Albacore finless... for travel

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Albacore finless... for travel

Postby jago25_98 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:40 pm

Just seen this board.... hmmmzzzz....

One thing though - can it be easier to travel with and catch more variation of waves... ?
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby Philshoz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:07 am

A very technical ride, unless you are Derek Hynd. So not really the best thing to travel with.

I imagine you would still be hit for excess baggage also..........
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby jago25_98 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:46 am

yeah I figured it's probably very difficult.

makes me wonder if there's a way round the baggage restrictions. it's not just the charges though, it's the lugging it round... alright for a week but drives you mad if you travel constantly.

those inflatable bodyboard things are doable but I like to stand...

hmm
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby defever » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:18 pm

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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby Cuttlefish » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:50 am

They are an absolute blast. Ride em prone or standing up. Start the ride prone then get to your feet, wipeout and laugh.
Pull into micro tubes and laugh.
Go over the falls tangled up with the board and still laugh.
Cheap, awesome fun and great for those who aren't surfing just for show.
Tell the baggage handlers its a bodyboard.
No dings to fix.
Wegener's blog has plenty of shots of an albacore being ridden in Indo.
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby jago25_98 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:08 am

You guys should have mentioned:
http://store.magicseaweed.com/Catch-Sur ... tem/15395/

This is within the 1.5m limit I've found often (but not always) for courier quotes that then come at ~£70. There is also a limit around that size for small airlines in very out of the way places.

Personally I'd want to try one out first though and I've never seen one of these in the flesh. How much does the guy in their youtube ad weigh I wonder
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby majordom » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:23 am

surf mat!

you need fins tho and they are heavy
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby jago25_98 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:35 pm

majordom wrote:surf mat!

you need fins tho and they are heavy


yeah totally but I like to stand. regards fins I was thinking trying to make some shin fins... not easy but the price for the real deal is real annoying

the one is pretty cool though
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby mrkmrk2842 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:07 pm

got a pair of as new shin fins you can have for £15 delivered.... bought ages ago and never used.
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby griggo » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:52 pm

"got a pair of as new shin fins you can have for £15 delivered.... bought ages ago and never used."
PM'd you.
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby jago25_98 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:56 pm

mrkmrk2842 wrote:got a pair of as new shin fins you can have for £15 delivered.... bought ages ago and never used.


that's a shame, i would have given £20

still would love to make my own though
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby Cuttlefish » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:43 am

jago25_98 wrote:You guys should have mentioned:
http://store.magicseaweed.com/Catch-Sur ... tem/15395/

This is within the 1.5m limit I've found often (but not always) for courier quotes that then come at ~£70. There is also a limit around that size for small airlines in very out of the way places.

Personally I'd want to try one out first though and I've never seen one of these in the flesh. How much does the guy in their youtube ad weigh I wonder

I'm 50 yrs old and weigh 92 kgs and the 36 litre 5'6" is easy to catch waves on. However...
I was talking to Tom about making a slightly wider, longer one to make it even easier for big old units like myself.
He's keen to make that happen btw.
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Re: Albacore finless... for travel

Postby jago25_98 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:34 am

Cuttlefish wrote:
jago25_98 wrote:You guys should have mentioned:
http://store.magicseaweed.com/Catch-Sur ... tem/15395/

This is within the 1.5m limit I've found often (but not always) for courier quotes that then come at ~£70. There is also a limit around that size for small airlines in very out of the way places.

Personally I'd want to try one out first though and I've never seen one of these in the flesh. How much does the guy in their youtube ad weigh I wonder

I'm 50 yrs old and weigh 92 kgs and the 36 litre 5'6" is easy to catch waves on. However...
I was talking to Tom about making a slightly wider, longer one to make it even easier for big old units like myself.
He's keen to make that happen btw.


I think I'm about 75kg, need to check :p
so maybe I'd be alright with the shorter one

boards should have a buoyancy or weight guide! I can understand why they don't though - shapers probably think that would reduce the chances of a sale.... i think that could be misguided
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