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Offline Mark E

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Eggs (Finished pics)
« on: April 08, 2013, 05:12:08 PM »
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  • What's the deal with mid-length eggs? Who on here rides one? I know they are very popular in San Diego but how do they go on the east coast?



    « Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 11:49:48 AM by Mark E »
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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 05:33:20 PM »
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  • my friend has a 6'0 santa cruz pumpkin seed:
    http://www.nhsfunfactory.com/item/44941266/santacruz/6-0-Pumpkin-Seed

    i kind of think of it as a shorty egg for me (165lb). i've ridden it a couple times and thought it was amazing. catch a wave like a funboard, but once you get a couple pumps, it drove down the line and was responsive like a shorty.
    think it, feel it, do it

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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 07:55:19 PM »
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  • If  shaped well (ie not blobby railed, lame rockered funboards) eggs can be super versatile and great east coast boards.
    Just got a new 6'6 e wing, bonzer5 egg custom from Malcolm Campbell...thing is bad ass....!
    « Last Edit: April 09, 2013, 12:15:32 AM by money4coffeeman »

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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 07:58:22 PM »
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  • The egg....the meaning of life....
    "Live like you're dying."

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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 08:40:47 PM »
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  • Nice pull Ed

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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 08:58:05 PM »
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  • My dad had Chris Birch shape him the most beautiful board/egg ever. Green 7'6 that I semi took over. You can turn it like a short board yet it still gets into waves early like a log. Really want to take it out on a good day but haven't had the chance yet. They are definitely crazy versatile. Have ridden it from tiny ankle biters to chest high punchy wedges out east.



    My favorite pipe footage is Joel Tudor on an egg at huge pipeline. I doon't have the time to look for it but its awesome.

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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 09:10:44 PM »
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  • I am thinking it has to be over 7'0" before it has the get in early thing going for it. I have ridden oversized shortboards and not had any fun at all.
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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 10:38:39 PM »
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  • Mark E - over 7' seems huge? (as comparison, the orange Velzy egg Uncle & I sometimes have out is 6'8 -- even at Uncle's size he says he can walk around on it -- gets in plenty early --  try it anytime - bug us!)
    the A is a small price to pay

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    Eggs
    « Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 11:06:21 PM »
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  • I like the idea of an egg but get too enamored with the curves of a hull instead. I had a 7'2 Fineline egg that didn't work for me. Before I say anything critical let me state that its a beautiful board. Beautiful foil, smart rocker. I templated it before I sold it.

    That being said, it felt like in typical beach break east coast waves it needed to be 22+ inches wide and a tad bit shorter for me to handle that foil + I felt like it wasn't long enough to get in nice and early, and too long to fit in most of the waves I rode it in.

    IMHO, mid length eggs excel in waves that are a little longer. Below 7' makes sense and above 8' does as well.

    I've been toying with the idea of a nice stubby in the 6'8 range or possibly in the 6'4 range so I'm curious about what you decide on, Mark.

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    Eggs
    « Reply #9 on: April 08, 2013, 11:10:27 PM »
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  • What's the deal with mid-length eggs? Who on here rides one? I know they are very popular in San Diego but how do they go on the east coast?

    They make a lot of sense in SD.

    I'm scared of them because I'm spending the last few months in the 30's trying to cultivate my inner shredder. Egg to me equals middle age. And I'm getting there. Hence, toying with the idea again.

    NOOOOOO!!!!

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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 06:29:00 AM »
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  • new egg porn..............
    6'6 and shredable.
    smaller still, in the low 6 foot and high 5 foot range you start to get into incredible shredable egg realms.
    malcolm campbell and gary hanel come to mind for super shready eggs

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    Eggs
    « Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 06:59:21 AM »
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  • I have a 6'2" chris birch quad egg that i bought on a whim.  I've only taken it out on super small clean days, but someday i need to try it on real waves..

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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 08:14:34 AM »
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  • My go to and favorite board ever is my Takayama egg (6'6 or 6'8? can't remember).  Super cheater board good in just about any conditions here.  Catches waves and noserides like a longboard, but so maneuverable.  I have more fun riding this than anything else I can think of.
    look around, look around, look around. all around, all around, all around

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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 10:15:55 AM »
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  • I loved my 7'6" Bonzer 5 egg. Great board for all kinds of waves.  I'm not a great gauge for board size, though.

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    Re: Eggs
    « Reply #14 on: April 09, 2013, 11:28:49 AM »
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  • Mark E - over 7' seems huge? (as comparison, the orange Velzy egg Uncle & I sometimes have out is 6'8 -- even at Uncle's size he says he can walk around on it -- gets in plenty early --  try it anytime - bug us!)


    Hmmm, might take you up on that. I am a little confused, I used to have a 6'9"long fish but I stopped riding it once I transitioned to shortboards. It was a lot of fun to ride but I felt like it didn't get in all that early and was a bitch to get under the whitewater if I got caught inside.


    Trying to find a hole in my quiver so I have an excuse to make another board. I have a bunch of redwood that I think will make nice skins.
    "Take care of your knees, you'll miss them when they are gone"