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Fowler Stoker V-Machine
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:37:54 PM »
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  • Anybody ever ride one?  Pretty compelling. 

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 08:24:14 PM »
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  • A lotta MTK heads and a few guys around here. If you are a cruisy kinda , high volume surfer they for the bill it appears to me although they make stubby ones , the majority of guys I see on them are on the 6'6-7'6 range

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 09:24:39 PM »
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  • Yeah, lots of info on Swaylocks too.  Just curious if anyone has firsthand experience.  Why doesn't someone have a business where they rent demo boards for all the shapes I want to try?  Not cool.  And if you steal my idea, I get 10 free tries of my choice.





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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 11:05:43 AM »
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  • Have one on order 6'4" Winter Foil..Should have within a week or so and will let you know.

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 12:35:54 PM »
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  • I rode a 6'6'' SVM for a while. Recently sold it. They are fun boards, easy to surf with really smooth rail to rail transitions for such a wide tide and a thruster set up. heavy V bottoms feel really good sometimes. I think the Fowlers go particularly well for bigger guys who like to have their back foot in front of the fins, and drive turns from there. [size=78%]be sure to get some large fins to make that thing work properly.[/size]

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 01:33:06 PM »
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  • Went with a fin upgrade to get some extra rake...Future Solus..


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    Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 02:51:17 PM »
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  • Tom Selleck was killing it midtown a few  weeks ago on one. Mollusk crowd loves them.

    Why don't I have one yet?

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 03:47:28 PM »
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  • Never heard of these things. They look pretty rad and like they're designed to suit my style of surfing (e.g. no style).

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 04:20:11 PM »
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  • Tom Selleck was killing it midtown a few  weeks ago on one. Mollusk crowd loves them.

    Why don't I have one yet?


    That mustache is Bruce Fowler's rep in NY. Ask him or contact Bruce directly if you're interested in a board. Fowler's email is [email protected] .


    Fowler is making these small chunky SVMs now that are in the 5'6'' range that look like they could be really fun in our waves.

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 04:28:36 PM »
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  • I found this in a 1980 Surfing Mag last week. Bruce Fowler in an OP ad.
    I sent it to Bruce. His reply..."Thanks Rick.......... yup, shorts were SHORT in those days! lol..."

    A little perspective on his experience. 32 years ago he was featured in Surfing Magazine as "Shaper - Bruce Fowler"


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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 04:42:36 PM »
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  • I found this in a 1980 Surfing Mag last week. Bruce Fowler in an OP ad.
    I sent it to Bruce. His reply..."Thanks Rick.......... yup, shorts were SHORT in those days! lol..."

    A little perspective on his experience. 32 years ago he was featured in Surfing Magazine as "Shaper - Bruce Fowler"





    Nice find Rick! Lets go for a surf together soon!!

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 04:52:18 PM »
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  • I found this in a 1980 Surfing Mag last week. Bruce Fowler in an OP ad.
    I sent it to Bruce. His reply..."Thanks Rick.......... yup, shorts were SHORT in those days! lol..."

    A little perspective on his experience. 32 years ago he was featured in Surfing Magazine as "Shaper - Bruce Fowler"





    Nice find Rick! Lets go for a surf together soon!!


    Yeah man. We'll need to triangulate!

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 05:02:15 PM »
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  • Thanks for the info, everyone.  I think I may be in.  The smaller one is called the Mini-max, btw.

    Harry, sounds like you and I have similar "style."



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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 05:12:56 PM »
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  • I found this in a 1980 Surfing Mag last week. Bruce Fowler in an OP ad.
    I sent it to Bruce. His reply..."Thanks Rick.......... yup, shorts were SHORT in those days! lol..."

    A little perspective on his experience. 32 years ago he was featured in Surfing Magazine as "Shaper - Bruce Fowler"




    Hey Malwitz, I met your buddy Kerry a few weeks ago on my block in Prospect Heights, when I was (poorly) fixing up an old Liddle.  He told me to check out your boards, which look really, really sweet.  Nice work.

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    Re: Fowler Stoker V-Machine
    « Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 04:50:06 PM »
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  • I found this in a 1980 Surfing Mag last week. Bruce Fowler in an OP ad.
    I sent it to Bruce. His reply..."Thanks Rick.......... yup, shorts were SHORT in those days! lol..."

    A little perspective on his experience. 32 years ago he was featured in Surfing Magazine as "Shaper - Bruce Fowler"




    Hey Malwitz, I met your buddy Kerry a few weeks ago on my block in Prospect Heights, when I was (poorly) fixing up an old Liddle.  He told me to check out your boards, which look really, really sweet.  Nice work.


    Thank you. NM!