Just Finished This One

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backintheday started the topic in Saturday, 1 Apr 2017 at 11:44am

Off to the Banyaks to see if it goes.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 1 Apr 2017 at 5:50pm

Wow! Nice work mate.

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udo commented Saturday, 1 Apr 2017 at 5:56pm

Whats the dimensions Is this style what you normally ride ?

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backintheday commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 1:06pm

Thank you !! Themalben.

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backintheday commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 1:11pm

Hi udo. This one's 5ft x 20in. x 2.5" I ride only one other 1968 influence single fin as I did then until now - mostly. A 6ft 4in x 21inch x 2.5inch single fin. Even in the 1969 Titles Margeret River Nat Young, as far as I recall rode a 5 ft.4 inch single fin and Ted Spencer also rode very short boards. Hence I'm looking forward to trying this one out.

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udo commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 1:25pm

Got some more board pics and a close up of the decal ?

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stunet commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 3:05pm

Not too dissuade you, but Nat, Ted, Wayne et al quickly realised the shortcomings of their ultra shortboards: lack of projection out of turns and similar lack of control due to the short rail line. A quad set up may go some way to restoring that balance.

But really, whatever, you're not surfing for an Oz title, just for fun. Hope it flies...

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udo commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 4:09pm

Posted 15 mins before AF cut off.. hmm.

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stunet commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 4:15pm

"before AF cut off"?

Confused AF.

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udo commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 4:16pm

April Fools Stuey ...isnt midday the supposed cut off time for pranks?

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stunet commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 4:24pm

Oh yeah. But hey, I don't think the shorter board revolution has run it's course - or if it ever will.

Fr'instance, check this shot of Asher Pacey's latest quiver. Smallest board 4'10"!

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udo commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 5:11pm

Had to get the tape measure out and make a mark on the wall to get the gist of 4'10

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simba commented Monday, 3 Apr 2017 at 6:03pm

Almost dwarfish....theres a name for ya.

simba

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quadzilla commented Tuesday, 4 Apr 2017 at 1:32pm

As far as Nat riding 5/4 at MR OZZIES,it may have been a small day because on a more sizeable day he broke his 8/6 WEBBER mini gun(sunset special) in half...
Stu,the ultra shorts were played around with quite a bit back in those days...not discarded quickly.A contest towelling in the Victorian world contest(1970) was the major influence to go longer.Rolf rocked on the Hawaiian styled 7/0 and the short 5/8-5/10s had pivoty fins that Nat&co surfed in the Sydney beach peaks...Johanna showed their deficiencies.