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Created by AndyrooMac > 9 months ago, 17 Aug 2018
Hydromann
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31 Mar 2020 2:22PM
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micksmith said..




7'4" Joel Fitzgerald sea Gypsy, it was a long time coming and now it's a sneaky surf at a very quiet spot


Love the Sepia colour look, makes it look like it's already aged in the sun and gives it a bit of a nostalgic appeal.

Hope the sneaky goes down ok if you are living in a lock down town.

Notice you got Futures side boxes, are they 1/2 or 3/4?

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1217 posts
31 Mar 2020 7:58PM
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Tried to upload a photo and it ended up sideways so spun it around prior to selecting then it showed up sideways the other way- wtf is that? Anyone know what the go is?

Macaha
QLD, 20660 posts
31 Mar 2020 7:21PM
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Tried to upload a photo and it ended up sideways so spun it around prior to selecting then it showed up sideways the other way- wtf is that? Anyone know what the go is?


The site is stuck in the 80's

Al G
NSW, 7176 posts
1 Apr 2020 6:44AM
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Tried to upload a photo and it ended up sideways so spun it around prior to selecting then it showed up sideways the other way- wtf is that? Anyone know what the go is?


Ricardo,when you spin it around"rotate" press the "apply" button in the top right corner of your phone,should work mate

laceys lane
QLD, 19803 posts
1 Apr 2020 7:09AM
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Al G said..

Ricardo1709 said..
Tried to upload a photo and it ended up sideways so spun it around prior to selecting then it showed up sideways the other way- wtf is that? Anyone know what the go is?



Ricardo,when you spin it around"rotate" press the "apply" button in the top right corner of your phone,should work mate

Or as i do rotate my phone 90 degrees anti clockwise .

micksmith
VIC, 1397 posts
2 Apr 2020 8:35AM
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Hydromann said..

micksmith said..




7'4" Joel Fitzgerald sea Gypsy, it was a long time coming and now it's a sneaky surf at a very quiet spot



Love the Sepia colour look, makes it look like it's already aged in the sun and gives it a bit of a nostalgic appeal.

Hope the sneaky goes down ok if you are living in a lock down town.

Notice you got Futures side boxes, are they 1/2 or 3/4?


Yeah it does appear that way on here, it's a burnt orange with volan so it gives it a different look which I love. 3/4 futures but really want to come to terms with single to start with.

Surf69
WA, 883 posts
3 Apr 2020 3:38PM
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7'2" Russ Short Bonzer, thing of beauty, that ive picked up since i was here last.

Thinking of a 6'10" Sea gypsy to fill a gap. Looking forward to seeing how people are loving theirs or not?








SP
10621 posts
3 Apr 2020 3:44PM
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Great looking board. Bonzers are awesome

Surf69
WA, 883 posts
3 Apr 2020 3:46PM
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SP said..
Great looking board. Bonzers are awesome


Love my Bonzer

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1217 posts
3 Apr 2020 7:01PM
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Yep,gotta love a Bonzer

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1217 posts
3 Apr 2020 7:04PM
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Self Isolation side project 7'0 x20 1/2 x2 3/4 still deciding on fin setup next is a 9'6 nose rider

Surf69
WA, 883 posts
3 Apr 2020 4:23PM
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Ricardo1709 said..



Yep,gotta love a Bonzer


very nice!

Surf69
WA, 883 posts
3 Apr 2020 4:24PM
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Self Isolation side project 7'0 x20 1/2 x2 3/4 still deciding on fin setup next is a 9'6 nose rider


Love that template ! Great Curves

Cuttlefish
QLD, 1159 posts
3 Apr 2020 7:08PM
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Surf69 said..
7'2" Russ Short Bonzer, thing of beauty, that ive picked up since i was here last.

Thinking of a 6'10" Sea gypsy to fill a gap. Looking forward to seeing how people are loving theirs or not?









I doubt the 6'10" sea gypsy would bring much to the party that your 7'2" bonzer doesn't already.
I recently bought a 7' sea gypsy and surfed it a few times. A mate of mine who had always surfed Jim Banks thrusters made for Indo was coaxed into riding a 7'2" custom Miller egg I owned while we were at the Pass about 10 yrs ago. Once he rode it he wouldn't give it back. So I sold it to him. Just the other day he told me the egg was a bit tired and was looking for a replacement. So I had him come by and check out the sea gypsy. Just the ticket he reckoned and so the deal was done. I was stoked to sell him a replacement for his trusty Miller.
For me I have owned a stack of mid lengths and so am not easily impressed. The sea gypsy was an ok board but didn't knock my socks off.

Hydromann
489 posts
3 Apr 2020 11:41PM
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Cuttlefish said..

Surf69 said..
7'2" Russ Short Bonzer, thing of beauty, that ive picked up since i was here last.

Thinking of a 6'10" Sea gypsy to fill a gap. Looking forward to seeing how people are loving theirs or not?









I doubt the 6'10" sea gypsy would bring much to the party that your 7'2" bonzer doesn't already.
I recently bought a 7' sea gypsy and surfed it a few times. A mate of mine who had always surfed Jim Banks thrusters made for Indo was coaxed into riding a 7'2" custom Miller egg I owned while we were at the Pass about 10 yrs ago. Once he rode it he wouldn't give it back. So I sold it to him. Just the other day he told me the egg was a bit tired and was looking for a replacement. So I had him come by and check out the sea gypsy. Just the ticket he reckoned and so the deal was done. I was stoked to sell him a replacement for his trusty Miller.
For me I have owned a stack of mid lengths and so am not easily impressed. The sea gypsy was an ok board but didn't knock my socks off.


Shame it didn't hit the right notes for you CF, damn nice looking boards, Maybe a few inches shorter would have hit the mark?

You should have a crack at a Webber Diamond around 6'10 or 6'8, set it up with the Webber / Soar fins or if you get one with futures boxes use the Sanctum big twins.

I was actually looking for a Miller SubX or my current Webber before I got the Cjet, and whilst the Cjet was good for the price the Webber has outshone it in shear performance and fun.

Would still like to have a crack on a SubX at some stage or the Cosmic Twin maybe but for now more than happy with the Webber.

So what now? You going back to the Tajen?

Hydromann
489 posts
3 Apr 2020 11:45PM
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Surf69 said..
7'2" Russ Short Bonzer, thing of beauty, that ive picked up since i was here last.

Thinking of a 6'10" Sea gypsy to fill a gap. Looking forward to seeing how people are loving theirs or not?









Wow! Love the deep double concave, those Bonzer fins look amazing.

All the curves hook up and flow together beautifully.

Cuttlefish
QLD, 1159 posts
4 Apr 2020 7:15AM
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Hydromann said..



Cuttlefish said..




Surf69 said..
7'2" Russ Short Bonzer, thing of beauty, that ive picked up since i was here last.

Thinking of a 6'10" Sea gypsy to fill a gap. Looking forward to seeing how people are loving theirs or not?












I doubt the 6'10" sea gypsy would bring much to the party that your 7'2" bonzer doesn't already.
I recently bought a 7' sea gypsy and surfed it a few times. A mate of mine who had always surfed Jim Banks thrusters made for Indo was coaxed into riding a 7'2" custom Miller egg I owned while we were at the Pass about 10 yrs ago. Once he rode it he wouldn't give it back. So I sold it to him. Just the other day he told me the egg was a bit tired and was looking for a replacement. So I had him come by and check out the sea gypsy. Just the ticket he reckoned and so the deal was done. I was stoked to sell him a replacement for his trusty Miller.
For me I have owned a stack of mid lengths and so am not easily impressed. The sea gypsy was an ok board but didn't knock my socks off.





Shame it didn't hit the right notes for you CF, damn nice looking boards, Maybe a few inches shorter would have hit the mark?

You should have a crack at a Webber Diamond around 6'10 or 6'8, set it up with the Webber / Soar fins or if you get one with futures boxes use the Sanctum big twins.

I was actually looking for a Miller SubX or my current Webber before I got the Cjet, and whilst the Cjet was good for the price the Webber has outshone it in shear performance and fun.

Would still like to have a crack on a SubX at some stage or the Cosmic Twin maybe but for now more than happy with the Webber.

So what now? You going back to the Tajen?



I've got both my Tajen's which I love with the Webber flex twins in and I've got my new 7'6" custom that I ride the Sanctum flex twins in. So no regrets...spoiled for choice. I'm happy for mate to have the board. Makes it easier for me to choose what to surf too.
On a side note I've always enjoyed using bonzer side runners in 2+1 set ups. This combo worked great yesterday. 2-3' barreling rights that made the board great in the tube. The centre fin is a 6" custom Spitfire fin from Alkali. Last fin experiment was as a single with an Alkali 7' fin similar to a bonzer centre fin which had the board immediately losing control any time I pulled into a barrel.


laceys lane
QLD, 19803 posts
4 Apr 2020 8:09AM
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I remember the great man cobra many years ago saying - Has there ever been a good mid length.
It neither here or there .

Im inclined to think hes still right.
Nothing in this thread makes me think different. Everyones always on the hunt for something else.





Ps im bored

Macaha
QLD, 20660 posts
4 Apr 2020 9:09AM
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laceys lane said..
I remember the great man cobra many years ago saying - Has there ever been a good mid length.
It neither here or there .

Im inclined to think hes still right.
Nothing in this thread makes me think different. Everyones always on the hunt for something else.





Ps im bored


What ever happened to the Ride what you want Rule

laceys lane
QLD, 19803 posts
4 Apr 2020 9:32AM
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Macaha said..

laceys lane said..
I remember the great man cobra many years ago saying - Has there ever been a good mid length.
It neither here or there .

Im inclined to think hes still right.
Nothing in this thread makes me think different. Everyones always on the hunt for something else.





Ps im bored



What ever happened to the Ride what you want Rule


Still applies.
No where have i said you must red a black red and white evo 2

Hydromann
489 posts
4 Apr 2020 10:40AM
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Cuttlefish said..

Hydromann said..




Cuttlefish said..





Surf69 said..
7'2" Russ Short Bonzer, thing of beauty, that ive picked up since i was here last.

Thinking of a 6'10" Sea gypsy to fill a gap. Looking forward to seeing how people are loving theirs or not?













I doubt the 6'10" sea gypsy would bring much to the party that your 7'2" bonzer doesn't already.
I recently bought a 7' sea gypsy and surfed it a few times. A mate of mine who had always surfed Jim Banks thrusters made for Indo was coaxed into riding a 7'2" custom Miller egg I owned while we were at the Pass about 10 yrs ago. Once he rode it he wouldn't give it back. So I sold it to him. Just the other day he told me the egg was a bit tired and was looking for a replacement. So I had him come by and check out the sea gypsy. Just the ticket he reckoned and so the deal was done. I was stoked to sell him a replacement for his trusty Miller.
For me I have owned a stack of mid lengths and so am not easily impressed. The sea gypsy was an ok board but didn't knock my socks off.






Shame it didn't hit the right notes for you CF, damn nice looking boards, Maybe a few inches shorter would have hit the mark?

You should have a crack at a Webber Diamond around 6'10 or 6'8, set it up with the Webber / Soar fins or if you get one with futures boxes use the Sanctum big twins.

I was actually looking for a Miller SubX or my current Webber before I got the Cjet, and whilst the Cjet was good for the price the Webber has outshone it in shear performance and fun.

Would still like to have a crack on a SubX at some stage or the Cosmic Twin maybe but for now more than happy with the Webber.

So what now? You going back to the Tajen?




I've got both my Tajen's which I love with the Webber flex twins in and I've got my new 7'6" custom that I ride the Sanctum flex twins in. So no regrets...spoiled for choice. I'm happy for mate to have the board. Makes it easier for me to choose what to surf too.
On a side note I've always enjoyed using bonzer side runners in 2+1 set ups. This combo worked great yesterday. 2-3' barreling rights that made the board great in the tube. The centre fin is a 6" custom Spitfire fin from Alkali. Last fin experiment was as a single with an Alkali 7' fin similar to a bonzer centre fin which had the board immediately losing control any time I pulled into a barrel.


That centre fin looks like the ones Shane Horan's is selling from the boot of his car

It's amazing how much difference one fin change can make to a boards performance.

But my real question is why you still out surfing?

And getting awesome rides?

Mostly jealous because I'm in crazy wife lockdown ATM.

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1217 posts
4 Apr 2020 1:53PM
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laceys lane said..
I remember the great man cobra many years ago saying - Has there ever been a good mid length.
It neither here or there .

Im inclined to think hes still right.
Nothing in this thread makes me think different. Everyones always on the hunt for something else.





Ps im bored


Because its good to mix it up, riding one type of board all the time is boring and sometimes conditions dictate what board to ride

SP
10621 posts
4 Apr 2020 10:53AM
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Don't let Roy S see that fin. He'll call the copyright lawyers in

Surf69
WA, 883 posts
6 Apr 2020 9:02AM
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Cuttlefish said..

Surf69 said..
7'2" Russ Short Bonzer, thing of beauty, that ive picked up since i was here last.

Thinking of a 6'10" Sea gypsy to fill a gap. Looking forward to seeing how people are loving theirs or not?









I doubt the 6'10" sea gypsy would bring much to the party that your 7'2" bonzer doesn't already.
I recently bought a 7' sea gypsy and surfed it a few times. A mate of mine who had always surfed Jim Banks thrusters made for Indo was coaxed into riding a 7'2" custom Miller egg I owned while we were at the Pass about 10 yrs ago. Once he rode it he wouldn't give it back. So I sold it to him. Just the other day he told me the egg was a bit tired and was looking for a replacement. So I had him come by and check out the sea gypsy. Just the ticket he reckoned and so the deal was done. I was stoked to sell him a replacement for his trusty Miller.
For me I have owned a stack of mid lengths and so am not easily impressed. The sea gypsy was an ok board but didn't knock my socks off.


Thanks Cuttlefish,
That's the type of feedback i was hoping for. I've got a 6'10" widow maker that pretty well fills the gap, I should just stick with it.

Surf69
WA, 883 posts
6 Apr 2020 9:07AM
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Ricardo1709 said..

laceys lane said..
I remember the great man cobra many years ago saying - Has there ever been a good mid length.
It neither here or there .

Im inclined to think hes still right.
Nothing in this thread makes me think different. Everyone's always on the hunt for something else.





Ps im bored



Because its good to mix it up, riding one type of board all the time is boring and sometimes conditions dictate what board to ride


Agreed

Macaha
QLD, 20660 posts
6 Apr 2020 11:14AM
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My mid length is 10 foot

Surf69
WA, 883 posts
6 Apr 2020 9:28AM
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Macaha said..
My mid length is 10 foot


onefin
174 posts
7 Apr 2020 10:21AM
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Cuttlefish said..

Hydromann said..




Cuttlefish said..





Surf69 said..
7'2" Russ Short Bonzer, thing of beauty, that ive picked up since i was here last.

Thinking of a 6'10" Sea gypsy to fill a gap. Looking forward to seeing how people are loving theirs or not?













I doubt the 6'10" sea gypsy would bring much to the party that your 7'2" bonzer doesn't already.
I recently bought a 7' sea gypsy and surfed it a few times. A mate of mine who had always surfed Jim Banks thrusters made for Indo was coaxed into riding a 7'2" custom Miller egg I owned while we were at the Pass about 10 yrs ago. Once he rode it he wouldn't give it back. So I sold it to him. Just the other day he told me the egg was a bit tired and was looking for a replacement. So I had him come by and check out the sea gypsy. Just the ticket he reckoned and so the deal was done. I was stoked to sell him a replacement for his trusty Miller.
For me I have owned a stack of mid lengths and so am not easily impressed. The sea gypsy was an ok board but didn't knock my socks off.






Shame it didn't hit the right notes for you CF, damn nice looking boards, Maybe a few inches shorter would have hit the mark?

You should have a crack at a Webber Diamond around 6'10 or 6'8, set it up with the Webber / Soar fins or if you get one with futures boxes use the Sanctum big twins.

I was actually looking for a Miller SubX or my current Webber before I got the Cjet, and whilst the Cjet was good for the price the Webber has outshone it in shear performance and fun.

Would still like to have a crack on a SubX at some stage or the Cosmic Twin maybe but for now more than happy with the Webber.

So what now? You going back to the Tajen?




I've got both my Tajen's which I love with the Webber flex twins in and I've got my new 7'6" custom that I ride the Sanctum flex twins in. So no regrets...spoiled for choice. I'm happy for mate to have the board. Makes it easier for me to choose what to surf too.
On a side note I've always enjoyed using bonzer side runners in 2+1 set ups. This combo worked great yesterday. 2-3' barreling rights that made the board great in the tube. The centre fin is a 6" custom Spitfire fin from Alkali. Last fin experiment was as a single with an Alkali 7' fin similar to a bonzer centre fin which had the board immediately losing control any time I pulled into a barrel.



Excuse me, don't deflect attention to the fins mister- that's another new board!!!!!

onefin
174 posts
7 Apr 2020 10:26AM
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laceys lane said..
I remember the great man cobra many years ago saying - Has there ever been a good mid length.
It neither here or there .

Im inclined to think hes still right.
Nothing in this thread makes me think different. Everyones always on the hunt for something else.





Ps im bored


A midlength gets into a wave earlier than a shortboarder, a good midlength can take off deeper than a longboarder and make the drop..... Then it's down to the rider's ability or lack of. My point is there are midlengths and there are midlengths, I learnt this from brother cuttlefish amen

Hydromann
489 posts
7 Apr 2020 10:46AM
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onefin said..

laceys lane said..
I remember the great man cobra many years ago saying - Has there ever been a good mid length.
It neither here or there .

Im inclined to think hes still right.
Nothing in this thread makes me think different. Everyones always on the hunt for something else.





Ps im bored



A midlength gets into a wave earlier than a shortboarder, a good midlength can take off deeper than a longboarder and make the drop..... Then it's down to the rider's ability or lack of. My point is there are midlengths and there are midlengths, I learnt this from brother cuttlefish amen


As a recent convert to the love of midlengths, well said sir.

Pretty much sums it up. But I would also suggest the fun factor, or maybe satisfaction factor attached to the flow and style of midlengths.

Much like Longboarding you can actually engage with the wave better rather than lacerating it to pieces.

Something I never really experienced with a shorty.



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