Weber perfomer old vs new?

Lektriz

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Has anyone had the chance to compare say a wide 67' performer to the newer versions?

Outline and rails look the same, similiar soft 60/40 rails.

Read some comments bye mr Daveport that the modern versions have more rocker.

Any info at all on these boards would be appreciated!

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Sax-son

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I had just about every version of Weber Performer ever made. Most of the early Performers were shaped on an early version of a shaping machine so many of them were identical with the exception of the widths and nose rocker choice. However, my favorite to this day is one that Bruce Grant shaped me when Dewey opened his last shop on PCH in Hermosa. It is a 9'8" with a 23" width. 50/50 rails with a 60/40 in the tail. Awesome riding board. Aside from that board I loved the 9' and under super wide's with less nose rocker. Any performer over 10 foot was always too unwieldy for me to ride.
 

Proper_Mode

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I haven't ridden the vintage variety, but had a 10'0 triple sticks with balsa t band center Performer shaped by Jerry O'Keefe.

It was too big for me (like 24.5 x 3.75) but I loved that thing, one of my all time faves. If new Deweys weren't so pricey a narrow nose would be at the top of my list at 10'0 standard dims.

Could trim, noseride, and wheel around turns great. Left me satisfied and smiling not wanting for more (except for less bulk).
 

Lektriz

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Great! thanks for the feedback!

What kind of finswere you guys runing in youre performers? hatchet or something else?

Waht was the rocker like on your favourite performers, slight , medium or full?

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Sax-son

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Nov 23, 2019
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I haven't ridden the vintage variety, but had a 10'0 triple sticks with balsa t band center Performer shaped by Jerry O'Keefe.

It was too big for me (like 24.5 x 3.75) but I loved that thing, one of my all time faves. If new Deweys weren't so pricey a narrow nose would be at the top of my list at 10'0 standard dims.

Could trim, noseride, and wheel around turns great. Left me satisfied and smiling not wanting for more (except for less bulk).
The nose width could be both a blessing and a curse depending on the surf conditions. The board that Bruce Grant shaped me, pulled the nose back in slightly, but not to much. The prices for the new Webers are way out of control in my opinion. Any good shaper could give you something pretty close and perhaps specifications more towards you surfing style for much less expense. As far as the hatchet fin goes, you either love them or hate them. I use 2 different fins for the Performer I have. For nose riding the hatchet fins are awesome, for more critical surf conditions, I will change it out.

A note of caution on hatchet fins for newer constructed boards, the upper mass puts a lot of stress on the fin box, so if the board was glassed lightly, it can work the finbox right out of the foam. If you love the hatchet fin for all conditions, have it glassed on.
 
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ClassicRider

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I just added one to my quiver and its very unique, I almost think its a first run performer cause of the stringer and the lam. I will post pictures but its original with a few repairs and has triple stringer setup which I think is unique and also has a lam that states Weber only in the standard box.
 
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ClassicRider

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I will post outline and profile pictures shortly. Any information or knowledge on this lam would be appreciated.
I believe the serial number is 9410.
 

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