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.

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udo commented Saturday, 10 Oct 2020 at 4:18pm
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Michael Bourne commented Saturday, 10 Oct 2020 at 6:00pm

Have a bonzer rant, Les used to. The nugget v bonzer drive and cliff top rants were epic. Fuck he hated nuggets!

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Michael Bourne commented Saturday, 10 Oct 2020 at 6:02pm

And he could surf a bonzer when it counted, Les.

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Mcface commented Sunday, 11 Oct 2020 at 8:33pm

Udo, you'll be pleased to know I ended up nabbing that Bonzer, which makes it the second board I've bought that you've flagged on these forums! The board's in mint condition and the contours at the back are super tidy - who knows what they do but they sure look cool as fuck.

Needed to test drive ASAP, so i went out in slow 1-2ft with a light onshore and even in those conditions I got a taste of what she's capable of. I've been riding an old school twin fin recently and this was the polar opposite of that. Heaps of hold - will stick the bottom turn no matter how shaky, and once you're out of that, pick your line and cruise. Really keen to take it out in some good surf, and will be packing it next time I'm heading to the points up north.

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udo commented Sunday, 11 Oct 2020 at 8:48pm

You Beauty

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blackers commented Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at 11:36am

Glad someone got that, it looked sweet. Stuck here in lockdown I can only dream about it.

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udo commented Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 8:35pm
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stunet commented Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 at 7:18am

That's a proper bargain.

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udo commented Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 at 2:30pm

Sold...nice buy at $400.

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udo commented Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 2:28pm

Do you still play around with this fin freeride ?

http://www.roystuart.biz/2014/09/steve-shearer-surfs-warp-drive-fin.html

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freeride76 commented Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 3:58pm

No I don't, but I'd love too.

that fin really felt amazing. it was a loaner and I had to give it back.

I emailed Roy asking him where I could buy one but he said he wasn't making them.

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udo commented Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 4:33pm

Shame there was Definetely something in that Design
for some reason i keep thinking WarpDrive Quad set in a D.S. or a set of Twins hanging off the back of a Torren Martyn 7'6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qzAEVin8g

http://www.roystuart.biz/2014/02/why-are-warp-drive-surfboard-fins.html

And his Bonzer sides
http://www.roystuart.biz/2014/05/warp-drive-bonzer-fins-for-futures-fin....