Wednesday, 10 November 2010

junk buster


MIKEY D's MINI SIMMONS from ALEK PARKER on Vimeo.


I just came across this little clip of Mikey DeTemple riding a 5'1 mini simmons shape. I think it really shows off how the design works in junk surf, the kind of conditions we often encounter at our beachies. You can really see the effortless lateral speed generation that i raved about in my review. Early Sunday's surf was a good case in point, shoulder high, slow, beachbreak that looked a lot better from the carpark. The paddle out revealed a lot of water moving around and waves with a peaky take off but not much wall on offer. I split the session trading boards with BGA and the aforementioned mislaid mandala quad fish, which is usually a lovely surf. While the mini sim's extra foam kept it gliding over flat spots between sections, the fish struggled to get moving leading to several waves of frustrating bogged cutbacks. I'm sure a more skilled operator than i would have noticed less difference but for me the velosim maximised the fun yet again. Changing with numb fingers after the biting windswept walk up the beach was rather less fun. Least the water is still warm for now!

The love affair with my velo sim continues.....

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

A lot of foam helps!
But you're right my little sliding compadre,..the Velo provides lots of Soapy suds of fun,...sliiiiide.

Squirrel Brand said...

Got down there mid afternoon to be faced with fat, gutless, low tide dross (o.k. it did have some shape). Funnily enough there was a guy that I didn't recognise, absolutely killing it on a fish. I have never seen anything like it at Saunton, the logging crew were gobsmacked.

Steve PP said...

Looks like fun!

Ramsnake said...

It looks like it has an amazing ability to get on to a wave as a couple of times there before you popped up I was thinking Nuh he is not on that but you were.

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