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Thread: Coil Surfboards
Jan 17, 2013, 03:44 PM #61
Jan 17, 2013, 03:48 PM #62
I have owned Firewire boards for years and I don't really like parabolic stringers anymore, since the boards are prone to breaking easily. Yes, parabolic stringers give the boards more flexibility and board feel is really good, but you sacrifice durability of the board for this. Over time, the boards become "weaker" in the middle due to constant flex, and eventually "snap" in half. Only traditionally stringered boards for me from now on....
Jan 17, 2013, 04:47 PM #64
Jan 17, 2013, 06:01 PM #65
Edit: To be fair, there are more than a few posts by Mike himself stating NO STRINGER on the Swaylock's thread. Here is one of them. Not trying to split hairs here, just sayin...
While I've been offline (shaping), these last few posts have been a great illustration of how volume numbers work for tuning. As I've said on other threads, I couldn't imagine going back to just guessing at volume. There's a lot of other things I couldn't imagine going back to; stringers, PU foam, hand-lam, ''normal'' foils, old fibers, etc. (There's nothing wrong with using any of that stuff, but is is getting a little old).
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Mar 22, 2013, 03:16 PM #66Junior Member
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should i take my coil to the maldives this summer (5'11, 3/16, swallow tail, i think it is the widerboard)?
Mar 25, 2013, 08:46 PM #67
Does anyone have any experience with a Lost epoxy? May have found a good deal on a new one, but never surfed an epoxy, strictly PU until now, but may have to take a swing at this one.
Mar 25, 2013, 10:39 PM #68
Mar 26, 2013, 12:23 PM #69
One of my buddies got a Sub-Scorcher with the hydroflex or whatever they call the tech that you can blow up with a bike pump.
Seemed to be more of a gimmick that truly functional. He got rid of the board after a couple months because it was kind of redundant in his quiver. One of the lightest boards I have ever held, though.
Another buddy swears by FCD boards. I like riding his CJ Fishy on occasion.
Mar 26, 2013, 03:11 PM #70
Just got the call, mine will be ready for pickup in 2-3 days