Fowler V8, Andreini McVee, others?

OneLove

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Thinking of possibilities for the next board. Ride reports, opinions, lengths, pictures, etc. on these two or other similar boards/shapers welcome!
 

Bruce Fowler

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Jul 28, 2018
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I can provide you with a historical on mine and a model description if you desire it, however, there are plenty of guys riding them all over the globe and they've turned into a bit of a cult following.

Perhaps some of those folks belonging to Jamz can chime in with their take on mine & comparisons to Marc's McVee, Hot Generation, and other such sleds. Peace.
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Here's a pic to get things started.
 

306Bing

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I can provide you with a historical on mine and a model description if you desire it, however, there are plenty of guys riding them all over the globe and they've turned into a bit of a cult following.

Perhaps some of those folks belonging to Jamz can chime in with their take on mine & comparisons to Marc's McVee, Hot Generation, and other such sleds. Peace. View attachment 15322 Here's a pic to get things started.
Looking forward to trying one in Nosara.
 

DanSan

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Jun 7, 2012
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I have ridden others...andrieni..g&s skip frye...hit gen...cooperfish..
Choc fish....etc
And i am biased..towards the deadshaper..
I love my fowler 8.2 V8..just got home from OBSF after work..
This board works great ..everywhere ..every size..for me..
 
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DanSan

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Andreini hands down out of those two but you’re not giving a lot for details.
I love it...
And this what is so cool...we all see a different color..
In the prism...at the angle we view at...
All very good...very good


Like mini sims...hands jim dunlop is my fav
Hulls ..liddle..ryder..
Etc..
Right now im immersed in the fowler nvm..all the wrinkles the 4+1
Set up...especially the thing with bigger quads..for obsf..
Danny hess has been espousing...
And of course trying to figure out the torren channel twin keels..
So good..
 

Mizrachi

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Marc's description of his McVee aligns exactly with my experience. Very maneuverable, catches ripples, no sliding out and way more agile and speedy than any log I've owned. Mine is a 9'4 and @sightpoint 's 8'4 and both work great. Highly recommended.
 

jbb

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Very maneuverable, catches ripples, no sliding out and way more agile and speedy than any log I've owned. Mine is a 9'4 and @sightpoint 's 8'4 and both work great. Highly recommended.
As you know, Miz, I am of same opinion. The ANDREINI custom 9' 1.5" stringerless McV that i've been riding over past 3-4 years is one of 2 boards that i reach for most often when at San Diego North County longboard breaks. The 10' Michael Miller egg is the other board, FWIW.
 

ekim

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Fowlers have a heavier vee that goes out back. Marc's are flat out back. Fowler's are hull entry to flat center to vee where Marc's are hull bottom's I believe. I absolutely recommend trying a Fowler V8. Mine is 8'6 x 24 1/4" x 3 1/4" Using a 10" velzy classic. The thing is a monster paddle machine but easy to maneuver through crowds.
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DanSan

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Fowlers have a heavier vee that goes out back. Marc's are flat out back. Fowler's are hull entry to flat center to vee where Marc's are hull bottom's I believe. I absolutely recommend trying a Fowler V8. Mine is 8'6 x 24 1/4" x 3 1/4" Using a 10" velzy classic. The thing is a monster paddle machine but easy to maneuver through crowds. View attachment 15325 View attachment 15326 View attachment 15327 View attachment 15328
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I agree so much..
My 8.2 x 23 3/4 x 3 1/4 ..with a true ames 4A 9.75"
Paddles like a fiend....makes steep drops ,
And still turns a tight radius...and has..with plenty speed to burn
 




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