Submitted by caml on Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:06
Discussion about the
"Desert Storm" shaped by Wayne Webster
Ridden and designed by the "Camel"
hahahaha, same with my edge from nose to tail deep concave MC Protow.
fucking love the way that board feels like on a ribbed overhead point wave.
I was thinking of my old Protow as i wrote that, FR. Similar type of board in that they are both highly refined, with no features to make them forgiving or easy to surf. All hard edges, radically folied etc. Nick C said his Protow was "toey", as I remember it. Not a bad way to describe it.
Ironically, my Reef Swallow had been sitting unridden in my garage for 6 months. I was tense - mentally and physically - felt that I couldn't paddle or surf, and the board was mildly intimidating.
Finally surfed it for four glorious days of pumping swell, and it lifted my game like crazy. Forever grateful.
Don't be afraid of High Performance :-)
I've got a 6'5" Prowtow and once the surf gets overhead and has a bit of oomph to it, it comes into its own. Taking the high speed high-line is a joy.
I'm not good at articulating how the different design features work, all I do know that on this particular stick all those features come together and I'm riding something special.
ps- i have to admit, it's not a particularly forgiving board. You gotta hit that sweet spot.
Just spent a very very hungover couple of hours reading every post in this thread. Got to be one of swellnets best.
Anyone want a 8’2 DS with glass on single fin?https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gilston/surfing/8ft-2-single-fin-surfboa...
22 1/2 wide ?
6'4 x 193/4 x 23/4 Desert Storm- 38 litres only ridden a handfull of times
Facey marketplace Ballina area
whats the link for that one Udo?
Facebook marketplace Ballina area
Never request links from udo, you didn’t know that yet?
I purchased a stock Desert Storm (6’7’’x20x3) about two months ago. It is one of the most sensible boards I have ever owner. As has already been described it is immensely reliable and functional. The vee encourages the surfer to tap into the power points along the wave and make adjustments accordingly. It feels like it smooths everything out. Best of all The board does not feel sticky in top part of the wave and allows the rider to traverse a more horizontal line into the next section. I believe the planning surfaces of the panel vee allow the board to run rather than relying on heavy rider input.
I am interested in extending the hard edge in the rail to about 1/3 the boards total length. If Camel has played around with this much I would be very interested to hear his take.
Much appreciation to both Wayne Webster and Camel for developing such a fantastic board and being so generous with their information.
A custom DS a tad wider through the nosehttps://www.picuki.com/media/2404115965368291920
eBay 7’6” shipping possible $650
So I bought an as new 6'10 DS back in early April here in Vicco. Was waiting for a solid reef day to debut it, but it was a lacklustre winter here without the usual bigger swells and then lockdown hit so have been confined to Melbourne and surrounds.
I knew there'd be a chance of a small bay wave today, and I went down to the closest spot (not as exposed as some). First surf for close to two months. It was about knee high on the bombs. Not how I planned on christening the board, but good fun all the same after being out of the water so long!
Bnkref cleansed none the less, good one ......
Webby having a sale of 2nd hand boards inc some small DSs.
Wait till they hit (literally) the wave pools!!!!???? Yiiiipes!!!
Go goofer!!!!??? Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiipes!!!
Hey all, just looking for a bit of an update on what fins everyone is using? Glass ? honeycomb? Alpha? I am about to pull the trigger on a board and obviously I'll have a chat with the shaper on his thoughts but just wondering what is working for guys riding them. Also curious about volume differences....I am looking at the 6'10 or 7'0 and the there are two standard dimensions each with 5 litres difference...how different will 5 litres make this model feel in the water?
Kook, I'd go slimmer on the shorter DSs. My 6'10 is 19 3/4 x 3" (43L), and I'd rather have 2L less than more.
Re fins, I've been using FCS2 Accelerator fronts and small Shapers rear. Went really well.
But then I bought a set of Captain Fins McCallum quads. All 4 fins the same size (4") and all flat foil. Best yet, by far.
They come in both FCS and Futures. (Do yourself a favour and take some 180grit paper to the tips - they're very sharp)
Yeah that's the board I was looking at IB. My everyday boards are around 36-38L though ( i am 93kg) so i might be better off going the next one which is 48L just for that extra bit of foam? I always give the fins a rub too for safety
Ebay 7'6" relisted - $620...no bids as yethttps://www.ebay.com.au/itm/webster-76-excellent-condition/203120731576?...
Relisted - starting @ $580https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/webster-76-excellent-condition/203127741636?...
Fcs 1 plugs?
No - Fusion.
Not familiar with Fusion. I'll check them out.
But it says Fcs on the ebay description and if you zoom in on the plugs they say fcs on them..
Fcs fusion is made for fcs one fins but made in the peanut style inserts like fcs two.
Less likely to pop out than fcs one plugs.
Ahh thanks for clearing that up ld
It’s the same guy blowin bought his desert storm off so might be able to get contact details off him and skip eBay fees.
I’ve bought fins off him before but must’ve deleted the text conversation.
Thanks ld but I'm not in the market for a new one at the moment, nice looking stick though
7.6 DS on ebay didnt sell
im hearing you may get it for same price or a touch more than your 7.0 blowin.
I.B. some new foam travelled across the ditch
is one of these yours ?https://www.picuki.com/media/2420998847906964701