Recent content by oeste858

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    *** Official 2020 Community Surf Journal ***

    Good to know. Swell was missing the reefs at high tide so I made a rare journey to the pier. 10am- still pretty packed with dudes (maybe college kids?). Some fun swell, finally!, and got a few rights off the pilings which were mostly: race a couple sections, a check turn, and bash the lip on the...
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    *** Official Fin Thread ***

    If those are the same template as the recent FCS version, I was intrigued. What kind of boards are you planning to use them in?
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    Tomo MPH

    Sure seems like most of these threads are parodies now. Maybe it's all been said already
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    Christenson Lane Splitter

    Sooo average. Did not make the Lane Splitter look fun, which needs a better/cleaner wave. More comfortable on the Ocean Racer, where the planing hull did more of the work for him.
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    Deepest Reaches "Pizza Box"

    Well, it looks real nice. I didn't realize you could do the heatgun trick with PU/PE boards.
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    7'6" Mini Longboard

    just don't call it a midlength!
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    Tomo MPH

    5'9 or maybe 10
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    What OTR surfboard should I buy? WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!

    LOL. +1 on lost Maybe a minisim? Pretty different sensation than most boards. Fun to break things up. Mollusk may have some stock ones. XTR stock section? https://epoxysurfboards.com/product-category/xtr-stock-surfboards/ Maybe 6'0 Ghost or 6'0 Phantom Not sure how big you are, but you liked...
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    Tomo MPH

    Well, in my thought experiment, I was thinking about it vs. a midlength, so really maybe at least a foot over your height. I know you're shorter, but not that small! Only a couple-few inches too big and you will experience that getting hung up in the lip, at times. Ask me how I know... LOL RK is...
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    Laying rail

    Man, Pancho was a great power surfer. Other personal faves: Simon, Carroll, Margo, Egan, Occy/Rocky, Munga, Sunny, Parko, AI, Bourez...and anyone who ripped at Sunset or big J-Bay. Didn't like Kong's hand jive, but dude had raw power.
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    *** Official 2020 Community Surf Journal ***

    lunchtime blown-out micro knee-high waves at the local longboard break on the mini glider. Managed to find a couple peaks with just 3 softtop nerds so caught 15 waves in 25 min. At least I got some exercise. Felt lots of little squishy wrigglers underfoot on the sand bottom, saw a couple small...
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    Tomo MPH

    LOL. I guess I thought of Omni first with the round tail as most similar to a typical midlength outline. I think I also remember FW actually provided one to a Wired writer in SF as a learner board for an article- which I thought was odd at the time. It was a bit tongue-in-cheek, since I know...
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    Tomo MPH

    @Havoc Was thinking about this in the water the other day... I know you make fun of the oversized Tomos as for kooks, but is a 6'6 Tomo really worse than all these 7' midlengths that are all over nowadays? I'd probably have more fun on a 7' Omni than the new CI mid. Honestly, the planing hull...
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    *** Official 2020 Community Surf Journal ***

    midday, pretty high tide, side/onshore wind and knee-waist high at a local reef. Only 3 other people out, so that tells you how poor conditions were. 8' mini glider made a meal of the chunky mushburgers on offer. The glide is real... Can't imagine the speed on an 11 footer. Pretty easy pickings...
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    Who else has convinced themselves they need a new board during this Covid-19 downtime?

    That is such a bummer. After 30+ years surfing, I've had my first 2 boards shipped this year and was so relieved both came w/o a scratch. Talk to Stretch first. If it was insured properly, he (or the carrier) should reimburse for the ding repair & color match.