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  1. J

    Help me choose shred sticks

    That's probably why I like it—haha! I have no skin in this game. My 5' 9" Secret Menu works very well. It is kind of vanilla, but I think that makes it work so well. The Stamps Flare was great from day one, and I say the same about the 5' 9" VBSM. I have other Album boards that I don't feel turn...
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    Help me choose shred sticks

    That's quite a range to cover with two boards... I have a 6' 2"x19.25"x2.5" Ledge that goes pretty well; I prefer it for a few spots. I recognize the design characteristics, though a fun board, can be limiting at times. My 6' 0"x19"x2.48" roundtail VBSM (thruster) is more versatile than the...
  3. J

    Album Surfboards

    All of mine have a round tail. I forgot to mention that because of its shape, you can almost stand anywhere on it. However, when you get your foot back over the fins and with its speed, the board really lights up in a manner that I haven't experienced with any other board. I actually think...
  4. J

    Album Surfboards

    Hey, they are fun boards, really fast, and because of their speed, they have a cool glide. They have very low rockers, so they will catch waves easily. You will definitely shoot you down the wave in bigger surf. Sometimes, I can feel the flatness when pushing sharper turns. They are the fastest...
  5. J

    Lovemachine FM

    FYI: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/spo/d/san-francisco-lovemachine-fm-66/7739875615.html
  6. J

    Varial RIP

    2.0 Pro
  7. J

    Varial RIP

    Yolo
  8. J

    Search Function sucks

    Use Google search like this site:forum.surfer.com minigun step up
  9. J

    Album Surfboards

    Opps word ordering - doing too much at work, Freewing is the thruster version of the Disorder. Edited and fixed.
  10. J

    Album Surfboards

    @Goofy_Footed 's disappearing message - haha - worst surf conditions for VSBM and Freewing I have surfed the VBSM in summer conditions in waist-chest wind swell and had a good time. I have also surfed in similar conditions with the Freewing, and less fun. The VBSM and Freewing have similar...
  11. J

    Album Surfboards

    I don't want to take away from Stamps, but I didn't jive with this board. It was pretty wide for its length, yet had a performance element to it with rails and lowish volume. It almost felt like it needed a better wave, and if the wave was better this wasn't the board I wanted to surf. I prefer...
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    Album Surfboards

    Bobby - it is a great board; it went well in Costa Rica when conditions warrantied it. It's his Nirvana model. His Wild Thing model is better for more DD conditions; chatting with him now about this.
  13. J

    Album Surfboards

    Paint it red and ship it to @ReForest - haha
  14. J

    Album Surfboards

    Last spring, I wanted to dial in my shortboard thruster. Like many of you, I wasn't considering Album for this type of board. I interacted with Stamps, got a nice mini quiver. He was absolutely great to deal with. The Stamps Flare remains one of the best small wave shortboards (will never get...
  15. J

    Album Surfboards

    Good question - I got rid of my Plasmic sometime ago. For what appeals to me, I prefer the End as it supports a narrower outline. I don't like paddling wide blunt boards around that much. The Plasmic is fairly wide. The End is closer to the Plasmic EAST being narrower. The 5' 6" End is...
  16. J

    Album Surfboards

    Haha - true, overstatment on my end, it wasn't a full quiver revamp - haha, more of shorter board revamp, regardless its not cheap. Luckily I got rid of a number of them before the used market dropped off. I hate selling stuff, and I prefer to sell to a friend at deal.
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    Album Surfboards

    Disorder - asym nose, and like it. There is some cool functionality to it that I appreciate (picture relative to the Bom Dia) I still have the BomDisaster; I like this board, no plans to get rid of it anytime soon. The waves have been really good for some time now, so I haven't surfed the...
  18. J

    Album Surfboards

    I updated the quiver over the last year… generally increasing length and thickness, less so in width. Anyway, here are a few thoughts on them. The 5’ 10”x19.25x2.38” Freewing is a favorite of mine. Though it can be fun in smaller waves, it excels with waves more push. It has more performance...
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    Album Surfboards

    Similarly, I have had more success on dims that differed from stock. Even the current Twinsman for sale on the website for Josh Kerr is different at 5'4" x 18.75" x 2.25" (27 Liters). My Twinsmans (all work great): 5'8"x18.9"x2.38" swallow , 5' 10"x18.5"x2.38" round pin, and 6'5"x18.6"X2.56"...
  20. J

    Tomo MPH

    thanks, so what did you order?