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    Testing the Omni

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    James H

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    Join date : 2012-06-26
    Age : 38
    Location : St Ives

    Testing the Omni

    Post  James H on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:23 pm



    Went in to test pilot the Blue Streak Omni this morning and expose it to terrible meorage (much to G's annoyance). Got a few nice rights. Enough to evaluate the handling and put the claims of the manufacturers to the test Basketball .

    8.30AM: Averaging 2-3ft Onshore and growing nastier every second. Heavy close-outs.

    The stippleback vulkem deck was AWESOME - better for paddling out through the sh*t, duck-diving, and seemed to make the mat more responsive to subtle changes in body position when under way.

    As others have commented elsewhere, the mat really wanted to take-off and get going. This was more noticeable than on our other mats. The conditions were far from smooth yet the mat seemed to home in on the sweet spots.

    I think the combination of the Blue Streak deck and the overall dimensions of the Omni made for a really harmonious ride.

    Turns really well. Seems to be more input from the rear corners when banking and loading the rail for trim.

    Fast too. Screams at you to get your fins out of the water so it can outrun a localised close-out and reach a fresh section.

    Can't wait for some 2-3ft clean to turn up as this is going to be a guaranteed stoke generator!

    I can't see what could be improved TBH.







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    piskian

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    Re: Testing the Omni

    Post  piskian on Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:27 am

    Your spot selection,chief.
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: Testing the Omni

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:22 am

    James H wrote:






    lol!


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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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