McCoy Nuggets

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby kayu » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:14 am

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby monosurfer » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:51 am

Arr..yes..that is it. Sorry about being a wordy prick to you once before Kayu :roll: ...but on the subject of McCoy..is the nice looking new twinny the go ? It looks pretty sweet , and is a loaded dome or more conventional ?
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby nawgy1979 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:34 pm

I'm selling my Lazor Zap (Surftech) in the for sale section if any one is intereted + Pancho Sullivan fins.

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby kayu » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:55 am

monosurfer wrote:Arr..yes..that is it. Sorry about being a wordy prick to you once before Kayu :roll: ...but on the subject of McCoy..is the nice looking new twinny the go ? It looks pretty sweet , and is a loaded dome or more conventional ?
The chisel-tail ?......it's a 70's style re-issue Mono,and Ive yet to get down and see the finished board......the bottom has the dome ,yes......be an interesting ride !
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby revolutionsurfer » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:26 am

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More Reese on wide tail single zapish. GP.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby MrMik » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:02 pm

I finally got to ride my 7'1'' Zot (see viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6429&start=1110#p387151) in some decently sized waves on the NSW North Coast during the large swell a couple of days ago.
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The waves were around 6ft but unfortunately quite messy.

The Zot performed very well, as usual, better than me! :lol:
It made every drop that I dared too go for and it went where I tried to go on the waves.

The fast paddling seemed to compensate more than enough for the difficult duckdiving. I only got hammered and held down a bit once, and generally I had no problems getting out the back.

Catching the waves was easy, either waiting with the other surfers or a bit further out to get the bigger ones early.

In the small waves that I have surfed since I got the Zot about 2 months ago, I found that I preferred the fin placement much more forward than the starting position that Geoff recommends. Therefore I put the fin in the recommended starting position for these larger waves, and found that the board was too loose. I only fell off unexpectedly once, just after dropping down a wave, I think the tail might have slipped out of the wave, but I am not sure. After that, I set the fin back a bit further and it did not happen again. With the fin half-way between Geoff's recommended starting position and the extreme backwards position it seemed to work well. So there is still a bit room for adjustment for bigger waves :-)

I love the removable single fin and particularly the snap-in feature. I can imagine a bit better now why some more experienced and capable surfers than myself would like McCoy's with some fin box system. It's fun to experiment and it is very educational!

Assuming Mark Atkinson reads this thread every now and then: I'd really like a Gullwing fin to be available with snap-in system not only for the poriginal, but also for the extended tip and the straight tip versions. http://www.mccoysurfboards.com/v1/fins

While waiting for the predicted swell to arrive, I tried the Zot with a 3 inch fin, the smallest centre box fin I could find in the shops. That's obviously too small and will not work. It was in choppy, chaotic 2-3 ft waves and it was very educational. With practically no fin, the board behaves very differently and it becomes clearer what the fin does. I never tried finless surfing before and it was an eye-opener. I imagined the board would surf differently, but it actually paddles very differently, too.
I think it is worth for me to try another finless session in the future, but in clean small conditions. When it's choppy and chaotic, finless surfing is near impossible (for me any-ways). In clean conditions it might work better, and teach me to surf better.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Cuttlefish » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:56 am

Riding it finless will also show you how much bite your rails have (or don't have).
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby nawgy1979 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:32 pm

Some comments on my new Jim Banks MKIII contrasted with McCoy boards.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby skimmer2 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:09 pm

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Cuttlefish » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:34 am

He finally got a shampoo at 7:03.
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They were some fat walls, albeit long ones.
Not that impressed with them as I am near Noosa after all.
I want to see low tide, dredging pits. :twisted:
Looked like he was enjoying himself...last wave switch stance.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby nawgy1979 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:47 am

UK based guys - I have a question......
I am contemplating importing a board (yes I know the current exchange is sh*t) from Geoff but wondered what import duty and taxes to look out for ?
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:38 am

I ordered my custom through Trev at DTL

Doing it yourself will be pricey for sure
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby skimmer2 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:16 pm

Agree with Archy - buy from DTL - they''ll get the boards in for you - cheaper than DIY I'm sure.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wurfysurfy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:54 pm

the cost in the UK doesnt look too much more than in OZ if u pick them up from down the line.a nugget freighted to Perth is probably not much different in price to one from DtheL.Even byron to sydney is about $50 freight as the retail shop in Manly closed earlier this year.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby nawgy1979 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:38 am

A custom from Geoff to the UK is at least $ 850 + VAT + Import duty for the delivery alone from what I have found so far !
Yes, DtL is cheaper but if the dont carry my size then I'm a little stuffed. My pop in and see Trev to see if I can piggyback on an order next year; however with the exchange being rubbish he told me last time that he may not get any in :-(
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby thechimp » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:22 pm

You could go the REVOLUTION way, Greg Pautsch has been building the US MCCOYS, since 78, his own Horan inspired boards are really nice. On the 'wanted' heading on this site slipslide has given freight prices into heathrow from california. The US dollar is slightly better than OZ at the moment. Don't forget the VAT and import taxes are 'invoice dependant' (KNOW WHAT I MEAN).
But if you are only after a real 'Mccoy' it will be a lot less hassle if its in a container bound for DTL,
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby monosurfer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:44 pm

I can second the suggestion to go with a Revolution made board as I have one and can honestly say it is beautifully made. I also have a McCoy which I will be putting in one of Revo's Banana fin's (from historic Laser Zap) which I have wanted for ages but didn't know where to get. Hell, by contempory standards the board doesn't turn so I may as well enjoy the ultimate in retro cool 8) 8) 8)
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wilco » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:51 pm

Hey,

Anybody of you mccoy afficionados have a gullwing or spitfire fin for sale for my 6'0 Astron Zot? They are very rare here in Holland. If you have one or know where to buy them for a good price please shoot me a message. Thanks !!

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby ATTMFKH » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:57 pm

Hope to be posting in here soon about Nuggets :mrgreen:
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Philshoz » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:36 am

ATTMFKH wrote:Hope to be posting in here soon about Nuggets :mrgreen:


McCoy or Mcdonalds?..............Happy New Year ATTMFKH..... :wink:
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby ATTMFKH » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:16 am

Philshoz wrote:
ATTMFKH wrote:Hope to be posting in here soon about Nuggets :mrgreen:


McCoy or Mcdonalds?..............Happy New Year ATTMFKH..... :wink:


It's a Hybrid - Geoff McChicken Flamer 8)

HNY Frenchie - may your waves be green , walled up & plentiful throughout 2013 :-)
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby MrMik » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:46 am

ATTMFKH wrote:
It's a Hybrid - Geoff McChicken Flamer 8)



Probably with a winged keel then... :lol:
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:15 am

tempting the wrath of the ding patrol but this is getting picked up tomorrow .................. :mrgreen:

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby skimmer2 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:29 am

:wav: :wav:

You've waited a while for one....hope it ticks the boxes. What the dims etc?

I was just about to put mine up for sale too :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

(^^^^ edit: sorry guys - was only joking so MSWers please don't waste time on emails to me.)
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:06 pm

7ft x 21 .5 x 3 1/8 .................... don't give me that 'I was just about to sell mine' pish :lol: :lol: I've been trying to get that off you for 2 years now :lol:

It should float my post Xmas carcass nicely .......... :king: :santa: :blob:

Swell jinx alert :roll:
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby skimmer2 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:08 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:7ft x 21 .5 x 3 1/8 .................... don't give me that 'I was just about to sell mine' pish :lol: :lol: I've been trying to get that off you for 2 years now :lol:

It should float my post Xmas carcass nicely .......... :king: :santa: :blob:

Swell jinx alert :roll:



Grand....hope you get on with it. Nice wee pressie to oneself. (See post above re my nugget - had to make an edit.)
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Black » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:36 pm

I see its sitting quite nicely on top of one of Roy's boards! :shock:
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby nawgy1979 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:17 pm

Some new(ish) stuff on the McCoy website......but lots of new pics on his balsa board range !

http://www.mccoysurfboards.com/v1/
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby kayu » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:26 am

Nugget ! :shock:
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:30 am

That is something else, Kayu... You boys are the Dream Team eh?? :-)
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