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Topic Title: Board of choice for the past swell
Topic Summary: did anyone discover a quiver killer?
Created On: 03/09/2018 01:10 PM
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 03/09/2018 01:10 PM
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aloha

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During the past swell I witnessed some great surfing (some not so good too) and on a variety of boards. I was curious to know what board and size worked best for you. Did anyone discover a quiver killer? There were quite a few guys killing it on, what appeared to be, really short boards. I tried a few out myself, from a single fin Channel Island and my standard thruster, but I've realized that there isn't much that Ricky Carroll's RC/DC shape can't handle. It seems work in all conditions. I'm 150lbs and the 5'8" seems to always work great. Single fin is fun, but it will be posted on the for sale forum soon. Just a lot of foam for my liking. I'm looking to mix up my quiver and just wanted to hear what everyone had the most success riding. Cheers.
 03/09/2018 02:02 PM
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stokedpanda

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with the long period, and offshore wind foam was our friend.

Nothing irks me more than not being able to catch the wave I waited 30 mins for lol

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 03/09/2018 02:05 PM
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dkaye

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shorty at playalinda tuesday, 6'5 semi step up on wednesday - caught a ton of good waves!



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 03/09/2018 02:32 PM
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DHodges34

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6'4 Nielson rounded pin on Sunday and Wednesday worked great for me 5'11 180
 03/09/2018 03:11 PM
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SlimyBritches

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I've been riding a 7'2" fish for the last 5 years.
 03/09/2018 03:16 PM
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Julianuribe23

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I felt like the majority of surfers were either under or overgunned.

Im 5'10 @ 170lbs and rode a 6'1 @ 30L round tail traditional shortboard - I usually ride a 5'9 @ 28L squash tail.

I still wish I had something longer with more foam to up my wave count and a bit more control on the face. I noticed the extra pulled in nose of my 6'1 also seriously helped combat the offshore winds while paddling for a wave



Edited: 03/10/2018 at 02:03 PM by Julianuribe23
 03/09/2018 03:48 PM
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SonSurf

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Rode my new 6'0" Haney epoxy to quickly relize the strong offshores + epoxy don't work .

Went back to my 5'10" Roberts meat cleaver as a quad . so fun but wish I had a 6'4" rounded pin From Mr. Haney Thats in the works ....

EVERY one he has shaped me went bananas I just keep storing them in other countries . Ha

 03/09/2018 04:37 PM
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aloha

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I found the guys on the stubbier boards having more success on Wednesday compared to the guys on the step ups or the longer boards. Anyone out there riding a stubby board with success on Wednesday? I was considering riding my 5'2" Black Rose Thin Lizzy but didn't. I'm wondering how it may have handled. It paddles great and I was thinking the less length would have been beneficial with the off shores. Not to mention it can out run most sections. Thanks for the responses.
 03/09/2018 05:04 PM
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Ragga P

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My 5'11" Libtech Puddle Jumper in a thruster set up worked flawlessly both Wed & Thurs and I am 5'9" 205lbs. I relegated myself to the 2ft. OH spots, rather than charging anything 2x OH, but had tons of fun with still plenty of sizable drops!

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 03/09/2018 08:11 PM
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CERTON

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8’0 foam top.  Straight up quiver killer.



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 03/09/2018 08:57 PM
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equipeola

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^ that was cool for the hard offshores! 6'2"ol' Neilson Creative Visions in tri was perfect! cuz I needed it to be- then, the kids pretty new Custom, 7' Neilson Epoxy l'il extra deep full single t'dubl with Rastovich'es was d'kiiiine! as always--Thanks Tom!



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Edited: 03/15/2018 at 05:38 AM by equipeola
 03/10/2018 08:56 AM
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artz

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Has anyone been riding the Mayo version of the speed Dialer?

 



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 03/10/2018 09:00 AM
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artz

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Originally posted by: SlimyBritches I've been riding a 7'2" fish for the last 5 years.

Could  you give some details on that Fish? Who built it. How wide number of fins. 

 

 03/10/2018 12:17 PM
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singlefinlovin

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rode my 6'7 mayo pintail mini gun. was pretty damn awesome on those big drops and hollow sections. 



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 03/10/2018 01:37 PM
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surfmcc32

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6’3 Canibal 31L, I’m 6’0 and 165lbs. Board felt really good except for Monday I could’ve used a longer board those were some giants.

 03/11/2018 03:39 PM
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BStoked2

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Channel Islands 7' "Water Hog" is what I rode until Friday.  Then my 9' QF twin fin.  I'm 6'2" 225 so although these seem like big boards for most, these are go to boards all the time.  If / when I get back down to 205 my 6'6" will be in play. 



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 03/11/2018 04:22 PM
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rc

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Originally posted by: BStoked2

Channel Islands 7' "Water Hog" is what I rode until Friday.  Then my 9' QF twin fin.  I'm 6'2" 225 so although these seem like big boards for most, these are go to boards all the time.  If / when I get back down to 205 my 6'6" will be in play. 



Hey, don't be making excuses. I rode my 9'2" Stu Sharpe performance thruster. Wouldn't trade it for anything. You can snag those macking backdoor A-Frames.

The one having the most fun wins.
 03/12/2018 10:35 AM
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all3

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just returned from 2 weeks in the mountains  missed the waves, you all are welcome



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 03/12/2018 03:19 PM
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RiddleMe

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Right amount of foam on my 6-4

Epoxy too light when wind gusted and got blown off a few too many times 

 

 

 03/13/2018 08:11 AM
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surferKev07

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5'11" Quiet Flight short board with Q-Flex (epoxy). Used all large fins and didn't have any issues at all. It was big in CFL, but not big enough to need a step up if you picked the right times to surf last week.
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