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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:44 pm

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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:45 pm

The post above will not make sense unless you look at Matt's board on the previous page :D
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby tynemouthmatt » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:03 pm

Archy_is_God wrote:Yum


cheers Archy, shame I've just fucked it. decided tail was a touch too thick after I'd sealed the eps.

should not of tried to re-shape :knob:
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby kayu » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:07 pm

tynemouthmatt wrote:
Archy_is_God wrote:Yum


cheers Archy, shame I've just fucked it. decided tail was a touch too thick after I'd sealed the eps.

should not of tried to re-shape :knob:
Ive commited that sin more than once before... :lol: ......any chance of vaccing a 1/2" thick inlay of EPS over the tail area ?.... it worked OK for me Matt...... :idea:
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby tynemouthmatt » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:15 pm

kayu wrote:
tynemouthmatt wrote:
Archy_is_God wrote:Yum


cheers Archy, shame I've just fucked it. decided tail was a touch too thick after I'd sealed the eps.

should not of tried to re-shape :knob:
Ive commited that sin more than once before... :lol: ......any chance of vaccing a 1/2" thick inlay of EPS over the tail area ?.... it worked OK for me Matt...... :idea:


Cut it in half and binned it.
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Roy Stuart » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:06 am

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Re: mid-lengths

Postby mils » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:29 am

Hi chaps, been reading this thread with interest. I'm looking at one of these

http://www.a1surf.com/images/classifieds/large/8309.jpg

Probably 6'8" to 7' but mine will have side bites.

My question is; what is the difference between a thruster set up and a single fin with side bites?

I like single fins but want the drive of a thruster as well. Any thoughts welcome!
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby mils » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:14 pm

Oh well, it's done now. Bought myself a really nicely shaped and California glassed Marmadillo from Nine plus. It has a single with two side bites, almost bonzer like concaves and at 6'4" and 20.5" should be a whole lot more fun than the McCoy Zot that I traded in for it.
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby mils » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:39 am

If anyone is still following this thread, what size single fin for this as a 2+1?
I have borrowed a true Ames 6.5" off my bonzer in the short term and it held fine in overhead surf last week.
Additionally if I fancy going purely single fin, what size would you recommend?
Board is 6'4" x 20 x 2 5/8
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby flacky » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:57 am

As a single I'd go for a 8" 4a, with sides a 7" 4a
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Archy_is_God » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:01 am

Yep what Flacky said, don't go too small
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby mils » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:44 am

Thanks chaps, that's sort of what I was thinking which means I probably need to let my 9" flex fin go!
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:50 pm

Archy_is_God wrote:
Archy_is_God wrote:They are not particularly trendy and people tend to move on from them, which is why they are sidelined a bit IMO, but a thoughtfully designed one can be versatile and work well.

They used to be quite popular small wave boards here and in Oz in the early-mid nineties and some guys can still make a good fist of shaping a mini mal. Unfortunately, because of the main user demographic, there's a lot of crap out there as the 'discerning eye' is never really cast over them to scrutinise whether the bloody things work well, so any old crap gets bought and surfed! :lol:


Just spotted that Paul Hutchinson is shaping a few thruster-finned minimals recently, with neon flame sprays, no less..... a resurgence maybe??


Vouch, complete with 80s flame spray! I am weirdly attracted to this board for some reason.... fluro wettie, orange Zinka and some Webz should set the whole package off :lol:

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Gulfsteam have just had a run of minimals going into stock too. They are less, er, garish than the Vouch above and are probably a whole lot of fun to surf if you can drop the 'minimal=kook' baggage
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby VillageIdiot » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:14 pm

After getting out-flanked by loggers at Saunton on thursday..........I'm seriously considering this !! :D
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Black » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:33 pm

Needs a couple of dual chrome tunnel fins to finish it off proper like! :lol:
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Roy Stuart » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:46 am

Part two of the eight foot quiver, this time with the wide point forward:

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Re: mid-lengths

Postby spewing » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:58 am

Some nice looking boards as always Roy.

Are they still parallel profile?
How are you geting on with the 3D glass, especially the laps?
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Roy Stuart » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:35 am

Thanks Spewing.

These 8 footers are parallel profile, all but: there's a tiny bit of fore and aft taper and a smidgin of deck roll as well. About 1/4" nose to tail.

These are double 10oz deck and bottom, 10oz is not the easiest but is a breeze compared with the 3d glass. On that score I have one 9'5" complete and another 9'5" underway. Both have been a major challenge to do as the glass only drapes when bent across the roll, so bending around rails results in all sorts of shenanigans as the cloth folds like carboard instead of draping.

I've been butt joining at the turn of the rail rather than lapping. Tension across the cloth tends to reduce the gap between layers s creating undulations across the board... big ones :shock: :? but nothing that an insane amount of coating, sanding and fairing can't fix.

Fortunately I wanted a weight over 20 pounds so could afford to add some top coats for fairing purposes. It's a mind bender having to reshape the board after glassing but that has been the reality. I also made life difficult by deciding to resin tint. The results are pretty far out.

I'm going to get another roll of 3d glass at some point, but from another manufacturer whose cloth is properly drapeable.

The 3d glassed boards are incredibly tough, and I've been enjoying a few waves on the first 9-5. It's quite sought after by my boys as it's such an incredible paddler and wave catcher and is easy to ride.

There's a wave on video with the 9'5" on this page: https://www.facebook.com/roy.stuart.12

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Re: mid-lengths

Postby kayu » Sat May 02, 2015 5:38 am

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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Roy Stuart » Sun May 24, 2015 5:47 am

Got this one wet and then had to part with it:

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Re: mid-lengths

Postby kayu » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:53 am

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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Roy Stuart » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:21 am

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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:04 pm

Roundpin quad tweaked Minimal thingy from Gulfstream :-)

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7'5" x 21 1/4" x 3" and foiled out
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Jory » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:16 pm

Lovely quad egg there mate! Should be fun!
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby Archy_is_God » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:29 am

Jory wrote:Lovely quad egg there mate! Should be fun!

Cheers! It was an unexpected opportunity to order one, so I took advantage :D

Asked him to tweak the usual Minimal design - pull the nose and drop the rocker a touch and draw a rounded pin out of the tail.... I suppose it's more 'Speed - Egg' than Minimal now.....

Ride report later this week if the waves cooperate 8)
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Re: mid-lengths

Postby ears » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:39 pm

Looks a belter that Archy! Be keen to hear how it rides.. Cheers :-D
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