Davenport surfboards. Got one? Ridden one?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by icecreamheadache, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. icecreamheadache

    icecreamheadache Active Member

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    Anyone got any thoughts on Adam Davenport’s shapes? Been seeing more of his logs floating around here and some of ‘em are looking super slick...
     
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  2. strez

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    I almost bought one recently. They seem to be top quality in every way - shape, glassing, details...
     
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  3. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

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    PM Human aka Dogleg (Nick) on the forum.
     
  4. garagefull

    garagefull Active Member

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    I've been intrigued by his Thing model since I first saw one. The hips are calling to me. Anybody got one they want to part with?
     
  5. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    I think he and Jim Phillips are both shaping in Portugal right now.
     
  6. robsawyer

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    I have a Thing Model. Good buddy has a BKNR. Adam is a great guy. Gene Cooper, Lance Carson and Wayne Rich all trust him and his team with glassing. That should tell you all you need to know on his workmanship!

    Great guy, easy to work with, laid back and excellent shaper. Highly recommended.
     
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  7. icecreamheadache

    icecreamheadache Active Member

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    That Thing model was the one I was eyeballing most. How’s the ride? How long did you get?
     
  8. Human

    Human Active Member

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    Ice cream - I don’t have a thing model laying around, but I do have a Cub, Cadejo, and Cadejo pintail if you ever want to give them a try. I believe Adam has a personal Thing as well that I could likely arrange for you to ride.

    But, to answer your question, like a floating sidewalk.
     
  9. robsawyer

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    I have a 10' Thing. I bought it 7 years ago. Speaking with Adam - he tells me that the shape has been refined since then - but I love the shape. He calls it a wide template pig - which I guess could be true. It certainly has wide point aft of center - but it holds a bit fuller in the nose than a traditional pig would. Im not a small dude - 6'2" x 195-200lbs. The Thing does a great job paddling in and maintaining speed through the mushy beach break sections I encounter on the Gulf Coast. I have also surfed the board on the West Coast (mostly San O) and likewise found the board to do a great job navigating the slower sections. The board does want to be a bit more in the pocket for a nose ride (not really a board that will allow you to chill on the nose way out on the shoulder). Here are a few pics of it in action on the upper Texas beach breaks I frequent when home on the Gulf Coast.
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  10. Lackosense

    Lackosense Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a 9'2 Davenport California Classic Pintail 9'2 x 22 5/8"x 3"x 17"x 15 1/2". Originally offered here by @northbeachboy. I picked it up from @cuda a few months ago. Triple-stringer, center 3/4" redwood with offset 1/4" dark high-density foam. Volan 8oz. all around with 3" laps and 4oz. deck patch. Weight appx. 16-17lbs. Mildly pinched 50/50 rails, tail-kick, and flat/mildly rolled bottom. Glass-on Sunrise Boardworks fin.

    board is still in like-new condition after all these years, not sure how much it was surfed by previous owners but i take it out often when the waves are bigger round these parts. I love the board and as others have stated the craftsmanship is top notch.

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    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019

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