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Created by Sandyclark 6 months ago, 13 May 2017
Sandyclark
WA, 10 posts
13 May 2017 6:38PM
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anybody got any suggestions for a short board for a 44 yo 77 kg 5'8 intermediate surfer. We have mushy waves at our locals. Generally two foot in height. Been surfing a 6'0 magic door. Will get another one in, but would like to hear what other people are surfing. Quite liked the look of the CI neckbeard

cheers

Sandyclark
WA, 10 posts
13 May 2017 8:12PM
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Yep found it. Read some earlier threads. JS Blak box 2. I'll probably get the round tail

MickPC
5673 posts
14 May 2017 1:21PM
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Heard a lot of good things about the scifi as an allrounder, evo is going well for blokes I know as well. Clearwater also have a lot of great shorties.

mocha1
WA, 711 posts
14 May 2017 7:58PM
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Lost V3 Rocket God for puss and for up to head1/2

Razzonater
1427 posts
14 May 2017 8:10PM
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Neck beard is sick I got the big square tail one they brought out the pulled in tail a bit later but for smaller mushy surf I called the neckbeard best off the shelf groveller.... Than I got a vanguard,,,,, than an evo now i don't know anymore

Surf69
WA, 841 posts
15 May 2017 5:34PM
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mocha1 said..
Lost V3 Rocket God for puss and for up to head1/2


I Concur with this and the Puddle Jumper, however there's a stack available nowadays from stockies and shapers that will do the trick nicely

Sandyclark
WA, 10 posts
16 May 2017 6:51PM
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lostsurfboards.net/boards/the-v3-rocket/

looks great

Sandyclark
WA, 10 posts
17 May 2017 4:36PM
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Done more research on the v3 rocket. The glassing is super light 4x4x4 - which is great if you are a pro surfer and able to replace your boards every heat. I know a bloke who has got one he's surfed it only a few times and it looks like someone has hit, where his front foot goes, with a mallet. Will this weaken the core of the board - making it more liable to snap ? It's the carbon wrap lost v3 rocket model. I don't know I've only ever surfed pu boards. Mostly made by a local shaper. But I've also had a rusty magic door pu which didn't cop the depressions my mate has got on his v3. Not sure what the glassing is on the rusty? 4x6x4?

Sandyclark
WA, 10 posts
17 May 2017 4:50PM
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The guy from lost says

Yep you can get the carbon wrap construction customised, however it would be an Australian made one which retails for $1399.
You can also get a normal PU construction that is cheaper, not epoxy like the carbon wrap.

I would have to check the extra glassing cost, an extra 3/4 patch would solve the problem.
They might not charge anything or only a small fee.

MickPC
5673 posts
17 May 2017 4:58PM
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lol $1400...talk to your local shaper about what your chasing. I'm sure they can beat that by at least $500

Souwester
WA, 810 posts
17 May 2017 7:00PM
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Compression dings are a lot about the softness of the blank as opposed to just the glassing, you can put all the glass you want on a soft blank and still get the compressions.

A small amount is character on a board and standard on most PU boards, chronic compression dings are a sign of other issues with the construction of the board.

IMHO opinion hit up a local shaper, there are a few I can think of that I know use good quality blanks and the amount of local blokes riding them is testament to the construction and how well they are shaped, I know some guys that literally re-order the same board every couple of years from the same blokes.

You could get a local custom for just over half of that price, that gives you a bit to spend on good new fins, bag and put some coin towards a trip ha ha


CAUTION
WA, 1011 posts
18 May 2017 10:22AM
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yeh that price is ridiculous.
Id recommend speak to Ron who does VON boards.
He is now in Vasse, but can do runs up to perth. From surfing local perth he has some great shapes to suit beachies thru to smoking south waves.
He does PU, epoxy and varial foam. depends on ur budget but all way cheaper than 1400.
He is shaping for some great surfers now, proving he is up there.
Strength wise seems great balance of flex and strength. for example i have been kiting on one of his boards for over 3 years now and sure it has some compressions under feet (which most like) but still going strong.
check his FB or insta page, or PM me if you want his number.
sure there are local shapers here in perth, just research...
should get my new sled in few weeks, one of his new shapes. hangin!

Grantmiller1978
NSW, 20 posts
19 May 2017 10:57AM
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www.joistiksurfboards.com/the-go-to-board-the-cabsav2/
this board goes great

Grantmiller1978
NSW, 20 posts
19 May 2017 10:59AM
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CAUTION said..
yeh that price is ridiculous.
Id recommend speak to Ron who does VON boards.
He is now in Vasse, but can do runs up to perth. From surfing local perth he has some great shapes to suit beachies thru to smoking south waves.
He does PU, epoxy and varial foam. depends on ur budget but all way cheaper than 1400.
He is shaping for some great surfers now, proving he is up there.
Strength wise seems great balance of flex and strength. for example i have been kiting on one of his boards for over 3 years now and sure it has some compressions under feet (which most like) but still going strong.
check his FB or insta page, or PM me if you want his number.
sure there are local shapers here in perth, just research...
should get my new sled in few weeks, one of his new shapes. hangin!


Varial foam is ridiculously priced. I can't wait until the get the price down so I can try it.

Sandyclark
WA, 10 posts
19 May 2017 6:36PM
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Cheers,

How does the JS Blak Box 2 compare to the V3 rocket. It sounds like a a few reviews focus on the wave having to be steeper and a better shape for it to really perform, whereas the Blak Box 2 is a board for any occasion.

Surf69
WA, 841 posts
20 May 2017 8:13AM
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Sandyclark said..
Cheers,

How does the JS Blak Box 2 compare to the V3 rocket. It sounds like a a few reviews focus on the wave having to be steeper and a better shape for it to really perform, whereas the Blak Box 2 is a board for any occasion.


Box 2 is also a good board but they are different to a V3. Buying a stock or racky is great when you know what you are after and you can see and feel it in front of you, or as mentioned you know specifically what you are after. If you're not really, really sure of what you are after the you should talk to a local shaper and he'll shape what you need for where you surf regularly in the conditions you surf the most. Outside of that you'll play an expensive game trying to reach surfboard Nirvana.

mocha1
WA, 711 posts
20 May 2017 7:32PM
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My v3 goes great in all types of waves, Perth mush, Perth good, Wedge knee to waist, Wedge head+ Lombok/Bali perfectection to 2xhead
im getting another for sure
sus of JS quality/longevity....in saying that I did snap my v3 ....but was in waves too big for it not in mushy waves that shouldn't snap anything but have seen snapped JS golfball decked boards in such



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