Fishy stuff

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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby royal » Sun May 09, 2010 11:04 pm

:roll:

we all do that.... :wink:
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby royal » Sat May 22, 2010 6:44 pm

shaped, double tint, and hotcoat all today...and still had time for a surf :wink:

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got to love warm weather!
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby glide collective » Sun May 23, 2010 10:24 am

nice little fish
but whats with those pervy mirrors on the wall......
all very swinging 60s
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby royal » Sun May 23, 2010 11:08 am

glide collective wrote:but whats with those pervy mirrors on the wall......



:lol: well, if i told you 8)

this used to be used as a weight room before I moved in, and there were mirrors everywhere. I left this one on accident, as the battery died in my cordless while setting up. SInce then, it has come in handy while checking the boards while shaping. You can really see your curves - or lack of - when looking at it backwards. It's wierd though when you see yourself in it, and see all the bad habits you pick up...
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby Black » Sun May 23, 2010 12:16 pm

royal wrote:SInce then, it has come in handy while checking the boards while shaping. You can really see your curves - or lack of - when looking at it backwards. It's wierd though when you see yourself in it, and see all the bad habits you pick up...
A well known artists trick is to look at the work in a mirror to see any obvious imbalance in it, its like looking with fresh eyes.
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby royal » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:02 pm

here's one requested slightly chunkier at 6'0" going to Belfast. Double cherry tint, and custom wood fins...

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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby jp246 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:53 pm

What's the cost of that one rob? Looking for something very similar in size and shape but different colour, maybe 600 finish? Need to treat myself after another year long exam next month. :)
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:32 pm

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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby J L » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:52 pm



Legend,

and this thread still going after 2 years
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby royal » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:01 pm

2 years and still going. Surely that means something :-D

Had a great conversation recently where we were discussing design trends and the point was made that the fish craze is dying off in favor of new flavor of the month stuff. Call it mini-Sims or hulls or wide body thrusters, whatever you want. That's all good and fun, and I love it too. But, there is just something so special about a well thought out fish that is as timeless as it ever was, and will no doubt still be around after the dust settles...

There's no doubt that they're not for everyone, and all types of surfing. But the platform has proven itself repeatedly and just think where we would be without it....?

I rode my 1st ever twin keel (made on a building site!) today in some chest to OH fat then sucking the sand off the bottom dumps then fat section and can't believe it still works. And, its not even a good one. Simplicity is indeed the seed of complexity and vice versa :wink: :roll:
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby buttholesurfer » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:27 am

So true Rob, a wide templated fish will usually go well in most conditions. I've had some of my best sessions on a twin, yes it's not radical turns but anything that resembles a wave you can catch on these suckers... Surely it's all about wave count and the grin on your mug! I spoke to a guy from Cole Surfboards about the DB3 trunk board and he was saying it's all about the wide fish template that makes the board so much fun.. Short, fat and wide... Said anything over 5' 6" would get squirrely! ( not my quote)... So 5' 6" it is then. :wink:
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Re: Fishy stuff

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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby shackattack2 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:16 am

^^^^ Nice :p

buttholesurfer wrote: wide templated fish will usually go well in most conditions


As the saying goes " long and thin goes well in but its short and thick that does the trick"
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby kirk » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:20 pm

...or you could just buy one from Daniel Thomson given it's basically his design with a better tint....

sorry, just a bit sick of seeing people's work get lifted so damn fast and casually
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby royal » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:17 pm

kirk wrote:sorry, just a bit sick of seeing people's work get lifted so damn fast and casually


credit where it's due and all that...

anyone notice he took the comments off his blog too? wonder what that was about?
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby shackattack2 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:30 am

They are pretty much a carbon copy of Daniels MPH without the trademark fins. Was there a post a while back about this tail shape being patented?
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Re: Fishy stuff

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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby J L » Wed May 11, 2011 3:37 pm

3 years on and still going

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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby buttholesurfer » Wed May 11, 2011 6:03 pm

Viva la poisson!!!!!!
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby Archy_is_God » Wed May 11, 2011 9:03 pm

Think I meant to post that on the 'Modern Twin' thread, but arrived here by accident :oops:

Never mind - tis a top thread :-)
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby coxie » Sun May 15, 2011 2:42 pm

Knocked this little 5'11 fish out this morning. Wont be glassing it for a couple of days as i can't decide what colour to go for so have left the final tail foiling to avoid breakages.
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby royal » Mon May 16, 2011 3:28 am

Nice looking board cox. Bautiful outline!

I'll be back on Wednesday, working out of fluid juice if you want some help with the classing - not saying you wont do a great job on your own.
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby Archy_is_God » Mon May 16, 2011 7:10 am

Like that a lot 8)

What are the rest of the dims mate?
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby coxie » Mon May 16, 2011 6:22 pm

5'11 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4 mate took the day off to glass it. Didn't really feel like a day off for some reason :?
Not my template by the way, but when something nice comes through the workshop and there's a bit of hardboard laying around i cant help myself.
Bet it won't go as well as the real thing :wink: Ply keels to follow
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby Mirky_Splatt » Mon May 16, 2011 6:41 pm

From the rooftops and living rooms of C. London

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. . . the guy waited until I had glassed the fucking thing before he decided that he wanted boxes instead of glass ons alas tonight I ruin a perfectly good glass job.
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby usedtobe69 » Mon May 16, 2011 6:44 pm

coxie wrote:5'11 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4 mate took the day off to glass it. Didn't really feel like a day off for some reason :?
Not my template by the way, but when something nice comes through the workshop and there's a bit of hardboard laying around i cant help myself.
Bet it won't go as well as the real thing :wink: Ply keels to follow
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2 3/4"!! cough...too may pies...cough.cough. :thumbright:









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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby coxie » Mon May 16, 2011 7:11 pm

At least i don't feel the cold like you skinny buggers :lol:
On the down side i don't cope with walking up hills or resisting cake too well.
Rather go thicker than longer, 2 3/4 is a rough guess as i dont do numbers :wink:
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby Archy_is_God » Mon May 16, 2011 9:08 pm

coxie wrote:Rather go thicker than longer,

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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby Archy_is_God » Mon May 16, 2011 9:10 pm

Mirky_Splatt wrote:From the rooftops and living rooms of C. London

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. . . the guy waited until I had glassed the fucking thing before he decided that he wanted boxes instead of glass ons alas tonight I ruin a perfectly good glass job.

That looks nice too, Mirky. Feeling a bit of keel envy coming on :bounce:
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Re: Fishy stuff

Postby buttholesurfer » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:03 pm

Due too the lack of fishy-goodness , I'm getting this thread to the top.. As all this longboard talk is wonderful but you can't beat the fun of a twin... so tomorrow I'll post up some pics of my twins in glorious techno colour.
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