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Created by unclethirsty > 9 months ago, 13 May 2014
unclethirsty
266 posts
13 May 2014 3:00PM
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Coupla pics of one of grants new models. 7'x 231/4" x31/8" for the mature & heavier surfer (old 'n fat)











vanders1
QLD, 3579 posts
13 May 2014 6:11PM
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Wow! I have just been talking to JB about these boards & the Burton Fat Bullet.

I'm kin of interested given I meet the criteria of maturing heavier surfer.

Board looks great!!!

MickPC
6309 posts
13 May 2014 4:28PM
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Looks like a fun shape

thePup
13157 posts
13 May 2014 5:35PM
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geez that's got a nice tint to it sweet board mate

asea
NSW, 5020 posts
13 May 2014 7:56PM
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vanders1 said..

Wow! I have just been talking to JB about these boards & the Burton Fat Bullet.

I'm kin of interested given I meet the criteria of maturing heavier surfer.

Board looks great!!!


V, man you will have a collection going

surfbroker
NSW, 1302 posts
13 May 2014 8:08PM
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Don't like the nose lift..it's tooo much

GPA
WA, 2291 posts
13 May 2014 6:29PM
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Any idea of the volume please??

unclethirsty
266 posts
13 May 2014 6:38PM
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GPA, nah no idea of volume, sorry. Feels nice n thick under the arm but light, so It'll be good. Can't wait to get it wet.

Tux
VIC, 3758 posts
14 May 2014 8:40AM
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Looks really thick in the tail and nose I would prefer something thats foiled out a bit more....looks good though

Mollydog
WA, 16 posts
14 May 2014 7:02AM
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I love this board - Ill throw some pics of mine in for good measure.

I have a similar size (7'0" X 23" X 3 1/4").

I have only just received the Greenough 4a fin (9inch). Havent had it out in the water with the new fin as yet. Tomorrow morning will be the test run with old George....











asea
NSW, 5020 posts
14 May 2014 9:03AM
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Tux said..
Looks really thick in the tail and nose I would prefer something thats foiled out a bit more....looks good though


+1 like the color as well

Ted the Kiwi
NSW, 14256 posts
14 May 2014 9:11AM
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I think that sort of board might do the trick for you Vanders. Grant does make a nice board. As Asea n Tux have said I would prefer something with a bit more shape myself. But I think this board suits its purpose well.

Will be interested to get some ride feedback from Mollydog and Unclethirsty.

Mollydog
WA, 16 posts
14 May 2014 7:34AM
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Ted - I love the board, however it took me a little while to get used to riding a single. They are very different from what I usually ride (Thruster, Quad etc).

I think of my surfing when on this board as a cruisey relaxed style. Not trying to smash the wave, more trying to relax and mellow around in the water.

It is ALOT of fun though and I have found it surprisingly holds up very well in larger (overhead) days.

Again though - my level of surfing doesnt allow me to smash the wave around like Mick Fanning on a MOTE board (Simon Jones makes some unreal singles) but I prefer this board over every other board I have and use it the most.

Its a real winner.

unclethirsty
266 posts
14 May 2014 3:48PM
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Tux I'm sure Grant could factor in what ever you want. This one has plenty of float for me i'm nearly 62yo & 100kg. It'll go "as advertised' all of Grants boards do. Love to get this on a long point break somewhere & see what it can do.

surfbroker
NSW, 1302 posts
14 May 2014 6:08PM
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Looking foreward to the reoprt on it...tail is a bit like a squared off (McCoy) Nugget..which I like riding.

That greenough fin will be a ripper..maybe better a 12"..I have 12" on a Tolly single and it was a loose board alright.








Mollydog
WA, 16 posts
14 May 2014 4:27PM
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Off topic a little but here is a Quick pet peeve/annoyance of mine about fins - all this effort is put into them design wise only to then chuck a chunky screw at the base and interrupt the flow.

Surely a smaller screw that is counter sunk below the fin box level is not difficult to do and will enhance the performance.

My 2 cents on that.

I agree with unclethirsty - Grant will be able to alter the board to suit the individual very easily. Prob his specialty above other shapers.

vanders1
QLD, 3579 posts
14 May 2014 6:37PM
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With that increased nose rocker they look like they'd push a bit of water when paddling, is this the case?

unclethirsty
266 posts
14 May 2014 7:51PM
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Dunno Vanders havn't had mine in the water yet, still curing. Molly U got anything. I would think that given the overall volume it (i) will sit higher in the water which should allow for relatively easier paddling for a 7' board. I am definitely not a shaper so I'm prob wrong but after I get it in the water I'll let you know.

Mollydog
WA, 16 posts
15 May 2014 6:03AM
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Vanders - from my uneducated opinion I think as the overall board retains volume especially in the tail this allows you to paddle flatter than if you would with a foiled out board/tail. Basically the tail stays somewhat on top of the water more than a "normal" foiled out shape. This incorporated with a decent tail lift translates into a flatter paddle position on the water.

This results in a better paddling experience. I have found this to paddle as good as my old 9 foot performance mal. Not as good as my old school 906 log though - but still unbelievably well.

vanders1
QLD, 3579 posts
15 May 2014 8:56AM
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Thanks for the feedback Molly, it's great you're loving the board, certainly food for thought.

McHenry
SA, 1447 posts
15 May 2014 8:37AM
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This boards looks the busiess, love the shape and its style. Like Vanders said, food for thought.

asea
NSW, 5020 posts
15 May 2014 9:08AM
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vanders1 said...
Thanks for the feedback Molly, it's great you're loving the board, certainly food for thought.


V how many boards are you up to now Sounds like you have a problem talk to me any time about you're board problem i may be able to counsel you on the matter,free of course

thePup
13157 posts
15 May 2014 7:14AM
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asea said...
vanders1 said...
Thanks for the feedback Molly, it's great you're loving the board, certainly food for thought.


V how many boards are you up to now Sounds like you have a problem talk to me any time about you're board problem i may be able to counsel you on the matter,free of course


....... yeah , and then he'll swoop on your boards V12 watch him V he moves with incredible stealth , they don't call him King Cobra for nothing

asea
NSW, 5020 posts
15 May 2014 9:17AM
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thePup said...
asea said...
vanders1 said...
Thanks for the feedback Molly, it's great you're loving the board, certainly food for thought.


V how many boards are you up to now Sounds like you have a problem talk to me any time about you're board problem i may be able to counsel you on the matter,free of course


....... yeah , and then he'll swoop on your boards V12 watch him V he moves with incredible stealth , they don't call him King Cobra for nothing


Have you been told today Pup Anyway what happened to you're surf

thePup
13157 posts
15 May 2014 7:18AM
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Waiting for my bloody handover to arrive the bastard

asea
NSW, 5020 posts
15 May 2014 9:20AM
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Waiting for my bloody handover to arrive the bastard


Just go thats what i do when they don't front on time

unclethirsty
266 posts
24 May 2014 2:54PM
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Right.. finally got the Subx out today (been flat as in Sydney since I picked it up) in 2-3ft straight hander closeouts, I really gotta get out of Sydney, anywho. The board I usually ride is a 7'5" x 23x3" powerglide of Grants & the Subx is 7'x231/8"x31/8" but the way Grant has shaped this & distributed the foam means that the Subx floats me (100kg) better. I sit in the water on the Powerglide just around my belly button, on the Subx its lower down around my hips. The paddle is amasing just seems to float over the water picks up waves really really well & takeoff is very stable. Turns very easily, I really can't comment here too much as it was first session & the waves were shutting down pretty quick but the "feel" is there, like you just know when you finally get a decent wave it'll do what you want. As Mollydog said is does feel different but at the same time comfortable/cruisy. Hopefully there'll be some better waves tomoz so I get some turns in. Verdict...wanna good paddler get one of these.

vanders1
QLD, 3579 posts
24 May 2014 5:05PM
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^^^ Glad you got her wet mate, shame about the conditions.
Really looking forward to hearing how it goes in better waves, sounds like you're on a winner though.

surfbroker
NSW, 1302 posts
24 May 2014 5:14PM
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Bugger you UT and Molly even as an old F*rt...all this Miller talk got me going and a mate ordered a new SubX....so I'm now waiting on a Miller Waterskate to come up from the smoke...

2nd handy but looks the goods..have to say of all the manufacturers sites available Grant Millers' gives the reader a good insight in his thinking/shapes etc..will know in he next week or two

vanders1
QLD, 3579 posts
27 May 2014 7:39AM
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Ted the Kiwi
NSW, 14256 posts
27 May 2014 8:14AM
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surfbroker said...
so I'm now waiting on a Miller Waterskate to come up from the smoke...



That was the first board I brought when I moved over here in 2000 - it was a magical board - gave it to a mate a few yrs later and always regretted parting with it - I even tried at one point to re-claim it - but he would have a bar of it !



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