McCoy Nuggets

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Cuttlefish » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:16 pm

The wide round tail and the dome. Ball and socket turns on the backhand with no stalling. They do go great on ones backhand.
I also picked up a used nugget recently.
However its an 8'2" x 21&3/4" x 3&1/4" Geoff handshaped nugget which a young guy had bought to try his hand at surfing and after just a few attempts realised it is harder than it looks so I took it off his hands.
Its a lot of foam but it was fun to ride on a lacklustre Noosa day for its first session.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Kenny » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:23 am

A great piece of resto work (with Brexit alteration) from Louie Cherone in Bude.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:03 pm

That flag was quite, um, striking before. Good job!

Had yet another belter of a surf on the Rodgers a couple days back when it was fairly solid. You can really push against it through turns... need to do some squats and channel my inner Sunny Garcia :lol:
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:06 pm

Cuttlefish wrote:The wide round tail and the dome. Ball and socket turns on the backhand with no stalling. They do go great on ones backhand.
I also picked up a used nugget recently.
However its an 8'2" x 21&3/4" x 3&1/4" Geoff handshaped nugget which a young guy had bought to try his hand at surfing and after just a few attempts realised it is harder than it looks so I took it off his hands.
Its a lot of foam but it was fun to ride on a lacklustre Noosa day for its first session.


Have you ever seen Cheyne's Learn to Surf video? He surfs an 8ft single nug with keel find and it looks like a lot fun
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wilco » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:46 pm

Hee Archy,

I was wondering if you think your 6'6 Darren rogers differs a lot from a nugget made by Geoff?
I got a 6'2 nugget from Geoff and had a 6'8 DR nuggets a few years back. The GM is 6'2 x 20 3/4 x 2 7/8 and surfs really easy. The DR i had was 6'8 x 21 x 3 ans for me was more backfooted and harder to surf. Maybe it was just me and i just wasn't used to the backfoot thing (the DR was my first nugget).
I have the opportunity to buy a 6'6 x 20 x 2 13/16 DR nugget but am a bit hesitating.... Hope you can give me some more insight in your experience with nugget!!

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:08 pm

That's the exact same dimensions as mine!

Hard to compare one shaper against the other unless they were tasked with making the same board in some kind of test, but all I know is that the Rogers seems to be flatter between the feet and a little more refined in the rail shape that some of the 'Geoff's' that I have ridden.

It would be unfair to say that one was better than the other with so many variables to consider, but personally, I would have no worries about going for a Rogers again if the opportunity arose.

I use it as a step up in head high waves upwards, with a bowly shape. If it's smaller or more of a down the line racey wave, then I will be on a concave bottom board, probably a fish or a bonzer
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wilco » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:44 pm

Thanks Archy!

Still a little in doubt and it's true that it is hard to compare shapers when they didn't have the same purpose with the board.

I have and have had different mccoys. I really like the nugget, potbelly and the astron zot. Being an intermediate surfer the lazor zap was way to much work for me to surf well. The LZ really is a backfoot orientated board compared to the nuggets from geoff and that's a bit the same as i remember my Darren rogers nugget.

Do you think a stock nugget from Darren is more backfoot orientated then a nugget from Geoff?
May i ask how tall and heavy you are (just to compare cause the nugget i am considering has the same dimensions as yours)?

Cheers and thanks a lot for your info!
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:46 pm

No probs I'm 6'1" or so, depending on whether it's morning or evening, and 80kgs.

From what I can gather, Rogers' boards are really very similar to Geoff's for the time that he was making them. Geoff's boards continually evolve and obviously Darren's have not.

I have noticed that most ARs that Geoff makes now are 21" or so wide for a 6'2 or 6'4, whilst they used to be narrower ten years or so ago, when Rogers was making them alongside Geoff.

Like all custom boards, each one is different, even if Geoff makes ten in a given week, they will ride in ten different ways. This is the beauty of handshapes
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wilco » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:12 pm

Hee Archy,

Thanks for your quick and clear reply! I am about the same length/weight as you. You're right about the width of the boards Geoff is making (although you can get smaller ones i think). My 6'2 is 20 3/4 wide and the 6'6 DR shape is 20 wide

I think the best thing to do is to try the DR. Only problem is the DR seems to work best in headhigh waves with some shape and those conditions are rare in Holland!

I'll let you know how it went on the DR!

Cheers and keep surfing!!

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:57 pm

Well I guess you just hit upon another benefit - if you try a used McCoy and it doesn't work out for you, then it's not going to be long before you would be able to sell it on again!

I say, try it, and if it doesn't work out, then no great loss :)
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wilco » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:54 am

Haha....that's so much true!
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wurfysurfy » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:05 am

Latest news about McCoy is hes buckled under the pressure!

He will now make a custom with removable finS, YES that's plural....ya don't have to have 3 glassons that became obsolete 25 years ago when FCS launched their system.

FINALLY, hes caught up! :lol:
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby kayu » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:05 pm

The only advantage to removable fin systems is logistics & freight costs ......the correct fins , glassed-on in the correct position , are far superior.... :shock:
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wilco » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:32 pm

Hee Archy,

I didn't go for the 6'6 DR McCoy. The seller was asking to much and the board had way more dents then the seller told me so...... I ended up with a 6'2 McCoy potbelly from DTL! Haven't tried it yet but if it surfs just as good as my 7'2 Potbelly it will be a good travelboard!!

Cheers and thanks for your usefull info!!

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby vera.almsick » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:52 am

the correct fins , glassed-on in the correct position , are far superior....

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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby thechimp » Wed May 24, 2017 11:57 am

Looks like he may have finally called it a day,

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Sur ... eoff-McCoy
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby otterr » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:43 pm

Has anyone tried the PU MCCoys sold by Tikisurf? I assume some sort of surftech successor? I've also seen something called xF. Any views?
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:59 pm

Yea, cuttlefish gives them some praise a few pages back on this thread

They outshine surf tech in many ways and are definitely worth considering from what I've heard.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby thechimp » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:17 pm

otterr wrote:Has anyone tried the PU MCCoys sold by Tikisurf? I assume some sort of surftech successor? I've also seen something called xF. Any views?


I've got a 9'4 XF longboard, its superlight, lighter than my surftechs, longest board i've had, literally catches anything, love it, no compressions in 6 months, now using it more than my 8' nugget. The XF range are not PU, they are EPS/epoxy.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby thechimp » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:25 pm

http://surfboardagency.com/mccoy-all-round-malibu/

I note they were made in both PU and EPS, so maybe Tiki still have some PU ones left, the XF range is EPS.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:26 am

Yea they have some poly ones in the shop and the finish, weight etc is good. Surfboard agency seem to have got it right on many boards and whilst I have never been enamoured with mass produced boards I would probably part ways with cash for one no problem
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:18 pm

Had a closer look at the surfboard agency McCoys in Tiki earlier and they are really nice, I would happily go for one, especially the ones with futures boxes.
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby otterr » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:16 am

thanks, very helpful!
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wurfysurfy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:30 pm

thechimp wrote:
otterr wrote:Has anyone tried the PU MCCoys sold by Tikisurf? I assume some sort of surftech successor? I've also seen something called xF. Any views?


I've got a 9'4 XF longboard, its superlight, lighter than my surftechs, longest board i've had, literally catches anything, love it, no compressions in 6 months, now using it more than my 8' nugget. The XF range are not PU, they are EPS/epoxy.
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A 8/0 XF replaced my glass 8/1 and 9/1

also use a 6/8 xf for waist to chest high weakish waves, when the grunt arrives I get on a REAL mCoy! :-D
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby thechimp » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:30 am

It was all a rumour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.mccoysurfboards.com/


:lol: better get on that plane, Wilco
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wilco » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:47 pm

Haha.....No new mccoys for me right now. The new ones from DTL will be out of my budget and a trip to Australia.....well maybe in a year or three....
I've been mailing a few weeks ago with Geoff and he is just on a road trip to do some surfing and enjoy life. No retirement yet..... He is still doing customboards on request.
There is also a "ghostshaper" who is shaping mccoys but don't know more about that. It is good to hear it is still possible to get a custom mccoy in the future!!
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Re: McCoy Nuggets

Postby wurfysurfy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:15 pm

thechimp wrote:It was all a rumour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.mccoysurfboards.com/


:lol: better get on that plane, Wilco


Its a BIG trip....Izuzu ute with a 5th wheeler, and of course he'll deny rumours.....until a certain point in time(next year i'm led to believe) when he sells up and moves to SUNNY QLD,back to a place in time(captain cooks time!)
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