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tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/04 19:59 hi there!

I need a new board....a shortboard! yesterday I saw a friend surfing with a tuf lite one....it looks great, anyone have some info about this material?


riCC
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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/06 08:30 riCC,

I've got 9 of these tuflite beasties and they are great!! I've got shortboards and longboards - they are the mutts nuts.
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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/06 19:56 .... 9 ?!?
wow, do you have a board shop?!?

listen....can you describe me wich are the main differences with the classics board?!?


THANK you!


riCC
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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/07 06:00 ricc without being too boring these are tuflites I've got:
1. 10'2'' Takayama Noserider - awesome small wave board but still goes well in head high plus.
2. 9'6'' Hamilton (woody) - beautiful carver with rounded pin.
3. 9'1'' Takayama DT2 (woody) - good longboard all rounder.
4. 9'1'' Steven Slater - My favourite longboard.
5. 9'0'' Velzy Pintail (woody) - my first tuflite, super loose.
6. 7'0'' Byrne Easyrider - My Portugal shortboard.
7. 6'10'' Soulfish - Great big boy board, fast, stable and loose.
8. 6'11'' Rusty T2 - My travel board, fast and responsive.
9. 9'6'' McTavish Stylist - Just sold this board.

I have also owned and sold on 9'6'' Model T, 6'8'' Minami, 6'8''Doc Lausch and a 6'0'' Webber.

These boards are all 30% better than the fibreglass equivalent for the following reasons:
a. They are light and more bouyant. You get waves earlier and more of them which = more fun / rides.
b. They are not indestructable but they are more durable. The glass boards I have bought at the same time as these boards are long since dead, and only 2 of these are beginning to suffer.
c. The 2 factors above make them excellent travel boards.
d. They have good resale ability. They are sought after.

The shapes that tuflite use are all tried and tested and each is the same as the next. They are great!!!

P.S. - I don't own a surf shop I'm just a surf addict.

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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/08 18:54 hi there and thanks a lot 4 the answer!

it seems that tufLite works great...but for your opinion why the great part of surfers use the classic fiberglass boards?!?

I mean....these new boards maybe have also something that is not ok, don't?
price?!? what else.....uhm?

I have also the problem to find a store in wich buy them....do you know some one who sales that board in the internet?


last...you say:

"a. They are light and more bouyant. You get waves earlier and more of them which = more fun / rides."

so to choose the right board how can I guess the right size?!?
I'm a "big" boy! 180cm -85kg and I'm looking for a short.....


THANKS!

riCC



ps where do you store all that boardssssssss?!?!?!?!
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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/08 21:42 I really don't know.. here you a couple of things to think about:

- someone thinks that tuflite is only an industry improvement (to save their $$$ and to make their business bigger) because you know, it's more easy to make boards by a "mould" than to hand shape them each time. You know, with the old method (resin) each board is different.. but the shaper is obviosuly a good artisan and this is could be a good "biodiversity" . It sounds like the old matter: McDonald's food VS hamburgers_made_at_home_by_your_own, or better: shitty_fast_food VS italian_really_good_slow_food Definitely, a lot of people think surftech/tuflite is just an improvement from the point of view of the industry and anything else;

- someone else thinks (for example my local shaper at www.glidesurf.it ) that epoxy resin (and maybe other resins too) is better because of some technical features: elasticity (for example) and the foam. He use a styrofoam (and epoxy resin), so if you crash your board she doesn't drink water (and tuflite board do!). So you can even repair them not suddenly and you can be not afraid of water (you know, when your board drinks water she'll be "drunk" forever).

Please,
consider the fact that I'm not an old school shaper, but only a surf beginner trying to don't give only money to the surf/fashion industry, but only give the best surf I can


Aloha,
Dany

PS. Please excuse my fucked up english but I'm a slow food surfer

Here is an epoxy fish board by Glide Surfobards:


Post edited by: adriatic.dany, at: 2007/05/09 04:33
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