***The Official Mid-Length Thread***

Northern_Shores

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The Blue Turd is even a professionally shapered board! Spider Murphy himself made it 22 years ago (has his signature on the bottom). The board is a full on banana with the center fin out of the water to the very tip!
 
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From the man himself regarding the new eGG shape RustySurfboards.com should be putting up on its site soon. Good Stuff! :shaka:


Rusty Preisendorfer said:
The eGG is something that comes deep from in my roots. I’ve have told this story, but it bears repeating.

My parents had moved to Oahu and I had already spent several months, multiple trips. At the time I was all about Gerry and RB. Down rail gunny things.

I got a job shaping at G+S in early ’72.

I didn’t have my own room, but they were so busy at the time that they had me come in the afternoons to do 4 or 5 boards. The bay I worked in was basically right next to Skip. What a great person! We became friends and I went through a period of everything Skip. Eggs, a quiver of 4oz fins, sanded hot coats, which were uncommon in those days. Skip’s Eggs had their own special vibe. Mine developed a different direction. A little more rocker, especially in the tail. My rails were lower.

This latest offering has some of those elements. More curve in the back third. A touch more in the nose but still low enough to ease the rider into waves earlier. The eGG is a little thinner than would be expected. Helps with the flex. The bottom starts with light release up front, very light vee through the mid, and a double con vee that peaks at about .2 deep in the sweet spot, 24 inches up.

Beginner or advanced, everyone should have a Fun board in their quiver, even if it’s your first custom board.

Built for pure fun.
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Northern_Shores

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Had some wild slides yesterday, but then my friend wanted to have a go at The Kraken.
I told him the board was nosedivey, and he wrestled the abomination to the ground!

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Second time in two months it has snapped. Gluing it back together now :)
 
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Havoc

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hey duus, any midlength traction padz out there?

dakien used to make a bigfoot traction pad that was dank

couldn't find any midlength frenly pads

usually need a flat traction pad with melloow kick and then piece together a longer length with a bongboard (dank) pad

can't find any bonboard padz in stock or any decently wide flat padz.
 
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hey duus, any midlength traction padz out there?

dakien used to make a bigfoot traction pad that was dank

couldn't find any midlength frenly pads

usually need a flat traction pad with melloow kick and then piece together a longer length with a bongboard (dank) pad

can't find any bonboard padz in stock or any decently wide flat padz.
erBB braintrust consensus is- no pads on mid lengths. :shameonyou:

 

sushipop

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hey duus, any midlength traction padz out there?

dakien used to make a bigfoot traction pad that was dank

couldn't find any midlength frenly pads

usually need a flat traction pad with melloow kick and then piece together a longer length with a bongboard (dank) pad

can't find any bonboard padz in stock or any decently wide flat padz.
 

rowjimmytour

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hey duus, any midlength traction padz out there?

dakien used to make a bigfoot traction pad that was dank

couldn't find any midlength frenly pads

usually need a flat traction pad with melloow kick and then piece together a longer length with a bongboard (dank) pad

can't find any bonboard padz in stock or any decently wide flat padz.
No flat I like leverage on back foot specially for twin but recently used a astro deck "barney" pad on midlength stinger twin.
 
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Maz

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I've got a Nautty, I fucking love the thing. It's got just enough rocker to make it useful but it's still fast and goes on the rails. I've got a 6'6'' and am even thinking about getting a 7.

What about your Peahi?

I've considered getting one. Do you think (know) that it would function OK in average surf, or is it so rockered/foiled out that it only works when it's juicy?

Tell me more about your Nautilus. Did you try a longer one? What's the low/hi end on them?

Cheers