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  1. #31
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    Theres some great feedback in this thread thanks for everyones input!

    Zippy - All those boards look sick, thats the perfect way to experiment by shaping them yourself and trying out creative shapes like that. I give you props on that, when Im done renting and get a house with a garage or little shed I cant wait to start shaping boards for myself.

    Zach - I remember that thread now that you mention it, Im gonna go back and read through it again to check out all your feedback. Thanks for digging it up.

    Im torn now. I found a 5'6" CI Biscuit for a good price which was my original plan for my next board and now I cant decide between that or the 5'6" quad fish I found. Ive got a lot of board reviews to go over in the next few days haha...

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobG View Post
    Theres some great feedback in this thread thanks for everyones input!

    Zippy - All those boards look sick, thats the perfect way to experiment by shaping them yourself and trying out creative shapes like that. I give you props on that, when Im done renting and get a house with a garage or little shed I cant wait to start shaping boards for myself.

    Zach - I remember that thread now that you mention it, Im gonna go back and read through it again to check out all your feedback. Thanks for digging it up.

    Im torn now. I found a 5'6" CI Biscuit for a good price which was my original plan for my next board and now I cant decide between that or the 5'6" quad fish I found. Ive got a lot of board reviews to go over in the next few days haha...
    Have you thought about maybe a Fiscuit? I plan on getting one of them next cause I love my retro but I want something that will handle a steeper drop but still forgiving in paddling and maneuvering

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Have you thought about maybe a Fiscuit? I plan on getting one of them next cause I love my retro but I want something that will handle a steeper drop but still forgiving in paddling and maneuvering
    i've been fighting off the taunts of a 5'8" fishcuit at the shop since the beginning of last summer. i have a negative history w/ quads, & that's pretty much the only thing stopping me from grabbing that board. unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on the view you take) i think i may have found a solution to my quad lameness...so i may be picking up a fishcuit sooner rather than later.

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    i've been fighting off the taunts of a 5'8" fishcuit at the shop since the beginning of last summer. i have a negative history w/ quads, & that's pretty much the only thing stopping me from grabbing that board. unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on the view you take) i think i may have found a solution to my quad lameness...so i may be picking up a fishcuit sooner rather than later.
    yeah there is a 5'8 and a 5'11 Wynn fiscuit at Woodys right now and havent decide which one I want yet . I like Quads they fit my glide and groove style so I tend to never ride a thruster.

  5. #35
    I broke under pressure! I'm having a custom fish made. Selling off some toys I don't or didn't use!

    That being said..... For Sale Brand New Arbor Blunt Longboard (09 model) $159.99, going up on ebay tomorrow.
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  6. #36
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    Zippy, how hard is it to glass on the fins , i been shaping my own boards and just use the fcs fin plugs

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    Glass ons are easy just kinda messy. They require a bunch of sanding when done well even more if your sloppy like me. My glass ons are rock solid and I have only had one fin break off. That was a fin that I layed the glass cloth that goes over the rope only a 3rd of the way up the fin. My last few boards had futures boxes because I got lazy and didn't want to deal with the all the mess. When I make a board I want to look special I do glass ons.

  8. #38
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    Heres another vote for RNF

    I ride a tommy more RNF its a 5 fin set up and i love it with regular medium sized front fins and a small trailer. My favortie board, its 5'-5 x 19 1/4" x 2-3/8". ITs basically the same thing as the orignal RNF from ...lost. My favortie board chest high and under when i dont have 15lbs of rubber of on. Its definitly more a high performance fish, though, nowhere near the foil and width and thickness of a retro fish. If you looking for a groveler there are a ton of options out there now.
    Look at ...lost new grovel board models the Plank and Uber plank are so much fun, they turn as easy as a high performcane fish and paddle and catch waves like a mini longboard

  9. #39
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    I just thought I'd update this thread if anyone's interested. I ended up getting the quad fish, its 5'6" x 20 1/4" x 2 1/2". I got a chance to take it out this past weekend while I was down south in some glassy waist to chest A frames. They were real soft and just crumbling down the line nice and slow.

    My first impressions of the board: paddles awesome and catches waves easier than anything I've ever ridden which is just what I was looking for. Once you pop up this thing wants to go, I would basically pop up, immediately shoot out onto the shoulder and have to cut back to the white water. The board was perfect for the conditions, it could catch the mushy waves easily but would still generate some good speed.

    It definitely has a gas pedal underneath your front foot. I would tend to get hung up a little on some top turns due to the soft lips and where I would normally get stuck on a shortboard if I just put my weight on my front foot this thing would take off right back down the face. It seemed to handle going backside well too, I didn't have any problems at all on the few lefts I got.

    Anyway, I think the conditions were perfect for a fish and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I can't wait to give it a try in some punchier surf.

    Here's a couple pics:



  10. #40
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    my channel islands skinny fish is one of my favorite boards. you get easy wave catching, great speed and control as well as great turning and performance due to the skinny rails. im 6" 1' and ride it 5' 8"