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Anybody Ridden a Santa Cruz G-Deck? #1371391
03/03/09 08:55 PM
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Saw a few of these at the local shop, and was wondering about them. They look like they're epoxy- can't tell if they're pop-out or not? Anyhow, really interesting shape...

Re: Anybody Ridden a Santa Cruz G-Deck? [Re: 0nelove] #1371392
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They are indeed epoxy and pop-outs.

Re: Anybody Ridden a Santa Cruz G-Deck? [Re: rocferd] #1371393
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ahh drag. Cool shape anyhow.

Re: Anybody Ridden a Santa Cruz G-Deck? [Re: 0nelove] #1371394
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Rented one in Costa Rica. I liked the design. I think it was a 5'5" Skywalker. It seemed to work well holding just enough volume to keep me afloat at 170lbs on such a short board, but keeping the rails and nose thin for performance. I'm just out of the recommended weight range for the 5'5" and could have used a 5'7" maybe. The board would bog a bit when up, but I could feel that the rails were nice and knifey on turns more than a fish without that design could be. I can live with a pop-out rental, but would never buy one. I wonder if the same could be done in handshaped poly or epoxy.

Re: Anybody Ridden a Santa Cruz G-Deck? [Re: rdj] #1371395
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WHAT ABOUT THE OZZIE WRIGHT MODEL?? DONT LIKE SURFTECHS BUT BOTH THESE BOARDS LOOK FUN....WONDER IF THE DESIGNER (CHRIS GALLAGHER) SHAPES THEM IN POLY??

Re: Anybody Ridden a Santa Cruz G-Deck? [Re: sunsetcliffsoldier] #1371396
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WHAT ABOUT THE OZZIE WRIGHT MODEL?? DONT LIKE SURFTECHS BUT BOTH THESE BOARDS LOOK FUN....WONDER IF THE DESIGNER (CHRIS GALLAGHER) SHAPES THEM IN POLY??




I have seen Santa Cruz team riders on handshapes w/ Santa Cruz logos on their boards, so it's likely that they're available. However, it's probably only on a custom basis, as I doubt any shops carry any non-sandwich construction Santa Cruz boards. They probably would be made under the shaper's own label, as well.

Re: Anybody Ridden a Santa Cruz G-Deck? [Re: rocferd] #1371397
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Yes step decks can be handshaped. Its alot of extra work. I have had a few run thru my quiver, currently have a sweet 5'3 that sends HUGE plumes of spray.