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Bonzer
« on: July 20, 2005, 01:04:47 AM »
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  • Stumbled upon this article. Has the whole behind the scenes history of it. Kinda interesting.
    http://www.honoluluweekly.com/archives/coverstory%201999/6-16-99%20Boards/6-16-99%20Boards.html


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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #2 on: July 20, 2005, 08:23:50 AM »
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  • sent my deposit in a little while ago :)

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #3 on: July 20, 2005, 05:48:57 PM »
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  • NICE!  what are you getting?

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #4 on: July 20, 2005, 07:48:21 PM »
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  • i want one...

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #5 on: July 20, 2005, 10:31:07 PM »
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  • whats the diffrence between a 5'10 performance round tail with a tri fin set up and the same board with a bonzer fin set up? ive always wondered this. the bonzers never really appealed to me until lately.

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #6 on: July 21, 2005, 11:11:02 AM »
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  • http://www.bonzer5.com

    eaton no comparison

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #7 on: July 21, 2005, 12:16:16 PM »
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  • Those Bonzers look tempting.  I have a 5'11" almost 20" wide, Proctor Single Twin that I picked up from a very cool guy that used to post on the older, old board which I use with a widowmaker setup sometimes (7" or 6" center and FCS GL sides.  Do you think that a five fin Bonzer of similiar size would be a much different feel from that setup - more of a jet propulsion through the back due to bottom contour???   I actually would be looking for a five fin bonzer just below 7 feet or so (maybe a 6'9" mini or speed eggish shape) I could use it more frequently.  What do you think about a bonzer that size (compared to a single fin or tri) for local usage - and what size center fin would you use on it along with the 4 sides to keep it fast and reasonably loose? 
    « Last Edit: July 21, 2005, 01:29:00 PM by HydroGlide »

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #8 on: July 21, 2005, 03:16:41 PM »
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  • you'd be better served asking on nysurf

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #9 on: July 22, 2005, 02:59:38 AM »
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  • yo man what did you order?  dims, etc?

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #10 on: July 22, 2005, 09:02:56 AM »
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  • you'd be better served asking on nysurf
    You are probably right but then I would feel obligated to buy a T shirt for the service.  I have always been comfortable with my no T shirt, no shoes, no service path through life it, helps you to get better at self service.  I'm not really trying to join a club or get advice from some teenage faux gang banger who finishes a statement with "holla" - just looking to kill some work time with like minded people - just pacing the cage until it swings open and I can get back to what I really want to do, but it may be time to glide on back to my pre-internet path again.

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #11 on: July 22, 2005, 10:46:51 AM »
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  • Strange reply...

    I think he meant there are already several bonzer threads open over there, plus numerous ones in the archive, not to mention that money4coffeemicks posts over there and he has extensive bonzer experience.  ::)

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #12 on: July 22, 2005, 11:30:01 AM »
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  • Strange reply...

    Agreed - I can be cryptic sometimes.  I was referring to my perceived transfer of a not-for-profit surf website into a for-profit website on the other site (selling T shirts).  I'm aware of the threads over there on Bonzers but I just wanted to try to start a little more of the technical talk over here, where I perceive the site to be a little less for profit oriented (for now?). The pre-internet comment was more a reflection of my old time NY mentality when we just surfed for fun and checked by sight without too much discussion.  But unlike some of my friends, I'm flexible, trying to catch on to this internet exchange of ideas and information with "locals" from all over the world.  I now have more time and money now that the kids are a little older (and amazingly I stayed in good enough shape) to experiment with different kinds of boards so I appreciate the sharing of experience from experienced guys like  Micks and Dub before I make a buy.  It's just that I have a hard time watching the commercialization of surfing, especially as a fashion (ala white teenage suburbanites acting like they are from Compton) and I kind of cringe if I think my surf conversation may be getiing packaged and sold to internet advertisers - which is why I mentioned gliding back to my pre-internet days.  I know the generous people who put together these sites could use some reimbursement for cost and effort - personally, I would rather pay an annual fee than have these sites support more advertising bombardment of a bullshit fashion image.

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #13 on: July 22, 2005, 11:44:13 AM »
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  • do you mean the brooklyn surfer ad?

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    Re: Bonzer
    « Reply #14 on: July 22, 2005, 02:07:58 PM »
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  • Yes, from what I understand (and I have been known to be wrong in the past) that is the first ad, with more advertisers watching the site now, prior to deciding.  I can't blame the owner, it seems like he has done alot for free over the years (second hand info) and it is an attractive marketing platform but I have always used the NY ocean as an escape from NY society at large, surfing has been a balancing weight to all I have to do on land, and it has worked well for me. Even way before now, before job/wife/kids when I used to go out with a crew of guys, we didn't do much talking in the water but when we were back on land, life as we knew it resumed with all its verbal insanity.  I never have, and hopefully never will, feel that it could be in the same category with anything done on land including skating and snowboarding.  As ridiculous as it sounds, despite the crowds and the actionsports extreme hype, it is still a personal relationship between me and the ocean, which I never wanted to betray by trying to sell the experience, in any form.