Some new boards from one of our own!

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by dtorrent, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. dtorrent

    dtorrent Well-Known Member

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    McQuad/Justin and I have never met in person but have bought and sold various boards from one another via Amtrak for the last few years. We seem to have similar taste in boards and I have always wanted to try one of his shapes. Some friends were down in FL back in December and brought back an 8'0 midlength that Justin had shaped for himself. It quickly became my favorite board.

    As we all know, I have been thinking about the pig for a while. Decided I didn't want to go that way, but really wanted something with some hips, wide point a bit aft, not super-wide nose, but still easy to noseride. Something Christenson-esque.

    Talked to Justin and pretty much gave him free reign to make me something that's "a great turner, but can still noseride".

    He has a mid-60's? Skip Frye/G&S that we used as sort of a base template.

    And this is what he did.... FullSizeRender.JPEG
     
  2. dtorrent

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  4. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

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    Justin has been shaping some great boards!! If the 60’s G&S was a bit lighter you would probably love it. Looking forward to some ride reports on your new custom. :)
     
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  5. Patrick Riley

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    Yew! He sent me a pic of shaped blank. Looked like a winner. Looks great, can’t wait to get a ride report. Also sounds like we have similar taste in boards as well.

    Just got done riding a Christenson Bonneville and very similar template. Curious what fin you are going to try first? I went through 3 fins and multiple positions before I settled on a Tyler Warren. Started with big pivot fin, noserider good, turns not so much, 4A opposite. Then TW perfect.
     
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  6. dtorrent

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    I have both the TW 9.75 pivot and a 9.75 4a. I will try them both but usually I prefer the TW in my wider tailed boards.
     
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  7. McQuad

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    81A6C0F2-97A8-4C91-B546-7AF4DF1AD62A.jpeg Thanks for the kind words. Can’t wait to get a ride report.
     
  8. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

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    Justin is doing some fine..fine ..work..
    There are only 3 boards i truly regret selling..
    A greg liddle single fin 7.3 musgo....a kg garden keel fish..with geppys
    And laird 88 model...with a senior grom fin....but it went to another jammer..
    Anywho...we still have our house in pvb...
    So some day in the future..
    A pig sounds ..sweet.

    Ok yeah the 8.0 liddle nibt..one of his last shapes in 2015..
    But i got from justin..and sold it back...ha
     
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  9. McQuad

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    thanks Danno. Wait till you try a new 88. They are considerably more refined than the one you had.
     
  10. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

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    My pleasure..its struth!!
    Next trip back to visit my inlaws..
    Maybe i bring back one..
    Or you know me..i loves me some amtrak
     

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