roberdy wrote:take the bumps off the dwart and you have the prozac pretty much.
Prozac's got the bumps too, if by bumps you mean little step things toward the tail...
Ah correct, not sure what I was looking at but maybe I didn't notice the bumps on it! Anyway, got the Precious wet last Saturday, goes great, surf was not so good and I'll need to spend a bit of time dialling it in but initial impression is brilliant. Paddles well for a 6'0 board with a 15st 10 bloke on it, picks up well into waves, gets in good and quick for a board this short, felt like I was pushing water on it a bit until I moved forwards a touch and found the sweet paddling spot, then it was a different story entirely. You know when you see people paddling a board in such a comfortable position that they have their feet crossed behind them? That's how I was in the water which is unusual for me really! As noted, although surfing my fave local right hander on a very low spring tide the swell just was not hitting the bank right so didn't have a lot of power and was a looooong time between sets. still I got a few and managed to get a couple of short clips, remember this is it's first outing and I have not ridden a board this short apart from two waves on a little 5'6 twinny a month or so ago!https://vimeo.com/40040526
So as a thruster in the morning it went fine on all waves except one where I popped my back foot right at the front of the tailpad I put on, chest to head set wave and it skipped out just as I was about to get into the bottom turn, shame as it was probably the best looking wave I caught all morning, pretty sure it was the foot placement that tripped me up but keen to try it in the same size waves as a quad as well. My Rusty Piranha went well as a quad and I didn't find it too stiff or tracky on the backhand. Paul did say that if it is a good size, head to head 1/2 then just stick all 5 fins in, not sure where I am going to get that opportunity on the east coast but will have to see what the north coast brings for me this
Not sure yet if it will be a quiver killer, need to try it in a wider range of waves and with the full range of fin set ups on it. Paul shipped it with Taylor Knox thruster set and some LBX3's as the rear pair for the quad set, I have LBX5's as well which Rob shipped my Dynamo with, the Taylor's have a bit more rake which I think is good for the right I was on in the morning but I swapped out to the LBX5's and set it as a quad in the afternoon surfing the chunky beachy, the logic being that the LBX5's and 3's paired might offset a bit of tracky-ness I might get from the quad config (could be total bs though!).
Anyhoo, praying for more waves and a trip to the north coast soon!
Will post some photos in a bit, gotta tidy up before the missus comes home, had the decks out this weekend for the first time in about three years and there are boards, wetsuits, decks and boxes of records everywhere...