What's 11'7" and really cool?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Basenji703, May 4, 2019.

  1. Basenji703

    Basenji703 Well-Known Member

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    An Eavey Glider. I was dangerous before...but this is a whole new level of dangerous.
     
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  2. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a true "crowd pleaser"!
     
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  3. DJR

    DJR Active Member

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    Greg’s gliders are wonderful. Congrats!
     
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  4. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Well-Known Member

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  5. dingpatch

    dingpatch Well-Known Member

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    Do you have to attend classes for that, or do you just take an on-line course to get your license?
     
  6. Tlri

    Tlri Active Member

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    Beautiful sled.
    Please give a ride report.
     
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  7. Artz

    Artz Active Member

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    The SUP sweepers are on notice.
     
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  8. FirstPointEric

    FirstPointEric Well-Known Member

    Congrats, basenji. Looks so good; love everything I see on that thing; bottom shot might be good too but only after you surf it and stuff. ;)
     
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  9. Basenji703

    Basenji703 Well-Known Member

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    It is very interesting in a good way. I was able to turn it and even got a couple of cut backs on a couple of waves. The board actually seems to surf shorter than it is, except at the end of the wave. Once you lose speed you really have to manage all of that extra length. You have to remember to turn it from the tail, but that really isn't so difficult. I am using an 8.5 cut away fin. It seems to work OK, but I will be experimenting. I tried to do a fade left, snap right that didn't work, so I am going to try a narrower fin. We have a few guys that ride gliders here and I am going to try a fin like they are using to see how they work. Catching a wave is not as easy as you might think. I was told to paddle closer to the nose than I would expect and that helped a lot with the drop in. That being said, my wave count went down. I missed a number of waves that I thought I would catch. Part of it is because the tide was coming in, but the larger part was me. All in all it was a great first session. I may try for another one this pm. I know this will disappoint SharkB8 who is already lusting after this board, but he will just have to be patient.
     
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  10. DJR

    DJR Active Member

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    I had an 11’2 from Greg similar shape and amd it was a wonderfully surfable board
    Magic fin was a Skip Frye 8” True Ames
    Enjoy!!!!
     
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