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I’m getting excited to see the new Surfboards. The Bamboo veneers are a killer addition, as well as the quad-fin option.

The information I have seen is limited and I’m interested in widths, thicknesses, accurate outlines, rail shapes, and descriptions of rocker lines, also fin placement, sizes, shapes, etc.

Often a “brochure” such as what can be linked to on this site, shows inaccurate outlines, so I’m not sure if we’re getting an accurate visual of what the new line offers.

This is an exciting line-up for Ocean Rodeo. I want more info.

Anyone? D

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We’re just working on the new web pages for these boards,..should be online in about a week. We’ll include feature shots and specs.
Action shots should be rolling in over the next few weeks as well from various sources. Thanks for the interest!


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Thanks.

As I said, low-light-angle photo images of the rails, bottom contour, rocker line, etc. are very helpful in getting an idea of what is offered.

Know that many buyers are educated board riders and most wish for more than a generic top and bottom shot like most of the other brands are giving.

Thanks again. Good Stuff!

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the new 2012 surfboard pics have arrived…drool!

-wade.


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wadoepotatoe - 09 November 2011 03:18 AM

the new 2012 surfboard pics have arrived…drool!

-wade.

details, I need details!  5’11’’ x ? x ? etc etc


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Just click on them & the details appear: http://oceanrodeo.com/kiting/surf-series

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jl - 09 November 2011 04:58 AM

Just click on them & the details appear: http://oceanrodeo.com/kiting/surf-series

No they do not !

Only size is the length, how about width.. please spell it out for me. I do not see it.


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Oops. It only works for the Classic thrusters , sorry

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1956….....if you look really close at the picture, it looks like the length/width/depth are written on the board. I’m anxious for some details or reviews as well. Some pics of the straps (yeah I still use them quite a bit) would be nice.


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Place more info, length alone is not enough. How wide and thick are they. Whats the wheight? Whats the volume?

Wave riding is getting more popular but testing is quite difficult so the extra info can give you a good push in the right direction for chosing your board.
So lame that most companies only give the lenght of a board. Like bying a car, its 5m long….. yeah and…. what about the rest? :D


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ajones - 09 November 2011 01:08 PM

1956….....if you look really close at the picture, it looks like the length/width/depth are written on the board. I’m anxious for some details or reviews as well. Some pics of the straps (yeah I still use them quite a bit) would be nice.

I see that, but you can not make it out clearly.


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5,7 x 17 3/4 x 2 3/32

5,11 x 18 13/16 x 2 3/16

http://www.kitehigh.nl/forum/index.php?topic=40565.msg586870;boardseen#new

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Thanks man, any similar shots of the 6’3” ??

Rocker profile (side shot) in the gallery section of the boards web page maybe.

both of those are a bit narrow for us lake landers.  Look like great real deal coastal boards for those who get surfable swell.  Are you guys advising the classic thruster as your small wave groveller?

Hope I dont come off sounding like a spoiled child asking for more when these are brand new to the line up, but I hope you guys consider a “small wave” board someday. 

The shorter, fuller outlined, lower rockered, quad fin modern fish DNA type boards are a clear winner for us lake people.  Not quite as sexy looking, but much better suited to the gutless, slow, wind driven onshore stuff a huge portion of your market deal with consistently.  Much earlier planning than the classic shortboard that are really only decent for us on the biggest of days.  Lots of surf companies with the right shapes out there already, where the market needs help is making em tough enough to handle the airs and abuse they take under a kite without being stiff heavy bricks.  Light and snappy is so key to the fun factor in small little waves.  As a bit of a request if you ever go this route, please do what you can to avoid the classic sharp tipped split fish tails.  A lot of riders are learning to “shove it” tack and punt airs.  I have taken it to the arch and thigh a couple times.  Only thing I would change on my current board.  A simple squash tail with no pointy bits just like what is in the current line up… Please!


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Any info on the pads/straps?


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I agree, more info. on the surfboards is needed.  Weight/ volume/ and flex would be nice to know.  Nothing beats getting to take one out for a demo session, but not everyone is going to have that opportunity.


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Gavin - 13 November 2011 05:10 PM

I agree, more info. on the surfboards is needed.  Weight/ volume/ and flex would be nice to know.  Nothing beats getting to take one out for a demo session, but not everyone is going to have that opportunity.


5’11” = 18.82” wide, 2.2” thick, 26 liter volume, 14.6” tail.

6’3” = 19” wide, 2.3” thick, 29 liter vol, 14.45” tail.


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I for sure wanna try both of those!!!!


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Thanks for the additional info. 

Next round of questions:

Weight (excluding straps) per board size?  This is fairly important.  I would like to compare the OR boards with standard surfboards using foam/glass construction.  Keep in mind, a board being super light is not always the best.  I just don’t want to buy another (epoxy) board like the Best 6’ Thruster - heavy and rigid.  Kinda like my first girlfriend.

Do the boards ride upwind well?


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Hey Gavin,
We’ll post the weights early next week,...(fins and strap’s off).

I’ve been using all three 2012 directionals,...and they’re all similar in feel.
The surprise is how well the 6"3” rides…fast, rips up wind, turns great. For me, this will be my main board to ride strapless at 190 lbs.
Foot work is really easy with extra deck space, volume and full eva deck.
The 5’7” is really quick and nimble with great upwind and slash performance. I’ll use this strapped on windier days.
As I said all the boards are similar in feel,..they just get touch more lively in as you move down is size,..


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RM, can you speak to the questions of shape, volume, rocker, etc.? Can you speak to the request for low-light-angle photos that show well the shapes?

I hate to say it, but the photos of the bottoms of the 5’ 11” and 6’ 3” both clearly are the bottom of a 5’ 7”. I feel a little slimed by this, especially after posting this thread before the website and photos were updated. A thread post and questions that should help you sell boards….......a perfect chance for you’all to come through. I am an OR fan, trust me on that!

It is great that you like the boards and they do what you like them to do.

Many of us already own boards that we like, and wonder how a different shape (OR’s offerings) might compare, or are our current quivers similar to OR’s current offering.

..as I said initially, more information so that we informed board riders can make a decision while “surfing” the internet would be greatly appreciated.

It is winter here. I am starving for water and waves. I’d love to look at juicy photos of OR’s surfboards and make a confident, informed purchase, since a demo ride is “OOTQ” (out of the question).

Thanks ahead of time. DAVE in Alaska

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Got the message Dave,...I’m on it!


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sorry for the sniping.

Like I said…..I’m starved.

And thanks.

........it DOES say “fast reply” at the bottom of the page here…....and you are fast.

Thanks again. D

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RM, Thanks for the reply on the 2012 OR Surfboards. Here I am on a 4 degree above zero Fahrenheit morning in Anchorage…headed to the shop to work on my carbon fiber snow bike rims….he he.

...was looking at a Surfer’s Journal magazine and saw the Rusty’s advert.

Those guys know how to write an advert, and the photo’s they place there give it all to ya.

Find a TSJ (The Surfers Journal) issue and look at the Rusty’s advert…..........it is what we frustrated who shape our own boards and know what we like and desire will require of the information OR publishes about their surfoboard products.

.....just an idea, trying to help. DAVE

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I’ve got the 5’11 here, if anyone is wondering about the ‘paddle in’ potential of this board, here are a few notes:

I took the 5’11 for a paddle after the wind died just to see ‘if I could’ at a clean, but fairly average beach break. I usually ride boards longer than 6’2 (I’m 6’, 190lbs there abouts) but nipping around a compact little beach break I would say I could not far off as many waves as I would on my regular board. Once you’re up and riding it, it has good acceleration and is compact enough to fit into tight little pockets. I’ll be using it a lot more this winter; this was a welcome and unexpected revelation.

This is not a skinny a board; someone earlier wondered if it would be too skinny for flat water antics. There’s plenty of deck space for gybes and fancy switches and you will love the generous, flat profile deck grip. The 5’11 I’d say has a realistic template for most conditions giving you a good mix of early planing and control, though If I was making the ultimate quiver, in winds over 25 knots I would to step down to the 5’7 with straps :D

I haven’t weighed it, but it will weigh more than a regular custom stick or one of the new breed of super-light boards with valves in them, but having ploughed my way through several of the former and creased a couple of the latter, I’ll take the strength/weight/chop smoothing ratio of the OR Quad for my kiteboards.

Someone asked if these boards were like some of the big, clunky pop-out style surfboards that have found their way onto the kiteboarding market over the years - I must say I haven’t seen any new versions of that type of board (though I do know exactly what you mean by them) and for sure the Quad bears no resemblence to them smile This is a sleek looking board that feels and looks good under your arm as you trot down to the water’s edge.

I’ve got some low-light shots here - let me know if you want to see anything specific and I’ll take some more…

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Dom, thank you!!!!!!!

My mouth watered as I looked through those…..maybe it was my fine Kaladi Brother’s coffee, but damn…...those are the kind of photos I want.

JZ took my comments the other day, so I’m hoping they’ll get some juicy shots for us.

...until then….Dom, would you mind putting up something that gives a good look at the bottom and how the concave shapes up? (any transitions in the concave) Something like that last shot, but with ALL the light from one side and low angle?

Also, one from the tail forward showing the rocker line and rail shape? Thanks!!!! Thanks!!!!! DAVE, it’s snowing again, from Alaska.

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nice shots Dom! @BIG, the 5th shot from top with the measuring tape looks like a concave shot, by the DOF blur I’d say about 50cm forward from the fins. 5mm max?


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I was hoping specifically for a shot showing any transition to the concave…or is it single concave from tip to tail….same depth, or what?

Thanks again!

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that would be nice. From the reflections of the fins you might conclude the tail is pretty flat. Plus some excellent glassing!


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Ehem, could someone please weight the boards?  The 5’11” in particular.


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Here you go,..fresh off the scale,..

5’7” - 3.25 kg
5’11” - 3.75 kg
6’3” - 4.15 kg
Note this is for the board only, no deck pad or fins.


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Cheers on posting the board weights.  They’re a tad heavier than traditional foam/glass boards, but nothing too significant.  Should be good.  I’ll give the 5’11” at try and see how it goes.

Btw,  some of the pros (Mauritsio) at the KSP in Peru were saying a bit of weight in the board helps get some extra bite to drive thru the bottom turns, etc.  And, bamboo construction seems to be in vague (eg. north, f one).


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Ok going out on a limb here, but how about a OR Surf pass it on program? I know a surfboard is more of a pain to ship than a kite, but I would love to try one out before buying…....although I may just splurge.


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Stoked - should have a 5’11 in my hands next week!

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Here’s a write up of my thoughts with the 5’11 quad-fin after a few weeks on it this winter. It’s more about how I feel the board rides
and where it sits in the market rather than technical info, hopefully will be useful or interesting to some of you smile

http://www.skyhooked.co.uk/2012/01/ocean-rodeo-surf-series-quad-fin-511-review/

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good review and great pics!


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any word on the production of the 6’3”?  thanks,

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Dom_Moore - 05 January 2012 11:10 AM

Here’s a write up of my thoughts with the 5’11 quad-fin after a few weeks on it this winter. It’s more about how I feel the board rides
and where it sits in the market rather than technical info, hopefully will be useful or interesting to some of you smile

http://www.skyhooked.co.uk/2012/01/ocean-rodeo-surf-series-quad-fin-511-review/

Thanks for the info! So so so tempted smile

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very nice review and great shootage of real waves!


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Any reviews on the 6’3”, I may be in the market to upgrade. I’m 190 lbs, mostly riding smallish waist to chest high slop. Would the 5’11” or 6’3” work better?

I’m on a 5’10” now, and sometimes have issues staying upwind with it, but it may just be laziness as I get on a couple of waves and just go downwind with them.

Any thoughts?


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Hey Dom. I finally read the review for which you provided the link. Nice writing style. Thanks.

Now…..I’m with ‘jones….....what about that 6’3”?????????? With pictures of rails, concave, and rocker line, please??!!!!!

Again, Thank you for the report on the 511

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.....6’ 3” in hand! thank you John Zimmerman!!!!!

Record snow year here in Alaska…..so the photos I post will have snow in ‘em.

John…the wife unit loves the sexy underthings….(the ‘heater’ thermal layer) ........in XS, on her…..rocks me!!! Thanks again.

....... only photos of the board will be posted in the next days. smile DAVe

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The 6’3” Ocean Rodeo Quad Surfboard is a thing of beauty. My promise to post some photos will be retracted as the shape appears to mirror that of the 5’11” photos that Dom Moore posted.

I’m thinking of posting a photo of the concave in the fin area, as Dom’s photos do not show the area well, and also a shot from tail to nose or nose to tail in order to illustrate the amount of rocker and nose flip. I will definitely be able to paddle into some waves with it!

The weight of the 6’3” Quad is greater than that exhibited by pure surfboards of similar length. I am NOT concerned whatsoever about the slight extra weight. It is similar in weight to a 6’4” Kane Garden Fish that my brother rides…...if that helps with weight comparisons.

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