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Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: Greg Griffin] #1468980
08/04/13 04:46 PM
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Duly noted GG.
I've never seen one of your boards in the flesh but you run a tucked edge on your rails all the way up?
My 4'2" prone board was sliding down the faces on more hollow waves so I took it to one of the locals shapers and he put a hard edge all the way to the nose and also put in plugs in front of the existing triple plugs.
I know run it as a twinzer and have hold.
So that edge combined with fin template, material and placement are looking like critical factors.
The big difference is in flat bottom vs deep concave inbetween your shapes and MC's?


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Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: Retropete] #1468981
08/04/13 04:55 PM
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Eric Arakawa has many of his boards in stock .

Maybe I will take pics .

His rockers are very different than anyones .

Lots of curve in the center straightening out at both ends .

Deep concave thru that extra curve in the center .

Lots of area loss - curve in the tail to go with that straightening .

Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: sdsurfrat] #1468982
08/05/13 02:29 AM
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airboy808 had a metro and recently sold his
maybe he'll speak up

http://vimeo.com/8786093

http://vimeo.com/13721528

http://vimeo.com/30173719

on the other hand the idea been around for decades

http://youtu.be/g1AUGatz8R8


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Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: Greg Griffin] #1468983
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Fins are an often overlooked factor of the modern surfboard




I find it really weird that most board makers have been sticking with the same thruster fin configuration for the last ten years and trying to find performance improvements pretty much only with rocker and outline tweaks. Yet fins have a massive impact on board performance. Look at that Proctor video of the little Rascall and read the spiel below. Plenty of talk about the shape but no mention of the fact that the board in the video is running twin fins up front! Its like fins are some random accessory like tail pads or something. Dan Thomson is the only one I've seen actually do something new with the thruster config.

Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: Retropete] #1468984
08/05/13 09:49 AM
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My Protow was an exceptional board. I liked it from the first wave.It just seemed to intensify what I was doing on a wave. Its planshape is quite weird looking compared to a standard shortboard. I really like the thin tail and the lack of volume in front of the ribcage. I would imagine its the concave making all that volume reduction work. The Metro looks more toned down and surprising to me it took a bit more getting used to mainly because I got it for and used it first in pretty rubbish beachbreak waves and with no face to work with the extra speed I didn't at first believe the board would hold in the turns on bumpy waves so whilst better for me than the usual daily driver its assets were not so obvious straight off. My timing was off but once my reaction times increased and I put more belief into the turns , was rewarded. Then surfed it in 8ft offshore faces whilst the Protow was out of action and it handled it well.
I like the lack of un-necessary volume in these boards. Yet they paddle and catch waves well.
I got mine with FCS fusion because I hardly have any Future Fins. The deep concave means quite a bit of the threaded part of the box that holds the grub screw is sanded away and I think I would have preferred Futures with the screw being in the fins axis so less sanded off. Only time will tell. I did consider asking for the fin boxes to be left out and I put in my usual favourite 4wfs boxes retrospectively but was feeling lazy. Maybe next time.
Mine are both SWAT tails.

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Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: Beagle1] #1468985
08/05/13 11:06 AM
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Latest collab with Plus One surfboards. These are just some of the photos they have on their facebook page. Special project with some pretty crazy tech.









"The size / dimensions don't matter. What does matter is that it's flammable. Because you should set it on fire and get a real surfboard" Witchipoo
Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: silentbutdeadly] #1468986
08/05/13 12:02 PM
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Latest collab with Plus One surfboards. These are just some of the photos they have on their facebook page. Special project with some pretty crazy tech.














He has WAY too much time on his hands.


Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: Retropete] #1468987
08/06/13 04:37 AM
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YOLO MOTHER FUCKERS!!!!!!!!

Saw this thing in the Patagonia shop down here and had to do it. Guy gave me a good deal (for OZ prices) and I sold 2 boards to get it all within about 2 hours. 5'11 18 1/2 2 1/4. A little longer and thicker then my normal short board at 5'10 18 1/2 2 1/8 but lately I have been wanting a bit more paddle power. Doesn't have the crazy concave really hes known for but still fairly deep single. Had it out in small waves that occasionally walled up for a speed section down the line. Board feels good so far. Says its the Mermaid model but seems a bit more pulled in then what the description on the website describes.

I blame all who have contributed to this thread for planting the seed.






Pete, theres a ton of MCs around. Call up Patagonia here they had a few bigger ones. Also I am fairly positive the used board shop in Angelsea had a 6'4 and a few other similarly sized MCs. Used but all seemed to be in good condition, worth a call.

Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: silentbutdeadly] #1468988
08/06/13 07:32 AM
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Look at how thin those tails are. Lovely! Anyone know much about the SurFinz boxes in these MC PlusOne boards?
Surely these are going to Slater at Teahupoo? Would love to see a season long collaboration between the two.
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Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: silentbutdeadly] #1468989
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Latest collab with Plus One surfboards. These are just some of the photos they have on their facebook page. Special project with some pretty crazy tech.












helps to have a former aeronautical engineer/rocket scientist (George Gall) as a collaborator. Between working with the minds of Maurice and Carl Ekstrom the possibilities are endless.

funny if these boards are so hot, you see a little more being sold on Craigslist than a Tomo.
Still looking for a 6'2-6'4" used Vanguard to try.

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/spo/3929397694.html


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Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: oneula] #1468990
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Maurice's is a freakin legend...He has built me a 4 board quiver and it has been great surfing and working with him to dial me into the perfect boards at Trestles this past two month....!!! Reminded me of the old days when your shaper really work with you and made custom boards for you that work....
5'10
5'11
6'3
7'6

The last one for my bi annual pilgrimage home to the land of the lefts...Peru!!!

Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: perusrf] #1468991
09/12/13 10:01 PM
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Whoa. Love the hanging weight rocker adjuster!
I love seeing innovation in progress.
That is the way it should be done.
Innovation not imitation.
Keep it up Maurice!

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Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: perusrf] #1468992
09/12/13 11:43 PM
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Maurice's is a freakin legend...He has built me a 4 board quiver and it has been great surfing and working with him to dial me into the perfect boards at Trestles this past two month....!!! Reminded me of the old days when your shaper really work with you and made custom boards for you that work....
5'10
5'11
6'3
7'6

The last one for my bi annual pilgrimage home to the land of the lefts...Peru!!!




Very jealous. MC is all time. Emailed him about putting 5 fin boxes on a Pro-tow I'm very far away from ordering (only saw 3 finners on his site, etc.) and he got right back to me> "Of course, thruster for hacks, quad for barrels!".


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Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: PabloCruz] #1468993
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He told me he is coming back in January...I am addicted to the deep concave!!!

Re: Maurice Cole Just Surfboards [Re: Greg Griffin] #1468994
09/13/13 06:02 AM
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Fin systems: likened to the suspension and tyres of the motor racing world, fin systems are critical to a magic surfboard. Fins are an often overlooked factor of the modern surfboard, and with each board created MC incorporates the best fully adjustable fin setup available.




Fin systems are more like the inner tubes of a bicycle wheel. If they do what they're supposed to, there's no problem, and they don't particularly matter.

Fins, on the other hand, very much are like the suspension and tires.

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