~ Board Review Vids ~

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udo started the topic in Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 9:45am

Board review vids..

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basesix Friday, 3 May 2024 at 10:45am

^ ha, nice video, cheers @udo, I still have my oft repaired barton lynch brothers neilsen board, shaped by phil with a vent system, but yeh, sadly too thin for me now except as a novelty board. (haha, I bet he can hang 10 off that Japanese boat! any more thoughts about that fugly little diamond tail of waxhead's?))

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udo Friday, 3 May 2024 at 11:31am

Matt has been a Poster on Swellnet Forums...maybe he could tell us a bit about it ?
He is having a Garage Sale Tmoro....Boards Clothing Wetsuits and more / Brookvale.

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Fliplid Friday, 3 May 2024 at 11:34am

@quadzilla "Dan Mann and Kelly are playing catch up

Catch up to who?.....Greg will sell a few dozen of these,KS & DM will sell thousands around the world....these sort of designs have been done for a long time by plenty of shapers."

Just saw your reply quad.

I was doing a bit of tongue in cheek shit stirring! You're right though, they'll sell truck loads compared to GW, it's the slick marketing clout of Firewire up against a one man vaudeville act. My only interest is in the design, to be honest I couldn't give a rats about who sells what, the less the better as far as I'm concerned. Listening to a couple of Dan Manns interviews about the new designs I noticed the similarity between what he described and some of Webbers boards and wondered how much influence was taken from them particularly after Slater had been been riding a few of Webbers and Banksy's at what seems to be around the same time he came up with the idea

I've got one of Greg Webbers boards with the same bottom profile as the clip I put up the other day and my initial thought when I got it was that it was based off a reverse vee but I wasn't aware of too many other shapers putting in the vee double through the middle of the board like his (and Banks) designs. It's all good though, just part of the evolution of board design that's been going on for ever so we can all have a bit more fun on them. Cheers

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quadzilla Friday, 3 May 2024 at 4:01pm
Fliplid wrote:

@quadzilla "Dan Mann and Kelly are playing catch up

Catch up to who?.....Greg will sell a few dozen of these,KS & DM will sell thousands around the world....these sort of designs have been done for a long time by plenty of shapers."

Just saw your reply quad.

I was doing a bit of tongue in cheek shit stirring! You're right though, they'll sell truck loads compared to GW, it's the slick marketing clout of Firewire up against a one man vaudeville act. My only interest is in the design, to be honest I couldn't give a rats about who sells what, the less the better as far as I'm concerned. Listening to a couple of Dan Manns interviews about the new designs I noticed the similarity between what he described and some of Webbers boards and wondered how much influence was taken from them particularly after Slater had been been riding a few of Webbers and Banksy's at what seems to be around the same time he came up with the idea

I've got one of Greg Webbers boards with the same bottom profile as the clip I put up the other day and my initial thought when I got it was that it was based off a reverse vee but I wasn't aware of too many other shapers putting in the vee double through the middle of the board like his (and Banks) designs. It's all good though, just part of the evolution of board design that's been going on for ever so we can all have a bit more fun on them. Cheers

I dont know if Kelly owns firewire completely or partly but HIS name sells stuff...

He could put it on toothpaste and it would rake in the $$$..lol

All designs are interesting, plenty of " claims" about who invented what first 2nd or third, it doesn't matter, the main objective is that people who ride whatever, have fun...

AS Fitzy says " all surfboards go, but some go better than others."..Now this is true BUT, what goes for me might not be to your liking and vice versa.

Back in the 60s,mcTavish put a full length double concave V on a board in the " STUBBY" era...it was around mid 67 to early 68

A friend( CoolCurlCruisers) had a full length V on his guns..mid 70s

A plain reverse V was around before TC won at Haliewa

A friend had a thruster cluster on a board he made in 1967.

Lots of experimental designs fall by the wayside.

Mark Rabbige showed me a standup board he designed and that he lent Curren at Jbay.The feedback from Tom was"it was the best design he had ridden"..I checked it out and it was a foam version of a spoon kneeboard( I owned one in the late 60s that McTavish made at Dales)...

Lots of shapers on the Earth but very few genuine designers ...Weber thinks outside the square(I have 2).

ALL good, have fun

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Fliplid Friday, 3 May 2024 at 5:49pm

"Lots of shapers on the Earth but very few genuine designers ...Weber thinks outside the square"

Bit of an understatement

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quadzilla Friday, 3 May 2024 at 6:16pm
Fliplid wrote:

"Lots of shapers on the Earth but very few genuine designers ...Weber thinks outside the square"

Bit of an understatement

https://www.instagram.com/p/C1qe4EtyAkB/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igs...

Not an understatement, he just thinks of ideas and experiments

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quadzilla Friday, 10 May 2024 at 6:42am

Taylor Jensen a sizeable guy who has fame from longboard comps.

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udo Tuesday, 14 May 2024 at 2:34pm

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udo Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at 8:09pm
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Optimist Wednesday, 29 May 2024 at 9:46am

Whether young or getting much older, it seems our surfing future is very secure with designs like that ….nice clever board.
Great thing for us older dudes with the lengths available. Looks great on the water.

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Roadkill Thursday, 30 May 2024 at 6:52am
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Vee Con 3
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5fOmokMNEs/

This looks really interesting, I like how it looks on the wave. Would love to try this. FireWire Machado designs have a really thin tail on the seaside and they also have the same with the Mann Mashup, the tail are so good to surf.

Lots of marketing BS speak tho, unless some real fluid dynamic testing is done these shapers make shit up to sound cool technical and progressive.

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quadzilla Thursday, 30 May 2024 at 4:07pm

In the long Varuna video in SA, MC said the VCon3 will be coming in Balsa.

So surfers could have the choice of PU or wood for a similar price.

Its wait and see.

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udo Saturday, 8 Jun 2024 at 7:02pm

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