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Gear Talk / Re: Half carbon vs tuflite board...what's the difference?
« on: August 04, 2010, 11:03:52 AM »
I have the Bark 14' custom with carbon bottom. Nice looking board and very nice shape. But I would say it is very low tech. The clear resign on top of the carbon is very beautiful, but a light filler would of course be lighter. I would guess it is not vacuum bagged: heavy and not that strong. Very nice looking laminated - great hand craft - but still low tech. Very sensitive for any kind of abuse. I would totally go for tuff light. Strong and light! As coming from wave sailing I might be a little spoiled with higher tech. Surfing is a lot of tradition, beautiful hand made, but also very undeveloped in terms of tech.

Still love my sensitive 14' custom Bark!

/Jesper

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Downwind and Racing / Re: Need advice before ordering a 14' Bark
« on: December 05, 2009, 06:17:48 AM »
Thank you all for the good advice. I will probably go for a carbon bottom and 27.5 wide. Now I'm trying to figure out a way to ship it for a decent price. I’m checking with some forwarders that have been good to me before. If you have any info regarding cheep shipping of a 14' board LA - Europe, please share it with me.

Have any of you been able to check a 14 footer as luggage flying trans Atlantic?

Aloha!

Jesper


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Gear Talk / Re: New 14' Bark Race Board
« on: December 05, 2009, 06:14:32 AM »
Thank you all for the good advice. I will probably go for a carbon bottom and 27.5 wide. Now I'm trying to figure out a way to ship it for a decent price. I’m checking with some forwarders that have been good to me before. If you have any info regarding cheep shipping of a 14' board LA - Europe, please share it with me.

Have any of you been able to check a 14 footer as luggage flying trans Atlantic?

Aloha!

Jesper


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Downwind and Racing / Need advice before ordering a 14' Bark
« on: December 01, 2009, 02:13:04 AM »
Hi all,
I'm about to order a 14' race Bark. Will use it in flat to choppy Swedish water. From my so far limited email correspondence and a phone call to Joe he seems to be a very nice person to deal with.

About the board I have a few questions (of course I will discuss this with Joe, but would like to hear more opinions):

1) How big difference makes the carbon in performance? With a carbon bottom (glass deck) the board becomes about 27-28 pounds instead of 29-30 and a full carbon saves another 2 pound. I also assume the carbon makes it quit a lot stiffer? Each side is USD300...  What are your calls, no, half or full carbon?

2) From the pictures I have found in the web, it does not seem to have a lowered standing area? Why not? Should I ask Joe to incorporate that? Pros, cons?

3) I’m 6’ and 180Ib, will 28’’ be a good width or could I go down to 27 ½’’

Best,

Jesper B


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Gear Talk / Re: New 14' Bark Race Board
« on: December 01, 2009, 02:10:56 AM »
Hi all,
I'm about to order a 14' race Bark. Will use it in flat to choppy Swedish water. From my so far limited email correspondence and a phone call to Joe he seems to be a very nice person to deal with.

About the board I have a few questions (of course I will discuss this with Joe, but would like to hear more opinions):

1) How big difference makes the carbon in performance? For a carbon bottom (glass deck) the board becomes about 27-28 pounds instead of 29-30 and a full carbon saves another 2 pound. I also assume the carbon makes it quit a lot stiffer? Each side is USD300...  What are your calls, no, half or full carbon?

2) From the pictures I have found in the web, it does not seem to have a lowered standing area? Why not? Should I ask Joe to incorporate that? Pros, cons?

3) I’m 6’ and 180Ib will 28’’ be a good width or could I go down to 27 ½’’

Best,

Jesper B

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Gear Talk / Re: Mctavish brings out SUP
« on: September 02, 2009, 01:30:04 PM »
One winter I surfed a McTavish Carver 7'7 surftech. It is the best combination of shortboard style feel and mini-mal/hybrid paddelabillity I have ever come across. /Jesper

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General Discussion / Re: Laird with sailors vid
« on: May 28, 2009, 06:37:03 AM »
Looks like a super fun Ho'okipa windsurf day. And yes, Laird sure knows what he is doing! /Jesper

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General Discussion / Re: Did somebody say SUPsurf movie?
« on: April 21, 2009, 12:25:20 PM »
Very stylish! /JB

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General Discussion / Re: Ouch, Ooooh, Aaaah, Damnit, Ouch, @#$%^&
« on: March 07, 2009, 12:24:10 AM »
Superglue, butterflies, a bootie and of course liquid skin, saved one of my Maui weeks this winter! According to the doctor, superglue is to prefer before stitches if your not staying out of water. Fewer holes in your skin and easier to rip apart if you get staff infection.

Also: If not infected - only clean with fresh water and mild soap, anything stringer delays healing.  If infected – a totally different story!

 /Jesper


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Some guys use a rocker template as shown at the bottom of this page: http://www.shapers.com.au/category2_1.htm

Anybody knows were to buy one of these in the US, or even better for me, in Europe?

/Jesper

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General Discussion / Re: This Guy Surfs AWESOME.
« on: February 11, 2009, 12:35:59 PM »
MORE!!!!!!!! /Jesper

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General Discussion / XXL tube ride?
« on: February 06, 2009, 05:15:32 AM »
There are so many great pictures of stand up surfing, but who has the fattest tube ride on picture? G-Mac in Pipe? Laird in Teahupoo, or something else?

Would like them all to be posted here!

/JB


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General Discussion / Re: 'Sup Bonus
« on: February 06, 2009, 05:01:39 AM »
Is there any picture of him getting a wave (or maybe the opposite)?

Or more general: Where  is the fatest barrel with a stand up inside we can find on picture?

/JB

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Gear Talk / Re: 9-10 Ripper
« on: February 04, 2009, 01:22:46 AM »
Mats. PSH 9'6 rippern är grym. Nästan lika stabil som din 10' men mycket svängigare. OK, byggd för stora grabbar men funkade bra för mig i allt från små sydpluttisar till north-shore över gubbe. Blir perfekt Toröbräda!!!! Enda negativa är dåligt glide, blir till att paddla ordentligt på slöa Fårövågor. Skulle i och för sig vilja prova C4 Vector 9'3. Den har bredare och fetare häck och rakare outline vilket borde innebära bättre paddelegenskaper. /JB

Blane, is it correct the 9-8 and 9-10 are for faster waves and the wider 9-6 more foregiving in slower? I guess the 9-6 is more stable than the 9-8 and 9-10 (with the same fin config) thanks to its width?
On your website none of the new boards are presented. What boards are available between 9 and 10 feet?
How does the 9-6 wide behave on a bigger wave? Can you still do drawn out bottomturns with comfort?

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Gear Talk / Re: 9' 6" Wide Ripper
« on: February 01, 2009, 09:27:25 AM »
That sure is a beautiful board. Love that thin and pulled swallowtail. Nice work with the pad!! /JB

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