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Offline Crackie Onassis

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« on: January 09, 2013, 08:09:18 PM »
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  • First, I have one and might take it with me on vacation so this is not an I hate hulls thread.

    At what point do hulls stop working? All of the videos I see of hull riding surfers on Youtube are in lined up waist to chest surf.

    Am I stupid for bringing a hull on vacation if I know it's going to be 4-6ft+?

    I am not Michael Peterson, and neither are you.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 08:47:44 PM »
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  • Where are you going? I think wave shape will have allot to do with it.


    I have one that works in the 4-6 range . . . I will tell you that above that the tail will slide out . . . hold is an issue in bigger critical surf! Luckily, my board is set up for little stabilizer fins . . . they make all the difference when it comes to hold in better surf. If it's not your only board, I would bring it!
    It has to start somewhere...
    It has to start somehow...
    What better place than here...
    What better time than now...

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 08:56:46 PM »
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  • 4 to 6+? I'd leave that experiment home.
    it's 6AM, have you seen a donkey?

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 09:20:26 PM »
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  • Brought my 8' PHD Hot Gen http://store.mollusksurfshop.com/collections/surfboards/products/80-putnum-hilbers-hot-generation to PR just b4 Thanksgiving and surfed Jobos, Surfer's Beach, Wilderness and Domes.  Largest waves were about chest to occasional head high on sets.  You will spin out if you try to drop hard fast into a bottom turn off the tail.  You won't spin out if you quick trim high and then drive the bottom off the rail!  Then let go and enjoy the ride!  8)

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 10:34:26 PM »
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  • I'm with oldskool. If you have a typical hull, the tail will probably be sliding out when you try to turn on anything over head high. However, at 4-6+, you have a good chance of the wave being the perfect size for a hull. A nice chest high wedge? Definitely bring it with you.

    If your fins aren't glassed on, you can also try bringing a set of larger fins. I feel a noticeable difference in hold on wider tailed boards when I beef up the skegs.

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 10:59:30 PM »
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  • I know what you got..bring it.
    ..Whore it to death then sell the corpse on Craigslist... (used to be Ebay but eff Ebay and Paypal)

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 07:43:13 AM »
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  • 4-6 ft and slopey light winds and clean ... Why not
    4-6 ft and square .... I think not .
    Which leads me to my simple theory of :
    Curvy rockered boards for curvy faced waves
    Flatter rockered boards for flatter faced waves .
    All things being equal a good surfer can shoe horn any board into any conditions within reason but for greatest success I stick to the above formula
    « Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 07:47:43 AM by Dorado »

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 07:56:01 AM »
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  • North Swell hitting Barbados next week. Thinking hull but I'd hate to be wrong.

    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 08:03:24 AM »
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  • Which hull ? Pescado? Bojo? Other Anderson ? .
    I don't know much about where you surf in Barbados , but when in Doubt I'd go with a neutral board rather than an extreme design .
    In other words not too curvy not too rolled or flat . And all things being equal I not in greatest paddling shape the one that will help you catch the most waves ... But all things you know .
    If surfing Freights any of those hully types I imagine work a point break tends to allow itself to that . However if its an open ocean reef set up like Soup bowls I'd opt for the one that hangs good in a steep bowl ( a board rockered with curve to match the curve Of the bowl

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    Hulls
    « Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 09:42:22 AM »
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  • I have to state this... I wish I was going to Barbados to go surfing. I also wish I had a hull in my quiver for those days when the waves are good but I just don't have the extra umph to try to bring out my inner shredder.

    Bring it if your board bag can fit it. You will have fun.

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #10 on: January 10, 2013, 09:43:53 AM »
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  • It wont be you only board though right?
    ..Whore it to death then sell the corpse on Craigslist... (used to be Ebay but eff Ebay and Paypal)

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #11 on: January 10, 2013, 09:54:30 AM »
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  • Jet Blue charges per-board, so yes, one board.
     
    Pescado or SD2. Decisions . . .
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #12 on: January 10, 2013, 11:02:18 AM »
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  • When I think of hulls i picture something in the 7-8' range with a single fin set pretty forward.  If your taking about a pescado with a thruster set up, it will probably be fine, or potentially could be amazing.  I could be wrong but I don't remember the rails of that board being anywhere near a pinched-hull-extreme. 

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #13 on: January 10, 2013, 01:03:03 PM »
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  • One board? Go with what you know works. That SD2 is a solid all- rounder
    It's no better to be safe than sorry....

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    Re: Hulls
    « Reply #14 on: January 10, 2013, 01:28:36 PM »
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  • What type of surf will you be riding ? Soft slopey facey or spinning tubing waves ?