Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby flacky » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:34 am

VillageIdiot wrote:Maybe someone should organize a hull surfing anti-competition. Whereby, the less you do the more points you get.



:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby Jory » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:08 pm

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That's hulls for me in one picture!!

On the log front, sadly despite my prodding him, Randall isn't shaping at all at the moment. That board is influenced by the Mctavish involvement boards but is actually Neil's version of the boards Dane Peterson rides at the moment since they are real good friends. If you watch dp in film recently (google cobblestone slipperies) he has a pair of revelation logs shaped by a Japanese guy that are similar
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby flacky » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:56 pm

DP defies science. So big yet so so smooth.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby mister-griffster » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:22 pm

As a wise man once said 'the rail is your friend' - bury it deep and get rewarded ;)

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Maybe someone should organize a hull surfing anti-competition. Whereby, the less you do the more points you get.
- yep, a transcendental experience - like mind surfing :wink: It's a bit like all those guys on 5'10' sat on the inside at my local - they seem to do a lot of mind surfing too - they paddle in - sit around for 2-3 hours, then paddle out - I bet they were shredding in their heads :lol:

As for a hipster meet - it would have to be Hull, wouldn''t it?
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby browncurtains » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:03 am

VillageIdiot wrote:Maybe someone should organize a hull surfing anti-competition. Whereby, the less you do the more points you get.


Booomm!

Great to see the 'Hull' community rally round and support Hull as it goes for city of culture status for 2017.
Lets call the event 'East riding'...

mister-griffster wrote:As a wise man once said 'the rail is your friend' - bury it deep and get rewarded ;)

Sure agree with that sentiment for any board.

Be interested in the views from any sub 30 'Hullsters' who are out there?

i have a feeling the comp would be purely a vets event? (said the kettle/ to the pot) ;) )
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby tynemouthmatt » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:11 am

browncurtains wrote:
Be interested in the views from any sub 30 'Hullsters' who are out there?

i have a feeling the comp would be purely a vets event? (said the kettle/ to the pot) ;) )


I would be up for a comp, I'm under 30 too!

I have had/made a couple of hull variations, but never a proper one...it's possibly next on the list.
Living in desolate North I've never had the opportunity to get my hands on one, so would be shaped just based on internet pics & advice.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby horseman » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:08 am

flacky wrote:I got into hulls looking for a board that would ride a certain way, even tried to make it myself. Naused it up terribly. I'm not fit enough, and don't surf enough to ride performance type boards, and to be honest could never be bothered with the boards available that needed me to put in so much effort. I had a 6'2 lost thruster that I loved, it was so good underfoot, could push as hard as I could, and it stuck, turned at will top or bottom, but such hard work. Finally spoke to Tim Mason while I was buying a log from his old shop Perfect Trim, and hulls came up as he had just started looking at them.

For me, the joy is in the simplicity. You paddle, drop, trim, you have to nurse them a little, but bend your knees, release pressure and it rises to the top of the wave as if it were floating on air, push down and you swoop back down with such a feeling... They make a sound while the boards rails cut further and further into the wave face, there's no need for pumping. It's not exciting, there's no thrill, it just feels nice.

Anyway, Here's mine. 6'10 & 9'4. Rails are beautiful. They look so simple. And having had a crack at making one, I can see where I went wrong. I would be happy if every board I own from now has a rolled bottom. The orange one is the Squire I've got. Again, rolled bottom. And again, an absolute joy to ride in small surf.

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is that the mason square tail hull with vee before the fin? how does it surf?
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby Ferral » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:11 am

Seeing that picture of MP - has anyone ridden a hull like that? Sub six foot hulls really intrigue me, one day I'll be able to afford one!
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby flacky » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:23 pm

horseman wrote:is that the mason square tail hull with vee before the fin? how does it surf?


The short one? Don't think it's vee'd. Tail's pretty flat. I love it. Probably my favourite board I've had, and there's been a few!
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby horseman » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:25 pm

Does the rounded square hook into the turns more than a rounded tail even when turning from the middle of the board whats it like to cut back?
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby horseman » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:27 pm

horseman wrote:Does the rounded square hook into the turns more than a rounded tail even when turning from the middle of the board whats it like to cut back?

Still flowy?
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby flacky » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:01 pm

Mucho flowy, I'd guess the squarer tail was put in because we don't all live at Rincon or Malibu. Cutbacks are smooth, you can lean back into them, it's very light underfoot, so and surprisingly agile off the tail. I've mainly surfed it at beach breaks, and it's been great fun. There's definitley a bit of bite from the squarer tail. My old 8' Hull was pure round, and was much more typical, not ideal on beaches either.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby horseman » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:51 pm

Thanks for that flacky, i dont live at rincon either but wana hull. It is by mr mason isnt it.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby flacky » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:40 pm

Yep. He's contactable on Facebook. Under Masonsurfboards. If you're only 50/50, it's a tough call to speak to him, because you'll be at least 90/10 after you do so... Super infectious guy.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby horseman » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:04 am

When did you get it? Is it a particular model of his?
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby flacky » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:45 pm

It's a vee bottom hull, apparently! I've had it a year now.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby horseman » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:30 pm

It is the same board ive been salivating over, good to get some info from someone who owns one and can compare it to a liddle roundtail. Can it be used as a daily driver moreso than the liddle? I read they handle choppy surf better than a regular hull. Whats it best in? What cant you use it in?
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby flacky » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:48 pm

My old round tail wasn't a liddle, it was a Hullaballoo, so I think it's gleaned from Paul Gross templates. I don't surf often enough to go into depth, I just find it suits what I want to get out of a board. I've never found chop to be a problem on any hull, For me they like a bit of bounce in the wave, as much as a glassy wall.

I speak to Tim a fair bit on noseybook and via email, but wouldn't speak for him, he may or may not still be making these. I don't think I'd buy one off anyone else over here though, he's certainly done the legwork on them. Noseybook. Masonsurfboards. even just for boardporn it's worth a like... The Andreini look a heap of fun too, I know a lad who has a vacquero. Got my name on it if he moves it.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby horseman » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:26 pm

Thanks flacky good info, nice quiver.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby flacky » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:35 pm

It's all a bit one track, but the views are nice.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby flacky » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:39 pm

The orange board has gone, replaced with a Dewey Weber noserider and Theres a Lis fish too for mushy beaches.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby horseman » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:24 pm

I got me one of them thar mason lis fish, also got a empire single fin diamondtail shortboard a walden mini magic body board and a hand plane.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby hentex » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:34 am

Well boys all i have to say is, these boards are the way forward if your into FUN Smooth and fast surfing. What a blast! grin from ear 2 ear every wave without fail. Of course i have a feeling they depend on wave quality alot more than multi fin boards, but that is still to be put to the test in this country so i could be talking HORSE SHIT... fingers crossed!
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby ears » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:41 pm

No.. I think you are absolutely right.. When conditions start to worsen the hulls kind of follow suit.. In clean waves big or small they are an absolute joy to ride. In messy onshore stuff you want something thats a bit more predictable. The hull will still find any cleanish sections to play with but you can't 'get them going' like you can other more user friendly boards. I rode my point breaker for most of the last week or so and i had a couple of sessions where i was wishing i had something else to ride but the moment the swell cleaned up (last thursday morning being a perfect example) i was reminded exactly why i love the feel of them so much :-D
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby mrkmrk2842 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:42 pm

ears... you are a hull legend... knew you couldn't resist...
seriously though - you're probably more qualified than anyone to comment on hulls and I'd have to wholeheartedly agree with the point made... you can ride them in junk, but why would you? (unless you'd just run your other board over making it impossible to use all week :roll: :oops: )
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby ears » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:34 pm

HA!! How dare you suggest that a man of my stature would run over his surfboards... :oops:

In fairness i am simply regurgitating the conversation we were having the other day.
Having spent a lot of time on a lot of different hulls mrkmrk knows them inside out and has taken a lot of time to share his knowledge of them with me for which i am very grateful!

Seriously though, what kind of bellend starts the day by running over his boards... :lol:
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby Philshoz » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:14 am

horseman wrote:I got me one of them thar mason lis fish, also got a empire single fin diamondtail shortboard a walden mini magic body board and a hand plane.


That's a nice selection right there........... 8)
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby zboy » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:36 am

Ferral wrote:Seeing that picture of MP - has anyone ridden a hull like that? Sub six foot hulls really intrigue me, one day I'll be able to afford one!


ive a 5.9 hull semi displacement at first i thought it was a mini sims, but asking questions from the shaper it is as mentioned. i use as my step up board so it come's out when it's really really good it gets in early, it buttery smooth, the cleaner the wave the smoother the ride very little input from me stand mid board and it jus goes through the gears but move back and foot between the the twin fins you can get some serious turns in.then i use my other 4.11 mini sims for a laugh in overhead conditions any where reefs points and beachies :-)
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby Ferral » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:06 pm

Cheers Zboy - I was really talking about one with a nice big single fin. I made a 5'7 (flat bottom) stubbie a few years ago and put a big flexfin in it. Its awfully shaped and glassed but it intrigued me about he idea of a more refined, hully version.
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Re: Hull or Grimsby in disguise?

Postby rodent » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:50 pm

Got a loan of an 8 ft hull, any tips for surfing them for the first time
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