Ok ladies and gents, this will.probs be the last post in this thread unless I get lucky and get some footage or some pics of the board getting ridden. If you read this, thanks, if you think I'm over thinking it, sorry, if you have any thoughts, share. An most of all if your a goofy foot up to 90 kg and live near me onnthe sunshine coast QLD give us a yell. Come take it for a spin.
I took it out yesterday morning in waves it was NOT designed for. 4 foot, od 5 footer, one and a half to double over head. Shifty unorganised wind swell beach break.
It handled itself very well.
Only limitation seemed to be a few drops where I got a bit off balance and had trouble angling ended up a bit too far out in front and didn't hold speed off the bottom. This could be because of the extra width and foam in the tail or just the look driving the thing.
But it was very interesting. Very lifty and fast. Really fast.
Turns really sharp. When my back foot in right back. Like a sharpe rail gouge direction change. The break in the outline curve in the middle of the fin cluster creates a sharpe pivot point. Im really looking forward to trialing different fins.
But i also had a really nice wide drawn out cutback on one where I got out a fair way from the pocket. Held its speed really well.
@reclaim_surf formerly Skatement
(Adam) Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
Had a few more surfs on it and have a set of C drive fins in it.
Weirdly I bought a second hand set of C drive thrusters of someone I know through facebook and he sent me two rear fins and a side fin. He was super apologetic and posted me the extra side fin so I now have a set with the side fins for the front quads and two rear 50 50 foils for the rear quads.
Now the last few surfs have been in the kid of waves it was designed for 2-3 foot, with bit of texture.
Damn it goes. Get the feet on the spot and it goes, did I say it goes. Actually felt like I had an act. I got carving turns and a few back hand gouges and few semi vertical reo's I didn’t really get a hard turn to of the vert turns but for a board with NO rocker it handles them very nice. There were a few moments where I kooked it but well and truly enough purple patches to get a massive smile on my face for every surf.
I would really love to get some footage or pics of it being surfed but alas, that hasn’t happened.
Great stuff Adam. I've also found that going shorter and wider than you're used to can be an eye opening experience. Naturally you sacrifice some things, but the gains to be made are generally pretty fun.