Stan wrote:See Randy Raricks review of Roys board after he,d ridden one in some head high waves its the only review of Roys boards you need to see
Roy Stuart wrote:Stan wrote:See Randy Raricks review of Roys board after he,d ridden one in some head high waves its the only review of Roys boards you need to see
The guy is a kook and he fell off four out of six waves while trying to ride the board from the tail like a mal, his review means absolutely nothing.
that design has been proven countless times in waves up to 4 times overhead and it is so far ahead of any of the regular longboards that it's ridiculous.
I know, whereas you lot merely guess on the basis of BS assumptions.
mister-griffster wrote:As for the Vaqueros - an absolutely stunning board - i nearly succumbed to Adam's charms a couple of years back and almost plumbed for the 6'6 he had, but wind is always a factor when surfing most welsh breaks and it seems that anything hull-y benefits from cleaned and lined up, and while I'd love to ride one I'm not quite in the market for it at the mo - same with the McCoy Nugget - I would love to try one (especially as I love riding pig's) but again will shelve for another day.
But can't say that I will be going down Roy's route, I only have the one house to mortgage so probably couldn't afford anyway, but a 10 footer that you can pop up on the nose of (how tall have you got to be for that, 8'6?) grab a rail and take a 12ft drop not only seem slightly dubious but obviously outweighs my meagre talents
royal wrote:for my money, if I wanted a traditional log for big surf, I'd be looking at boards built by guys that actually took heavy logs out in big surf..
Phil Edwards style boards come to mind, not saying you have to get an original of course...
Wide point forward, or center, slight down rail with an edge in the tail for release - remember edges DO NOT create hold/bite like the popular myth. They release cleanly for control. Pulled in tail and nose, and a width around 21ish. No need for super wide outlines when you got power on tap...
flacky wrote:Just because you can see something, doesn't mean you understand it...
I'm just watching Tom Wegener on a similarly mis shaped longboard on a bloody big wave on Siestas And Olas...
Well how bout that... He made the wave.
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