Fowler V8, Andreini McVee, others?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by OneLove, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

    1,621
    1,894
    Feb 6, 2015
    a quiet cabin in the woods
    great writeup, Bruce, of actual history... vs subjective opinions from those who weren't actually there
     
    DanSan likes this.
  2. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

    1,024
    1,510
    Jul 28, 2018
    California
    Rudy 9'0" BFV8 Tail to Nose.jpg Rudy's BFV8 Bottom Nose to Tail 2020.jpg Rudy's BFV8 Nose to Tail.jpg I'm not sure if these pix got posted or not.
    These are of Rudy's 9'0"x24"x3-3/8" BFV8.

    Rudy has had two 7'6" V8's and wanted one that could paddle in earlier into some breaks he surfs up in Washington State.

    Note Dim correction 24"x3-3/8"
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2020
    ekim, DanSan, hankster and 2 others like this.
  3. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

    1,024
    1,510
    Jul 28, 2018
    California
    HERE'S SOME MORE OF RUDY'S BOARD.
    Got packed up and on Amtrak to Seattle. Such a deal at $85.
    I love Amtrak. Rudy's Tail.jpg RUDY LOGO CLOSEUP.jpg RUDY SHRED DOG LOGO.jpg Rudy's New BFV* Guitar Sample.jpg RUDY FIN BOXES.jpg
     
    DanSan and Lackosense like this.
  4. Lektriz

    Lektriz Member

    53
    85
    Mar 15, 2017
    Finland
    Have nevere surfed a Hot Generation, Plastic Machine or one of Geene Cooper's veebottom's, but have had many years of joy from a Fowler v8 avd a Andreini Mcvee.

    I agree with all of the above put would like to ad that the Fowler is more forgiving IMHO and has a works better in everyday surf, it even made onshore windswell fun! The Mcvee would handle waves with more shape better IMHO but was did not perform as well in softer waves. Don't get me wrong you can surf the V8 in on bigger days as long as it's not to hollow.

    Both boards paddle extremly well but hands down the V8 catches waves and even unbroken swell much earlier and easier the the Mcvee. Hard to tell wich board is faster, but for a on rail lightsaber swoosh bottom turn the V8 is the better board IMHO. Both boards cutback and carve with ease from the middle of the board both frontside/backside.

    Would love to be able to compare them to one of Jim's boards or Geenes' vees but mr Coopers tails look a bit to thin for my fat ass.

    14067596_655552044601204_3396150493105727244_n.jpg
    20160423_191923.jpg
    20160423_141137.jpg
    42286072_1139843849505352_7986644845445775360_o (1).jpg
    1375248_243845029105243_1653286513_n.jpg IMG_0308.JPG
     

Share This Page