However my friend told me he couldn't tell the difference and swapped with me - nice friend
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Thread: Duplicated board dimensions
Nov 26, 2011, 03:57 AM #11Junior Member
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Nov 26, 2011, 02:43 PM #12
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- milton delaware
I've had two failed copy attempts. Stewart Egg, Patagonia Rocket Sled. 10+ years ago so probably neither machined.
I loved the way both boards rode, but both started delaminating big time long before they should have, like 1-2 years in. Contacted the shaper. Both said they would copy the bad board for no charge. Patagonia paid to ship the messed up board back, Bill Stewart didnt want it. Neither "copy" rode the same and i ended up selling both "copies".
Last edited by mitchell; Nov 26, 2011 at 03:23 PM.
the only thing that would affect the duplication of a board is the speed at which the machine is working. Higher speeds = less accurate, lower speeds = more accurate.
as sad a situation it might be, machining board will only become more popular going foward for big name board producers. My Rusty, which is machined, is the best board I've ever ridden...
Nov 26, 2011, 04:52 PM #14
Well... okay. Lets see, I've been surfing since I was 14 or so... I surf out on Long Island and I'm bigger then your average surfer. At 38, Im 6'2" and my wieght fluxes between 195lbs (summer) and 210lbs (post thanksgiving lol, winter). So... I currently use larger boards. My Rusty which I was talking about above is the Desert Island model. Its 8ft, 3.25 inches thick cause I need the paddle power. The desert Island is basically a short board design, thruster/squash tail, blown up for bigger guys. When I contacted them I told them about my surfing issues... which was my weight, were I surfed and the trouble I have paddling shorter boards. At the expense of duck diving into a broken wave, this desert island surfs like every short board Ive used and better.
The base board design is for waves anywhere from 2ft to 10ft. Out on Long Island.... we get more 2ft then 10ft but it is really my all conditions board. The squash tail provides great drive off the wave, and with my back foot positioned above the fins I can really dig into some great cuts and come out with good speed.... the board is custom, based off the desert island template. they usually produce them between 7ft and 10ft and everything inbetween.
I wish I had this board a few years ago...
Also, I would def. recommend contacting them about a new board. see what they have to say after you tell them your situation. the shipped it to me for 90 bucks I think... I just had to go to the airport and pick it up.
Last edited by MFitz73; Nov 26, 2011 at 06:22 PM. Reason: addition info.
Nov 27, 2011, 04:38 AM #16