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    An insight onto a prototype

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    GRAYMAN

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    An insight onto a prototype

    Post  GRAYMAN on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:33 am

    Great post from PG on Surfmatters about the middle of these mats:



    It's basically a trapezium with a Fatty at the nose and 5GF at the bag. Having just spent some time with a 5GF I can tell you that's a big difference!

    PG promises more technical info in due course for them into such stuff.

    HERES THE THREAD

    Cheers
    G


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    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    ULTIMATS

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    Re: An insight onto a prototype

    Post  ULTIMATS on Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:33 pm

    I think its a good thing that mats have moved away from the rectangle, I know the Trapezium isnt too far but its a start. Who knows where this will end ? Im thinking multi core density with computer controlled morph-tronics...
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: An insight onto a prototype

    Post  GRAYMAN on Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:35 pm

    ULTIMATS wrote: I think its a good thing that mats have moved away from the rectangle, I know the Trapezium isnt too far but its a start. Who knows where this will end ? Im thinking multi core density with computer controlled morph-tronics...

    Morph-tropics sound like technology to compensate for sh*t technique! Wink

    Essentially, if it isn't 100% pliable and air filled it isn't a mat.

    I think a key thing to keep in mind is what PG has said in his post, rounded rail lines have been tried an they slip. Simple reason, the rider forms the rail structure on the mat. Maybe wearing WW2 whale bone jodpurs [sp] would help.

    It's good to move from the norms though as you say. The error I made in G-Mat 5 meant I accidentally deviated from the basic of outer pontoon shapes. Luckily my other error of width compensated to make a really manouverable, gliding mat. In short, my complete balls up accidentally found a gem! Smile

    Anyway, back to this mat, I think there are three likely outcomes:

    A) It'll glide like a fatty and carve like a 5GF

    B) It'll bog at the tail.

    C) It'll catch the outside at the nose.

    Hopefully 'A'. cheers

    G

    The hydrodynamics of pontoon placement is another issue.


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: An insight onto a prototype

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:09 pm

    Here's some more feedback from PG:

    http://surfmatters.blogspot.com/2012/02/day-6-4gf-prototype-gold-mine.html

    Sounds like a B and C combo going forwards but backwards sounds promising.

    Smile

    G


    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"




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