Russ Short as midlength?

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  1. bfat

    bfat Active Member

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    Would appreciate any feedback / insight into Campbell Bros Russ Short in longer lengths, 6'10" - 7'6" or so.

    Particularly interested in an east coasters take. Do people prefer the CB egg (w/ewing or without) as a midlength?

    I tried searching older bonzer threads, but if I missed a discussion on this topic just point me in the right direction.
     
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  2. dr flavors

    dr flavors Active Member

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    had a 6-10 and a 6-8.

    mid-length/trim machines?... no.

    disappointing in flat faced burgers. they need push

    step-up/semi-gun?... sure.

    russ shorts love clean, throaty drainers detonating on the inside bars
     
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  3. Artz

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    If you are looking for a more all around Bonzer You can’t go wrong with an 5 fin Bonzer Egg. E wings are good but a clean rail line is also good. Works great in Reef, Point, Beach Break, pitching to fat burger waves.
     
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  4. bfat

    bfat Active Member

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    thanks @dr flavors and @Artz
    I'm tinkering with what to pair a 7'6 v-bottom with. A one two mid-length punch. I was looking at some pics of the bottom contours on a rush short, thought it may fit the bill but I know nothing about bonzers.
     
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  5. Bighouse

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    Wouldn't be bad to have a RS in your quiver as a step up for the North East.
     
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  6. Artz

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    Checkout Campbell Bothers web page Bonzer Nation. Lots of Photos of all their models.
     
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  7. Planktom

    Planktom Well-Known Member

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    I've had a 6'7" RS and a wingless 6'8" B5 egg and would concur with Flavors and Artz above - egg is better all rounder.

    I've also ridden a friend's 8ft B5 egg (no wing either) and that was a great board... carve city. But any bonzer is likely to forsake you that real bottom-end glide in slop - they need a bit of a wave to get that engine up to RPM...

    Like a race car, they're lumpy when idling, but buttery when the revs are up! Wider tails help the bottom end, so maybe a pod or some kind of Bumblebee/RS hybrid may be worth thinking about if you want that low end usability?
     
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