Hi All. Back again. My hunt for a new board is narrowing down. At the suggestion of Solitude I had a look at Gary Mcneill's boards. I'm currently thinking of an Entity Pin at around 5'11 or 6'0. I'm only 5'6 and 70kg (barely).
Anyone had any experience or advice on the Entity Pin? I thinking of it for a Indo trip for anything up to 6-8 ft (I'm not chasing bombs) and a bit of beachie work around the Gold Coast. Not looking for anything super-performance.
Freight was only $80 for the RTT but $190 for my desert storm a few months ago.
I ordered this one through boardcave and they had fixed shipping for WA as $80 i think i got that as a bonus as couriers to Kalbarri are usually a lot more expensive than to Perth or Gero
Just checked the dims i was right.
And as for entity pins i had one back when Gary was with formula energy an alien step up with hemp deck (asked for grey came out black-)and carbon rails. good price only around $800 i think from memory...anyway i asked for more drive less turn (as the round tail fish i ordered from banksy had too much toe in, and therefore turn and less drive) in fish drive is important i figure.
Anyway the board went unreal in fast barrelling waves like north point, it was built for desert point and supersuck.
Surfed it for a few beachy surfs and couldnt turn the thing unless my foot was on the tail...but it went insane in the tube at the womb and north point, no need for cutbacks at those spots but went like a dog in normal conditions, felt like a kook. From that point on i decided not to give my shapers any ideas of what i think i need as far as toe in or fin placements..they have more experience in all areas than me so i tell them the waves i want the board for and they shape it..toe in on barrelling waves isnt the end of the world anyway, easier to snap stall etc...black boards arent good in indo either...wax melters!