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Offline jammy

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thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
« on: October 11, 2014, 01:56:04 PM »
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  • Looking at a 5'6" on CL. Any opinions, especially from those who have surfed with me? I usually ride a 5'8" twin keel, which is a little big for me, but hey, I'm getting old, or a 6'4" anderson pescado (hull/fish thing that Crackie and I share. It's my log.) I've never ridden a bonzer.
    Wondering if it is a onefin board?
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/spo/4703983685.html

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 02:02:41 PM »
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  • It is and it sold. Nobody wanted the board, had it listed here all summer. Sorry.
    "paddleboarding is bullshlt, where's my wine" anonymous

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 02:06:35 PM »
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  • alrighty!
    NLITB

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #3 on: October 11, 2014, 02:51:44 PM »
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  • j Scott K has a bumblebee

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 07:08:10 AM »
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  • j Scott K has a bumblebee
    no he does not
    "paddleboarding is bullshlt, where's my wine" anonymous

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    thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 06:11:01 PM »
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  • j Scott K has a bumblebee
    no he does not

    Mia culpa, quiver policia. I thought he did. And it was pink. And blue. And 5'8ish. And...
    « Last Edit: October 12, 2014, 08:11:42 PM by Kyle »

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #6 on: October 12, 2014, 10:27:30 PM »
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  • He did
    It was too small for most situations
    I had it up for sale numerous times

    Overall they are fun
    Fast but I never really felt it was bronzerish...
    Weird yes but the wicked fast bronzer no.

    I'm beginning to find that short is short.
    But bottom concaves in short are everything
    10x more important than in a standard board.

    Personally knowing you
    I'm pretty sure a Simms style is your next board
    But get one with a real bottom concave
    Hull entry to concave that lifts and makes it paddle like a
    Longboard.

    Damn would have gladly traded for an aviso fish
    ..Whore it to death then sell the corpse on Craigslist... (used to be Ebay but eff Ebay and Paypal)

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 04:13:28 AM »
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  • For what its worth I've had a few, and most certainly felt the 5th gear effect on them. The smallest I had was  5'6 and I think that was a magic one. Had a larger one too (6'1) and it was too big and a little unwieldy for me with the wide tail.
    Now, Im pretty stoked on my 5'8 MB5. Kinda bumblebee like with a rounder nose and more pulled tail.

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #8 on: October 14, 2014, 11:56:26 PM »
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  • Those MB5's are sick.

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #9 on: October 15, 2014, 10:33:24 AM »
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  • j Scott K has a bumblebee
    no he does not

    Mia culpa, quiver policia. I thought he did. And it was pink. And blue. And 5'8ish. And...

    i think that's the same one that onefin has bought and sold god knows how many times. i hate that thing. it's so goddamn thick - it tried to kill me.

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #10 on: October 15, 2014, 12:29:57 PM »
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  • He did

    I'm beginning to find that short is short.
    But bottom concaves in short are everything
    10x more important than in a standard board.




    Yup short is short, you need to take off late, be strong and aggressive, not be surfing with a ton of longboarders who can roll in to the wave outside of you....some Mini Simmons boards do paddle well, like sawed off logs, and they surf like sawed off logs if you ask me, just not my taste in boards, though my 5'10" Bottom Feeder could be seen as a related design.   
    It's no better to be safe than sorry....

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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #11 on: October 15, 2014, 10:07:56 PM »
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  • with the exception of some volume, that bottom feeder has very little to do with the mini simmons design. ....the bottom contours, rails and tail width are from completely different planets
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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #12 on: October 16, 2014, 08:43:07 AM »
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  • with the exception of some volume, that bottom feeder has very little to do with the mini simmons design. ....the bottom contours, rails and tail width are from completely different planets


    I feel like the mini simmons craze gave board builders permission to make their regular shortboards with wider straighter outlines. Something that wouldn't have been acceptable in the past.
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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #13 on: October 16, 2014, 09:27:31 AM »
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  • More like the fish craze, which the mini simmons spawned from....

    with the exception of some volume, that bottom feeder has very little to do with the mini simmons design. ....the bottom contours, rails and tail width are from completely different planets


    I feel like the mini simmons craze gave board builders permission to make their regular shortboards with wider straighter outlines. Something that wouldn't have been acceptable in the past.
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    Re: thoughts on Bumblebee bonzers
    « Reply #14 on: October 16, 2014, 09:29:34 AM »
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