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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wellymon commented Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 at 3:46pm

freeride76 wrote: . I was shocked at how loose the board felt through the corners, no probs drawing full figure 8's.

What are they!...full figure 8's....?

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gromfull commented Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 at 4:02pm

Stop poking the monkey, it's not his fault hi mind is caught in his cage

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udo commented Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 at 4:05pm

Pistol Pete the tube pig seems to be enjoying his 7'6 DS.

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caml commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 9:00am

Yes pete & other crew have been stepping up to catch bigger waves easier , im happy to see that the design works for them .

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sharkman commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 9:58am

caml , whats the design difference in the DS to say the Twig model?

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caml commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 2:02pm

You can check it out on Websters site . I have changed the rocker from twigs ,thickness profile has more in the nose, outline has narrower nose & wider tail , quad fin placement is my proven positions , I use less stringer wood. Flat deck too . So every single aspect has differences and the similarities are volume is high & weight & strength is high .

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sharkman commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 2:12pm

thanks caml,but why do you use less wood and also do you use less or more rocker than Twigs bds?

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freeride76 commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 2:58pm

Day 2 on the DS. Two things that struck me: 1; ease of handling and smoothness. I literally felt at home on this board from the first wave. It felt like an old friend, a board I could totally trust from the get go. Absolute surety of handling and response. Paddling in just feels so good, this thing is begging to catch a 10 foot reefbreak or big point wave.
2. How manouvreable, loose, "high performance" it feels. For a heavy, thick board it feels so lively and turnable it's actually quite shocking. I really can't explain that. I though it would feel heaps stiffer. I could put it wherever I wanted it to go very easily. The wide tailblock and quad set-up works a treat. It turns off the outline curve back there and it turns off the rail using the bottom/rail curve.

I think I'm going to build up a quiver of these for good/big waves.

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caml commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 3:27pm

You can read more about the less wood more foam & fibreglass theory on the page previous & then ask any questions after that . Thanks shakman

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sharkman commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 3:29pm

hey Free76 , can you out paddle a shark?

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caml commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 3:31pm

Rocker wise I think less in the nose . & tail rocker is totally different . Twigs is a front footers rocker & ds is a backfooters rocker that I have worked on for 10yrs . I don't know twigs rocker anymore I only ever got one that was my first custom webster .

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caml commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 3:33pm

The beak nose is also different than a twig nose is more normal . I like them rounded off

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 4:13pm

That's a bloody good endorsement Freeride! Sounds like you're on to a winner

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caml commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 4:37pm

Agreed gf .Thanks fr76 im happy to hear / read that (Im not the only one who can enjoy riding em ) Happy days for all .

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freeride76 commented Monday, 31 Aug 2015 at 5:41pm

I'm totally jonesing to get this thing into some 8-10ft surf now at CB.

I can't wait for the next big windy day at the Point, as well.

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cycd commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 at 9:35am

Got 7'6 and 8'8 desert storms off webby around a month ago, have had the 7'6 out at a few of the reefs around home and am very impressed... Paddles like a dream and as a few have mentioned for such thick heavy boards they feel pretty lively under foot. Can't wait to get the 8'8 out the bombie.

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udo commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 at 9:59am

Freeride , looking forward to ride 3 report and the DS Piccies.......

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saltman commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 at 10:02am

What is the bottom contour like on these. I imagine there is a bit of vee from the fins back?

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sharkman commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 at 10:38am

caml wrote: Rocker wise I think less in the nose . & tail rocker is totally different . Twigs is a front footers rocker & ds is a backfooters rocker that I have worked on for 10yrs . I don't know twigs rocker anymore I only ever got one that was my first custom webster .

whats the difference between front footers rocker and back foot rocker?

Is there more or less?

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udo commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 at 2:23pm

Back foot rocker = more rocker

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caml commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 at 3:20pm

Vee bottom for guns . Dual conc vee for mini guns .

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caml commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 at 3:21pm

Nose to tail vee but increasing . No flat bottom

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udo commented Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 at 3:28pm

Freeride, 7'6 Desert storm Piccies ? ?

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stunet commented Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 at 4:45pm

Ditto. Post the friggen pics Steve.

Wanna see this beast.

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wingnut2443 commented Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 at 7:30pm

Better still ... anyone got some footage of you surfing it FR76?

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udo commented Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 at 7:46pm

Figure 8s HPC hand moves backhand at the ox on a 7'6 is fuckin cool

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 at 8:11pm

negatory, I can't seem to find the little cable that attaches the camera to the puter, I know I've got a USB card reader around here somewhere.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 at 8:49pm

Can you use your phone Free?

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freeride76 commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 6:40am

I think so, but it's a really old phone and it spazzes out when I try and connect it up.

I'll find the card reader , will get it done this weekend.
But it looks exactly like the ones on Webby's site

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caml commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 10:11am

Yeah get off his case , I got ya back fr76 , , If u want a picture go on webbys site , & for pictures really u should try hassle me . Im the no 1 pilot putting the boards into the most unexpected positions that youd expect a hi volume boat being in .

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stunet commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 10:16am

Well fucken come on then Camel, post some pics! Website photos are OK but a pic of yer stick perched against a shed or a fence makes for a personal touch.

Freeride often does 'em with chooks in the background. Can you beat that?

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stunet commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 10:18am

A shot of you surfing it would be great.

The only thing better would be a shot of you surfing the Desert Storm with chooks in the background.

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Craig commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 10:21am

From Camel..

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stunet commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 10:24am

Beautiful Camel! A fine sense of proportion. Doesn't seem as radically pulled through the tail as some guns are. Maybe the clue to its manouvreability?

No chooks but...

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caml commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 10:25am

Pretty boring pics sorry no animals or action . But its all I got atm

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caml commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 10:26am

Dirt background rates but hey ?

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udo commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 10:27am

Caml, do u know anything about The Visser - Phase 3 model ?

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stunet commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 10:32am

caml wrote: Dirt background rates but hey ?

You work with the environment you've got Camel. Fine shots.

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simba commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 11:03am

Hey Camel whats the size?Good to see a rounded beak .

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freeride76 commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 2:03pm

Think I got a photo with a chook in it

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fitzroy-21 commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 2:07pm

Don't know if we need to see that one Steve..................:)

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caml commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 5:24pm

Top pic 7"6 & bottom 2 8"6

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chin commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 6:20pm

caml wrote: Pretty boring pics sorry no animals or action . But its all I got atm

On the contrary, I think I recognise that timber beam.
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southey commented Friday, 4 Sep 2015 at 11:42pm

stunet wrote:

Beautiful Camel! A fine sense of proportion. Doesn't seem as radically pulled through the tail as some guns are. Maybe the clue to its manouvreability?

No chooks but...


Would have to be bush chooks ( emu ) or better still actual camels !!

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 at 9:11am

No desert, sub-tropical.

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 at 9:12am

They're fairy wrens at the Point with spring plumage.

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caml commented Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 at 9:16am

What size rear fins fr ? Look quite big ...

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udo commented Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 at 9:26am

Nice, paddling machine....how many litres foam ?

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 at 9:23am

Webby recommended them to me, I know nothing about Futures. I'll see if I can find the pack they came in.

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sharkman commented Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 at 9:51am

caml do you guys use double foiled fins in your quads , like the tow fins?

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