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More foam for the ments

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Created by Bullsta71 6 months ago, 2 Feb 2018
Bullsta71
51 posts
2 Feb 2018 7:11AM
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Hi all. I am doing a second trip to the ments in Aug.
Im happy with my shorty (hypto) and step up (dhd sweet spot 2).
I am looking at taking something with higher volume to save my back on the good but not great days.
I normally surf 27 to 30 ltr but would love to take a 35 plus that still goes good in barrelling waves.
Had a mate on a 7.5 fish last trip thst went well.
Any suggestions?
Retro possibly like an MR twin or a Tomo etc?

marty72
QLD, 271 posts
2 Feb 2018 12:17PM
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Bullsta71 said..
Hi all. I am doing a second trip to the ments in Aug.
Im happy with my shorty (hypto) and step up (dhd sweet spot 2).
I am looking at taking something with higher volume to save my back on the good but not great days.
I normally surf 27 to 30 ltr but would love to take a 35 plus that still goes good in barrelling waves.
Had a mate on a 7.5 fish last trip thst went well.
Any suggestions?
Retro possibly like an MR twin or a Tomo etc?


Have you considered the Tomo Omni?

MickPC
6370 posts
2 Feb 2018 11:02AM
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A wide fishy tail in barrelling waves Wouldn't be my recommendation, your better off with something similar to the hypto. Wide up front, foam under the chest & a narrow tail. Maybe a 6'0 hypto, they're about 35L just put larger fins on it to counter the extra float. Otherwise boards with that outline are a dime a dozen these days

Tux
VIC, 3758 posts
2 Feb 2018 2:50PM
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5'11 Omni is about 37 litres from memory...mine goes pretty good

Bender
WA, 2036 posts
2 Feb 2018 1:19PM
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Take something different to keep it interesting. I took this tip score (I did do a resto on it) to the ments a few yrs ago 6"2" x 19. I ended up surfing it more than my thrusters. plenty of foam and they love a good barrel!




Bullsta71
51 posts
2 Feb 2018 2:11PM
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Funny you mention getting a bigger Hypto.
mines a 5'6 and goes brilliant in smaller stuff.
Just a PITA to paddle back out after a wave.
A bloke told me they don,t go so well if you upsize, but happy to be proven wrong

IFocus
WA, 316 posts
2 Feb 2018 6:43PM
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6'4" Firewire Unibrow for you will paddle like a long board and will handle barrels no problems plus over 3 foot will be reasonably loose..........unfortunately they just dont make them any more.

Agree about bigger Hyptos bloke a couple of trips ago in the Ments had one caught heaps of waves but rode like a pig IMHO.

beagle
WA, 21 posts
2 Feb 2018 7:27PM
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Order it custom from a shaper!

MickPC
6370 posts
2 Feb 2018 11:07PM
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Bullsta71 said..
Funny you mention getting a bigger Hypto.
mines a 5'6 and goes brilliant in smaller stuff.
Just a PITA to paddle back out after a wave.
A bloke told me they don,t go so well if you upsize, but happy to be proven wrong


They're not supposed to go so well. I was surprised I could ride a 5'8 & it went well once I got a wave but was hard work. I've got a 6'0 which is my most used shorty at the moment. I have Shapers S9 sides & a Solus rear fin. Really fun board up to head & 1/2. I've surfed it up to about triple head, but over double head on sucky takeoffs you really feel like you have to nurse your bottom turn. So I'd agree with my friend Ifocus it can ride like a pig in bigger waves...I'm suggesting it coz you say you have another board for a step up & just looking for something higher volume for the not great days. Also has great resale value if it doesn't work out. Maybe even just going a 5'10 if your keen on the shape. For reference in regard to the hypto I'm 6'1 78kgs 45yo...loving it .....but look around, there really are so many options these days Might do a bit of window shopping for ya tomorrow if I get time...whats your height, weight age & surfing level

glassmonk
2 posts
3 Feb 2018 10:33AM
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I ride a 5.4 revolution machine as my all round board now
vampirate brand . Goes sick in barrels for me Has 33 litres fishy shape and easy to travel with
i love it
im 80kg FYI

Bullsta71
51 posts
4 Feb 2018 6:49AM
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Hey Mick im 47, pretty surf fit goofy 5"10 and been surfing northern beaches since a grom.
Id put myself in to the intermediate slot to be honest.

Bullsta71
51 posts
4 Feb 2018 6:50AM
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Oh and 76 kegs

Bullsta71
51 posts
4 Feb 2018 7:29AM
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5"11 sci fi at 32 ltr??
Could be fun

marty72
QLD, 271 posts
4 Feb 2018 10:19AM
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Bullsta71 said..
5"11 sci fi at 32 ltr??
Could be fun


Mate I own a sci-fi, great board but once it gets overhead it tends to redline, go the omni

Bullsta71
51 posts
5 Feb 2018 8:56AM
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just looked at a six o shred sled king. Around 32 ltr and on sale??

Tux
VIC, 3758 posts
5 Feb 2018 3:49PM
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I've got one of these and it ****ing rips...easy to paddle...surfs good if its big, small, sucky or fat

Buster fin
WA, 1702 posts
5 Feb 2018 1:18PM
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Bullsta71 said..
Hey Mick im 47, pretty surf fit goofy 5"10 and been surfing northern beaches since a grom.
Id put myself in to the intermediate slot to be honest.


Northern beaches..... hmmm,... is that East or West?

jbshack
WA, 6726 posts
5 Feb 2018 1:57PM
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Buster fin said..

Bullsta71 said..
Hey Mick im 47, pretty surf fit goofy 5"10 and been surfing northern beaches since a grom.
Id put myself in to the intermediate slot to be honest.



Northern beaches..... hmmm,... is that East or West?


It would be hard to be surf fit of the West oz Northern beaches, my arms hurt just putting on a t- shirt .

MickPC
6370 posts
5 Feb 2018 7:00PM
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Bullsta71 said..
just looked at a six o shred sled king. Around 32 ltr and on sale??







Hadn't noticed that board before, the description says its a step up board & hints at heavier glass " for customers looking to bring added strength and stiffness to their boards"....so dunno, I have a psychedelic germ I love in up to head 1/2 sucky waves or fat to not sucky up to triple head that surfs great in down to waist high sucky waves which is based on the regular shred sled design... if that is any kinda comparison, probably not.....but hey if your chasing a board for smaller occasional barreling waves, I doubt you need a step up heavier glassed board unless you've changed your mind on what your chasing.

I have heard good things about the Omni but from mates who typically ride diff boards to me so can't honestly comment...sci fi I've heard mixed reviews, either loving it or not. Doesn't appear to be a versatile board.

I was going to get a sci fi shaped but opted for a "Love Buzz" 6'2 instead that I really enjoy in over head, but it goes great in head high peak/waist high shoulder as well. I use it mostly in over head 1/2 otherwise I need to move my front foot forward & back a little too much. I reckon a 6'0 would be better in smaller waves for me personally but it wasn't what I bought it for. I think it might be a better option than the SS King for smaller waves.

IFocus
WA, 316 posts
7 Feb 2018 5:25PM
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Tux said..
I've got one of these and it ****ing rips...easy to paddle...surfs good if its big, small, sucky or fat



Hey Tux WTF is that board looks unreal for its lenght

Tux
VIC, 3758 posts
9 Feb 2018 8:42AM
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Hey bro its a Howard Special Mini

www.surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com/surfboards/mid-length/howard-special-mini/

Easily the best mid-length I've ridden..I've got a 7'2 and I'm thinking of getting a 6'4 or 6'6

Bullsta71
51 posts
10 Feb 2018 7:03AM
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wow the howard has my attention.
I can't find a volume calculator for the board though.
What do you reckon the 6'6" volume would be and would it go ok over there on the fatter days.
I can,t justify going any longer!!

IFocus
WA, 316 posts
13 Feb 2018 2:22PM
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Tux said..
Hey bro its a Howard Special Mini

www.surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com/surfboards/mid-length/howard-special-mini/

Easily the best mid-length I've ridden..I've got a 7'2 and I'm thinking of getting a 6'4 or 6'6


Cheers. Thanks Tux

Tux
VIC, 3758 posts
14 Feb 2018 3:26PM
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Bullsta71 said..
wow the howard has my attention.
I can't find a volume calculator for the board though.
What do you reckon the 6'6" volume would be and would it go ok over there on the fatter days.
I can,t justify going any longer!!


Yer ****ed if I know on the volume...I would say lots but the rails are so fine it doesn't feel like your riding a big board

thedrip
WA, 2047 posts
15 Feb 2018 11:21AM
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Tux said..

Bullsta71 said..
wow the howard has my attention.
I can't find a volume calculator for the board though.
What do you reckon the 6'6" volume would be and would it go ok over there on the fatter days.
I can,t justify going any longer!!



Yer ****ed if I know on the volume...I would say lots but the rails are so fine it doesn't feel like your riding a big board


Don't get too fixated on volume

Tux
VIC, 3758 posts
15 Feb 2018 2:35PM
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thedrip said..

Tux said..


Bullsta71 said..
wow the howard has my attention.
I can't find a volume calculator for the board though.
What do you reckon the 6'6" volume would be and would it go ok over there on the fatter days.
I can,t justify going any longer!!




Yer ****ed if I know on the volume...I would say lots but the rails are so fine it doesn't feel like your riding a big board



Don't get too fixated on volume


What he said

Buster fin
WA, 1702 posts
15 Feb 2018 5:06PM
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Tux said..

thedrip said..


Tux said..



Bullsta71 said..
wow the howard has my attention.
I can't find a volume calculator for the board though.
What do you reckon the 6'6" volume would be and would it go ok over there on the fatter days.
I can,t justify going any longer!!





Yer ****ed if I know on the volume...I would say lots but the rails are so fine it doesn't feel like your riding a big board




Don't get too fixated on volume



What he said


wot dey sed

Bullsta71
51 posts
23 Feb 2018 1:27PM
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Lost quiver killer has caught my eye.
5'11 looks like a fairly forgiving board

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1025 posts
23 Feb 2018 4:38PM
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G'day mate I took a Matt biolos v3 rocket to indo last year its 6'2 and has around 37 ltrs.surfed it in everything from waist to overhead and it went great used AM2 fins thruster never felt like too much volume . I'm 5'10 and was around 83 kg at the time. Great board
Agree about bigger Hyptos look and surf like a barge.

Bullsta71
51 posts
23 Feb 2018 2:55PM
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Cheers

mocha1
WA, 749 posts
23 Feb 2018 8:49PM
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Me too
V3 6'1 in Bali/ Lombok up to 2xhead face thruster ..till I snapped it
replaced with a 6'2 V3 bit of extra foam but goes just as good
best boards I've ridden in small knee to waist and up to 2 x head ( it's on the edge at that size)



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