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udo started the topic in Saturday, 13 Mar 2021 at 3:07pm
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Jono Sunday, 9 May 2021 at 7:02pm
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udo Sunday, 9 May 2021 at 7:28pm
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Jono Sunday, 9 May 2021 at 8:51pm

udo wrote: Shit yeh ....nice cutty

Surfed with him up here a couple of months ago. Ripping, and mellow attitude too.
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simba Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 6:21am

levi jones.......certainly out there but boy his craftsmanship is net level

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=858728624995313&set=pcb.858729438328565

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udo Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 7:20am
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Supafreak Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 8:01am

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Supafreak Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 9:00am

Luxury cab 617-B5-BC2-DC17-49-A9-9-E3-D-2-CF1-F8-F64999

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Jono Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 6:51pm
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udo Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 8:18pm

9'0 Hit the Road Twinfin
Cant wait to see footage of this being surfed at Outside corner

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Jono Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 11:43am

Another angle of matahi's bomb. Easy take off.

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Island Bay Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 3:56pm

Unbelievable

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Blowin Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 4:05pm

Thing is, the slow motion and athleticism of the surfer actually do make it look easy. All you gotta do is air drop those few feet, before landing like a cat at the base of two stories of murderous swell, then spear a straight line through the bowels of watery hell and into the relative safety of the channel. How hard can it be?

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Island Bay Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 5:24pm

Yeah, in my dreams...

But for all those almost upside down takeoffs at Teahupoo, I really love when someone sneaks in early to one there like it's nothing.

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udo Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 5:59pm
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Island Bay Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 6:27pm

On my strike list soon:

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goofyfoot Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 7:30pm

As good as it looks IB?

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Robwilliams Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 7:53pm

committed

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Robwilliams Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 7:55pm

committed matahi

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Island Bay Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 3:51am

@goofyfoot

Haven't surfed it yet, but have observed in real life and seen video. Very very good on its day.

Moving to the area soon, and will report back.

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udo Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 8:19am
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udo Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 12:09pm

Well surfed - on a 6'6 midlength Twin

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Island Bay Friday, 14 May 2021 at 4:52am

More Desert Point mastery from Bruno Santos:

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udo Saturday, 15 May 2021 at 6:43pm
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stunet Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 7:11am

He's a master is ol' Mitchell, and in most, perhaps all, aspects of board building. Turns the 'jack of all' cliche on its head.

Doesn't seek the limelight either. Reckon if he was in the US he'd be considered in the very highest echelon of board builders and commanding near five figure prices for his boards. Instead he's simply plugging away up there in the backwoods of Urunga.

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Blowin Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 8:15am

Too true. Ive got a set of his switch blade ( switch knife?) fins and I’d be lost without them. Better get a back up set...

Stu - Care to name a shaper commanding five figures for a custom board? The mind boggles at that kind of self belief/ justified skill / audacity.

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udo Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 8:18am

They are CNC machined i think / but done locally
A nice fin eh ?

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velocityjohnno Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 3:26pm

Yes agree, the difference is noticeable. Now the cat's out of the bag I'd better do this as well ASAP. Been surfing 3 decades now and I just haven't seen a time where a swap saw an increased performance until these and it was like night and day, same board. More joy is FCS1 tabs, so the legendary peanut can be used so take-that flex killing big modern fin boxes...

How to describe? There's a right locally with slabs of rock underwater that kind of 'platform' the wave and sometimes they lead to shut downs in front of you at speed. Watching my son, the bottom turns were noticeably quicker, more speed was held through the turn too, and the stall point of the board seemed removed - so a section with about 15m of white water that would normally catch him, he did the bottom turn and foam climbed 3 times - very quickly - and made the unmakeable. Backhand, it goes vert and holds the speed and again, if pushed to where it would stall, keeps going. And this was on fins for my weight - his weight is the next size down! Imagine...

So yeah I'd better get an order in, will include a 2+1 for my retro self. Shhhhh, no more posts on this yet haha

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udo Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 5:01pm
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udo Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 5:05pm
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Island Bay Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 6:29pm

How much are Outer Islands? Basic Indo board, no bells and whistles.

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udo Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at 3:26pm

Barton you fucking Wanker - just chasing more $$$

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Blowin Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at 3:40pm

So what’s the go with Sharkbanz? I can only imagine they might function as some kind of tourniquet if you slid it high up on the stump of your severed limb.

Oh wait....is Barton suggesting that Shark Banz repel sharks? Lol.

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Fliplid Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at 5:12pm

Well, the study has been done. Control board with no shark deterrent bitten 96% of the time. With Sharkbanz attached 94%, so technically he might be legit in saying they deter sharks

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6120439/

But then again, “Neither the SharkBanz bracelet nor leash affected the behaviour of white sharks or reduced the percentage of baits taken.”

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udo Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at 5:19pm

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udo Friday, 21 May 2021 at 11:31am
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Supafreak Friday, 21 May 2021 at 7:18pm

Don’t know how he’s achieved this photo. 879-A41-A8-1-B8-F-4-F79-8-AE3-5-B08-AB7-E0-D93

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goofyfoot Friday, 21 May 2021 at 7:32pm

Wow how’s the water clarity in that. Epic photo

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Blowin Saturday, 22 May 2021 at 4:23am

Water looks too deep for that wave to break?

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udo Saturday, 22 May 2021 at 5:33pm
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udo Saturday, 22 May 2021 at 11:07pm
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udo Sunday, 23 May 2021 at 9:54pm
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stunet Monday, 24 May 2021 at 11:32am

Pic by Steve Cooney:

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udo Monday, 24 May 2021 at 1:19pm
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udo Monday, 24 May 2021 at 4:53pm

Another tube from the life of Bruninho........christ he's good

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batfink Monday, 24 May 2021 at 5:50pm

Such a great page this one. Phenomenal stuff.

I tried to call in on Mitchell Rae’s place in Urunga a few years ago, would dearly love to check out what was there. Unfortunately I think it was a public holiday and no one was around. Bummer

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udo Monday, 24 May 2021 at 7:01pm
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udo Monday, 24 May 2021 at 7:15pm