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#2907064 - 01/31/19 09:26 PM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: jkb]
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Originally Posted By: jkb
Hopefully I figured it out how to make this play.

Caught a fun one on the GMM2 the other day.

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ripping.
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#2907070 - 01/31/19 09:44 PM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: VaB]
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Good one, jkb.

Deforest, that hydroshort looks very good under your feet based on the pictures you're posting. Seems like a keeper.

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#2907087 - 01/31/19 11:15 PM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: obslop]
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Originally Posted By: Oceanslide
Originally Posted By: deforest
Dam JKB! shocked Those are some clean turns! That first bottom turn into that turn is insane!





Check out this little turn I got on the Hydroshort yesterday.


For reference, I'm pretty sure deforest surfed the same general area I did yesterday as I saw him pull up before I paddled out.
The waves seriously sucked, even on a longboard, so for him to generate enough speed on anything
coming in to throw that bucket is noteworthy.
It was pretty crappy. I got lucky on this wave.

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#2907088 - 01/31/19 11:16 PM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: J_D_J]
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Originally Posted By: J_D_J
Good one, jkb.

Deforest, that hydroshort looks very good under your feet based on the pictures you're posting. Seems like a keeper.
its definitely a keeper. Took a little adjusting from the Cymatic but its sick!!

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#2907093 - 01/31/19 11:34 PM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: VaB]
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was tuesday now that i think of it; really small. same two dudes out the back were out there.
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#2907111 - 02/01/19 12:36 AM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: obslop]
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Originally Posted By: obslop
was tuesday now that i think of it; really small. same two dudes out the back were out there.
yes. Same two dudes on long boards were at the same spot Tuesday and Wednesday. This wave was a left I picked off one of those guys. He went right and I took the left.

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#2907125 - 02/01/19 01:48 AM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: deforest]
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Originally Posted By: deforest
Loving the Hydroshort. It has a wider tail and feels shorter, like the wide point is center. The squash felt like the wide point was forward. Both awesome boards, but the pintail turns on a dime if you get on the tail.


Love that tail. Kind of like a wider Omni tail. I had an Omni and the tail was amazing (tight arcs and hold) but I have big feet so overall it was too narrow. HS could be worth looking into. BTW is yours a HS standard or wide?
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#2911399 - 02/10/19 08:00 AM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: VaB]
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Sorry Zee I think my Hydroshort is a wide version. smile

Hey JKB (or anyone that has ridden an El-Tomo), what are your thoughts on the El-Tomo as a quad instead of just a dual fin? I remember we discussed the dual fin not really providing enough fin to push from on a bottom turn. You think adding rear trailer fins would help?

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#2911672 - 02/10/19 06:15 PM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: VaB]
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Question: Isn't the El Tomo a twin & wide version of a V4, made for more grovelly (is this a real word?) waves?
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#2911913 - 02/11/19 12:56 PM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: deforest]
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Originally Posted By: deforest
Sorry Zee I think my Hydroshort is a wide version. smile

Hey JKB (or anyone that has ridden an El-Tomo), what are your thoughts on the El-Tomo as a quad instead of just a dual fin? I remember we discussed the dual fin not really providing enough fin to push from on a bottom turn. You think adding rear trailer fins would help?


I saw that XTR was offering El Tomo's with a quad set-up as well.

I think I'd probably like it better that way but I'm not really a quad guy either, unless it's barreling.

Sounds intriguing though.
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#2911917 - 02/11/19 01:02 PM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: sh3]
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Originally Posted By: sh3
Question: Isn't the El Tomo a twin & wide version of a V4, made for more grovelly (is this a real word?) waves?


This is my understanding. The El Tomo definitely has a lower entry rocker than the V4 and the outline obviously has some adjustments to it, but I still didn't like it in smaller, grovelly conditions. It definitely likes some push and I felt it worked best in chest high waves and up.
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#2912030 - 02/11/19 03:04 PM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: jkb]
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I was intrigued by the El Tomo when it was released, but everything I read/heard made it sound like not a very versatile design and as you describe... only really for certain days at certain spots. And I have other boards I can ride for those conditions. So I resisted the urge. I get the impression that it was perhaps meant to be one of those FirewireJapan-only limited releases, but maybe it was too niche for even that.

I'm still waiting to hear some feedback on an OB1 and how close it surfs to a Cymatic.

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#2912255 - 02/12/19 12:16 AM Re: Tomo MPH [Re: Oeste858]
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Originally Posted By: jkb
Originally Posted By: deforest
Sorry Zee I think my Hydroshort is a wide version. smile

Hey JKB (or anyone that has ridden an El-Tomo), what are your thoughts on the El-Tomo as a quad instead of just a dual fin? I remember we discussed the dual fin not really providing enough fin to push from on a bottom turn. You think adding rear trailer fins would help?


I saw that XTR was offering El Tomo's with a quad set-up as well.

I think I'd probably like it better that way but I'm not really a quad guy either, unless it's barreling.

Sounds intriguing though.
Yeah, I remember you saying how you like that center fin to push off of.

I love quads so I was curious as to your thoughts! I think its a faster setup than a thruster and is a little more loose (although thrusters can loosen up a board as well but in a different way). I thought making the El Tomo as a quad was a great idea. It actually makes me want to revisit that board now. I had your teal el Tomo at the harbor on a mushy day with the Akila Aipa fins and it went incredibly well. It felt really fast and pivoty on flat faced waves. But if you wanted to do a really sharp turn you had to use a lot of rail or the board would slide out. I think a quad set up might solve that problem.

Originally Posted By: Oeste858


I'm still waiting to hear some feedback on an OB1 and how close it surfs to a Cymatic.

OB1 is my next board for sure!!! Maybe a couple months and Ill have some feedback on that one! I personally think its the Vader reborn with channels and a new nose!!

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