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10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... #784588
01/24/06 02:02 PM
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Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: rickythomas] #784589
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I'd hang on to that one.

I'd need to put an addition on my house to get the space for that monster, but I wouldn't let it go. Skip isn't getting on younger.

Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: GWS] #784590
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A good friend of mine has one headed to Moonlight as we speak.
TFAD - If you've got any pics, put 'em up!
--B

Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: rickythomas] #784591
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Nice board.

I had a 10' 7" made a few months ago. How do you like that fin set-up?

Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: Kennedy] #784592
01/25/06 12:40 AM
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thing is a beast wow, but tough beatin a skip


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Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: Kennedy] #784593
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Kennedy,
I like the fin set-up. I've had the board out in overhead reef breaks. It screams. You go soooo fast, but you turn soooo slow. I think in bigger surf the side-bites really help, but probably don't have much of an effect in the tiny stuff, the board being so heavy and all.

Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: rickythomas] #784594
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Hey Rick:

Yeah, his shapes are built to go fast down the line. Ive got a fish-simmons thats just unreal. Anyway, I had been having the hardest time getting the magic set-up for my eagle in 3-4 ft beachbreak. I tried the side bites with a 7.5 Frye True Amesfelt stiff. I tried it without the sidebites, and it was betterbut whats working for me the best is a 6.5 Bonzer fin with the sidebites. Seems faster and easier to turn. We used a Clark super-green with a double-con in the tail, so it's easier for me to pull those airs.

Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: rickythomas] #784595
01/25/06 09:51 AM
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Was that board for sale at one point in time during the fall???
I thought I remeber seeing that board on Swaylocks...

All and all the Board is from the Man and looks mint.....

Lucky Bastard


I'm back...Sort of...


Its nothing that 6' and a Rounded pin can't fix.
Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: bandini] #784596
01/25/06 07:47 PM
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A good friend of mine has one headed to Moonlight as we speak.
TFAD - If you've got any pics, put 'em up!
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What up "B"!
I know who that's for! Would love to see some pictures if possible
-"E"

Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: Kennedy] #784597
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Kennedy,
hey thanks for the tip, I'll try that 6.5" Bonzer fin. The board has never been what I'd call loose...hehe.

Re: 10'6" Skip Frye "Eagle"... [Re: Basswave] #784598
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Nah, Basswave, I got it from skip about five years ago. Just walked in, talked with him and Donna, went down and picked up my blank from Mitch's, took it back to his shop. That was it. Sure wished I'd gotten two...

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didn't catch what you were saying the first time...yea double-cons for them thar airs

Re: double concaves... [Re: rickythomas] #784600
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That board is beautiful- it looks like PSG did something right for a change. What does that 6.5 in bonzer fin look like?

Re: double concaves... [Re: marinero] #784601
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I totally agree I was very bummed with my exsperance with PSG and KG. Although they are still nice boards there was literally a problem with all 3 boards I have recived from them.

Now to sound positve a bit and not be a donwner this morning. Moonlight has been great with my one time exsperance and with the other people that I know that has gone through them as well.

Intresting with the double concave on that board.
I would have thought that you would go with Straight Vee instead. Hmmm.......Now I see the reason for the side bites.

Intresting...Very cool.


I'm back...Sort of...


Its nothing that 6' and a Rounded pin can't fix.
Re: double concaves... [Re: Basswave] #784602
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You're right, Mr. Thomas, we should keep it positive.So here's a negative story with a positive ending: All my PSG glassed boards (all Larry Mabile's shapes) have delaminated, and the paper thin glassing has been atrocious at the local reefs, not too mention the almost nine months I had to wait for my last board from Larmo. At first, they had shaped the wrong board, and then, since I was at sea, they sold it. When I finally came back and went up there to sort it out, Larmo took me in to talk and watch him shape what I had orginally wanted. It made my day, and put some stoke into my heart as well. I was so happy watching him shape, and filming and taking notes, I learned a lot. He was so smooth, so fast, so precise. I love the way his boards work, and he was such a gentleman to me. It really made up for the glitch.

Apropos glass jobs- not too long ago I had the opportunity to watch Skip Frye shape a surfboard. Among other things I asked him what differences he saw in the Walker foam- he mentioned that the foam soaked up a lot of resin while glassing, and that his airbrushed boards, both Clarks and Walkers, had issue with the delaminations- the airbrush had effectively sealed the pores, said he, and only had his boards resin tinted. I never got to ask TFAD about that, since I am sure he and Pinliner could write a book on the subject. I also saw Frye shape the concaves into a 10 6 eagle- before he did it, he smiled, looked up, and said "Now we're gonna put the double barrel carb on this thing!" It was really something to see. Anyway, thanks for posting the pictures of that beautiful board. It looks special.

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