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    Material for mats

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    adamstevens

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    Re: Material for mats

    Post  adamstevens on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:33 am

    I'll buy then if that is the case. PG has a classic model I think it i called....alittle bit cheaper. It has four pontoons I think...would this be a good mat to start with? any suggestions or recommendations? again, this won't be 'til summer, so I have time to think. thanks for the help everyone
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: Material for mats

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:01 am

    The Classic is OK but if you get into it then you'll quickly want to upgrade. Depending on your size and the kinda waves you plan to ride it in, I'd recommend either a Fatty or a Standard.

    Cheers

    G


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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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    piskian

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    Re: Material for mats

    Post  piskian on Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:46 am

    I'd get a Standard too if I were you.Suits all waves,most sizes of rider(eg it goes well for Surfempty and I,who are 5'7 and slim,yet also preferred by 6' big blokes),doesn't slip out even on superlow inflation,catches waves easily,and handles well.
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: Material for mats

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:36 am

    Hmmm... Just checked you height/weight Adam. You sound a right hunk so you'll fit in well here!

    You're kinda in the size range for both mats. Basically, the Fatty offers more glide and has a wider operating range size wise. The Standard holds well and goes where you put it but prefers a bit of juice or better shaped small surf. I'm heavy and would solely ride Standards before I started building but its more down to preference than what's right or wrong. Personally, I wouldn't deviate from those models for the only mat in your quiver..

    PG can advise you too.

    G

    PS I'd say go with the canvas deck with Hot Wax Finish for a first mat.


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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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    piskian

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    Re: Material for mats

    Post  piskian on Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:39 am

    I'd go for a Finnish hot wax,but that's just me.165 lbs?I'm almost that.Is it in the legs or the torso?!
    Surely there's some matriders near you,Adam?Just nick theirs and have a testride.Those Californian matters need to network,baby!


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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: Material for mats

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:42 am

    piskian wrote:
    Surely there's some matriders near you,Adam?Just nick theirs and have a testride.

    That's a good point.

    Where are you Adam? I'll put out the Mat Signal.
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    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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