Winter Boards

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Planktom, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    USA California
    pretty cool and interesting how Torren talks about how trying to go shorter on that longer twin board made it lose some of its characteristics...the way he surfs that longer one makes the shape very interesting, especially on those big waves
  2. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    USA New Jersey
    Agree. For those of us who don’t have a vertical attack, the flowing lines of the longer version can work.
  3. Planktom

    Planktom Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2016
    Devon, UK
    In my younger, naïve years, I would just kind of step up my shortboard a few inches, but since becoming a (more enlightened? Or just more grown-up?) 'poly-design' user, I definitely have a preference for boards with a more forward wide point and a flatter entry rocker, with considerably more volume.

    I guess this also comes down somewhat to understanding that I am not Andy Irons and the likelihood of needing to have a board that will allow me to go vertical into a pitching lip some way above my head is non-existent, so why not have a board that paddles well (but still duckdives), excels at getting me into a wave early, covers ground well and feels planted in bottom turns and open face turns? Common sense really and I regret not being more sensible 20 years ago.... I must have missed a lot of waves!
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  4. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    USA California
    Torren board..
    I talked with simon..and torren..
    About it...very cool.. always is a great guy to work with
    Talk to open with...just hang out with..
    And so very reasonable pricing..~$700 for custom
    Looking forward to seeing the result..
    He actually made a couple before..
    After we looked at the pics..watched
    The south amer. video
    ..and the "Dear Vinta" vimeo in the philippines

    Im kinda favoring the 8' range..
    The 7.10 lovelace vbowls.....8.2 fowler v8 vbottom..
    And now this 7.10 ward...
    Plus im feel lucky
    To be able to talk with
    3 good guys..good shapers
    for my boards.bruce, ryan, and ward..
    And get cool sleds...for the holidaze
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  5. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    a quiet cabin in the woods
    Here's a 7'6 Ward shaped for my son, designed for bigger OB..
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  6. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    8'2" MC Bonzer 5 :


  7. Nilus

    Nilus Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2008
    Yowza! That's a sick one, Vet. My 6'4 egg is the most versatile board I've ever owned. Taking it to Rincon right now, in fact. =^)
  8. strez

    strez Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Hamilton, Massachusetts
    I like everything about that bonzer, Vet. Enjoy!
  9. JMJackFish

    JMJackFish Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    USA North Carolina
    Still loving this JH Squash with 101's. Without a doubt best backside board I have ever ridden. 6'11 I think. It works great in the Winter here especially at Mase and the Inlet. The extra foam accommodates the walrus suit.
  10. Bighouse

    Bighouse Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    East End, Long Island
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