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Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
« on: April 19, 2017, 11:54:52 AM »
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  • I'm really interested​ in getting a midlength, but know very little about them. I definitely want something to get me into gutless waves, but can I have that and also turn the thing?

    I'm thinking something around 48-50 liters.

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 02:28:02 PM »
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  • yup u can and I have the board for you. 7'4" speed egg. tri fin. if interested let me know. ive been using mid lengths as part of my quiver for over 30 years. I always bring one on a surf trip as well.
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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 03:51:13 PM »
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  • What board do you have?


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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 05:00:17 PM »
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  • look on our buy and sell . its a speed egg made by freespirit. its like new and and ill throw in a leash and sock. its on the bottom half of page 2.
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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 05:11:46 PM »
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  • got it. Looks really nice, but I vowed never to ride lockbox again. I know i'm shallow, but I have my ways.

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 06:22:40 PM »
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  • ok. ill give you a good price. and maybe another set of fins.
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    Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 06:45:43 PM »
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  • There has to be something in here you might like. Seems like a lot of mid lengths. (Not my ad).
    https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/spo/6095200804.html


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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 07:55:39 PM »
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  • There has to be something in here you might like. Seems like a lot of mid lengths. (Not my ad).
    https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/spo/6095200804.html


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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 08:29:39 PM »
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  • Thanks. I saw those. Close, but I'm looking for a more standard egg.

    Doc, what are the other dims of that board?

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 08:37:37 PM »
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  • There has to be something in here you might like. Seems like a lot of mid lengths. (Not my ad).
    https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/spo/6095200804.html


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    If you put on 100lbs

    Yeah seemed like a weird array of boards but what do I know. Maybe a 7'10 pendoflex is a useful board to have. All my boards are sub 5'10 so


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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 09:14:48 AM »
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  • What's your budget? I have a new 7'4" single fin egg, volan cloth with tail and deck patches and a 4 finger overlap. It's coke bottle green. I might be able to part with it.
    « Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 05:16:12 PM by surfdoc »
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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 09:22:25 AM »
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  • Or a new 7' bonzer.
    « Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 05:15:55 PM by surfdoc »
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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 03:06:17 PM »
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  • I'm looking on the performance end, and light, like an RC TMM, thruster or 5 box. That bonzer is pretty interesting. Who makes those boards? What are the dims of the bonzer? Oh, and not looking to really spend a lot, maybe $400-$450 tops. In the grand scheme of things, probably not a board i'm going to be riding that much.

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #13 on: April 23, 2017, 02:24:06 PM »
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  • I don't think you can expect to surf a mid length the way you surf a shortboard. better to embrace the midlengthyness and move your feet around.







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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #14 on: April 23, 2017, 05:34:42 PM »
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  • Mabile honey badger looks sick