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Tomo MPH

Posted By: VaB

Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 04:36 PM

Thoughts or reveiws of tri?

http://tomosurfboards.com/mph.html#
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 04:51 PM

i saw a few when i picked up my twin from dt. he had one there for josh kerr that looked insane. crazy stuff. the nano looks really good.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 05:01 PM

The two I have tried were very fun , unique ride tthat's for sure .

Want to try the Nano .
Posted By: sjc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 05:04 PM

love mine! fast, easy to throw around. light.
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 05:37 PM

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Want to try the Nano .




Mine is in, 5'9x 19x 2.5

Ride report & pics on the way. Let's meet up next time we get some clean swell.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 05:45 PM

the Psyko and Diamond hydrofoil are of my interest
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 05:49 PM




Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 06:09 PM

Those look retarded fun...so nice.
Posted By: VaB

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 06:54 PM

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The two I have tried were very fun , unique ride tthat's for sure .

Want to try the Nano .




unique how? similar to anything?
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 07:10 PM

I am used to a 6-1 , when I ride a 5-7 it feels like nothing is there . Also most fishy boards have mellow bottoms and rocker , not the case with a DT. Then you have his super domed deck , my boards are much flatter top side .

I really like the free floating ride and how fast they are , got myself in some fun places without the center fin acting as a pivot/brake .
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 07:17 PM

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Me wants this
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/08/11 08:03 PM

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Want to try the Nano .




Mine is in, 5'9x 19x 2.5

Ride report & pics on the way. Let's meet up next time we get some clean swell.




does not need to be perfect , i am more curious to feel it in " average " conditions .
Posted By: Fl4mer

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/09/11 02:47 PM

I'm keen to know/see the rocker and bottom profile on these things. Is the rocker flat through the tail like a mini sim? And, also like a mini sim, is there belly to flat to single concave through the fins?
Reason I ask is that I recently shaped my first board - a mini simm. I stuck to the Hydrodynamica recipe of short, very wide (23"!!) and flat with belly to flat to concave between two double foiled keels. The thing is an absolute blast and has replaced my mini mal for crap days. I'm thinking my next project will be a similar recipe, but more HP - like the MPHs. But we'll see I predict I may get round to it in about 1 year at earliest!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/09/11 08:30 PM

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I'm keen to know/see the rocker and bottom profile on these things. Is the rocker flat through the tail like a mini sim? And, also like a mini sim, is there belly to flat to single concave through the fins?
Reason I ask is that I recently shaped my first board - a mini simm. I stuck to the Hydrodynamica recipe of short, very wide (23"!!) and flat with belly to flat to concave between two double foiled keels. The thing is an absolute blast and has replaced my mini mal for crap days. I'm thinking my next project will be a similar recipe, but more HP - like the MPHs. But we'll see I predict I may get round to it in about 1 year at earliest!




a little bit of belly entry to single out the tail.

Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/09/11 08:35 PM

I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/09/11 08:50 PM

not me. i like them a lot and will probably get another. but i like variety. that will never change
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/09/11 09:24 PM

I saw a 5'3" quad getting waxed up at Surfy Surfy today. ANOTHER board that I want... the list is long
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/09/11 09:52 PM

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I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards?



yes
I enjoy the Tomo the most and the board works well in most conditions.
except: small curvy punchy waves and today which was choppy, a lot of push +overhead w/ a mixed up swell(I should have rode my 6'5 Bonzer)
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/10/11 12:50 AM

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not me. i like them a lot and will probably get another. but i like variety. that will never change




my question is the following:
is it hard to transition from your normal hpsb's and mini hpsb's especially the thruster variety to and from the tomo's?

I love the feel of a thruster because of the amount of control they have. At the same time, I love the feel of the quads and twins especially in those minimalistic templates for the out of control speed they have.


Havoc
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/10/11 03:38 AM

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I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards?



A raptor hydrofoil and the vector would be a pretty all conquering quiver for me definitely although everyone's tastes are different obviously, it's exciting for me to be ahead of the curve with something that renders hspb's obsolete for me, when will the rest catch up? Hahaha.
Posted By: BrownFish

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/10/11 09:56 AM

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my question is the following:
is it hard to transition from your normal hpsb's and mini hpsb's especially the thruster variety to and from the tomo's?

I love the feel of a thruster because of the amount of control they have. At the same time, I love the feel of the quads and twins especially in those minimalistic templates for the out of control speed they have.


Havoc




My opinion is that it takes a bit to get used to riding a Tomo. Your first time, you see flashes of brilliance, but your aren't floored. The more you ride it, the more often you feel those flashes of brilliance, until you never want to ride anything else. The big thing that most forget is to really get that back foot way back over the fins.
The further your foot is back, the better they go. They aren't boards that are ridden from the middle. I think you can learn to transition back and forth from any board to another. You just have to be willing to put in the time and realize that the first few times, or maybe more, are gonna be a little frustrating. I used to think that riding longboards hurt my shortboarding. In truth, I just didn't know how to transition. I put in the time, and now I can ride my log and go to the beach and trade it out for my shortboard, without a hiccup.
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/10/11 12:42 PM

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I love the feel of a thruster because of the amount of control they have. At the same time, I love the feel of the quads and twins especially in those minimalistic templates for the out of control speed they have



....You nailed it Havoc. I have ridden both Hydrofoils/MPH designs..
Here's my .02: The MPH / Hydrofoil designs are super fun for the average guy wanting to get from point A to point B really fast. It's advantage are many: easy to ride, fast off the gate, great wave catching ability for a smaller board, and small volume - allows you to throw it around a bit....great for lined up/walled up waves that allows you to beat sections without much pumping or effort. This appeals to many.
But i have surfed it in peaky, good, barrelling waves and it has a hard time staying in the barrell...i remember stalling, changing foot positioning, and dragging both arms in order to get a cover up , but its inherent speed made it hard. Also, i find that surfing in the pocket is definitely a bit of a challenge too. And, for me the pumping that is require in traditional hpsb quads/tri's allows me to get into the rhythm and feel out the energy of a wave, which is a good thing...not just blazing fast speed.
It definitely has its place in a quiver, and would definitely get another ...but there are many other fishy types shapes that does pretty much the same thing.

win win
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/10/11 01:19 PM

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I love the feel of a thruster because of the amount of control they have. At the same time, I love the feel of the quads and twins especially in those minimalistic templates for the out of control speed they have



....You nailed it Havoc. I have ridden both Hydrofoils/MPH designs..
Here's my .02: The MPH / Hydrofoil designs are super fun for the average guy wanting to get from point A to point B really fast. It's advantage are many: easy to ride, fast off the gate, great wave catching ability for a smaller board, and small volume - allows you to throw it around a bit....great for lined up/walled up waves that allows you to beat sections without much pumping or effort. This appeals to many.
But i have surfed it in peaky, good, barrelling waves and it has a hard time staying in the barrell...i remember stalling, changing foot positioning, and dragging both arms in order to get a cover up , but its inherent speed made it hard. Also, i find that surfing in the pocket is definitely a bit of a challenge too. And, for me the pumping that is require in traditional hpsb quads/tri's allows me to get into the rhythm and feel out the energy of a wave, which is a good thing...not just blazing fast speed.
It definitely has its place in a quiver, and would definitely get another ...but there are many other fishy types shapes that does pretty much the same thing.

win win




I completely agree with all of the above but I have owned a lot of other fishy shapes with many different fin types and bottom configurations but the MPH feels very different in a positive way than any of the others.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/10/11 05:43 PM

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That fat boy board on the left looks good for me. Thanks Nkpheous!




Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/10/11 08:05 PM

Thanks for your trouble mate.
Interesting to see. I thought the rocker would be more severe with the planshape the way it is but i guess it is only 5'7''...
Cheers
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 02:09 AM

took the board out today in some really clean peaky waves today. this board is ridiculous. so fast it seems like i don't have to do anything for speed. did some of my best turns in a while. lots of wrap arounds and snaps. i cant wait to get back in the water

and retodd's twinzer is the sh!t
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 02:57 AM

Its probably easier for you to get one of these than me and I live in his home state!!!
Our surf industry (in Australia) is so small and the boutique guys just don't get much of a look in. Its a shame because we have so much awesome untouched coastline just waiting to surf and try out new boards!
Does that single concave exit the tail as deep as it is at the fins? I read that he made mention of more 'edge' further up the board. How far does he carry it on the model you have?
Thanks for sharing...
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 04:50 AM

Here are some shots of the Nano that I picked up last week. 5'9x 19x 2.5, ride report below.



Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 05:30 AM





Tomo MPH Nano
5’9x 19x 2.5
Future 5-fin convertible
*I’d measure nose/tail, but its so unique on these I don’t know where to measure.
Medium/Boxy rails
Me: 6’3x 180lb, goofy, intermediate-above average.

I’ve had this board out 3 times now, in a variety of breaks, conditions, & fin set-ups.

First Session: Goldenwest,, light onshores, chest-shoulder high on 3’ mid-tide.
I rode the AMT Robber 2+1’s the first time out. I certainly didn’t get the most out of this setup, since I spent most of the morning dialing in my positioning, foot placement, where to setup trying to get on a rail. Super-loose & fast as hell, I should have gone for more control the first time out. By the end of the day, I was getting into waves way earlier than I ever have, and driving through the peak carrying tons of speed. Had way more fun on the lefts, getting big fades into laybacks off the mushy sections, and throwing it off the top when I found a punchy one.

Second Session: Lowers, breezy onshores, chest-head high, mid-tide.
Rode a set of Canard Quads. Crazy bite on these. I figured the tail was wide enough to work with these fins, and I’m pleased with the result. Great control on some sectiony rights, really fun to get it snappy on some backside turns. Not the greatest conditions, but I got double the waves I usually do thanks to a small crowd and a board that gets in super-early.

Third Session: This morning @ Andy St. Offshore, chest-shoulder high, mid-tide on the way out.
Rode the AMT’s again, this time they were jamming. Found a sandbar that was connecting if you could carry enough speed. This board gets bottom-to-top in a heartbeat, not something I’ve ever felt in a board that planes with a ton of speed. The AMT’s felt so smooth, no tracking or spin-outs, just bouncing up the shoulder and cutting back to punch the foam. It made what should have been a crap-tide feel like a skate park.

I didn’t expect this to be so much fun in beach breaks. I had in mind a board that I could take out at points & reefs to have a lot of fun & up my wave counts. At this point, I imagine that I’m going to log a lot of time in OC instead of driving the extra hour either way.
Posted By: physcowino

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 06:14 AM

any body have a v-3 mph dual,if so how fast is it,how does it catch waves,paddel,how loose is it,drive etc.how does it ride in the tube?trying to pick a model is driving me nuts.
Posted By: Fl4mer

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 08:24 AM

Thanks for taking the trouble of posting rocker pics, nkpheos. Much appreciated mate.
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 11:54 AM

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any body have a v-3 mph dual,if so how fast is it,how does it catch waves,paddel,how loose is it,drive etc.how does it ride in the tube?trying to pick a model is driving me nuts.




I have the v3 mph dual. can't compare it to his others but I took my hull out yesterday because the waves were small and I was looking for a change. After 30 minutes I got out and walked back to get the tomo.

The tomo is almost as smooth as my hull, has the nice glide and as you are feeling the lov'n groove you can then smack the sht out of the wave.
as for your questions: very stable on steep face or rampy wave. Just don't be afraid to order smaller than you think.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 11:58 AM

full carbon bottom , stringerless EPS !

damn .
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 12:28 PM

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Its probably easier for you to get one of these than me and I live in his home state!!!
Our surf industry (in Australia) is so small and the boutique guys just don't get much of a look in. Its a shame because we have so much awesome untouched coastline just waiting to surf and try out new boards!
Does that single concave exit the tail as deep as it is at the fins? I read that he made mention of more 'edge' further up the board. How far does he carry it on the model you have?
Thanks for sharing...





the single lookes deepest between the fins but does go out the tail. the pic i took is washed out but there is a channel cut out that acts like the split tail of the v2. there is that tucked edge going most of the way up the board but not nearly like his hydrafoil boards. the nose to about the 12" mark is more bladey like a hull.

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any body have a v-3 mph dual,if so how fast is it,how does it catch waves,paddel,how loose is it,drive etc.how does it ride in the tube?trying to pick a model is driving me nuts.





its ridiculous fast. you don't have to do anything for speed. in fact dt told me to just stand there on the first wave, foot back all the way and let the board do the work. speed is not an issue, but because the board is so small/narrow its squirrely at first. not an issue now but my first few waves (head high) the board felt out of control at times. now its so smooth and i feel like i'm in the wave so much quicker with speed to burn that i'm going farther out into the flats and going more vertical than i normally would. i have more time to set things up i guess.

to answer the other questions, yes it catches waves very easy, sticks late drops better than any other board i have. very loose due to the size of the board. very drivey but you'll find you don't have to do much for speed. as for riding the tube, i've only driven through a few closeouts tubes but it definely works in the barrel. helps that it does late steep drops so well. as for which model, if your looking for more of a barrel rider dual mph maybe the v1 or v2 would be a better choice because you'll get more directional control with those. this one does it also, but is more of an all arounder from knee to hh. this thing has way more range than i was expecting. love this board.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 12:29 PM




alaia on steroids
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 01:17 PM

Just spray, I'm afraid. I feel plenty of flex in there, even w/6oz glass on the bottom.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 01:45 PM

does Dan not do FCS fins? I only see this with Futures and glass-ons
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 02:08 PM

I saw some boards W/ fcs plugs (channel bottoms boards) and fusion
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 02:43 PM

Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 03:00 PM

Posted By: chrisp510

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 03:39 PM

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I'm keen to know/see the rocker and bottom profile on these things. Is the rocker flat through the tail like a mini sim? And, also like a mini sim, is there belly to flat to single concave through the fins?
Reason I ask is that I recently shaped my first board - a mini simm. I stuck to the Hydrodynamica recipe of short, very wide (23"!!) and flat with belly to flat to concave between two double foiled keels. The thing is an absolute blast and has replaced my mini mal for crap days. I'm thinking my next project will be a similar recipe, but more HP - like the MPHs. But we'll see I predict I may get round to it in about 1 year at earliest!




a little bit of belly entry to single out the tail.






quote to see the pics
Posted By: SurfZombie

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 04:08 PM

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But i have surfed it in peaky, good, barrelling waves and it has a hard time staying in the barrell...i remember stalling, changing foot positioning, and dragging both arms in order to get a cover up , but its inherent speed made it hard. Also, i find that surfing in the pocket is definitely a bit of a challenge too. And, for me the pumping that is require in traditional hpsb quads/tri's allows me to get into the rhythm and feel out the energy of a wave, which is a good thing...not just blazing fast speed.





no disrespect winwin, but I couldn't disagree anymore with this.

I feel the exact opposite. My quad Raptor is my go to board when my beach break is peaky and starting to throw a bit. I've found that you have to slightly alter your surfing to get it to work and instead of surfing it like you would a standard shortboard, you have to take into consideration the "slingshot effect" that it has and dial it back a bit. but it's a GREAT tube-riding board imo.

As for the pocket, I think it likes the pocket too. Flowing right into it and you just use the speed to get the most out of it. Works for me at least.
Posted By: justintme

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 04:14 PM

your spot on Lamb.
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 04:38 PM

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But i have surfed it in peaky, good, barrelling waves and it has a hard time staying in the barrell...i remember stalling, changing foot positioning, and dragging both arms in order to get a cover up , but its inherent speed made it hard. Also, i find that surfing in the pocket is definitely a bit of a challenge too. And, for me the pumping that is require in traditional hpsb quads/tri's allows me to get into the rhythm and feel out the energy of a wave, which is a good thing...not just blazing fast speed.





no disrespect winwin, but I couldn't disagree anymore with this.

I feel the exact opposite. My quad Raptor is my go to board when my beach break is peaky and starting to throw a bit. I've found that you have to slightly alter your surfing to get it to work and instead of surfing it like you would a standard shortboard, you have to take into consideration the "slingshot effect" that it has and dial it back a bit. but it's a GREAT tube-riding board imo.

As for the pocket, I think it likes the pocket too. Flowing right into it and you just use the speed to get the most out of it. Works for me at least.




maybe this is an archer issue or type of wave or the tomo model or how DT foiled the board...
all these generalities...need to be taken lightly.
how about they work
Posted By: SurfZombie

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 04:44 PM

Agreed 100%. It works, hands down - and with a ton less volume than I would expect too.

Just to clarify - I wasn't insinuating anything with winwin - I was just talking about board design. Doubt it's an archer issue there. Different strokes for different folks - people ride all kinds of boards in all kinds of conditions and it varies surfer to surfer. It's all good.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 04:46 PM

here's some better tail shots with the channel






take away the v channel and you have this. v2p.

Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 04:48 PM

Oh man why does the Design Forum make me want to go broke
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 04:56 PM

my vector quad eats the pocket for breakfast lunch AND dinner,anything headhigh and under and its just electric.
sucky beach wedges or down the line mushies, it's all good.
cant wait to shed some winter rubber and really try and do the board justice.
Posted By: VaB

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 05:47 PM

How does the speed of the MPH compare to the speed of a griffin or bonzer?
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 06:40 PM

Great shots mate! Cheers.
That angle of the board where the wedge disappears is interesting..like its not there.
I am assuming the shots blow out the volume in the tail but it looks a little more significant than a standard shortboard tail volume?
Also, the concave depth looks subtle (correct me if I am wrong). Would you say the rocker contributes the most to the 'early' get in?
Thanks again.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 07:03 PM

the board has quite a bit of thickness in the tail. picture a shortboard with 4" of the tail cut off. that v channel gives you a bit more control like you would get if it was a split tail. i assume the tail thickness in combination with the rocker/single concave give it that early entry/easy wave catching. but what do i know very thin in the nose but thickness in the middle to the tail.

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 07:12 PM

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How does the speed of the MPH compare to the speed of a griffin or bonzer?




haven't had much luck w/ bonzers so i won't compare but i'd say it's fast like a modfish.
Posted By: EntropyFletch

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/11/11 08:27 PM

I just picked up a used 5'8" x 18" x 2 1/8" Raptor quad. I usually surf a 6'1" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" HPSB. My first session was at well overhead, stormy but bowly Rincon. First wave went from rivermouth to freeway sign.

First impressions, this thing is tiny! Kinda hard to paddle but there is hidden volume there so I don't float too low in the water when sitting on it. As JP from SurfySurfy told me you have to ride it like you're hyper. Always moving. It seems to work well in more hollow, bowly, solid waves. Doesn't work well at all for me in smaller, slower waves...not a groveler.

Still not sure if I like it yet, need to ride it more often in bowly waves before I make a determination either way.
Posted By: VaB

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/11 03:10 PM

I'm having a hard time picking one also. to those that have them, looking back would you pick the twin or the thruster? pure speed favors twin but does the thruster add a better combo of speed and control?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/11 04:01 PM

i'm going to get a nano or psyko tri very soon but the v3's effortless speed along with this boards low end to high end range is so hard to beat. i haven't tried a tri fin tomo yet but i want one for an upcoming surf trip where the waves have more juice. otherwise for socal waves the v3 pretty much covers it


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First impressions, this thing is tiny! Kinda hard to paddle but there is hidden volume there so I don't float too low in the water when sitting on it. As JP from SurfySurfy told me you have to ride it like you're hyper. Always moving. It seems to work well in more hollow, bowly, solid waves. Doesn't work well at all for me in smaller, slower waves...not a groveler.





doesn't sound like my board at all. mine paddles pretty good, well great for the dims. this one can be surfed aggressively or you can literally just stand there (like surfing a hull) and it cruises. dt actually told me to just stand there on the first few waves to get a feel for how little the board needs to be pushed for speed. grovels insane and i really like this board in good waves. the only drawback was the first 2 sessions in punchy stormy/choppy waves it was really squirrely but you just have to get used to the smaller board. if i could have that session again now it would be a different story

not saying mine is better than the raptor. just giving you a comparision. i have no doubt that the raptor is all about hp surfing in GOOD (hollow, bowly, solid) waves
Posted By: VaB

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/11 04:17 PM

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i'm going to get a nano or psyko tri very soon but the v3's effortless speed along with this boards low end to high end range is so hard to beat. i haven't tried a tri fin tomo yet but i want one for an upcoming surf trip where the waves have more juice. otherwise for socal waves the v3 pretty much covers it




thanks, do you think the thruster will have less "low end?" and more or equal "High end?"
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/11 04:29 PM

thanks, do you think the thruster will have less "low end?" and more or equal "High end?"





yes, less on the low end and more control at the high end. talking more about the psyko in that regard




Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/11 07:01 PM

thruster will surf better in the pocket
Posted By: Kaiser_Sosa

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/09/11 10:52 PM

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I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards?




I was pretty much just riding a twin keel fish before I got my V3. I got it to have something to ride when the surf is better, but I took it out on a knee high, onshore day, and haven't picked up my fish since. The board goes fast on pretty much anything, is really predictable, and I can fit in a lot more turns than I could with the fish. I also couldn't believe how easy it is to get into waves on this board. I'm 5'8 and over 185, the Tomo is 5'7" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8", and I'm catching waves at a much higher % than I was on my fish (or my old 5'8" Biscuit). Even on good days the surf is pretty bad here, but so far the MPH has just been a lot more fun to ride.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/09/11 11:03 PM

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I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards?




I was pretty much just riding a twin keel fish before I got my V3. I got it to have something to ride when the surf is better, but I took it out on a knee high, onshore day, and haven't picked up my fish since. The board goes fast on pretty much anything, is really predictable, and I can fit in a lot more turns than I could with the fish. I also couldn't believe how easy it is to get into waves on this board. I'm 5'8 and over 185, the Tomo is 5'7" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8", and I'm catching waves at a much higher % than I was on my fish (or my old 5'8" Biscuit). Even on good days the surf is pretty bad here, but so far the MPH has just been a lot more fun to ride.




nice review! nkmorpheous has been raving about his v3 for a while now and he's always spot on with boards. hmmm, got me wondering about a v3 tri fin? do they come in that option? what's the difference between the v3 and nano in template? is the v3 fuller in template?


Havoc
Posted By: TheOx

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/09/11 11:11 PM

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I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards?




I was pretty much just riding a twin keel fish before I got my V3. I got it to have something to ride when the surf is better, but I took it out on a knee high, onshore day, and haven't picked up my fish since. The board goes fast on pretty much anything, is really predictable, and I can fit in a lot more turns than I could with the fish. I also couldn't believe how easy it is to get into waves on this board. I'm 5'8 and over 185, the Tomo is 5'7" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8", and I'm catching waves at a much higher % than I was on my fish (or my old 5'8" Biscuit). Even on good days the surf is pretty bad here, but so far the MPH has just been a lot more fun to ride.




+1

Took advantage of the Christmas time special Daniel had and got a 5'8 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/4 Nano. At 6 '2, 206lbs I was suprised at how easy I can catch waves with the board. This board is more responsive than any other board I have ever owned. If you haven't ridden a Tomo surfboard, you need to. They look sick and ride insane.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/09/11 11:57 PM

Foil and tail shape is what comes to mind .
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/10/11 12:05 AM

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I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards?




I was pretty much just riding a twin keel fish before I got my V3. I got it to have something to ride when the surf is better, but I took it out on a knee high, onshore day, and haven't picked up my fish since. The board goes fast on pretty much anything, is really predictable, and I can fit in a lot more turns than I could with the fish. I also couldn't believe how easy it is to get into waves on this board. I'm 5'8 and over 185, the Tomo is 5'7" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8", and I'm catching waves at a much higher % than I was on my fish (or my old 5'8" Biscuit). Even on good days the surf is pretty bad here, but so far the MPH has just been a lot more fun to ride.




+1

Took advantage of the Christmas time special Daniel had and got a 5'8 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/4 Nano. At 6 '2, 206lbs I was suprised at how easy I can catch waves with the board. This board is more responsive than any other board I have ever owned. If you haven't ridden a Tomo surfboard, you need to. They look sick and ride insane.




Where are you located? Would love to hook up for a session
and trade boards. I'm your same size and would like to try
that board out.
Posted By: json

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/10/11 12:42 AM

i'm drinking the kool aid and so is pretty much anyone else who has tried my tomo

my 5'7" nano with the futures black stix f4 437 is soooo fun

also feel like i could downsize a few inches and still be alright

i'm 5'8"150
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/10/11 12:45 AM

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I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards?




I was pretty much just riding a twin keel fish before I got my V3. I got it to have something to ride when the surf is better, but I took it out on a knee high, onshore day, and haven't picked up my fish since. The board goes fast on pretty much anything, is really predictable, and I can fit in a lot more turns than I could with the fish. I also couldn't believe how easy it is to get into waves on this board. I'm 5'8 and over 185, the Tomo is 5'7" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8", and I'm catching waves at a much higher % than I was on my fish (or my old 5'8" Biscuit). Even on good days the surf is pretty bad here, but so far the MPH has just been a lot more fun to ride.




+1

Took advantage of the Christmas time special Daniel had and got a 5'8 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/4 Nano. At 6 '2, 206lbs I was suprised at how easy I can catch waves with the board. This board is more responsive than any other board I have ever owned. If you haven't ridden a Tomo surfboard, you need to. They look sick and ride insane.




i have to agree with the above. my v3 may be the most responsive board i've ever owned and maybe even the closest thing to a 1 board quiver. i've actually been trying to surf other boards lately and i keep switching back mid-session to the v3. it's really fast down the line, so much so that i don't feel like i'm putting much effort to get speed. does really tight turns, and fits a few more turns on a wave than i get out of my other boards. i love this thing. at 5'7 19 1/2 x 2 7/16 it's a relatively small board for my height and weight so when the waves are on, it feels and surfs like a hpsb. on a steep wave it picks up the energy quick where i think i'm only taking 2-4 strokes and i'm in. when the waves are less than ideal/weak/sloped, etc it will catch waves easier than my grovelers. i don't understand it. the board is completely under water when i'm paddling around, but it moves through the water and catches waves with ease. maybe the combination of volume under the chest, rocker and concave. all i know is it all works. i'm hooked
Posted By: TheOx

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/10/11 02:52 AM

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Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards?


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I was pretty much just riding a twin keel fish before I got my V3. I got it to have something to ride when the surf is better, but I took it out on a knee high, onshore day, and haven't picked up my fish since. The board goes fast on pretty much anything, is really predictable, and I can fit in a lot more turns than I could with the fish. I also couldn't believe how easy it is to get into waves on this board. I'm 5'8 and over 185, the Tomo is 5'7" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8", and I'm catching waves at a much higher % than I was on my fish (or my old 5'8" Biscuit). Even on good days the surf is pretty bad here, but so far the MPH has just been a lot more fun to ride.




+1

Took advantage of the Christmas time special Daniel had and got a 5'8 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/4 Nano. At 6 '2, 206lbs I was suprised at how easy I can catch waves with the board. This board is more responsive than any other board I have ever owned. If you haven't ridden a Tomo surfboard, you need to. They look sick and ride insane.




i have to agree with the above. my v3 may be the most responsive board i've ever owned and maybe even the closest thing to a 1 board quiver. i've actually been trying to surf other boards lately and i keep switching back mid-session to the v3. it's really fast down the line, so much so that i don't feel like i'm putting much effort to get speed. does really tight turns, and fits a few more turns on a wave than i get out of my other boards. i love this thing. at 5'7 19 1/2 x 2 7/16 it's a relatively small board for my height and weight so when the waves are on, it feels and surfs like a hpsb. on a steep wave it picks up the energy quick where i think i'm only taking 2-4 strokes and i'm in. when the waves are less than ideal/weak/sloped, etc it will catch waves easier than my grovelers. i don't understand it. the board is completely under water when i'm paddling around, but it moves through the water and catches waves with ease. maybe the combination of volume under the chest, rocker and concave. all i know is it all works. i'm hooked





I'm in the North OC. I don't really know much about board design, but the hard edge on the rail runs a lot higher on my Nano. Might not mean anything, but no other board I've had had that going for it.
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/10/11 04:18 AM

Very indepth description mate.
I don't suppose you have thrown a rocker stick at it? Just to see if the rocker is deceptively low perhaps?? The shortness of length would help keep it loose I guess. perhaps the board is a rocket just by virtue of the fact the rocker is relatively low, nose and tail.
How deep is the concave, by the way? i have heard no reports of a 'sticky' or 'tracking' board even though the rail lines are so parallel (relatively).
Cheers
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/10/11 04:30 AM

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atht is some cacked out sh!t and id lvoeto try one in my dims for kicks
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 12:19 AM

Anyone got any advice on which mph to get for south shore oahu? Tomo recommended the V3 which I am down for. I am considering getting a second board from him since shipping one board in a big box that fits two boards does not make sense to me Might as well order two boards since I am paying for shipping.

I am torn in getting a psyko or nano. Really dig a 5-fin conv set-up for options. Thoughts?

Super excited to get another set of Tomos. In discussion with him now and he is recommending a 5'9 x 20 1/2" x 2 5/8" mph v3. I am 6'2" and 205lb.
thanks in advance
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 12:22 AM

I weigh about the same as you albeit shorter and I would get dims somewhere in that range.

nkpheous' board is TINY. I'll let him chime in more
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 12:32 AM

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atht is some cacked out sh!t and id lvoeto try one in my dims for kicks


mine will float you...
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 12:43 AM

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atht is some cacked out sh!t and id lvoeto try one in my dims for kicks




mijo, that board is a single waterski to you.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 12:50 AM

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I weigh about the same as you albeit shorter and I would get dims somewhere in that range.

nkpheous' board is TINY. I'll let him chime in more




did chu ride it? man, that board I wanna try big time!!
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 01:46 AM

his step-ups look rather nice

Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 01:58 AM

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nkpheous' board is TINY. I'll let him chime in more




did chu ride it? man, that board I wanna try big time!!



We ran out of time but he was saying that it is amazing how well it catches waves for how small it is and how far underwater he sits on it
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 02:05 AM

airboy, you should talk to sakana kid. he's on the south shore and has a v3. a psyko or nano would be a good compliment to the v3. i have a psyko on the way with channels, 5 fin option and powerdrive fins to run as a quad. at tomo's suggestion i went with the psycho for hollow waves. the v3 already works good for that and the psyko is supposed to be even better in those conditions so i'm looking forward to getting this. the v3 is 5'7 19.5 x 2 7/16 and the pysko is going to be 5'7 19 x 2 7/16. he told me by going narrower the outline is straightened and in effect lengthens the rail line. good for punchy waves. these little boards are amazing and so much fun. i can't reccommend them enough.

don't be afraid to go short on these. he suggested about nose level or shorter. i'd like to try a 5'5 vector someday
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 02:28 AM

i'm keen for a good wave tomo if he comes near me this year, dudes got some serious shapemanship.
Posted By: physcowino

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 02:33 AM

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does any body have a v3 as thick & wide as the one in the demo photo?looks like 24'' wide?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 03:06 AM

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does any body have a v3 as thick & wide as the one in the demo photo?looks like 24'' wide?




that nano in the background looks sick!! so does that pointy nose transition thruster. guys got some skillz yo!
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 02:00 PM

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does any body have a v3 as thick & wide as the one in the demo photo?looks like 24'' wide?




that nano in the background looks sick!! so does that pointy nose transition thruster. guys got some skillz yo!




V3 in the shot is 5'3" x 18 3/4" x 2 " (photo is deceptive)
Nano in the background is 5'4" x 18 1/2" x 2 1/8" (board is for sale if anyone is interested)
Gun is 6'6"x 18" x 2 1/8"

Dan.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 02:15 PM

Here is a bit wider version of a v3. 5'6 20 1/2 x 2 5/8 I think. Sakana kid's board. Hope he doesn't mind me posting this

Posted By: json

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 07:19 PM

how much for the 5'4" nano? what kind of fin set up is on it?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 07:21 PM

I'm officially jealous of both of your guy's quivers. between both of those v3's and your coils and SK's flashback fish, there's some serious gems you guys are riding!!


Havoc
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 08:23 PM

tomo has some sick boards , the psyko is
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 08:27 PM

Along with Stretch's balsa gun, and Ward Coffey's works of art LB's,
I thought Dan's boards were the "must see" of Sacred Craft.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/13/11 09:19 PM

those are my dims
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/14/11 01:23 AM

You definitely could.
Posted By: physcowino

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/14/11 02:38 AM

Thanks for the info,i love the v3 in photo,it looks so fast & rippable.im 40 & feel like a teenager again over this board.cant wait to hold my own sweet betsy
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/14/11 02:44 AM

how much are the eps MPH's in the states? i feel an urge for another one coming on.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/14/11 01:47 PM

Somewhere between 6-8 bills depending on how fancy you want to get with it.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/19/11 10:58 PM

daniel, noticed that you are doing some pointy nosed versions of your mph's. most notably the nano and transition. how do you size those relative to the round nosed ones? and also, what are the ride characteristics of the pointy nosed ones over the round ones? a tad more rail line? more drive and longer arcs?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/19/11 11:12 PM

for example, this pointy nosed nano. looks pretty cool!

Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/19/11 11:16 PM

pointy nosed nano bottom. pretty radical.

Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 12:08 AM

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That is sick , what r the dims ?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 09:38 AM

hot diggity dog!
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 09:39 AM

deeee- tails por favor
Posted By: VaB

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 10:15 AM

you west coast guys kill me. You get to check this stuff out nonstop. I have to order all my crap. My wetsuit fell apart and I have to order one from out west- literally no decent ones in stock here. nice sales though..

Board does look sick. why the change though? more marketable?
Posted By: WarrenC

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 10:25 AM

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Here is a bit wider version of a v3. 5'6 20 1/2 x 2 5/8 I think. Sakana kid's board. Hope he doesn't mind me posting this






would like to here more on this, looks like a ton of fun
profile pic is a bit off I would guess cause we are seeing the profile with the top of the deck too much in the photo...camera positioning a bit high
looks like a small wave killer
you guys, on head high+ waves, you digging this board in slightly larger surf too??
I’m sure its in here, just too lazy to comb thru the thread

any thoughts on the twin vs. quad on this particular board... buehler?
no wonder people are on these boards, really different from anything else...fantastic stuff.
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 04:11 PM

A team rider of mine in Japan wanted the pointed nose nano for contests, i can make them like that if people like them with the point.
Posted By: sjc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 04:26 PM

whats the point?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 04:42 PM

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for example, this pointy nosed nano. looks pretty cool!






stop looking at this havoc. the round nose is more functional
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 04:52 PM

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for example, this pointy nosed nano. looks pretty cool!






stop looking at this havoc. the round nose is more functional




this looks way cooler , and more nose area to land air reverses on
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 04:57 PM

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for example, this pointy nosed nano. looks pretty cool!






stop looking at this havoc. the round nose is more functional




this looks way cooler , and more nose area to land air reverses on




i don't know anyone that does air reverses
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/20/11 05:22 PM

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stop looking at this havoc. the round nose is more functional




this looks way cooler , and more nose area to land air reverses on




i don't know anyone that does air reverses




I only know one guy and it ain't any of us average guys on the bb lol!
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/22/11 04:46 AM

The V3 is very fast out of the gate. I've only surfed it in head high + so far despite getting it to surf ankle snappers. It paddles really well for it's size and picks up waves early. I really can't wait to ride it in some smaller stuff to see how she goes. I asked Tomo to err on the side of more foam and wanted this so that i wouldn't have to pull out my 9'0.
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/25/11 03:08 AM

yet another thread on a very cool concept. thanks for everyone's comments really learnt a lot.

I wonder if anyone ridden both a more traditional mini-simmons and this mph? any thoughts? apparently the mph is more performancy and works better in steep and bigger stuff
Posted By: WarrenC

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/25/11 10:27 AM

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The V3 is very fast out of the gate. I've only surfed it in head high + so far despite getting it to surf ankle snappers. It paddles really well for it's size and picks up waves early. I really can't wait to ride it in some smaller stuff to see how she goes. I asked Tomo to err on the side of more foam and wanted this so that i wouldn't have to pull out my 9'0.




i have been resisting even sending an email to tomo but after riding a large j cherry simm21, these boards tomo is building make a lot of sense..hi perf using the simmons theories and basic platform
resistence is futile

i just wonder if tomo will laugh me outta the room when i tell him the dims i ride
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/25/11 11:11 AM

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i just wonder if tomo will laugh me outta the room when i tell him the dims i ride




You and me both.
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/25/11 06:20 PM

Does anyone know when Tomo will be back in Australia? Have sent an email but he must be so busy shaping boards in San Diego there's no response!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/25/11 06:49 PM

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Does anyone know when Tomo will be back in Australia? Have sent an email but he must be so busy shaping boards in San Diego there's no response!




it may be a while. we are currently holding him hostage here in the states so that we can continue getting his futuristic shapes well into the future.
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/25/11 07:05 PM

Typical Just make sure when you're done, you return him in the original state, no creases or dings
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/25/11 07:10 PM

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Typical Just make sure when you're done, you return him in the original state, no creases or dings




Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/25/11 07:55 PM

He has been in Mex. Supposed to be back now.
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/25/11 11:39 PM

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He has been in Mex. Supposed to be back now.




Yeah sorry lads, been down in mex getting some much needed tube time and testing some new sleds. I would like to get back to Aus to knock out some sticks for the mates (heard its been pumpin 2) , but right now the you guys in Cali are keeping me chained to the planer. Bastards !
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/26/11 12:36 AM

Did you get the super duper planer ?
If so how is it ?
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/26/11 12:54 AM

All good! thanks for the heads up Dan, let us Aussies know when you'll be back so i can grab a couple of those fine looking MPHs
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/26/11 10:56 AM

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Did you get the super duper planer ?
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I did, basically its a suped up Skill,a little heavier, very smooth incremental depth gauge, trigger has a lock mechanism so yo can take your finger off the button and louder than the banshees of hell !!

Great for mowing serious foam in record time.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/26/11 01:06 PM

I will take a look at one when i am on the mainland.
Who glasses the stringerless boards ?

Thanks
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/26/11 01:33 PM

Just a guess ,

Mazuso ?
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/26/11 01:35 PM

those planers are bad ass. i checked them out at sacred craft.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/05/11 08:08 PM

I'm still just floored at how well this design works. On the v3 twin, caught some good HH waves on it and it was still flying on the inside waist/thigh high stuff. easiest speed and paddling board I've ever ridden. just an insane ride!!


Havoc
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 12:54 AM

this board is a blast. i always want to surf that board. it works great as a groveler but i really like it when the waves get good......like they were today
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 12:56 AM

I knew I should have just pissed my wife off...
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 01:00 AM

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that's what I did. so worth it! I'm fried and stoked right now. took her to a nice dinner with some vino and all is good. ymmv.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 03:44 AM

Anyone got any experience with the vector quad mph? There is one local at 5'10x19.5x2-1/2 in eps. Got a mph on order with Tomo but itching for one figured the quad vector may be a good long board alternative. I am 6'1" and about 205. Trying to hit 200
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 12:49 PM

It's too small for you.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 01:19 PM

my vector is 5'4 x 18 1/8? x 2 1/6, i'm 147lbs and 5'10.

i ordered mine in pro grade wafer dims as i wanted it for ultra -performance and not a longboard replacement,

it paddles as well as any 6'1 i've ever owned if not betterer.

its the ultimate performance shape for chest/headhigh waves imo.

the 5'10 sounds like plenty of foam for your size.
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 01:25 PM

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+1
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 01:50 PM

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Anyone got any experience with the vector quad mph? There is one local at 5'10x19.5x2-1/2 in eps. Got a mph on order with Tomo but itching for one figured the quad vector may be a good long board alternative. I am 6'1" and about 205. Trying to hit 200



If I saw one used in those dims I'd pick it up, I weigh the same as you but am shorter. If I was getting a custom I'd go with 5-8 x 19.5 x 2.6 (foiled) though
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 02:04 PM

Daniel said these should be sized around nose-eye level
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Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 02:05 PM

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Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 03:03 PM

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the dims are deceptive. they feel like a whole lot more board despite being lower volume.
Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 03:39 PM

So how's it done? This is the design forum...analysis please.
I want to know how a board that's small, thin and narrow can be such a good paddler?
Are you all sitting up to your shoulders in the water while waiting for a wave on the dims you are riding but still saying it paddles easily and catches waves early?
If I sit with my carbon/eps egg level in the water it floats me to the bottom of my rib cage and it's 6'4" X 21" X 2&3/4" and I'm 6'1" and 205 lbs.
That 5'10" X 19&3/4" X 2&1/2" would have me floating to my shoulders or neck.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 03:43 PM

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So how's it done? This is the design forum...analysis please.
I want to know how a board that's small, thin and narrow can be such a good paddler?
Are you all sitting up to your shoulders in the water while waiting for a wave on the dims you are riding but still saying it paddles easily and catches waves early?




most of the foam is concentrated under your chest for paddling, the rest is pretty foiled out. It floated me up to my sternum or so. board just feels so efficient and dragless. i seriously feel they are from the future and that's some not yet discovered technology. See alien thread in general forum.


Havoc
Posted By: saucerboy

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 03:55 PM

Agree with Havoc. I have a Vector quad 5'8'' x 19 x 2 1/8 (I believe). I'm 6' 165-170. It's not a longboard replacement for me but it starts working really well in the thigh high range and is absolute money in waist to chest/head range. Floats me around my sternum but paddles shockingly well. Picks up waves like a groveler and surfs them like a high performance board.

It's basically replaced my White Diamond as it works in the same conditions but feels more high performance. The WD is a sweet board though, nothing bad to say about it. I just love the Tomo that much.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 04:31 PM

From what I experience on his boards ,

Thickness of his foil stays along the centerline , tail is much thicker than normal , nose foils out about the 16-12 inch point .

I feel this keeps the board at the perfect alignment in the water for efficient paddling .
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 04:32 PM

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So how's it done? This is the design forum...analysis please.
I want to know how a board that's small, thin and narrow can be such a good paddler?
Are you all sitting up to your shoulders in the water while waiting for a wave on the dims you are riding but still saying it paddles easily and catches waves early?





isn't it all to do with the higher efficiency, planing lift generating planshapes that tomos be bashing on about and a clever rocker combined to give a micro sized board substantially more usability than people can get their heads around (until they ride one).
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 04:43 PM

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So how's it done? This is the design forum...analysis please.
I want to know how a board that's small, thin and narrow can be such a good paddler?
Are you all sitting up to your shoulders in the water while waiting for a wave on the dims you are riding but still saying it paddles easily and catches waves early?





isn't it all to do with the higher efficiency, planing lift generating planshapes that tomos be bashing on about and a clever rocker combined to give a micro sized board substantially more usability than people can get their heads around (until they ride one).




+1,
never knew such a tiny board can paddle and catch waves so efficiently while still holding off the bottom. whatever he's doing, it's progression in the right direction.
Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 05:04 PM

Reason I ask is that a board that has you paddling it fully submerged (your body as well) must have increased drag from your body.
I understand it planes early due to effecient rocker, planshape, thickness distribution.
It's all curiousity as Tomo's not in Aust for the time being unless you've lucked into a used one in the right dims.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 05:25 PM

Quote:

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So how's it done? This is the design forum...analysis please.
I want to know how a board that's small, thin and narrow can be such a good paddler?
Are you all sitting up to your shoulders in the water while waiting for a wave on the dims you are riding but still saying it paddles easily and catches waves early?





isn't it all to do with the higher efficiency, planing lift generating planshapes that tomos be bashing on about and a clever rocker combined to give a micro sized board substantially more usability than people can get their heads around (until they ride one).




i'm not going to say it paddles around like nothing, but it does paddle as good as any standard hpsb. i watched havoc catch a head high wave maybe 2 strokes and he was in. its the instant lift you get once you have the waves energy that makes these boards different. why surf a bulky board if you don't have to? the board is low in the water but pops up and planes very quick. once youre up if surfs like a hpsb.

for me, i'm up so much faster and i find myself dropping in straighter down to the flats, seeing the target and attacking in more critical sections of the wave. sections of the wave i never used to see. i don't think of racing down the line missing the best parts of the wave as much as i used to do. something about this board that has changed my surfing for the better (i think) and even going back to my other boards everything just seems better. too many things going on with this board to get my head around. i love the minimalist feel of it. all i know is it works and i sold off a few boards because of it.
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 05:59 PM

I'd honestly put another 1/8" in the thickness if you're trying to replace a log with it. The guys telling you your fine with your dims probably aren't as heavy as you are. The board in the dims you've described will plane you fine once you're on your feet, but heavier guys need a little bit more foam in smaller surf just to paddle into it and transition from prone to your feet. Once you've actually caught the wave, you will feel this pop that nkpheous describes when it starts planing. Then it goes really fast.

I have one in 5'11 19 3/4 and 2 5/8 and I'm around 210-212 at 6'. I can't get the board to work in anything below waist high. Another 1" and another 1/8" really can't hurt you if you're using it as a groveler. The fins are too flexy to support you using it in something overhead anyways.

My .02.

Anyways, with the amount of foam in mine, it floats me to just below my sternum.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 09:01 PM

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I am awaiting the answer from the man himself Danielsan. I do have a v3 on order with the dims of 5'9"x20-3/4"x2-5/8". So that most likely will be the all arounder. The 5'10"x19.5"x2.5" is brand new at one of the local shops.

I think if I can hit 195-200 then I might be ok with the vector quad at the local shop (5'10"x19.5x2.5). Must lose weight... Feel like a chick who buys clothes that don't fit them yet because it is a size to small. But they are in the process of losing weight.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 09:26 PM

dude what local shops have it? Are you in HI?
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 10:05 PM

yep in HI808

they got the v3 and vector quad both in the same dims.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/06/11 11:01 PM

damn.

Surfy2 has them in sometimes so I guess its not like there is a shop around me
Posted By: json

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 01:30 AM

another +1 on the tomo kool aid... i sold my nano the other day because i felt it was too big at 5'7"

my dims 5'8" 145

i'm gonna either order a custom after i sell my surfbucket/volvo wagon or try to find a used smaller one
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 03:46 AM

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another +1 on the tomo kool aid... i sold my nano the other day because i felt it was too big at 5'7"

my dims 5'8" 145

i'm gonna either order a custom after i sell my surfbucket/volvo wagon or try to find a used smaller one





I think 3-4 inches shorter than your height is a good starting point. whatever tomo says is a good call. he'll foil it to your dims.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 02:15 PM

For the guys with fin boxes: Have you tried Danielsan fins? And what other fins have people tried on the nano? Seen Norseman's review on his three sessions. Anyone else?
Posted By: sjc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 02:30 PM

futures merrick vector blakstix my fav with nano also fcs k3 work well on my other mph ( channel bottom with wings)
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 02:39 PM

Did some thinking and since the local shop has this in stock I might as well pick it up. Grabbing it tomorrow:

http://www.surfgarage.com/sb/1976b.jpg

a v3 in the same dims as the quad vector 5'10"x19.5"x2.5". Figure I should pick up the v3 instead of the quad vector since if I was going to do a quad vector for small waves I would need more foam to make it a lb replacement. The v3 should be the better all rounder. Now I am torn on which custom to get from Danielsan: nano 5 fin convert or floaty quad vector. Thoughts anyone on which one? Has anyone rode both for a comparison?

Or I might get dumb, and order both in custom...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 03:21 PM




you're gonna have a blast on that thing great all rounder
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 05:05 PM

I want one of those sooooo bad.

I also want one of his guns.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 05:16 PM

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I want one of those sooooo bad.

I also want one of his guns.





i'm supposed to be picking this up this week

Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 05:22 PM

I am getting one like that
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/07/11 10:26 PM

TOMOS at Surf Garage

Staring Toru !















Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/08/11 01:51 AM

nice pics greg! drool!

ok, so out of all the tomos, which one is the closest to a minisimmons? also which is his super groveller model?

Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/08/11 12:42 PM

The super-groveller is the second one with the wavy tail.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/08/11 02:04 PM

Yeah the vector quad is the uber small wave specialist. mine goes insane up to decent head high and a bit.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/08/11 02:11 PM

None are mini simmons
He has some rail line rocker with a deep single straightening it out thru the back half.
The better the wave the more dynamic the ride.
Built for a wider range.
Mini Simmons is made for low end waves being less dynamic of a ride as it gets better.
Liking the thick tails - full skate and support from the beginning.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/08/11 02:34 PM

Smaller fin size and location lends to your experience.
Try them all.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/08/11 05:11 PM

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None are mini simmons
He has some rail line rocker with a deep single straightening it out thru the back half.
The better the wave the more dynamic the ride.
Built for a wider range.
Mini Simmons is made for low end waves being less dynamic of a ride as it gets better.
Liking the thick tails - full skate and support from the beginning.




Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/08/11 06:49 PM

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None are mini simmons
He has some rail line rocker with a deep single straightening it out thru the back half.
The better the wave the more dynamic the ride.
Built for a wider range.
Mini Simmons is made for low end waves being less dynamic of a ride as it gets better.
Liking the thick tails - full skate and support from the beginning.




My 5'6" Daniel McDonald shapes (DMS) mini-simmons is an absolute blast to ride on the low end waves of Ti Tree and Nationals at Noosa.
Judging by the hoots of those paddling out when doing snaps off the top I'm not alone in this opinion.
Edit; as a caveat I'm 48 yrs old and the crew aren't too familiar with mini-simmons shapes yet (majority still think it's a kneeboard) so maybe they are just being nice and sharing the stoke.
It isn't Hawaii but it's the best we've got around here.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/10/11 11:45 PM

Die, spambot.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/11/11 12:48 AM

You just agreed with me. On the minisimmons.
Peak performance at low end.
Less dynamic in good surf.
Still working but not at its peak.
Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/11/11 02:23 AM

Thing is when Noosa gets good you could ride a slab of wood out there and still have a great time.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/11/11 02:55 AM

Yes i agree with that .
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/11/11 05:40 AM

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Die, spambot.



Aren't they that new german band?
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/12/11 07:57 PM

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The two I have tried were very fun , unique ride tthat's for sure .

Want to try the Nano .




Tried the nano , I like it .

5-4 x 18.5 x 2.18 a bit small but worked fine once I caught the wave . Perfect size for havoc
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/18/11 07:20 AM

I have a handful of sessions on the v3 now. The shortest board ive ridden at 5'7.5" is a 5'8". This is 5'6" and its taken me a while to get used to the length. I almost wish I went 5'8" x 20" as I can feel this board wanting to surf more like a shorty than my other fish. Very stoked on the board as I got my first solid reo today. Thank you Tomo!
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/18/11 09:22 AM

just got out from a real fun session on my vector quad, waist to head high cross/onshore,

even after having this board for 6 months it still continues to completely blow me away every surf i have on it, so radical it's just plain crazy, came so close to pulling some moves i've never ever been close to, STOKED!

the mad thing for me is it just DOES it and doesn't need any persuasion from the rider, truly unique imo.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/21/11 11:25 PM

Just picked this puppy up last night. more pics and decription later. looks so fun!

Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/21/11 11:28 PM

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Just picked this puppy up last night. more pics and decription later. looks so fun!






Fin config? I have to try that! Pleeeeease????
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/21/11 11:38 PM

5 fin set-up. FCS fusions.



yeah man, we should all meet up sometime for a tomo/coil get together. Just no airs on it!


Havoc
Posted By: Hdip

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/21/11 11:39 PM

*sigh* Which one of you guys is 185 pounds and wants to let a stranger (me) try their board? The closer to LA the better but I guess I'm going to have to drive sooner or later.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/21/11 11:44 PM

Oh believe me I wouldn't do something stupid like that on someone elses board!

Can't wait to see how that goes. Wanted to try DT's but that would have been way too small.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/21/11 11:48 PM

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Just picked this puppy up last night. more pics and decription later. looks so fun!





you bastard

dims?
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/21/11 11:52 PM

I like it.
When is Kelly going to make one ?
Or
What if he makes one ?

Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/21/11 11:54 PM

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Just picked this puppy up last night. more pics and decription later. looks so fun!





you bastard

dims?




5'7x19.5x2.5

Me being stupid ordered when I was on shoulder rehab hence the 2.5" thickness. Should've gone 2-3/8. lots of hidden foam which will help it grovel but also nicely foiled. Foam distrubution is very different than the v3 and also different bottom contours as well.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/21/11 11:56 PM

carbon or airbrush rails ?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 12:00 AM

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I like it.
When is Kelly going to make one ?
Or
What if he makes one ?






dane already beat kelly to the punch with the neckbeard.

this tomo looks so much like a wakeboard, pretty cool!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 12:01 AM

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carbon or airbrush rails ?




airbrushed carbon

black rails to act as shark repellent (the whole orca thing).
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 12:19 AM

K- 12 has more influence !
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 12:25 AM

That's mighty nice....nice acquisition

I call first dibs when it's on sale
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 12:33 AM

those are the dims I'm going to order! Let me know when you think its too big for you...
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 12:46 AM

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those are the dims I'm going to order! Let me know when you think its too big for you...




he wont sell it , now he will be a wave hog like me
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 12:51 AM

nice board havoc
Posted By: rid

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 01:02 AM

second that
Posted By: Aruka

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 01:41 AM

Any idea how far ahead of center the wide point is on that one, Havoc?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 02:01 AM

Quote:

Just picked this puppy up last night. more pics and decription later. looks so fun!





Congrats, outline looks sooo clean, ride report ASAP yes.
I predict mass stokage!!!!!
Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 02:07 AM

Take a time machine ride back four or five years ago and front up with that board on this board (BB) and think of the reaction it would have gotten?
Interesting how time and perceptions change!
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 02:16 AM

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Take a time machine ride back four or five years ago and front up with that board on this board (BB) and think of the reaction it would have gotten?
Interesting how time and perceptions change!



Good point, and think of now, outside of this bb board, everyone who sees my vector looks at me like I'm on day release from the happy house whilst they prance around thinking their blak boxs are the cutting edge
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 02:27 AM



the worst is when you have to explain that just because a board is not stringered PU/PE its not a popout
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 02:27 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Take a time machine ride back four or five years ago and front up with that board on this board (BB) and think of the reaction it would have gotten?
Interesting how time and perceptions change!



Good point, and think of now, outside of this bb board, everyone who sees my vector looks at me like I'm on day release from the happy house whilst they prance around thinking their blak boxs are the cutting edge




people were giving me wtf looks when I was shooting pics of it. wait till I put those crazy carbon fiber quad fins in it and walk down to the beach. either way, crazy boards like these always help you get chicks what gets me is how hp and easy they are to surf. Just insane!! My first wave on nicks v3 was like this
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 02:33 AM

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what gets me is how hp and easy they are to surf. Just insane!! My first wave on nicks v3 was like this



i also keep explaining this to people but the blank stares are starting get to me.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 02:36 AM

Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 02:52 AM

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what gets me is how hp and easy they are to surf. Just insane!! My first wave on nicks v3 was like this



i also keep explaining this to people but the blank stares are starting get to me.




I know that stare, they look at you like you're some strung out addict trying to talk about your last insane high
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 05:42 PM

more pics:





Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 05:47 PM

time to shred!!
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 05:55 PM

Quote:

Take a time machine ride back four or five years ago and front up with that board on this board (BB) and think of the reaction it would have gotten?
Interesting how time and perceptions change!




i think the outline is pretty ugly. it honestly looks worse than most guys' 1st self-shaped boards. i know a lot of guys genuinely like them and i'm not taking away from that, but...
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 06:07 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Take a time machine ride back four or five years ago and front up with that board on this board (BB) and think of the reaction it would have gotten?
Interesting how time and perceptions change!




i think the outline is pretty ugly. it honestly looks worse than most guys' 1st self-shaped boards. i know a lot of guys genuinely like them and i'm not taking away from that, but...



function over fashion?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 06:33 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Take a time machine ride back four or five years ago and front up with that board on this board (BB) and think of the reaction it would have gotten?
Interesting how time and perceptions change!




i think the outline is pretty ugly. it honestly looks worse than most guys' 1st self-shaped boards. i know a lot of guys genuinely like them and i'm not taking away from that, but...



function over fashion?




+1
at first you wouldn't think they'd work. they're short, fat, and ugly but at the same time purposely foiled for performance. lots of subtleties in bottoms, rails, and rocker. Very refined and mind blowing performance wise. When surfboards come from the future, they tend to look very different from the status quo.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 06:36 PM

How big are you Havoc?

Got a 5'9"x20.5"x2.5" 5-fin fcs nano on order. Going to get it hydroflexed so will see how that goes.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 06:40 PM

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How big are you Havoc?

Got a 5'9"x20.5"x2.5" 5-fin fcs nano on order. Going to get it hydroflexed so will see how that goes.




I'm 5'10x160'lbs of weak back foot middle aged surfing ability. If I was to order right now, it'd be 5'6/5'7x19.25x2.38 for all arounder. maybe 19.5 for more grovel. def'ly 2.5" is on the thicker end for me now but that's what I requested when I ordered during rehab. Still foiled out in the rails though. I'd go with whatever daniel rec's based on your size and ability. He told me to go 2.38 and I should've listened. Nonetheless, this thing will grovel like crazy. all your socally boys waves are now belong to me!


Havoc
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 07:22 PM

I just made a deposit on a MPH V3.

Surely the wife will kill me for this one...
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 07:23 PM

Stick some Twins + trailer in there. Funnest part of my Nano so far is taking 1 board and 2 fin sets to the beach, and being covered from 2'-8' (though the rocker is sketchy on big drops).
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 08:28 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Take a time machine ride back four or five years ago and front up with that board on this board (BB) and think of the reaction it would have gotten?
Interesting how time and perceptions change!




i think the outline is pretty ugly. it honestly looks worse than most guys' 1st self-shaped boards. i know a lot of guys genuinely like them and i'm not taking away from that, but...



function over fashion?




+1
at first you wouldn't think they'd work. they're short, fat, and ugly but at the same time purposely foiled for performance. lots of subtleties in bottoms, rails, and rocker. Very refined and mind blowing performance wise. When surfboards come from the future, they tend to look very different from the status quo.




i didn't suggest that they didn't work, only that the template is ugly. i tried nkpheous's for a few minutes but didn't really get a feel for it. i took off on a closeout and then he seemed to want it back pretty quick
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/22/11 09:41 PM

What are the bpttom contours by the way? The lighting in the photo show what may be a subtle double in the bottom third maybe?
I don't suppose you would care to measure where the trailing edge of the front fins are, please?
I am curious as to how this could be run as a twin plus trailer if the front fins are too far forward.
Thanks for the neat pre surf photos. I would've waxed it immediately and chucked it in the water!!!
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 04:29 AM

Nice Havoc. I wonder if Tomo's coming to Oahu in the Winter?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 01:38 PM

this wasn't part of the plan

Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 01:52 PM

no way! sheet! sorry man
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 01:58 PM

that sucks beyond limits
Posted By: juan_guzman

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 03:03 PM

Quote:


i think the outline is pretty ugly.




Thats what she said.
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 03:05 PM

that blows. sorry man
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 03:47 PM

that sucks sozzle.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 03:56 PM

pretty pissed,
espescially as it happened in waist to chest windswell, didn't even know i'd done it till i pulled it out of the bag for another surf today and was like WTF?

i knew how delicate pro lite glass jobs were when i ordered it but it still hurts when they go.

i'll dry it out for a week or two somewhere hot and bandage it up,should be fine(ish)
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 04:42 PM

roll to single deepest between the fins balanced by a double exiting to single off the tail with a hint of double there.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 04:44 PM

holy smokes!!!

team rails and pro glass jobs will give you super hp but also stuff like that. heck pros buckle their boards all the time and get them repaired if they are a magic one. fix that puppy and get back out there! this is why everyone should have at least 2 tomos in their quivers. it sucks not being able to ride one!
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 05:31 PM

that stinks man....i first thought it was the nose area, but at second look, it's right smack dab in the middle.... for you man..

win win
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 05:34 PM

that sucks. kinda freaked me out when i saw that pic until i read that you did pro glassing

double 4oz warp cloth top and bottom on mine. feels pretty strong
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 05:40 PM

that's why tomo was experimenting with those carbon/kevlar strips with super light glass jobs. strength where you need it but overall much lighter than standard glass. I'm sure it'll still work wonders when fixed.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 05:42 PM

frontside reo/snap in the pocket, nose in trough>hits sand,tail gets pushed by lip = snappola.

was the best board i've ever ridden up to that point, i did get around 100+ fun waves on it yesterday too before that happened.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 05:46 PM

Quote:

frontside reo/snap in the pocket, nose in trough>hits sand,tail gets pushed by lip = snappola.

was the best board i've ever ridden up to that point, i did get around 100+ fun waves on it yesterday too before that happened.




damn, you really are pushing the limits on that board. great to see!
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 08:07 PM

Sorry to see the buckle. Flex is a big part of the equation in these boards, but the full straight outline has pretty amazing ability to absorb a hit and stay in one peice, i personally have only ever snapped 1 stringerless mph board in half.Seriously! no B/S. Also, EpoxyPro is now handling to High tech stuff with impressive strength and quality and remember - there's always Carbon Flexfoil which will make the board impressivly strong, ultralight and Flexy.
Posted By: AquaClear

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 08:48 PM

The best stringerless boards are being done by HydroFlex. check them out. Order your next TOMO and ask for it to be glassed by them. You will be glad you did!!
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 10:30 PM

Quote:

Flex is a big part of the equation in these boards




which is why pros like the flex of a single 4 glass job

Assuming the rocker somehow stays the same after fixing a buckle, the flex can't be the same with a big patch over the spot.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 11:09 PM

Quote:

Any idea how far ahead of center the wide point is on that one, Havoc?




somewhere between 1 to 2" I think? I dunno, maybe best to ask tomo. will try it this weekend
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 11:12 PM

i have used many buckled boards , some repairs keep the board working good and some dont .
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 11:15 PM

Quote:

i have used and abused many buckled broads , some repairs keep the broad working good and some dont .




fixed it for you
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/23/11 11:26 PM

Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/24/11 05:23 PM

rode the mph nano as a quad today in some waist to HH semi walled beachbreak and had a blast. easy speed and I think I'm gonna like it even more as a thruster. works equally well backside and frontside. does the 1-2 paddle takeoffs that I love about this design. got one double pump bottom turn to a backside hack to the best of my kooky abilities. still working on getting my back foot back more but the board drives anywhere you stand on it. very neutral despite the template. almost wants to lift off it planes so well. I need to go a bit thinner if I'm gonna use it as an all arounder. otherwise really digging it.


Havoc
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/26/11 07:56 PM

Just got this. 5'7 19 x 2 7/16. 2 sessions so far and Im so stoked on it. The only words to describe it (in Daniels words) is it's surgical.


Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/26/11 08:00 PM

Posted By: FishFace

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/26/11 08:01 PM

i like red boards
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/26/11 08:03 PM

Man I can always count on a few of you to make me feel better about my board addiction.

Npfefus what's different about this one than your other?
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/26/11 08:24 PM

Always like the looks of this psyko model! Nice get there nkpheous.
Pad looks tailored made for that Sick looking tail

Win win
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/26/11 09:26 PM

Quote:

Just got this. 5'7 19 x 2 7/16. 2 sessions so far and Im so stoked on it. The only words to describe it (in Daniels words) is it's surgical.







sick
are you going 2 7/16 as your thickness now?
Posted By: clammy

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/26/11 11:54 PM

looks delish
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 12:32 AM

this board floated me just fine (although when I order I'll go 19.5 x 2.5) and flat out made me surf better. I don't know what Dan's doing to these things...
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 01:05 AM

That red just looks plain sexy.
Would love to see a rocker shot on that one!
Have you tries as a thruster yet?
Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 01:19 AM

http://dantomoj.exblog.jp/tags/PSYKO/
Posted By: Dawn_patrol

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 02:47 AM

Damn Nkpheous, that is a sick looking board! Stoked for you bro!
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 04:28 AM

Damn Nkpheous. did you decide to get that over the nano? I'm interested to hear how their performance differs. I'm guessing the Psyko must cost a little more than the other boards.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 04:33 AM

the new kool aid...
Posted By: twinzerfan

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 08:03 AM



this has to be the board of Daniels that has me the most inerested. That and the twin keels. The dimensions are right up my alley too!

glad to see he's getting his boards out there, and getting good reviews to boot.

just looks incredible in red too!
Posted By: yay44fins

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 04:12 PM

i love Tomo's boards and he is a really cool guy i went with my friend to order a board and i have riden a 5'3 nano, a 5'4 matrix, a vector mph twin, a v1, and a v1 afterburner i seriously loveed every one i rode and after every wave my face looked like this ---> and this i love these boards haha and ive writen a bunch of reviews on my blog andrewschoice.blogspot.com
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 04:30 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Flex is a big part of the equation in these boards




which is why pros like the flex of a single 4 glass job

Assuming the rocker somehow stays the same after fixing a buckle, the flex can't be the same with a big patch over the spot.




do you think the rocker will pull when the crease gets re-glassed?

the bottom is untouched and the rocker line looks fine at present but i'm worried about it banana-ing when the resin kicks

got a few days off later this week so keen as to get it fixed up as i haven't got any other boards that even come close to providing the motions of effortless rippage that i've become accustomed to.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 04:40 PM

thanks guys. its a really nice board though the red is almost glowing in the water and a bit too flashy for my tastes. i might paint the rails black to tone it down a bit

sbd, this one has a bit more drive than my v3. it requires more rider imput where the v3 is almost faster if you don't try to drive it like you would a thruster. you'd like this one. it surfs just like a hpsb as either tri or quad. these carbon powerdrive fins are really different. the rears have a lot of flex to them, i know some people may not like that much flex in their fins but these are working insane! it feels more like a tri fin than a quad. i'm going to try these fins in my coil widerboard and see what happens.

averagejoe, i do 2 5/16 on my coils but these boards are so small to me and this one we went 1/2" narrower than my v3. i chickened out and went a little thicker. but theres so much hidden volume i can go thinner. next time

sakana kid, i wanted this for a nicaragua surf trip and dt recommended this over the nano. i do want a nano though. someday

i'll post up a rocker shot when i get a chance
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 05:32 PM

rocker

Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 05:42 PM

The dims of your boards (especially your Tomos) are just
farking silly.
Really wish I could've tried out your other board at the
ABP...if "someone" wasn't hogging it the whole time.

Anyone in SD or S. OC have one a little bigger than Nick's
that wouldn't mind swapping boards for a few waves?

Board looks very cool, btw, Nick!
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 05:42 PM

NK looks like your psyko is getting recharged by being plugged into the wall. Love the red.

DT is doing magic with his boards. I am drinking the kool-aid right from the package no water added.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 05:46 PM

Quote:

The dims of your boards (especially your Tomos) are just
farking silly.
Really wish I could've tried out your other board at the
ABP...if "someone" wasn't hogging it the whole time.

Anyone in SD or S. OC have one a little bigger than Nick's
that wouldn't mind swapping boards for a few waves?

Board looks very cool, btw, Nick!



winwin's should float you... nkpheous' boards float me just fine

I fell the no-foam 90s coming up again, albeit in much different designs...

I'll have one by Fall so if you don't get to try one until then you can try mine
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 05:49 PM

Quote:

rocker






with just a little bit of photoshopping you could make it look like the board is plugged into the wall socket in the background

sick board. i think they used the same Flo Red from Nova to paint your board and my twin
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 05:53 PM

how did it work as a thruster?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/27/11 06:17 PM

Quote:

NK looks like your psyko is getting recharged by being plugged into the wall. Love the red.




haha it does look like its plugged in.


ifallalot, i need another session as the waves where i surfed today were less than ideal. it seems to go good as a tri but the powerdrive quads give it a noticeable pop.
Posted By: VaB

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/28/11 12:55 AM

Quote:


haha it does look like its plugged in.
.




Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/28/11 01:11 AM

Cheers for that mate. Intersting how the lead in on the front of the bottom curve is so gradual. Really nice bottom curve. Doesn't look to dramatic in the nose and tail lift departments either. How deep is the concave? You can sort of see how he hides the foam too. Foiled out rails???
Thanks again for your trouble.
Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/28/11 01:40 AM

Quote:

You can sort of see how he hides the foam too. Foiled out rails???
Thanks again for your trouble.



Talk of "hidden volume" too. Smoke and mirrors, optical illusion?
I want a shaper to answer this. How does a humble surfer find the hidden volume/foam?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/28/11 01:48 AM

Quote:

its a really nice board though the red is almost glowing in the water and a bit too flashy for my tastes.




you are a by far a good enough surfer to pull off the flashy board. ain't nothin' wrong with a lil' bling bling yo!


Havoc
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/28/11 02:20 AM

Quote:



i'm going to try these fins in my coil widerboard and see what happens.





This should be an interesting test.
How different will the tomo feel with a standard fin shape quad setup to?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/29/11 06:08 PM

tomo tomo'ing. nice air reverse on the last wave.

http://hydrodynamica.blogspot.com/

btw, been riding this v3 twin lately and it's a blast! very turny and carvey for a twin!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/30/11 05:56 PM

nano as a thruster with yu's
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/30/11 06:19 PM

Quote:

Quote:

The dims of your boards (especially your Tomos) are just
farking silly.
Really wish I could've tried out your other board at the
ABP...if "someone" wasn't hogging it the whole time.

Anyone in SD or S. OC have one a little bigger than Nick's
that wouldn't mind swapping boards for a few waves?

Board looks very cool, btw, Nick!



winwin's should float you... nkpheous' boards float me just fine

I fell the no-foam 90s coming up again, albeit in much different designs...

I'll have one by Fall so if you don't get to try one until then you can try mine




R and/or N, any plans to come south at all in the next
week? Would love to try out one of your boards if so.
Posted By: gkl68

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/30/11 06:57 PM

Quote:








Sweet lookin board every time I look at it. Did you get the koolaid color on purpose?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/30/11 07:02 PM

gkl68,








J, maybe next weekend
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 06/30/11 10:43 PM

Quote:

that sucks. kinda freaked me out when i saw that pic until i read that you did pro glassing

double 4oz warp cloth top and bottom on mine. feels pretty strong



I'm going to go with the 6-4 x 4
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/04/11 08:11 PM

anyone ridden one of these with the carbon yet?

Quote:






Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/04/11 08:23 PM

Have a carbon paneled V3 on order. Supposed to be ready by the end of the month.
Posted By: singlFIN

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/04/11 08:24 PM

lowers from Michael Cukr on Vimeo.

Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/04/11 08:36 PM

lol! is that tomo himself on that big lowers set wave? guy gets around.
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/04/11 08:49 PM

whats the function of the carbon panels?
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/04/11 10:51 PM

He is ripper. Nice 5 on the nose.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/04/11 11:57 PM

Quote:

whats the function of the carbon panels?




holds flex longer and adds some strength. maybe slightly stiffer flex pattern, maybe at least for the first month or so. I think adding the carbon lets the board hold it's flex longer
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 11:09 AM

That MPH looks like so much fun in that
video clip!
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 02:06 PM

mine has the carbon panels. looks just like the one in the picture. only took it out for a double session yesterday but definitely noticed the flex in this one. you can literally flex it at the tail if you hold it in your hand. i'm a little bit at a lost for words. all i can say is it was fast and fun... even in 1-3 foot slop. soooo fun
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 03:41 PM

how's the natural down the line speed of a mph compared to a mini-simmons (say the mabile ghostbuster of which i own one and love)?
Posted By: Fruitbison

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 05:20 PM

What's the level of surfing needed to get along with these boards of Tomo's ?

There have been several Tomos for sale on the erBB but I've held off as it seems like they are made for advanced surfers. I know he has models which seem to cater for softer waves, but are they all in the high performance bracket?

I realize you'll get more out of equipment, the better you are at using it, but are there boards which intermediates can use?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 05:34 PM

if sized correctly they should all be accessible to all levels of surfer i'd imagine, seen a few pretty scaled up ones floating around on the surfy blog etc..

the vector just makes you surf better,with so much less effort,
has to be tried to be believed,
although it took a good few sessions to really dial in how to surf it, once dialled that model is just soooooooooooooooooo good.

looks like a vector the goofy foot is surfing in that lowers clip no?
effortless.
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 05:51 PM

Quote:

if sized correctly they should all be accessible to all levels of surfer i'd imagine, seen a few pretty scaled up ones floating around on the surfy blog etc..





Hmmmmm.
an MPH quad for small days in NorCal could be interesting.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 05:52 PM

Quote:

looks like a vector the goofy foot is surfing in that lowers clip no?





no. the goofy footer is ryan burch and he's surfing his own deal called a parallogram. looks like a similar concept (mph) but its an asym. there is a clip of tomo in that vid on a nano. his board seems more effortless for speed imo

but burch is riding a board like this

Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 06:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

looks like a vector the goofy foot is surfing in that lowers clip no?





no. the goofy footer is ryan burch and he's surfing his own deal called a parallogram. looks like a similar concept (mph) but its an asym. there is a clip of tomo in that vid on a nano. his board seems more effortless for speed imo

but burch is riding a board like this





you can see the assym nose in this pic,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelcukr/5829718025/in/photostream/lightbox/

well spotted, the fins didnt look like tomos in the clip either tbh but hey, i'm on the chuggers bandwagon so........
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 06:05 PM

yeah i thought it was a tomo but the nose didn't look right. i've wanted to get a nano with an asymmetric tail, powerdrive twin toeside with vector quads on the heelside.

here's some footage of the parallelogram.

http://hydrodynamica.blogspot.com/2011/03/burch-parallel-o-gram.html
Posted By: Mandu

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/05/11 08:31 PM

I was checking out Ryan's Parallel-o-gram at RK's event. Tomo style fins in lokbox that Ryan made. Looked very interesting.
Posted By: json

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/06/11 04:44 PM

rode my old nano i sold with the 437 blackstix sides and a trailer yesterday for a few waves...board still flies/feels butter after it's been beat to poop

i liked the regular 437 center fin better, seemed like it lacked drive without it... or it could just be my chickenlegs
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/06/11 04:49 PM

Quote:

how's the natural down the line speed of a mph compared to a mini-simmons (say the mabile ghostbuster of which i own one and love)?


funny you brought that up. i have a larry mabile white pony and took it out not too long before giving the nano a go. i noticed that same down the line speed shared between the two boards. once either board gets going, they go. the nano's understandably a lot more hp. the nano is... hp. digging this one for sure.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/06/11 05:15 PM

couldn't agree more. rode my psyko this morning in waist high junk and its amazing how much speed this thing generates. i feel like i'm cheating somehow. it doesn't take anything to get going on these boards.
Posted By: claude

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/06/11 06:48 PM

What is the pod, tail width on these boards. They don't look like the mini simmons with minimum 10" pod or wider.

Look like about 8", so still a lot wider than a normal board. I guess that is where a lot of speed comes from.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/09/11 03:49 PM

Just in case anyone wants a new pu nano for $395 check here

http://www.thaliasurf.com/tutrifinna5s.html

They call it a Tumo hahaha

It is a 5'6"
Posted By: Hdip

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/09/11 06:17 PM

Oh man. Why can't that be a 5'8"? I wonder if they'll ship it to me for free
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/11/11 03:27 AM

Quote:

Quote:

how's the natural down the line speed of a mph compared to a mini-simmons (say the mabile ghostbuster of which i own one and love)?


funny you brought that up. i have a larry mabile white pony and took it out not too long before giving the nano a go. i noticed that same down the line speed shared between the two boards. once either board gets going, they go. the nano's understandably a lot more hp. the nano is... hp. digging this one for sure.


My Mabile Ghostbuster is really fun to ride in mushy/ crappy waves. Good to learn that the mph has similar natural speed, which is pretty amazing considering it not that beefy compared to a mini-simmons. The shaper must have done some magic on these boards

So which one is the best kool-aid that can help a guy do better top-turn/ round-house cutback etc? Or simply put which one is the easiest to ride? According to the tomo website it seems that the dual and vector has more natural speed while those tri-fin is more performancy
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/11/11 09:37 AM

if you surf quads normally - get a quad , same for twin or tri fin .

they are all fun
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/11/11 10:26 AM

Thanks retodd
Problem is I surf all three, though lately I have been on a quad and twin fin more. Maybe 5-fin option would help.

And do you guys prefer PU/ EPS construction for the mph? Or just the same preference issue? For some reason my boards always find a way to hit the reef, especially the bottom

And how long does it take for the board to be delivered after the order? Man I am starting to plan an addition to my quiver for this fall
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/11/11 01:37 PM

My advice would be to get a nano. I switch between quads twins and tri's all the time and the nano gives you the most options. Id highly recommend getting a set of quad powerdrive fins as well. These fins along with tomos fin placement is the closest thing to a tri fin feel with quad drive I've experienced. And with some twin/trailer, and tri fin sets, you've got a swiss army knife

Stringerless eps is the way to go on these. I'm pretty sure I would have to size up a bit bigger if they were in poly.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/11/11 02:18 PM

Quote:

My advice would be to get a nano. I switch between quads twins and tri's all the time and the nano gives you the most options. Id highly recommend getting a set of quad powerdrive fins as well. These fins along with tomos fin placement is the closest thing to a tri fin feel with quad drive I've experienced. And with some twin/trailer, and tri fin sets, you've got a swiss army knife

Stringerless eps is the way to go on these. I'm pretty sure I would have to size up a bit bigger if they were in poly.


agree 100% . if tomorrow is anything like today, i will test it's top end for sure. nkp, you think those powerdrives will hold in bigger surf?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/11/11 02:24 PM

Quote:

My advice would be to get a nano. I switch between quads twins and tri's all the time and the nano gives you the most options. Id highly recommend getting a set of quad powerdrive fins as well. These fins along with tomos fin placement is the closest thing to a tri fin feel with quad drive I've experienced. And with some twin/trailer, and tri fin sets, you've got a swiss army knife

Stringerless eps is the way to go on these. I'm pretty sure I would have to size up a bit bigger if they were in poly.




+1, well said!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/11/11 05:32 PM

Quote:

agree 100% . if tomorrow is anything like today, i will test it's top end for sure. nkp, you think those powerdrives will hold in bigger surf?




rode my psyko with the quads at cottons yesterday. waves were well overhead and they held great
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 07:28 AM

Thanks you guys advice is really helpful. I remember tomo also suggested a 5'7 nano for me. That 5'6 nano selling at thalia surf shop may be a bit small but damn it 395 for a new board is tough to beat
Posted By: Mudshark

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 10:08 AM

Does any one know if Tomo is shipping boards.??
Posted By: Zato70

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 11:38 AM

I´m in contact with him in order to ship two boards to the Canary Islands. Waiting for his availability to start with the shapes.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 01:23 PM

So if you were going to get a "winter" shape from Daniel, would you get something from the MPH line or the Hydrofoil line?

I know I'm ordering a Nano first, I just want to theorize here
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 01:29 PM

right now, i can't find it hard to go wrong with an mph. on the same note, it's pretty hard to turn down a raptor should one my size magically fall into my arms.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 03:01 PM

You should check his blog out. This is from Nov 2009 while he was in Hawaii. He was just finalizing the nano it looks to be as he was doing some testing.

http://dantomo.blogspot.com/2009/11/freestyle-performance-52-rocky-right.html

And below he shows off his Hawaii Gunz which look to be Hydrofoil.

http://dantomo.blogspot.com/2009/11/hawaii-guns.html
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 03:08 PM

Quote:

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/24968479?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/24968479">lowers</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/michaelcukr">Michael Cukr</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>




Ummm... I know my eyes are a bit tired but the guy on these lefts looks like he's surfing a Roberts board with a broken nose. Anyone?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 04:06 PM

lowers from Michael Cukr on Vimeo.

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 04:35 PM

Quote:

Quote:

looks like a vector the goofy foot is surfing in that lowers clip no?





no. the goofy footer is ryan burch and he's surfing his own deal called a parallogram. looks like a similar concept (mph) but its an asym. there is a clip of tomo in that vid on a nano. his board seems more effortless for speed imo

but burch is riding a board like this




Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 05:30 PM

thanks nkp
Posted By: laidback

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 05:31 PM

pretty nice shower at 32 seconds.
Quote:

lowers from Michael Cukr on Vimeo.




Posted By: Mudshark

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 06:02 PM

Zato,

How are you in contact with him, no response from email.
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 06:10 PM

i just noticed that neon wetsuit kook ditch his board in the first 2 seconds of the video.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 06:20 PM

Daniel will respond just takes a little patience.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 06:21 PM

5'2, 18 5/8, 2 1/8







Posted By: Mudshark

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 07:09 PM

Yeah... freaknut...sick one.!
Nano, right
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 09:46 PM

Quote:

5'2, 18 5/8, 2 1/8











Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/13/11 09:51 PM

knice ride meng!

How do you like that pad on the wide tailed nano? I thinking about that pad or a creatures kai barger pad on my replacement.


Havoc
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/14/11 01:01 AM

hey havoc, reefwalker actually hit the nail on the head with his comment. that exact tracpad is what i'm used to and have used since it's been out. i started using it and just keep the same color because i got issues. either way, it goes on all my boards.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/14/11 01:11 AM

Quote:

hey havoc, reefwalker actually hit the nail on the head with his comment. that exact tracpad is what i'm used to and have used since it's been out. i started using it and just keep the same color because i got issues. either way, it goes on all my boards.




just asking since the arch is pretty wide and the nano's tail is wide so you may want to shift your back foot toeside and heelside. harder to do with a wider arch. just sayin'. likely not an issue though. I love the AI pad and used it in many boards.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/14/11 01:24 AM

you actually have a really good point. i have a few boards with pretty wide tails and i didn't notice until not too long ago but i do a fair amount of foot shifting. i guess it's something i just got used to. i actually remember the actual wave i first had this moment of enlightenment. ~maybe they could make him do a rear foot shift. that would make my day. lol
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/14/11 04:05 AM

Quote:

5'2, 18 5/8, 2 1/8












yes yes yes...fap fap fap fap fap fap..............
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/14/11 02:34 PM

Got word the nano is in for hydroflexing. Only 4 weeks to go.
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/14/11 05:44 PM

Out of curiosity Freaknut, what height and weight are you? That board is tiny!
I have a 5'6, 18 3/4, 2 1/4 mph richter that i grabbed second hand, but find for me at 156pounds and 5'6 i seem to be missing too many waves? Maybe the PU construction is the issue?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/14/11 07:12 PM

Quote:

Out of curiosity Freaknut, what height and weight are you? That board is tiny! I have a 5'6, 18 3/4, 2 1/4 mph richter that i grabbed second hand, but find for me at 156pounds and 5'6 i seem to be missing too many waves? Maybe the PU construction is the issue?




hey bman, i'm 5'5, 155. i hover somewhere between 152-155, so i just say 155. these boards paddle deceptively well, seemingly as just as good as any other hp. despite the full outline, there really isn't a lot of foam in them which can make it a little difficult to break the ledge at the top of the oncoming wave. if the wave is weak, take 2-3 extra strokes than you think you should need to break the ledge of the wave.

positioning is key and more so with the mph's. you really need to anticipate where that wave is going to break and position yourself properly (right on the lip or as close to the lip as you can) so you don't waste too much energy going full throttle, double arm windmill with your chin smacked up right on the nose.

these boards might take a little getting used to but there really isn't much out there quite like them when you're up and riding. wouldn't say i'd ride them exclusively but dan's mph's offer a very unique "not even there" feel that is virtually impossible for me to not like.
Posted By: Doctor

Prevention of HIV infection - 07/15/11 03:09 AM

Contacts
Posted By: Mudshark

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/15/11 10:03 PM

Does Tomo offer Fiberflex glassing.?
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/15/11 10:18 PM

stupid question: is it tom-oh or toe-moe ?
Posted By: Jessika

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Posted By: Muffcake

Re: There is plausible information available to women not only on such problems as eating disorders, stress, addictions , alcoholism, and depression, but also on basic topics such as good nutrition and exercise for women’s health. - 07/16/11 05:47 AM

http://hydrodynamica.blogspot.com/2011/07/froth-vs-crumble-dt-71311.html
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/16/11 11:01 AM

Dan works
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/16/11 12:05 PM

Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/16/11 01:22 PM

how did you guys size your v3's in comparison to your regular hp or nano? dan was talking to me about going an inch shorter, etc...
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/16/11 05:44 PM

i would listen to Dan .

mine would be 5-6.5 x 19.25 x 2.3 --- my DD is 6-0 x 19.25 x 2.25
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/16/11 05:53 PM

Great info Freaknut. I am still dialing in the richter. My daily is a 5'10, 19 3/4, 2 7/16 formula energy alien quad - so i would have different dims if Dan did one for me (come back to oz mate!)But this has been a good experiment in playing around with the design. I can't compare to the nano or vector- but lordy, when i'm up and going this thing is the fastest board i've ever ridden. I've made some barrels i thought were close-outs! Great thread.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/16/11 05:59 PM

Quote:






interesting way of answering a question
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/16/11 07:46 PM

Quote:

i would listen to Dan .

mine would be 5-6.5 x 19.25 x 2.3 --- my DD is 6-0 x 19.25 x 2.25


Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/16/11 08:37 PM

Mine is about a week out

5'-4' x 19.25" x 2.25" V3

Cant fu*#ing wait
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/17/11 12:12 AM

Mine 2 weeks out
Can't remember the final dims but
XTR V3 w/ all the bling bling
Posted By: Moldova

One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/17/11 06:55 AM

Moldova
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/17/11 12:20 PM

Quote:

Moldova




Moldova

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 02:31 PM

new v3 and psyko footage

http://hydrodynamica.blogspot.com/

Posted By: averagejoe

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 02:37 PM

the regularfoot on the board with red rails was fuckingmental
Posted By: json

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 02:43 PM

The album ill I picked up from Matt has some of the tomo glide/section beater magic...been having a blast on it in HB..
yesterday I threw in the k 2.1 sides and a small trailer and my chicken legs were throwin' the tail around
I was catching these lil wind swell sets all the way in till the tide came up

Posted By: Mudshark

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 02:45 PM

Dt on the tri...??
Posted By: json

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 02:51 PM

tomo is the regular footer
Posted By: seacow

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 02:51 PM

Freaknut heres my dims for some size reference. At Tomo's suggestions.

V3 5'3" x 18 3/4" x 2 "
Nano 5'4" x 18 1/2" x 2 1/8"

Just picked them up last week so of course there hasn't been waves. Will update when I get some solid sessions on them.
Posted By: Mudshark

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 03:00 PM

Ah... yeah... I was wondering if he was on a tri or twin, I am guessing tri.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 03:01 PM

Quote:

the regularfoot on the board with red rails was fuckingmental



Tomo 2 finned rippingness
Posted By: sozzle

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 03:02 PM

Quote:

Ah... yeah... I was wondering if he was on a tri or twin, I am guessing tri.



Twin/dual
Posted By: json

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 03:06 PM

what kind of fin setups seacow?
Posted By: seacow

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 04:04 PM

Nano has 5 fusion boxes so i'd like to hear whats worked best for others. Read someone liked the YU's? Right now ive got FCS K2.1 thruster set in there.

The V3 came with Tomo's carbon dual fins glassed on. Things look pretty trippy but I CAN'T wait to see how they work. Both boards just feel HP.
Posted By: SurfZombie

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/18/11 04:07 PM

Replying just to change the subject tag.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 04:09 PM

good info sc. i can't get over how sick the mph's are! talk about having to control your speed... and then you do and the thing gets crazy hp. at a loss for words right now. just had a sick solo session. thank you dan
Posted By: sozzle

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 04:12 PM

Quote:

Freaknut heres my dims for some size reference. At Tomo's suggestions.

V3 5'3" x 18 3/4" x 2 "
Nano 5'4" x 18 1/2" x 2 1/8"





i dislike you immensely.
having serious envy problems..........
Posted By: winwin

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/18/11 04:21 PM

yu rtm's as a thruster is best. if you like quads, yu's rtm fronts with q-xr rtms rears is good also...more for flatter/fatter waves.

win win
Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/18/11 06:27 PM

Thanks Winwin. I Gotta try to pick up a set of the YU's.

Sozzle dont be too envious. They're not new. One was a demo and the other was very lightly used. I just lucked out timing wise when I talked to DT. He had both boards they happened to be in my exact dims. So instead of ordering one custom I got two used.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/18/11 06:35 PM

Quote:

I just lucked out timing wise when I talked to DT. He had both boards they happened to be in my exact dims. So instead of ordering one custom I got two used.


d@mn you!!!! jk... stoked!
Posted By: Muffcake

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/19/11 10:03 PM

anyone want to pm me tomos phone number
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/19/11 10:11 PM

He doesn't give it out. All communication is usually email.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/19/11 10:15 PM

http://tomosurfboards.com/contact.html

He usually gets back to you in the same day or the next via email
Posted By: Muffcake

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/19/11 10:18 PM

Ive sent him emails but his last reply said to call him
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/19/11 10:27 PM

damn... ok

In other news my deposit is in...
Posted By: Muffcake

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/19/11 10:34 PM

well thats always good
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/19/11 11:13 PM

Quote:

In other news my deposit is in...



same here
what ya order?
I went with a 5'7"x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 stringerless eps nano
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/19/11 11:19 PM

5-6 x 19.5 x 2.5 eps stringerless Nano
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/19/11 11:32 PM

Stocked!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/20/11 12:23 AM

Quote:

5-6 x 19.5 x 2.5 eps stringerless Nano




I hope you're kidding with those dims.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/20/11 01:32 PM

Quote:

5-6 x 19.5 x 2.5 eps stringerless Nano




Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo Nano - 07/20/11 05:29 PM

Quote:

Quote:

5-6 x 19.5 x 2.5 eps stringerless Nano









Posted By: Doctor

A Woman s Guide To Intimate Care - 07/20/11 05:32 PM

Gynecologmed
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:10 PM

Quote:

5'2, 18 5/8, 2 1/8












anyone interested in this? pretty much new. looking to resize and drop some width. $600 with fins!
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:28 PM

didn't you just get this? you need to move down here so I can buy all your seconds.

come down and try my 5'6 x 19.5 x 2 3/8 groveler, and you'll rethink riding narrower boards.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:31 PM

i did! i'm the worst with these things. i'm actually floored with this the board. just feel like it could lose some width. i'm sure i'm going a bit overboard here
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:34 PM

i'm sure i'm driving dan insane right now.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:41 PM

paging Retodd to the white courtesy phone...
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:46 PM

i will keep
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:48 PM

I would agree to keep. Getting another one might take a little bit based on his update in his nanox2 ad.
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:49 PM

Quote:

i will keep




Phew!!

I saw it go in and back out of the classifieds. Had me thinking....

Fvck I hate this forum!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:51 PM

Quote:

I would agree to keep. Getting another one might take a little bit based on his update in his nanox2 ad.




what's this nanox2?

yeah freaknut, unless it's wildly too wide for you, I wouldn't sweat it and just keep it. it takes a while to get another, especially since daniel is leaving very soon.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:56 PM

in ads section daniel named his ad nano x2. Still wondering what his supercharging mod was to the nano in the hydrodynamica video posted a few weeks ago.

Can't wait for my nano. Maybe two - three more weeks.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 04:56 PM

yes, i need to chill out for sure. haha.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 05:00 PM

Quote:

in ads section daniel named his ad nano x2. Still wondering what his supercharging mod was to the nano in the hydrodynamica video posted a few weeks ago.

Can't wait for my nano. Maybe two - three more weeks.




you mean psyko x2?

Ok, I think I know what the nanox2 is. they look great! I still love the chop tail og version. hopefully mine will be done soon!
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 05:04 PM

my bad havoc. yep you are right psyko. so many models to try and so little time.
Posted By: Mudshark

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 08:34 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I would agree to keep. Getting another one might take a little bit based on his update in his nanox2 ad.




what's this nanox2?

yeah freaknut, unless it's wildly too wide for you, I wouldn't sweat it and just keep it. it takes a while to get another, especially since daniel is leaving very soon.




When is he leaving CA.??
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/21/11 09:37 PM

That would seem to put the kibosh on me ordering
an MPH for my trip down to SD...rats.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/22/11 01:27 AM

don't know exact dates, you'd best contact him. I think mid august or something?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/22/11 06:02 PM

hope there wasn't any confusion about the resizing. been tweaking dimensions with all these different types of boards lately. sometimes it's tricky getting settled. honestly it's just me being overly picky. to say the board is insane is an understatement.

i sized it according to the stubs i've been riding. it was only natural since it's what i was most used to. i ended up realizing that this design would work best for me sized off an hp.

i was really blown away by how good it worked. i saw that little something and i wanted to make an adjustment to make it perfect. i can't help it. so again... thank you dan
Posted By: Doctor

Traditional Medicine - 07/23/11 10:35 AM

Health has never felt so good!
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/23/11 10:39 AM

Quote:

hope there wasn't any confusion about the resizing. been tweaking dimensions with all these different types of boards lately. sometimes it's tricky getting settled. honestly it's just me being overly picky. to say the board is insane is an understatement.

i sized it according to the stubs i've been riding. it was only natural since it's what i was most used to. i ended up realizing that this design would work best for me sized off an hp.

i was really blown away by how good it worked. i saw that little something and i wanted to make an adjustment to make it perfect. i can't help it. so again... thank you dan



you order that vector?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 07/23/11 12:13 PM

Quote:

Quote:






you order that vector?


Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/23/11 12:33 PM

Can you order the Psyko with extra fin boxes so that you can re-configure it as a thruster or quad?

Also, when's he going to start selling his guns?
Posted By: donniedarko

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/23/11 05:29 PM

These boards look insane. DT is a nice guy to. Him and S Mattison are what inspire me to ride fish like boards.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: One cannot transfer in words the beauty of Moldova – it is indescribable. - 07/23/11 05:34 PM

Quote:

Can you order the Psyko with extra fin boxes so that you can re-configure it as a thruster or quad?

Also, when's he going to start selling his guns?




yes, psyko can be set up with 5 fcs plugs

the guns...
Posted By: sdsurf

Psyko 5'8" - 07/23/11 08:11 PM

I picked up the 5'8" x 18 3/4" x 2 1/4" psyko DT was selling. Never thought it would float me. Looks and feels ridiculously small. Figured I would try it anyway. Sitting on the board water line was at the bottom of my chest, way more in the water than anything I have ever ridden. But somehow paddling was fine. It paddled and picked up waves about the same as my 6'2" x 19.75" x 2.5" (1.0 cuft) Coil widerboard I surfed the same spot at the same time the day before. I have only surfed it once in waist high beach break but catching waves was not a problem. For reference I am 6'3" 180lbs.



Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/23/11 08:20 PM

Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/23/11 09:13 PM

Is that epoxy or PU? Any idea how well the board will work in OH waves with bigger fins?

I have 2 Tomos and am a True Believer (TM).
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/23/11 09:28 PM

You guys are killin me
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/23/11 10:04 PM

SDSurf you make my 5'10x19.5x2.5 eps sound like a long board. You are right the tomos paddle really well and catch waves pretty easy. And I speaking from my 205lb perspective.
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/23/11 10:23 PM

Did you ride those GMB's? Seems like a lot of fin for that board. How did they ride?
Posted By: retodd

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/24/11 09:25 AM

That 5-8 has some serious mojo .
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/27/11 12:46 PM

If anyone looking for a jet mph twin fin there looks to be a 5'8" here

http://mitchssurfshop.com/fly.aspx?layout=product&taxid=73&menuid=55#
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/27/11 12:49 PM

wow Mitch's is expensive
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/27/11 02:33 PM

well you are paying for mitch's mark up and hydrodynamica's mark up. That coneshell logo is not cheap.

The bonus is if it fits for you then you can instantly get it. Also it comes with the fins.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/31/11 03:57 AM

anyone with a fin system got any fin comparisons from tomos powerdrive fins compared to h3's/yu's/k2.1's etc?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/31/11 04:03 AM

i will hopefully have plenty of feedback come next week
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/31/11 04:21 AM

yeeewwwwww!!!!!!
mines all fixed up ready to go and its gone flat for me

i might have a few sets of fcs coming my way cheap but don't wanna splash cash if they aint gonna work well compared to the powerdrives
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/31/11 01:02 PM

Quote:

anyone with a fin system got any fin comparisons from tomos powerdrive fins compared to h3's/yu's/k2.1's etc?



ask nkpheous
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Psyko 5'8" - 07/31/11 01:38 PM

I'm hoping he'll chime in soon.
Posted By: c_olden

Re: TOMO mph - 07/31/11 03:04 PM

Any news on Dan's scheduled departure?
I haven't been able to contact him via e-mail.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph - 07/31/11 05:33 PM

He said that he was out of town from last week until the beginning of August; then, he was coming back until the middle of August and going to be in Europe until beginning of October
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph - 08/02/11 12:25 AM

http://lechatquiglisse.blogspot.com/2011/08/tomo-tomo-tomo-tomo.html
Posted By: c_olden

Re: TOMO mph - 08/02/11 01:16 AM

Ripping!
Posted By: rid

Re: TOMO mph - 08/02/11 01:23 AM

that clip makes me wanna go surfing!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph - 08/02/11 01:26 AM

Quote:

Hansome + Performance






daniel was killing it. crazy carbon twin keel drongo thingy.
Posted By: desmond

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 06:40 AM

That carbon fiber one Dan riding made me think of these
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yjGk1sOquOE/Sz...fiber_tomos.jpg

Not sure how much would this cost? Or is he only making it as pilots for now?

I cannot believe i miss the discounted 5'6 nano in thalia surf shop earlier it's about my size and i can jump on this thing in a week! Now I have to wait and see how dan's schedule would pay out
Posted By: cdes

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 01:12 PM

Im thinking about ordering a nano, but am open to suggestions. I like both thrusters and quads, so my initial thought was a 5-fin. For those of you who have multiple Tomos can you break down the differences between the boards that you have?

Also a little concerned about sizing. My good day board is 6'6" x 19.75 x 2 5/8" Firewire Alternator, but my DD is a 6'4" x 20.5 x 2 11/16" Firewire Lost Stealth. Which would be better to base a MPH off of? I am 6'4" 210-220, intermediate but active and surf a lot. How much foam is carried to the rails?

Finally a question of flex. Will a stringerless EPS/Epoxy with Strong glassing feel too stiff? I noticed someone mentioned Hydroflexing, how did that work out? What did you go with, and how much did it add to your board's price? It seems like its a good way to add adjustable flex, but not sure I want to drop the dough on a board that Im not sure that Ill love.

Also are fins a separate charge with Dan?
Posted By: manbearpig

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 01:17 PM

tomo not only looks like he shapes amazing boards but he is one of the most enjoyable surfers to watch on video. every single vid i have seen has been awesome. anyone know if he comes back to states after euro?
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 08/03/11 01:30 PM

The V3 is ready!!!!11
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 01:58 PM

Just picked up my new micro planing beard

This is the lightest board I've ever owned and a perfect compliment to my psyko






5'6 19 1/8 x 2 3/8 (I'm 5'9 185)












Cdes, to answer your question, just go same width and thickness as your daily driver and "nose level" height. So maybe 6'0 for you. You'll find these boards will pick up waves better than your other boards so don't worry about thinking the board is too small. Most people end up ordering smaller the second time around. Hope that helps
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 02:21 PM

I'm 6'3", went 5'9 on a Nano, and I'd go 5'6 next time.
Posted By: seacow

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 02:28 PM

^ beautiful board. And its funny you said that. Almost everytime I take my Nano out someone mentions "its got that Neckbeard tail".

Now we need some EC waves so I can really put my Nano and V3 to work.
Posted By: feralseppo

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 03:49 PM

Cdes,

I'm 6'4", 225. I picked up a used Vector quad that is 5'10" x 19 3/4 x 2 7/8. Tomo happened to be there when I was picking up the board and said it was maybe an inch or so short but would float me. I was skeptical but it works. This board picks up waves about as good as my 6'2" White Dumptruck. I didn't have an HPSB to base sizing off of.

I'm thinking about having a new one shaped and going 5'11" or 6'0" and adding some width so it has a more low end groveler range.

Also, mine is stringerless EPS/Epoxy. Not sure what the glassing schedule is but I'd go heavy duty on my next one just because the deck has some pretty good foot wells. I doubt at your weight you would be missing any flex.



Posted By: sozzle

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 04:13 PM

nkpheous,
any opinions on the fin question i posted up the page a bit?
new schtick looks sick
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 04:33 PM

Sorry. Didn't see that.

I really like the powerdrives. I've tried a few different fin setups and I always go back to them. I like the soar a9m fins. I have the h3s and k 2.1 but I haven't tried them in the tomos yet. I'll try the k2.1 tomorrow. Ive felt these fins lack drive in my other boards but there nice and loose(which I like). I'm betting they'll work great in the nano because there so damn fast, you don't really need a drivey fin. Just good directional control.

I'll get back to you tomorrow
Posted By: sozzle

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 04:40 PM

cool, thanks,

i was thinking the h3's would go well being quite twangy like the powerdrives.

i keenly await your assessment
Posted By: cdes

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 05:53 PM

Thanks everyone for the help!
FeralSeppo that really helps me make a decision. I was thinking that 19 3/4 might be a little small, but if yours floats as well as a 6'2" WDT, then my final dims should be around:
6'0 x 19 3/4" x 2 5/8"

Is the Vector a Nano with better quad channels?
Is there any $ penalty for having the 5 fcs boxes?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 06:02 PM

you should contact daniel directly for pricing. it does cost extra for channels or special tail cuts. my recommendation would be to just get the nano because its so similar to the vector and with the 5 fin setup you get endless fin possibilities.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph - 08/03/11 06:03 PM

Quote:

Just picked up my new micro planing beard

This is the lightest board I've ever owned and a perfect compliment to my psyko






5'6 19 1/8 x 2 3/8 (I'm 5'9 185)












Cdes, to answer your question, just go same width and thickness as your daily driver and "nose level" height. So maybe 6'0 for you. You'll find these boards will pick up waves better than your other boards so don't worry about thinking the board is too small. Most people end up ordering smaller the second time around. Hope that helps





I bet mine won't be ready until October
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph - 08/04/11 02:50 AM

Quote:

you should contact daniel directly for pricing. it does cost extra for channels or special tail cuts. my recommendation would be to just get the nano because its so similar to the vector and with the 5 fin setup you get endless fin possibilities.




+1. daniel can also do a vector with 5 fin set-up run as a quad or tri. best of both worlds.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: TOMO mph - 08/04/11 03:49 AM

Thanks for the pics Nkpheous! You have the Tomo trifecta. should you ever decide to part with one of those, let me know. I'm loving my v3.
Posted By: donniedarko

Re: TOMO mph - 08/04/11 04:00 AM

Boards look insane... I just got an email back from Daniel hopefully I can get something worked out, Id like to get on one
Posted By: Dawn_patrol

Re: TOMO mph - 08/04/11 11:14 AM

Dang Nkpheous, you keep scoring sick rides. I'm guessing you are hook-line-sinker with these Tomo's since you have a new one every month added to the quiver! I have to try one of these soon! Let's meet up at Mag when a bit of surf finally shows up!
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph - 08/04/11 12:05 PM

Quote:

Dang Nkpheous, you keep scoring sick rides. I'm guessing you are hook-line-sinker with these Tomo's since you have a new one every month added to the quiver! I have to try one of these soon! Let's meet up at Mag when a bit of surf finally shows up!




With any luck, my new V3 will be at Mag on Saturday am. Daniel is dropping it off to me tomorrow. Talk about customer service!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph - 08/04/11 05:18 PM

just picked my nano up last night. board came out insane!!! foil is absolutely perfect. 5'7x19.25x2.38 5 fin mph nano. pics soon
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: TOMO mph - 08/04/11 06:54 PM

Quote:

just picked my nano up last night. board came out insane!!! foil is absolutely perfect. 5'7x19.25x2.38 5 fin mph nano. pics soon




mines ready but 465 miles south of me

stocked for you though.
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: TOMO mph - 08/04/11 08:03 PM

PICS!!!!!!!!
Posted By: winwin

Re: TOMO mph - 08/04/11 08:43 PM

Sweet havoc....now we can have a tomo nano surf meet! How about a dawn patrol this Sunday?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/05/11 01:11 AM

5'7x19.25x2.38 stringerless eps+epoxy. perfect foil! feels so so money!!











Board came out bada$$. feels oh so right under my arm. Can't wait to surf it this weekend!

Thank you Tomo!


Havoc
Posted By: winwin

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/05/11 01:17 AM

That is mighty nice....love d black rails...
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: TOMO mph - 08/05/11 01:20 AM

Quote:

Cdes,

I'm 6'4", 225. I picked up a used Vector quad that is 5'10" x 19 3/4 x 2 7/8. Tomo happened to be there when I was picking up the board and said it was maybe an inch or so short but would float me. I was skeptical but it works. This board picks up waves about as good as my 6'2" White Dumptruck. I didn't have an HPSB to base sizing off of.

I'm thinking about having a new one shaped and going 5'11" or 6'0" and adding some width so it has a more low end groveler range.

Also, mine is stringerless EPS/Epoxy. Not sure what the glassing schedule is but I'd go heavy duty on my next one just because the deck has some pretty good foot wells. I doubt at your weight you would be missing any flex.








Don't know where you are...but if you're in SoCal I'd love
to try that out.
Posted By: Vale46

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/05/11 01:40 AM

Quote:

5'7x19.25x2.38 stringerless eps+epoxy. perfect foil! feels so so money!!






Sick board !!
Let me know if it dosen't work out for you

Liking those numbers
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/05/11 02:24 AM

Felt that board up when I picked up mine. You are one stoked dude havoc. Possible sat session
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/05/11 02:30 AM

why don't you guys skip surfing and help me move couches and beds up stairs?
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/05/11 09:27 AM

Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/05/11 07:39 PM

Just met Daniel and grabbed the new 5'-5" x 19 x 2 1/4" V3 MPH

Pics to follow
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/05/11 09:03 PM

And here she is...





Crappy cell pics at work, get better ones later.
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/05/11 09:05 PM

Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/06/11 03:02 AM

nice board meng! you're stoked!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/06/11 05:55 AM

locked and loaded





Posted By: sozzle

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/06/11 06:00 AM

i have huge horn for that
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/06/11 09:25 AM

Chee YU

Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/06/11 05:43 PM

Quote:

locked and loaded










This thing was mindblowingly fun today!!

may be a bit early but I'm claiming best stub thruster of all time!!!!

Thank you Tomo!!


Havoc
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/06/11 07:58 PM

Quote:

Quote:

locked and loaded










This thing was mindblowingly fun today!!

may be a bit early but I'm claiming best stub thruster of all time!!!!

Thank you Tomo!!


Havoc




That board is crazy nice!

Had more fun than I though I would on the V3 today as well. Head high and that thing held so good.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/06/11 08:03 PM

You'll be huckin three gang signs to the beach on that thing!
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/06/11 08:38 PM

Does it have fairly knifey rails? His boards seem to have LOTS of edge and a pretty small radius on bottom side of the rail, yes?
Would love to know the width of the tail block as well...
Feeling very green!!!
Thanks
Posted By: desmond

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/07/11 11:28 AM

Quote:

5'7x19.25x2.38 stringerless eps+epoxy. perfect foil! feels so so money!!

Havoc, is the rail reinforced with carbon? nice board!









Board came out bada$$. feels oh so right under my arm. Can't wait to surf it this weekend!

Thank you Tomo!


Havoc


Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/07/11 06:17 PM

That looks an awful lot like one of the boards Dane was riding in "Lost Interest."

How does it work?
Posted By: youve

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/07/11 06:57 PM

damn sweet, congratulation
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/07/11 07:28 PM

not carbon. it's airbrush. heard fibreflex is kinda stiff so went with stringerless eps+epoxy. love the feel!! I can't even tell you how good this board is in average socal waves
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/08/11 12:36 AM

Quote:

I can't even tell you how good this board is in average socal waves




Awesome!! I felt the same on the new V3, it felt comfortable from the first wave, I can't describe how good this thing worked. I definitely know where my next board is coming from.

That Nano looks so fun though, I'd like to try one of those as well.

Posted By: desmond

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/08/11 12:46 AM

stoked for you
just wondering if i order one from tomo now would it be finished by the time i got some winter swell?
and havoc is it your only mph? i remember you got another right?
the reason i am asking is i am probably going to go with a 5-fin box options mph. i see lots of you having these 5-fin option on nano/ psyko. but for those vector/ richter they seem to be strictly twin/ quad as Dan originally designed. so if i am going to get an all-rounder i think i am getting a nano?

And i also notice your other post regarding what construction to last for a magic board. seems like tomo can also do full-carbon based on this pic on surfysurfy (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yjGk1sOquOE/SzrrfyS_EDI/AAAAAAAAFvU/hni8An9nQfk/s1600-h/carbonfiber_tomos.jpg) but not sure of the co$t and maybe it will be too stiff?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/08/11 04:11 AM

Quote:

stoked for you
just wondering if i order one from tomo now would it be finished by the time i got some winter swell?
and havoc is it your only mph? i remember you got another right?
the reason i am asking is i am probably going to go with a 5-fin box options mph. i see lots of you having these 5-fin option on nano/ psyko. but for those vector/ richter they seem to be strictly twin/ quad as Dan originally designed. so if i am going to get an all-rounder i think i am getting a nano?

And i also notice your other post regarding what construction to last for a magic board. seems like tomo can also do full-carbon based on this pic on surfysurfy (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yjGk1sOquOE/SzrrfyS_EDI/AAAAAAAAFvU/hni8An9nQfk/s1600-h/carbonfiber_tomos.jpg) but not sure of the co$t and maybe it will be too stiff?




I'd email tomo for details. I believe he's heading to Europe but may be back for scared craft iirc? def'ly contact him.

personally I really like the nano as a thruster. I found a set of fins that works perfectly so I don't plan on experimenting. still fun to have the option. I believe he can also do the vector as a 5 fin as well to run as a quad or thruster. can't say enough good things about this nano. I also have a v3 twin mph which is also insane!!


Havoc
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/08/11 05:22 PM

another session on the mph nano as a thruster with true ames yu's. One word to describe this board is EXCITING. Puts some extra pep in my surfing I didn't have before. This thing is so fast it takes a while to get used to it. Some of my best turns today in clean peaky chest high wave. Making this old man feel like a teenager again!

OK, that's it for comments for now. Board is quickly becoming my favorite. Will post a more detailed report after about 10+ more sessions.


Havoc
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/08/11 05:34 PM

Quote:

locked and loaded









What fins did you use? All the same size?

Do you think the Sunny set is going to be too big when I get mine?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/08/11 05:43 PM

Quote:

Quote:

locked and loaded









What fins did you use? All the same size?

Do you think the Sunny set is going to be too big when I get mine?




True ames Yu's. fronts are bigger and smaller rear trailer. Sunny G's might work. You can always swap out to a smaller trailer. I thought you like it big?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/08/11 05:55 PM

Quote:

stoked for you
just wondering if i order one from tomo now would it be finished by the time i got some winter swell?
and havoc is it your only mph? i remember you got another right?
the reason i am asking is i am probably going to go with a 5-fin box options mph. i see lots of you having these 5-fin option on nano/ psyko. but for those vector/ richter they seem to be strictly twin/ quad as Dan originally designed. so if i am going to get an all-rounder i think i am getting a nano?





desmond, i would go with either a nano, psyko or v3 depending on what you like best (riding twins vs a tri/quad). i have a nano, psyko and v3(had) and its hard to beat the v3 and the psyko. i have a nano but only 1 session so far so i don't want to comment on yet yet except to say its a rocket and very similar to the psyko. the psyko is way more versatile than i thought it would be. its my favorite at the moment and i've had great sessions on it in anything from soft to steep, knee high to OH+. the psyko has more rocker than the nano, at least mine does.

the v3 feels very much like a tri fin on snaps, cutties and carves but different in the way you drive it. the speed is effortless. you almost want to let it go straight until you want to turn. it gets going fast without the pumping/driving like you would a tri fin. when i just kinda pause on the drop it just takes off. you'll feel like all the speed is there and you have extra time to set up your maneuvers. its a great all rounder up to a few feet overhead. no matter what you go with you're going to love these. i haven't heard anyone try these and not like



ifallalot, i can help you move now
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/08/11 06:05 PM

+1 on what nkphefus just said. couldn't have said it better myself.

Quote:

ifallalot, i can help you move now



yo ifallalot, me too, count me in!


Havoc
Posted By: seacow

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 12:21 AM

Mind blowing session on my Nano tonight. So responsive and the speed!
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 12:22 AM

sic pic of dan getting shacked on the new surflie eugene feature !

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 12:52 AM

Quote:

sic pic of dan getting shacked on the new surflie eugene feature !










Posted By: Hdip

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 02:56 AM

What was he doing in my neighborhood and no one told me?
Posted By: desmond

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 07:01 AM

nk & havoc you guys are legends! I am just going to ask you guys experience or different types of mphs and without asking i got the perfect answers.

i am talking my friend into ordering a mph too so maybe we got a v3 and a nano/psyko. this may be the best thing we can do. shipping cost from CA to here in Asia is gnarly Last time I ordered a mini-longboard in San Clemente I picked up a mabile ghostbuster and another fish to offset the shipping. My wife nearly killed me when i open da box

nk when you had a few more sessons on your nano let us know how does it compare to your psyko?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 07:09 AM

Quote:

Quote:

sic pic of dan getting shacked on the new surflie eugene feature !















is that xps down the centre of that board? sure looks like it!

rode my repaired vector at the weekend, still blows my brains out even with the fix up.
Posted By: OBkook

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 06:21 PM

Anyone ride the Nano primarily as a quad? How do you like it?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 07:16 PM

the main difference is more tail area/lift so it should be better on the low end and will probably get more skittish above hh. the rest of the outline is similar. maybe a bit fuller nose on the nano and lower nose rocker. though i'm pretty sure he tuned it that way since i have a psyko and was looking for more of a average wave board. turns out the psyko is a hell of a good board in average waves as well.




obkook, the psyko works excellent as a quad. only one session on the nano as a quad and it seems pretty good. the board is fast as fuk
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 07:28 PM

obk... i've yet to throw 3 fins in the nano. it's just so fun as a quad, i haven't been interested in running it as a thruster. dan's quad hatchet set up has worked for me in knee high to head and a half just fine. ok, a lot better than "just fine" plenty of good feedback though with the 3 fin set up. maybe i'll give it a go the next few days.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 07:39 PM

Might be willing to part with a 6'6" Coil Blur in trade
for some of this kool-aid if the size and condition are
right. If anyone has something for a 200lb'er, let me know
details. Eps/epoxy only...something along the lines of
Nick's boards above.
Posted By: winwin

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 07:55 PM

i've ridden it as a quad with the power drives fins, and they were good, but weren't the right size (too small).

my nano was optimized as a thruster and the rtm yu's set was plenty fast and fun. it makes going vertical pretty easy, that's it's almost silly. nano is a very user friendly imo.

win win.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/09/11 11:31 PM

I've been digging my nano with rtm yu's as well. feels perfect amount of drive and release. board is super super fast as a thruster... faster than any other stub thruster I've ridden. I'm the opposite and most likely will never run it as a quad.
Posted By: seacow

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/10/11 10:37 AM

Ill admit im not much of a fin guy...but ive been trying to learn.

Running FCS K2.1 thrusters in my Nano and it has felt money! Would still like to try a set of YU's but not in any rush. Was not planning to use it as a quad but maybe if I ever get bored.

This board has left me feeling like this the last 2 days

Thank you Tomo
Posted By: volcom415

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/10/11 06:45 PM

Is this a repost? or is it


HANSOME+PERFORMANCE - Sea Movies from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

Posted By: freaknut101

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/10/11 07:07 PM

Quote:

Is this a repost? or is it





it is but... just like dane's repost, i sure don't mind seeing solid surfing more than once
Posted By: volcom415

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/10/11 07:40 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Is this a repost? or is it





it is but... just like dane's repost, i sure don't mind seeing solid surfing more than once




thought it would be, love that vid... again sorry about the repost
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/10/11 09:19 PM

no biggie, i'm sure more appreciated seeing it again than not. sick surfing from dan.

on that note, nano is a blast with 3 fins or 4. hard to go wrong. ran the 2.1's and hatchets today in clean chest/shoulder surf. 2.1's not as fast off the blocks but really lets you surf the nano with smoother, cleaner directional changes. the last thing the nano needs is help in the speed department. that said, the quad is just so damn fast, it's hard to give up. i'm sure i was running a kook clinic but i like how the quad hatchets really let me burry that rail hard on bottom turns and cutbacks. just have to be careful not to dig too hard or you might... can't go wrong with either set up. just a matter of preference
Posted By: desmond

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/12/11 07:31 AM

Thanks Nick for the nice comparsion between the psyko & nano

Just talked another friend into ordering a psyko so 3 tomo mphs will be hitting south china sea this winter

I am still a bit undecided whether i should order a vector. i got a DVS rocket fish which is also a twin keel and is pretty fast out of the gate too. Currently I don't have a thruster in my quiver so maybe a nano/ psyko makes more sense.

Does anyone ride a vector/v1/v2/v3 as a quad/ tri? how does it feel?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/13/11 02:46 PM

Desmond,
The vector is designed for head high and under, tomo states it maxes out when it gets solid so if you want it for smaller(ish) waves then it could be a good call,otherwise the nano or v3 etc could have more range size wise.
Only you know what waves you ride so...
I've only ridden a vector quad so can't compare it to any other tomo designs but for me I couldn't imagine any board being higher performance
in the smaller wave ranges, my surfing has rocketed riding it and I've made turns/hucks/tail throws i've never come close to in the past on hpsb.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/13/11 04:17 PM

Quote:

Desmond,
The vector is designed for head high and under, tomo states it maxes out when it gets solid so if you want it for smaller(ish) waves then it could be a good call,otherwise the nano or v3 etc could have more range size wise.
Only you know what waves you ride so...
I've only ridden a vector quad so can't compare it to any other tomo designs but for me I couldn't imagine any board being higher performance
in the smaller wave ranges, my surfing has rocketed riding it and I've made turns/hucks/tail throws i've never come close to in the past on hpsb.




+1. on my nano, I've done some of my best end section reos and cutbacks ever. funny, still getting used to it backside since it reacts so fast, I come off the bottom and I'm already at the top way before I'm used to on any of my other boards... I'm thinking damn, need to turn before I go out the back. so fun definitely a learning curve. you're back foot has to be back back otherwise they ride different. once you hit the sweet spots it's go time!
Posted By: json

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/13/11 07:50 PM

can we get a few nicely used tomos in the classifieds please
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/13/11 11:04 PM

i hear you on those cutbacks. it's funny. i think of that video that was posted earlier that has clips of a triangle superimposed on dan. i feel like my surfing has become sharp angled turns and gouges. really makes you ballsy with how hard you can push a turn. a week of this and my quads feel like i just did 100 miles of hill climbs.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/17/11 04:55 PM

fun fun today in peaky windswell type of peaks with the griffin 4.5" g10 fronts and 4.38 rear:



the yu's feel faster and looser frontside but the Griffins fly backside putting the yu's to shame in that dept. I think I'll stick with this set for a while. If I can get a griffin 4.5" trailer fin, I'll be set from thigh high to OH on this board.


Havoc
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/17/11 05:48 PM

That cluster looks quite far back...Don't suppose you would like to measure the fin position? Thanks for sharing.
(I'm still waiting for my griffin fins!!! Hopefully soon!!)
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/18/11 01:43 AM

nkpheous. psyko. nicaragua.

Quote:




Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/18/11 02:21 AM

Quote:

nkpheous. psyko. nicaragua.

Quote:









psyko on a psyko

chee huu
Posted By: desmond

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/18/11 06:45 AM

Thanks sozzle sounds like a vector for lower end waves + psyko for higher end waves would make a pretty nice 2-board quiver
Posted By: OBkook

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/22/11 03:54 PM

Saw these on www.nicaraguasurfreport.com

Posted By: fdb_23

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/22/11 04:15 PM

saw you out at colorados a few times haulin ass down the line on that little red board.. our photog might have gotten a couple shots of you i'll check w/ him and let you know
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/22/11 04:52 PM

that would be awesome! sent you a pm

that little red board was so fun in those waves. i will always have one in the quiver. unfortunately for that board.....









but worth every penny
Posted By: winwin

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/22/11 04:57 PM

welcome back NK, glad you scored and had a good time....
sick photos of you surfing. sorry to see that red beauty snap like that...how'd you do it??

winwin
Posted By: sozzle

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/22/11 05:14 PM

nk,
mines still going well after my little 'accident' ,

lost bit of the 'pop' obviously but still well worth taking the time to bandage it up.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/22/11 11:01 PM

Quote:








Fvck yeah Nk, like a pro!

Amazing shot.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/22/11 11:22 PM

Quote:

Quote:








Fvck yeah Nk, like a pro!

Amazing shot.




parko jr. gettin' slotted

I've only dreamed about getting barrels like those!

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/23/11 01:11 PM

Wow. Thanks guys!

Win, It creased on a chest high floater.

Sozzle, good to know. I'm going to take it to the surgeon (JJR) this weekend

Sbd and havoc, I cringe seeing pics of me surfing for the most part. My surfing usually feels kooky so it feels pretty good to get a decent surf pic might post up some more later
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/23/11 01:20 PM

Quote:

Quote:








Fvck yeah Nk, like a pro!

Amazing shot.




fuckinsick shot, rippah!!!
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/23/11 01:21 PM

that was pimp
Posted By: sozzle

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/23/11 01:24 PM

Quote:

I cringe seeing pics of me surfing for the most part.



video can really shatter your dreams more than stills i've found
hoping the 'surgeon' see's you right.
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/23/11 01:33 PM

Quote:



Win, It creased on a DOH backside barrel.






fixed it for you
Posted By: enframed

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/23/11 02:05 PM

Quote:

Saw these on www.nicaraguasurfreport.com






Fantastic shots!
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/23/11 04:12 PM

post some more, Nick. Your pig dog style looks 1000x better than most (me included, which isn't saying anything).
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/23/11 06:30 PM

Quote:

Quote:



Win, It creased on a DOH backside barrel.









fixed it for you





yep exactly



gs, i'll try to find some lefts. and thanks



not lefts

Posted By: airboy808

TOMO mph V3 go go go go - 08/26/11 04:20 PM

Some pics of a 5'10" V3. Not as cool as action pics. NK thumbs up!

https://picasaweb.google.com/101680024659589092121/TomoV3
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/26/11 07:00 PM

chee huuu

nick the shredder!

Posted By: freaknut101

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/26/11 08:35 PM

surfy surfy porn











http://www.surfysurfy.net/search/label/Tomo
Posted By: patrolman

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/26/11 08:54 PM

Do these round noses nose ride well?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/26/11 08:57 PM

Quote:

Do these round noses nose ride well?


you have no idea how "well" they ride. well... for me they do
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/26/11 09:30 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Do these round noses nose ride well?


you have no idea how "well" they ride. well... for me they do




I have to agree with the freaky one. I haven't ridden any other boards since I got the V3 three weeks ago. I may be selling more too. (This has replaced a couple of boards)

The board is insane.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/27/11 02:22 AM

Quote:

Do these round noses nose ride well?




he's making pointy nosed versions also.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/27/11 04:35 AM

Quote:

Do these round noses nose ride well?







i think the nose on these things is part of what makes them so good. along with the rocker and concaves. super easy to get into a steep wave. i think the pysko might be the best board i've ever had.









thank you Danielsan
Posted By: IamtheMen

Men's Salubriousness - 08/27/11 05:27 AM

only4men
Posted By: youve

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/27/11 11:58 AM

yes it rides good and much safer than the pointy ones. from yesterday, 1inch of the nose crashed with 3layer 6oz. epoxy...stay safe

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/27/11 04:27 PM

Damn. Better there than your eye I guess. Hope you have a speedy recovery
Posted By: Dawn_patrol

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/27/11 05:34 PM

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Fvck yeah Nk, like a pro!

Amazing shot.




Rad pic Nk! Looks like you scored!
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 01:59 AM

So Stoked on the response of the past few months !!

Ive decided to do another promotion to reward you guys for 20,000 + hits on this thread.

For the month of September, $500 base rate for a PU Poly Nano.
(+ $100 for Eps/epoxy and other models technical manufactures surcharges will apply)

Also, I would like to let you all know that ive been working on a new generation of MPH designs for 2012 (MPH NEXT GEN) which I will be previewing at the San Diego Sacred Craft in October along with my entry into the shape off for the Ekstrom Asym board.

The new models will feature more refined outlines, rockers, nose shape options,
new bottom contours and of course new tails shapes. I guarantee the standard bar will be raised and performance potential will be elevated.

This time around, I will offer the promotion to any customers internationally (shipping not inc.) but I will be strict on the timeframe (September only) and….obviously the new models WIL NOT be available until I say so, so please don’t ask.

www.tomosurfboards.com

I will do another promo when we hit 50k, so keep bombing the thread and you will be rewarded !!
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 02:08 AM


Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 02:37 AM

Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 02:42 AM

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Posted By: airboy808

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 02:52 AM

Better start saving my money...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 03:07 AM


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I will do another promo when we hit 50k, so keep bombing the thread and you will be rewarded !!










Posted By: FishFace

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 04:29 AM



this is a sick pic
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 04:41 AM

Man, I wish I had the scrips for a psyko or nano.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 04:52 AM

SK: nano coming soon you can check it out
Posted By: Mudshark

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 07:44 AM

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Man, I wish I had the scrips for a psyko or nano.





Don't you have a nano.??
Posted By: winwin

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 10:18 AM

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Ive decided to do another promotion to reward you guys for 20,000 + hits on this thread.



Ahh....I like this idea! Forum members and posters has it's rewards ....I will be in for another tomo for sure.
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 12:17 PM

Damn you Daniel, I'm going to go broke
Posted By: sublime74

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 05:56 PM

I just put deposit on V3 & Nano about an hour ago, I'm broke but stoked, now I get to experience what everyone is talking about
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 06:09 PM

good choices! both really good boards
Posted By: sublime74

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 06:40 PM

Thanks, I got 'em because of your reviews & the pictures , maybe the board will make me surf better
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 06:47 PM

Damn, now I'm not sure whether the Nano or the Psyko is a better board for what I want...?
Posted By: chrisp510

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 06:48 PM

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I will do another promo when we hit 50k, so keep bombing the thread and you will be rewarded !!















Sweet sequence Nkpheous!
I wish we were getting some of that now...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 06:51 PM

they're different that's for sure. i think they make you surf better. easier to set up maneuvers when you have near effortless speed to burn.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 06:57 PM

so PUMPED UP, you have no idea, these 4-5 weeks will go so slow....hopefully, Daniel will get me the right size boards..
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 07:07 PM

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Damn, now I'm not sure whether the Nano or the Psyko is a better board for what I want...?





redrider, these boards are very similar. pretty much overlap but i think the psyko with the channels and narrower tail cut gives you more control. but dan told me any one of his boards can be tuned for the waves you like to surf. that red one was made with that place in mind. it has more rocker than my nano but the nano was ordered for average waves. basically what i surf every day. the only problem (if you want to call it that)is the psyko also works in just about anything on the low end. what i'm getting at is the nano can be tuned for hollow or good waves if that's what you're looking for.

i've been surfing this nano since i got back and i freaking love this thing. so addicting. can't wait to see the new models



thanks chrisp. that trip was really fun
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 10:32 PM

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Damn, now I'm not sure whether the Nano or the Psyko is a better board for what I want...?





redrider, these boards are very similar. pretty much overlap but i think the psyko with the channels and narrower tail cut gives you more control. but dan told me any one of his boards can be tuned for the waves you like to surf. that red one was made with that place in mind. it has more rocker than my nano but the nano was ordered for average waves. basically what i surf every day. the only problem (if you want to call it that)is the psyko also works in just about anything on the low end. what i'm getting at is the nano can be tuned for hollow or good waves if that's what you're looking for.

i've been surfing this nano since i got back and i freaking love this thing. so addicting. can't wait to see the new models



thanks chrisp. that trip was really fun




You prefer the Nano as a thruster?
Posted By: seacow

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/30/11 11:48 PM

Stocked! Getting a slightly bigger Nano for the heavy winter gear.

...and cant wait to see what comes out in Oct.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/31/11 12:02 AM

Dan, if you're still listening to this thread what would you recommend as a step-up for north county san diego?

I have a Nano on the way; would you say another board from the MPH line or a Hydrofoil?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/31/11 12:55 AM

so far. i'm running a large side fins (griffin template) with a small trailer and its the best drive and release i've felt in a while. i don't even want to experiment with fins right now. i cant imagine quads not working in this board. i'm really happy with this setup. the psyko worked well with just about every quad set i put in there, especially the powerdrive quads. but in punchy bowly waves trifin was best. in those waves pictured i was using gg fronts with a k2.1 trailer.
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/31/11 01:26 AM

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Dan, if you're still listening to this thread what would you recommend as a step-up for north county san diego?

I have a Nano on the way; would you say another board from the MPH line or a Hydrofoil?





Yeah im listening.
The Hydrofoils have always been my premeire power wave boards. Remember im from Lennox Head, and these boards were designed to come to life in real power waves, my dual fins rule it in the power, so fast yet exceptional control.

Keel (Dual) fins on modern/hybridised hulls will be the next breakthrough in big waves. 100% confident on that.


vision: all Dual fins 2007 prior to the development of all the Raptor/Jet tails for the purpose of reducing drag in high speed situations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR6n-6cyYco
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/31/11 01:47 AM



Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/31/11 01:48 AM

I would kill for waves like that
Posted By: Retropete

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/31/11 02:02 AM

I must say we have it good in my neck of the woods.
Lennox can have amazing waves.
Too bad Spring is upon us.
It was a very good winter though.
Posted By: Kaiser_Sosa

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/31/11 11:48 AM

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Thanks, I got 'em because of your reviews & the pictures , maybe the board will make me surf better




Maybe so. My 15 yr old son (who never says anything about my surfing) recently told me that I looked like I was going faster and doing more turns than all the other old guys in the lineup. I think that was sort of a complement.
Posted By: SurfZombie

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/31/11 12:02 PM

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Thanks, I got 'em because of your reviews & the pictures , maybe the board will make me surf better




Maybe so. My 15 yr old son (who never says anything about my surfing) recently told me that I looked like I was going faster and doing more turns than all the other old guys in the lineup. I think that was sort of a complement.




I would have slapped my kid for saying such a thing.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 08/31/11 06:08 PM

Sounds good airboy! I had the v3 for a while, but decided to start saving for a nano/psyko or whatever else Tomo has brewing.
Posted By: desmond

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 09/01/11 07:29 AM

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Sounds good airboy! I had the v3 for a while, but decided to start saving for a nano/psyko or whatever else Tomo has brewing.


SK I am curious to know why you want a nano/psyko over the v3. Is it due to your preference in tri-fin or you see something that the nano/psyko will fit more on the type of wave you surfed?
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 09/01/11 11:34 AM

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Sounds good airboy! I had the v3 for a while, but decided to start saving for a nano/psyko or whatever else Tomo has brewing.


SK I am curious to know why you want a nano/psyko over the v3. Is it due to your preference in tri-fin or you see something that the nano/psyko will fit more on the type of wave you surfed?




As much as I love my V3, I'd like to hear his opinion as well.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 09/01/11 01:58 PM

After riding the v3 exclusively for a month I figured it out and didn't want to ride anything else. I jumped back on my thruster, re-adjusted to three fins and when I rode my v3 again had to re-adjust. I would really like to get a tri fin from Tomo so that the transition between my boards is more seamless.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 09/01/11 02:38 PM

I kinda understand what you mean, riding a board that favors a backfooter like Greg Griffin's & to ride another board that favors front footer sometimes can be frustrating..although I saw Havoc mentioning that it takes some time but once you get used to both styles then there's no need for transitioning after
Posted By: desmond

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 09/02/11 05:09 AM

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I will do another promo when we hit 50k, so keep bombing the thread and you will be rewarded !!














Sick sequence Nick

Did you bring other board(s) with you? How do you compare the psyko in the tube with your other board?

My mate is ordering a psyko too but unfortunately we only see this kind of wave maybe 10 days in an entire year
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 09/02/11 04:34 PM

Hey Desmond. Thanks! I brought two coil qualifiers (6'1&6'2) and this 5'6 Tomo. I used the coils on the big days and the tomo the rest of the time. For a shoulder high to  OH barrels the psyko is hard to beat. The shortness of the board combined with the rocker and curve fits these waves well. As for comparing the psyko in the tube to the coils, my honest answer, in the barrel it's all the same to me. They all worked good out there. I would give an advantage to the psyko on the drop. You get in easier with a fraction more time to set it up. 

I originally went to dan to order a vector quad for the small or marginal conditions out there but when I told him where I was going he was like no mate this is the board you want to take there. Man I'm so glad I didn't question it. You can still grovel with this board if there's some energy (small weak windswell not so much) but its phenomenal in average to good waves. Feels like your cheating on the drops. Great daily driver for socal

Hope this helps
Posted By: desmond

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 09/08/11 06:27 AM

Thanks Nick that definitely helps
I've decided to go with Nano which seems to be a better all-arounder and should grovel well in average and hopefully less than average days. Deposit should be in tomorrow, can't wait

Waves here in the South China Sea is really crappy, and this summer we have very little luck in terms of typhoon (hurricane) swell.

I hope the reef will be lightened up by some autumn storm surf very soon.
Posted By: airboy808

tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/10/11 02:17 PM

saw this thread slipping so I thought I would add some pics. Just got this in yesterday and waiting on my fins from Tomo. totally STOCKED!
dims: 5'9"x20.5x2.5 big boy size and hydroflex'd

Mahalo to Tomo/Danielsan for hooking it up!

[image]https://picasaweb.google.com/101680024659589092121/HydroflexTomoNano#5650777212094795426[/image]

if the image is not showing (and don't ask me why) then click on the link belwo
Tomo Nano Hydroflex
Posted By: FishFace

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/10/11 02:20 PM

here u go...

Posted By: airboy808

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/10/11 02:22 PM

thanks and how? read the post pic thread but no dice when clicking the not so instant UBB code Image button.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/10/11 02:29 PM

you gotta right click on the picture and choose 'view image' the link that pops up should have a .jpg in the address like:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rHKrwtjudmE/TmuX72_ITqI/AAAAAAAAAJE/r2Edg9QCETY/s512/photo.JPG
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/10/11 04:56 PM

that is awesome. must be so light.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/10/11 04:59 PM

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here u go...








glassing?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/10/11 06:51 PM

Hydroflex? Awesome. I didn't know that was an option
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/10/11 09:50 PM

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here u go...








glassing?




Wish you were not across the ocean. Would love to try that.
I've surfed a Vector quad twice now, both in crappy high-tide
reform random surf. Board is 5'11" x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8"
and catches waves very easily. Hard to give much more feedback
without at least a halfway decent wave, but I can at least
see how Dan 'hides' the foam in his boards...and how dims
that seem too small can be sufficient. Hope to try it in
better waves, but Oside seems to be pretty much broken
at this point.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/11/11 01:08 AM

Nice board airboy! What fins are you waiting on? I'm sure your regular fins would be good enough to give it a whirl. Town is pretty fun today.
Posted By: donniedarko

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/11/11 01:18 AM

Very cool!!
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/11/11 01:23 AM

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Hydroflex? Awesome. I didn't know that was an option



I ran into Ed from Hydroflex surfing the other day and started talking to him because I noticed he had a Hydroflex Roberts Modern 80s. I told him that I had just ordered a Tomo and he said they had 3 in there for glassing

Maybe the next one...
Posted By: redrider

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/11/11 02:04 AM

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Hydroflex? Awesome. I didn't know that was an option



I ran into Ed from Hydroflex surfing the other day and started talking to him because I noticed he had a Hydroflex Roberts Modern 80s. I told him that I had just ordered a Tomo and he said they had 3 in there for glassing

Maybe the next one...




How much of an upcharge is there for that?

And what exactly are the benefits? Thanks in advance
Posted By: retodd

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/11/11 02:10 AM

adjustable flex is #1 selling point .

they are well made and really light and durable .
Posted By: redrider

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/11/11 02:11 AM

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adjustable flex is #1 selling point .

they are well made and really light and durable .




Have you tried one?
Posted By: gkl68

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/11/11 02:31 AM

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adjustable flex is #1 selling point .

they are well made and really light and durable .




How does it compare to xtr or fiberflex in terms of durability?
Posted By: cdes

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/12/11 01:53 PM

I have a question for Dan or anyone else who has a Nano with FCS plugs.
Part of the design of the MPH is parallel or near parallel fin placement (from his website). This makes sense to me for the purposes of reduction of drag. My question is: how does fin cant factor into the drag of the board? If you use FCS plugs isn't there cant built into them? do the custom hatchet fins compensate for this? Is cant even an issue with drag?
Just curious. I am very stoked to try new and different ideas in boards and fins. I have a MPH on order and cant wait to try it out.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/12/11 02:02 PM

You can set the cant on FCS plugs to anything you want.
Fusions have cant built in them but you can sink them to adjust them as well.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/12/11 02:03 PM

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I have a question for Dan or anyone else who has a Nano with FCS plugs.
Part of the design of the MPH is parallel or near parallel fin placement (from his website). This makes sense to me for the purposes of reduction of drag. My question is: how does fin cant factor into the drag of the board? If you use FCS plugs isn't there cant built into them? do the custom hatchet fins compensate for this? Is cant even an issue with drag?
Just curious. I am very stoked to try new and different ideas in boards and fins. I have a MPH on order and cant wait to try it out.




twin or quad or thruster? if twin or quad, get glassons.

rode my nano yesterday in waist high mush and had a blast. very fast and loose. watched retodd getting some nice backside top turns on both mine and nkfefusis' nanos. nano nano. very valid design that can be dialed for any wave type.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/12/11 02:03 PM

only the dual finned boards have the zero toe/cant dealio from what i understood, the nanos are basic thruster/quad setups i believe, although the rears on the vector quads are zero toe but standard cant.
Posted By: claude

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/12/11 02:14 PM


Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/13/11 09:56 PM

picking up tomorrow
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/13/11 10:31 PM

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picking up tomorrow



mines done to!
Posted By: cdes

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 01:40 AM

me too!
Posted By: retodd

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 01:44 AM

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adjustable flex is #1 selling point .

they are well made and really light and durable .




How does it compare to xtr or fiberflex in terms of durability?




i dont know exactly but one would think it would be similar.

hydroflex get vacuum bagged , more fiber - less resin . the other 2 are hand lammed , i am sure with there own recipe.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 02:05 AM

only issue with hydroflex is getting a ding or rail shatter and the air leaks out. also, they feel too light?
Posted By: retodd

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 11:58 AM

Buffo told me that with small dings it will take quite a while for all the air to come out .
Posted By: gkl68

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 02:32 PM

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only issue with hydroflex is getting a ding or rail shatter and the air leaks out. also, they feel too light?




What's the downside of too light? I feel like I prefer light but maybe because I'm a lightweight?
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 02:39 PM

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only issue with hydroflex is getting a ding or rail shatter and the air leaks out. also, they feel too light?




What's the downside of too light? I feel like I prefer light but maybe because I'm a lightweight?




i feel like if a board is too light it won't cut thru chop like a board with a little more weight. it can feel extra sketchy dropping in when it's bigger. i would imagine going from a coil to a hydroflex would feel really really weird
Posted By: winwin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 03:30 PM

also, if its too light, when you change foot positions, your board will want to move in weird ways too
furthermore, no momentum to drop in.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 03:45 PM

on the other hand, if the board is for smaller wave shreddingness light wins every time, even in lumpy onshore junk.
Posted By: winwin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 03:49 PM

you got a point there...smaller waves = less power, harder to push a "heavier" board....better with lighter ones.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 03:50 PM

I have not waxed it up yet. Will weigh the hydroflex tomo but in my hands it feels pretty light but near same weight as the v3 eps stringless which is light to begin with.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 04:05 PM

the only downside i've noticed with these boards is chop on fast waves with energy. many pluses to having a light board
Posted By: Kaiser_Sosa

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 05:37 PM

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I have not waxed it up yet. Will weigh the hydroflex tomo but in my hands it feels pretty light but near same weight as the v3 eps stringless which is light to begin with.




How's the quality of the glass job compared to your epoxy V3? I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on my next Tomo, and might look at this tech as an option.
Posted By: enframed

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/14/11 07:15 PM

After riding a Hydroflex almost daily for the past ten days or so I can safely say mine is not too light, but it is fvcking light, about five pounds without wax or fins. No problem with momentum on drops or any other time. In fact, the opposite, it does what I do with more efficiency, it has less swing weight, less board momentum during directional change has been beneficial. If it's a little choppy let some air out, bring it down to two pounds. I'm not shaper, but it seems that rail shape and bottom contour will contribute to the handling of chop as well.

I used to think that there was such a thing as too light a board, now I'm not sure. Maybe in certain conditions..tow surfing 30+ foot waves in choppy conditions. I'll leave that opinion to the people who do that.

I'm sure that anyone who likes a Tomo would love a Tomo in Hydroflex.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/15/11 02:04 AM

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the only downside i've noticed with these boards is chop on fast waves with energy. many pluses to having a light board


agree. tricky on steep, good sized backside drops. still insanely fun. had to make a concerted effort to not outrun the wave. super hard, hp cutbacks.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/15/11 02:38 AM

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Buffo told me that with small dings it will take quite a while for all the air to come out .



completely different to a standard layup on an eps board then when you put it somewhere warm and the water pisses and spits out of the tiniest cracks?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/15/11 07:23 PM



Good meeting with Dan today, pics of the board later. It weighs next to nothing...

Also, Moonlight is like around the corner from my new place, which I thought was pretty cool

My board was on racks right next to Christensen shaped guns for Mark Healy! It made me feel special
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/15/11 07:33 PM

pics!
Posted By: retodd

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/15/11 07:39 PM

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pics!




of the big gun too
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/15/11 07:54 PM

I didn't snap pics of the guns
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/15/11 07:55 PM

that's ok, guns make me feel inadequate
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/15/11 08:26 PM

pics pics pics.

mine will hopefully be driving up from SD very soon....
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/15/11 11:20 PM

5-6 x 19.5 x 2.5 with some meat in the middle where it matters





Posted By: winwin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 12:04 AM

Nice get! Let us know how that gmb quad set up goes...
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 12:14 AM

I really like that fin set in multiple boards so I have a feeling it will work in this.

Dan's quad set up is more McKee-ish than most so I'll like smaller rear fins as opposed to when quad rears are more on rail where I like almost equal sized rear fins

Dan said to try the Slater type 5 fin setup too

Maybe I'll just plug my GG 5 fin set in too
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 12:18 AM

oh fark looks sick!
Did you get a set of Dans fins?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 12:43 AM

I didn't but he said to hit him up if I wanna buy them later
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 12:54 AM

kelly's 2.1 thruster set is my favorite in this board. they might be too small for you. might want to give h3 or simon anderson- large a go. the mediums for each went real well for me too.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 01:02 AM

forgot to add... dhd-2's would be another good set up to try
Posted By: winwin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 01:16 AM

That suggestion with smaller rears is good. The nano is so innately fast that too large of a quad template, Especially the rears it can be hard to control.
YU works really good as a thruster....my favorite still.
I tried yu + qxr rears as a quad and I popped a wheely during a cutback after hitting a small chop... . Adding a nubster might of helped.

Griffins will be too fast for this board as a quad IMO.
Posted By: retodd

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 01:44 AM

i think the 5 fin set ( all 5 ) is going to be fun
Posted By: Havoc

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 01:57 AM

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That suggestion with smaller rears is good. The nano is so innately fast that too large of a quad template, Especially the rears it can be hard to control.
YU works really good as a thruster....my favorite still.
I tried yu + qxr rears as a quad and I popped a wheely during a cutback after hitting a small chop... . Adding a nubster might of helped.

Griffins will be too fast for this board as a quad IMO.




I found the yu's too slidey backside. Griffin g10's 4.5" fronts and 4.38" rear were money.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 02:42 AM



Rad!!!

Looks like yours has more rocker than mine. I bet the gmb's will be great with that board. Just for the hell of it I surfed mine with griffin 5 fins and it was pretty cool. Felt a little like my modfish. Tons of drive in the smallish waves. I might stick with this for while
Posted By: toddo

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 02:46 AM

http://www.surfscience.com/topics/surfin...nd-fighter-jets

just found this interview with tomo... nothing new, but a good read
Posted By: roner

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 02:47 AM

Ifallalot, what are your dims? Trying to get an idea of how these boards are sized.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 02:55 AM

this is the smallest board I have ever had

I am 5-9 x 195ish
The board is 5-6 x 19.5 x 2.5

A "normal" shortboard ideal dims for me would be 6-2 x 19.5 x 2.5
Posted By: sozzle

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 03:38 AM

Quote:

5-6 x 19.5 x 2.5 with some meat in the middle where it matters










you don't even need to put up a ride report for this thing, you just KNOW it's gonna ride insane and turn your brain to mush.
congratulations
Posted By: roner

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/16/11 03:44 AM

Quote:

this is the smallest board I have ever had

I am 5-9 x 195ish
The board is 5-6 x 19.5 x 2.5

A "normal" shortboard ideal dims for me would be 6-2 x 19.5 x 2.5




Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/17/11 03:50 AM

I want that board!! Looks like a blast. Enjoy!
Posted By: redrider

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/17/11 02:47 PM

That looks like a blast! Hurry with the ride report.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/17/11 06:42 PM

More pics and trying to find a accurate scale to weigh. Office postal scale we have only goes to 2lbs so I can tell you that it is heavier than two pounds. Enjoy the pics.











Tail Patches






front rocker looks to be about 4.5" (measured with one hello kitty ruler from office girl and one big stick)
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/17/11 09:56 PM

full pic quote
Quote:

Enjoy the pics.











Tail Patches






front rocker looks to be about 4.5" (measured with one hello kitty ruler from office girl and one big stick)



Posted By: redrider

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/17/11 09:58 PM

That's ridiculous!

So jealous.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/17/11 10:33 PM

Ifallalot

Airboy wins !

Posted By: toddo

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/19/11 02:32 AM

WOW. there is a lot of concave in there!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/19/11 03:07 AM

Quote:

WOW. there is a lot of concave in there!




yup, but they do not feel sticky at all. actually the opposite. very loose and fast.
Posted By: retodd

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/19/11 11:11 AM

you should post up some rocker shots of the v3 <--> nano
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/19/11 11:20 AM

if anyone one is interested, I can post up some rocker comparisons of the v3>< v2p
look similar, very different rides
Posted By: retodd

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/19/11 11:26 AM

yes please

and sacred craft is rapidly approaching

Mas tomo pOrNo
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/19/11 01:34 PM

Dan if your reading this thread heres a heads up.
your info@tomosurboards.com email address does not seem to be working?
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/19/11 02:08 PM

Trestles Special - Sea Movies from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

Posted By: sublime74

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/19/11 02:17 PM

NICE VIDEO. THANKS
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/20/11 03:38 PM

not sure how much these lame pics will show but...
9 months old 5'10 v2p poly
3 weeks 5'8 v3 xtr both same dims 19 1/4 2 3/8
except- xtr is much more foiled out and has carbon fibre fins







Posted By: nkpheous

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/20/11 03:54 PM

i've always wanted a v2. which do you like better? i would assume the v2 has more hold, maybe better control than the v3
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/20/11 04:01 PM

full pic
Quote:

9 months old 5'10 v2p poly
3 weeks 5'8 v3 xtr, both same dims 19 1/4 2 3/8
except- xtr is much more foiled out and has carbon fibre fins










Posted By: Havoc

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/20/11 04:02 PM

lol, barbecued tomos.

knice boars mang!
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/20/11 04:11 PM

Quote:

i've always wanted a v2. which do you like better? i would assume the v2 has more hold, maybe better control than the v3




yeah the v2 better hold and drive. I am finding the v3 more like a thruster ala likes the pocket and the fins are easy to washout. I think the v3 will be good for steep curly waves. Takes the pitching drop very well. Rolling fat waves not so much. What I really miss on the v3 that the v2p has in spades is the gas peddle(at least I haven't found it on the v3). On the v2p just pressure the tail and drive past sections or drive through the barrel. Effortless
So far for the waves out front v2p easily
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/20/11 04:31 PM

Quote:

Quote:

i've always wanted a v2. which do you like better? i would assume the v2 has more hold, maybe better control than the v3




yeah the v2 better hold and drive. I am finding the v3 more like a thruster ala likes the pocket and the fins are easy to washout. I think the v3 will be good for steep curly waves. Takes the pitching drop very well. Rolling fat waves not so much. What I really miss on the v3 that the v2p has in spades is the gas peddle(at least I haven't found it on the v3). On the v2p just pressure the tail and drive past sections or drive through the barrel. Effortless
So far for the waves out front v2p easily




i have to agree w everything you said about the v3. the gas pedal thing i agree 100%. i found that the v3 goes very fast if you don't get in the way, meaning less is more approach. when i go from a tri fin to the v3 i tend to try to surf it like a thruster and it feels a little washy, like i'm overpowering the fins or something. when i just let it go for a split second it gets up to speed quicker than it would if i tried to pump/drive it right away. just my experience still that board is what got me hooked on the mph trip

i saw one of the new models dan has coming out and it looks like a cross between the v2 and v3 in the tail. unless he has something else in the new line, thats my next board


Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/21/11 03:36 PM

Stocked on the Nano

I rode it today in crap conditions and only got a couple of waves due to leash string problems (see this thread- CLICK )

I can't wait to get the board out in proper waves, I could see even in the ass conditions I was in today that this board is a winner. Tiny board creating drive and speed out of nothing
Posted By: airboy808

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/22/11 02:55 AM

As promised weighed the hydroflex 5'9x20.5x2.5 nano. Brand new no wax no fins no pad = 5.6lbs.
Posted By: redrider

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/22/11 12:53 PM

Quote:

As promised weighed the hydroflex 5'9x20.5x2.5 nano. Brand new no wax no fins no pad = 5.6lbs.




Posted By: Danielsan

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/22/11 01:25 PM

Hey Guys.

I just wanted to Clarify that i dont currently offer Hydroflex laminations, the one posted here was a one off. it is difficult for me to envision that the Hydroflex construction will perform remarkably different from the Stringerless Eps Epoxy system that is basically constructed form the same materials and soforth will feel basicaly the same bar the air pump up thing imo. If you are interested in the highest level material combination i would recomend the XTR epoxy with carbon flexfoil. Again if you want to see the newest stuff on offer, come on down to the Sacred Craft on Oct 8-9. I will be displaying my vision for a whole new way to ride waves. would love to show you all now, but i cant show my hand before the show. peace.
Posted By: seacow

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/22/11 05:12 PM



I cant wait to see whats next
Posted By: cdes

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/23/11 03:33 PM

I think most people interested in Hydroflex are interested in the ability to dial in the flex of the board via the pump. DanielSan talked me out of Hydroflexing and I ended up getting a stringerless EPS/Epoxy board with heavy glassing. I was concerned that it'd be too stiff but it feels just about right to me. Bear in mind that I am a bigger guy - 6'4" 210.
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/23/11 04:05 PM

Not sure if I missed it earlier in the thread, but what dims did you end up getting?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/23/11 04:12 PM

What glassing schedule did you go with? Mine are 4+4 warp top and bottom. Thinking about going heavier on the next one
Posted By: Kaiser_Sosa

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/23/11 04:25 PM

I also ended up getting my V3 in stringerless epoxy and checked the "heavy" glassing box. The board is still the lightest board I've ever owned, and has held up really well over the last 9 months. No pressure dents on the bottom at all, and only light foot wells on the top. Only ding I've had was from the leash causing a small crack on the top of the tail. I'd love to try one in Hydroflex tech, but I'm game for whatever Daniel is working on. Can't wait to order my next one from him.
Posted By: cdes

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/23/11 05:44 PM

Dims: 6'0 x 19.75" x 2.625" (5/8)
Glassing 6x4 - 6
Unfortunately I got the curse of the new board flat spell. Looks like its about to end though. Cant wait to get out there!
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/23/11 06:40 PM

No pics?
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/24/11 01:24 AM

Ive picked up that a few of you are having issues with cracking around the tails due to the leash string.

Due to the boards being so short, it is essential to get the leash plugs back as far as possible to make room for the back foot and tail pads. A simple resoloution to the problem is to double up the loop on your string so that it is super short and only the rail saver part of the leash will pull on the tail. hope this helps.
Posted By: GDaddy

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/24/11 02:47 AM

People should do that anyway. Too-long leash strings are a personal pet peeve of mine. You want the leash itself to absorb as much of the shock as possible. That's what it's there for.
Posted By: redrider

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/26/11 04:45 PM

I can't wait to see him shape his asymmetrical at Sacred Craft!

And maybe he'll have some out for demo on Sunday morning as well.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/26/11 05:05 PM

Quote:

Ive picked up that a few of you are having issues with cracking around the tails due to the leash string.

Due to the boards being so short, it is essential to get the leash plugs back as far as possible to make room for the back foot and tail pads. A simple resoloution to the problem is to double up the loop on your string so that it is super short and only the rail saver part of the leash will pull on the tail. hope this helps.



My only problem is that I can't get my fat fingers to tie them really short

My board is working great Daniel!!!
Posted By: singlFIN

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/26/11 05:22 PM

Tomo Rapture on CL:
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/spo/2618662596.html

Not Mine.
Posted By: delacroix

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/28/11 02:39 AM

been watching these boards for a while, and am really interested in trying one out. I personally stopped buying PU boards years ago, as I hate how they degrade so fast. I am enjoying my Coil m80, and my firewires, as they are both durable boards. These Tomos seem to be made of something other than PU (due to the absence of a stringer), are they as strong as a Coil?

Also those hatchet fins look wicked, do they also come in FCS?

What Tomo boards and construction would you recommend for a guy who knows how to drive down the line really fast, and is developing the ability to perform airs? (also why I need a strong board, airs do allot of damage). They look sweet, and I love how small they are! I personally love riding boards my height and below!
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/28/11 02:44 AM

The boards are stringerless EPS with Warp cloth epoxy glassing. You can get them in poly ( ) and you can also add carbon strips to both add strength and flex patterns. Maybe Danielsan can explain more about the carbon?

You can get Daniel's fins in FCS from him; I didn't and the board is working amazing with my normal fins

However, NOTHING is as strong as a Coil
Posted By: retodd

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/28/11 02:53 AM

a bomb proof Tomo is doable

xtr with 6+4 s deck and 6 s bottom and maybe a 7ply stringer
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/28/11 03:05 AM

easily one of the fastest, most hp things i've ever had under my feet. would be nice to have one as strong as a coil
Posted By: sozzle

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/28/11 05:43 AM

Quote:

easily one of the fastest, most hp things i've ever had under my feet. would be nice to have one as strong as a coil



Amen to that
The durability of my last one is the only thing stopping me ordering any more for the time being, tomo needs to get on the coil tech/ diverse tech bandwagon , then no one could touch him IMO .
Posted By: delacroix

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/29/11 02:00 AM

So how about a set of Tomo hatchet FCS fins in my 5 fin m80 squash tail, will that at least give me a taste of Tomo speed? How do I get these fins? Every time I got to Tomosurfboards website it says bandwith exceeded (guess site is down past few days).

I saw that someone got their tomo hydroflexed, so what would it cost me to get one Coiled up by the brasingtons?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/29/11 03:38 AM

Quote:

So how about a set of Tomo hatchet FCS fins in my 5 fin m80 squash tail, will that at least give me a taste of Tomo speed? How do I get these fins? Every time I got to Tomosurfboards website it says bandwith exceeded (guess site is down past few days).

I saw that someone got their tomo hydroflexed, so what would it cost me to get one Coiled up by the brasingtons?




u can only get the fins with the intended tomo designed board. I have a 5 fin set in my nano. it went like a bat out of hell as a thruster so never even bothered with the quad setup. anyone wanna drag race next swell?
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/29/11 04:06 AM

OK !
Your Nano against my All Wave Dominator 5 Fin Here !


Posted By: Havoc

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/29/11 04:18 AM

Quote:

OK !
Your Nano against my All Wave Dominator 5 Fin Here !







bring it!!!

btw, it's your fins that I'm running in my nano. talk about using your weapons against yourself

Posted By: Retropete

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/29/11 05:18 AM

Quote:

The boards are stringerless EPS with Warp cloth epoxy glassing. You can get them in poly ( ) and you can also add carbon strips to both add strength and flex patterns. Maybe Danielsan can explain more about the carbon?

You can get Daniel's fins in FCS from him; I didn't and the board is working amazing with my normal fins

However, NOTHING is as strong as a Coil



Unless it's a Diverse Dynocore or a Dick Van Straalen eps glassed in full carbon but these are at my end of the world but Dan does offer full carbon laminations as well doesn't he?
Posted By: cdes

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/29/11 12:31 PM

Quote:

So how about a set of Tomo hatchet FCS fins in my 5 fin m80 squash tail, will that at least give me a taste of Tomo speed? How do I get these fins? Every time I got to Tomosurfboards website it says bandwith exceeded (guess site is down past few days).

I saw that someone got their tomo hydroflexed, so what would it cost me to get one Coiled up by the brasingtons?



As far as I know the Coil guys do not glass boards that are not their own. Besides that it would be a logistical nightmare. Board shaped in SoCal - shipped as a shaped blank to FL? Forget about it. Just get EPS/Epoxy or if you get really daring, do the XTR and Carbon that Danielsan recommends.
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 09/30/11 09:34 PM

just got my nano this afternoon.
5'7 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8

stocked!! pics later.

goddam this thing is light.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 03:42 PM

Quote:

just got my nano this afternoon.
5'7 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8

stocked!! pics later.

goddam this thing is light.




pitchers!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 06:55 PM

Quote:

just got my nano this afternoon.
5'7 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8

stocked!! pics later.

goddam this thing is light.





i thought the same thing when i got my nano. this thing can't be the glassing schedule i asked for. but its not welling up as fast as my psyko did. feels as light as a foam blank. light :so crazy:

those dims sound perfect for a hollow wave nearby. pics please
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 08:20 PM





Posted By: santacruzin

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 08:21 PM

rode it in tiny waves yesterday. amazed at how well it paddles and glad I stuck with Dans recommended dims.

Full report once I ride some real waves.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 09:35 PM

head north! i had mine today in hh+ not the cleanest but good size and super duper fun. i put mine through the ringer. i have no idea how it's still in one piece
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 09:46 PM

Just wait till you get it in some good waves. So addicted to mine





Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 09:52 PM

Quote:

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The beefy tail on these is so different than any other board
I've seen. Meaning, beef ALL the way to the trailing edge.

Edit: I know this will be unpopular, but I've tried a
'properly sized' small-wave Vector quad for about 5 sessions.
3 of those were in crap dumpy shorepound. Was impressed
that I was able to catch waves and get going on a board
at 5'10" x 20.5" x 2 5/8", but wasn't blown away by it's
down the line speed or turning ability. Tried it in waves
it was supposedly meant for...weak but clean small waves...
and wished the whole time I was on any one of my other boards.
I've since been told that it'll come alive in good, line-up
waves, but that's not what the board is marketed as being
designed for.
I dunno...I'm just a kook, but it didn't light a fire under
my arse to go buy one. YMMV.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 09:55 PM

Posted By: jellyjam

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 10:25 PM

That looks sweet!!!!
I don't suppose you would care to measure where he sets the fin cluster? i mentioned this on another post re keeping drive with such a crazy short rail line. His boards obviously do. They just keep on defying the 'what we have become used to' notions about surfboard design!!!
What are your height and weight?
Cheers. Score!
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/01/11 10:30 PM

Quote:

They just keep on defying the 'what we have become used to' notions about surfboard design!!!




virtually every time i take this thing out...
Posted By: sozzle

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/02/11 04:47 AM

Quote:



Edit: I know this will be unpopular, but I've tried a
'properly sized' small-wave Vector quad for about 5 sessions.
3 of those were in crap dumpy shorepound. Was impressed
that I was able to catch waves and get going on a board
at 5'10" x 20.5" x 2 5/8", but wasn't blown away by it's
down the line speed or turning ability. Tried it in waves
it was supposedly meant for...weak but clean small waves...
and wished the whole time I was on any one of my other boards.
I've since been told that it'll come alive in good, line-up
waves, but that's not what the board is marketed as being
designed for.
I dunno...I'm just a kook, but it didn't light a fire under
my arse to go buy one. YMMV.




it took me a long time to get the vector i had dialled in,like 15 sessions,
the waves still needed a bit of shape i found but it deffo grovelled better than an hpsb would in comparison, in waist to head high with some mild shape an hpsb couldn't touch it (once you dialled in you foot placement) for balls out tail above the lip type surfing,

i feel like giving up surfing in anything under head high now mines gone,so fvckin bummed out.

a hard board to get dialled for sure but the rewards are more than there once you work out how to surf it,
back foot RIGHT at the back of the pad all the time and no hopping for speed, just drive it through turns on the rail for speed and you're golden.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/02/11 05:29 AM

Quote:

Quote:

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The beefy tail on these is so different than any other board
I've seen. Meaning, beef ALL the way to the trailing edge.

Edit: I know this will be unpopular, but I've tried a
'properly sized' small-wave Vector quad for about 5 sessions.
3 of those were in crap dumpy shorepound. Was impressed
that I was able to catch waves and get going on a board
at 5'10" x 20.5" x 2 5/8", but wasn't blown away by it's
down the line speed or turning ability. Tried it in waves
it was supposedly meant for...weak but clean small waves...
and wished the whole time I was on any one of my other boards.
I've since been told that it'll come alive in good, line-up
waves, but that's not what the board is marketed as being
designed for.
I dunno...I'm just a kook, but it didn't light a fire under
my arse to go buy one. YMMV.




dan makes them with different rockers. my nano has the all around rocker. grovels and paddles better than an hpsb but is faster and looser. done some of the best cutbacks ever on that board. mine feels more like an hpsb. I may get a lower rockered and wider version strictly for under chest high waves.
Posted By: ifallalot

Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 02:06 AM

What has everyone been using?

I've been using the GMBs as a quad and they have been working so well I don't even want to experiment
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 02:22 AM

thruster fcs k2.1's or an aussie set that's essentially the same fin but with inside foil. tomo quad hatchets are fun too
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 02:59 AM

Quote:

What has everyone been using?

I've been using the GMBs as a quad and they have been working so well I don't even want to experiment




then don't. once a set works for me, I just surf it. experiment when ur bored and wanna try something new. time to surf and not think too much yo!

nano nano

Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 04:23 AM

ding ding ding ding!!!!
Posted By: retodd

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 11:04 AM

winner winner winner

but seriously ifallalot have you tried the GG 5 fin set up ?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 11:22 AM

Quote:

winner winner winner

but seriously ifallalot have you tried the GG 5 fin set up ?




Definitely try it. Gives the the board that "four wheeled drive" feel in smaller waves
Posted By: seacow

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 11:31 AM

Quote:

Quote:

winner winner winner

but seriously ifallalot have you tried the GG 5 fin set up ?




Definitely try it. Gives the the board that "four wheeled drive" feel in smaller waves




interesting. Never even thought to try my GG 5 fin set. I love the k2.1 thruster setup too. Finally fixed my board yesterday so im back in biz, ive missed my nano.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 02:00 PM

I was at trestles on a weak windswell day and just threw em on out of boredom. I don't like this board when the wave are weak. It was suprising how much faster I was able to go. I would think this wouldnt work for most boards but the nano is so short and light there was no loss of maneuverability. Ill be trying that out again for sure
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 03:49 PM

Quote:

winner winner winner

but seriously ifallalot have you tried the GG 5 fin set up ?



Fish Face has that set now; I need money for that Widerboard
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 03:50 PM

I'm stoked on the GMB set, the only thing I am going to try is the nubster with that set...
Posted By: seacow

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/03/11 03:55 PM

Nice, well thanks for the suggestion.

I like the Nano in better waves too. when it gets smaller / weaker i usually switch to my GG Modfish...maybe now i just need to swap the fins. Gonna give this a shot.
Posted By: delacroix

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/04/11 11:58 AM

Hey Tomo, I was wondering if you will have any boards to demo sunday morning at sacred craft? Really want to give your nano a try! I am especially intrigued by the fins, they look like they create allot of drive.
Posted By: Gallery

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/04/11 10:56 PM

Did Peter let the cat outta the bag on some new designs or is Tomo making wakeboards now???




http://www.tapedoff.com/
Posted By: juan_guzman

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/04/11 11:48 PM

I've been wondering about that exact thing for a while now -- DReynolds did one, but that one's a committed design -- he's been talkin about this endpoint for a while. Interested to see video of him riding it.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/05/11 12:04 AM

Quote:

Did Peter let the cat outta the bag on some new designs or is Tomo making wakeboards now???




http://www.tapedoff.com/




sweet, I want one!!
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/05/11 12:51 PM

http://dantomo.blogspot.com/


Quote:

Quote:

Did Peter let the cat outta the bag on some new designs or is Tomo making wakeboards now???




http://www.tapedoff.com/




sweet, I want one!!


Posted By: airboy808

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/05/11 01:00 PM



Awesome. Can't wait till we can order one!
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/05/11 01:20 PM

is that meant to also be ridden fakie like skates and wakes? i think i remember someone mentioning a similar concept on a thread regarding the next evolutionary step of surfboard design. i thought it stood out and it would be pretty enlightening to see a wave being ridden like that. i'd also like to see how it carves. ok... i just want to see it in action
Posted By: redrider

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/05/11 02:29 PM

Posted By: juan_guzman

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/05/11 05:56 PM

Quote:

http://dantomo.blogspot.com/


Quote:

Quote:

Did Peter let the cat outta the bag on some new designs or is Tomo making wakeboards now???




http://www.tapedoff.com/




sweet, I want one!!







I want to see profile/rocker/fins + the thing being surfed!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/05/11 06:13 PM

lol! little demanding there buddy.
Posted By: juan_guzman

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/05/11 06:23 PM

just sayin', not demandin'! But,
Posted By: Kaiser_Sosa

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/05/11 11:29 PM

Quote:

What glassing schedule did you go with? Mine are 4+4 warp top and bottom. Thinking about going heavier on the next one




I finally got around to stripping the tropical wax today, and I can't believe how well my V3 is holding up. After nine months of being my DD this board has proved to be the most durable custom I have ever owned.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/06/11 01:22 AM

Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/06/11 01:27 AM

Quote:






Wow, those look exactly like some past wakeboard models in the past. I really want to see those ridden.
Posted By: retodd

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/06/11 01:27 AM

carbon lam ?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/06/11 02:11 AM

Quote:

Quote:






Wow, those look exactly like some past wakeboard models in the past. I really want to see those ridden.



I sent this pic to a surf buddy at work and he said "It's like what martians used as surfboards back when Mars was inhabitable!"

Posted By: rid

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/06/11 11:09 AM

double-ender?
Posted By: juan_guzman

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/06/11 12:09 PM

DT, are you planning on using a wakeboard type rocker? Flat with kicked ends?
I've drawn something similar to the one on the right before but made the outline and the rocker slightly assymetrical end to end. It looked like a flattened fast fish with those ends, so you could ride it from more like the mid-point and carve, and then if you switched ends, you got the effect of the slightly increased rocker underfoot and the WP behind center, more outline curve in the "tail." Just wondered if you were doing a full wakeboard treatment or had thought about assym'ing it somewhat.
Posted By: santacruzin

holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/07/11 04:24 PM

Got the Nano out in some lined up head high + waves today.

HOLY FVCKIN SHIZZZZ

so much drive.
Was clearing huge sections without even thinking and the turns felt amazing.
For such a small board it never felt unstable or wobbly on bigger waves.

Did probably the best roundhouse of my life.
***** stocked.
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/07/11 04:33 PM

Welcome to the club
Posted By: redrider

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/07/11 04:38 PM

Quote:

Got the Nano out in some lined up head high + waves today.

HOLY FVCKIN SHIZZZZ

so much drive.
Was clearing huge sections without even thinking and the turns felt amazing.
For such a small board it never felt unstable or wobbly on bigger waves.

Did probably the best roundhouse of my life.
***** stocked.






I feel the same about the V3
Posted By: justintme

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/07/11 04:55 PM

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/07/11 05:20 PM





Posted By: sublime74

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/10/11 07:27 PM

Sick, just the stuff I wanted to hear, I can't wait for mine to be ready, V3 & Nano are on the way soon hopefully.

Anyways, I found an used Physko for almost the half price, does it ride different than V3 or Nano or?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/10/11 07:50 PM

the psyko and nano very similar in the way they are surfed. the psyko being a little better (more control) in more critical waves. though i've been on my nano since i creased the psyko and i'm not really missing it yet

the v3 you have to let it go a little before you start driving it. i don't know how else to explain it, maybe someone else that has one will chime in. the board is fast without much input, kinda like a hull so less is more is the way to go. I'm refering to the initial drop in. you can overpower the fins (washout) if you take off on it like you would a thruster. this has been my experience. the board is nimble and goes vert better than the others imo.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/10/11 08:04 PM

kinda understood what you mean, thank you, I might just wait for my other boards to be ready, the wait is killing me though..will go ahead & try the boards 1st & ask you guys for mo feed backs if needed
Posted By: Havoc

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/10/11 08:07 PM

Quote:

Got the Nano out in some lined up head high + waves today.

HOLY FVCKIN SHIZZZZ

so much drive.
Was clearing huge sections without even thinking and the turns felt amazing.
For such a small board it never felt unstable or wobbly on bigger waves.

Did probably the best roundhouse of my life.
***** stocked.




chee huu, I had some holy smokes moments on my nano first couple of sessions. best roundies ever for me.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/11/11 01:31 PM

Danielsan- Can you explain to us the difference between these pointy-nosed MPHs and the standard ones? Or are these a whole different animal? I noticed you were riding one of the boards that was at Sacred Craft in the Trestles Special video on Korduroy.tv

Posted By: kellsmith

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/11/11 01:46 PM

i am probably wrong but it could be just to give the boards more mass appeal... lot of people will look at the round nose and think its funky. judges, etc?
Posted By: airboy808

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/11/11 01:59 PM

Also would like to know more about the 2012 line
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/11/11 02:00 PM

could be wrong but I remember reading something about apointy nose for a Japanese team rider?
Posted By: c_olden

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/11/11 02:13 PM

Dan's boards are siiiiiick.
Was blown away by them at the Sacred Craft up in SC back in March.
Total board porn.
Goin' down to SD post-Thanksgiving and am hoping to
talk to him before to have him build a Vector quad for me.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/11/11 03:22 PM

round ones are more efficient and plane better from what i recall. pointy nose since some cant get over riding what looks like a miniature funboard lol! I actually like the compact design of the round nose. safer also.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/11/11 04:58 PM

+1 (maybe a little extra paddle power) same board as far as performance goes.
Posted By: singlFIN

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/11/11 10:42 PM

I still want this thing

Posted By: airboy808

Re: tomo nano hydroflex'd - 10/11/11 11:15 PM

Looks like Dan posted some new stuff on his blog about the Death Star (double Richter wake boardish CF one).

Still think that board is awesome a little small at 4'11x17".
Posted By: delacroix

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/11/11 11:18 PM

I am still hoping for a hydroflex glassing option myself, seems like a great fit with what dan is doing.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/12/11 12:08 AM

Quote:

I am still hoping for a hydroflex glassing option myself, seems like a great fit with what dan is doing.




+1, would love to get a hydroflex tomo. however, the stringerless eps boards are top notch.
Posted By: delacroix

Re: holy ***** warpspeed nano - 10/12/11 01:01 AM

Are they as durable as hydroflex though? The pics of them seem to show an awful lot of dents (I guess Coil's have spoiled me). Also I cant seem to get a bead on what Tomo's cost, aside from just ordering one that is.
Posted By: santacruzin

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/12/11 01:27 PM

have any of you guys riding tomos started to wonder about how other boards in your quiver would go with less foam?

Personally I am wondering how much foam I really need since my nano goes so well for me.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/12/11 01:30 PM

As soon as I rode nkpheous' Tomos I started doing the same thing.

However, I'm pretty sure the things that Daniel does to the boards allow the boards to be ridden even smaller, that's the whole point
Posted By: nkpheous

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/12/11 02:32 PM

Quote:

have any of you guys riding tomos started to wonder about how other boards in your quiver would go with less foam?

Personally I am wondering how much foam I really need since my nano goes so well for me.





i dropped the volume on a few of my newer coil customs as a result of these smaller tomos. but i wouldn't get too carried away with going too much lower volume. dan is real good at hiding volume on his boards especially in the back half of the board. my 5'6 x 19 psyko floats me better than my 6'2 x 19 coil
Posted By: santacruzin

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/12/11 02:34 PM

yeah I know what you guys are talking about.
I still think I will be going shorter and thinner from now.
Just wont drop dims on non tomos as drastically as did with my nano.
Posted By: sozzle

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/12/11 02:42 PM

i don't think losing volume on a conventional shape will have a good effect/the effect you're looking for, tomos MPH's are designed (from what i understand) to plane/paddle/catch waves easily without the need to carry as much foam as a standard type shape due to the efficiency of the hull design, i think.
Posted By: Danielsan

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/14/11 01:40 AM

Ok....here's the first sniff of the Next Gen 4'7"
first ever session... first few waves...

http://dantomo.blogspot.com/
Posted By: ifallalot

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/14/11 01:56 AM

Posted By: Havoc

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/14/11 02:26 AM

Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/14/11 09:57 AM

I really need to try a psycho or a nano now.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/14/11 12:11 PM

tomo vector quad: 5'2, 18 3/8, 2 1/8





Posted By: airboy808

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/14/11 12:20 PM

Nice Freaknut

Looks like Danielsan has updated the tail for the vector. Not sure on the date for this board but would guess early 2011. Even fin placement looks updated/changed.

top


fins side shot


bottom
Posted By: sublime74

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/14/11 01:05 PM

Of course, it works, sick

Charles
Posted By: singlFIN

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/14/11 02:35 PM

Did the world run out of AI pads?

Quote:







The board looks Sick
Posted By: singlFIN

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/14/11 02:38 PM

I wish tomo would host a demo or go to demofest this saturday.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/14/11 03:07 PM

Quote:

Did the world run out of AI pads?

Quote:







The board looks Sick




i like that pad. would probably look pretty sick on one of my coils
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/14/11 03:20 PM

Quote:

tomo vector quad: 5'2, 18 3/8, 2 1/8









dude you really went for it huh !!!!!
nice dims
looks like its carrying some good volume through the tail too. new tail looks sliiiiick.

fins??
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/15/11 12:57 AM

Posted By: manbearpig

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/15/11 01:08 AM

what is it about these boards that allow you to ride them so narrow short and thin? i ride alot of small boards, i am by no means a big guy, but these are crazy small on alot of them. that new one sub 5' and less then 18"? crazy. a friend said he thought it was the super strait rail line? either way i have been intrigued by these boards and if a different board falls through im gonna have to go with one of these i think
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Nano Fins? - 10/15/11 01:18 AM

lol. ai pads are still alive and well. i just made a switch to these. the tail is new and super fun. dan pretty much surprised me with that one. he said he felt it was an improvement. never rode the old tail so i have no comparison to make.

i've been running different variations of kelly's quad set on this one. when it got decent sized yesterday, i left my psyko at home so i just rode this. i switched out the rears for 50/50's k2.1 grom rears and it held solid. 80/20's probably would have been nice but i didn't have a set on hand at the time. flat 2.1 rears felt a bit twitchy in hh waves but i'd like to get a few more sessions with that set up to make a more finite decision about that set up.
Posted By: Kaiser_Sosa

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/18/11 06:28 PM

I want more info on the Nano with the rounded corners on the tail.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/18/11 06:47 PM

same ol' g nano: 5'2, 18 5/8, 2 1/8

Posted By: toddo

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/19/11 08:54 AM

i shaped myself a nano style board 5'7 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8 , inspired by tomo's boards and i have to say, i am convinced on the concept. For me, and i'd say a lot of other average surfers, i think the best aspect of the board is the ability to generate a lot of speed with your back foot still planted way back in the fin cluster. meaning that you can still turn on a dime when you want.

this board has me doing two top turns where i'd normally race to the shoulder. so stoked on the concept.

Thanks tomo. If i ever see you ill buy you a beer!
Posted By: horseshoes

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/19/11 05:20 PM

Reviews on the Vector Quad?

Is it a strong groveller?

How much differently than the Nano does it ride?
Posted By: saucerboy

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/19/11 07:40 PM

Quote:

Reviews on the Vector Quad?

Is it a strong groveller?

How much differently than the Nano does it ride?




I've got a Vector Quad. 5'8'' x 19 x 2 1/8. I'm 6'0'' about 170. It works really well in small stuff. It's no longboard replacement of course but it really gets it done in smaller stuff. I had a 5'7'' x 19.25 x 2.25 White Diamond for a while. The Tomo picks up waves as easily as the WD but feels more high performance once riding. It went better for me in smaller curvier waves than the WD too. It has more rocker and handles steep critical turns without pearling like my WD sometimes did.

I haven't ridden a Nano so I can't compare.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/20/11 12:23 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Reviews on the Vector Quad?

Is it a strong groveller?

How much differently than the Nano does it ride?




I've got a Vector Quad. 5'8'' x 19 x 2 1/8. I'm 6'0'' about 170. It works really well in small stuff. It's no longboard replacement of course but it really gets it done in smaller stuff. I had a 5'7'' x 19.25 x 2.25 White Diamond for a while. The Tomo picks up waves as easily as the WD but feels more high performance once riding. It went better for me in smaller curvier waves than the WD too. It has more rocker and handles steep critical turns without pearling like my WD sometimes did.

I haven't ridden a Nano so I can't compare.




daniel has different rockers and can dial it in depending on what you want it for. I've ridden the tomo nano with 2 different rockers. one was flatter for grovelling and the other had more flip as an all around wave destroyer. these are custom boards so you can dial in what you want from him. try that with fireweird.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/20/11 12:27 AM

Quote:

I want more info on the Nano with the rounded corners on the tail.




haven't ridden one but I'm thinking more hold and less release than the chop tail. the chop tail is pretty darn fun though. very loose and fast and does the best roundhouses.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/20/11 12:37 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Reviews on the Vector Quad?

Is it a strong groveller?

How much differently than the Nano does it ride?




I've got a Vector Quad. 5'8'' x 19 x 2 1/8. I'm 6'0'' about 170. It works really well in small stuff. It's no longboard replacement of course but it really gets it done in smaller stuff. I had a 5'7'' x 19.25 x 2.25 White Diamond for a while. The Tomo picks up waves as easily as the WD but feels more high performance once riding. It went better for me in smaller curvier waves than the WD too. It has more rocker and handles steep critical turns without pearling like my WD sometimes did.

I haven't ridden a Nano so I can't compare.




The Vector quad I tried for 4 sessions was NOT a groveler
for me. It went well in waves with a bit of steepness or
push, but I didn't like it in small and/or soft waves at all.
I was surprised at how well it caught waves for it's size,
but underwhelmed by it's performance in crap waves, only
because it's marketed as a groveler.
Just my opinion...obviously other feel differently.
I do like the general concept and would like to try other
designs in decent waves.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/20/11 12:47 AM

Ghostbuster a nano would be fun !
Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/20/11 11:40 AM

Quote:

Ghostbuster a nano would be fun !





that would be

Two of my most used boards
Posted By: justintme

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/20/11 03:37 PM

the vector is def not a small wave craft although it works in them. Road this carbon vector in some pretty pumping surf when other guys were on their 7'0's. they go nutz. Click the surfy link below.

surfysurfy
Posted By: sjc

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/20/11 10:06 PM

my vector quad is my preferred board when its .. small, tiny. it likes good waves too. i had some guy on the beach wondering what i was riding , to be surfing like i was in 1 ft waves, when it was all longboarders and me in the high tide mush. 5'3" vector quad
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re:reconsidering other boards dims? - 10/21/11 12:31 AM

Straightened outline to reduce drag (including the chopped-off tail), concaves to increase lift, and control surfaces in the tail such as channels. Proprietary fins.
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/21/11 12:33 AM

No, I feel the same way. I think there's a bare minimum amount of foam depending on the energy in the wave, your skill level, and your weight.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/21/11 12:39 AM

Quote:

the vector is def not a small wave craft although it works in them. Road this carbon vector in some pretty pumping surf when other guys were on their 7'0's. they go nutz. Click the surfy link below.

surfysurfy






Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/21/11 08:34 PM

i've had a nano since february i think, she's had a bit of a rough life so far and has some good pressure dings and i got the nose re-shaded after a nice digger into the sand over the summer but it's still the best board i've ever ridden. i ride it only as a quad with the k2.1s fins and twice with pg5 thrusters. best board i've ever owned. I have a 5'2" Sakal nugget, 5'4" Tomo Matrix quad and 5'8" tomo raptor as quiver right now as seen here
http://www.surfysurfy.net/2011/06/grannos-rides.html\

still trying to post pics.
here's a link
http://forum.surfermag.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=73133
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/21/11 09:42 PM



[image]http://forum.surfermag.com/photopost/data/501/1DCDCB65-BC57-42D8-BD54-7DC6736427CA.jpeg[/image]
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/21/11 10:04 PM

Nice quiver!
Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/21/11 10:47 PM

That's a nice looking progressive quiver.
BTW is your nickname Pippin?
Posted By: gkl68

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/21/11 10:57 PM

Nice! How does the mph Nano compare to the pointy-nose Raptor?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/21/11 11:07 PM

Just got my psyko back from "the surgeon"









Fixed






A little ghetto spray






Thanks JJR.
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/21/11 11:10 PM

haha my nickname is not pippin.

and the nano is way more user friendly. less critical in back foot placement, where the raptor is hyper critical with that. its just a better all rounder its been my DD for pretty muuch every cali swell we've had since i got it. the raptor paddles really well for how thin and narrow it is but i use it as my step up board. super fast and changes direction like a boss. waiting for some more swell to head down to mex and give it a good run
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 03:17 PM

Yo Crew!! this is the design i have mostly been riding over the past few month and i have been totally blown away with how it has been riding. This is not a Next Gen Model but perhaps the Apex performer of the First Generation MPH before the algorithms get re-calibrated for the upcoming Next Gen Range.

** would be stoked to maintain this 1 single TOMO MPH thread for all my MPH related designs, this way it will be easier for me to follow your comments and be able to address your valid questions, not to mention reward you guys for keeping this thread hot**

Peace out, Tomo.

The V4 is an incredible performer, a truly state of the art design for 2012.
Inspired yet again by the tail variables of the Raptor fighter Jets and executed as a planing hull design with the premise of finding the perfect balance of maximum planing area through the tail vs ideal direct control through turns.

A slight modification to V2 design minus the split (fish tail aspect) or a variation of the V3, the V4 tail design features a relatively shallow 1 ¼” swallow-tail, with a ‘clipped wings to form the Double Diamond Aesthetic of the Raptor.

Further to this design I have incorporated a highly innovative bottom contour featuring a centralised double within double concave for incredible lift, freedom and low drag sensation, combined with small 4” drop channels off the the outer rail points which smoothly engage for surgical grip as the rider puts the board on rail.

The V4 is totally versatile design, Tri fin, Quad fin , Dual fin , or 5 fin will all realise the full potential of the design. Tiny waves to huge waves the V4 will be in peak performance, the only variable being the Aspect Ratio of the MPH outline (Length: Width) to ultimately customise for rider or conditions.


Overall, the V4 is an Apex performer, defiantly challenging for the title of most HP with the V3, Nano, and the Psyko. Pointed Nose option for Contest style Visual aesthetic, or Round Nose for pure performance.
Best way to describe the ride: “ You think…..the V4 does”. Free and instantaneous. Available Now.

Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 03:37 PM

Fugggg!!! There goes my bank account
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 03:39 PM

Board looks like it goes really well.
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 03:44 PM



Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 03:52 PM

i got to see this one when i picked up my nano and have been frothing about it ever since. It's the best looking mph imo. this or that wizard slayer is at the top of my wish list
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 03:53 PM

Quote:

i got to see this one when i picked up my nano and have been frothing about it ever since. It's the best looking mph imo. this or that wizard slayer is at the top of my wish list




What is the Wizard Slayer???
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 03:56 PM

Quote:








this with a pointy nose and some love handles and i would be
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 03:57 PM

Crap! I guess my girlfriend is getting a hand written card this year for xmas. Tomo getting cash.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 03:59 PM

Quote:

Quote:

i got to see this one when i picked up my nano and have been frothing about it ever since. It's the best looking mph imo. this or that wizard slayer is at the top of my wish list






this

What is the Wizard Slayer???


Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 04:02 PM

Quote:

Quote:

i got to see this one when i picked up my nano and have been frothing about it ever since. It's the best looking mph imo. this or that wizard slayer is at the top of my wish list




What is the Wizard Slayer???




round tail Nano , equal nose and tail measurements , wp still 3-4 " above center ( dont quote me on that but i should be close )
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 04:44 PM

wizard sleeve, V3, or V4... WHICH ONE DO I WANT... OHGOODNESS
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 05:32 PM

STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCKED!
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 07:18 PM

still waiting to ride this one. lack of decent surf has her sidelined.

good wave board. psyko 5'3, 18 1/4, 2 1/8






Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 07:27 PM

Quote:

still waiting to ride this one. lack of decent surf has her sidelined.

good wave board. psyko 5'3, 18 1/4, 2 1/8











tell us how it goes wens/thurs

is this quad placement normal ?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/24/11 07:35 PM

i still owe a comparison review between the nano and vector. for what it's worth, comparison is a little tricky. i'd prefer to ride both as a quad (although i was originally riding the nano as a quad, i've almost exclusively been riding it as a thruster) i'd like to ride both as a quad during the same session to get a better feel for the difference. it's also been a while since i've ridden the nano because i've been out of town and only have the vector with me.

off hand, the nano is looser off the top and a a little easier to throw around. the vector has been surprisingly solid and hp, even when surf got good for one day. no wonder dan hesitated slightly when i asked him which his most hp board was. they really are all pretty damn hp. this vector is a quad and i don't normally ride quads so i'm trying my best not to write a review based on a quad experience vs the actual board. either way, the board feels real solid. as a groveler, the vector edges out the nano but i did order it less wide than the nano. i think if the two were the same width the vector would easily work better in smaller waves, for comparison.

so far i've surfed the nano in probably thigh/knee high minnie mouse weak waves to overhead sd (not blacks). no real complaints. can't say i miss riding anything else. i think it's really hard to go wrong when deciding between the mph's the differences are subtle but there nonetheless. each are similar and fun in their own way and all seem to have a surprisingly wide range. now, jus waiting for something good so i can give the psyko a go
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/25/11 02:33 PM

how much dollar are the XTR V4's with a 5 box setup? does the new XTR have vents or have they got around the delam problems with the new stuff?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/25/11 09:19 PM

from the xtr website: Oceanside CA,Mar 2011; The new XTR 7 series is finally aproved for no vents, after 14 months of testing in different countries and several heat conditions, in the future all XTR boards will have a white temperature sticker, with higer temperatures. The result is no delaminations due to heat exposure.

i spent some time at the booth talking to javier at sacred craft. i remember feeling up one of those 7.0 models with a high density blue stringer and it had a few vents just around the stringer line and not anywhere else really. can't speak for the others. that's just what i remember. i also asked him about delam issues with the newest series and he said this one had a fairly higher ceiling at which it might be an issue and he hasn't come across that problem with the newer models. xtr is scary strong and doesn't take in water like other materials.
Posted By: Mudshark

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/25/11 10:15 PM

Quote:

from the xtr website: Oceanside CA,Mar 2011; The new XTR 7 series is finally aproved for no vents, after 14 months of testing in different countries and several heat conditions, in the future all XTR boards will have a white temperature sticker, with higer temperatures. The result is no delaminations due to heat exposure.

i spent some time at the booth talking to javier at sacred craft. i remember feeling up one of those 7.0 models with a high density blue stringer and it had a few vents just around the stringer line and not anywhere else really. can't speak for the others. that's just what i remember. i also asked him about delam issues with the newest series and he said this one had a fairly higher ceiling at which it might be an issue and he hasn't come across that problem with the newer models. xtr is scary strong and doesn't take in water like other materials.




How would you order the high density blue foam stringerless model XTR.??
I do not see that offered on Javier site.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/25/11 10:23 PM

looks like you're going to have to make that addition on the "comments or special instructions" portion of the order form. best bet would be to call in and make sure it gets done that way
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/26/11 10:36 PM

Heard you rode the 4'7" some more. Got more footage? Would like to see
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/26/11 10:49 PM

Quote:

Quote:

from the xtr website: Oceanside CA,Mar 2011; The new XTR 7 series is finally aproved for no vents, after 14 months of testing in different countries and several heat conditions, in the future all XTR boards will have a white temperature sticker, with higer temperatures. The result is no delaminations due to heat exposure.

i spent some time at the booth talking to javier at sacred craft. i remember feeling up one of those 7.0 models with a high density blue stringer and it had a few vents just around the stringer line and not anywhere else really. can't speak for the others. that's just what i remember. i also asked him about delam issues with the newest series and he said this one had a fairly higher ceiling at which it might be an issue and he hasn't come across that problem with the newer models. xtr is scary strong and doesn't take in water like other materials.




How would you order the high density blue foam stringerless model XTR.??
I do not see that offered on Javier site.




XTR is the premium core currently available in my book, better stregth,flex memory and the new dual density foam stinger stuff is top notch and no delam issues thus far. you are looking at a $50 upcharge on eps. and considering the board will most likey last twice as long, its a no brainer. Order through me and you can get the dual density stuff.
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/29/11 03:08 PM

So Daniel, would I need to downsize dims going to XTR from riding other boards in Poly?

Do you size this model the same as your other boards as far as length?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/29/11 03:52 PM

Nano worked amazing in the small off-the-jetty-wedge into closeouts I was riding this morning. I'm sold on it for small waves, although like any board its better when its bigger

Every session I get someone asking me about the board, does this happen to everyone else too?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/29/11 04:04 PM

Quote:

Nano worked amazing in the small off-the-jetty-wedge into closeouts I was riding this morning. I'm sold on it for small waves, although like any board its better when its bigger

Every session I get someone asking me about the board, does this happen to everyone else too?




I had a couple guys ask me if I was riding an ironing board

no, it def'ly gets some questions. especially if u get a good one on it.
Posted By: grg

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/29/11 04:06 PM

daniel is at Creek for the Cosmic with that Black Carbon wake looking board.
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/29/11 10:51 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Nano worked amazing in the small off-the-jetty-wedge into closeouts I was riding this morning. I'm sold on it for small waves, although like any board its better when its bigger

Every session I get someone asking me about the board, does this happen to everyone else too?




I had a couple guys ask me if I was riding an ironing board

no, it def'ly gets some questions. especially if u get a good one on it.




I've had at least 6 or 7 guys ask me if my V3 was a kneeboard
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/30/11 02:03 AM

rocked this puppy today at chest to head obsf this morning. did more than hold it's own. insane fun. love those speed drops. maybe i will let the psyko get a crack at it tomorrow morning


Quote:

same ol' g nano: 5'2, 18 5/8, 2 1/8




Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/30/11 02:35 AM

Lately i've switched my nano from a quad to a thruster using fg-5's and am-2's yesterday and today. it goes insane. i love the drive and hold and predictability of it. had one of the most fun sessions in months today in o-side. stoked on it.
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/31/11 06:14 PM

The Wizard Slayer is the real Mc Coy.

I am a huge Kelly Slater fan. The guy is a super mind and a super athlete and credit to him for being a truly inspired human.

Ive noticed over the years and especially in the Second half of his career ,most of Kelly’s go to boards have been clean radius round tails.

Simply put, the Wizard Slayer is a Symmetrical double ended outline (nose and tail measurements are equal) with standard shortboard widths and foil (foam distribution)

Further credit for this design goes to one of Australia’s most legendary shapers Geoff Mc Coy. Mc Coy was one of the original exponents of the symmetrical double ended round nose round tail designs, The Wizard Slayer, perhaps the most refined and hp eventuality of Mc Coys designs to date. Hence my use of the ‘Infinite’ graphic to credit the Great Mc Coy.

Because It is not over compensated in width or Volume, The Wizard Slayer is dynamic and controlled.

The MPH front end allows the board to paddle well and the straightness in the middle section of the board give the design speed and predictability. Albeit, noticeably slower than the other MPH designs due to the more extreme curves through tail profile. Like most round tails it will be suited to pockety conditions lending the design to a hollower style wave,

Any round tail connoisseur will thoroughly enjoy the sharp yet smooth transitions in a wide range of conditions.

Order 1-2” longer than a Standard MPH.

Congrats on 11 world titles and long live the Great Kelly Slater !!






http://dantomo.blogspot.com
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/31/11 07:26 PM




this was my favorite shape of all the boards at sacred craft. Definitely going to be my next board from Dan
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/31/11 07:30 PM

Nice,
I'll soon try it the same way..
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 10/31/11 09:33 PM

sweet!! get one meng so I can give it a lil' dance yo!

lol! wizard slayer, no pun intended right daniel knice board
Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/02/11 05:44 PM

A question for those who have more than one Thomo...what are the rails like compared to other boards you own?
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/02/11 09:41 PM

my matrix, which i sold last week had really knifey rails starting pretty high up on the board, same with my raptor. and my nano's are pretty hard to but starting closer to the fin cluster. the all hold rap cutties amazingly well
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/02/11 11:07 PM

Quote:

A question for those who have more than one Thomo...what are the rails like compared to other boards you own?




like granno said, tomos rails are pretty bladey and the edge is further up for that lifty feeling, however, the amount differs from model to model. griffins edges for example start at the tip of the nose for comparison.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 08:42 PM

Finally, I think my ankle is good enough to handle a shortboard riding, am going to take my new Nano a spin tomorrow, hopefully mess-up deckpad replacement isn't going to ruin anything

[image][/image]
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 08:45 PM

nice board sublime....that board is also really good as a thruster imo.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 08:49 PM

thanks, I'll try as a Thruster on a little bigger day coming, can't wait..I'm thinking either K2s or G10 set I have..any sick thruster set for the board other than which already mentioned above?
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 08:56 PM

g10 with k2.1 center/smaller trailer is a tried and true money set. or yu thruster set is golden
...the board is inherently so fast, a tri for control imho.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 09:02 PM

ah..
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 09:18 PM

Sick! You got the grey I wanted
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 09:22 PM

thanks (i forgot to write it down)
it looks okay / different, not in love with it though Hey WinWin, show me the pictures of Yu Fins you mentioned.. I'm too old for this hightech (internet) crap
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 09:25 PM

you're younger than me...maybe you're just lazy ...but here it is:
web page
the fronts are the same size as GG's g-10 standard set...
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 09:48 PM


thanks.. I'm getting it..
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 09:59 PM

Damn nice looking board there
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/08/11 10:27 PM

I'll let you guys know how really good it is by tomorrow hopefully..
Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 12:40 AM

Love the grey.

And dig K2 thruster set in my nano and psyko
Posted By: pgr

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 12:50 AM

nice!
what are the dims?
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 12:52 AM

If you test run that puppy with the 2.1's, you might not take them out. They seem to work perfect in these MPH's. I've run them from 2 foot to absolutely bombing (by my kook standards of course). Money!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 01:25 AM

wow, really knice!! is it poly?

you'll like it as a thruster. feels like an hpsb but faster and looser.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 03:29 AM

Anyone play with a V4 yet?
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 03:46 AM

I'M 100% Ordering one once i get the $$$ haha almost have enough!!...
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 03:49 AM

pointy nose or MPH nose?
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 03:52 AM

mph nose!
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 03:55 AM

http://forum.surfermag.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=73407&cat=501

changed my wax the other day, its kinda beaten up

still can't figure out how to post pictures
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 04:05 AM

Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 10:28 AM

Really? Im here parked front of blacks, 5:25 am , i'll surf it with quad for today but my next session on it is with my k2.1...today must suck or something cuz nobody is here but me
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/09/11 07:32 PM

This is for those who haven't tried the Nano, most of you guys already know this board for sure..

Surfed Knee - Thigh high weak waves today so, can't really tell yet but it works both front and back side (I don't know how to surf backside some fishes or short short stubbies with wide wide tails) ..super light due to it being Epoxy, floats me upto my chestline (5'7 x 18.5 x 2.25 / 160 lbs) but it paddles good & on a couple good set waves today (Waist high ) I felt the board wanting to speed up by itself off the bottom turn from coming down off the lip..

I got a positive feel from it & look forward for more sessions, still trying to get dialed in by trying to have my backfoot all da way back there but I'll be patient
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/10/11 03:28 AM

Quote:

Finally, I think my ankle is good enough to handle a shortboard riding, am going to take my new Nano a spin tomorrow, hopefully mess-up deckpad replacement isn't going to ruin anything

[image][/image]




Sick pad placement
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/10/11 02:09 PM

I was concerned for the gap between 'em but My toes never got in between or is it that my backfoot was never anywhere near
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/13/11 03:20 AM

I have not been surfing much lately because of life commitments; I've only been getting in the water 1 or 2 days a week. However, every time I have been surfing I've been on my Nano and I can't believe how locked in I am on every wave even after being out of the water for these amounts of time.

When I have had dry spells like this in the past my surfing on my first day back suffered through the first half of the session; this does not happen on my Tomo though

I'm just stocked on the board, and the bigger the waves get the better it goes. I just hope we do reach out of the range of this board sometime this winter
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/13/11 09:28 PM

i don't know if anyone cares but i thought i'd post these anyways. here's a picture of me surfing my nano. i also have a little video clip that i'm not sure if it'll work though. cheers

http://manukans.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/granthack.jpg

http://www.facebook.com/gRANTtEE?sk=photos#!/video/video.php?v=2143374596156
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/14/11 02:22 AM

I knew it was LOVE at first sight, i love it..way but way Faster than what i expected from this tiny board and it turns better than any of my hpsb.. I think im getting rid of a few of my boards which it wont get its turn...
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/14/11 02:27 AM

Quote:

... i think im getting rid of a few of my boards which it wont get its turn...


you're not the first person with this sentiment. there have been plenty of times, i've almost had to force myself to ride something else
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/14/11 02:28 AM

Curious if you liked it as a quad or Tri?
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/14/11 03:25 PM

I had the K2.1 on Sat & Sundays, Man, I was flying..turns on dime & so light(XTR)..It was just so Sick, I can't wait until I try his V3

Did you surf your Tomo lately? if you did what model do you like the best?
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/14/11 03:30 PM

As long as the waves got enough power for me to catch waves with this tiny board, I'd not switch to anything else for at least next 10 sessions.. which model is your fav from Tomo?

Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/14/11 03:40 PM

I loved the K2.1 set up on My Nano last weekend (Waist to HH) but I think I'm going to try the Daniel's Quad (shown in the pix) on good days just to know for myself.. I'm not sure if I really want to go any faster
Posted By: santacruzin

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/15/11 12:54 AM

Quote:

I have not been surfing much lately because of life commitments; I've only been getting in the water 1 or 2 days a week. However, every time I have been surfing I've been on my Nano and I can't believe how locked in I am on every wave even after being out of the water for these amounts of time.

When I have had dry spells like this in the past my surfing on my first day back suffered through the first half of the session; this does not happen on my Tomo though

I'm just stocked on the board, and the bigger the waves get the better it goes. I just hope we do reach out of the range of this board sometime this winter



This bodes well for me. Got laid off a while back and just scored an amazing job last month.
The catch I have not surfed since I got the job, working 13 hour days. good to know there is a chance of me surfing some what decent when I get some time.

If I dont take a day off and get out there soon I may go postal
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/15/11 02:05 AM

Quote:

As long as the waves got enough power for me to catch waves with this tiny board, I'd not switch to anything else for at least next 10 sessions.. which model is your fav from Tomo?




one favorite?!? now that's just tough. maybe two? one small wave and one good wave. mind you the small wave will have a surprisingly good top end and the good wave will have a surprisingly good low end.

small wave- vector quad, triple concave monsta tail. i sized mine probably a touch less wide than i should have. i went 5'2, 18 3/8, 2 1/8. i think something around 18 5/8 would help in the grovel department but it does indeed get the job done in knee/waist surf and has more than held it's own in overhead surf.

when it's get's hh+ or if wave is a little steep, i grab the psyko- 5'3, 18 1/4. 2 1/8. board is precise! i believe dan's words are "surgical" it's top end is... well, i've had it out in 6-8+ mild current and didn't care to have grabbed anything else. wave wasn't so steep. more fat and slopey but it was definitely more on the plus side. it's just as fast as any of the other models and if you think that nano turns on a dime...

a good dd, is the nano 5'2, 18 5/8, 2 1/8. whatever the conditions, i really don't care. either of the other two also work in either of the ends that they're not specialized for. i really would like to get my paws on the wizard slayer and the v4 but i've got my hands full right now. like i've said before, the ride differences in ride are subtle but there. k2.1's (different variations of) flat out work best for me in whatever conditions.
Posted By: amsets

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/15/11 03:01 AM

I have a 5'6 quadrofoil quad, which I love in the small stuff and which originally got me hooked on Tomo's koolaid. I also picked up a 5'8 psycho that I just got back from surfing in Indo with for 3 weeks. I brought another step up board on the trip, but never even waxed it up. I surfed the pysko in everything from knee high (yes, there were actually days where it was this small) to well over head. The psyko performed exceedingly well throughout the full range. I think with a couple of minor adjustments in dimensions for surf back in SD, the psyko could be a total quiver killer. I am now finding it hard to go back to the quadrafoil for the small stuff as the psyko is equally (if not more) fast, definitely more responsive and requires little to no adjustment in my surfing style for it to really do its thing. I would love to hear some feedback from anyone that has surfed both the pysko and the V4 or wizard sleeve.

Posted By: sjc

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/15/11 03:25 AM



testing my 5'4" tomo psycho in mex ....
Posted By: sjc

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/15/11 02:10 PM

Quote:



testing my 5'4" tomo psycho in mex ....


Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/15/11 02:21 PM

oh dayum. nice board. that's also one pretty fun looking wave. must have been a blast. i miss warm water
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/15/11 03:21 PM

very fun looking wave..love the picture quality too..

I'll def. get my hands on more of his boards and it's good to know what you guys think about it.. I hope to try the Vector Quad and Quadrofoil Quad in near future, as Nypheous mentioned that the Psyko will ride almost as same as Nano but handle bigger stuff, so, I think that can wait a bit unless 1 used comes along

I heard we'll see another swell this weekend & hope to try out my Nano with Quad set up although I really liked the K2.1
Posted By: toddo

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/15/11 06:05 PM

thinking of making myself another for double overhead waves.... V4 or wizard slayer style?

what do you think?

will bump up the length and thickness a little for some extra paddle power
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 02:12 AM

chances are looking slimmer by the moment but if i get down south for the holiday, i'll bring down the vector and hopefully the psyko. they might be a touch small but you should be able to give them a go
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 01:26 PM


If you make it down here let me know for sure, I'll bring my boards for you to try..

5'2 GH Pill
5'7 Proctor Monsta
5'10 Akila Twin
5'11 Thumb
5'8 Octafish
5'9 Mandala Stubby & etc
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 04:29 PM

i think a step up wizard slayer would be mental
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 04:59 PM

+1

when my psyko breaks, thats going to be the replacement
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 05:02 PM

+1

5-8 x 19.25 x 2.5

two inches longer and a quarter inch narrower with (hopefully) the same volume
Posted By: alpharon

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 06:31 PM



I came up on Havoc's old Nano and took it out for the first time yesterday in weak 2'-3' La Jolla beach break. It went surprisingly well for me with the K2.1 quad setup. It took a couple waves to find the sweet spot. I found that this board responded really well to my back foot. The nose would occasionally dig in if I tried to surf it with my front foot, but it was an easy correction to make.

Havoc's description of the board:
5'7x19.25x2.38 stringerless eps+epoxy. double 4oz warp glass top and bottom, 5 fin fcs fusion plugs, black rail airbrush

This is the most narrow and thinnest board I own and I'm surprised how well it went for me. I can't wait to slap the K2.1 thruster set up on it and take it out in bigger winter surf.

Does anyone have a guess as to the upper wave size limit of this board? It's not like I plan on using it on DOH days, but I'm curious to know what the size limit would be.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 06:51 PM

you'll be just fine
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 07:13 PM

you're stoked
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 07:18 PM

i tried that board a few times. its a little different from my nano (higher rocker) but very similar rocker to my psyko. depending on how heavy the wave is i would say up to 2-4'overhead no problem
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 07:35 PM

I've ridden it on HH days and it went like a bat out of hell. It was actually very exciting taking off on waves since you know you're gonna go faster and be looser than anything else out there. Felt like I could drag race anyone on that board while also being more maneuverable. you'll be doing some of your best roundhouse cutbacks of your life on that board.

Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 07:49 PM

i'd reckon 8ft easy, i prefer the AM-2 thruster set when there's some actual waves, the quad seems to track more when the waves get bigger and the tri responds better in my opinion.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/16/11 07:54 PM

for punchy beachbreak at size, the k2.1's may work well. I found for more facey bigger stuff, the griffin 4.5" fronts and 4.38 trailer worked extremely well. In fact the griffins worked well in everything in that board. you can also use the griffin fronts and a k2.1 trailer also for a different feel. fins are all about preference though at the end of the day. the true ames yu's I also like a lot in that board. am2's are similar to those as are the k3's.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 03:52 PM

update from the Hydrodynamica Blog

http://hydrodynamica.blogspot.com/2011/11/daniel-thomson-modern-planing-hull.html

there is a video of Tomo having a blast.

Sandbar up north would be a blast with one of these.



Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 04:01 PM

Posted By: toddo

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 06:03 PM

imo the 4'11 just looks a little too small and squirrely.
Posted By: justintme

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 07:31 PM

looks can be very deceiving my friend. I thought the same thing until I tried it. it feels like a bigger board.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 07:38 PM

you tried the 4'11" justintime?
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 08:55 PM

What will be the best deck pad for V3? I wanna order online instead of surf shops..
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 08:59 PM

take the pad off of that used Dk you just got, it's in the wrong position anyways...
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 09:03 PM

Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 09:10 PM


I know I'm going to give it a try & probably take it off..


Thanks, Todd, I'm going to order it..
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 09:17 PM

Quote:

What will be the best deck pad for V3? I wanna order online instead of surf shops..




The creatures works for me...



Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 09:23 PM

this looks good too & it is on V3
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 09:37 PM

Ocean earth drew Courtney. I use these on all my tomos


Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/22/11 09:47 PM

man, everything looks good I'm going to compare prices
Posted By: justintme

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/23/11 02:29 PM

Quote:

you tried the 4'11" justintime?




Yep surfed it a few times and the thing went ape poop! going to build one with Tomo the next couple weeks.

As far as the V3 tail pad the best I have seen/used is from astrodeck. It fills up the tail rail to rail has a killer kicker with a slight pocket that the outside of your foot rest on. ( like a concave) http://www.astrodeck.com/store/product/cf-008/545.oa
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/23/11 08:06 PM

Didn't want to order online after all cuz of Thanksgiving Holiday weekend and might take a week so, stopped by the local surf shop down here..

[image][/image]
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/23/11 08:10 PM

you're gonna love that board goes vert on a dime
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/23/11 08:14 PM

Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/23/11 08:18 PM

dee-men-shuns!
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/23/11 08:29 PM

5'6 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
what do you think? I don't even know, I want this board to work for me on even those knee-thigh days and am not sure if there's enough foam
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/23/11 08:32 PM

to big for you

should sell it to me

JK , that is a grovel machine
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/23/11 08:43 PM


Extra foam is my friend, so that's not my worry but hopefully it'll grovel as you said and become my ultimate DD for me, Daniel says that it'll be even faster than the Nanos..Man, can't wait
Posted By: gkl68

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/24/11 12:45 AM

Those dims sound good to me Let us know how it goes.
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/25/11 10:06 PM

i wish i could try that 4'11" so badly
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/25/11 10:20 PM

+ 1
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/25/11 10:47 PM

It was a perfect day for the V3 out there today. So much fun
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 03:20 PM

Man O Man,

My 1st Backside barrel to make it out on this Friday afternoon on my V3 (my 1st session, user friendly as Nano), it is Amazing guys, so tiny with twin fin only so, I don't understand why it can hold in good wave so good, I did the most vertical bottom turn and attacked the lip and made it, my best 1 from my surfing carrier, too bad it was a close out otherwise who knows what else it'd had allowed me to do(felt like almost Dane)

super stoked, I'm even thinking about getting a step up Tomo and sell off my quiver maybe..

Tomo V3 is def a keeper
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 03:25 PM

Don't think you need a step up with the nano and v3. If anything get a vector and size it as if it was for someone 30lbs heavier. That would be your lb replacement/groveler. Then quiver covered with three boards.

Oh yeah and sell me your frye fish

Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 03:29 PM

30 lbs heavier, hmm, I have no idea what dim it will be but, I'll def consider it really..I love all my surfboards like they were my children, can't imagine my life without them

nice try Airboy, these two skips won't be on sale boy..
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 04:01 PM

30lbs is just a rough guess. Could be 10lbs or 20lbs. Really whatever Tomo suggests.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 04:10 PM

For sure, if I decide it to go then he'll be the first 1 to talk to..thanks bro
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 04:29 PM

get a wizard slayer. order it a 1-2 inches longer than your v3 and nano. perfect step up and definitely a better barrel rider than the v3
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 04:50 PM

Nice, same width & the thickness? then it'll be 5'9 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 for 3-4' OH, really? #s don't sound good as usual as all Tomo's boards

Nano & V3 are somewhat Frontfooted friendly, how about Wizard Slayer? or is it really senstive on backfoot like some boards out there?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 05:37 PM

how tall are you? if it were me, and i have/had a

5'7 19 1/2 x 2 7/16 v3
5'7 19 x 2 7/16 psyko
5'6 x 19 1/8 x 3 3/8 nano

i would get a 5'8 19 1/4 x 2 7/16 wizard slayer. you can go wider and thicker for paddling and the pulled in tail will still give you better control in bigger waves. i always feel any board with a round or pulled in tail is going to be ff friendly. and yes this one will work in 3-4' OH. i know my psyko does.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 05:58 PM



I want 1, you guys will see more of my boards being sold in next few weeks..
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 06:35 PM

hehe. his boards will mess up the rest of your quiver
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 06:40 PM

Quote:

hehe. his boards will mess up the rest of your quiver




Yep, for the last 6 months, my V3 has had 95% of the action.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/28/11 06:45 PM

Quote:

get a wizard slayer. order it a 1-2 inches longer than your v3 and nano. perfect step up and definitely a better barrel rider than the v3


have to agree with nk on this one. i'd like to get a ws myself. that board felt really good at sacred craft.

all the mph's seem to will speed and are really sensitive to rider input. the psyko tends to lend its strength more to the latter. i think they are and can be be front foot friendly but you will find an added benefit with these boards by focusing on dropping that back knee and surfing hard off your rear leg through turns. anytime i look to turn, i almost instinctively shift my back foot so that i have it almost if not completely propped up on the rear arch bar. as with anything, it's a fine balance between shifting your weight between both legs but mph's seem to respond better to really engaging that rear leg. i noticed if i keep too much pressure on my front leg through any turns (especially cutbacks) the nose will bog and i end up catching a rail or something. i'm really happy with where my surfing is going with these boards. the feeling is unique and sinfully addictive.
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/30/11 03:11 PM

This is a contribution towards 50K


Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/30/11 05:14 PM

So when is Danielsan going to give us a demo day?
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/30/11 05:23 PM

Wish he would make it out to Hawaii again and do a demo day.
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/30/11 11:37 PM

Question to all about Daniel's 5 fin boards with FCS:

Is the K2.1 the fin of choice for thrusters, for quads, for both, or for neither?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/30/11 11:38 PM

That's what he uses but some people are using Griff quads, Halycon quads, YU Tri, and I use the Mayhem quad set
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/30/11 11:43 PM

Quote:

That's what he uses but some people are using Griff quads, Halycon quads, YU Tri, and I use the Mayhem quad set





griffin thruster set felt pretty good also. I liked the yu's as well. never tried the k2.1's. did u get one? post up a pic if u can por favor.
Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/30/11 11:43 PM

K2.1 Tri in my nano and pskyo. Always go back to it.
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 11/30/11 11:47 PM

Quote:

Quote:

That's what he uses but some people are using Griff quads, Halycon quads, YU Tri, and I use the Mayhem quad set





griffin thruster set felt pretty good also. I liked the yu's as well. never tried the k2.1's. did u get one? post up a pic if u can por favor.




Soon. Daniel was very easy to work with.
Posted By: alpharon

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 12:01 AM

I use K2.1 quad/tri depending on the conditions. Might try out the H3 quad/tri set next.
Posted By: pgr

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 01:13 AM

Quote:

Soon. Daniel was very easy to work with.





Nice, so what did you order? Nano?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 01:40 AM

Quote:

I use K2.1 quad/tri depending on the conditions. Might try out the H3 quad/tri set next.





The h3 with a small trailer has been unreal for me
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 02:18 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I use K2.1 quad/tri depending on the conditions. Might try out the H3 quad/tri set next.





The h3 with a small trailer has been unreal for me




that's funny, i was just going to suggest the same thing. which size front's are you using? did you use the h3 small center or something else?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 02:39 AM

H3 large fronts with a small halcyon trailer (griffin-esq quad rear template)

Those h3s load up so much and give you this burst of speed, more than any fin I've tried

I'm going to get a small set to use as a trailer or the sides as quad rears whaen I run quads on the nano



Trailer

Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 02:45 AM

Why do the fronts look like TC fins ?

Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 02:58 AM

i think the h3's will work extra good in the psyko. try it?
Posted By: Fl4mer

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 01:10 PM

Hi Tomo riders,
I'm interested to know if the Nano has concave that flattens out the center line through the fins as much as Maurice Cole describes in his boards below:

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/30173719?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/30173719">Tales from the Chook Shed 3</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user541003">Mick Sowry</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

I'm just wondering if there is rail rocker with drive from the deep (?)single between the fins?
Thanks
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 02:43 PM

i use the k2.1 quad but the AM-2 thruster on my nano. i have the epoxy Pc-5 template or what ever. i thing they're called UG-5's? maybe. anyways i didn't like them very much. not enough weight in that tail. but i love the AM-2's really predictable with good drive and hold, the quads are good too but can feel stiff off the bottom and vertical off the top. i'm preferring the tri fin option as of late
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 03:05 PM

Quote:

i think the h3's will work extra good in the psyko. try it?




i haven't yet but i plan to. i'll let you know.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 03:50 PM

I was riding Nano with Orange color Am2s myself here in Local Beach Breaks (Blacks 4-6' occa bigger sets)Nov 30 , Boy, it was SICK...Felt like it allowed me to draw a rounder line, I think I'll try K3s next time in similar condition...
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 04:19 PM

K3's are really fun in that board too
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 05:44 PM

Trying to wrap my head around dimms for one of these, in relation to, say, a WD. How did your dimms translate?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 06:09 PM

best way to figure dims is as follows
1. Length should be equal to the distance from the ground to the bridge of your nose for most of the MPH line. Some, like the Psyko and Wizard Slayer are 1-2" longer.
2. Width and thickness are the same as your standard HPSB

Its easier to compare MPHs to standard HPSB rather than stubbies like the WD
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 06:17 PM

Right. I don't have a "regular" hpsb nor have I had one in years. The last one I had was a Ksmall and I can't remember the exact dimms. Oh well, I know the volume of my WWD, so, maybe he can volumize it
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 06:19 PM

well, how tall are you, how much to you weigh and what are your WD dims?
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 06:24 PM

5'11" 175 WWD dimms are 5'10" 20 1/2" 2 5/8. It's got plenty of float.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/01/11 06:32 PM

Daniel would probably have you on something like a 5-8 x 19 x 2.5 or even narrower and thinner than that. But, since you are used to more foam those dims I gave would probably work for you.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 02:16 AM

2012 line up. Off of Tomo's blog. No specific details but the 50k views mark is approaching fast.

Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 02:36 AM

Quote:

5'11" 175 WWD dimms are 5'10" 20 1/2" 2 5/8. It's got plenty of float.




5'9 x 20 x 2 3/4 would be a safe bet based on your wwd dims
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 02:39 AM

Quote:

2012 line up. Off of Tomo's blog. No specific details but the 50k views mark is approaching fast.






that's some crazy stuff right there! not how skateboards, wakeboards, and even snowboards are more symmetrical nose to tail. surfboards in general are not, but this is breaking the mold. pretty interesting stuff there.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 02:51 AM

saw 2 of those today

dans desire to go out and create these next gen surf craft is inspiring

design / build / ride / refine

Danielsan
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 02:57 AM

had my psyko out today at a norcal open ocean beach break. hh+ easy with light current. paddle out- not fun but not terribly difficult. getting caught inside after a bomb wave- no fun. session overall-retarded fun. ran this set up- h3 sides with k2.1 center fin (shaper's sks5) works great but not my favorite set up. i could see it working for a certain type of wave and could easily be the #1 set up for others. just a matter of preference.
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 10:32 AM

2 3/4? I don't know about that. I'm also riding a Roberts "Anything" 5'9" 20 1/2, 2 5/8, with, again, plenty of float. Don't mind a little extra for over here on the right coast but 2 3/4 seems a bit much.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 12:41 PM

Quote:

2 3/4? I don't know about that. I'm also riding a Roberts "Anything" 5'9" 20 1/2, 2 5/8, with, again, plenty of float. Don't mind a little extra for over here on the right coast but 2 3/4 seems a bit much.




guarantee daniels 2-3/4" is still thinner than roberts 2-5/8". u can go same thickness as ur wd at 2-5/8 on the tomo. i've owned both so extrapolating from their shaping styles. WD's pack a lot of foam.
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 12:45 PM

Quote:

2 3/4? I don't know about that. I'm also riding a Roberts "Anything" 5'9" 20 1/2, 2 5/8, with, again, plenty of float. Don't mind a little extra for over here on the right coast but 2 3/4 seems a bit much.




I am your size and have a pu mph @ 5'10 19 1/4 2 3/8 w/ fullish rails
next one would be 5'10 19 2 3/8 more foiled rails.

had a 5'8 19 1/4 2 5/16 epoxy beautifully foiled out rails- not enough foam for me for long paddles.
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 12:55 PM

Right. I would imagine, at 2 3/4, it would be pretty foiled out. I had a 2 3/4 board from another shaper that was pretty foiled out. When I lined it up with my 2 5/8 board (same shaper, same size) it was hard to believe one was 2 3/4.

Something to consider.
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 12:56 PM

You are wearing at least a 4/3, right? Which MPH Tomo do you have?
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 01:02 PM

Quote:

Quote:

2012 line up. Off of Tomo's blog. No specific details but the 50k views mark is approaching fast.






that's some crazy stuff right there! not how skateboards, wakeboards, and even snowboards are more symmetrical nose to tail. surfboards in general are not, but this is breaking the mold. pretty interesting stuff there.




What's the point of the 50k thing?
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 01:05 PM

erbb'ers get a promo bro deal
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 01:14 PM

Back in August Tomo posted

"I will do another promo when we hit 50k, so keep bombing the thread and you will be rewarded !! "
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 01:50 PM

Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/05/11 02:51 PM

Quote:

You are wearing at least a 4/3, right? Which MPH Tomo do you have?




V2p
V3
4/3 w/ hood booties
no way I would go that thick
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/08/11 02:29 PM

Hydrodynamica new blog post with a pic of Tomo's wakeboard bottom.front single fcs plugs is very interesting. Guessing good for landing airs on the front and reconnecting with the wave

http://hydrodynamica.blogspot.com/2011/12/future.html
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/08/11 02:47 PM

Quote:

erbb'ers get a promo bro deal




That's all well and good.
I wish Tomo answered his e-mails.
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/09/11 07:49 PM

In the process of pulling the trigger on a V4 as a christmass present. SO STOKED
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/09/11 08:21 PM

Quote:

In the process of pulling the trigger on a V4 as a christmass present. SO STOKED





Bastard!!

I cant decide between one of those or the Wizard Slayer...
Posted By: sublime74

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/09/11 08:25 PM


let us know how it rides when you get a chance..
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/09/11 09:35 PM

Quote:

In the process of pulling the trigger on a V4 as a christmass present. SO STOKED





round nose or pointy? i want a round nose v4. and a wizard slayer to replace my psyko if it buckles again. not that i want it to break......but if it does
Posted By: twinfins

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/09/11 09:54 PM

Quote:

Back in August Tomo posted

"I will do another promo when we hit 50k, so keep bombing the thread and you will be rewarded !! "





Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/09/11 10:06 PM

Quote:

Quote:

erbb'ers get a promo bro deal




That's all well and good.
I wish Tomo answered his e-mails.





Dan has contacted me, and we're gonna talk 'bout a board!
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/09/11 10:43 PM

6 channel wizard slayer right
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/09/11 11:00 PM

round nose all the waY!!
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/14/11 01:11 PM

Perfect day for the V3 again!

Does so good in wonky mixed up crap.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/14/11 01:18 PM

What r the dims on your V3
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/14/11 01:51 PM

Quote:

What r the dims on your V3




5'-5" x 19" x 2 1/4"
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/15/11 01:10 PM

Quote:

In the process of pulling the trigger on a V4 as a christmass present. SO STOKED




You get your V4 yet?
Posted By: diverse

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/15/11 06:06 PM

Quote:

Quote:

2 3/4? I don't know about that. I'm also riding a Roberts "Anything" 5'9" 20 1/2, 2 5/8, with, again, plenty of float. Don't mind a little extra for over here on the right coast but 2 3/4 seems a bit much.




guarantee daniels 2-3/4" is still thinner than roberts 2-5/8". u can go same thickness as ur wd at 2-5/8 on the tomo. i've owned both so extrapolating from their shaping styles. WD's pack a lot of foam.



whats the rail volume percentage?..
thats the best way to determine the differences between the two.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/17/11 02:19 PM

DT bangs a Golden Mean Machine for RK over at the hydrodynamica blog.

Stringer less and thruster. Dims look like 5'8"x19x2-x/8. It is not glassed yet but looks like fun.
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/17/11 06:00 PM

What models does he sell with finbox systems?
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/17/11 09:57 PM

Believe he sells fcs with the following models:
Nano
V4
Psyko
Richter
Transition
The vector and his twins such as v3 come with his fins glassed on.

I personally love his 5 fin boards just for the options.

Best to consult with Tomo on what you want. He will set you straight and proper on what works.
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/18/11 11:54 PM

His twin fins are the boards that work in the broadest range of wave sizes.
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/19/11 01:18 AM

Quote:

DT bangs a Golden Mean Machine for RK over at the hydrodynamica blog.

Stringer less and thruster. Dims look like 5'8"x19x2-x/8. It is not glassed yet but looks like fun.


This Golden Mean Machine looks like more an original mph than the next gen? nano-like tail with concaves?
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/21/11 12:33 AM

Only 4000 more views.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/21/11 12:46 AM

one of Pat M's boards is forsale , prolly perfect dims too ( 5-9 x 18.75 x 2.25 ) pointy nose V4 and i aint got no $$


http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/spo/2762983571.html
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/22/11 05:41 AM

Don't worry about it Retodd, it's already sold
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/22/11 04:56 PM

Quote:

one of Pat M's boards is forsale , prolly perfect dims too ( 5-9 x 18.75 x 2.25 ) pointy nose V4 and i aint got no $$


http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/spo/2762983571.html



Such a deal!!!!!

Anyone have v4 ride report yet? Come on don't hold out on me I'm desperate to get some new tomo in my life..
Posted By: sjc

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/22/11 05:36 PM



5'7" candy
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/22/11 09:37 PM

yum Candy Wizard Slayer

Looks awesome.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/22/11 11:12 PM

Quote:



5'7" candy



Posted By: goingright

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/22/11 11:57 PM

R u effin kidding me. More boards with no fins in the middle... fukkkin dammm

Posted By: Couloirman

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/24/11 03:43 PM

Great new designs. V4 vs wizard slayer is a tough decision for me...

Although Im really just bumping this so it stays on the front page and we get to 50K faster
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/25/11 12:15 AM

Want mine
Want mine
Want mine
Want mine
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(this won't make it arrive any faster, will it?)
Posted By: juan_guzman

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/25/11 12:28 AM

49 somethin somethin
Posted By: juan_guzman

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/25/11 12:29 AM

Merry Christmas...

Those boards are hawt.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/25/11 02:14 AM

Quote:

Want mine
Want mine
Want mine
Want mine
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(this won't make it arrive any faster, will it?)



What you order shshsh?
Happy Christmas tomo enthusiasts
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/25/11 05:04 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Want mine
Want mine
Want mine
Want mine
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(this won't make it arrive any faster, will it?)



What you order shshsh?
Happy Christmas tomo enthusiasts




V4 5 fin. Weeeeeeeee!
Posted By: amsets

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/25/11 05:12 AM

It's gonna be a good Christmas!!!
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/25/11 05:39 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Want mine
Want mine
Want mine
Want mine
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.
.
.
.
(this won't make it arrive any faster, will it?)



What you order shshsh?
Happy Christmas tomo enthusiasts




V4 5 fin. Weeeeeeeee!



ENVY
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/25/11 08:30 AM

50k hits reached! Merry Xmas!

So looking forward to the 2012 Tomos!
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/25/11 09:48 AM

Yee-hah!
50K.
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 12:05 AM

Quote:

Yee-hah!
50K.




DING DING DING !!! LEGENDS !!

20% off for any and all models in my range for orders placed in the next 2 weeks.

Pumped on the support guys !!

Next stop 100k.(Bro deals)

YEW !!!
Posted By: ludicrous

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 12:46 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Yee-hah!
50K.




DING DING DING !!! LEGENDS !!

20% off for any and all models in my range for orders placed in the next 2 weeks.

Pumped on the support guys !!

Next stop 100k.(Bro deals)

YEW !!!




sent you an email last week. hoping to join in on the tomo fun soon
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 01:14 AM

CHEEEE HUUUUU

Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 01:35 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Yee-hah!
50K.




DING DING DING !!! LEGENDS !!

20% off for any and all models in my range for orders placed in the next 2 weeks.

Pumped on the support guys !!

Next stop 100k.(Bro deals)

YEW !!!


20% off smoking deal
is the next gen available now?
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 03:15 AM

email sent to your dantomo.com account. Stoked!
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 03:26 AM

PM SENT!
YEEEEEEEE!
SO STOKED!
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 03:30 AM

So mate, i am in Sydney. Is there any possibility of getting one of your boards here?! I know you have relocated to the states but surelyyou must have come home for Chrissy?!!
Posted By: lukasdad

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 08:07 AM

sent a detailled email through your tomo website...any chance of making a fellow aussie a board before mid april for a mentawaii boat trip....wizard slayer looks like a good option....
Kev
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 12:03 PM

50K!
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 12:08 PM

vee four, new nano, wizard slayer
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 12:39 PM

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vee four, new nano, wizard slayer



I'm down with that freaky!
Gonna hit tomo for 3 or 4 boards, anyone got ride reports for the blue and white XTR yet? Comparisons to stringerless Eps? Does the carbon tech tapered strippy setup = ultimate???
Answers people damnit!!
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 01:16 PM

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Yee-hah!
50K.




DING DING DING !!! LEGENDS !!

20% off for any and all models in my range for orders placed in the next 2 weeks.

Pumped on the support guys !!

Next stop 100k.(Bro deals)

YEW !!!



stocked for everyone. I can't wait until I can order another one!
Posted By: Hdip

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 02:54 PM

Are any of you guys going to be ordering a board that would float a 6'1" 180 pound guy? I really shouldn't be ordering a new board right now. I can see picking up a used one in a couple months though.
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 02:57 PM

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Are any of you guys going to be ordering a board that would float a 6'1" 180 pound guy? I really shouldn't be ordering a new board right now. I can see picking up a used one in a couple months though.






And... so stocked I ordered mine just a couple of weeks before this 'bromotion' deal.
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 03:12 PM

what did you order?
Posted By: Hdip

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 03:17 PM

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What you order shshsh?
Happy Christmas tomo enthusiasts




V4 5 fin. Weeeeeeeee!


Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 05:04 PM

Order placed - cant wait
Posted By: goofy1foot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 05:36 PM

For those of you who have ridden multiple Tomo models, I have a couple of questions if you have time to answer them.
What model would be best suited to chest high to overhead point waves (I do like the idea of 5 fin boxes, but am not totally attached).
What do you think would be good dims for an average surfer- 5'9 165? I've been riding fish designs primarily for a while now, so less width will be a bit of a shock I think.
Thanks in advance for your time
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 06:18 PM

i have 3 different models (nano, psyko, and v3 dual fin). I would always recommend the nano as a starting point. it does everything. i use mine in anything from knee high to 2-3' overhead (could handle more but thats as big a wave as i've had with it). its a quiver killer for sure.

the other mph boards are all going to feel similar so its more a matter of choosing which outline appeals to you. personally i like the look of the v4 (round nose) best and that board probably has a bit more bite/control than the nano with the swallow/diamond tail as opposed to a chop tail (nano)

as far as dims for you, maybe something like 5'6-5'7 19 1/4-19 1/2 x 2 3/8. going over volumed on these is no big deal if this sounds too small dims for you. i would recommend much narrower than this but you said you ride fishes.

for reference i'm 5'9 185 and my nano / psyko is about 5'6 19 x 2 3/8

you should send a pm to santacruisin. i think he got a nano and he's around your dims
Posted By: goofy1foot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 06:25 PM

Appreciate that, I was hoping you'd chime in nk. Looks like I'll go with the Nano then, probably go 19 1/2 to be sure. Have you gone with eps on all of them? I haven't ridden many eps boards, but it seems that's the direction most people go in with the Tomos.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 06:29 PM

Nkpheous,
Do you have any in XTR or with the carbon tech?

Would you recommend the dual fin as fully HP on the v3?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 07:15 PM

goofyfoot1, definitely recommend eps over poly for a couple reasons. 1. they're really light especially stringerless eps. when i picked up my nano it felt light like an unglassed blank. really light. 2. they have more float which allows you to go really small on the dims. 3. you can have them glassed stronger for durability without making them heavy. i had mine done in 4+4 warp top and bottom and will go 6+4 top and bottom next time. like i said, these boards are ultra light.

sozzle, i've never tried the carbon strips and, for me, its not worth the extra money. i would get xtr next time for sure. dan was raving about them.

i really like the dual fin but it does take a little getting used to. its effortlessly fast but takes some adjusting to compared to a standard hpsb. i've had some of my best turns on that board and it squares up to vert really quick. if i get a v4 i'm getting dual fin
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 07:38 PM

i like the looks and description of the vector on the website and that would probably be my choice for the spot goofy surfs. 4 fin.

i think because both the tail block and nose are so wide that you are getting the same amount of active surface area as fish in a more compact package.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 08:04 PM

FWIW my Nano is the smallest board dim-wise that I have ever ordered and it is perfect for where I surf. That being said, it never feels small in the water and floats me where it should when sitting on it

If I surfed where it was more top to bottom and less mushy I probably could have gone *a bit* smaller.
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 08:17 PM

what is the diff b/w a nano and a vector?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 08:27 PM

Obviously the tail and channels but I think the rocker is a little more relaxed as well
Posted By: LoneWolf

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 09:11 PM

any recommendations on a tomo groveler? from what i've found so far it seems the v3 has the lowest end?

would be for when the waves in sd get poopy...aka not much power to get you going. maybe a v3 twin w/ some adjustments to make it a grovel beast?

any feedback would help, i'm a tomo noob!

congrats on hitting 50k
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 10:16 PM

I live in North County SD and i've had my nano for about a year now and have ridden pretty much every day, except when it has been in ding repair. It's the best board i've ever owned. I've only been undergunned on it twice. Once was yesterday at head high occasional + sets, and another on solid 8 secret spot. I'm about 5'8" 135 lbs and my nano is 5'3' 18 3/4 2 1/4. more grovely dimensions than standard and it's insane. i'm 18 so i'e grown a bit sine i ordered it a year ago so i'm going a little longer for my next board. Tomo says the V3 is the fastest and it looks eppic for a small wave board but in my experience my nano is excellent in anything waist to head high. hope this helps haha
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 11:36 PM

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Obviously the tail and channels but I think the rocker is a little more relaxed as well




vector looks like it has a straighter outline curve and wider tail. I'd love one as a 5 fin for grovelling. maybe 5'7x20x2.44 would be money. fark, I need to get a higher paying job!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/28/11 11:38 PM

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about to place my order..

on the size reccomendations that he emailed me. it said immediate level surfers should order at standing head high height. im 6'0 so should i order a 6'0? seems like people have reccomended shorter.

Im 6'0 175lbs and am thinking 5'10-19-2 3/8 in poly. (I dont really seem to like really light boards unless the waves are around waist high, or offshores. But im stil up in the air on that. gonna be ordering the nano.




I think 3" shorter than ur height is good. I'm 5'10x165 and middle aged so I go about 5'7 x 19-ish x 2.38. the board should be at eye level to hit the sweet spot as per daniels rec.
Posted By: saucerboy

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 01:07 AM

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i like the looks and description of the vector on the website and that would probably be my choice for the spot goofy surfs. 4 fin.





I'm in santa cruz and have a vector. goofy1foot, if you want to give it a try pm me. It might be a bit big, but it'll give you a feel for it. It's 5'8'' x 19 x 2 1/8. I'm 6'0'', about 173 and it feels just about perfect at that size.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 01:11 AM

Glad to hear those dimensions.
I will be WAY outside you.

Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 02:28 AM

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i really like the dual fin but it does take a little getting used to. its effortlessly fast but takes some adjusting to compared to a standard hpsb. i've had some of my best turns on that board and it squares up to vert really quick. if i get a v4 i'm getting dual fin



Wow, you're fully onto the dual fin full time then?
I'm thinking another vector quad to replace my last one that was hands down the best bord I ever rode , a V4 dual and maybe some sort of round nosed raptor dual fin(V2p) with a touch more meat as a stepup , bit of overlap but hey, still really wanted a v3 but not sure if it would cancel out the others .
Posted By: goofy1foot

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 01:08 PM

Thanks for the insight/ideas from everyone. SB, I really appreciate the offer. I'll send a PM if I decide to take you up on that.
Still struggling with the idea of such small dims that most people have on these boards...
Posted By: Hdip

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 02:23 PM

Here's his sizing recommendation straight from an email he sent me.

Sizing the MPH Design: Order the board at standing eye-line height for good level surfers. Or, Standing head high height for intermediate or less experienced surfers. The width and thickness should be what you would consider ideal for you weight, ability and general wave conditions
Posted By: cdes

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 03:58 PM

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Thanks for the insight/ideas from everyone. SB, I really appreciate the offer. I'll send a PM if I decide to take you up on that.
Still struggling with the idea of such small dims that most people have on these boards...



Its a bit of a trip at first, but you're really just cutting off the nose of the board, which doesn't do anything for you anyway, and a little bit of the tail, which you don't notice.
Im 6'4" 210lbs and normally ride a 6'6" x 19.75" x 2 5/8" as my hpsb. Size is a concern for me. I got a 6'0 Nano with the same width and thickness, and it feels perfect. Stringlerless EPS with the strong glassing option flexes just enough and is durable (and also light as hell!). Its my favorite board, and my other boards are starting to get neglected. Its really tempting to buy another Tomo with the promotion going on, although its hard to imagine bringing a different board to the water. Maybe when Im ready Ill try a v3? Have fun man, STOKED for you (capitalized to emphasize proper spelling - you stoke a fire, you stock a shelf).
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 04:01 PM

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i really like the dual fin but it does take a little getting used to. its effortlessly fast but takes some adjusting to compared to a standard hpsb. i've had some of my best turns on that board and it squares up to vert really quick. if i get a v4 i'm getting dual fin



Wow, you're fully onto the dual fin full time then?
I'm thinking another vector quad to replace my last one that was hands down the best bord I ever rode , a V4 dual and maybe some sort of round nosed raptor dual fin(V2p) with a touch more meat as a stepup , bit of overlap but hey, still really wanted a v3 but not sure if it would cancel out the others .





that v3dual is now in havoc's possession so i wouldnt say it a full time board for me. it was my first mph and is an amazing board. its just one of those boards that doesn't require much effort to get it going and its easy to overpower it. the best way to discribe the v3 is fast and free. with the nano as a tri or quad you can push it like you would a normal hpsb.

a v3 and a v4 dual would be practically the same board.

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 04:04 PM

goofy1foot, what is your everyday board and dims?
Posted By: bootiessux

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 05:00 PM

STOKED, you got that right.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 08:44 PM

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that v3dual is now in havoc's possession so i wouldnt say it a full time board for me. it was my first mph and is an amazing board. its just one of those boards that doesn't require much effort to get it going and its easy to overpower it. the best way to discribe the v3 is fast and free. with the nano as a tri or quad you can push it like you would a normal hpsb.
a v3 and a v4 dual would be practically the same board.





You didnt feel you could give the dual fin full balls power? Or was it more the difference in approach that you had to get used to?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 10:49 PM

I think for the twin fins and maybe even the quads (w/ the powerflex fins) to have the full hold in tomos boards, it's better to go with the models that have less tail area. v1 and v2 mph's or even hydrofoils come to mind as twins. maybe v4 since it has channels and would give more bite.

all the boards in his range have some subtle advantages and disadvantages that can be tweaked for the rider.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 11:05 PM

xtr7c or you could probably just go eps/epoxy ask dan to glass it the same as rob glassed your wd
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 11:07 PM

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Surfing mainly beach break looking to replace my shortboard thruster with the nano.




good call!
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/29/11 11:41 PM

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I need some help with what construction to order.

Generally, I seem to consistently like Pu/pe boards, I like the weight feel and drive.

EPS- the first EPS board I ever liked was the roberts white diamond, tried about 5 other EPS boards that I thought felt a little weird but always liked the wt diamond.
Im considering the stringerless EPS but also looking at XTR, ive ridden 2 in the past and again wasnt really too stoked on either but this was years ago.

I am trying to keep an open mind with this design. Surfing mainly beach break looking to replace my shortboard thruster with the nano. Any help would be appreciated.




why not just go with pu?
I tried the xtr7, for me, it did feel closer to poly but not quite. I did like the buoyancy quality and a less of the feeling of eps but I felt the stiffness of eps.

Just my opinion. I am staying with pu.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/30/11 01:10 AM

Killer special that Dan is offering to erBBers for the exposure.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/30/11 01:43 AM

Hit Danielsan up and stoked. Will be Tomo'd in 2012!
Posted By: pgr

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/30/11 02:05 AM

I wish I needed a new Tomo, awesome deal.
So broke right now.
Posted By: VaB

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/30/11 01:26 PM

whats the turn around time on a custom these days?
Posted By: amsets

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/30/11 01:58 PM

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whats the turn around time on a custom these days?




Just ordered a V4 a couple of days ago and Daniel said turn around would be somewhere in the range of 60 to 90 days. Well worth the wait.
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 12/31/11 01:05 AM

The Tomo stringerless EPS boards feel like they have plenty of flex. You could knock-off another 1/8" and get some more, or change the glassing schedule.
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/02/12 09:06 PM

Picked up my Wizard Slayer this weekend. Better pics/ride report coming soon.

5'11x 19x 2.375



Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/02/12 09:12 PM

Posted By: amsets

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/03/12 01:14 AM

that board looks sick. I'm interested to hear the ride report, which shouldn't take too long with all the swell that's on it's way
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/03/12 01:24 AM



That board is ridiculous. 5 fin?

That could be my longboard though.
Posted By: gkl68

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/03/12 02:55 AM

What's the bottom contour on this?
Posted By: Couloirman

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 12:04 AM

Any reports on that wizard slayer????? I just ordered a V4 on this deal and am debating if I need a wizard slayer as well so any advice you can give before the discount deadline would be greatly appreciated.
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 12:55 AM

V4 and Wizard Slayer look stupid fun. Just get it man!

Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 02:29 PM

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Any reports on that wizard slayer????? I just ordered a V4 on this deal and am debating if I need a wizard slayer as well so any advice you can give before the discount deadline would be greatly appreciated.




Same boat....pulled the trigger on a new V4 but was eyeing my beat up Nano last night, wondering if she needs to be replaced too.

and then the wizard slayer seems like the perfect step up Tomo but I haven't read many report on it.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 03:09 PM

Does the V4 have a pretty good low end range for smaller stuff? Or is it a chest high and over type board?
Really struggling to put together a 3board quiver right now
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 03:18 PM

wizard slayer is a no brainer. As good as the psyko is in fast hollow waves I know the ws is better. Gotta replace the nano first
Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 04:22 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again now.
Haven't perceptions changed?
A couple of years ago the planshape of that board would have screamed "funboard" and anyone presenting a board on here with an outline like that would have been seen lots of these
if they'd claimed it was a planshape capable of enabling higher performance surfing.
Now before you grabs your torches and pitchforks and descend upon me as an angry mob remember I'm commenting on the planshape not the foil/hull shape and my Diverse dynocore board has a very similar planshape and amazes how well it goes in good waves.


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Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 04:28 PM

Right there with you. Stuck on V3, for my twin fetish, or a 5 fin V4. May wind up flipping a coin.


Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 04:51 PM

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Right there with you. Stuck on V3, for my twin fetish, or a 5 fin V4. May wind up flipping a coin.






Thing is I've wanted a dual fin raptor for years now so it's top of my list even if it's an overlap to a V4 I just need to get it out of my system.

It's the overlap that's the problem for me if I go for a V1p, it really throws off the whole '3 board quiver' idea if I throw in a wizard slayer as the top ender.
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 04:55 PM

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Any reports on that wizard slayer????




Heading out to my South LA left reef. Ride report tonight.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 05:02 PM

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Does the V4 have a pretty good low end range for smaller stuff? Or is it a chest high and over type board?
Really struggling to put together a 3board quiver right now





sozzle three board quiver

v4 5 fin. order powerdrive fins and youve got somthing similar to your vector along w other tri/quad options

v1p or v3 dual (i would go v3)

wizard slayer

done
Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 06:25 PM

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Any reports on that wizard slayer????




Heading out to my South LA left reef. Ride report tonight.




Thank you Norseman!

Anyone have a V4 and Nano? would love to hear a comparison. I cant imagine liking a board more then my Nano.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 06:33 PM

I would do V3 dual for smaller days
Nano for everyday
Wizard Slayer for good days
Posted By: justintme

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 06:46 PM

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I've said it before and I'll say it again now.
Haven't perceptions changed?
A couple of years ago the planshape of that board would have screamed "funboard" and anyone presenting a board on here with an outline like that would have been seen lots of these
if they'd claimed it was a planshape capable of enabling higher performance surfing.
Now before you grabs your torches and pitchforks and descend upon me as an angry mob remember I'm commenting on the planshape not the foil/hull shape and my Diverse dynocore board has a very similar planshape and amazes how well it goes in good waves.






That board looks rad but you are being a "Diverse dynocore DOUCHE" when you post other board brand in the "TOMO MPH" thread.

Plus you always seem to have douchie comments about the Thomson family. You must have been sent in at lennox point by one or both of them for being a tool and now you are pissed. Start your own thread if you want attention.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 06:51 PM

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I would do V3 dual for smaller days
Nano for everyday
Wizard Slayer for good days




thats exactly what i would do as well but sozzle wants a v4. the nano is maybe my most favorite board ever

Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 09:06 PM

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Quote:

I've said it before and I'll say it again now.
Haven't perceptions changed?
A couple of years ago the planshape of that board would have screamed "funboard" and anyone presenting a board on here with an outline like that would have been seen lots of these
if they'd claimed it was a planshape capable of enabling higher performance surfing.
Now before you grabs your torches and pitchforks and descend upon me as an angry mob remember I'm commenting on the planshape not the foil/hull shape and my Diverse dynocore board has a very similar planshape and amazes how well it goes in good waves.






That board looks rad but you are being a "Diverse dynocore DOUCHE" when you post other board brand in the "TOMO MPH" thread.

Plus you always seem to have douchie comments about the Thomson family. You must have been sent in at lennox point by one or both of them for being a tool and now you are pissed. Start your own thread if you want attention.



Classic.
Never been sent in anywhere, by anyone for the record.
Never had any run ins with any Thomsons.
Simply pointing out the way peoples perceptions have changed.
Posted up a pic of the board I'm riding simply to illustrate that I'm not attacking that kind of planshape either by saying that perceptions have changed.
Look at the top of this page because it has the title "General discussion-design forum" not Thomo's website or blog.
Take it easy with the jabbing of your scarey pitchfork internet tough guy, your barbed comments have cut me deep.
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/04/12 10:38 PM

Me: 6'3x 185, on the better side of intermediate.

Board: 5'11x 19x 2.375, EPS, 4x6 bottom, 4x4 deck. 5 fin fusions. Standard MPH bottom. I think the best point of reference for this is a Nano, so here are the differences: Flipped up in the nose, and just slightly in the tail. Flat deck, where the Nano is convex. Same rail profile, where its foiled up front, boxy in the middle, hard out the back. Haven't measured the tail, but its standard round (nowhere near a round-pin). Tomo says its symmetrical, so I'll just go with that (nose/tail exactly the same dims).

Took it out for the first time @ H**'s tonight. Usually a soft left reef, but we had some good energy in the water & a low (incoming) tide hitting it just right (coulda used a bit more West in it). A couple overhead sets rolled through, mostly chest-shoulder though. There are usually 2 ways to surf this wave: hug the rocks and backdoor the peak on a board with plenty of foam/ take off on the peak with your hpsb and burn the old guys who took off early but waste the wave by cruising. Wizard Slayer was exactly what I'm looking for here. Paddles just like a Nano, but right off the bottom you experience the difference. Snaps out of a bottom turn, and hits the lip on a dime. Gets release like the best hpsb's I've had. Its also much easier to shed speed on this & stall to set up a section, where the Nano I had to drag my hand while stepping on the rail.

Best waves I had: Hack off the peak, 2 good pumps and a head dip before it mushed out/ late drop on peak, lots of speed & a cutback off the shoulder>> rebound and a floater on the end section.

Lots of fun for a pretty crowded afternoon. Got burned a couple times on sections I easily made, nobody expects the speed that an MPH carries in trim. Looking forward to Fri/Sat. Going to take this & my 6'3 round-pin Blur down south, hoping to get some use out of each.





Posted By: amsets

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/05/12 02:58 AM

Thanks for the ride report Norseman . Now i just gotta figure out how to come up with some additional finances to pick one up
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/05/12 02:48 PM

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Does the V4 have a pretty good low end range for smaller stuff? Or is it a chest high and over type board?
Really struggling to put together a 3board quiver right now





sozzle three board quiver

v4 5 fin. order powerdrive fins and youve got somthing similar to your vector along w other tri/quad options

v1p or v3 dual (i would go v3)

wizard slayer

done



Nice reccomends !!
Yeh if I ditch the vector it certainly would help to balance it out more,
Any reason you'd go V3 over the V1p? Or is it just that the V3 is more familiar to you?
Not sure why I haven't considered the nano... Time to think this through again...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/05/12 03:31 PM

Here's my thing on the vector. I have no doubt it's a good board but the nano is every bit as good as the vector but you have more fin options. Plus you don't have to pay extra for those channels and tail cut. I'm comparing to a vector with glasson powerdrive fins like what you had before. I had a few other people that had a vector then a nano tell me the same thing when I was trying to decide what to get. The nano is my favorite of the 4 different mph models I've tried. I haven't tried the v4 but with that tail shape is probably going to give you a bit more grip than the chop tail. I think the nano tail gives it more low end range.

With the v1p vs v3, I only have experience with the v3 but I know the v1 is more of a good wave board. The tail cut pulls the tail in more that the v3. The v3 is a small wave to HH board that will grovel and work in good waves. The board feels very similar to the nano but the dual fin gives it a more fast and free feeling.
Posted By: Hdip

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/05/12 05:14 PM

Tweet from kelly an hour ago. I'm pretty sure that was an autocorrect mistake and he means "enjoyed" not "annoyed".
https://twitter.com/#!/kellyslater

Kelly Slater
“ dantomo.blogspot.com @kellyslater u guys should b on these” Looks like fun..” I really annoyed this blog on Tomo's boards. Super cool.
Posted By: goingright

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/05/12 11:41 PM

https://twitter.com/#!/kellyslater/status/154995149192167424

autocorrect and siri can be bitchy...

looks like Mr Slater is cruising the design forum....nothing wrong. Just like the best Dj's in the world hanging out in the underground club getting inspired..:)
Posted By: manbearpig

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/05/12 11:57 PM

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https://twitter.com/#!/kellyslater/status/154995149192167424

autocorrect and siri can be bitchy...

looks like Mr Slater is cruising the design forum....nothing wrong. Just like the best Dj's in the world hanging out in the underground club getting inspired..:)



i had a feeling slater would catch on to these boards sooner or later, tomo should get him on one unless he already has
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/06/12 09:38 PM

Christmas with Me and my Nano <3

Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/06/12 11:34 PM

Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/08/12 02:28 PM

**2 more days to take advantange of the discount**
please get in before Wednesday**
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/08/12 03:10 PM

Nano owners, what fin set ups have you had most success running?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/08/12 04:46 PM

H3 large with a small trailer by far my favorite. I liked just about every fin setup I tried, quads and tri's.
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/08/12 05:18 PM

AM-2 is my favorite. FG 5 works well too but theyre too light for my taste. and k 2.1 quad and thruster worrks pretty swet, but i swapped them for AM @s because i wanted more drive and hold
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/08/12 05:23 PM

Cool, thanks for the input.
Posted By: sjc

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/08/12 08:14 PM

merrick black stix
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/08/12 08:27 PM

Quote:

Nano owners, what fin set ups have you had most success running?



GMB quad set in perf. core.

I have a feeling Griff fins in either quad or tri would be awesome too; I just need to get off my ass and order some
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/09/12 03:40 AM

Deposit in for 3 carbon flexfoil MPH's,just dialling dims/models with tomo via email over next few days.
Yeewwwwwwww!!!
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/09/12 11:59 AM

Quote:

Deposit in for 3 carbon flexfoil MPH's,just dialling dims/models with tomo via email over next few days.
Yeewwwwwwww!!!


so jealous let me (us) know what you decide on
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/09/12 01:37 PM

Got my order and deposit in but trying to figure out to do the carbon flex foil option or not. Doing XTR with blue dual density. Can anyone comment on riding a board with and without the carbon flex foil. Noticeable difference?

Mahalo
Posted By: grendel95

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/09/12 02:05 PM

I had FCS C-drives in my nano...board went all over the place and let me do things I shouldn't have been able to!

Can't wait to try them on the V4...soon!
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/09/12 02:10 PM

Grendel - what size c drives? Quad or tri?
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/09/12 03:29 PM

airboy- what's the deal with the XTR dual density? i didn't know there were other options...perhaps you could elaborate? thanks!
Posted By: PRCalDude

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 01:27 AM

Why'd you leave the Nano off this list? Why are you replacing your Nano?

How sensitive to back foot placement is the V4?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 02:37 AM

That was for sozzle. He wants a v4. Blackfoot placement is the same as a thruster. Over the front fins for drive and all the way back for turns.

I'm replacing mine with another and just adding some more foam.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 06:00 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Deposit in for 3 carbon flexfoil MPH's,just dialling dims/models with tomo via email over next few days.
Yeewwwwwwww!!!


so jealous let me (us) know what you decide on




Ok so Lookin like a 4'11 1/2" x 17 1/4 x 2 3/16" next gen
A 5'4" nano ( nod to nk )
And a 5'10 pointy V4 (might still change to mph nose)
These were tomos recs to me for a 3 board setup to cover motions of rippage from real small to solid overhead waves in the progressive type way
Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 01:22 PM

Damn Sozzle you're stocked!
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 02:14 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Deposit in for 3 carbon flexfoil MPH's,just dialling dims/models with tomo via email over next few days.
Yeewwwwwwww!!!


so jealous let me (us) know what you decide on



Ok so Lookin like a 4'11 1/2" x 17 1/4 x 2 3/16" next gen
A 5'4" nano ( nod to nk )
And a 5'10 pointy V4 (might still change to mph nose)
These were tomos recs to me for a 3 board setup to cover motions of rippage from real small to solid overhead waves in the progressive type way




next gen?!?!? what?!?! oh man...
Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 05:48 PM

Sozzle is the thinking. 4'11 next gen for low end.
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 08:15 PM

Quote:

Sozzle is the thinking. 4'11 next gen for low end.




i hope *everyone* starts riding 4'11s
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 10:13 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Sozzle is the thinking. 4'11 next gen for low end.




i hope *everyone* starts riding 4'11s




my last girlfriend was 4'11" and was well ridden.
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 10:14 PM

There was a guy picking up one of those next gen/death stars when I got my Wizard Slayer. Got a good look at it, its a trip in person. Daniel said that he shaped one for his roommate @ 5'4". He originally wanted a 5'6", now says he'd get a 5'0.

Also, Daniel is riding K3's (tri) on his. Supposedly they paddle as well as any HPSB. It sounds like they're made to be surfed entirely off the back foot. The nose is foiled out to the point where he's getting lift through that channel while moving down the line. I imagine its real easy to get into the air when its onshore.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 10:18 PM

Was the room mate 5'4" or was the board 5'4"?
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 10:22 PM

OceanGuy: Best to talk to Tomo. All I know that there is poly, eps, and xtr. With the eps and XTR you can do carbon fiber flex foil. The XTR blue foam stringer is a option. Hope that helps.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 10:26 PM

Quote:

Sozzle is the thinking. 4'11 next gen for low end.



I guess so, with the nano as DD and the V4 as the good waver.
Tbh I just told tomo to run with what he thought would be rad and that's what he suggested.

Next gen is sized at chin height and an inch narrower than the V4
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/10/12 11:34 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Sozzle is the thinking. 4'11 next gen for low end.




i hope *everyone* starts riding 4'11s




my last girlfriend was 4'11" and was well ridden.



Me too!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/11/12 01:04 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Sozzle is the thinking. 4'11 next gen for low end.




i hope *everyone* starts riding 4'11s




my last girlfriend was 4'11" and was well ridden.



Me too!




you were well ridden?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/12/12 05:28 PM

Ok so my V4 is now gonna be 5'8" down from 5'10", still might go mph nose... So that would make it 5'5".
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/12/12 05:30 PM

I would usually say go MPH nose all the way but if you really can't get over the idea of having a 5-5 step up get the pointy nose in a 5-8.

I'll tell you waht though, 5-10s feel like 6-5s to me nowadays
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/12/12 05:32 PM

I got the point nose V4. Judges hate round noses.

Ask k12
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/12/12 05:55 PM

Quote:

I got the point nose V4. Judges hate round noses.





I went with the round nose V4. Judges would hate me with either board.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/12/12 06:21 PM

With a round nose no eye stabbing is possible. Except maybe with the tail corner.
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/12/12 11:19 PM

So sozzle, the next gen being smaller at 4'11 and the nano at 5'4 and it will still perform better than the nano in small waves? that next gen is really amazing! did tomo mention what's the difference between different tail/nose shape?
Posted By: donniedarko

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/14/12 05:29 AM

You guys help me break down some dims?
6'2" 225
My dd SB is 6'3" 20.25 2.63
My SB squish 6'1" 20.50 2 5/8
My groveller is FW sweet potato 5'6" 22" 2 5/8

Ive been thinking a Nano 5'10" 20 x 2.55
This sound about right?
I still surf some heats and in the spring I always cut about 15-20lbs with my training, but generally keep my dims the same.
Any thoughts?
tia
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/14/12 11:58 AM

i'm thinking 5'10, 20 1/4, 2 5/8
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/14/12 01:28 PM

Quote:

i'm thinking 5'10, 20 1/4, 2 5/8




Donnie: think freak's suggested or your orginial dims should be fine. I am 6'1"/200-205 and got a 5'9"x20.5x2-5/8 nano in eps. It is actually floaty enough to grovel with. Kinda like a sure thing no matter the conditions. Had a 5'9"x19.5x2.5 v3 and it worked fine, def. Wasn't a mush buster. It liked a little push. Just put my order in for a v4r and went with the same dims as my v3.

I don't have much hpsbs except a arakawa at 6'2"x19.5x2.5 in eps,

In the end Tomo says length=bridge of nose,width=what sb width is and this is same for thickness.
Posted By: donniedarko

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/15/12 02:12 AM

Quote:

Quote:

i'm thinking 5'10, 20 1/4, 2 5/8




Donnie: think freak's suggested or your orginial dims should be fine. I am 6'1"/200-205 and got a 5'9"x20.5x2-5/8 nano in eps. It is actually floaty enough to grovel with. Kinda like a sure thing no matter the conditions. Had a 5'9"x19.5x2.5 v3 and it worked fine, def. Wasn't a mush buster. It liked a little push. Just put my order in for a v4r and went with the same dims as my v3.

I don't have much hpsbs except a arakawa at 6'2"x19.5x2.5 in eps,

In the end Tomo says length=bridge of nose,width=what sb width is and this is same for thickness.




Solid guys... thanks for the input
Gonna order just need to get back in touch with Daniel
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/15/12 05:16 PM

Quote:

So sozzle, the next gen being smaller at 4'11 and the nano at 5'4 and it will still perform better than the nano in small waves? that next gen is really amazing! did tomo mention what's the difference between different tail/nose shape?



Not really sure of the role of the next gen yet, I kinda bitched out to danielsans recommends for ultimate shreddage for a 3piece and that's what came out.
I'm sure there's some overlap in there but I'm always super keen for a new experience so it's all gooood, also figured I didn't need a wizard slayer when my mini driver is going great in dredgey waves so round pin angle is covered by that one.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/15/12 05:19 PM

Quote:

I would usually say go MPH nose all the way but if you really can't get over the idea of having a 5-5 step up get the pointy nose in a 5-8.

I'll tell you waht though, 5-10s feel like 6-5s to me nowadays



MPH nose is now done
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/16/12 04:08 PM

How long ago did you order sozzle?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/16/12 09:55 PM

Quote:

How long ago did you order sozzle?



I wrote that wrong, I meant done as in not gonna be pointy anymore when it's ready in a few months time, my bad
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/16/12 11:09 PM

No worries, I was just excited to hear a ride report. I'm sure I have another month + to wait and I jonesin'.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/19/12 04:09 PM

I ride my Nano pretty much exclusively and I am in the habit of adding a little bit of wax every time

The board felt heavier than I remembered so I figured it was time to change wax



That's bigger than a baseball
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/24/12 11:46 PM

Anyone get a new one yet?

The suspense is killing me
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/25/12 01:08 AM

Patience...
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/26/12 05:06 AM

patience pays off, 4 tomos coming to me and my friends in a few days!
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 01:11 AM

Haven't ridden it yet, so there's nothing to really report. But it sure looks like fun!
Quote:


Deck


Bottom


Tail detail


Dims (5'10" x 19" x 2-3/8")






Weeeeeeee.................
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 01:34 AM

wow! knice! are those g10 griff-fins?

curious to hear the feedback, especially given that your board reviews are legendary!


Havoc
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 01:40 AM

Shsh I have to ask. Dims seem about three inches too long for a tomo, no? I am just going off of what your normal board dims are which are less than mine but if I were to order one it would be considerably smaller based on what I've read here. Curious to see your take on this.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 01:41 AM

Quote:

Shsh I have to ask. Dims seem about three inches too long for a tomo, no? I am just going off of what your normal board dims are which are less than mine but if I were to order one it would be considerably smaller based on what I've read here. Curious to see your take on this.




pointed nose mph is ridden +3" inches longer than the snub nosed ones. I ride my mph's round nosed at 5'7" so one of these pointy ones at 5'10 and the next gen at maybe 5'4"
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 01:42 AM

nuff said, thanks Havoc
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 02:41 AM

Saw this on SurfySurfy

Awesome

Posted By: kellsmith

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 04:01 AM

Quote:

Saw this on SurfySurfy

Awesome





Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 06:25 AM

Nice sh3, I always liked the pointy nose version myself.

What's the purpose of the carbon fiber grid in the deck? Aside from strength , will it stiffen up the board?


Win win
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 11:26 AM

very nice SH3
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 01:57 PM

Quote:

Nice sh3, I always liked the pointy nose version myself.

What's the purpose of the carbon fiber grid in the deck? Aside from strength , will it stiffen up the board?


Win win




Honestly, I haven't a clue. I think it'll stiffen it up horizontally at certain points on the deck but still allow flex vertically on the deck. Without a stinger, the board could just be a noodle without some stiffness added. To be clear, this is totally non-tested-off-the-top-of-my-head-juju-guessing-at-what-I've-never-ridden-before-but-I-think-I-know-it-all-as-one-time-I-used-a-board-with-lots-of-fins speculation as you'll find in 99.9% of erBB posts.

When I ordered, I didn't know I'd get carbon... or channels. I emailed a bit with Daniel and had pictures of my prior board he made and discussed what worked and didn't for me. It was fun but a little too low in volume. The rocker was a bit too high for what I wanted. It was a 5'9" x 18-3/4" twin. We discussed dims, rocker, and where/how I intended to use the board. He recommended XTR and V-4 in these dims. Rocker was relaxed a hair. For what I wanted it for, he recommended the 5 fin set up. Beyond that, I left it to him to make me the board he felt would work. I didn't want to get in his way.

I found out I got carbon the morning I picked it up. I just thought it'd be a blue stringered XTR. This looks cooler.

Yet another bonus was the pick up. I had a race in San Diego at Mission Bay and then drove up to get the board in North County. Got to see TFAD at Surfy Surfy and meet the legend that is Capn'n. Whoa. What a stock filled day.

Probably will grab a local surf at Sa--s this afternoon.

Who doesn't love this surfing life?

-ShShSh
Posted By: Retropete

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 06:51 PM

Quote:

Saw this on SurfySurfy

Awesome






I sure hope Tom Gregg never buys one.
Posted By: gkl68

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 10:37 PM

Anyone know what's the difference with XTR w/blue stringer vs no stringer?
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 11:13 PM

Blue is a higher density extruded polystyrene. Acts kind of like a stringer but has much better flexibility. This can be good or bad depending upon circumstances.

No stringer is what it sounds like. Foam is less dense than the blue so more flexible.

-ShShSh
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/29/12 11:25 PM

Don't let Hootski see that Pickle Fork !

Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/30/12 06:07 AM

Got a 5'2" Nano on the way and was wondering what fins everyone runs on theirs? 5-Fin FCS and I'm 150lbs, so I was thinking H3's in Med or Small or K2.1's.

So torn, but so stoked and so anxious!
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/30/12 01:32 PM

Daniel runs and recommends K2.1s; I'm bigger than you guys and I run mine with the GMB quad set
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/30/12 02:30 PM

Awesome sh3, cant wait for mine....
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/30/12 04:35 PM

Quote:

Got a 5'2" Nano on the way and was wondering what fins everyone runs on theirs? 5-Fin FCS and I'm 150lbs, so I was thinking H3's in Med or Small or K2.1's.

So torn, but so stoked and so anxious!




h3 med with k2.1 trailer or smaller trailer and your golden
Posted By: sjc

Re: Tomo MPH - 01/30/12 07:18 PM

i like merrick black stix on my 5'5" nano, futures.
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/05/12 01:16 AM

Quote:

Haven't ridden it yet, so there's nothing to really report. But it sure looks like fun!
Quote:


Deck


Bottom


Tail detail


Dims (5'10" x 19" x 2-3/8")






Weeeeeeee.................




First session today. Yes. Yes. Yes.

More to follow.
Posted By: pgr

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/05/12 02:12 AM

Spill it Sh3!
Hope it went well for you.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/05/12 02:57 AM

sh3 gave me permission to post this pm he sent me about the v4. See below. Cheee Huuuu Steve


"Sent Daniel a message. As it's only my first session, I don't want to go too crazy on claiming it. That said, here's what I told him:

V4 session one. Paddles well, flies down the line, carves beautifully, and felt some 'pop' on roundhouses. You nailed it. Thanks. -Steve

What I didn't say was 4 freeway waves (those are tough to come by, so 4 in one session is unreal) and 3 solid made barrels. I had to fly and then squeak out of these and I credit the board. I also, admittedly, must credit the Griffin thruster fins on there. I'm stoked on the board. It's legit.

I want to get more sessions on it, then do a real review. The flex and pop I felt coming off the end wrap of the roundhouse was amazing.

A videographer was there, too. He asked me my name after one of my waves. Hopefully it looks okay and I'm not a complete flailing kook. If not, maybe I'll do a "Hey look at me!" post. We'll see. My back wasn't feeling too great, so I might've been a bit janky in my stance and turns.

I haven't been too stoked on surfing lately (crowds and attitudes), so this was a real surprise and a true breath of fresh air. I'll be going out tomorrow.

-shs"
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/05/12 03:16 AM

Sweet Sh3, I am really looking forward to seeing the video and review.
Sounds like it rides as good as it looks.....
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/05/12 03:05 PM

Stoked!
My wait just keeps getting harder...
Posted By: sh3

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/05/12 10:22 PM

Second sesh. The board remains awesome. Fast, light & fun. Stoked. (edited out my negative take on today's barnfest... let's just say "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.")
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/06/12 09:00 PM

The height of the board seems ok, and whatever your normal hpsb width and thickness are.

I just ordered a 5'-5" round nose and I'm 5'7"-ish. This will be my 2nd custom and its gotten smaller this time around. 18.5" x 2 1/8"

These boards don't need all the foam.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/06/12 09:01 PM

no way. sounds good to me. i'm 5'9 190 and i have a 5'6x19 nano and a 5'7 v3
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/06/12 09:03 PM

You should be fine. I am 6'1"/200 and ride a 5'9"x20.5x2.5 and had a v3 5'10"x19.5x2.5 that worked well also.
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/07/12 01:06 AM

Att: Hawaii.

I’m going to be in Hawaii Feb 12-26th to surf and test some new crafts.
I will be designating around 5 days to shape some boards for local crew.
(roughly 15-20 hand shapes will be available on a first in, first severed basis.

Good opportunity for local Hawaiian crew to get a cut price Tomo with no hefty shipping expense.

more info....

www.dantomo.blogspot.com

info@tomosurfboards.com
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/07/12 01:42 AM

Quote:


I ordered an Xtr round noes nano at 5'9-18.75-2 3/8 I am 6'0 175 and average ability I am wondering if I went to small? What do you Tomo heads thinks?




Another vote for "just right". I ride a 5'9x 19x 2.5 Nano. I'm 6'3x 185. If anything you could go an inch or two shorter.
Posted By: FluidPhil

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/07/12 03:24 AM

Buoyancy question for all you Nano owners:

Just wondering where the water line ends up being while sitting on your board. Ended up going with recommended dimensions from Daniel, board performs great, floats me at about mid stomach/bottom of my ribs.

Been having the “I wonder how the Nano would perform if it was a little narrower and thinner” question pop up and just curious on some other riders thoughts about if they would prefer a little MORE or LESS buoyancy.
Posted By: Hootski

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/08/12 02:10 AM

Quote:

Don't let Hootski see that Pickle Fork !






No worries, I approve.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/08/12 02:13 AM

Quote:

mid stomach/bottom of my ribs.




that's ideal for everyday waves I'd say. more float for grovelling but for everyday socal stuff that's about right.
Posted By: grendel95

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/10/12 02:20 AM

Got my V4!

5'6 x 18.5" x 2.25" Don't get to ride it till Monday





Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/10/12 04:21 AM

It keeps getting better! One of the best looking round nose Tomos yet!
Nice touch on the arrow design.

Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/10/12 06:05 AM

Robotech inspired!
Posted By: Colour

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/10/12 07:32 AM

Wow that looks insane!!!!
What does the V4 do that the Nano doesn't and vice versa?
And if i could please get some help with dims. I'm 6ft 195 and looking to ride it from chest to 1 1/2 overhead.
Thanks
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/10/12 08:14 AM

i think the V4 has more upper range/control at the upper wave size than the nano with the added 'bite' from the channel setup out the back.
stick with tomos dim specs,
pointy at your height
mph nosed at eye line
next gen at chin height
Posted By: Colour

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/10/12 08:28 AM

Thanks
So a mph would be 5'8" - 5'9" x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2.
Does this sound ok, i'm tempted to go 19 1/2.
Also thoughts on eps vs xtr. I like the thought of xtr but i leave my boards in the car a bit
and i am worried about delam.
Thanks
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/10/12 08:52 AM

I'm 5-9 x 195 and I ride a Nano 5-6 x 19.5 x 2.5. I think those dims that you said are right on for you; it all depends on where you are riding. If its mushy SD crap I'd go 19.5 but if you ride somewhere where the waves have more punch and are top to bottom you can go 19. Your length sounds right on
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/15/12 07:20 AM

Is next gen stuff gonna run here or is it gonna be a new thread?

Is it still an 'mph' or is it 'the' mph?

Although I've got one on order I still have no idea as to the kind of conditions or range it's designed for,

Are we gonna see step up next gens for pumping surf? 5''4" stepups anyone??!?!?!!?

How's the low end on something so crazily minimalist?


So many questions....my head hurts.

I guess with tomo being in da islands we'll have some more info on all of the above real soon.
Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/15/12 11:45 AM

Quote:

Got my V4!

5'6 x 18.5" x 2.25" Don't get to ride it till Monday










I cant F'ing wait to get mine. Stocked!
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/15/12 01:00 PM

He rode it Monday, supposedly. Ride report ime.


Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/15/12 10:23 PM






Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/15/12 10:29 PM

Quote:











and so it begins....
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/15/12 11:01 PM

Quote:








tho I have to say small round nosed boards are NOT new to the industry, the way Tomo does it is. The McCoy Nugget is the prime example of this. But this particular CI ripoff wouldn't have happened without TC riding one.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/15/12 11:17 PM



Born from a Pod blank and made to look nothing like a pod we will call this Platapod!

Single to double concave with vee out the tail to help in the rail to rail transition.
5'7 x 19 7/8 x 2 3/16
Nose: 16
Tail: 15

Posted By: donniedarko

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/15/12 11:23 PM

Quote:



Born from a Pod blank and made to look nothing like a pod we will call this Platapod!

Single to double concave with vee out the tail to help in the rail to rail transition.
5'7 x 19 7/8 x 2 3/16
Nose: 16
Tail: 15






Fvck CI
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/15/12 11:29 PM

Quote:


Fvck CI



but that leash plug is soo cool
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 03:46 AM

it's their new model: the plata-tomo-ripoff-pod

they also have planned as a future release: the next-gen-tomo-ripoff-pod

money rules all!

Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 03:57 AM

Quote:

Quote:



Born from a Pod blank and made to look nothing like a pod we will call this Platapod!

Single to double concave with vee out the tail to help in the rail to rail transition.
5'7 x 19 7/8 x 2 3/16
Nose: 16
Tail: 15






Fvck CI




Is it me how does anyone think the tail was shaped with the same template for the nose?

That CI platypus looks like a puss.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 04:04 AM

Quote:









hmm, kinda reminds me of something.... maybe this?



they're new spin is obviously the pulled in tail, but they're gonna put a neckbeard tail on it and call it the nano-beard
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 04:06 AM

Quote:








man, swear I saw something similar to that before... maybe it was this?



Channel Islands MPH: Modern Proton Hull
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 04:34 AM

anyways, on a lighter note. here's a tomo mini simmons groveler. wider over all outline than the standard mph, wider tail, wider nose. very mini simmons like for small wave shredding.




cheee huuuu!
Posted By: donniedarko

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 04:37 AM

Quote:

anyways, on a lighter note. here's a tomo mini simmons groveler. wider over all outline than the standard mph, wider tail, wider nose. very mini simmons like for small wave shredding.




cheee huuuu!




Whats the dims on that thing Fred... thing looks mental!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 04:45 AM

5'7x19.5x2.5 for a wheezy old middle aged geezer


Posted By: donniedarko

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 04:50 AM

Quote:

5'7x19.5x2.5 for a wheezy old middle aged geezer







Your what 5'10"-11" and 175? Cant remember been a minute since I seen you YO!
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 04:52 AM

Dayuum Havoc. I want another DT, but he's hard to get a hold of.
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 04:54 AM

Would love to see a rocker shot!
What do you weigh?
Cheers
Posted By: donniedarko

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 04:57 AM

Quote:

Dayuum Havoc. I want another DT, but he's hard to get a hold of.




Agreed...
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 09:39 AM

ha that's the dims on my Nano minus an inch in length.

for a skinny guy like you that's a sims for a fat guy like me its HP
Posted By: roner

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/16/12 10:58 PM


Holy $hit that thing looks so fun.

You're stoked Havoc!
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/17/12 11:27 AM

looks soooo fun Mr. Havoc

good choice on the fin setup
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/17/12 11:21 PM

Ordering an V4 MPH tomorrow in XTR...

5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8", is how they sized me.

Cheeeehuuuuuu

Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/18/12 02:40 AM

sized u up perfect .
Posted By: Surfratt1

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 08:28 PM

Need your help. I am looking to get either a Nano and a Wizard Slayer or a Psyko and Nano or Wizard Slayer. I live in Oceanside/Carlsbad area and would use them for everyday surf from La Jolla to Trestles. What dims should I get, not sure with these boards. I am an ex bodybuilder. 5'5" 160-165 lbs muscular and a powerful surfer. Like power carves, but also surf vertically-airs, floaters... One board would be my DD, the other for a little better. Which 2 would you recommend and what dimensions for a surfer my size in North County SD? Emailed DT and waiting to hear back. Was going to get 1, but now am planning to get 2 boards.
Posted By: kurtisp

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 09:06 PM

Looking for sizing advice as well. Been lurking the MPH thread for awhile, being somewhat prone to koolaid board purchases. Not to mention that I've been off on 2 customs before, having had the best luck for off-the-rackers. But, ready to pull the trigger on a Nano as a potential DD.
I'm an East Coaster, as such mostly surfing in the knee to head-high range. Intermediate EC'er, therefore generally kookish by other standards. I am headed to El Salvador in early May but all others seshes will be from Frisco, NC up to VB, half the year in rubber. My current quiver as follows:

5'10" x 20 x 2 3/8 Diamond Fish (Grovel)
6' 1 x 19.25 x 2 3/8 Flyer
6' 0 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8 Black Thumb/BTD in betweener
6' 3" x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8 SD2 (old faithful)

All boards are PU. Would go XTR on the Nano

me = 5'11, 175

Any thoughts?
Posted By: Surfratt1

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 09:23 PM

Ya I have been lurking for a while and am very intrigued with these boards. Just need to decide on which boards and dims. Need all the help I can get =)
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 09:26 PM

5-2 x 18.5 x 2.25 V4
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 09:28 PM

5-8 x 19.25 x 2.38 Nano , futures . big vector foil sides ( like the roberts fin ) to get u going in the EC slop .
Posted By: Surfratt1

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 09:40 PM

Was just going to get a Pysko, but now am drooling over others. So I am getting 2. Probably a Pysko and ??? V3, Wizard Slayer or Nano. Need more $ . Which 2nd for Socal would you recommend to pair with the Pysko and what dims for a 5'5" 160-165 lb surfer?
Posted By: kurtisp

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 09:44 PM

Sounds near what I was guessing at if not a bit less.

Much thanks!

Order going in...and then the wait.
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 09:48 PM

5-4 x 18.38 x 2.25 pysko , 3-10 foot and hollow

5-2 x 18.5 x 2.25 nano , all arounder

you will be covered from 2 foot san o --> 10 foot blacks

and get a SHORT leash string
Posted By: Surfratt1

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 09:55 PM

Thanks
Posted By: Surfratt1

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/19/12 11:51 PM

Any other thoughts on which board/dims? God I need more $, want them all
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/20/12 12:40 AM

Quote:



and get a SHORT leash string





+1

Todd how are you at fixing EPS/epoxy?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/20/12 01:13 AM

yo donnie d, right around 160 lbs right now and 5'10". I actually may even be shrinking with age so maybe even 5'9.5" now. but I'm old, slow, and surf only once every 2-3 weeks as of late.

boad has been speaking to me. hopefully maiden voyage this week

pray for surf!


Havoc
Posted By: retodd

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/20/12 01:16 AM

Quote:

Quote:



and get a SHORT leash string





+1

Todd how are you at fixing EPS/epoxy?




i am a last resort , jjr is your man for a stress area like that .
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/20/12 01:26 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:



and get a SHORT leash string





+1

Todd how are you at fixing EPS/epoxy?




i am a last resort , jjr is your man for a stress area like that .




short leash string and long rail saver, makes sense to me.

ifallalot, quit grabbing and tugging your leash when you get it fixed
Posted By: Surfratt1

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/21/12 12:47 AM

Wow reading up on the v4. Sounds great. Any more reviews? Now my dilemma which 2 boards to get-Pysko and Nano or V4 and Pysko or Nano and V4? Which 2 compliment each other better? Arggh too many beautiful boards DT =)
Posted By: airboy808

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/21/12 01:01 AM

V4 and get a next gen. Otherwise v3 and v4. Upsize the v3 to grovel.
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/21/12 01:08 AM

Quote:

V4 and get a next gen. Otherwise v3 and v4. Upsize the v3 to grovel.




Yup, my V3 grovels like a champ and is same height, but 1/2" wider than my V4 (on its way).

Hopefully, the V4 will replace a couple of boards in my quiver - thats the plan anyway.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/21/12 01:24 AM

which one grovels better?

out of all the tomo all twins:
v1? v2p? v3?
Posted By: amsets

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/22/12 01:41 PM

http://forum.surfermag.com/photopost/uploads/8967/cyber_sim.JPG

New 5'3 x 17 1/2 x 2 3/8 Cyber Sim as posted on Daniel's blog
Posted By: redrider

Re: TOMO mph nano redux - 02/22/12 02:53 PM

V3 is my first Tomo, but from what I understand, it would grovel better than the V1 or the V2.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/22/12 08:47 PM




this thing is on rails!

board is so fast and worked in junky mush today. actually pretty low volume w/ rail volume feeling more like 2.25"
still, thing works insane

running quad powerbase soar fins. dl fronts and dm rears. on fire

This is the fastest and loosest board in my quiver. made 3 waves that would have shut me down on anything else. looks like a mini simmons, rides like a turbo hpsb. so stoked on it! Thank you Danielsan!

Posted By: saucerboy

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/23/12 03:40 PM

Waves have been so consistently good this winter that I've barely ridden anything other than my 6'2'' thruster. The swell stepped down a bit and I took out my vector quad for the first time in a while the other day. Damn, I forgot just how fast that board is.

Caught one pretty good one where I drove around a long section I know I don't make on my hpsb and followed that with a couple very quick tight turns that I can't do on my 6'2''. The first one took me by surprise and almost high sided me. Then again, I'm a semi-kook so that might be the archer not the arrow but Tomo makes some sick boards.
Posted By: chrisp510

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/23/12 09:21 PM

who was surfing under the shadow of a lighthouse on a Tomo that had some blue foam up the middle on monday?
Posted By: natefish

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 02:24 AM

I'm looking for size recommendations. I'm 5'11 and 180. I normally surf a 6'1 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2. Would a 5'6 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8 nano work for me? Thanks for the recommendations!
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 02:28 PM

Quote:

I'm looking for size recommendations. I'm 5'11 and 180. I normally surf a 6'1 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2. Would a 5'6 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8 nano work for me? Thanks for the recommendations!




I think daniel recommends height about eye level, and the same dims as you hpsb, so maybe a 5'7 or 8 x 19 1/8" x 2 1/2" IMO.

Depends on ability as well though.
Posted By: natefish

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 04:01 PM

thanks, I agree a little more length would probably be best.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 07:02 PM

This board is insane!!!



Pulled the best fronside hack of my life on it today

looks like a mini simmons, rides like a turbo hpsb!

Thank you Tomo!


Havoc
Posted By: laidback

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 07:04 PM

i see you moved the nub down a notch.


What quads you running there?
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 07:04 PM

Quote:

This board is insane!!!



Pulled the best fronside hack of my life on it today

looks like a mini simmons, rides like a turbo hpsb!

Thank you Tomo!


Havoc




So fvcking jealous
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 07:08 PM



this board has been adding some much needed pep to my surfing

laidback, just pm'd u. They're powerbase c4 dl fronts and electra flex dm rears w/ a small fiberglass von sold nubster. felt perfect today. really digging this set-up.

Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 07:10 PM

Quote:

Pulled the best fronside hack of my life on it today


...didn't you just said that about another board recently?? so, was it THE best, or just the best of the session??

....nice board for sure though
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 07:12 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Pulled the best fronside hack of my life on it today


...didn't you just said that about another board recently?? so, was THE best, or just the best of the session??

....nice board for sure though




no way, that turn today was best frontside hack of my life period! I went into it with so much speed and the face had some vert to it and let me just push as hard as I can and lay into it w/ 160 lbs of weak back footed power surfing yo! That T-Knox vid was motivating me

so stoked on that turn and how this board is riding.
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 07:13 PM

Quote:

push as hard as I can and lay into it w/ 160 lbs of weak back footed power surfing yo! That T-Knox vid was motivating me



Posted By: laidback

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/24/12 07:25 PM

Quote:

let me just push as hard as I can and lay into it w/ 160 lbs of weak hind footed power surfing yo! That T-Knox vid was motivating me



Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/25/12 04:38 AM

How many posts till we get the Tomo deal again?! I need to make sure I'm ready with money when the time comes...
Posted By: donniedarko

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/25/12 04:40 AM

before shaper of the year nod?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/25/12 04:44 AM

Quote:

How many posts till we get the Tomo deal again?! I need to make sure I'm ready with money when the time comes...



100000 yo.
Havoc,
Board looks sick, can't wait for my nano to turn up, I need some pep too, that and a new lower back would be great.
You think the power base fins are a keeper setup?
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/27/12 04:41 AM

Hope we get there soon
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/27/12 04:48 AM

Thanks to suggestions from a lot of you (Havoc, Freaknut, nick, retodd and many others) we got our mph a couple of weeks ago. This is just in time for our trip to Hainan. My friend did enjoy the 1st session on a long left with his new nano



Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/27/12 11:26 AM



same left point the wqs had a contest at ?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/27/12 12:18 PM

I dropped mine off at Surfy Surfy yesterday for tail repair and got to check out who I think is granno14's 5'3... that is a board that has been well-used for sure.

Tomos are fun
Posted By: granno14

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/27/12 07:53 PM

haha yeah ifallalot that's mine. i think i'm gong to have to send it off viking funeral style pretty soon. and our ding repair master JJR picked your board up last night and should be done soon
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/28/12 12:08 AM

Yes retodd that is the same left point where the wqs was held
we went there like 3 weeks after the contest. that was really a long left, still missing it
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/28/12 12:17 AM

nice desmond!

stoked for you!

Posted By: keenan

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/28/12 10:30 PM

"Daniel Tomo Thomson on Surftalk radio this Sunday will chat up Curren and Kolohe on his sleds." - Scott bass on twitter. Should be interesting.
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/28/12 10:56 PM

Thanks Havoc
Your new nano looks insane with that quad set-up. I havn't yet tried mine as a quad. You like it with the nubster?
Posted By: donniedarko

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/28/12 11:02 PM

What lam options is he doing. I wont patronize XTR on principle for past experiences and its to expensive IMHO. Havoc is your board EPS, what the lam on it. Also no Hydroflex option from Tomo as Ive been told? that sucks
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/28/12 11:17 PM

Quote:

Thanks Havoc
Your new nano looks insane with that quad set-up. I havn't yet tried mine as a quad. You like it with the nubster?




I love it w/ the quad + nubster. the nubster really helps to control the turns and allows some drive through them. highly rec'd.

donnie d, 4+4 deck and 4+4 bottom. u may wanna go heavier glassing since I'm a flyweight. I might go 6+4 deck on the next one if it doesn't affect the flex too much. very stoked on all the mph's. go get sum!
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 01:49 AM

the nubster more $$ on fins

I went with heavy glassing on my nano in this order. Board turns out very light, lighter than the nano with orange/ red airbush and medium 4x4 lamination (similar dim)
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 01:53 AM



next gens from Dan's blog. anyone knows the difference in different tail and nose shapes of these next gen? deathstar, mork, cyber sims, vanguard.......
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 01:59 AM

mork - nano nano

love it
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 02:00 AM

Fark me!
Those things look like...I'm not sure what!
Like the board the Silver Surfer would ride?
Crazy badness!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 03:55 AM

Quote:

mork - nano nano

love it




Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 05:32 AM

Silver Surfer Sticks!
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 06:57 AM

man, the tail/nose on those must be 16" or more
Posted By: Danielsan

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 03:39 PM

Wanted to post this on my MPH thread also. Sorry for the repost.

I wanted to keep you all in the loop that we have created a Tomo Surfboards facebook page. We will be posting a wide variety of content from daily adventures to design developments to stuff we enjoy. Since you guys have been such great support in getting me to 50k + on my MPH thread, I would like to give you the opportunity to get a second promo deal going. Help get Tomo Surfboards to 1000 likes and we will run an exclusive promo for our facebook friends. Promo details to follow soon. Click the link below for our page.

Tomo Facebook
Posted By: seacow

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 04:27 PM

LIKE

Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 02/29/12 06:03 PM

Doomo arigato Daniel San!
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/01/12 02:00 PM

Can anyone explain the design theory behind how his wide tail boards hold in better waves?
Posted By: echobch

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/02/12 08:59 PM

Nanos are insane, has anyone tried the stilletto quad fins in it ???
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/03/12 12:18 AM

Quote:

Can anyone explain the design theory behind how his wide tail boards hold in better waves?




u ride them much shorter and thinner so you can sink the tail. they get skatier when oversized.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/04/12 04:49 PM

tomo on surftalk radio, good listening, nicely done daniel - http://media.ccomrcdn.com/media/station_...e_Line_Podcasts
ifallalot in on the tweets?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/04/12 07:34 PM

Quote:

tomo on surftalk radio, good listening, nicely done daniel - http://media.ccomrcdn.com/media/station_...e_Line_Podcasts
ifallalot in on the tweets?



Yup, mentioned me on air
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 02:48 PM

pic from tomos facebook page,
that stack on the right looks strikingly like my order, i wonder...

Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 02:55 PM

xtr lovin right there

btw xtr has a new option too , .5 pound center and 1.9 outside with crazy kevlar/carbon wing shaped layout .

Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 03:37 PM

Vectran super duper strong fibre apparently

http://www.wix.com/jhpsurf/jhp-sample-site-2#!collection/photostackergallery0=0
Posted By: airboy808

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 03:56 PM

I think I peep my order in the SUV Tomo pic.

Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 04:00 PM

I spy my V4 in the bottom right.

Cheeeehuuuuuu
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 04:10 PM

that whole right stack could be mine, nano, next gen and v4, that'll do it
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 04:35 PM

what board is that one in the top left?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 04:47 PM

Quote:

what board is that one in the top left?



one with some serious channelage!!
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 05:59 PM

Quote:

I think I peep my order in the SUV Tomo pic.





Tomo rolls deep in a soccer-mom Minivan
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/05/12 07:04 PM

Quote:

I think I peep my order in the SUV Tomo pic.






I'm hoping mine is in there somewhere as well
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/08/12 10:15 AM

Anyone apart from reefwalker ridden any next gens yet?
The more I watch the Tom curren clip the more amped I am on getting mine, the wait is killing me.
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/12/12 12:28 PM

Where are the v4 ride reports
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/12/12 08:19 PM

Quote:

Where are the v4 ride reports




Just got the e-mail that my V4 is done....I'm in Maui until the 25th though. Cant wait!!
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/13/12 05:44 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Where are the v4 ride reports




Just got the e-mail that my V4 is done....I'm in Maui until the 25th though. Cant wait!!



I want one of those emails Too
Posted By: Lowrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/22/12 10:50 AM

Any V4 ride reports yet?Looking into ordering my 1st one ,on the fence between a Nano and V4 any input would be helpful.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/24/12 07:14 PM

Reefwalker
Have you ridden your new next gen yet?
Inquiring minds need to know.
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/24/12 08:05 PM

Anyone getting any responses from Daniel?

Emailed him last week to check up on the status of my board and no response thus far.

Sitting on about 11 weeks now. You guys?
Posted By: Norsemann

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/24/12 08:19 PM

I wouldn't worry until 4 months. He's not flaking, just busy & isn't the greatest at communicating.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/24/12 09:00 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Where are the v4 ride reports




Just got the e-mail that my V4 is done....I'm in Maui until the 25th though. Cant wait!!




Is yours a round nose v4? I fondled a nice one (5'5 I think) today picking up my nano. Those next gens are
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/24/12 10:49 PM

Not really worried about him flaking. Daniel mentioned that I should check in after 8 weeks and considering the board was estimated at 8-12 weeks, I don't think I'm out of line.

4 months...
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 02:07 AM

anyone riding a next gen or a v4? would love to get some feedback.


Havoc
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 02:46 AM

rode grendel's v4 for a bit today. he had a nano before this. page him.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 03:13 AM

Try the orders@tomosurfboards.com address , justintme is taking care of admin on that one I think , seems pretty prompt at getting back to you from what I've experienced.
I'm 12 weeks in and I'm frothing for my boards but theyre ready when they're ready, I haven't emailed them yet to ask.

Nkpheous,
Mines a 5'5 round nosed V4, get yer dirty hands off it hahaha
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 06:29 AM

To the knowledgeable MPH riders - as you may know Tomo is finally coming back down under in April and will be shaping some boards and I'm on the list for a sled! I'm thinking of replacing the daily driver and my main break is a pretty sucky beachie - lots of make-able barrels. It has excellent banks and works from thigh high - to double over head all year. I just finished reading 32 pages of info and my heads spinning! Which MPH would you recommend for those conditions? I'm pretty sure they'd all work....
thanks in advance.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 11:04 AM

Wizard Slayer for barrels
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 12:13 PM

Nano and psyko are great for barrels. I think the v4 is right there too but I haven't tried one. It has cleaner lines than the psyko

Sozzle, you're going to be stoked on that v4. After seeing yours I wish I would have ordered one myself
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 12:14 PM

V2p quad I'd imagine would be a solid beachie option.
Maintain your flat out drive from the Straight rail line through the tail and get your control from the deep split tail?
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 12:20 PM

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To the knowledgeable MPH riders - as you may know Tomo is finally coming back down under in April and will be shaping some boards and I'm on the list for a sled! I'm thinking of replacing the daily driver and my main break is a pretty sucky beachie - lots of make-able barrels. It has excellent banks and works from thigh high - to double over head all year. I just finished reading 32 pages of info and my heads spinning! Which MPH would you recommend for those conditions? I'm pretty sure they'd all work....
thanks in advance.




Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 01:32 PM

New sled. 5'6 19 1/2 x 2 1/2. Added volume from my previous nano for more average surf days

Posted By: grendel95

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 01:48 PM



Did you get to ride it yesterday?!
Posted By: JAXAC

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 01:55 PM

Are those channels or shadows from the fins?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 01:57 PM

No. I rode a megamind. I'll give it a go next week. Your v4 was pretty dope. They look a lot better in dims like yours. I like that straighter outline that your had
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 01:58 PM

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New sled. 5'6 19 1/2 x 2 1/2. Added volume from my previous nano for more average surf days






One word -CLEAN
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 02:32 PM

perfect dims
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 02:39 PM

F_cking SWEET.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 03:00 PM

damn, knice nk!! also, cute pup posing in the pic!
Posted By: gkl68

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 04:12 PM

Looks fun! I notice the rounded corners like Havoc's. Did you request that?
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 04:36 PM

Question for you Vector owners/riders;
Did you get Tomo's Keels with your board and have
you tried other fins on the board?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 04:58 PM

My vector had glass on powerdrives.
I couldn't envision that board going any better than it did with that setup, it was unbelievably good,blew my mind every surf once I worked out how to ride it.
Posted By: echobch

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 05:41 PM

I think I saw a guy at Oside yesterday with that board ! Super cool looking
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 08:30 PM

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Looks fun! I notice the rounded corners like Havoc's. Did you request that?




u can request it. digging mine. the og nano had rounded corners. the chop tail is also super fun. not a drastic difference but I noticed the round one holds a tad better backside through turns.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 08:42 PM

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Looks fun! I notice the rounded corners like Havoc's. Did you request that?




I didn't ask for that but I like it. If I had the choice I would probably stick with the chop tail because I know it works great but this could be really good. We will see.


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I think I saw a guy at Oside yesterday with that board ! Super cool looking




I saw the guy with the nano also. Wasn't me.

Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 09:30 PM

So all twelve of you were at my local and no love??
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 09:43 PM

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So all twelve of you were at my local and no love??




I was supposed to call my friend when we got down there, but figured I'd let him sleep, it was so tiny. I wouldn't have even paddled out, except for the fact that I drove all the way down there. At least I got to try grendel's v4.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 09:54 PM

Should've come to the 'other' side.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 09:59 PM

Sorry J. That day was kind of messed up with us having to pick up a board and rt selling a board. We didn't get to surf until late morning. Next time for sure
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 10:01 PM

busy morning to say the least
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/25/12 11:55 PM

No worries...I kid!
Posted By: echobch

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 03:21 AM

And J I was just observing ! Watching the kid. Looking at all the cool shapes.
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 08:21 AM

Thanks for the info, can't really go wrong can i?
Did any of you guys riding the nano, psyko or v4 go with the power drive keels?I had them in my richter and they were unreal - not sure whether they'd work with any of these though.
Am thinking nano at this stage - might even try to get a wizard slayer as a step-up as well - but that could end in a divorce. Might still be worth it...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 10:35 AM

I have a set and they worked great in both psyko and nano. I havent used those in a long time. I pretty much stick with h3 fronts and change up trailers or quad rears. The h3(L) have tons of drive and projection. Pretty much a magic fin for the nano, but just ordinary in any of my other boards

I think I'll put those powerdrive fins back in for the first session and let you know what I think since I haven't used them in a while
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 10:58 AM

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Not really worried about him flaking. Daniel mentioned that I should check in after 8 weeks and considering the board was estimated at 8-12 weeks, I don't think I'm out of line.

4 months...




Coming up on 4 months for me, waiting on a V4. Oh well, one person can only have fingers in so many pots, right?

Posted By: echobch

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 12:25 PM

Nk, where did you get that little nubster type fin, is it carbon ? I really like that one over the others I have seen.And what does a set of power drives from Dan cost. Thanks
Posted By: pgr

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 12:44 PM

Hey nkpheous,
This setup works very well in my Tomo, if the waves are really juicy try the nubster in there.

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Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 01:02 PM

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Hey nkpheous,
This setup works very well in my Tomo, if the waves are really juicy try the nubster in there.





Yumyum
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 01:21 PM

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Hey nkpheous,
This setup works very well in my Tomo, if the waves are really juicy try the nubster in there.

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Nice! I'll definetely try that. I tried those on one of my coils and it was pretty good. Bit your right about the powerdrive fins, they work a lot better when the waves have some punch to them.


Echo, I got that nubster fin from true aims. They cost about $20
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 04:15 PM



Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 04:36 PM

NK you are NOT making my wait any easier with such depraved dirty pictures
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 05:01 PM

i'll be jealeous of you soon enough. i really want a nextgen now after seeing them in person
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 05:12 PM

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awesome!
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/26/12 05:29 PM

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Where are the v4 ride reports




Just got the e-mail that my V4 is done....I'm in Maui until the 25th though. Cant wait!!




Is yours a round nose v4? I fondled a nice one (5'5 I think) today picking up my nano. Those next gens are




That may have been mine, it is a 5'-5" round nose. Hope to get it this week
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 01:40 AM

Dude NK, that fin setup looks infreakingsane.
Really like the look of those powerdrives, especially behind the H3's and in front of that TA nub.

I think this thread is approaching 100K views way too fast.
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 04:22 PM

Okay - so i'm down for a nano as the new daily driver. How would you guys work sizing for a wizard slayer as a step-up? i'm only 5'5 and weigh 155. My current step-up is 6'2 and i have a semi-gun at 6'6. I don't think i can get my head around ordering a a board my height or smaller for those bigger days
How would you guys size it?
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 04:27 PM

size it exactly how tomo says to size it, dont do your own guess work.
Posted By: gkl68

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 06:02 PM

My buddy is exact same size and weight as you. 5'2" MPH's are perfect for him and Wizard Slayer is sized 1-2" longer. If you want to be safe 5'3" MPH should be fine. If you get Nano same as your height it will feel way too long IMO.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 06:11 PM

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size it exactly how tomo says to size it, dont do your own guess work.




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size it exactly how tomo says to size it, dont do your own guess work.




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size it exactly how tomo says to size it, dont do your own guess work.




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size it exactly how tomo says to size it, dont do your own guess work.




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size it exactly how tomo says to size it, dont do your own guess work.




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size it exactly how tomo says to size it, dont do your own guess work.




Best advice on this thread. I've never ridden a board as small as my Nano and its my DD
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 06:18 PM

just had an email saying my quiver is ready to ship!!!!
Posted By: onefin

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 06:27 PM

selling my 5'3 tomo raptor in the classifieds for those interested. Sorry to thread hijack I gotta sell it to get a new board. Carry on.
Posted By: amsets

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 06:38 PM

Just got my email saying my V4 and Next Gen are ready for pick up! Exhale. Pics to follow in the next couple days.
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 07:27 PM

Agree totally. As an intermediate - i'm going off the recommendation of just below head height for the nano. Just saying it would be weird to have a step-up at 5'5....Will chat with Tomo.
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/27/12 09:42 PM

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Just got my email saying my V4 and Next Gen are ready for pick up! Exhale. Pics to follow in the next couple days.




So how long did it take to complete your order? I'm beyond frothing for my V4
Posted By: retodd

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/27/12 11:43 PM



Posted By: kellsmith

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 12:18 AM

wow that's a really narrow quad placement
I guess just one of many noteworthy design elements. interesting bottom shape too.
Posted By: retodd

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 12:20 AM

interesting isnt it

when u take into consideration the planshape it makes sense

bet they are set with zero cant
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 12:35 AM

They are a lot cuter being so close together .



Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 12:36 AM

Are those yours Todd?
Those look INSANE.

Bet you have to get your foot waaay back on top of those fins.
Next Gen seems like it would work better as a tri.
Posted By: winwin

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 12:39 AM

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interesting isnt it

when u take into consideration the planshape it makes sense

bet they are set with zero cant




.....you think all the fin boxes are at a 0 degrees cant?
Posted By: retodd

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 12:49 AM

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all of the fin boxes at 0 degrees cant?




not mine and i dont know if they are set at zero , but they do have my mind going
Posted By: winwin

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 12:51 AM

Yeah my old hydrofoil tomo with power drive glass ons had pretty much zero cant....never looked at the old nano fin boxes to check...
Posted By: Havoc

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 12:53 AM

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interesting isnt it

when u take into consideration the planshape it makes sense

bet they are set with zero cant




are u talking toe or cant? The toe is def'ly 0. The cant is built into the box but that can be adjusted during install. i am also the ladies man. so which one is it?


Havoc
Posted By: retodd

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 01:05 AM

well by the looks of the deep center ( central ) channel , a 5 degree fuision would net close to zero right about there
Posted By: winwin

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 01:07 AM

Yeah, I can see there is no toe in, but I was asking about the fin boxes cant. Curious to know what they are on your current best reo-cutback-off-the-lip ever mini simms Tomo?
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 01:11 AM

yo rt care to elaborate on the planshape justifying the placement?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 01:13 AM

yo retodd, true dat. makes perfect sense

and winwin, it was a frontside hack and I'm sorry about your jealousy now that you are tomo-less
Posted By: retodd

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 01:17 AM

parallel outline = speed

front fin is set according ( looks like 1/8th toe )

so the rears are set inward ( like a split center fin ) for pivot , also why they might be set around zero cant .
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/28/12 02:37 AM

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Just got my email saying my V4 and Next Gen are ready for pick up! Exhale. Pics to follow in the next couple days.




So how long did it take to complete your order? I'm beyond frothing for my V4



Hey Fresno,
I ordered at the start of January in the 50000 post discount period.
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 03:34 AM


smart kookie
Posted By: gkl68

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 04:23 AM

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These look wicked!! Dims?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 09:05 AM

I LOVE the Tomo quad placement
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/28/12 09:36 AM

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just had an email saying my quiver is ready to ship!!!!






I'm still waiting on that email
Posted By: sozzle

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 10:04 AM

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I LOVE the Tomo quad placement




+1
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/28/12 10:28 AM

Thanks Sozzle...stoked for you!!! Get some
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 03/28/12 10:35 AM

gonna be a good 2 weeks till i see em at least i reckon with the shipping times
Posted By: amsets

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 01:09 PM

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These look wicked!! Dims?




Wow, you guys are fast. I just picked these up last night from Daniel and you guys beat me to posting pics. The black V4 is 5'6 x 18.75 x 2.25 and the grey Vader Next Gen is 5'3 x 17.75 x 2.25. Here some more pics (sorry when I tried adding them as images the pics were getting cut off, so here are the links):

http://forum.surfermag.com/photopost/uploads/8967/tomo3.JPG
http://forum.surfermag.com/photopost/uploads/8967/tomo4.JPG
http://forum.surfermag.com/photopost/uploads/8967/Tomo1.JPG
http://forum.surfermag.com/photopost/uploads/8967/tomo2.JPG
Posted By: sozzle

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 01:53 PM

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These look wicked!! Dims?




Wow, you guys are fast. I just picked these up last night from Daniel and you guys beat me to posting pics. The black V4 is 5'6 x 18.75 x 2.25 and the grey Vader Next Gen is 5'3 x 17.75 x 2.25. Here some more pics (sorry when I tried adding them as images the pics were getting cut off, so here are the links):









fixed it for you
Posted By: daave

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 05:17 PM

tomo facebook page getting closer to 1000 - I think he said he would do another promo at that point.
Posted By: Hdip

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 08:01 PM

Yeah guys quit posting new tomo threads and keep them all here so we get another round of discounts sooner. Then sell me the boards you bought last round for cheap to fund a new one.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 08:24 PM

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Yeah guys quit posting new tomo threads and keep them all here so we get another round of discounts sooner. Then sell me the boards you bought last round for cheap to fund a new one.






ok here you go




$250
Posted By: Hdip

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/28/12 09:07 PM

Well after I pay for taxes I meant. I'll show my brother for you though He was just complaining he needs a new daily driver.

I'll trade you a 6'8" cole pistol for it though.
Posted By: Hdip

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/29/12 03:02 PM

hey nkpheous. Check your PM's or post an email address for my brother to get ahold of you. He wants to give you money in exchange for your tomo.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: MPH Next Gen - 03/29/12 04:43 PM

email sent
Posted By: redrider

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/01/12 01:26 PM

OK, so it's finally here, not wet yet though













Can't wait for her maiden voyage...
Posted By: fdb_23

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/01/12 01:42 PM

thing looks like a blast!

but damn, your room is a mess
Posted By: sozzle

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/01/12 04:29 PM

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awwwwwwwwwww yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhhhh
not gonna see mine for another two weeks
Posted By: c_olden

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/01/12 04:45 PM

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Is that a Richter?
Yow.
Stoked about mine(although it won't be ready for some time yet)!
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/01/12 06:13 PM

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thing looks like a blast!

but damn, your room is a mess




He probably has kids...hahaha. That board looks fun fun fun. Do Tomo boards come with those fins?

I hope mine gets did before he heads home to Australia.
Posted By: redrider

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/01/12 11:15 PM

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thing looks like a blast!

but damn, your room is a mess




He probably has kids...hahaha. That board looks fun fun fun. Do Tomo boards come with those fins?

I hope mine gets did before he heads home to Australia.




I'll admit it, I'm lazy, and that is all my unpacked shiat from 15 days in Maui - with 2 kids!.

The fins we're a small extra that I asked for when I ordered.

Felt up some sweeeeet fuggin boards though, man the Next Gens are the sheeet. A 5'-1" x 17 1/2" x 2 or something - as small as it is, felt good under arm. Might be my next board, so sweet.
Posted By: gkl68

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/02/12 06:28 AM

Anyone compared the Nano vs V4 yet?
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/08/12 11:09 AM

Got some questions and wouldn't mind an opinion from the Tomo guys.

I notice many of you Tomo converts still have regular boards in your quiver. How's the transition between the two and why do you still have your regular boards if the Tomo's cover such a good range? I'm kind of scared that if I order one, I may be forced into a quiver of Tomo's... and frankly the investment scares me!

I have been sort of dissapointed with my last HPSB's and they seem really long (6'3") after riding my shorter everyday boards. Was thinking of pulling the trigger on something like the psycho that would cover the chest high to 10 foot face range. Thoughts?

Also, people seem to be running the EPS stringerless option but IMO it's too light. What about a stringered EPS option, or even Poly?

I'm kind of hesitant at this point but looking for advice/opinions from my support group. I would love to talk to Tomo for the ultimate decision but I'm not sure I'm there yet.

Thanks

Happy Easter!
Posted By: sozzle

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/08/12 11:25 AM

No regular board in my shed, once my tomos turn up (if they ever get shipped ) I'll be selling my mini driver to fund more tomos,
All personal preference I guess, I like how they ride compared to hpsb's and feel no need to ever own/ride one again, I wouldn't recommend the light eps option unless you want a collapsible quiver, although the ride is exquisite.
Plenty of options for a daily driver with some top end in his line, so many choices

I'll probably go for a pupe v2 soon for solider waves, unless the next gen I've got on the way just replaces everything, which on reefwalkers ride reports on his next gen sounds like it might do
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/08/12 11:58 AM

my V2p turned my quads into dust collectors for a good 9 months. But I have cycled back to enjoying them. It never overlapped with my Bonzers.
PU for me the eps w/ stringer xtr -is just not it.
I would order another V2p if the wait wasn't...?
a year and a half in solid surf has sucked the magic from it. not that I am complaining
Posted By: granno14

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/08/12 01:49 PM

i went from a 5'3 nano to a 5'6 shortboard recently just because i was a little tired of my tomo and wanted something else. the transition was really easy for me and it's been really clear to me where the tomos i've ridden excel and don't work as well when comparing it to my new board. i'm stoked on my decision to wait a little before i get another tomo just because i needed to get re-stoked on my surfing and them and my current board helps a lot. and i've got a 6'0" fort knox which is my big day board and it feels perfect when there's size

cheers
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/08/12 02:09 PM

Thanks

In your opinion where don't they excel?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/08/12 02:55 PM

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Thanks

In your opinion where don't they excel?




Mushy or weak energy waves. But with the right fin combo you can have fun in anything. My psyko was really fun on those kind of days with mr78 fins and no trailer. But for the most part I don't use these boards in those conditions.

As for transitioning back and forth from your regular boards, no problem at all aside from your regular shorties will feel like stepups. I would order one the width and thickness of maybe your main shorty (I believe that's your 6'0 or 6'1 sc surfboard ) and as short as you want to go. I'm 5'9 and I like 5'5-5'6

Posted By: justintme

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/08/12 07:18 PM

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my V2p turned my quads into dust collectors for a good 9 months. But I have cycled back to enjoying them. It never overlapped with my Bonzers.
PU for me the eps w/ stringer xtr -is just not it.
I would order another V2p if the wait wasn't...?
a year and a half in solid surf has sucked the magic from it. not that I am complaining




The wait is right at 60 to 90 days and the promo is on until tomorrow! Get on it
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/08/12 11:01 PM

This has been eating away at my brain for the last few days. Just not sure I want to jump into this at this time. I may just jump on something that pops up used down the road.

Thanks for the feedback guys.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/08/12 11:49 PM

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This has been eating away at my brain for the last few days. Just not sure I want to jump into this at this time. I may just jump on something that pops up used down the road.

Thanks for the feedback guys.




will take u some experimenting to get dims dialed.

imho, for bigger waves and lots of moving water, the mph's don't paddle all that well. equiv to hpsb. but they do hold in wave sizes up to whatever u can paddle into. I rode my small wave nano simmons in thumping OH beachbreak. the only issue was duckdiving and paddling back out after a long ride. think of it as a medium wave killer!
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/09/12 12:14 AM

Yeah, that's part of what has me backing out. My small to medium sized quiver is more than dialed.

One thing I'll say, is the Nano was the one board out of many I've tried that almost made me switch! And who knows... maybe it will some day.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/09/12 12:17 AM

once u start riding the nano, it's hard to stop. be careful there buddy, ur treading in deep water
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: MPH Next Gen - 04/09/12 12:23 AM

Yeah, more than a few have said it get's better with each session. Who knows, when my daily driver is beat to crap maybe I'll order a Nano.... but wait, my daily driver is my favorite board of all time

Think I have issues?
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/09/12 08:32 PM

Hey NK - did you bust out the powerdrives in your nano? Not sure whether to get them with my new nano or not. I have stacks of future fins, so if i go powerdrives it means i gotta start buying fcs fins as well....
Posted By: daave

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/09/12 08:51 PM

just ordered a nano. Pretty happy with my current boards but want to try something a little different.

5'7" x 18 1/2" x 2 5/16" 5fin fcs, XTR. I'm just under 6', 165-170.

Never had an xtr board either...any comments vs standard eps? do they still have the little holes?
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/12 05:16 AM

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Never had an xtr board either...any comments vs standard eps? do they still have the little holes?




Got the same question too. I got a stringerless eps nano and love it. Wanna order a next gen down the road but not sure if the xtr will feel a lot differently.
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/12 05:39 AM

Picking up my XTR Nano in the morning.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/12 05:59 AM

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Picking up my XTR Nano in the morning.




If you see a box of boards with a UK address on, ask them why it's still there and not here...
Posted By: squattyfk

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/12 03:19 PM

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Picking up my XTR Nano in the morning.





alright kev... it's almost noon. where are the porn pics and vids with dims?
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/12 09:21 PM

The boys were frothing over this thing big time.

Check it Daniel, you might have a few more orders coming in.

Now to the good stuff.

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Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/12 09:23 PM

Noice!!! You picked up at HSS?
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/12 09:27 PM

Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/12 09:35 PM

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Noice!!! You picked up at HSS?



Nope. All the way down past O-Side.

On my way back, the world's most rippable wave looked pretty nice. Sat for a bit before I decided not to go.
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/13/12 11:10 PM

Then you took it to HSS for a photo opp? Looks nice
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/14/12 02:10 AM

Haha no again.

Froghouse didn't have the pad I wanted, so I took it to HSS.

Wanted to get some pictures before I ding the crap out of it.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/14/12 02:41 AM

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The boys were frothing over this thing big time.

Check it Daniel, you might have a few more orders coming in.

Now to the good stuff.

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Your board has a ghost!
Haha sick
Posted By: squattyfk

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/14/12 03:15 AM

Drooooool!

Hope to cya out there. Those are the dims I hope to be on soon.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/14/12 04:11 AM

sick board. did u request lower rocker? thing looks insane!
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/14/12 04:40 AM

Lower rocker?! By how much? From what?
Complex little beasts these things...
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/14/12 05:00 AM

for some reason the first 2 pics make it look really asym

but its the right side of the photo thats bumped in both so obviously illusion
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/19/12 02:32 PM

Still trying for my V4 ride report, but the ocean has not been cooperating.

Had it out twice - both times the conditions were not right for the board (i.e. super high tide and crumbly) but I had to get it out.

It definitely is going to take more rider input than the V3.
It'll be fun, just have to get it into some better waves.

Anyone else got a V4 report?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/19/12 06:25 PM

fun today on the nano simmons. tough paddling that little board back out after a long ride but super rewarding when up and riding. definitely a learning curve w/ these tomos and they light up w/ correct fins and ur back foot all the way back!!
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/19/12 08:30 PM

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm114/nkpheous/2b002a1c.jpg

Hows this been treating you mate? your dimensions are similar to mine across the board (pardon the pun) and your reports are very interesting...
What range of wave are riding this in? Does it have the same sort of rocker as your twin tomo?
Do you have a rocker shot or dimensions? Just trying to compare to what I'm riding!
Thanks for sharing. Danile is here at the moment and this one has my interest the most... I am curious as to the range though, coming into our winter.
Thanks
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/19/12 10:08 PM

I've been riding something similar but 1" longer and maybe a bit straighter outline made for grovelling. thing is insane. range of knee to HH. they fit in tight pockets and even curvy waves due to the shorter length. pain to paddle long distances or through the wash but once out the back, easy to move around and catch waves. super fast, works best as a thruster. can surf the pocket or go down the line laterally fast. great all arounder. learning curve for sure. foot needs to be back over the rear fin for ultimate motions of rippages. also likes to be surfed hard as a thruster. not a cruisey soul bro hull type of board. basically an hpsb in mini simmons clothing. fun board!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/19/12 10:19 PM

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Lower rocker?! By how much? From what?
Complex little beasts these things...




think tomo has 2 different rockers, maybe 3. for the next gen mph's v1 and v2 rocker. v2 has lower tail rocker for mushier or smaller waves.

dunno what he'z doing on the standard mph's. I requested lower rocker on my nano simmons.
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/19/12 11:25 PM

I requested that lower rocket in my nano too. my friend has a similar size nano with normal rocket. we changed boards in a few sessions and mine nano feels like faster out of gate which is really good for gutless/ average waves
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 12:43 AM

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I requested that lower rocket in my nano too. my friend has a similar size nano with normal rocket. we changed boards in a few sessions and mine nano feels like faster out of gate which is really good for gutless/ average waves




the tail rocker seems to be the key. all 3 nanos I've owned had low tail rocker and were equally drivey. I made sure to tell daniel the types of waves I'm surfing and he adjusted all of them accordingly for weak mush. he can adjust the design for your daily waves.
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 01:24 AM

My Nano could very well be low rocker. I know that I told him I wanted a board for everyday 2-5ft waves here in N&S.OC.

Still haven't ridden it yet.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 01:59 AM

Hey jellyjam. I haven't tried that board yet. The wife is doing some artwork on the deck so I have to wait. But it's basically the same board as my previous 5'6. Just an 1/8th thicker and a little wider. Rocker and foil are the same. But sorry I don't know what those measurements are but it's got a mellow entry and pretty flat out the back. No need for too much rocker when they are this short. They fit the curve of a hollow wave nicely. I used my narrower 5'6 nano (and psyko for that matter) in just about anything with a little bit of energy to well overhead. And yes the rocker is about the same as the v3. for me the nano has no weaknesses and is the best board in the tomo lineup. It's good in crap/small waves and it's great in good waves.

I'll take a rocker shot of the board tomorrow

Cheers
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 02:22 AM

Very interesting mate. Thanks for that. That would be awesome.
I was primarily concerned with how the wide squash tail would work in our beachies here which tend to get quite hollow. Seems like it does the job though! I asked about the rocker thinking that it may compensate for all the area in the tail so it will be ineteresting to see the rocker shot. But that simple fact that the boards are so damn short seems to alleviate these issues. I'm going to try and get onto Daniel immediately!
Cheers again...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 02:36 AM

Well for what it's worth I've never had any of my tomos slide out on me ever. I'm sure you saw the pics from the nicaragua trip. I know the nano would have been equally as good as the pysko in those waves. Don't have to worry about the wide tail block. The board is narrow and more parallel. It holds.
Posted By: jellyjam

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 02:43 AM

Awesome. Yeah, those photos were a pretty good illustration of that!
One thing I would like to know is: The edge on the bottom of the rail. from what I can tell in the photos of the tomos posted here (so correct me if I am wrong) is on the nano etc, the edge runs with not much tuck but a hard edge quite a ways up the rail towards the nose even. Is that the same on the psycko? If not, does that change the wave range?(in your opinion)
And there is NO vee in these at all right?
Thanks
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 03:02 AM

cant say anything about the psyko except that it paddled well and caught waves easily. great board for waves w/ more push.

hard edge on the nano goes 6-8" up from the fins. lots of lift which keeps it loose. tail rocker is fairly low on mine but it has that single concave exit w/ double between fins. great boards. like I said, the only time I don't like them is during long paddles and through lots of whitewash although its more the paddler than the arrow. nano is loose but drivey.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 03:09 AM

I'm not looking at the boards but there is a hard edge maybe a third of the way up from the tail and is a low rounded rail the rest of the way. The nano, psyko and v3 are all pretty much the same board fron nose to just ahead of the fins. The tail shape is the only difference. So if you only surf punchy fast hollow waves maybe you might want the finite control of a psyko or v4. If you surf a little bit of everything the nano is hard to beat.

Yeah no v in these. Flat-single-slight double-flat on the nano

Here's the v3 rocker

Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 03:14 AM

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I'm not looking at the boards but there is a hard edge maybe a third of the way up from the tail and is a low rounded rail the rest of the way. The nano, psyko and v3 are all pretty much the same board fron nose to just ahead of the fins. The tail shape is the only difference. So if you only surf punchy fast hollow waves maybe you might want the finite control of a psyko or v4. If you surf a little bit of everything the nano is hard to beat.

Yeah no v in these. Flat-single-slight double-flat on the nano




ur nano has a flat exit? thought it had single concave exit? all of mine had single concave exit and so does my blakbox. love dat chit
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 09:47 AM

I have no idea what the exit is on mine, I think that it is flat. I should probably examine these things so I know why I like the board so much

Mine almost feels like it has a bit of belly in the very front of the nose as opposed to being flat
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/20/12 11:57 AM

Ah yes. You're both right belly entry and concave exit.
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 12:34 AM

Havoc you ordered a next gen? if yes which model do you go for?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 01:38 AM

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Havoc you ordered a next gen? if yes which model do you go for?




vanguard 5'4x18.5x2.5. need to tell daniel to keep some meat in there for paddling that little thing. should be a fun board!
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 01:42 AM

yewwwwwwwww we can be vanguard buddys havoc
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 01:55 AM

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yewwwwwwwww we can be vanguard buddys havoc




yup, you me and tom curren!

is that your 3 board quiver on tomos facebook? I was full on drooling.
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 02:06 AM

good for you Havoc! How do you decide to go for the vanguard? I am in the process of ordering a next gen and don't know which one to go for
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 02:09 AM

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yewwwwwwwww we can be vanguard buddys havoc




yup, you me and tom curren!

is that your 3 board quiver on tomos facebook? I was full on drooling.



we'll be like the 3 musketeers and sh!t, it'll be rad

and stop drooling over my junk, i mean boards..

think they get on the plane todayish
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 02:31 AM

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Quote:

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yewwwwwwwww we can be vanguard buddys havoc




yup, you me and tom curren!

is that your 3 board quiver on tomos facebook? I was full on drooling.



we'll be like the 3 musketeers and sh!t, it'll be rad

and stop drooling over my junk, i mean boards..

think they get on the plane todayish




yewwww! ur stoked!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 02:36 AM

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good for you Havoc! How do you decide to go for the vanguard? I am in the process of ordering a next gen and don't know which one to go for




figured if it works for tom curren it'll work for me

I actually liked the deathstar quite a bit but the tail looked too dangerous. I like the v4 tail so it was a no brainer. maybe a nano tail for my next one.
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 02:45 PM

Just got the text, my V4 is ready for pick up.

Yew!!!!





5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" of XTR goodness
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/21/12 05:34 PM

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Just got the text, my V4 is ready for pick up.

Yew!!!!





5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" of XTR goodness



Whole heap of radness in that picture
Your v4 looks sick!
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/22/12 10:56 AM

From left to right.
Vanguard 5’1 x 17 1/4" x 2 3/16
V4 5'5" x 18 1/4" x 2 3/16"
Nano 5'4" x 18 1/2" x 2 3/16

i have a froth on!
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/22/12 01:16 PM

3 new Tomo's at one time!
Posted By: jkb

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/22/12 01:51 PM

Quote:

From left to right.
Vanguard 5’1 x 17 1/4" x 2 3/16
V4 5'5" x 18 1/4" x 2 3/16"
Nano 5'4" x 18 1/2" x 2 3/16

i have a froth on!




How can you possibly decide on what to ride first??? My head would
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/22/12 01:58 PM

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3 new Tomo's at one time!




i had a large tax rebate and there was a sale on, whats a girl to do?



Quote:

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From left to right.
Vanguard 5’1 x 17 1/4" x 2 3/16
V4 5'5" x 18 1/4" x 2 3/16"
Nano 5'4" x 18 1/2" x 2 3/16

i have a froth on!




How can you possibly decide on what to ride first??? My head would



nano for the less than stellar stuff, V4 for real deal waves and the next gen for... well ... look at it!!!!!! how could i not
Posted By: jkb

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/22/12 02:02 PM

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3 new Tomo's at one time!




i had a large tax rebate and there was a sale on, whats a girl to do?



Quote:

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From left to right.
Vanguard 5’1 x 17 1/4" x 2 3/16
V4 5'5" x 18 1/4" x 2 3/16"
Nano 5'4" x 18 1/2" x 2 3/16

i have a froth on!




How can you possibly decide on what to ride first??? My head would



nano for the less than stellar stuff, V4 for real deal waves and the next gen for... well ... look at it!!!!!! how could i not




Well done sir. That is a Tomo quiver
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/22/12 02:39 PM

now that is a tomo quiver!!
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/22/12 03:18 PM

That is so filthy! Your froth runneth over...

Yewwwww!
Posted By: redrider

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/22/12 10:08 PM

Quote:

Still trying for my V4 ride report, but the ocean has not been cooperating.

Had it out twice - both times the conditions were not right for the board (i.e. super high tide and crumbly) but I had to get it out.

It definitely is going to take more rider input than the V3.
It'll be fun, just have to get it into some better waves.

Anyone else got a V4 report?




OK, got the V4 out in some fun surf this weekend.

Didn't have the preferred fins (K2.1), but ran it as a thruster with a pair of Simon Andersons because thats the only set of FCS I have at the moment. Head high peaky beach breaks - amazingly clean.

I've ridden it before, but never in waves that had any push. Wow, this thing just goes. Period. Handles late drops like a champ, and holds in the pocket steadier than I'm used to. Beat a couple sections that didn't think I had a chance at. Highlight was a backhand slap that made me giggle like a school girl.

Sunday morning, 2nd wave - maybe 15 minutes into my session and my leash breaks. Was too lazy to go back to the car so just surfed conservatively for an hour + without losing the board. Kept telling myself that when I lost my board I would go in and get my leash, but just kept catching waves and paddling back out.

Good times, this board and I are going to get along just fine. Rail to rail, this board goes into overdrive. First time in a while that I've been this surfed out. Yewwwww!!!

Stocked!!!1

Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/23/12 12:42 AM

I woulda did the same thing if I got a nice refund. Three new sticks at once is insane.
Posted By: desmond

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/25/12 06:25 AM






figured if it works for tom curren it'll work for me

I actually liked the deathstar quite a bit but the tail looked too dangerous. I like the v4 tail so it was a no brainer. maybe a nano tail for my next one.




interesting logic lol I am also looking at the deathstar and like it. But the tail of the vanguard seems more user-friendly/ less radical.

my friend got a pysko on our last order. it goes really well but the tail were dinged a few times by the airline crew during our last trip to hainan
Posted By: randelpink

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/25/12 09:17 PM

No text for me just yet, but patiently waiting for this lil beauty:

Vanguard Next Gen- 5'8 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/8 stringered XTR, 5 fin FCS with 4/4 glassing.

*I'm 6'2 195 lbs. for reference. DD is 6'2 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2

Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/26/12 02:04 AM

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figured if it works for tom curren it'll work for me

I actually liked the deathstar quite a bit but the tail looked too dangerous. I like the v4 tail so it was a no brainer. maybe a nano tail for my next one.




interesting logic lol I am also looking at the deathstar and like it. But the tail of the vanguard seems more user-friendly/ less radical.

my friend got a pysko on our last order. it goes really well but the tail were dinged a few times by the airline crew during our last trip to hainan




ugghhh, that's gotta hurt. especially how complex that tail is. I will place an order for a v4 pointy nose as well next month. 5'10x19.38x2.44 xtr stringered 7.c
Posted By: FresnoRipper

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/26/12 02:09 AM

Picked up my V4 at Justin's the other day and saw a few gems that are ready to be shipped.

There is some good stuff coming out of that shaping/design house.

Got to feel up those next gens, what a fuggin' trip. Would love to demo one.

Cant even wait for a juicy swell to put it thru her paces. The bottom contours are so choice

Cheeehuuuuu
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/26/12 02:16 AM

Quote:

Picked up my V4 at Justin's the other day and saw a few gems that are ready to be shipped.

There is some good stuff coming out of that shaping/design house.

Got to feel up those next gens, what a fuggin' trip. Would love to demo one.

Cant even wait for a juicy swell to put it thru her paces. The bottom contours are so choice

Cheeehuuuuu




I have a 5'4 vanguard on order literally counting the dayz until itz done yo!
Posted By: toddo

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/26/12 02:35 AM

what dims did you get the next gen in havoc?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/26/12 02:47 AM

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what dims did you get the next gen in havoc?




5'4x18.5x2.5. I'm 165 lbs and 5'10. worst paddler on the bb but still gangsta once I get to my feet
Posted By: gkl68

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/27/12 06:12 PM




Since the Slayer seem to be forgotten I'll try to refresh everyone with my initial feedback/pic. Maiden voyage this morning in 3-4' point break. 5'7"x18.5x2.25 with YU's as truster. Only took about 5-6 waves but found it extremely easy getting into waves. Every drop felt terrific and it was fun and fast in the pocket but a little harder (likely archer not arrow) to maintain speed (compared to wider fish/hybrids) once the wave fattens. Might try it as a quad next time. I think due to the more pulled-in tail, this board will definitely shine at a bowlier wave. I couldn't wait to try it out today and I'm very happy with it. Curious to see how it compares to a MiniDriver hopefully soon.
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/27/12 08:14 PM

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Since the Slayer seem to be forgotten I'll try to refresh everyone with my initial feedback/pic. Maiden voyage this morning in 3-4' point break. 5'7"x18.5x2.25 with YU's as truster. Only took about 5-6 waves but found it extremely easy getting into waves. Every drop felt terrific and it was fun and fast in the pocket but a little harder (likely archer not arrow) to maintain speed (compared to wider fish/hybrids) once the wave fattens. Might try it as a quad next time. I think due to the more pulled-in tail, this board will definitely shine at a bowlier wave. I couldn't wait to try it out today and I'm very happy with it. Curious to see how it compares to a MiniDriver hopefully soon.




great looking board. i bet it'll go well when we get some surf.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/27/12 08:57 PM

very nice Psyko. double ender shortboard.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 12:59 AM

Well, I gone and done it. Gonna give the Kool aide a good test run. Thanks GKL68




My 6'1" was not happy posing for this pic. I had to seperate the two shortly after the pic was taken .

5'8" 19" 2 3/8" with lots of curve.
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 03:11 AM

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My 6'1" was not happy posing for this pic. I had to seperate the two shortly after the pic was taken



nano looks good
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 03:20 AM

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Well, I gone and done it. Gonna give the Kool aide a good test run. Thanks GKL68




My 6'1" was not happy posing for this pic. I had to seperate the two shortly after the pic was taken .

5'8" 19" 2 3/8" with lots of curve.



Its a slippery slope you're on sbd.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 10:10 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Well, I gone and done it. Gonna give the Kool aide a good test run. Thanks GKL68




My 6'1" was not happy posing for this pic. I had to seperate the two shortly after the pic was taken .

5'8" 19" 2 3/8" with lots of curve.



Its a slippery slope you're on sbd.





Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 04:08 PM

First sesh on the Nano. Rode the 2.1's. Waves chest to head with some overhead sets. Fins felt great on the smaller waves but felt like I didn't have enough on the bigger waves. Never slid out but felt like I had to hold back a little so I wouldn't.

One thing I will say is: Speeeeeed! That and the feeling like there's barely a board under you is pretty sick when it's working well. Gonna love to get used to this thing.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 04:22 PM

Saweeeeet. You got it. I wasnt sure if you were going to pull the trigger on it.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 04:59 PM

Yeah GKL68 just made it way too easy.

I know I could scroll through but what are the bigger guys running for tri setups?

Oh and good grief. First session and I had a guy stop me in the parking lot to ask questions, then one of the regulars sees me and says "Dude, you got a Tomo"!!!!!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 05:31 PM

I mix it up a bit with quads but as a tri fin (what I surf the majority of the time) is the h3 with a custom trailer that's smaller than a k2.1 trailer. I had the same problem as you, I like the k2.1 but I wanted bigger side fins and that's what brought me to the h3 large template. I looked like a bigger version of the k2.1. If there's a better tri fin setup for the nano I haven't found it and I've tried a bunch of fins with that board.
Posted By: waxurDyl

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 06:14 PM

SBD
I'm not a big guy (160-165lbs) but felt a bit of the drift you described on your first sesh. My go to fins in ALL of my Tomos now is the Mick Fanning template. A slightly bigger fin, but still has enough release if you are on rail and weren't "tracky" at all for me. I don't even bother going quad in any of my Tomos anymore as the MF-1 does everything I've wanted out of them. My 2cents, but def worth a try.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 06:21 PM

Thanks a ton guys.

Nick: Why custom trailer that's smaller than the 2.1? Isn't the 2.1 rear small enough?

I'll check out the dims on the Fanning fin, thank you!
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 07:42 PM

Havoc loves YUs in his Nano

Did you like that Griff front fin, YU setup I had in mine for you that day?
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 07:44 PM

Yeah I did. I've already thought about running that next time
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 07:44 PM

It just happened to be a fin I tried that seemed to be the best with the h3s. It's a halcyon trailer made off a griffin quad trailer. Actually I put it up to the k2.1 trailer and while they look different, they have about the same area so maybe try the k2.1 trailer with bigger sides. Those h3s are hands down my favorite for that board. But in other boards of mine it's just good, not great
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 07:47 PM

Thanks. Yeah I'll definitely try to get a demo set or borrow from someone. The medium set I demo'd for my 6'1" were very uninspiring.

But this is a different animal.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 07:52 PM

Yeah try the large. The h3 L trailer sucks. Yeah I know what you mean. The first time I tried the h3 with the nano the board was lively and almost too fast. But in a good way. Same session I went in and got my coil qualifier, put the fins in and they just went ok. Not bad, just ok. I feel like I have another gear though with the nano and those fins. I try to find some on demo and see
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 08:34 PM

SBD, Here's the trailer. Maybe the tab placement is just right for me on this one this fin sits back more the the 2.1. I dunno, it works good.








The wife is taking her sweet time finishing up this one. Still have yet to try it


Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 08:41 PM

Hey thanks a ton, appreciate the feedback and advice.

Damn your wife rules. Looks great
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 10:32 PM

3rd session on the Nano today.
It goes

Sucks though.
I took a super late drop and got bitch slapped in the back of the head by my board.
1.5" crack near the nose.

Anyone know how to fix it?
Sand and solarez?

Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/28/12 10:35 PM

its XTR , no need to fix

( kidding )

drop it off at pureglass on monday
Posted By: gkl68

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/29/12 01:07 PM

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Yeah GKL68 just made it way too easy.




Stoked to hear that it's working for you. Heard k2.1 feel too small from other guys over 180 so you're not alone.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/29/12 01:55 PM

Was too lazy to change fins but should have. 2.1's would work I think if it was clean and waist to chest high. The head high bumpy open faces were not ideal. I threw in the Griffs for sides and kept the 2.1 rear. We'll see how that goes tomorrow.

Definitely having moments of zen mixed with moments of kookiness on this thing. I love the glide and how fast you can go but I'm getting used to riding something so short which has been a challenge on bumpy and late takeoffs at times. I've found myself getting bucked into a weird position for my feet. Could be the conditions though. Gonna keep at it.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 04/30/12 12:54 AM

wow, so u did pull the trigger

yeah try the h3 large fronts and the k2.1 trailer. if its too stiff, size down the trailer maybe to m2?

Posted By: justintme

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 02:45 AM

Just a heads up boys, Stuart Kennedy is going to be ridding a 5'1 Deathstar in the www.nikelowerspro.com Stu is surfing in heat 9.
Posted By: fdb_23

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 03:22 AM

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Just a heads up boys, Stuart Kennedy is going to be ridding a 5'1 Deathstar in the <a href="www.nikelowerspro.com" target="_blank">www.nikelowerspro.com</a> Stu is surfing in heat 9.


Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 07:47 AM

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Just a heads up boys, Stuart Kennedy is going to be ridding a 5'1 Deathstar in the <a href="www.nikelowerspro.com" target="_blank">www.nikelowerspro.com</a> Stu is surfing in heat 9.



The announcers will struggle trying to brush that under the carpet, hope he gets a post heat interview, be better than the normal 'what board you riding ' question.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 09:06 AM

It will be force-ignored by the ASP and their corporate masters
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 12:10 PM

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It will be force-ignored by the ASP and their corporate masters



i eagerly await the commentators thoughts about how these 'weird' stubby boards don't work as well as a pointy 6'0
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 12:14 PM

"Yeah dude, I think that if he was on a pointy nose board with three fins he would have effectively blown that wave with a no style air much better."

"Its cool when people experiment but we all know that surfboards reached the height of design in 1989 after 6 years of thruster development"

For as much as I love surfing I really hate it
Posted By: justintme

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 12:43 PM

Something tells me the judges will keep an open mind! Nike like to keep cutting edge!
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 12:48 PM

I am just waiting for my Jordan limited edition wetsuit

Posted By: fdb_23

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 05:52 PM

SK is killing it, and they're showin TOMO love, occy showin a little confusion
Posted By: c_olden

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 05:55 PM

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It will be force-ignored by the ASP and their corporate masters



i eagerly await the commentators thoughts about how these 'weird' stubby boards don't work as well as a pointy 6'0




You got your wish.
ugh.
Posted By: grendel95

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 06:55 PM

Really surprising that Occy was so anti, but I think he really wanted to see Stuart advance - hence the "little league dad" coming out.

He seemed to begrudgingly agree the the board was looking good by the end of the heat.

Little promo with Dan was cool
Posted By: toddo

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 07:13 PM

to be fair perhaps a board with a little more rail would have better for good lowers. if it was 2-3 ft lowers it might have been better for the next gen.
Posted By: toddo

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 07:15 PM

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Really surprising that Occy was so anti, but I think he really wanted to see Stuart advance - hence the "little league dad" coming out.

He seemed to begrudgingly agree the the board was looking good by the end of the heat.

Little promo with Dan was cool




occy's 6'3 x 18 oldschool from way back!
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 08:41 PM

Crazy... jsut shows you have to try stuff yourself! I very well trust all your advice but I got a hold of some H3 Larges today and I wasn't impressed

Still couldn't trust the hold like I wanted to but they seemed to lack the pivot of the 2.1's. Couple good turns backside today but the wind kind of funked it up a bit. I did have one frontside arc that felt really good. Just wrapped it around and let the tail drop down the wave face for a nice recovery.

Opinion so far:

Some really magical moments... but plenty of kooky ones as well.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 09:24 PM

thought the tomo was working well for stu. multiple backside tail blows and big old cutbacks with high rebounds. he didn't get the waves he needed and really never got a single set wave. his surfing looked fast and critical though. was fun to watch. tomo's blowing up it seems. gonna be some super long waits for my customs now. good for tomo, guy deserves it.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 10:36 PM

Aw sorry to steer you wrong sbd. I guess different strokes. Though this fin seems to be hit or miss with a lot of people.

Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 10:47 PM

Ah no worries man as I said, I appreciate the advice! I borrowed them from a buddy so it was no big deal.

Gonna keep trying different combos
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 10:48 PM

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Crazy... jsut shows you have to try stuff yourself! I very well trust all your advice but I got a hold of some H3 Larges today and I wasn't impressed

Still couldn't trust the hold like I wanted to but they seemed to lack the pivot of the 2.1's. Couple good turns backside today but the wind kind of funked it up a bit. I did have one frontside arc that felt really good. Just wrapped it around and let the tail drop down the wave face for a nice recovery.

Opinion so far:

Some really magical moments... but plenty of kooky ones as well.




I run mine with a glass flex k3 trailer. sometimes fins with more give don't skip out, specially da trailer. u must push hard on your back foot like ghostshaper
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 11:02 PM

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Crazy... jsut shows you have to try stuff yourself! I very well trust all your advice but I got a hold of some H3 Larges today and I wasn't impressed

Still couldn't trust the hold like I wanted to but they seemed to lack the pivot of the 2.1's. Couple good turns backside today but the wind kind of funked it up a bit. I did have one frontside arc that felt really good. Just wrapped it around and let the tail drop down the wave face for a nice recovery.

Opinion so far:

Some really magical moments... but plenty of kooky ones as well.




I run mine with a glass flex k3 trailer. sometimes fins with more give don't skip out, specially da trailer. u must push hard on your back foot like ghostshaper




Yeah not really sure. Weird it seems that a slightly bigger set of 2.1's would be money.

I rode ifall's Nano with Griffs and a YU trailer and it felt good. Next try will be my Griffs and the 2.1 trailer. Then I think I'll test your theory and put my YU trailer in the rear.
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 11:05 PM

Sbd, have you tried yu rtm set....it was money for me when I had a nano.
Griffs fronts are comparable to yu fronts.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 11:09 PM

I have a set of the crappy plastic YU's from back in the day.

I guess that would give a feel for size? A quick google search only showed future, do they have them in FCS?
Posted By: winwin

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 11:14 PM

I had a few pair in fcs, but sold them all. I may be getting another set soon.

Go get them from true Ames website. Rtm, really good on the nano.....

I am surprise no one else suggest these...
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 11:29 PM

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I have a set of the crappy plastic YU's from back in the day.

I guess that would give a feel for size? A quick google search only showed future, do they have them in FCS?




fins are so personal. usually what nkfefus likes tends to work for me. ymmv. some guys like more rail and smaller fins ala retodd. others like more fin. backside I like more fin on the nano, frontside less. i am also the ladies man. the yu's from true ames worked well for me but so did the griffins etc. heard good things about the big dhd's and also the mick flanning fin.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 11:41 PM

Stu Kenedey did some great surfing on the tomo , heat on demand was
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 11:41 PM

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Quote:

I have a set of the crappy plastic YU's from back in the day.

I guess that would give a feel for size? A quick google search only showed future, do they have them in FCS?




fins are so personal. i am also the ladies man.




This is very true.

But now that I think of it. All three days I've ridden this thing have been on the upper range of the board, if not a little too big. It's felt great on the waist to chest high waves

I just need to get more surfs under my belt. I obsess over this crap.
Posted By: toddo

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/01/12 11:52 PM

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Stu Kenedey did some great surfing on the tomo , heat on demand was




is it just me or are heats 9 and 10 missing from on demand???
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/02/12 12:13 AM

i just pushed play from the begining and skipped to the good stuff
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/02/12 12:30 AM

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Quote:

I have a set of the crappy plastic YU's from back in the day.

I guess that would give a feel for size? A quick google search only showed future, do they have them in FCS?




fins are so personal. usually what nkfefus likes tends to work for me. ymmv. some guys like more rail and smaller fins ala retodd. others like more fin. backside I like more fin on the nano, frontside less. i am also the ladies man. the yu's from true ames worked well for me but so did the griffins etc. heard good things about the big dhd's and also the mick flanning fin.




You crack me up havoc


I tried the mick fanning fins with the k2.1 trailer over the weekend in a step up and if felt unreal on my backhand. Very curious how these will go with the nano
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/02/12 12:33 AM

I need to make another trip to the local shop to see what's on offer for demo
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/02/12 02:22 AM

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fins are so personal.



+1
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smaller fins ala retodd. others like more fin.


me

I noticed that Tomo had the ninja fins in for the interview. I thought that Stu surfed pretty good considering the waves he caught. He did bog on that one fs cutty, though.
Posted By: sozzle

Re: Tomo MPH - 05/02/12 02:31 AM

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Stu Kenedey did some great surfing on the tomo , heat on demand was



Personally he looked like he hadn't got the thing dialled in yet but there were several 'flashes' of the bullsh!t speed through turns that only tomos boards seem to have, his big carving turn on his last wave had huge acceleration through it,
I hope he keeps riding it after this but the media/public backlash against ' experimenting' is always gonna be a tricky one to deal with, just listening to occy showed that.
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