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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2019, 03:42:10 PM »
Iím 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.
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I'm curious too. That's the first thing I will be checking. I will sound the deck like we do with sailboat decks to check the density and press on it with my thumb in places as well as check overall flex and/or stiffness.

Update - Trailer was unloaded today at freight terminal.

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« Last Edit: April 26, 2019, 03:54:42 PM by Badger »
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2019, 02:54:36 PM »
Seems like just yesterday that Tino (owner of Sunova) and I hand delivered your 14' Search to your door  :)

I am interested to see your Outer Reef when I get up your way this year.

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2019, 03:20:47 PM »
Looking forward to it Rick, and I would love to try the Point Break if you have one to demo.   8)
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2019, 10:04:05 AM »
Okay, here it is. Fresh off the truck.

It arrived unscathed. It was wrapped in plastic with a sheet of Styrofoam on the bottom. Then cardboard on the top, bottom and sides and all that was inside a pretty rugged cardboard box.

My first impression was that it looks small for a 10'6. Very surfy looking. The nose and tail are very thin and narrow compared to most boards of this length. The beveled rails look nice.

The construction seems plenty strong and solid. A screwdriver bounced high when dropped handle down from a few inches. I could not flex the surface at all when pushing down hard with my thumb. The deck pad and paint job look good. The vent is inside the handle. I love the look and shape. I can't find a thing wrong with this board. It looks as good as any Starboard or other top brand. I'm very happy with the purchase.

I might take it out this afternoon. There's not much for waves but at least I can get the feel of it. I'll do a full review after I surf it a few times.

« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 10:25:11 AM by Badger »
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 x 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L
Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6 165L 
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2019, 10:19:51 AM »
Stoked!!!!   You are going to have some great sessions on that. After surfing my 11'6 Nalu for the first time in years (Thanks to Cookie's visit), I realized how much fun it was. I used to troll breaks with it and have a blast just going out anywhere. I kinda fell into this only surf at a specific spot or paddle distance on my unlimiteds routine. That in between surf & cruise board really interests me more now. 
I'll wait for your report.....

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2019, 12:07:32 PM »
Looks awesome... shape... graphics... simplicity

Can you share what it weighs in at?  and a pic of the rocker?
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2019, 12:08:40 PM »
Stoked!!!!   You are going to have some great sessions on that. After surfing my 11'6 Nalu for the first time in years (Thanks to Cookie's visit), I realized how much fun it was. I used to troll breaks with it and have a blast just going out anywhere. I kinda fell into this only surf at a specific spot or paddle distance on my unlimiteds routine. That in between surf & cruise board really interests me more now. 
I'll wait for your report.....

Im going through the EXACT same thing now.  got WAY to into surfing and forgot how fun a big board trolling and covering some distance for waves is. Especially in summer

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2019, 12:12:46 PM »
Great looking board, and itís lovely to see Blaneís innovations again. The bottom of that looks very interesting indeed. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Thereís a Loose Leaf V1 going for a very good price here, and Iím tempted, although it is very heavy for its size; must be lined with lead.

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2019, 01:40:22 PM »
Great looking board. Nice coloring on it too. Thanks for taking pictures of the unboxing. Looking forward to more comments from you on this board.
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2019, 03:25:25 PM »
Looks nice, hows the weight feel ?
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2019, 04:33:22 PM »
It feels pretty light. I'm guessing it's around 25 pounds maybe less. My bathroom scale died and I'm waiting for another one to show up at the dump.

It will be a couple of days before I have time to get out on the water.

Here's a rocker shot. Not the best angle. I wasn't low enough. I'll try to get a better pic tomorrow.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 05:19:13 PM by Badger »
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 x 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L
Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6 165L 
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2019, 05:00:06 PM »
Thatís a Blane Chambers rocker, for sure.

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #57 on: April 30, 2019, 05:17:56 PM »
Sweet, I really like that thinned out nose
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #58 on: April 30, 2019, 06:24:03 PM »
Go hang out at the dump and get that scale : ) 
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2019, 08:11:55 PM »
Nice broadside photo shot of it. Shows enough to see the rocker.
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