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Re: Post your boards

Postby mils » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:43 am

That looks interesting, Rodent. Bit like a Russ Short Bonzer, but as a quad only. How's it go?
Searched AB3 boards, but couldn't find, much.
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Re: Post your boards

Postby rodent » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:39 pm

AB3 aka glide surfboards aka Paul smith

https://m.facebook.com/Glide-Surfboards ... 076577094/

Boards for those waves you just don't want to take the longboard out in :lol:
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Re: Post your boards

Postby mils » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:16 pm

Looks to be a better board than just a cruiser. Thanks for the link, now I know I've seen those boards advertised. Interesting looking stuff.
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Re: Post your boards

Postby JayP » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:49 am

Can't believe no one has has a new board since October that they wanna show off?! !?!?

This is one of my favourite threads on here so please keep sticking your boards up so we can drool over them!

(I bet Dixie alone has had 3 or 4 in that time!) ;-)
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Re: Post your boards

Postby ears » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:29 am

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here you go jay... had this a while but not posted it before.. its a long fish made by andrew kidman. Its very nice. :-D
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Re: Post your boards

Postby JayP » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:27 pm

That does look long! What are we talking 7ft ish?
Is it a twin?
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Re: Post your boards

Postby ears » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:01 pm

6'10 x21 x 2.75.. glass on keels.. it's a bit of a rocket ship. Super smooth but veddy veddy quick!
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Re: Post your boards

Postby JayP » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:10 pm

Interesting board to ride when it's chunky I bet!
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Re: Post your boards

Postby WeAreMemories » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:51 pm

After 33 years of riding short boards, bought my final one June 2016, a 5'6 Luke Young Mako

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Then shortly after, had a complete turnaround. sold all my short boards, and went down the single fin path. Started out with a 9'6 Bing Cali Square

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Then for the days when something smaller is needed, a 6'6 Ryan Lovelace Stub

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The Stub got me wanting to explore hulls, so picked up a 7'6 Liddle

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And the latest edition, a 9'0 Harbour Trestle Special shaped by rich Harbour, which I am currently doing a resto on, fixing up 8)

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Re: Post your boards

Postby Tomdiddlybomb » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:22 pm

interesting stuff WeAreMemories, although I'd still call the 6'6 a shortboard, but definitely not a high performance shortboard
what made you bring the change? I've got 2-3 hpsb's in a quiver of 9 boards under 7'0 and I've never considered gettting rid of them, they're my go-to when it's big and hollow
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Re: Post your boards

Postby Black » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:54 pm

WeAreMemories wrote:After 33 years of riding short boards, bought my final one June 2016, a 5'6 Luke Young Mako
Then shortly after, had a complete turnaround. sold all my short boards, and went down the single fin path.

:shock: And I thought you were buying that stuff for the wife or something! :shock:
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Re: Post your boards

Postby ears » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:35 pm

This is absolutely what I love about surfing.. that's a pretty extreme shift of focus WAM, but a fantastic way to freshen your perspective - 5'6 hi pert shortie to a liddle is not an easy transition. It'd be great to hear your thoughts - :-D All ride reports very very welcome!!
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Re: Post your boards

Postby ears » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:36 pm

Oh and dibs in the liddle or the harbour should yoU change your mind!!
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Re: Post your boards

Postby WeAreMemories » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:10 am

Tomdiddlybomb wrote:interesting stuff WeAreMemories, although I'd still call the 6'6 a shortboard, but definitely not a high performance shortboard
what made you bring the change? I've got 2-3 hpsb's in a quiver of 9 boards under 7'0 and I've never considered gettting rid of them, they're my go-to when it's big and hollow


I think it can be summed up by children, time, resulting lack of fitness and Bantham. I live in Bantham, and the higher volume boards let me surf through the tide more, something I could rarely do on a performance short board. Plus with the insane crowds there now, extra paddle power is most welcome!
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Re: Post your boards

Postby ATTMFKH » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:28 pm

^^ Greedy Boy :lol: :lol:
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Re: Post your boards

Postby Archy_is_God » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:13 pm

I can fully identify with you WaM.....

My current quiver is eerily similar too - I will post pics when I get a chance and get them all back from Coxie's ding shop :lol:
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Re: Post your boards

Postby Goat » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:46 pm

Just picked up a Keel Fish from Gulfstream.

Having trouble getting photos small enough, but pictured here is the exact same one, just different dimensions.

I went for 5'10" x 21 1/2" x 2 6/8"

Bit of extra foam to make up for fitness and hopefully keep wave count up.

Used once in 3ft Putsborough yesterday and 4ft semi clean Porthcawl today.

It's definitely harder to catch waves on than my 7'0" carpet, as to be expected. But being able to duck dive again is such a breath of fresh air. And it responds well to chest down/tipping the nose on takeoff, given the wide nose.

Up and riding...it's confusing. Not as instantly familiar or kind as the 6'0" speed dialer I had a year or two ago. Perhaps it's just re-adjusting from a larger, floaty board, which I could carve turns on with rear foot pressure. With the carpet, everything is slowed down, smooth, carvy turns. The keel fish on the other hand feels like an entirely different approach will be needed. I.e. surfing more off the rails. I'm hoping it's just an adjustment process.

Of the 10-15 rides I've had, they've all been a bit uninspiring. Not particularly fast, pumping it doesn't create much speed, and turning is confusing. Except one ride! 4ft chunky peeling wave today, with a face in front of me. Extended and compressed torso, resulting in insane speed. Definitely the fastest I've ever gone on a wave.

So currently I'm a bit baffled and uninspired, but I'm quietly hopeful that more time up and riding will make it shine!
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Re: Post your boards

Postby Black » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:51 pm

Picked up this Luke Young Cyborg a few months ago from a nice chap down this way. Surfed nothing else since. Great fun indeed. Wide but with performance in mind. Mostly surf it as a quad. Off the top of my head: 6'3" by 20.75 by 2.5
Put a couple of compressions in the bottom, one pretty nasty busting the rail glass - doh!
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Re: Post your boards

Postby Craivold » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:48 pm

Picked up this Mason Displacement Hull on eBay recently. No waves as yet on it but hopefully will get a chance to test the hull experience out in the next few weeks. Really nicely distributed foam with loads in the middle but classically bladed hull rails - reckon it will go like stink!

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From memory I think the dims are 6'10 x 22 x 2.5 :-D
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Re: Post your boards

Postby MV2local » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:47 pm

From left to right:
Recycled Mistral Diamondhead SST windsurfer - 1st go at shaping ~ 40l (guesstimate) - currently retired
Ecitic Concepts/ Dale Walker Sede Vaccante based hull/ displacement board 5'6" x 22 3/8 x 2 3/4 `42l - small wave board
Pyzel Nugget 6'0" (with 6'2"dims: 20.875" x 2.625") ~36l - good wave board

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Re: Post your boards

Postby Tomdiddlybomb » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:26 pm

just picked up my new baby. my first proper fish and I'm dead stoked :-D
5'4 x 20 1/2 x 2 1/2
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Re: Post your boards

Postby future primitive » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:32 pm

Picked up a second hand 9'8" Saunton Foil a couple of months a go for the smaller and weaker days,only used it a few times,but getting to grips with it,it's the first noserider i have ever owned,after riding longboards all the time for 12/13 years before i went back to egg shape mid lengths about 10 years ago,i always ended up on performance longbords so never experienced the real cruising side
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Re: Post your boards

Postby JayP » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:49 pm

I think I may have to get a longboard again one of these days. At least you can surf small summer wind slop on them!

In the meantime I picked up this a few weeks back and its made me smile the couple of surfs I've had on it so far in small clean waves. Diplock incut fish courtesy of mr butthole! Hides alot of foam but loose and drivey. Even though its a twin I have a feeling we are gonna get on. Doesn't feel as tracky as the DVS classic keel I had (Also from Butthole). Early days but lets see......
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Re: Post your boards

Postby rodent » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:34 am

Nearly completed quad simm on the way from glide
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Re: Post your boards

Postby Black » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:17 am

The surf gods are going to strike me down with a bolt of lightning... :oops:
Hoisted by my own petard for posting links to cheap surfboards on here I bought a plastic fantastic made by monkeys in China board at a discount. Boy is it nerve-racking opening the box knowing its been banging around in a delivery van all day and the box has a big crease in it. Yet to surf it but it looks and feels like a surfboard! :shock: Rusty Dozer in a 6'2" - love the tiny "Made in China" stickers on the nose & tail. :lol:

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Re: Post your boards

Postby Tomdiddlybomb » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:56 pm

nothing wrong with a plastic popout, as long as you know what it is and don't expect too much
looks like a fun board to thrash over the winter for sure
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Re: Post your boards

Postby Black » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:33 pm

Tomdiddlybomb wrote:nothing wrong with a plastic popout, as long as you know what it is and don't expect too much
looks like a fun board to thrash over the winter for sure
I always expect too much! Just back from a test drive - I'm going to have a lot of fun on this, probably need bigger fins though as its really very skatey. It is very light which was a bit awkward with strong offshores but also very tough - no compressions! Feels really smooth on a wave. I may have sex with it later. :-)
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Re: Post your boards

Postby Philshoz » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:36 pm

Black, are you sure it doesn't say "mid-life-crisis" in small letters? :lol:
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Re: Post your boards

Postby Black » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:22 pm

Philshoz wrote:Black, are you sure it doesn't say "mid-life-crisis" in small letters? :lol:
Everything I do says that!
BTW the sex was good!!!
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Re: Post your boards

Postby rodent » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:40 pm

Picked this up today :-D :-D :-D

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6 2 Atc tail Simm :-D :-D :-D :-D
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