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Tufflite---
« on: July 25, 2005, 01:02:44 PM »
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  • Man, I'm just seeing more and more of these. The surf shops are like 50/50 out here-a lot of long and hosrtboards going tufflite. I'm getting very curious, all my buddies that ride them have only good things to say---this may be my next purchase.

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #1 on: July 25, 2005, 02:23:28 PM »
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  • Bad idea...


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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #2 on: July 25, 2005, 02:35:52 PM »
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  • I thought it was too-but I'm not going to say it's a bad idea until I take one out...I hread they are great for anything to head-high, but not beyond that. Heard they float well, and really give some snap...I'm curious. I have some buddies that are just killing it on these things...

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #3 on: July 25, 2005, 02:52:36 PM »
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  • you could try your friends and see if you like it
    and maybe if you like it, but just want it a little different, you know, a narrower tail, or a fuller rail, or something, then you can, uh, you can, well, i guess you can see if they make them the way you want and sell them somewhere

    but if you're interested, why not give one a spin before buying?

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #4 on: July 25, 2005, 03:00:00 PM »
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  • got a SC barney board 5'11....I love it, at first it was weird  but know I ggot it wired...sick board, great winter shortboard...alot of float....try it.  if u come ot ther or you back here,  I'll let you try it.

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #5 on: August 17, 2005, 08:46:01 PM »
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  • Epoxy is a good thing.  EPS sucks. Closed or open. They both suck.  Too light.  But thats just my prefferance/opinion.  Some people love 'em, some hate 'em.
    You have to ride one to decide whats good for you.

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #6 on: August 19, 2005, 03:12:30 PM »
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  • I really like them. Not as a steady diet, but I surf my McCoy Nugget epoxy regularly and haven't had a bad session yet.
    The stiffness can make these boards real responsive. I've surfed it in overhead waves and it handled fine but much bigger than that? I dunno.

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #7 on: August 19, 2005, 05:12:28 PM »
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  • Do it VL.
    Do it
    Do it.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

    happy

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #8 on: August 26, 2005, 11:33:53 AM »
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  • on the car ride home from the movie last night, jake mentioned a legitimate concern with epoxy. impossible to get into waves in winds over 10KTs. light board gets caught up in the wind. i'm neither for nor against, having little experience with epoxy, but his point seemed very interesting.

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #9 on: August 26, 2005, 03:42:49 PM »
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  • corrections... in offshores over 10 kts...

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #10 on: August 26, 2005, 06:10:07 PM »
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  • on the car ride home from the movie last night, jake mentioned a legitimate concern with epoxy. impossible to get into waves in winds over 10KTs. light board gets caught up in the wind. i'm neither for nor against, having little experience with epoxy, but his point seemed very interesting.

    I don't know, man.  I have only poly boards, but a couple of them are glassed very light and they're easily as light as the epoxies I've hefted.  Maybe that wind thing would be true for logs, but I have a hard time believing that it would be a noticeable diff. on a chip.

    Do your parents know you were in a car with Jake?

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #11 on: August 26, 2005, 06:51:03 PM »
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  • There is a BIG differance in density and weight.  Get on one w/ a stiff offshore and you'll know.

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #12 on: August 27, 2005, 01:44:31 AM »
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  • get a custom epoxy, and get it glassed heavy.  that'll make up the weight, and also make it bulletproof.  did i mention epoxy strengthens with age?

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #13 on: August 27, 2005, 01:47:13 PM »
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  • get a custom epoxy, and get it glassed heavy.  that'll make up the weight, and also make it bulletproof.  did i mention epoxy strengthens with age?

    My buddy had a Point Blanks Patagonia (hand layed epoxy) that weighed a TON.  That thing was a freaking boston wailer disguised as a shortboard.  I think it was glassed so you could hide behind it in a firefight.  Eventually, he bailed on a wave and the center fin came down and sliced his foot in half between his toes.  In Nico.  He had to ride a long way through the jungle in the back of a pickup truck to the hospital where they sewed it back together. 

    I'll stick with a light board, thank you very much...

    happy

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    Re: Tufflite---
    « Reply #14 on: August 27, 2005, 03:22:49 PM »
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  • Do your parents know you were in a car with Jake?

    i made him sit in the way-back. he barked the whole way home, especially when sandshark pressed ham on her kia's window.
    bleh.