Bonzers

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channel-bottom started the topic in Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 11:47am

Anyone here riding Bonzer's? Came across the Octafish design today which looks pretty sweet and then down the rabbit hole of looking at various other models and options.

Thinking they would fly on pointbreaks but may struggle on beachies?

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Travis86 commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 12:02pm

I've got a 6'4" bonzer five. I rate it highly!

prefers better surf but i found the extra fin hold useful in hollow beach breaks. Have also surfed it at some of the mid coast points and it was hoot.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 3:03pm

6'2 x 19 1/2 homemade Bonzer 5.
6'6 x 19 3/4 Russ Short from Malcolm.

Nail a turn on a Bonzer and you'll hear angels singing.

Both, of course! (But I meant angels).

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surfstarved commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 2:11pm

Angles or angels?

Six of one, half a dozen of the other, according to your friendly local mathematician...

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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stunet commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 2:14pm

Really nail the turn and you can hear the angles acutely.

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surfstarved commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 2:41pm

Stop being obtuse Stu and just answer the man's question.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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udo commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 2:56pm

island bay ..theres a 7'8 pipeline bonzer by Malcolm.. - for sale Bonny Hills NSW that will give you a stiffy- facebook marketplace
Absolute Weapon.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 3:07pm

Udo, you're the Nr 1 detective!

Yep, that's a beauty.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 3:11pm

I got three bonzers including a 5'10" Octafish, 6'0"Mini-merk and 7'0" pintail.

gimme a minute and I'll have a bonzer rant.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 3:48pm

If you ever want to have leave of that greenish one Mr Channels....

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saltman commented Friday, 27 Dec 2019 at 8:54am

I have a self shaped 6-7 5 fin bonzer and had a 6-4 that I eventually snapped
Amazing in the barrel
Hang in nicely on critical take offs
Fast without pumping - so much that I had neighbours comment on waves I caught and made on the 6-7 (anyone noticing waves I ride is unheard of)
Finally imho they have a nice stringer centric feel and very easy to get on rail via the single fin and Vee Double concave
Yeah I am a fan

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freeride76 commented Friday, 27 Dec 2019 at 9:54am

stringer centric feel.

thats a nice way of putting it.