Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Cuttlefish » Thu May 30, 2013 9:18 pm

Bigjohn wrote:As always Roy, the board looks beautiful and is a thing of beauty even if it never gets ridden.
However, what in the name of all that is sacred posessed you to stick that sodding great yacht water filler cap in the middle of the deck?! Is it there to stub your toe on as you cross step to the nose?
Seriously though, there are many much nicer and lower profile metal drain bungs available. For the price of the board, I would expect to see a purpose made machined stainless bung, not some mass produced tank cap from a chandlery catalogue .

I like these ones.
Custom look all the way.
If the board gets sold then the customer can decide why model to run with to suit their individual taste and skill level.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NOVELTY-SINK ... 0952744802
There's even one for the mighty dragon model and this one would be a toss up inbetween the floating pig or the ducky with the crown.
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Roy Stuart » Thu May 30, 2013 9:43 pm

Bigjohn wrote:It's ok Roy, I know you're not a fan of running up and down boards.
Seriously though, for not a lot of money you could get something really unique and sexy machined up to do the same job, maybe with a little cast insert that's made out bronze? It'd be so much more classy than a water tank filler cap especially on such a valuable board that I assume will be sold.


I like it the way it is:

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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Roy Stuart » Thu May 30, 2013 9:46 pm

Dave Duffin and Kurt Oram visited for a couple of days and put this together:

http://vimeo.com/67269656
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby coxie » Thu May 30, 2013 10:29 pm

Nice little vid that Roy. Looks like a nice part of the world to live in too.
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby flacky » Thu May 30, 2013 11:22 pm

I tip my hat sir. You're much more amiable on film than you are on a forum, I guess we all are, I hope.

Nice film. Was that Raglan way?

Get's to the part where it's clearly Raglan... ;)
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Philchapman » Fri May 31, 2013 12:27 pm

Nice film that.... Good effort all round.
I'll be watching that again.
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Philchapman » Fri May 31, 2013 6:50 pm

.....one thought has been bothering me though....

How on earth did you score the point that empty?!
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby defever » Fri May 31, 2013 7:40 pm

and do you drive the white bus everywhere?

Congratulations on your success in life.
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Roy Stuart » Fri May 31, 2013 7:50 pm

I only drive it to places that I choose to go to, everywhere would take too long, but yes the bus is my transport. When at home we almost always walk everywhere as it's such a small town.

Getting the point like that was possible thanks to the magicseaweed surf report and cunning board design.
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby swiggy » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:49 pm

I enjoyed that video, kind of see a different side to this guy who seems to love arguing online. I ride shortboards 98% of the time and I know I've argued with you over the years, but I do admire you doing your own thing, sticking to your guns, and no mistaking the craftsmanship in your boards. If everybody just copied everybody else the world would be an incredibly shit place
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Nick... » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:57 pm

"most people subscribe to the idea that surfing is fun" that made me chuckle.
I liked the video though, a lot to think about in there too. Good stuff,
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Philshoz » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:47 am

Happy Birthday Roy............ :-)
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby mountain man » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:39 pm

Philchapman wrote:.....one thought has been bothering me though....

How on earth did you score the point that empty?!



Cause the waves were tiny maybe?
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Back to Top » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:51 pm

Happy Birthday Roy.

Nice video and you dont appear to be as mad as a box of frogs after all (on film anyway!! :wink: )

I thought the comment "I didnt think they would be accepted" talking about making your early boards was quite interesting.
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Roy Stuart » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:42 am

Here's the new board being ridden this past Monday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGtVI0ifyFs
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby zboy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:10 pm

thanks for posting the vid,11 children take my hat off to you.dont think i could manage one.hot kurl looks lush,something about a wood board that looks so right. :-D :-)
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Pablo » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:03 pm

Roy Stuart wrote:Dave Duffin and Kurt Oram visited for a couple of days and put this together:

http://vimeo.com/67269656


Vid is great and the board looks like a work of art!
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Roy Stuart » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:32 pm

Thanks very much. It's great to be short boarding again. :wink:
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby mountain man » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:46 am

Roy Stuart wrote:Here's the new board being ridden this past Monday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGtVI0ifyFs


Nice waves. How come you're wearing a leash? Good to see but didn't think you needed one...
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Roy Stuart » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:19 pm

I lost the new Hotkurl in tiny surf due to a hasty wax job and it was trashed on the rocks at high tide, it took me a few weeks to get it back into good as new shape.

So, I thought I'd wear a leash, the first time for 20 years. I'm quite enjoying it actually. The shape seems to handle the leash quite well i.e. it doesn't 'kite' at least in the smallish waves I've been riding. I'm going to remove the rail saver though and use something more streamlined.
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Re: Building the 'Hotkurl' 10'5"

Postby Roy Stuart » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:05 pm

Here we go again, another Monday on the 10'5":

http://youtu.be/pMiqPHCd1OM

:-)
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