Girth vs length

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Blowin started the topic in Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 at 8:21pm

Now that I've got your attention.....

I realise that this is a divisive subject amongst shapers and the designeratti , but what weight are you and what is the volume of your performance shortboard for better waves ...if you don't mind.

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Blowin commented Friday, 17 Feb 2017 at 11:56am

Could someone define what they mean by foil in a surfboard, please ?

I thought it referred to the tapering of foam from the stringer to the rails ie a rolled deck would be considered foiled ?

How embarrassing .

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Craig commented Friday, 17 Feb 2017 at 11:57am
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Blowin commented Friday, 17 Feb 2017 at 12:21pm

Yeah cheers Craig.

I just reread this thread and was thrown by a comment from Freeride saying he liked his Indo boards " foiled out ".

I take this to mean thicker in the middle of the board and tapered towards each end ?

Isn't that standard in modern boards though ?

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Gaz1799 commented Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 at 3:33pm

I'm 75 kg and I generally ride my boards just under 30 litres although my grov boards are around the 32 litre mark.

I rode a firewire baked potato for about 18 months and chuckled to myself when I read a few comments here earlier about the tail not holding in steeper waves and the foam allocation. The board I had was 5'3" x 21 1/2 x 2 3/8 & 32.4L with a big square wide ass on it that caught every bit of froth in shit conditions, was also an absolute missile but good luck catching anything with a face! The big tail sat on top of the face on the take off and often sent me ass over coight when a decent set rolled through. The foam allocation made it feel more like 5'10" to paddle but I don't think I'll ever go shorter than 5'6" in my board range again.

Having said that, it really was the best board for 1-2 feet summer grovelling sessions that I've owned but it was just TOO specialized for the small bumpy stuff to use very often.

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Gaz1799 commented Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 at 3:41pm

In better waves I've got a 6'4" at about 31 litres which I use for the bigger faster moving stuff

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 at 4:02pm

Arse, Gaz, in Australia it's arse.

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Gaz1799 commented Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 at 4:22pm
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Blowin commented Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 at 6:50pm

You on the East coast Gaz ?

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Gaz1799 commented Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 at 9:46pm

Nah Adelaide area at the moment blowin

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AndyM commented Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 at 12:12am

Gaz that was fair fuckin' dinkum.

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Gaz1799 commented Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 at 7:30am

If i had the technical know-how i would have put him riding kylie minogue with a westend in one hand and a chiko roll in the other whilst home and away blares away in the background! Or a picture of julia gillard hanging out her explorer socks on a hills hoist in bunnings whilst tex walker watches feeding a pie with sauce to his pet John howard

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 at 2:27pm

Quoit/Coit, Gazza, in Australia, it's Quoit/Coit!

http://ozwords.org/?p=4323

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Gaz1799 commented Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 at 3:21pm

via Imgflip Meme Generator

Squid pro ro Turkey, I reckon coight is still pretty Australian.

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 at 4:46pm

And then there's Kel Knight... Australia's favourite 'crafty butcher'.