Desert Storm surfboard

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caml started the topic in Monday, 13 Jul 2015 at 2:06pm

Discussion about the
"Desert Storm" shaped by Wayne Webster
Ridden and designed by the "Camel"

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groundswell Friday, 19 Nov 2021 at 6:48am
seaslug wrote:

I'll be selling my 6'6 DS once I'm back down south, bit to my volume for me, keeping the 6'10 though :)

Show us some pics of your new Webster twinny!

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seaslug Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021 at 10:06pm

Ahh forgot groundswell, I'll put some up. Ordered some Britt Merrick’s new hand foiled fibre glass signature twin fin set from CIS in the states and had them shipped to my sister and then onto me, still waiting (on express priority international). Futures will be releasing them in Aust at some stage, Futures in USA have just released them.

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Island Bay Thursday, 23 Dec 2021 at 6:28am

Carload of fun

And a Xmas swell to play in

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udo Tuesday, 28 Dec 2021 at 12:26pm
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udo Sunday, 2 Jan 2022 at 3:54pm
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seaslug Sunday, 2 Jan 2022 at 5:53pm

Not really, FCS1 plugs and only set up as a thruster

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udo Sunday, 2 Jan 2022 at 6:20pm

Fusion plugs...and add 2 more
Whats replacement cost for an 8'6 DS $1100 + ?

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seaslug Sunday, 2 Jan 2022 at 8:29pm

Fusion ahh, yeh must be at least that

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lostdoggy Sunday, 2 Jan 2022 at 8:43pm

Only one leash plug too?

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quadzilla Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022 at 11:38am

Another leash plug and some extra FCS 2 plugs will get added.

Thanks for the heads up UDO.

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udo Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022 at 12:10pm

Good Buying- To Add 2 more Fusions and another Leggie plug
Around $30 as a DIY job..

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quadzilla Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022 at 12:38pm

Yes,i mostly do my own stuff with poly so just a matter of buying some gear.Have a few other jobs to do too.

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lostdoggy Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022 at 1:31pm

Can’t have quadzilla riding a thruster now, can we.

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quadzilla Friday, 7 Jan 2022 at 6:31am
lostdoggy wrote:

Can’t have quadzilla riding a thruster now, can we.

Ha Ha, I actually ride 1 ..2...3...4 fins at different times but the 3 is rarely a Trusta set up.The twin fin sides with a centre stabiliser is the closest I get unless the thruster fins are glass ons(mostly McCoys).

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udo Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022 at 4:45pm

Quadzilla- Did you buy the 8.6 DS ?

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moose68 Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022 at 7:11pm

Might be going to JBay in September this year
do i take my 38l 6'4 roundtail Pyzel Phantom or my 6'10" DS (45l) ?
Only want to drag one board around as we going to other places
Im 53 yrs old for context
Cheers

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lostdoggy Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022 at 7:45pm

Take the phantom and if you get an amazing swell then buy something second hand and suitable for it over there.

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zenagain Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022 at 7:46pm

I'd take the 6'10".

But that's just me.

Edit: I've never been to J-Bay but if the surf ramps up, you'll want the extra volume imo.

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etarip Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022 at 7:47pm

I’d take the DS. Better to be overgunned than under.

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022 at 8:11pm

6’10
Imagine if it’s 6-8ft and you can’t get in to them on the 6’3

In saying that just look at the forecast before you go and if it’s 3 ft every day then you won’t be needing the 6’10

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moose68 Wednesday, 12 Jan 2022 at 2:05pm

yes thanks lostdoggy, zenagain, etarip, goofyfoot
Its a question of correctly guessing the wave size I guess. Though i would love to let the DS loose at Supertubes on waves over 4-5 ft. If its performance on the sand points here is anything to go by.

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quadzilla Friday, 14 Jan 2022 at 3:55am
udo wrote:

Quadzilla- Did you buy the 8.6 DS ?

Yes, expecting it too arrive pretty soon.

Very much looking forward to feeling the litres underneath my 80kgs.

Ive been riding a "cruiser" 8/6 with plenty of litres, so jumping on the DS shouldn't be too much different.

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udo Friday, 14 Jan 2022 at 8:11am

I wondered because the Gtree Ad is still up.

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gsco Friday, 14 Jan 2022 at 8:32am

udo, I'd also enquired about the board a few week ago, and the owner said he gave priority to the above dude, so I let it be.

(I was clearly under-gunned on my 7'6" Rawson in the 4ft longboard waves at Nationals from Seth...)

But the owner contacted me on Wednesday this wk and said it wasn't sold so I can come and look at it, which I arranged to do today.

After seeing quadzilla's comment this morning, I checked with the owner but he said it still isn't sold and he will be waiting for me to look at it later today...

But it's looking a bit confusing now so I might pull out unless I can get some further clarification.

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udo Friday, 14 Jan 2022 at 9:12am

gsco...its yours go get it

I read it as Quadzy had paid for it in Full and was waiting for courier pick up or similiar ?

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gsco Friday, 14 Jan 2022 at 9:32am

some clarification from quadzilla would be good.

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gsco Friday, 14 Jan 2022 at 4:47pm

had a look and turns out the board is too thick and chunky for me anyway

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udo Friday, 14 Jan 2022 at 5:13pm

71 litres is Mega foam

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blackers Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 9:12am
udo wrote:

71 litres is Mega foam

I had a sailboard back in the 80's with that sort of volume (75L).

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goofyfoot Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 9:16am

What was 71 litres?

If you’re talking about the 6’10 ds doesn’t that say 41?

Edit… just saw the ad for the 8’6 further up

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udo Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 10:21am

8'6 DS now Sold
Webby also does an 8.6 DS @64
Pyzel Paddillac in similiar Dims = 64 lt

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peter.wiska Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 10:57pm
gsco wrote:

some clarification from quadzilla would be good.

The person selling the 8/6 has a job to do near my area.He was due to come down this weekend but Covid in his family prevented that.So I'm waiting to hear from him as to when he gets to my area.

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quadzilla Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 11:06pm
peter.wiska wrote:
gsco wrote:

some clarification from quadzilla would be good.

The person selling the 8/6 has a job to do near my area.He was due to come down this weekend but Covid in his family prevented that.So I'm waiting to hear from him as to when he gets to my area.

My Tablet logs me in under my Facebook name.

So to avoid any more confusion, Ive been texting/gumtree messaging the owner since I posted about the heads up from UDO.

I/m not sure when the board will get here but looking forward to the 71 litres.

I may sell my present 8/6 that is a Pipedream thats 64 litres, depends how the DS goes in a variety of conditions.

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boykee Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 8:34am

If anyone happens to have a DS over here in NZ they are considering parting ways with Id be happy to pay a realistic price
Cheers

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Island Bay Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 1:30pm
boykee wrote:

If anyone happens to have a DS over here in NZ they are considering parting ways with Id be happy to pay a realistic price
Cheers

What size range are you after, and where are you?

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boykee Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 2:34pm

Ideally the 6'8 to 7'6 range
I'm based in Mount Maunganui

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Island Bay Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 3:53pm

My 6'10 and 8'6 are Cold Dead Hands territory. Sorry.

My 6'4 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/4 37.5L is available, though. I'm in Rags.

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boykee Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 6:36am

Thanks for the offer, I'm after one closer to 50L, Hopefully a strike across the ditch is on the cards later this year
Cheers

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Island Bay Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 6:57am

Good luck, bro.

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udo Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 5:01pm

Blowin did you surf your D.S. during Seth ?

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Blowin Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 7:09pm

Nah. The 6’6” was enough. The Desert Storm would have been great for getting around the huge lineup , batting current and chasing down waves but it wouldn’t have fit real well in the shape of the waves I was chasing. As soon as you’re riding you want something which can be pumped quickly in the tube.

There was a few rogue sets I’m glad I couldn’t get near with my smaller board! Sometimes discretion is the better part of valour….if you know what I’m saying.