cost me $1650 including postage to my door an hour south of Perth.
not the cheapest but I'm sure it will last.




WOW, i nearly choked.
i am too careless and unlucky to ride such sleds.
Even this morning, thought id dodge the weed bank at Mettams, managed to dive into the one and only rock next to it chipping my fin. arghhhh.
Im sure it will shred.

Im not sure whether to go down the path of something like this, a 2+1 pin tail round 6'6 or go a mini simmons like a yahoo kelvinator, short and wide.
I currently ride a shortboard, rusty smoothie that looks similar to the crossbreed, but its 34l and 5'11 and really fine rails. Ride it at beacheys and if down south or up north where waves good.
Other board which i ride quite a lot is an Al Merrick CI average joe, also at 5'11 but 42l. It goes real nice at my local mettams. It is nearly cooked tho, starting to delaminate and had heaps of dings and compressions.
Most people ride longboards at mettams to get onto waves early. i find with foam i can still get on them with shorter boards, then move around a lot more when its good as once up on wave it normally jacks up good. plus a lot easier being able to duck dive.
Will continue to read posts like these and others and see...



If you're young enough, fit enough, flexible enough, both have a place in your quiver! I had a couple of 5'3 Simmons boards & a 7ft egg, both had their place depending on conditions. Now my back is too stiff & I catch 5 times more waves on my 7ft ers!

if you can do it, don't deny yourself the pleasure

CAUTION
WA, 1076 posts
17 Oct 2018 9:06AM
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onefin said..

CAUTION said..



Spark said..




CAUTION said..





Spark said..





7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday







WOW looks nice
you ridden it yet?
How did you go with ordering? directly thru Jye? Does he size to suit what you want?
Pricy?
wow, the vid looks exactly how i mind surf and would like to think i surf at around 70% of that haha






Thanks mate, no I haven't surfed it yet.

Ordered through Jye yes, all went well and yeah full custom.

cost me $1650 including postage to my door an hour south of Perth.
not the cheapest but I'm sure it will last.





WOW, i nearly choked.
i am too careless and unlucky to ride such sleds.
Even this morning, thought id dodge the weed bank at Mettams, managed to dive into the one and only rock next to it chipping my fin. arghhhh.
Im sure it will shred.

Im not sure whether to go down the path of something like this, a 2+1 pin tail round 6'6 or go a mini simmons like a yahoo kelvinator, short and wide.
I currently ride a shortboard, rusty smoothie that looks similar to the crossbreed, but its 34l and 5'11 and really fine rails. Ride it at beacheys and if down south or up north where waves good.
Other board which i ride quite a lot is an Al Merrick CI average joe, also at 5'11 but 42l. It goes real nice at my local mettams. It is nearly cooked tho, starting to delaminate and had heaps of dings and compressions.
Most people ride longboards at mettams to get onto waves early. i find with foam i can still get on them with shorter boards, then move around a lot more when its good as once up on wave it normally jacks up good. plus a lot easier being able to duck dive.
Will continue to read posts like these and others and see...




If you're young enough, fit enough, flexible enough, both have a place in your quiver! I had a couple of 5'3 Simmons boards & a 7ft egg, both had their place depending on conditions. Now my back is too stiff & I catch 5 times more waves on my 7ft ers!

if you can do it, don't deny yourself the pleasure


Good to know Onefin.
Yep i consider myself young enough to still have fun and keep fit.
I could easily paddle a 35l or smaller board all the time BUT i have more fun on a bit more foam.
I love watching the mini simmons clips, they seem so fast and whippy like you are floating.
The egg/midlength single or 2+1 also appeals, id say it shows a retro or free surf arch back feel the flow of the wave fun looking style.
Im guessing ill prob end up with both at some stage! haha
Thinking a 5'6-5'8 simmons round 40l for grovel days and a 6'6-7' eggy 2+1 for the good wave days.
That being said Oggy from yahoo seems to be spealing once people get on the simmons they use it in everything.
Heading south next week will go for a chat.

thedrip
WA, 2056 posts
17 Oct 2018 9:51AM
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Spark said..


CAUTION said..



Spark said..





7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday





WOW looks nice
you ridden it yet?
How did you go with ordering? directly thru Jye? Does he size to suit what you want?
Pricy?
wow, the vid looks exactly how i mind surf and would like to think i surf at around 70% of that haha




Thanks mate, no I haven't surfed it yet.

Ordered through Jye yes, all went well and yeah full custom.

cost me $1650 including postage to my door an hour south of Perth.
not the cheapest but I'm sure it will last.



WOW, i nearly choked.
i am too careless and unlucky to ride such sleds.
Even this morning, thought id dodge the weed bank at Mettams, managed to dive into the one and only rock next to it chipping my fin. arghhhh.
Im sure it will shred.

Im not sure whether to go down the path of something like this, a 2+1 pin tail round 6'6 or go a mini simmons like a yahoo kelvinator, short and wide.
I currently ride a shortboard, rusty smoothie that looks similar to the crossbreed, but its 34l and 5'11 and really fine rails. Ride it at beacheys and if down south or up north where waves good.
Other board which i ride quite a lot is an Al Merrick CI average joe, also at 5'11 but 42l. It goes real nice at my local mettams. It is nearly cooked tho, starting to delaminate and had heaps of dings and compressions.
Most people ride longboards at mettams to get onto waves early. i find with foam i can still get on them with shorter boards, then move around a lot more when its good as once up on wave it normally jacks up good. plus a lot easier being able to duck dive.
Will continue to read posts like these and others and see...


I got a 6'2" Kelvinator at the end of last year. Oggie had been at me for years to try one, but I thought they looked like dogs. Finally I took the demo board for five days and when I returned it I bought one off the racks. They are awesome boards and perfect for Mettams and Perth in general. Flies over fat sections and is the fastest board you will ride. After having mine for a while I recommended it to a mate in ALbany which has similar waves to Perth (bit more consistent) and he raves about it too.

I have a few mid-lengths too, but if you want performance then the Kelvinator is great. I haven't had many barrels on it because it is so fast and slowing it down can be hard, but I got a solid three second five foot barrel on mine last week on a local reef. YEWWWWW!

Having said that, I do love my eight footers.

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1331 posts
17 Oct 2018 1:19PM
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onefin said..


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Spark said..





CAUTION said..






Spark said..





7 foot x 21.25 x 2.75

showed up yesterday








WOW looks nice
you ridden it yet?
How did you go with ordering? directly thru Jye? Does he size to suit what you want?
Pricy?
wow, the vid looks exactly how i mind surf and would like to think i surf at around 70% of that haha







Thanks mate, no I haven't surfed it yet.

Ordered through Jye yes, all went well and yeah full custom.

cost me $1650 including postage to my door an hour south of Perth.
not the cheapest but I'm sure it will last.






WOW, i nearly choked.
i am too careless and unlucky to ride such sleds.
Even this morning, thought id dodge the weed bank at Mettams, managed to dive into the one and only rock next to it chipping my fin. arghhhh.
Im sure it will shred.

Im not sure whether to go down the path of something like this, a 2+1 pin tail round 6'6 or go a mini simmons like a yahoo kelvinator, short and wide.
I currently ride a shortboard, rusty smoothie that looks similar to the crossbreed, but its 34l and 5'11 and really fine rails. Ride it at beacheys and if down south or up north where waves good.
Other board which i ride quite a lot is an Al Merrick CI average joe, also at 5'11 but 42l. It goes real nice at my local mettams. It is nearly cooked tho, starting to delaminate and had heaps of dings and compressions.
Most people ride longboards at mettams to get onto waves early. i find with foam i can still get on them with shorter boards, then move around a lot more when its good as once up on wave it normally jacks up good. plus a lot easier being able to duck dive.
Will continue to read posts like these and others and see...





If you're young enough, fit enough, flexible enough, both have a place in your quiver! I had a couple of 5'3 Simmons boards & a 7ft egg, both had their place depending on conditions. Now my back is too stiff & I catch 5 times more waves on my 7ft ers!

if you can do it, don't deny yourself the pleasure



Good to know Onefin.
Yep i consider myself young enough to still have fun and keep fit.
I could easily paddle a 35l or smaller board all the time BUT i have more fun on a bit more foam.
I love watching the mini simmons clips, they seem so fast and whippy like you are floating.
The egg/midlength single or 2+1 also appeals, id say it shows a retro or free surf arch back feel the flow of the wave fun looking style.
Im guessing ill prob end up with both at some stage! haha
Thinking a 5'6-5'8 simmons round 40l for grovel days and a 6'6-7' eggy 2+1 for the good wave days.
That being said Oggy from yahoo seems to be spealing once people get on the simmons they use it in everything.
Heading south next week will go for a chat.


I'd throw this in the mix, the almond boards are unreal... might be a tad long for you though but grab this myself if i lived in WA...

www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fremantle/surfing/almond-joy-surfboard-7-8-midlength-plus-board-bag/1197944583

almondsurfboards.com/products/joy

AndyrooMac
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17 Oct 2018 1:33PM
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WOW looks nice
you ridden it yet?
How did you go with ordering? directly thru Jye? Does he size to suit what you want?
Pricy?
wow, the vid looks exactly how i mind surf and would like to think i surf at around 70% of that haha





Thanks mate, no I haven't surfed it yet.

Ordered through Jye yes, all went well and yeah full custom.

cost me $1650 including postage to my door an hour south of Perth.
not the cheapest but I'm sure it will last.




WOW, i nearly choked.
i am too careless and unlucky to ride such sleds.
Even this morning, thought id dodge the weed bank at Mettams, managed to dive into the one and only rock next to it chipping my fin. arghhhh.
Im sure it will shred.

Im not sure whether to go down the path of something like this, a 2+1 pin tail round 6'6 or go a mini simmons like a yahoo kelvinator, short and wide.
I currently ride a shortboard, rusty smoothie that looks similar to the crossbreed, but its 34l and 5'11 and really fine rails. Ride it at beacheys and if down south or up north where waves good.
Other board which i ride quite a lot is an Al Merrick CI average joe, also at 5'11 but 42l. It goes real nice at my local mettams. It is nearly cooked tho, starting to delaminate and had heaps of dings and compressions.
Most people ride longboards at mettams to get onto waves early. i find with foam i can still get on them with shorter boards, then move around a lot more when its good as once up on wave it normally jacks up good. plus a lot easier being able to duck dive.
Will continue to read posts like these and others and see...



I got a 6'2" Kelvinator at the end of last year. Oggie had been at me for years to try one, but I thought they looked like dogs. Finally I took the demo board for five days and when I returned it I bought one off the racks. They are awesome boards and perfect for Mettams and Perth in general. Flies over fat sections and is the fastest board you will ride. After having mine for a while I recommended it to a mate in ALbany which has similar waves to Perth (bit more consistent) and he raves about it too.

I have a few mid-lengths too, but if you want performance then the Kelvinator is great. I haven't had many barrels on it because it is so fast and slowing it down can be hard, but I got a solid three second five foot barrel on mine last week on a local reef. YEWWWWW!

Having said that, I do love my eight footers.


I had a Miller SubX which is pretty similar to the Kelvinator. The board was really fun and so easy to surf... It was a total wave slut and super fast... things I didn't like were the chunky rails/square tail (that make the speed and wave catching i know), it just didn't turn the way I liked.

Great board though, sold it in a snap as there were so many locals wanting to buy it...



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