browncurtains wrote:am sold on the whole 'hull' influence and applications in shorter shapes
but yep , am still intrigued to try the feel of a mid length hull........
but i would want to be able to sink a good hard turn if the section in front allows, so reckon it would have to be a blend.
a single ? or maybe a twonzer.
Makes me think if they feel so good mid length, (and given i think most of you who have replied ride 'classic influence' ? logs too, )
why not ride a hull 9' up too, and keep the benefits? as well as cross step / nose ride etc... or are these classic hulls just to much when they get too long?
i am guessing you can get your logs to blending some of those features?
ears wrote:Jory nails it.. (as he tends to do!). I've had a fair few over th last couple if years..I've had a lot of variations mainly from andreini with dbl concave or vee in the tail and have strayed quite far from liddles original criteria.. However I've gone right back to the source and got an out and out hull - liddle pointbreaker but its never going to be a daily driver or it could be but on the understanding it won't always light up like it would in optimum conditions. I've had an andreini Sam and an owl pig and never really got on with either.. Great boards but not one thing or the other. Currently riding a larmo shaped Phil Edwards 9' x 22x 3 16.5 nose.. It's hands down one of the best boards I've ridden.. It's right on the cusp oftoo small for me at 5'11 180lbs but I just love it. Nimble, great trimmer that turns on a dime and will handle some juice.. I used to ride bigger logs but the hulls killed my interest in them as they all felt really cumbersome. This one however feels as exciting as a hull to ride but is way more predictable. Great board. Still, I'll always choose a hull if the conditions are there.. As jory says, they're ace!!
hentex wrote:Mines ready for my Maldivian adventures
- but that's selling it short. If the potential to surf at mach 10 is not exciting then what is - you will NEVER want for speed on a hull because it has little resistance. Most boards work in 'tension' with some design feature offsetting the failure of another - the hull just doen't have that - it's all designed to work in harmony. For me they're real exciting because of how they feel - sure, the photogs shooting from the beach are never going to make you their cover shot - but what's going on in the inner experience is very hard to be rivalled. Peeps don't take drugs for how they make you look, and a hull is a full on addiction.It's not exciting, there's no thrill, it just feels nice.
mister-griffster wrote: Flacky - If you;re after something bladey that will noseride then either look to the aussies - what they were doing in 66' (as Jory's gorgeous board proves - based on a McTavish I believe) was bang on the money for me, and Neil turns out a nice board. Or look to Brian Hilbers shapes.
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