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Macaster

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Feb 13, 2021
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Great thread. I was all set to order a 6'6 speed egg but now I am considering something different . Possibly an Octafish or MLV. For those that ride those models how are you sizing them? I am 5'9 and 170 pounds. I am old but still in shape. I surf mostly NC San Diego Beach breaks. Which of those models are the most versatile?
 

5finFever

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Apr 11, 2020
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SE FL
Great thread. I was all set to order a 6'6 speed egg but now I am considering something different . Possibly an Octafish or MLV. For those that ride those models how are you sizing them? I am 5'9 and 170 pounds. I am old but still in shape. I surf mostly NC San Diego Beach breaks. Which of those models are the most versatile?
It really depends what you want to get out of your bonzer! The speed egg is much more “cruisey” than say a MLBV or an Octo. Then again my 7’4” SE w/ elevated wing can go full vert if you push it off the tail. (See attached photo). For north county SD in the smaller range of Malcolm’s shapes the MLBV would be much more versatile than the octofish, as it has flatter rocker and a wider, thicker template.
 

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Macaster

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Feb 13, 2021
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Oceanside
I had a great conversation with Malcom today and discussed board options. We landed on a Alpha Omega. I wanted something with a pulled in nose and light vehicle bottom. He said he can do it as a three fin if I wanted that instead of a twin. I know that doesn't stay true to the AO roots but it sounds like a great combo. We have a few more small details to hash out. He's been an absolute pleasure to talk too.

The wait begins.................
 

fluidworks

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Dec 1, 2019
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I had a great conversation with Malcom today and discussed board options. We landed on a Alpha Omega. I wanted something with a pulled in nose and light vehicle bottom. He said he can do it as a three fin if I wanted that instead of a twin. I know that doesn't stay true to the AO roots but it sounds like a great combo. We have a few more small details to hash out. He's been an absolute pleasure to talk too.

The wait begins.................
What’s the wait like these days?
 

icecreamheadache

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Jan 14, 2006
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3 fin MC Bonzer Light Vehicles work. Really good.
Second that. My 3 fin MLV is a go to for waist to head high beachies in marginal to good conditions and works really good on the slopier reefs. It catches anything, goes fast, turns good and can handle a bit of texture on the wave face. I've had a grip of Bonzers and this shape really excels in much of the surf we get from Point Conception to Malibu.
 




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