Desert Storm surfboard
Cheers for the reply camel, can't wait to get it in the water
Yeah fair enough.
I've never ordered a custom board over 7'0 so I wasn't to sure about what I wanted when it came to a gun so I've been undecided for a while but I liked the outline and thickness in the ds and what you have said about it all seems to make sense so I decided to go with that. And I've just left the finer details up to webby
Now the hard bit is waiting a month to get it!
How do you think the 6'10 will turn camel?
Is that part of the thinking or is it purely barrel chasing etc?
Caml ,Pistol Pete rides a desert storm ?
Cheers camel. Looking for a step up myself and like the design idea.
Not sure what the volume is on mine Caml.
You've got ten kilos and a few inches on me, so mine is 3 inches thick, same width.
I wouldn't call 7'6" a gun, more a mini-gun but I'm hoping it'll slay the big outside paddle when Lenny Point is ten foot with 20 knots of sideshore wind and some big outside roping walls and 4-5knots of current running down the Point. I'll get the DS right out wide and then hook it in to the Point.
Hopefully it'll paddle into a few at CB in September.
Freeride are you a Futures , Fcs or glass on man.
I've got all FCS or glass ons , this'll be the first board I've ever had with futures.
Lot's of good sense from Caml, the DS sounds like a great board.
Caml, this is basically the thread I was looking for on the 'Caml' thread, discussion about the boards and the way they are ridden. I was going to ask you about the Brewer influence as I had read his guns from the golden age had heaps of beef in the nose. My interest piqued as these ingredients are basically in my first board 6'6" Brothers Neilsen single fin, and for some strange reason I just keep coming back to ride it. I do love the paddle in with all the beef under the chest. Now time to go bigger as I age and surf bigger waves (relative term), I don't have to do it on a 6'5" any more! Its nice to get in early. Cheers for all your words before, and to those guys who are getting them, enjoy.
Lol at not doing turns there's a video I saw of you caml in this massive long left tube, an incredible wave. Some joker posted that you weren't turning I thought wtf as you were constantly on the move, just longer arcs and such, anyone would be stoked out of their melon to have ridden that wave as you did. Turns aren't just hacks necessarily.
The Norwest Barrell ? Caml what board were you riding in that pit ?
i asked him this the other day . apparently was a 7'2 Rosie tri fin , concave . not custom
custom for you , or was this in the stage where you were picking up 2nd hand boards in good nick .
did you have assymetric fins in ie : smaller right , larger trailing ?
Caml thanks for the insight into these boards mate. Looking at them on Websters website at the moment they look good. Not sure on what your height and weight is but for a bloke who's closer to the 100kg mark looking to surf say 6-8ft down the line point break style waves and the odd trip to indo to surf say 6ft waves in the ments maybe a bit bigger if I feel confident. Would something like the 8ft model work? I would be looking for those advantages you mention in plenty of paddle power for early wave entry.
This one Caml ?
Caml do you ever break boards ? have to be a No or very rare with those lam ups.
Glassed to last .........Bullshit - Glassed for life.
Thanks Caml, yeah just curious. I'm getting 6+6 top and bottom. 1 inch stringer. Hoping to have it for a loooong time
I would of thought it would strengthen the blank? You don't agree?
Goofy, I am making a cover right now for a mick pierce 10'7" it has a 1 inch redwood stringer, it is a piece of art. I was having a conversation about it to my mate who shapes my boards and he is not so keen on 1 thick stringer as like camel says if it has a weak point that's it, he has a preference for triple stringers as there can be weak spots in one and the other ones will save the day. Same amount of wood but the load distributed into 3 stringers.
Camel , how does having a stringer help with shaping? Webster boards are computer shaped? A high number of blanks have a curve in the stringer, a number of my boards have a pencil line in the last couple of feet of the tail to show the true center line so the fins can be set properly, there are a lot of boards out there that the fins are set to the string and not the real center, so they're not quite right.
Goofy, how come you didn't go local and get your board off of Mick? Price tag?
Yeah Mick makes great boards.
Got the new 7'6" DS this morning. Feels unreal under the arm. Very Brewer-esque. Forward outline, paddling machine.
Webby is a pleasure to deal with.
Whack a few pics up Steve.
Feels just a beesdick lighter than your 7'6" that was there when I ordered mine.
From memory 6x6 bottom and 6x6x4 top.
Gunna go drop some jewie fillets over to his place as a thank-you.
Love to know its weight ...could you weigh it ?
It's a special feeling stacking something like that into the board rack, eh? Unlike the HPS biscuits that you chew through every six months a board like that is the basis for a relationship. Open the shed in 5 years, or in 10 years, and it'll - hopefully! - still be sitting there waiting for the next once-a-year day at the point.
The kinda board you have meaningful sessions on, that's a character in the stories that are worth retelling.
Yeah Mick makes amazing boards imo. I already have a smaller gun off him which is a beautiful board, like you say the y are works of art.
Good point about the stringer, I had never thought about that.
I decided to go with a Webster this time because two or three other mates have got boards a similar length off him and were really happy with them.
Micks boards do cost a little bit more but they are all hand made so you would expect the price to be a bit higher. In saying that, if some one was considering a Mick Pierce board I wouldn't let the price tag put you off. They truly are beautiful surfboards.
Not just beautiful highly functional . ( a little like Mick himself ) haha .
I've been riding his boards for near on 15 years , shorties , tube pigs , mini guns , guns .
The key is he was always on the higher more functional volume path , that is now becoming all the rage . Infact on occasion i had to plead with him to give me one or two thinner than he recommended .
Its all about the shapes and lines , surely lately many people are looking for " one off art pieces " off him , but they go just as good in the barrel as they would look on the wall .
Myself i've always gone the plain white path , with maybe tinted custom fins or a pin stripe .
Where ever i go i always get complimentary comments on their lines by other surfer shapers .
Mick is a barrel hound , still at his higher age , and hence if you want someone to shape you a board for such waves then yeah i can't recommend them more highly . I've only snapped two of the dozen or so boards i've got off him ( and each time it was my fault ) , i also still ride some of the older ones depending on the conditions ( much to his dismay as he is always on about how he's still improving the performance every season ) . Camel he has done the diamond cross weave laminations for me , and i'm pretty sure he would do you one with a light stringer , not so sure on the epoxy , but maybe MC would help him out or even glass your shape if you requested . He also does alot of single , fin box custom setups and has for as long as i can remember , might be time you two caught up and tried one ?! . He's almost finished his own Rhino chaser and would probably jump at the chance of having a solid paddle together , if ya nagged him .
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"Desert Storm" shaped by Wayne Webster
Ridden and designed by the "Camel"