Submitted by clif on Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:48
no, this is not a new 'model' of board. going back to riding twin keel fish. i have an old pop out i picked up cheap but want to go all in. i used to ride one ages ago but it was also a shit backyard job.
85kg (all suited up in 5-6mm suit mostly - all year haha / NE UK) and reasonable surfer. board needs to go on the beachies (a bit soft) and on the reefs, which can get punchy. looking to have the glide but want it to go rail to rail relatively easy, but also have some stick on the reefs.
Glass on or fin system?
Didn't you have a Mackie fish years back Clif?
Could that be (another) starting point?
Also, when starting forum threads you've gotta type the first reply, even just whack a full stop in '.', for it to be seen on the homepage.
Forum bug, soon to be sorted.
this one goes so well...6"x24, chine rails, rasta template keel future fins.
Very happy with my Vouch Small Vish. It’s my go to at the moment and I’ve had it out in everything from 1ft slop to 1.5 OH offshore and it’s a bloody weapon. Down the Line stock them now in UK.
Had mine glassed 6+4+6 (standard is 6+4+4) and it’s held up great after 6 months of solid use and it’s surprisingly light for that glassing.
I am keen to get a small vish from downtheline, but cannot settle on the right size of board.
I see one of the pictures has vouch vish in it. I was wondering what weight you are and what size of board it is, and how you go on it?
I weight about 83kg and am looking at a 5'6' or a 5'7'.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Can ya tell us a bit about the fin set up on that one.
it's the rasta keel fin templates on the outside with small nurse fins. as you probably noticed, the fins are placed quite a way up the board -- as it's a kneeboard. it's a magic board/fin set up.
is there anything in a particular that you want to know?
neil luke shaped the board, it's his "fresh fish"model. i'm sure he'll happily to talk your ear off about the fin set up. [email protected]
here's another shot of the fins
I’m about 6’1 85kg and my Vish is a custom 5’4 x 20 5/8 x 2 1/2. I wanted to go really short as I have another couple longer twinnies so Evan bumped up the volume a little over the standard dims. Over a year later and it’s still my go to, it’s just so much fun. It does the cruisey fish thing well but can also be ridden way more hp than the appearance suggests.
I think either would be fine but depends how much foam you want.
Shoot Evan at North Coast Surfboards an email, he’s super helpful and usually gets back to you the same day.
Steve Lis template fish, I'm 85kg x 183cm and almost 50. The curves of the Lis dimensions work pretty well. Mines a 5'10" by 21" 2 3/4" thick. Traditional fish have no cant or toe in with fin position. Fins set with the cant and toe in about what is average for contemporary HP board, works well in sucky waves as well as flatter waves and loosens things up. Vee off the tail Single Concave up front, more rail rocker for steeper take offs and turns and the flat rocker along the stringer for the speed. Those Rasta cutaway fins go well..... theres a lot of fish builders on swaylocks, some good information there...
Thanks for the information guys.
I have ordered a 5'6' vish. Should arrive in the UK in March time of this year.
The information you gave me really helped. I think there should be enough volume in a 5'6' given that your board has less volume and you weight more than I do etc.
I'll let you know how I get on once I the board.