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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2019, 12:53:44 PM »
I just had a chat with support @ GS site and he said 11 ft MX is 11 kilos and X2 is 2.5 kilos heavier because of bamboo inserts. 
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2019, 01:27:43 PM »
I just had a chat with support @ GS site and he said 11 ft MX is 11 kilos and X2 is 2.5 kilos heavier because of bamboo inserts.


Wow, 11 kilos (24.2 lbs) is pretty light for an 11 footer.

Did he have anything else to say?



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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2019, 04:39:29 PM »
I was basically asking about diff between those two (MX and X2) and he reassured me that MX would hold hypothetical 190/200-pounder (me) just fine. BUm I'm still kinda skeptical that board lost 2.5 kilos (5.5 lbs! ) of wood veneer (intended for structural reinforcement) and still "very strong". I understand a desire to bring the price down by simplifying manufacruting process,  but would it be still in the same condition as a board with veneer down the road?  who knows
 
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2019, 05:01:46 PM »
I was basically asking about diff between those two (MX and X2) and he reassured me that MX would hold hypothetical 190/200-pounder (me) just fine. BUm I'm still kinda skeptical that board lost 2.5 kilos (5.5 lbs! ) of wood veneer (intended for structural reinforcement) and still "very strong". I understand a desire to bring the price down by simplifying manufacruting process,  but would it be still in the same condition as a board with veneer down the road?  who knows


I'll try to get an idea of how strong the MX construction is when I get my board.

200 pounds isn't all that heavy. The bigger boards are intended for heavier riders than you. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2019, 06:38:28 PM »
I just had a chat with support @ GS site and he said 11 ft MX is 11 kilos and X2 is 2.5 kilos heavier because of bamboo inserts.


Wow, 11 kilos (24.2 lbs) is pretty light for an 11 footer.

The above quoted weight sounds about right to me because the Outer Reef 11' is: 11' x 32.50" x 4.75" @ 185 liters in MX construction.

As an example, my One World 11'1" in ballis tec construction is: 11'1" x 30" x 4.50" @ 173 liters. With the deckpad and adding in my 5 fin configuration of (2, 5"), (2, 4") and (1, 2.25" nubster) fins and the total weight for my One World is 23 lbs.

Subtract the (1, 2.25") nubster center fin, so I can ride my One World as a quad fin setup, the weight comes down to 22 lbs, 14 ozs.
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2019, 09:44:20 PM »
I was basically asking about diff between those two (MX and X2) and he reassured me that MX would hold hypothetical 190/200-pounder (me) just fine. BUm I'm still kinda skeptical that board lost 2.5 kilos (5.5 lbs! ) of wood veneer (intended for structural reinforcement) and still "very strong". I understand a desire to bring the price down by simplifying manufacruting process,  but would it be still in the same condition as a board with veneer down the road?  who knows

Remember that the recommended rider weight is "Based On Novice To Intermediate Skill Level". They are well aware that much heavier advanced riders over 230 lbs will be surfing these boards.

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2019, 12:06:44 PM »
For what its worth, I had asked GSI whether they had any experience with pressure dings in the standing area of MX constructed boards, and their response was that they "have had no issues with the deck".  It was in regard to a 10' x 32" Outer Reef which, btw, weighs approx 21.5 lbs in MX.   
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2019, 03:49:11 PM »
@ Badger

Do you have an ETA (estimated time of arrival) for when your Outer Reef will arrive at your place (home or shipping terminal)?


The board is shipped and on it's way. It was picked up on Tuesday with an expected delivery on Monday the 29th.

Right now it's in HASKELL, NJ which is only 4 and a half hours away from NH. It may get here ahead of schedule depending on how many stops the driver has to make.




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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2019, 04:19:14 PM »
Im really looking forward to hearing about this board. I wish we could get them here, but it seems like all the GSI dealers in the UK are just selling their clothing etc ranges.

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2019, 09:10:24 PM »
@ Badger

Do you have an ETA (estimated time of arrival) for when your Outer Reef will arrive at your place (home or shipping terminal)?


The board is shipped and on it's way. It was picked up on Tuesday with an expected delivery on Monday the 29th.

Right now it's in HASKELL, NJ which is only 4 and a half hours away from NH. It may get here ahead of schedule depending on how many stops the driver has to make.

I'm looking forward to hearing all the "details" about this board from you. In the other topic thread I started, the Outer Reef is one of the three choices I'm looking at in the 11' range.
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2019, 10:51:10 PM »
It's Friday morning and the board is in Billerica Massachusetts just an hour from my house but the tracking still shows Monday for the ETA. I hope it's not going to sit there for three days.
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2019, 05:25:24 AM »
Call the shipping company an ask if you could pick it up at the terminal (if you have time/vehicle to do that of course). I drove to Woosta to pick up my Infinity. Didn't like the idea of 15 ft box would be sitting over the weekend in a warehouse where forklifts operators play NASCAR. Also avoiding one more ride and load/unload to the truck.
 
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2019, 05:39:40 AM »
Yeah, Id go and pick it up. A very large proportion of the delivery dings that occur to boards occur in the final leg.

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2019, 06:25:29 AM »
There are a number of shipping terminals in Billerica. It's probably at Fedex Freight.

I would try to pick it up but my car has been having problems and I don't feel like being stranded on the side of rt 95 in the rain today.   :)

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2019, 03:16:10 PM »
I’m curious what your initial sense is about the build quality... once you get your mitts on it. The downside with PSH was the heavy hand layups, then the less than stellar Boardworks constructions. If back then there had been a sturdy, molded  21lb Chambers shaped 10 footer, I would have jumped all over it.
Literally : )
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