Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Poo Stance » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:39 pm

yeah, think I posted them up a while back.

Guessing you'd need to ride them from the nose the whole time. Looks like spin out city though.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby dada » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:57 pm

Archy,in 1966,holmesey surfboards had a Sidewinder model,this had two pronounced side flutes approx a quarter of the board length up from the tail,sorry i cant remember who shaped for them,La jolla surfboards also had a swallowtail ontheir superboard. What goes round comes round!!!!! Cheers Dada.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Kirk3 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:59 pm

I'm going to say that with yer lateral stabilizers up under the front foot and not an f-ing thing on the back other than some sculptural rails to hold it in place, the ride would be an interesting one- the front would be a brute to turn and the last couple of feet would be all over the place? Someone's got to try this stuff though, otherwise how will we ever know if it works? Or doesn't in this case I'm guessing.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby dada » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:31 pm

Hi Archie,Sorry,i didnt realise it was an old thread,thought i had pulled up last page.Senile old fool!!!!! Cheers Dada
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Archy_is_God » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:41 pm

dada - you legend!

That little conundrum was bugging me for ages, although I'm sure another shaper was doing it around the same time as well....

Anyway, this is the Holmesy:

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Good work!

Not too sure on the science in the last paragraph of the marketing spiel though.... :x

:-) :-)
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Chris F » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:32 pm

Good article in latest white lines mag (March issue - no 108) about oddball and wierdo snowboard designs, some of which are surfboard inspired. Worth a read as a change from surf mags.

http://whitelines.mpora.com/featured-ar ... -2013.html
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Poo Stance » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:23 pm

Nice. Wouldnt mind seeing some clips of them being riden.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Chris F » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:48 am

Me too. Some mad shapes. Wouldn't mind a shotty either.

I think it said in the article that a lot of the Absinthe Films productions have a clip or two.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvd8BB1JfLk

Apologies for hijacking thread, but it's not a million miles off topic.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Kirk3 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:38 pm

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby roberdy » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:24 pm

^^ Must've been fun to glass!! Rad looking design though, I would try to contribute some meaningful nugget about hydrodynamics but frankly I wouldn't be fooling anyone!
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Poo Stance » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:40 pm

Resurrect time...

Don't know the fella so sorry for posting your mug up on the interweb but you have an interesting board.

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby dixie » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:18 pm

its one of tim stafford's (just bonzers) asymetric jobbies

he builds em nice alright ...from cornwall/devon border area

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Archy_is_God » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:10 pm

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Philshoz » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:13 am

Archy_is_God wrote:Image


A Mccallum judging by the glassed in dollar bill (which I think looks odd btw )

Wow, that rail could slice your man bits right off, ouch :shock:
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:58 am

A re-shape of a blank a mate had already started working on.

Went with an incut fish as they have a bit of heritage in these parts, with Rob Lion and Mark Dickinson working with this shape fairly extensively.

5'6" x 20" x 2 3/4"

Single concave to spiral vee. S decked, full length chined rails.

Foam pressed logo.

Will be glassed with a khaki green tint.

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby JayP » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:00 pm

Love that foam pressed logo. Very neat - does it lose visibility much through the glass?
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:21 pm

JayP wrote:Love that foam pressed logo. Very neat - does it lose visibility much through the glass?


First time I've tried it so no idea yet. With the tint is should show up pretty well. Will post pics when its glassed.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby hentex » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:56 pm

Nah they look really good through the glass, my Thomas has that, deeper resin looking darker as it lightens up to cloth level. Its classy!
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Archy_is_God » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:25 pm

Looks really, really nice Matt
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Postby Kirk3 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:15 pm

Looks great, and some pics of it glassed and done would be nice....
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:38 pm

Thanks.

Hotcoated today.

Think it's going to get a polish finish.

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby steveo100 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:47 pm

Good work!!
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby JayP » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:38 pm

tynemouthmatt wrote:Thanks.

Hotcoated today.

Think it's going to get a polish finish.

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Love that. Really nice tint. Very nice .
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:07 pm

Decided a wetsanded finish would look better.

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Kirk3 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:24 pm

Honestly a great looking board Matt, and I think sidecuts are a totally valid design- since getting on those Mackies I really haven't surfed a 'standard' fish since. I don't think we'll need a ride report, the guy is going to be utterly stoked with that!
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:43 pm

Thanks Kirk.

I was in Ulladulla for 2 weeks when I was 15, before I surfed. I actually first tried to bodyboard at Mollymook.

Never realised it was a hub for kneeboarding and board design.

Have family further up the coast so hope to come back one day.

Would love to surf a Mackie fish.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby JayP » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:18 am

Really like that Matt. Very very nice. That tint is beautiful and the whole thing just works. Even the Mrs caught me looking at it and said " Wow what a beauty, I love it. It looks just like a fish! It looks just like a fish!" That's praise for you as she normally just rolls her eyes and says "looking at boards again are we?" :lol:
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Kirk3 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:35 pm

Matt that's brilliant, if you get back over that way definitely head down and look Mick up- he'll undoubtedly have a couple of interesting things lying around you can surf! Hopefully bringing a 3 or 4 Mackies up in June for an event in France, but I'm going to try and leave a couple with friends in Cornwall. Be awesome to get Mick up there himself, have him shape a run of boards and enjoy the local brews and waves- that'll be the next project maybe!
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby bing » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:23 am

That green incut Matt did was for me, had a few pals who have had similar and when looking at the hacked up blank I'd started on we were unsure of what to go for. So stoked on the whole process, we drew with pencil not mouse, used templates that have worked for other boards, discussed ideas and refined them by eye and Matts knowledge. I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like, Matt was super receptive and did a great job with the glasswork.

When he dropped it round the other day, there was a little chart for a bit further down the coast. Couple of foot or so we'd spotted so we went down hopeful for a session. It was pretty small, around 2, 2/12 foot and mellow, most people were riding mals and scoring some cruisey waves. After a few getting used to it, I realised I was sat not too far in from them, my wife was on a 9'6 and I was on a 5'6 and we were going for the same waves, pretty nuts really. Seems to pick up waves nicely, its super loose so you have to surf it proactively, get it on a rail, stay in the pocket, not necessarily pump though.

Tide dropped, a well known sort of sand semi reef right started to work, I walked down there to join 2/3 other guys on a lot punchier, more shapley and slightly bigger peaks, a few closing out not perfect but pretty good. Locked into 2/3 super nice ones, powerful bottom turns, quick adjustments, one or two nice turns that felt fast. The board just seemed to be able to handle quick movements on critical parts of the waves. Close out hacks were a blast! At one point i managed to dig my foot in as I popped up a bit squiffy (still getting used to the fact its 6" smaller than my normal board), fully stalled, rose to top of wave and then hacked it back in and took off down the line again, something I cant imagine my other fish doing. I felt like we were forced to take a gamble on the rocker due to the blank Matt was working with, its a little flatter than it might have been, but actually, its small enough to take drops and as its a bit flatter, you can get in a bit earlier so it all balances out and makes for a faster ride.

My go-to 'shortboard' is a 6' Empire Jeckyl Quad, I like it, great board. It always seemed to have more drive than I needed, couldn't seem to put it places I wanted to sometimes, couldn't quite get the minute adjustments you need to get the most out of a wave but I feel super confident and comfortable on it, really enjoy surfing it. I've now given sole use of it to my wife, I honestly don't see myself surfing it now I have the incut. If she doesn't like it, it'll be up for sale. Can't wait for the next swell, really want to get it on a nice clean left with a little more size. I couldn't recommend one more, get Matt to do you one, they totally work!
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