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Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: surfy1476] #2915497
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Originally Posted By: surfy1476
Does anyone here use epoxy for a gun in the 7'6"-8'0" range?


All those stretches are EPS/Epoxy. They're very rideable but I generally do prefer Poly in big surf. Poly/Epoxy is my favorite.

Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: kool-aid] #2915629
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Originally Posted By: kool-aid
Originally Posted By: surfy1476
Does anyone here use epoxy for a gun in the 7'6"-8'0" range?


All those stretches are EPS/Epoxy. They're very rideable but I generally do prefer Poly in big surf. Poly/Epoxy is my favorite.


I think Im gonna try XTR for my next mid size gun, Ive never had an issue with it on step ups.

Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: CCKeith] #2916069
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epoxy and eps is fine in big waves, as long as the construction method deals with dampening the vibrating/chattering nature of eps.

Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: CCKeith] #2916105
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Quote from a Rusty Preisendorfer Insta post:

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@mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos in the winter of 05/06 I sourced some 3lb EPS for longer guns. They were much smoother and quieter in big surf than the 2lb EPS or pu. Much cleaner planer cuts as well. When I use 2lb for bigger boards I often put more cloth on the bottom.

Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: CCKeith] #2918154
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Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: CCKeith] #2918163
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That's it, kool-aid. Blocking you from now on :-/

Well done, young man. You are well and truly gunned up!

Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: Mr J] #2918167
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Anyone here been influenced by the trend to go shorter with their step ups?


Yes.

The problem I've found is they can be great when conditions are perfect...But throw a little onshore bump/chop in the there and they're like skipping stones.

I had the privilege of experiencing this firsthand a few months back when it went form glassy to windy and bumpy is some point surf in the 10ft range.


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A: Buy Pezman's mag and turn it into a piece of crap.
Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: kool-aid] #2918187
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Originally Posted By: kool-aid
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fook yes!

Dims and ride report on the smallest stretch please!

Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: toddo] #2918203
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fook yes!

Dims and ride report on the smallest stretch please!


That one is a 7'6 x 20 x 3.25 Comp Gun with a swallowtail.

It's a beast of a 7 footer. Paddles fast, is relatively short and maneuvers around big OB lineups with ease. I can kind of duck dive it too which is nice.

I ride this board when it's short period, hard to tell how big it is, or I want to be a little bit over-gunned. So far it's performed well in all those scenarios and it can handle itself in TOH waves in a slightly smaller package.

Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2918230
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: Mr J


Anyone here been influenced by the trend to go shorter with their step ups?


Yes.

The problem I've found is they can be great when conditions are perfect...But throw a little onshore bump/chop in the there and they're like skipping stones.

I had the privilege of experiencing this firsthand a few months back when it went form glassy to windy and bumpy is some point surf in the 10ft range.


Yes! That's exactly what happened to me a few weeks back - about head and a half high, open ocean beachbreak bumpy from a light onshore and stronger onshore overnight. I made the drop and then hit some sort of lump or small double up and got bounced straight off my board - too much lift on my 5' 6" Chilli HPSB - in waves like that I would previously have used my 5' 8" (or not gone out, it was looking rather ugly from the beach and no one else bothered).

It was the single concave generating too much lift in a little board, a double concave or some V or a rounded pin tail to lose some lift would have helped a bit. No matter what board I was on it was going to be a wild ride as were some of the other waves I made. A longer board would have added a bit of stability to that single concave design.

That's the second time its happened on that board, that was a frontside drop, the previous situation was a backside drop.

It is also harder to take off on a shorter board. However, going shorter is teaching me to sharpen up my takeoff technique and read the wave better. I'm also enjoying being on shorter in all conditions partly as it challenges the senses and helps me to stay fresh. I was taking off alright on that day of the second bounce out I described by making use of the way a onshore chop can add a little pocket of steepness at certain parts of the top of a forming wave - can get in earlier.

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