- Big Wave Charger
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- Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:07 pm
- City: hokianga harbour
- State or Province: northland
- Country: new zealand
- Interests: surfing,diving,fishing,boating,hunting.........
- Location: hokianga harbour - whirinaki New Zealand
- Big Wave Charger
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- Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:32 am
- City: sd
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i have owned a few of the fin forward down under boards and they werent for me. slid out to much. i grew up on turning from the tail and rail to rail and these didnt, they turned much flatter. i felt like one of those boogie kids doing spinners-weeeeeeeeeeee! not into tricks, they are for kids! the rabbit told me so!
BUT i say, what works for me or what i want to feel in a board may not what you want. EXPERIMENT! its just a board. dont like it, make another. what ive made my lifes work (as far as making my own boards) its to tell people the truth about making boards and especially prone boards. it doesnt matter if they are perfect (what part of the wave is perfect, you have humps and bumps and bowls and drops and mush and barrels etc etc etc and all on the same wave and only hunks of the board are in the wave at one time) or if the latest "guru" shaper says this or that is the way or that wouldnt work. I got tired of my prone boards made by most of the top S.D. shapers being dogs. nothing they made ever gave me that magic feel with magic combination, speed, maneuverability, hold in the pocket and the overall loosesness, all the things i sought for in a board. it wasnt til the rebirth of the hull as cool that i started to read the reviews and how people hated them because the were too loose, flipped and flopped around on a heavy drop, rode to high to much etc, that i thought, maybe all the bad that inexperienced hull riders were complaining about would actually be the magic pill i needed to swallow. it turns out, their complaints was to be my nirvana.
Experiment! Experiment! Experiment!
PS Im back onto my single fins, enjoying the carvyness. Experiment!
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