Stoker V machine - Fowler or Anderson?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by newlyn, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Couch

    Couch Active Member

    213
    153
    Mar 18, 2018
    Santa Barbara
    Finally, ride report on my new MiniMax Snub nose. So, three days in everything from junky wind slop to nice 3+ lined up punchy surf...I am 185 lbs, at 5'11+ and surf 3-5 days a week----

    ordered: Fowler MiniMax 6'9, 23 3/8, 3 1/8 quad snub nose---Bruce did the rest....he put some secret sauce in the form of "V" and concave, lower entry rocker for my slower point waves.

    Super fast board in all conditions; really drives the line and gets maximum speed quickly, at 6'9 I can turn off the tail and snap the lip, roll off the top and maintain momentum, cuts back with ease and purpose or trim out to make sections if needed. Really fun board to ride--paddles like a 7'6, Simmons style trim but looser due to the "V" in the tail by a long shot. I think Bruce has a winner here for sure....

    Mods for Gen. II? Thin out the nose a bit so not so much surface area up front giving the board better push into waves and foil the rails just a bit to take out some overall volume and bite into wave faces a bit more while sitting into the water/wave and connecting (those are just my personal mods, Bruce made this one exactly the way I asked him to). My next one will be: 6'10, 23, 3 quad with those mods and MAGIC! I really like this board and will give it a good going over.

    Couch

    email me if you want some pics of the board! (use your real email).
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  2. ekim

    ekim Active Member

    355
    54
    Oct 14, 2015
    Id like to see more pics too. And after you give it a good go over id love to fund your gen.2 if you want to pass it on.
     
  3. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    1,117
    413
    Jun 7, 2012
    USA California
    Yowza..that board sounds awesome..
    I sent a PM with my email..definitely..wanna see some pics
     
  4. Couch

    Couch Active Member

    213
    153
    Mar 18, 2018
    Santa Barbara
  5. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    1,117
    413
    Jun 7, 2012
    USA California
    Holy Moly...another righteous surf
    Fowler 8.2 V8 under foot( was going to use torren twin..but)
    Westside SC..steamer lane.....paddled out to
    Indicators...5-8'...very low tide...hail..rain...sun..wind..
    No crowd..long rides all the way to the sand at dream inn..then.. walk along the bottom of the cliffs
    On the sand ....jump back in..repeat..until
    Fully stoked..1200-1400.
    Yes...nap time...
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
    Artz and davey like this.
  6. Artz

    Artz Active Member

    271
    167
    Nov 22, 2018
    Florida
    DanSan likes this.
  7. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    1,117
    413
    Jun 7, 2012
    USA California
    Me too...gets ya thinking..about the next board...
    You already have a platypus...hmm...
    Me i gotta wait..
    Until..
    I sell one...thats the rule one in..one out...ha
     
  8. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

    332
    438
    Jul 28, 2018
    California
    Here are 3 I just dropped off at the glass shop (Haakenson Fiberglass in Go Go Goleta). There's one 5'8" MiniMAX I've got to paint to fill the order of a dozen new boards for Oloalaia Surf & Brew (oloalaia.com). Four have one off BF Art on them, the rest are standard issue one color deck arches and pinlines. BF ART 3 FOR OLOALAIA.jpg

    The owner, Robbie, snagged a used 6'6" from one of my customers I built a board for in 2016. He didn't want to lug it home, and he decided to try something new and just ordered a "Double Vision" (Twin Fin) from me. Robbie had wanted one of my boards, and he seized the moment. He told me it immediately became his favorite board, and that has led to the first order to supply his shop. Several are already spoken for, so things look promising from the get go!
     
  9. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    1,117
    413
    Jun 7, 2012
    USA California
    Dang..bruce..those are fancy..
     
  10. deemce

    deemce Well-Known Member

    951
    317
    May 18, 2010
    USA Pennsylvania
    Nice work Bruce
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice