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Bonzer Eggs #2851873
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Never had a bonzer or an egg but I've seen a few around and they look like a fun versatile option. I'm interested in something different from the shortboards/hybrids I usually ride but I'm not quite sure how to size one. Seems like a Hanel or Campbell Bros is the way to go. I'll either buy used or potentially new if nothing is available.

I'm not sure I want to go full midlength but thought maybe a 6'2" or 6'4" would combine some elements of easy paddler and trim/glide while still being able to turn well and fit in the pocket. I'm 5'9" and 170-175 lbs for reference.

What are your experiences with bonzer eggs, particularly in this size range? Should I go longer? Do they go well in a variety of conditions?

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In my heart I want a bumblebee for my next bonzer though I thought it would be an egg

The mlv can handle so much though. Just goes too fast in powerful surf. I feel the russ short doesnt like you foot over the fins

Maybe someone will convince me to go egg. With wings of course.

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I cut Malcolm's boards and I've known him since I was a kid, but at 200 pounds and old, if I could only have one board it would probably be a 6-6'2" MC egg. It's the swiss army knife of surfboards. I have a longer one as well that is basically what I use for a longboard (7'6"). I can go ride a longboard spot and it doesn't throw me off as much as a full log when I go back to a shorter board.

For CA waves, a short egg will go from 2-10. There's more tail rocker than an MBLV and the entry rocker isn't as abrupt. The MBLV is another favorite, but I feel like it has a bias towards the smaller end of the 2-10 spectrum.

Surfboards are compromises. Nothing rips on everything. The egg however does almost everything reasonably well to better than that.

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Thats good info. Waiting on a custom Stoker but itching to contact Malcolm. Im worried the mlv would overlap the egg on better days Id probably favor my mlv. So the egg has a lower range I think is what you are saying? Havent had my mlv in the water for many months now. To me its not a small wave board in any way. Only for the best days. Its my absolute favorite but conditions need to be right.

Want the bumblebee for big hollow stuff. Small board for big waves before I get too old. I kind of want to go ridiculous - maybe get a replica or close to it. Isnt that what they were about? Going as short as possible for big surf? Want a short wide, fat tailed bonzer.

Ill get an egg when Im 40

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I have a 5'9, 19 1/2, 2 1/4 bonzer egg - slimmed down. Has the best of both worlds: performance and bonzer glide. GWS has the range spot on: waist high to all the way up. Works in pretty much everything except the really small, gutless stuff. But even at waist high with a bit of punch, i'm always surprised by the down the line speed you can get.
Feels different from my MLV - more performance orientated surfing and you can push harder through your turns. The MLV has a different vibe - much looser.

In fact i'll be looking to order a 5'2 biscuit bonzer to handle the tiny stuff as i think these two will compliment each other.

My egg is about as close as it gets to a single board quiver.

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Is 3 or 5 fin the way to go for a short egg?

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This is all good info. I always thought they were more mid length type boards but it sounds like guys are getting them in the shorter range and using them in a wide range of surf.

There is something about a longer rail line that appeals to me on these boards. Maybe a 62 slimmed down would be on the money.

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Check out Tudor at pipe on one. 6'2 or so.

https://vimeo.com/6547753

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longest looking 6'2 ive ever seen

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Tudor is 4'11.

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I want an egg lol

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Mine is a 6'8" 5 fin and I agree with the term "Swiss army knife". Waist high up to all I can handle.

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Originally Posted By: never_nude
This is all good info. I always thought they were more mid length type boards but it sounds like guys are getting them in the shorter range and using them in a wide range of surf.

There is something about a longer rail line that appeals to me on these boards. Maybe a 62 slimmed down would be on the money.



You can do whatever you want. Probably most of the eggs that I cut are longer, guys getting something that is more of a midsize to their HP shortboards or whatever. And that's great, they do a wonderful job as a midsize. But it's like it doesn't occur to a lot of people to try them short/shorter than their HP. Either way they're great. Malcolm has been making them for a long time and he's very particular. The design is super refined. You pretty much can't go wrong no matter what you decide. It's just a matter of what you want.

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I have a Malcom 5 fin Bonzer egg. A super fun board. Age 56, 215lbs

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I'd also like to say that I had a Gary Hanel Speed Egg shape in a 6'4" 5 fin. Sick, sick board! I kick myself every time I think about it. Wish I had never sold it. I considered it to be more high performance than a typical MC egg shape. Rails more foiled. I'll try to dig up some pic's of it and post up.

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