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Best twintip for waves

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Created by Rufus123 Two weeks ago, 16 May 2020
Rufus123
NSW, 5 posts
16 May 2020 10:46AM
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I am looking at changing from shinn to something els, ive broken the last two monks and my brothers between them have broken the bronq 5 times yes its under warranty but im still not happy with it. Whats everyone riding ? I always ride in the surf and i have a directional but prefer the freedom of twintip

Greenarrowz
NSW, 297 posts
16 May 2020 4:09PM
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Ocean Rodeo Mako 140 (150 recomended) or 165. Orange board .


surfguy
NSW, 23 posts
16 May 2020 7:04PM
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Yes ocean Rodeo.
Priced the Nomad,$3500 delivered was crazy price.
been riding the Mako for 4 years now, fantastic in waves ,chop or flat water.

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
16 May 2020 5:45PM
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surfguy said..
Yes ocean Rodeo.
Priced the Nomad,$3500 delivered was crazy price.
been riding the Mako for 4 years now, fantastic in waves ,chop or flat water.



Yep not cheap , but the materials and workmanship
Leaves all brands looking cheap in comparison, I know half a dozen blokes who have had them for 5 years or so, they see them as a one off lifetime bit of kit, the process of manufacture is very personal making it to your exact requirements, up close you wouldn't question the cost, the price void in carbon is huge, some looks like it but is far from it, spoke with starboard boardmaker, he was telling me that some brands are just printing a carbon weave onto paper
And glassing it in to make it look like it, and still charging top wack, as for Shinn I've had monks and bronq all models and thrashed them , only issue was the 1st model which had what looked like a crack through the guts on the base, but just it fixed up for $120 professionally, not bad for 5/6 season's of hammer, in all honestly the way it looked,flexed and weight I thought it'd last a season, there's a point between performance and longevity in a tt s manufacture

Plummet
4715 posts
17 May 2020 3:08AM
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Ohhhhhh..... Mine is the bomb!........

You cant beat a well made mutant to boost and wave ride.

Now I just need to license someone to manufacture them for me.








Rufus123
NSW, 5 posts
17 May 2020 7:01AM
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Thanks for the reply not really wanting to spend over 1200 so 3500 is a bit out of budget. I am now looking at crazyfly raptor, duotone jamie pro etc. I will look into the ocean rodeos

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
17 May 2020 5:43AM
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Rufus123 said..
Thanks for the reply not really wanting to spend over 1200 so 3500 is a bit out of budget. I am now looking at crazyfly raptor, duotone jamie pro etc. I will look into the ocean rodeos


Plummet will make you his creation in exchange for 3 virgin ewes , if your short on funds

RAL INN
VIC, 2834 posts
17 May 2020 7:54AM
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The Zeeko Bhoot TT has an asymmetric outline that works sweet in waves. the more curved toeside edge makes your toeside bottom turns nicer and can cut through the choppy bits easier. So your Toeside bottom turns feel relaxed allowing more focus on heading up to that sweet part of the lip, to smash it.

RobLew
WA, 3 posts
17 May 2020 7:20AM
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The Nomad carbon c-wave at 895 euro with a size of 143 x 41,5 for a 85 kilo rider.
Plus shipping 175 euro shipping.
Invoice for shipping below $1000 so no GST.
. Quality product that's worth looking at as made to order to suit the rider.

wishy
WA, 1450 posts
17 May 2020 8:02AM
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If you are destroying that many boards you really need to move to a wakeboard type construction kiteboard, they are a lot more heavy duty.

Rufus123
NSW, 5 posts
17 May 2020 1:38PM
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Freestyle boards are crap in the surf to rigid and just dont turn well

Nathe
WA, 407 posts
17 May 2020 12:29PM
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I've had a heap of twin tips for the surf ,even had the ocean rodeo mako 150. That board ate chop but couldn't handle fast aggressive turns it just slid out no matter what fin configuration. The liquid force lunar lander is good in the waves , but my all time favorite is the Jimmy Lewis
model 3 139. Just bought a new one as mine is battered after 6 years.

Plummet
4715 posts
17 May 2020 4:13PM
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cauncy said..

Rufus123 said..
Thanks for the reply not really wanting to spend over 1200 so 3500 is a bit out of budget. I am now looking at crazyfly raptor, duotone jamie pro etc. I will look into the ocean rodeos



Plummet will make you his creation in exchange for 3 virgin ewes , if your short on funds


Why on earth would i want virgin ewes. Give me raging ho's an day.

Peahi
VIC, 1216 posts
17 May 2020 10:57PM
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b4 I used surfboards I rode cab customs, later CBL the banana rocker great in the waves and still good as a twinnie in flat water/chop if you want a one size fits all, I'm sure other brands have similar wakestyle boards but they are heavy and need more kite grunt.

Can't imagine taking a twinnie out the waves now, just feels wierd unless waves are 1 foot and depth of water about the same.

PanaQc
6 posts
18 May 2020 1:56AM
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Rufus123 said..
Thanks for the reply not really wanting to spend over 1200 so 3500 is a bit out of budget. I am now looking at crazyfly raptor, duotone jamie pro etc. I will look into the ocean rodeos


Had Mako, poor flex properties. On a TT I find the flex makes a big difference in carving hard without slipping. I spent the money on a Nomad and did not regret it and I dont see anything better on the market. I anticipate you will end up with a Nomad sooner or later, save yourself the trouble. Idealy test one, but i know they are relatively rare.
cheers

PanaQc
6 posts
18 May 2020 1:56AM
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Rufus123 said..
Thanks for the reply not really wanting to spend over 1200 so 3500 is a bit out of budget. I am now looking at crazyfly raptor, duotone jamie pro etc. I will look into the ocean rodeos


Had Mako, poor flex properties. On a TT I find the flex makes a big difference in carving hard without slipping. I spent the money on a Nomad and did not regret it and I dont see anything better on the market. I anticipate you will end up with a Nomad sooner or later, save yourself the trouble. Idealy test one, but i know they are relatively rare.
cheers

RAL INN
VIC, 2834 posts
18 May 2020 8:27AM
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RobLew said..
The Nomad carbon c-wave at 895 euro with a size of 143 x 41,5 for a 85 kilo rider.
Plus shipping 175 euro shipping.
Invoice for shipping below $1000 so no GST.
. Quality product that's worth looking at as made to order to suit the rider.


Sorry but yes there's gst on any order now under 1000.
plus it is on the product price plus the freight plus the import duty and fees. appox 21%
So 895 + 175 = 1070euro @0.60E/aud =$1783aud

1783 x 1.21 = $2158aud

wishy
WA, 1450 posts
18 May 2020 9:26AM
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yvanni01
NSW, 3 posts
19 May 2020 12:27PM
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I purchased a 2017 Cabrinha Tronic 145 x 43 a couple of years ago. I'm 184cm - 84kg.
I enjoy catching waves, carving but still enjoy lofty airs and basic tricks (front/back rolls, grabs etc).

Cant say a bad thing about it. The are perfect for the conditions I ride on the east coast of Aus. They've been around for a while now with the shapes remaining relatively the same throughout the years. I've flirted with strapped surfboards/twintips but for me the Tronic gives me the most rounded option for what I enjoy doing.

You would not be disappointed!

shi thouse
WA, 915 posts
19 May 2020 4:45PM
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siny
ACT, 275 posts
20 May 2020 8:37AM
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Most of the guys on twin tips in the waves are just going in and out , ****ing it up for people who actually use the waves

Nathe
WA, 407 posts
20 May 2020 7:24AM
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siny said..
Most of the guys on twin tips in the waves are just going in and out , ****ing it up for people who actually use the waves


Most not all. Some of us ride all sorts of boards even directional like the strapless God's on this forum. A board for every condition is what you need , not a narrow mind.

shi thouse
WA, 915 posts
20 May 2020 11:02AM
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Plenty of kooks out there on SB's thinking they're Keahi in 2 foot slop. At that point a surf TT is brilliant.

Plummet
4715 posts
21 May 2020 1:50AM
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siny said..
Most of the guys on twin tips in the waves are just going in and out , ****ing it up for people who actually use the waves


I used to get this attitude from one guy who thought his **** didn't stink. I remember him telling me one particular location was for surfboards only.....

Well he shut up pretty quickly when he was too scared to go out because the conditions were too big and windy. I happily rode my offensive mutant in those crazy ass conditions all the time....

Be cool, don't be a dick. Let everyone have their fun, even if you cant see that its fun.

LeighMajor
NSW, 360 posts
21 May 2020 6:52AM
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Rufus save a bit more and get a Nomad Carbon Wave.




billygreen
28 posts
21 May 2020 6:37AM
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siny said..
Most of the guys on twin tips in the waves are just going in and out , ****ing it up for people who actually use the waves


That's the truth if I have ever seen it.
short tacking in the break, usually afraid to go out the back to get upwind, severe lack of common sense. Usually loosIng their boards and body drag around the lineup. Best trick is a bum
air dangling from a 5 strut high aspect kite which anyone can boost on. Can we ban them until it's 30knots to stop all the kooks giving kiting a bad name

ste
WA, 434 posts
21 May 2020 10:02AM
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Another thread with everyone feeling the love!!
cant we all just play nice?

shi thouse
WA, 915 posts
21 May 2020 10:08AM
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Agreed, like usual these threads get hijacked by d!cks trying to spruik their opinions that are unrelated to the topic.

Last time I checked the King of the Air was in surf.

billygreen
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21 May 2020 10:39AM
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shi thouse said..
Agreed, like usual these threads get hijacked by d!cks trying to spruik their opinions that are unrelated to the topic.

Last time I checked the King of the Air was in surf.


Last time I checked they don't run KOTA until it's over 30 knots and people aren't cutting each other off to do their 6m bum air

shi thouse
WA, 915 posts
21 May 2020 11:04AM
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maybe you should stop kiting with your boyfriends then



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