Yep the Woolies store, if your in there talk to the owner/shaper Russell he is the older guy about 50+, if theres a new van parked out the front he is about, extremely knowledgable about boards and design.
Originally Posted by timmy
I surf my hellfire from knee high to overhead (basically as small a woolies gets to the days when its closing out and reforming) but board goes best IMO from waist to head high.
BTW. one good thing about FW boards is although there not cheap even if you decide after a few months you don't like the board and want to sell it generally there condition will still be near to new and you shouldn't lose much on resell.
BTW. for others giving comments 90% of our waves here in Victoria are peeling fat kind of waves both beaches and reefs (think bells style) lots of cutbacks rarely any sections for vert style surfing waves often end in deep water so often don't get an incoming section to hit.
When we do get hollow sections there normally just slab sections with fat sections straight after, waves where the shape of the sea floor seems very uneven, often with lots of chop from rips even on clean offshore days, we rarely get short clean hollow wedgy peaks or ruler edge long barrel sections with that nice even shape from start to finish, like indo waves or points on east coast of Australia can have.
Be interesting to hear what FW models do people think suit these kind of waves?
I havnt surfed the alt but I like the look of it. The hellfire iv surfed a fair bit but still havnt really clicked with it, iv surfed it in knee - double overhead and it is a nice board but I think it's too much foam for me and that's why Im not finding it anything special. As soon as I got on the hellrazor I clicked with it straight away. Iv surfed it in knee - headhigh so far,the HZ grovels supprisingly well, better than HF, found it paddled as well as the HF perhaps even better and it has less foam ,im guessing this is due to the slightly flatter double concave. It grovels great but comes into its own when the waves get to around head high, i found this is when the board really started to feel alive! HZ feels more refined, feels like a hpsb which can handle a wide variety of conditions. I think I'll probably end up getting rid of the HF and getting another hpsb such as the MB, Alt or flexfire. Although the spit and HZ would probably have me covered for everything. That's what I have to say anyway, I think the HZ would be your best bet for a daily driver it's a sick board.
now the question comes to HZ or ALT???? Alt i would go for the 6'0 28.6L OR HZ i would go 5'11 27.2L
i originally first wanted a ALT then i found out about the HF which got me real keen from the reviews now im down to ALT or HZ (or Chris be a good bloke and shape me a custom 5'11 HF :D )
whats going to grovel better when i want to ride a HPSB in choppy junk?
I'd give the not to the Hellrazor. Thicker tail and wider in the centre. Still refined enough for when the waves are good.
Timmy, I have the Hellfire 5 10 and i am the same height and weight as you and sounds like similar ability.I wear a 4/3 wetsuit here in tassie most of the time.For me the hellfire is now my everyday board (wouldnt mind a potatoenator though) it paddles well, is super fast and turns like a dream, this board is really starting to improve my surfing,i have it set up as a thruster with fcs al merrick am2s. I highly recommend it.
Steveo brother two hours to late!!! Picked up a 5'11 hell razor today for $550 yeewww cant wait to give it a crack although at 2 1/4 thick it scares the piss out of me that its a bit to thin... but i am a light weight so hopefully it rips for me, only down side is that it has futures fin box's and ive only ever run FCS so need to invest in new fins now, really hope this holds up in the big stuff bells was 6+on sets today and by plus i mean double overhead was very choppy though
Really I just got in from surfing woolys, pretty crap solid sets but would't have thought bells was that big, must be heaps of south in the swell.
BTW. looks like a good buy.
yer got a pretty big onshore and it was big but this was at 9.00am maybe 7ft at its biggest, had two brazilian tourist almost drown screaming for help so yer was full on, only got one though very choppy and got punted off my board as i headed down the line
timmy, how has the 5'11 Razor been going for you?
What are you thinking about the thickness after having ridden it?