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Saturday February 21 2009 08:00:00 AM
Surf Trip: Spring Break ( 28 March 2008 - 28 March 2008)
Nb waves ridden: Lots
Length of the surf session: 120 min
Surfboard ridden: 9'0"
Weather and water temp: 65F/58F
The Kookaburra sits in the old Gum Tree ...
7AM Picked up my new custom shaped EPS/Epoxy Kingfisher 9' 0" X 23" X 3" X 18" X 15" Swallow tail Quad. Waxed up with wax softened by my Solara's heater, peeled on the 4/3 Cell and paddled out at Ray Bay. No too crowded yet and Tony was taking pix. Kind of soft and full with the early morning high tide but clean and glassy with some nice shoulder high sets every now and then.
Kookaburra (King of the Kingfishers)!
First thing you notice with the EPS/Epoxy is even with 2X6 oz deck and 1X6 oz bottom is its lack of weight. Flotation is amazing, could almost knee paddle it. The board feels more lively yet more rigid than polyurethane foam, makes a tinkling sound as it slaps the water. How does it ride, excellent, no quirks. Paddles and catches waves like a board 6 inches longer. You can run it out in front of a peak lay it on a rail and snap it back off the top. Extremely stable, forgiving platform, even with slight double concaves under the fins. The extra width and the hard down rails by the wing and swallow grip and track through foam without even a bump or loss of speed. The concave nose allows you to push through fat sections from up front. Only thing did find it felt a little stiff, which I am sure can be fixed by playing with the fin set up (after all it has 5 slots) plus I have been riding my MR design 7'2" SuperFish the past couple of weeks.
Created: Sunday February 22 2009 12:56:01 AM
Modified: Sunday February 22 2009 10:06:24 PM