Trim Machines

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  1. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    Many of us enjoy a wave that provides an opportunity to just kick back and enjoy a solid trim.

    What board / surf device do you feel provides an enjoyable trim?


    Here are a few that come to mind:

    10' Bob Simmons

    A giant glider style board

    A surf mat

    Pig

    Alaya
     
  2. applekat

    applekat Well-Known Member

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    "...What (sic) device do you feel provides an enjoyable trim?..."
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    Norelco.

    2+1 setup.

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  3. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    Applekat,

    Thank you for pointing out what seems to have confused you.
     
  4. NJ Longboarder

    NJ Longboarder Well-Known Member

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    Gliders and vintage longboards
     
  5. applekat

    applekat Well-Known Member

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    OHHHHH....you probably meant single fins, huh? I gotcha...hear ya loud n' clear:

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  6. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah. My trim machine is a 10'0" G&S Retro Redfin. Just a really pleasant glide and trimming experience, but it also turns pretty smoothly. One of my most memorable moments was on a head high wave that dished up a section that looked impossible to make -- I stepped up to the trim position and the afterburners kicked in, but less like a bucking bronco and moreso smooth like a Cadillac. I often use it as a ripple rider, although it seems to get better the bigger the waves are. (I've never gone more than OH though.)

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  7. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    The weight of a vintage board feels good.
     
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  8. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    that board looks good!
     
  9. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    I've had boards with a fair amount of rocker that still trim well, and I have had boards with no rocker that trim well. I think a bit of weight is a significant contributor to the feel of trim that I gravitate toward.
     
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  10. mad dog

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    10' JH Cali and 10'10" JH Le Sliviar and 10' Skip 10' 6" Tyler Super Chief and some 9'6" Magics by Bob. Glide City
     

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