Tomo MPH

BryanLamb

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But i have surfed it in peaky, good, barrelling waves and it has a hard time staying in the barrell...i remember stalling, changing foot positioning, and dragging both arms in order to get a cover up , but its inherent speed made it hard. Also, i find that surfing in the pocket is definitely a bit of a challenge too. And, for me the pumping that is require in traditional hpsb quads/tri's allows me to get into the rhythm and feel out the energy of a wave, which is a good thing...not just blazing fast speed.
no disrespect winwin, but I couldn't disagree anymore with this.

I feel the exact opposite. My quad Raptor is my go to board when my beach break is peaky and starting to throw a bit. I've found that you have to slightly alter your surfing to get it to work and instead of surfing it like you would a standard shortboard, you have to take into consideration the "slingshot effect" that it has and dial it back a bit. but it's a GREAT tube-riding board imo.

As for the pocket, I think it likes the pocket too. Flowing right into it and you just use the speed to get the most out of it. Works for me at least. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/shrug.gif" alt="" />
 

Woke AF

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But i have surfed it in peaky, good, barrelling waves and it has a hard time staying in the barrell...i remember stalling, changing foot positioning, and dragging both arms in order to get a cover up , but its inherent speed made it hard. Also, i find that surfing in the pocket is definitely a bit of a challenge too. And, for me the pumping that is require in traditional hpsb quads/tri's allows me to get into the rhythm and feel out the energy of a wave, which is a good thing...not just blazing fast speed.
no disrespect winwin, but I couldn't disagree anymore with this.

I feel the exact opposite. My quad Raptor is my go to board when my beach break is peaky and starting to throw a bit. I've found that you have to slightly alter your surfing to get it to work and instead of surfing it like you would a standard shortboard, you have to take into consideration the "slingshot effect" that it has and dial it back a bit. but it's a GREAT tube-riding board imo.

As for the pocket, I think it likes the pocket too. Flowing right into it and you just use the speed to get the most out of it. Works for me at least. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/shrug.gif" alt="" />
maybe this is an archer issue or type of wave or the tomo model or how DT foiled the board...
all these generalities...need to be taken lightly. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
how about they work <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
 

BryanLamb

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Agreed 100%. It works, hands down - and with a ton less volume than I would expect too.

Just to clarify - I wasn't insinuating anything with winwin - I was just talking about board design. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Doubt it's an archer issue there. Different strokes for different folks - people ride all kinds of boards in all kinds of conditions and it varies surfer to surfer. It's all good. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
 

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my vector quad eats the pocket for breakfast lunch AND dinner,anything headhigh and under and its just electric.
sucky beach wedges or down the line mushies, it's all good.
cant wait to shed some winter rubber and really try and do the board justice.
 

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Great shots mate! Cheers.
That angle of the board where the wedge disappears is interesting..like its not there.
I am assuming the shots blow out the volume in the tail but it looks a little more significant than a standard shortboard tail volume?
Also, the concave depth looks subtle (correct me if I am wrong). Would you say the rocker contributes the most to the 'early' get in?
Thanks again.
 

nickpheous

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the board has quite a bit of thickness in the tail. picture a shortboard with 4" of the tail cut off. that v channel gives you a bit more control like you would get if it was a split tail. i assume the tail thickness in combination with the rocker/single concave give it that early entry/easy wave catching. but what do i know <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/shrug.gif" alt="" /> very thin in the nose but thickness in the middle to the tail.

<img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
 

EntropyFletch

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I just picked up a used 5'8" x 18" x 2 1/8" Raptor quad. I usually surf a 6'1" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" HPSB. My first session was at well overhead, stormy but bowly Rincon. First wave went from rivermouth to freeway sign.

First impressions, this thing is tiny! Kinda hard to paddle but there is hidden volume there so I don't float too low in the water when sitting on it. As JP from SurfySurfy told me you have to ride it like you're hyper. Always moving. It seems to work well in more hollow, bowly, solid waves. Doesn't work well at all for me in smaller, slower waves...not a groveler.

Still not sure if I like it yet, need to ride it more often in bowly waves before I make a determination either way.
 

VaB

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I'm having a hard time picking one also. to those that have them, looking back would you pick the twin or the thruster? pure speed favors twin but does the thruster add a better combo of speed and control?
 

nickpheous

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i'm going to get a nano or psyko tri very soon but the v3's effortless speed along with this boards low end to high end range is so hard to beat. i haven't tried a tri fin tomo yet but i want one for an upcoming surf trip where the waves have more juice. otherwise for socal waves the v3 pretty much covers it


First impressions, this thing is tiny! Kinda hard to paddle but there is hidden volume there so I don't float too low in the water when sitting on it. As JP from SurfySurfy told me you have to ride it like you're hyper. Always moving. It seems to work well in more hollow, bowly, solid waves. Doesn't work well at all for me in smaller, slower waves...not a groveler.

doesn't sound like my board at all. mine paddles pretty good, well great for the dims. this one can be surfed aggressively or you can literally just stand there (like surfing a hull) and it cruises. dt actually told me to just stand there on the first few waves to get a feel for how little the board needs to be pushed for speed. grovels insane and i really like this board in good waves. the only drawback was the first 2 sessions in punchy stormy/choppy waves it was really squirrely but you just have to get used to the smaller board. if i could have that session again now it would be a different story

not saying mine is better than the raptor. just giving you a comparision. i have no doubt that the raptor is all about hp surfing in GOOD (hollow, bowly, solid) waves <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
 

VaB

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i'm going to get a nano or psyko tri very soon but the v3's effortless speed along with this boards low end to high end range is so hard to beat. i haven't tried a tri fin tomo yet but i want one for an upcoming surf trip where the waves have more juice. otherwise for socal waves the v3 pretty much covers it
thanks, do you think the thruster will have less "low end?" and more or equal "High end?"
 

nickpheous

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thanks, do you think the thruster will have less "low end?" and more or equal "High end?" [/quote]


yes, less on the low end and more control at the high end. talking more about the psyko in that regard




 
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I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/shrug.gif" alt="" />
I was pretty much just riding a twin keel fish before I got my V3. I got it to have something to ride when the surf is better, but I took it out on a knee high, onshore day, and haven't picked up my fish since. The board goes fast on pretty much anything, is really predictable, and I can fit in a lot more turns than I could with the fish. I also couldn't believe how easy it is to get into waves on this board. I'm 5'8 and over 185, the Tomo is 5'7" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8", and I'm catching waves at a much higher % than I was on my fish (or my old 5'8" Biscuit). Even on good days the surf is pretty bad here, but so far the MPH has just been a lot more fun to ride.
 

deox21

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I'll repost my question from another thread...

Those who have Tomos... are they replacing your normal boards? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/shrug.gif" alt="" />
I was pretty much just riding a twin keel fish before I got my V3. I got it to have something to ride when the surf is better, but I took it out on a knee high, onshore day, and haven't picked up my fish since. The board goes fast on pretty much anything, is really predictable, and I can fit in a lot more turns than I could with the fish. I also couldn't believe how easy it is to get into waves on this board. I'm 5'8 and over 185, the Tomo is 5'7" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8", and I'm catching waves at a much higher % than I was on my fish (or my old 5'8" Biscuit). Even on good days the surf is pretty bad here, but so far the MPH has just been a lot more fun to ride.
+1

Took advantage of the Christmas time special Daniel had and got a 5'8 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/4 Nano. At 6 '2, 206lbs I was suprised at how easy I can catch waves with the board. This board is more responsive than any other board I have ever owned. If you haven't ridden a Tomo surfboard, you need to. They look sick and ride insane.