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racer1

Tom Curren status
Apr 16, 2014
12,980
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Someone grab this. I already inquired it’s glassed at Varial with infused epoxy and 35 liters. $750.

 

Aruka

Tom Curren status
Feb 23, 2010
12,267
23,498
113
PNW
Someone grab this. I already inquired it’s glassed at Varial with infused epoxy and 35 liters. $750.

I was/am tempted. The last thing I need is another stubby not-quite-grovel-board though...
 

oeste858

Phil Edwards status
Sep 11, 2017
7,101
17,662
113
San Diego, CA
I was/am tempted. The last thing I need is another stubby not-quite-grovel-board though...
same.
That quad placement is just how I prefer them (clustered out on the rail), and I would think they would work well with the "bronzer" lite channel.
That said, I don't think the swallow tail would be as good as the stock tail on the low end conditions. And I really don't want to paddle a 5'7 around in decent waves nowadays. If it was 5'9-5'10, I would've talked myself into it. :LOL::unsure:
 

Aruka

Tom Curren status
Feb 23, 2010
12,267
23,498
113
PNW
same.
That quad placement is just how I prefer them (clustered out on the rail), and I would think they would work well with the "bronzer" lite channel.
That said, I don't think the swallow tail would be as good as the stock tail on the low end conditions. And I really don't want to paddle a 5'7 around in decent waves nowadays. If it was 5'9-5'10, I would've talked myself into it. :LOL::unsure:
If that thing was 5-9 i would have swooped for sure. I think 5-8 is my lower limit now after my experience with my 5-7 Hydra. I liked that board a lot but the short length just had too much downside for my tall self.
 

oeste858

Phil Edwards status
Sep 11, 2017
7,101
17,662
113
San Diego, CA
If that thing was 5-9 i would have swooped for sure. I think 5-8 is my lower limit now after my experience with my 5-7 Hydra. I liked that board a lot but the short length just had too much downside for my tall self.
Bro, even my beloved 5’6 GMM2 feels tiny now. I might have to order a 5’8 GMM2 from XTR!
:LOL:
cc: @Goodfish
 

JDJ

Miki Dora status
Mar 1, 2014
4,891
5,194
113
The OC
If that thing was 5-9 i would have swooped for sure. I think 5-8 is my lower limit now after my experience with my 5-7 Hydra. I liked that board a lot but the short length just had too much downside for my tall self.
These designs seem to work well for shorter surfers and sometimes size up weird if you're over 6'0
 
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oeste858

Phil Edwards status
Sep 11, 2017
7,101
17,662
113
San Diego, CA
Have you seen ledbetter on a southeast wind swell?
Is that the Swamis of SB?

I’ve seen a few megafish out recently it’s been so small. My neighbor has a 10’ Deepest Reaches and he surfs it smooth & stylish but said it’s a bear to turn.
When’s one of you gonna sack up and snag that $2k Whaleshart for a ride report?