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lubomm

Since 15 Aug 2007
220 Posts
Hood
Stoked



PostTue Jun 09, 20 9:58 pm     Reply with quote

I am over 200lb. My favorite so far, Airush Compact 5'9", I hope I don't break it. I would like to try the bigger Naish Go-To, seems like a nice all-round board.

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hillbillyfunk

Since 02 Jun 2009
32 Posts
Hood River
 



PostWed Jun 10, 20 9:52 am     Reply with quote

My fave gorge surfboards are traditional shortboard shapes, but thinner, narrower and double-glassed - perfect for overpowered conditions when the swell is pumping. Traditional fiberglass rides way smoother than epoxy or other layups in my opinion.
I'm currently riding this shape from Mr. Teboul: https://ktsurfing.com/boards/driver/
A super refined and thin tail is important if you wanna carve a hard bottom turn and not slide out. I like quads better for kiting as they feel faster and get more pop for airs...although they are a little trickier in the bottom turns...feel more twitchy to me.


rufus surfin'
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shred_da_gorge

Since 12 Nov 2008
911 Posts

Opinionated



PostThu Jun 11, 20 8:45 am     Reply with quote

Nice concave deck on that Trickster. Maybe it would keep me from falling off so much? ;)

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west

Since 09 Oct 2008
119 Posts
Lake Michigan
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PostFri Jun 19, 20 12:02 am     Reply with quote

Dig the KT, nice Railgrab....now that’s a surfboard, well done...head and shoulders above as the pic displays!

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
1838 Posts
P-town
STACKED



PostFri Jun 19, 20 7:33 am     Reply with quote

west wrote:
Dig the KT, nice Railgrab....now that’s a surfboard, well done...head and shoulders above as the pic displays!


It has been so long since grabs have been discussed. I've forgotten most of them and their names as well as what is actually is legit.

I love the grab in this photo a few post ahead of mine. Is it the roast beef grab? If so, where is the horseradish and the Au Jus.
Very Happy

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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
1283 Posts
Hood River
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PostFri Jun 19, 20 7:34 am     Reply with quote

hillbillyfunk wrote:
I like quads better for kiting as they feel faster and get more pop for airs...although they are a little trickier in the bottom turns...feel more twitchy to me.


Have you tried small stiff fins?

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hillbillyfunk

Since 02 Jun 2009
32 Posts
Hood River
 



PostFri Jun 19, 20 9:34 am     Reply with quote

I'm running these mediums:
https://futuresfins.com/collections/surfboard-fins/products/f6-alpha-5-fin

what do you like? Some stiffer fiberglass fins would prob be better....

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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
1283 Posts
Hood River
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PostFri Jun 19, 20 10:08 am     Reply with quote

hillbillyfunk wrote:
I'm running these mediums:
https://futuresfins.com/collections/surfboard-fins/products/f6-alpha-5-fin

what do you like? Some stiffer fiberglass fins would prob be better....


A few years ago I was on Maui and bouncing out on my bottom turns. The guys in HiTec shop turned me on to stiffer fins - problem solved.
Depends on how much you weigh..... I weigh 180.
something like these - I rde Futures AM4, no longer available.
These look comproabble:
https://futuresfins.com/collections/surfboard-fins/products/r4-legacy

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Ho-Toe

Since 30 Apr 2014
199 Posts
pissed-off science guy like Bill Nye
CO2 quantifier & upwelling specialist



PostFri Jun 19, 20 11:47 am     Reply with quote

Sasquatch wrote:
Is it the roast beef grab? If so, where is the horseradish and the Au Jus.
Very Happy


It's an Indy grab.

Not too long ago I watched an episode of Jeff Grosso's (R.I.P.) Loveletters To Skateboarding in which he apologized profusely for inventing the Roast Beef Grab, which he considered the shittiest trick in all of skateboarding. He said he wasn't flexible enough to pull off a Stalefish, so the Roast Beef was his alternative take on it.

Cool

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