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Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2017, 05:37:45 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.




    That's Ricon and those surf like they are hulls. The taller dude with long hair is Ryan Lovelace. Totall Hullfinatic

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #16 on: April 23, 2017, 08:33:16 PM »
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  • Vbowls do not surf like hulls. Hulls have a lot of belly and are really hard to surf in beach break IMHO. I've surfed a a few vbowls in the 7' range in local waters and they are definitely a bit easier to swing around being the lack of volume in the nose. It's an interesting board, I can't front after riding one I believe the hype.

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #17 on: April 24, 2017, 11:48:09 AM »
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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.


    I'm so ready to cruise on my ultimate anti-hipster funshape/egg. i'm so over paddling like a crazy person on an even high-volumed shortboard to get into knee high waves so I can hop up and down three times and fall off.




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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #18 on: April 24, 2017, 12:57:54 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.
    I have an RC minime. 7'6". I was initially looking for more of a egg then a mini mal but am pleased with the performance of it. Its thick and has a lot of volume but turns real easily and paddles great. Not as much glide when paddling as a long board but will get you up to speed just the same. When the swell is right i can do the whole cork effect/no paddle drop in. Catches waves easier that way actually. Had a whole session this fall where every wave was either no paddle or only 2 or 3 paddles and up. No idea why it works so well on that board. Is it the board is it the length?

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #19 on: April 24, 2017, 06:49:05 PM »
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  • SD egg a la Mitsven, Mabile, et al.  Honey badger is nice.  Mitsven Magic is nice.  Larry Mayo makes great eggs.  Maybe a Lovelace Thick Lizzy? Those look great.  I'd go Mitsven or Mabile.  Oh and the Takayama Howard special mini.



    What length is mid-length, to you?

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #20 on: April 24, 2017, 08:57:13 PM »
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  • I went to a bunch of shops, did a lot of research online, got a good sense of the range, and then bought a pop out.

    In the end I liked the shape and weight the best.

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #21 on: April 24, 2017, 09:27:40 PM »
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  • I went to a bunch of shops, did a lot of research online, got a good sense of the range, and then bought a pop out.

    In the end I liked the shape and weight the best.
    Pix and dims or it never happened. On a side note I rode my 8' catch surf log the past two sessions and it's amazing! Fun does not have to always equal boutique handcrafted expensive.


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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 09:43:35 PM »
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  • Tell me about it...full on giggles riding my foamie on Sunday #teamwavestorm
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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #23 on: April 24, 2017, 11:43:21 PM »
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  • Got a 7'6" Torq mod fun.

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #24 on: April 25, 2017, 06:04:01 AM »
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  • Got a 7'6" Torq mod fun.

    Looks fun to me. And you probably have funds leftover to use on something else.


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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #25 on: April 25, 2017, 08:43:31 AM »
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  • Yeah, it was a third the price of some of the boards I looked at and should do the trick.
    « Last Edit: April 25, 2017, 01:20:26 PM by The Lone Surfer »

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #26 on: April 25, 2017, 12:32:29 PM »
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  • .....paddling like a crazy person on an even high-volumed shortboard to get into knee high waves so I can hop up and down three times and fall off.



    Sadly, you have just summed up a vast portion of my surfing "career" here in NY/NJ.  :-\ ::)


    Looks like waves tomorrow, though. Let's see if I remember how to do this...and if I choose wisely and pick a board that allows me to surf without paddling like a crazy person.  ::) ::)


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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #27 on: April 25, 2017, 01:21:16 PM »
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  • Thanks, SC.


    I think that phrase describes 90% of peoples surf careers around here. Tomorrow we should not need midlengths, except for those who surf them on everything.

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #28 on: April 27, 2017, 05:17:59 PM »
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  • I just wanted to let you peeps know that I really like surfing.

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    Re: Midlengths, performance vs. cruise?
    « Reply #29 on: April 27, 2017, 05:18:10 PM »
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  • Especially alone.