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Created by Macaha 4 months ago, 29 Jan 2019
Macaha
QLD, 19063 posts
29 Jan 2019 1:41PM
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Get into it!

Toobz
107 posts
29 Jan 2019 1:37PM
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This is what I've been riding the past 4 days. It's my go to in solid waves but I've had it out in waist high/onshore to 4ft+ offshore over the weekend and it's been a blast.
6'3, double bump flyers, 4 channel with Widowmaker fin set up. Love this fin set up btw, allows you to draw single fin lines but more thruster like performance in the lip. Uses bigger side bites and smaller center than traditional 2+1 set ups.



laceys lane
QLD, 18644 posts
30 Jan 2019 6:15AM
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Macaha said..
Get into it!

How about you get into!!!!







Macaha
QLD, 19063 posts
30 Jan 2019 6:25AM
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Lacey I know your a frustrated shortboarder hanging in a longboard room because there is little action next door so why not have a shortboard room for people like you, special people just like you

laceys lane
QLD, 18644 posts
30 Jan 2019 6:57AM
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Your the antichrist

Macaha
QLD, 19063 posts
30 Jan 2019 8:07AM
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laceys lane said..
Your the antichrist


Therefore post ahead

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1843 posts
2 Mar 2019 1:55PM
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Found some worthy footage for this room...

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1843 posts
2 Mar 2019 1:56PM
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Macaha
QLD, 19063 posts
2 Mar 2019 3:21PM
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Good work Andy that should bring them out of hiding

CTS67
QLD, 52 posts
3 Mar 2019 9:14AM
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Hey Toobz,

Can you expand a bit more on your thoughts on the single fin compared to a standard thruster setup? More hold? I'm looking at getting something for bigger days having recently snapped a mid length in some juice. It was a 2+1 and had good paddle in but didn't really have the hold I was thinking it would. I'm not sure if the problem is rail shape or rocker or a combination of both.

Also going I'm going to go 7'6 next time. Is that too short for a triple stringer?

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Toobz
107 posts
3 Mar 2019 8:45AM
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CTS67 said..
Hey Toobz,

Can you expand a bit more on your thoughts on the single fin compared to a standard thruster setup? More hold? I'm looking at getting something for bigger days having recently snapped a mid length in some juice. It was a 2+1 and had good paddle in but didn't really have the hold I was thinking it would. I'm not sure if the problem is rail shape or rocker or a combination of both.

Also going I'm going to go 7'6 next time. Is that too short for a triple stringer?

Any thoughts?

Cheers


Hey mate,
Yes hold is definitely one benefit I find with this fin set up. Having said that this particular board is quite "refined" compared to my other NPJ's so low volume rails, refined through the tail and very different channel set up which all help in the hold department. Other benefits I like are adjustability with the box fin, obviously moving fin forward really loosens the board up and vice versa. This fin set up seems to also give the board a bigger sweet spot, so essentially allows it to be ridden further forward if you desire. Comes in handy in barrels or if you like to move around on your boards.
With out seeing the board I'm not sure I can give you an answer (or at least my novice opinion) but I suspect chunky/soft rails could of been an issue? Maybe bottom contours creating too much lift if board was designed for smaller waves causing it to skip out? Could be a lot of things.
I definitely think the Widowmaker setup works well in step ups but it depends what you're into. You can get small box fins now so I guess one could run it as a straight thruster if they didn't like the WM set up.

climber
NSW, 1083 posts
3 Mar 2019 11:16AM
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yeeewwwwww ..SHORT BOARDS
AND
Longboards
AND
Midlenghts
AND
Guns
AND
Fishes
AND
Minisimmons
AND
Single Fins
AND
AND
Retro .... umm errrr maybe not retro

room for all

Cuttlefish
QLD, 899 posts
3 Mar 2019 5:47PM
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Did someone say triple stringer?


Bugger, its a 7'4". Is for sale though.

Al G
NSW, 6574 posts
3 Mar 2019 5:52PM
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climber said..
yeeewwwwww ..SHORT BOARDS
AND
Longboards
AND
Midlenghts
AND
Guns
AND
Fishes
AND
Minisimmons
AND
Single Fins
AND
AND
Retro .... umm errrr maybe not retro

room for all


Oh caarn big G what's wrong with retro

SP
10108 posts
3 Mar 2019 4:26PM
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Al G said..

climber said..
yeeewwwwww ..SHORT BOARDS
AND
Longboards
AND
Midlenghts
AND
Guns
AND
Fishes
AND
Minisimmons
AND
Single Fins
AND
AND
Retro .... umm errrr maybe not retro

room for all



Oh caarn big G what's wrong with retro


Retro outlines yes, boards that are full retro no thanks. Modern bottom contours, rockers and rails please.

climber
NSW, 1083 posts
3 Mar 2019 6:29PM
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Al G said..

climber said..
yeeewwwwww ..SHORT BOARDS
AND
Longboards
AND
Midlenghts
AND
Guns
AND
Fishes
AND
Minisimmons
AND
Single Fins
AND
AND
Retro .... umm errrr maybe not retro

room for all



Oh caarn big G what's wrong with retro


Cause if they were so good then why do we have evolution too the boards of today .... Im all for a the restoration of a former board, but not the production of a "retro". Even if it said to be a retro with modern twist / tweets / styling etc etc ..cause then it is not a retro , it is evolution to the new.
So, I guess I'll don the flame suit now and get ready

Al G
NSW, 6574 posts
3 Mar 2019 6:35PM
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Yeah that's really what i meant mate,I like restored retro boards and original retro boards

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1843 posts
3 Mar 2019 6:46PM
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Cuttlefish said..
Did someone say triple stringer?


Bugger, its a 7'4". Is for sale though.


Nice!!!

climber
NSW, 1083 posts
3 Mar 2019 8:39PM
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Al G said..
Yeah that's really what i meant mate,I like restored retro boards and original retro boards



Agreed
my goto shorty ATM


SP
10108 posts
5 Mar 2019 3:34PM
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Nice looking board? Dims.

Pretty looking location too.

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1117 posts
6 Mar 2019 5:29AM
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climber said..

Al G said..
Yeah that's really what i meant mate,I like restored retro boards and original retro boards




Agreed
my goto shorty ATM



is that Sartor subdivision territory.If so its a disgrace what they've done to the place, such an epic spot

Macaha
QLD, 19063 posts
6 Mar 2019 10:05AM
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The Stewart Street


SP
10108 posts
6 Mar 2019 10:50AM
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Ricardo1709 said..

climber said..


Al G said..
Yeah that's really what i meant mate,I like restored retro boards and original retro boards





Agreed
my goto shorty ATM



is that Sartor subdivision territory.If so its a disgrace what they've done to the place, such an epic spot


That's the place. ****ing disgusting what has been done over the hill there.

climber
NSW, 1083 posts
6 Mar 2019 1:40PM
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SP said..
Nice looking board? Dims.

Pretty looking location too.


6.4 x 22.5 x 3

climber
NSW, 1083 posts
6 Mar 2019 1:42PM
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SP said..

Ricardo1709 said..


climber said..



Al G said..
Yeah that's really what i meant mate,I like restored retro boards and original retro boards






Agreed
my goto shorty ATM




is that Sartor subdivision territory.If so its a disgrace what they've done to the place, such an epic spot



That's the place. ****ing disgusting what has been done over the hill there.


Yep great place and this is then beach next door .... yes the sub division you speak of has really locked up an area for a select few ... but also degraded the area poorly ??

laceys lane
QLD, 18644 posts
12 Mar 2019 10:22AM
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geez it was so good to surf a shortie on a nice beachie
You just cant beat that.

So kiddies ride ya shorties till you cant anymore.
Dont listen to has been crocks who try to drag you down to their level.

Like macs been saying for years
Ride ya shorties till you cant.
Then slowly die on a mal

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1843 posts
12 Mar 2019 10:47AM
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geez it was so good to surf a shortie on a nice beachie
You just cant beat that.

So kiddies ride ya shorties till you cant anymore.
Dont listen to has been crocks who try to drag you down to their level.

Like macs been saying for years
Ride ta5 shorties till you cant.
Then slowly die on a mal


Stoked you had an awesome session... Always love it when you hit a board you haven't surfed for awhile and you just click

Surf whatever makes you happy dude...

I enjoy riding a range of boards, some days are log days, some days are mid cruiser days, some days are fast and sucky and I surf the shorter stuff... That said, i get no joy from trying to pump a 3 fin thruster sb these days, had a red hot crack the other day and nearly hugged Lizzy when i got her back...

But going big because your resigned to not being able to surf shorter stuff is BS, most of us can to get fitter and trim a few kg's and get amongst it, its all a state of mind....

But again, lifes too short to not LOVE your surf experiences... So surf whatever makes you happy

laceys lane
QLD, 18644 posts
12 Mar 2019 10:50AM
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Theres my first catch for the day.
I was banking on mac though

Macaha
QLD, 19063 posts
12 Mar 2019 12:36PM
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laceys lane said..
Theres my first catch for the day.
I was banking on mac though


Nothing worth than witnessing 55 plus guys riding shortboards, its the classic case" the old I get the better I was"
It just looks wrong. You should be pleased with that reply Lacey

laceys lane
QLD, 18644 posts
12 Mar 2019 1:26PM
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laceys lane said..
Theres my first catch for the day.
I was banking on mac though




Nothing worth than witnessing 55 plus guys riding shortboards, its the classic case" the old I get the better I was"
It just looks wrong. You should be pleased with that reply Lacey



Listen here buddy
This is shortboard post .
You just can't come in here bagging shortboards.
Rack off to your toes on the nose post or whatever it is you dream of doing
Geez

climber
NSW, 1083 posts
13 Mar 2019 6:20PM
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Macaha said..

laceys lane said..
Theres my first catch for the day.
I was banking on mac though



Nothing worth than witnessing 55 plus guys riding shortboards, its the classic case" the old I get the better I was"
It just looks wrong. You should be pleased with that reply Lacey


4 yrs for left me heh Mac



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