Archy_is_God wrote:Well, you are pretty much spot-on....
I knew that unless I shifted some other stuff for the right price then I would struggle to keep hold of it. The swell actually cooperated this week, but it seems a shame to surf a board I know I have to say goodbye to; I may love it and that would make it twice as hard!
They are significantly different in foil and plan shape to a AR nugget, or even a potbelly. Intriguing!
Archy_is_God wrote:As it rolls into waves like a knob of butter onto a hot skillet. It doesn't have the squirt that you have from a concave board, but it feels exceptionally free from any set line and while you wait for a section to steepen up in front of you so you can lay into a turn (which it needs), it's happy to sit in the pocket and let all that foam support you. It is significantly less hard work to keep going than my old 6ft single nug in similar conditions, but it's also a lot wider...
It's a relaxed, cruisy kind of feel, interspersed with the ability to hook into tight loops. It's a fun board, and what more do most people really want?
Cuttlefish wrote:The ocean has gone to sleep now.
Its normal in our winters but happened late this year.
So no zot riding for a while maybe.
Itching to get a star fin and try that in the zot.
Had a very good run of swell so can't complain.
The crowds however were at an all time high.
What you said about the zot echoes my findings.
It's got a place in my quiver.
Archy_is_God wrote:Try this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290959481977? ... _64wt_1170
Burnsie has used it in a Zot - tap him up to see how it goes. Looks freaky, but it's not the most expensive experiment to undertake... I may try it myself at some point.
wurfysurfy wrote:mik,i tried it in my zot(6/8x22x3and1/8) that's now moved on
my observations are its different,but not the answer.over on swaylocks theres a thread about inline fin set ups.
ive been experimenting in my 9/1 and 8/1 single mCoys and found a very satisfying combo with the 7inch clip in from SurfStich...set at the front of the box....followed by the multifins 3.5(screw and plate)
the effect it has is it keeps the board loose but provides nice drive.....I tried the GF with the MF and it works well too but the dolphin is better
now I only ride these boards in pretty weak waves, so I cant comment about them in power surf because I ride my smaller nuggets that are multi finned
if u have a small fin to fit in behind yr GF....give it a go & see how it feels :
Archy_is_God wrote:Rode the Zot in more interesting waves recently and I have been getting out of sea grinning each time...
Like Cuttlefish mentioned, you need to set everything up with nice bottom turn, then it's Go Time
You can come pretty square off the bottom with nothing apparently fighting against you and have a ton of options up in the lip or top-turning. It's pretty much the loosest board I've ridden off the top, I reckon...
I don't think I'm surfing any more 'radically' (if I ever did at any point anyway!) but I like the feeling; it's an addictive little board....
I find it natural to surf backside, unlike my old 6ft single Nugget, and it has way more carry through flat spots and in clearing sections. Saying that, it is not a board for really flat-faced waves; it likes a little bit of something to push against.
Yeah, it's a fun little stick... Stoked!
a 9 deep with 5.75 base......ill give a ride report when ive tested the one ive got on its way
wurfysurfy wrote:New fins arrived in todays mail, so test time tomorrow....its got a similar amount of play as the other BG fin, so I double a shopping bag over(plastic) and use that to take the play out.So,no changing position during a surf session will just ride a fixed position & if I need to change it will go back to car for 15mins and move it.
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