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Title: Tufflite---
Post by: VenturaLocal on July 25, 2005, 01:02:44 PM
Man, I'm just seeing more and more of these. The surf shops are like 50/50 out here-a lot of long and hosrtboards going tufflite. I'm getting very curious, all my buddies that ride them have only good things to say---this may be my next purchase.
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: nydubstar on July 25, 2005, 02:23:28 PM
Bad idea...

Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: VenturaLocal on July 25, 2005, 02:35:52 PM
I thought it was too-but I'm not going to say it's a bad idea until I take one out...I hread they are great for anything to head-high, but not beyond that. Heard they float well, and really give some snap...I'm curious. I have some buddies that are just killing it on these things...
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: Random Guy on July 25, 2005, 02:52:36 PM
you could try your friends and see if you like it
and maybe if you like it, but just want it a little different, you know, a narrower tail, or a fuller rail, or something, then you can, uh, you can, well, i guess you can see if they make them the way you want and sell them somewhere

but if you're interested, why not give one a spin before buying?
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: frroK on July 25, 2005, 03:00:00 PM
got a SC barney board 5'11....I love it, at first it was weird  but know I ggot it wired...sick board, great winter shortboard...alot of float....try it.  if u come ot ther or you back here,  I'll let you try it.
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: TIM.........The Enchanter on August 17, 2005, 08:46:01 PM
Epoxy is a good thing.  EPS sucks. Closed or open. They both suck.  Too light.  But thats just my prefferance/opinion.  Some people love 'em, some hate 'em.
You have to ride one to decide whats good for you.
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: waialuasurfa on August 19, 2005, 03:12:30 PM
I really like them. Not as a steady diet, but I surf my McCoy Nugget epoxy regularly and haven't had a bad session yet.
The stiffness can make these boards real responsive. I've surfed it in overhead waves and it handled fine but much bigger than that? I dunno.
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: Crackie Onassis on August 19, 2005, 05:12:28 PM
Do it VL.
Do it
Do it.
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: happy on August 26, 2005, 11:33:53 AM
on the car ride home from the movie last night, jake mentioned a legitimate concern with epoxy. impossible to get into waves in winds over 10KTs. light board gets caught up in the wind. i'm neither for nor against, having little experience with epoxy, but his point seemed very interesting.
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: Jake on August 26, 2005, 03:42:49 PM
corrections... in offshores over 10 kts...
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: sir_schadenfreude on August 26, 2005, 06:10:07 PM
on the car ride home from the movie last night, jake mentioned a legitimate concern with epoxy. impossible to get into waves in winds over 10KTs. light board gets caught up in the wind. i'm neither for nor against, having little experience with epoxy, but his point seemed very interesting.

I don't know, man.  I have only poly boards, but a couple of them are glassed very light and they're easily as light as the epoxies I've hefted.  Maybe that wind thing would be true for logs, but I have a hard time believing that it would be a noticeable diff. on a chip.

Do your parents know you were in a car with Jake?
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: TIM.........The Enchanter on August 26, 2005, 06:51:03 PM
There is a BIG differance in density and weight.  Get on one w/ a stiff offshore and you'll know.
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: surfnli on August 27, 2005, 01:44:31 AM
get a custom epoxy, and get it glassed heavy.  that'll make up the weight, and also make it bulletproof.  did i mention epoxy strengthens with age?
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: sir_schadenfreude on August 27, 2005, 01:47:13 PM
get a custom epoxy, and get it glassed heavy.  that'll make up the weight, and also make it bulletproof.  did i mention epoxy strengthens with age?

My buddy had a Point Blanks Patagonia (hand layed epoxy) that weighed a TON.  That thing was a freaking boston wailer disguised as a shortboard.  I think it was glassed so you could hide behind it in a firefight.  Eventually, he bailed on a wave and the center fin came down and sliced his foot in half between his toes.  In Nico.  He had to ride a long way through the jungle in the back of a pickup truck to the hospital where they sewed it back together. 

I'll stick with a light board, thank you very much...
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: happy on August 27, 2005, 03:22:49 PM
Do your parents know you were in a car with Jake?

i made him sit in the way-back. he barked the whole way home, especially when sandshark pressed ham on her kia's window.
bleh.
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: Jake on August 27, 2005, 07:59:46 PM
that would b called sitting family dog...
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: surfnli on August 28, 2005, 10:23:48 PM
get a custom epoxy, and get it glassed heavy.  that'll make up the weight, and also make it bulletproof.  did i mention epoxy strengthens with age?

My buddy had a Point Blanks Patagonia (hand layed epoxy) that weighed a TON.  That thing was a freaking boston wailer disguised as a shortboard.  I think it was glassed so you could hide behind it in a firefight.  Eventually, he bailed on a wave and the center fin came down and sliced his foot in half between his toes.  In Nico.  He had to ride a long way through the jungle in the back of a pickup truck to the hospital where they sewed it back together. 

I'll stick with a light board, thank you very much...

what was the glass on it?  a heavily glassed epoxy is still a very light board.  you should be able to go 6x6 and 6 epoxy and have it lighter than a 4x4 and 4 pu/pe same shape blank etc.
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: frroK on August 29, 2005, 12:52:15 PM
impossible to get into waves in winds over 10KTs. light board gets caught up in the wind.

NOT TRUE...I REPEAT NOT TRUE>>>  Just becaus eyou have one bad sesh on an epoxy doesn mean that they suck in offshores....I rode my barney in howling 20knot offshores and eas getting waves in the box from jetty to jetty...its fvcking bullshiot...all chips are light...wtf?
Title: Re: Tufflite---
Post by: tufflite on September 12, 2005, 01:04:20 AM
great boards, I got a 6-0 flyer that I ride in once the swell picks up...like next weekend.  Anyway, def. get one Ventura Local, you'll love how fast they are and how light they are.