John Mac

  • BassMon replied to the topic Shaping in the forum Main Forum 5 days, 23 hours ago

    Iv actually already replicated this rocker before. On my very first board. I like 4 1/2 in the nose. Basically every board i own is 4 1/2. Obvious exceptions being mini sims and what not. Think i might add a tad of tail rocker. Maybe not. These are the things i still mull over every now and then while i wait till it’s time.

     

    My plan is to go…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic Shaping in the forum Main Forum 1 week ago

    I got it all figured out. I nailed the sketch to what’s in my head finally. Had to make a bunch of little tweaks to get it right. Using graph paper isn’t perfect but it helps me get the numbers right before going full size.

    With holidays around the corner and a few things going on otherwise im holding off until January. Mulling some things over…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic Future fins advice in the forum Main Forum 1 week, 2 days ago

    Just did some looking on the futures site.

    Large fin, thruster set, balanced feel. Plenty of options for you. All seem to have a flat foil however.

     

    What your asking for is alittle tough. Im no fin guru but from what i understand a flexy fin will provide more drive, which is what your asking for. Which would also help with down the line speed…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic Future fins advice in the forum Main Forum 1 week, 2 days ago

    Why not go with a larger size fin in a less flexy construction? You’ll get more drive out of a larger fin. Want less flex? Stiffer fin. Im assuming you’d want somthing with some rake.

     

    What do you weigh?

  • Cashed in on a return favor for today, got my on call shift covered so i can see my buddy from Las Vegas whos in town. Just so happened to look like a little leftover swell.

     

    A buddy checked one spot, flat. I went to the home break. Flat except for maybe 100 yard stretch of beach. With the sun close enough to the horizon to give the sky that…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic Campfire Stories in the forum Main Forum 2 weeks ago

    This story isn’t really that crazy but the last two reminded me of it.

    I must of been 19 or so, was supposed to be meeting up with a friend for our nightly “blunt runs” down by the beach. Well he wasn’t off work yet so i went out for a drive smoking a bowl in the process. Pass a cop, no biggie, i wasn’t hitting it or anything. I pulled over…[Read more]

  • Just had the best session iv had in awhile. Couldn’t get a read on this swell. All forecasts varied slightly but all were showing a bump around noon and winds would start creeping up to the 30mph+ range. But ther wind forecasts all had diffrent timings. Had no clue if i should head west for wind shelter, stay home for a touch more size. No idea.…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic Shaping in the forum Main Forum 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    For reference, I’m trying to get to somthing like this….

     

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  • BassMon replied to the topic Shaping in the forum Main Forum 2 weeks, 5 days ago

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    Think i figured it out. Im still working on sketches because this isn’t exactly what’s in my head, but it’s close.

  • BassMon replied to the topic Shaping in the forum Main Forum 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Kid…. this is a grovler, essentially.

    Im strange i guess? I like overlap in my boards, but just slightly. Enough that they are diffrent. The 5’7 is a ….lost uber driver. I think they consider it a grovler. I consider it performance. Big difference between an EC grovler and a WC grovler in my opinion.

    Any way, my point is i have over 10…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic Shaping in the forum Main Forum 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Thanks Mitchell. Yeah i do want to do a dedicated twin one day. I’ll cross that road when i get there. For now im just recreating a daily driver that’s losing life quick. I love feeling diffrent things and it does have a more performance oriented twin outline, so would like to try that out. But being as it is a daily driver and im a thruster…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic Shaping in the forum Main Forum 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Actually just drew another sketch up and think it’s the best yet. 5’5 x 19 3/4. Nose 16, tail 14, tip to tip 8. Wide point north 2 inches. Might still pull in the nose and width slightly. Will definitely draw it up and see how it looks. Getting close though.

  • BassMon started the topic Shaping in the forum Main Forum 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Getting ready to get back to shaping. Original plan was to do somthing diffrent but plans changed. My 5’8 is getting beat up. Getting soft and squishy. It was my daily driver, do it all type board. Then i got the 5’7 …lost which is a complete riiiip stick. Some overlap in conditions but 5’7 is more performance oriented and 5’8 leans towards less…[Read more]

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    Never rode a puddlefish. Don’t know what that is. But im thinking puddle jumper-esque? Anyway, i have a mini sims. And i swear man, in good surf it’s a blast. It’s borderline too fast when the wave has juice. Pretty difficult to ride in good surf at first but when you figure out how to reel it in, it’s an absolute blast. Those small wave boards…[Read more]

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    Happens to the best of us brother. I barley surfed all summer, new job and just busy life. Trying to get more water time nowadays but with winter upon us there’s limited time of daylight.
    Key to surfing. Get in the water as much as possible. But life happens. And when it does it sucks. BUT we take care of what we need to take care of. The…[Read more]

  • I had a good morning. Initial thought was that it’d be really good. After waking up at 430 and checking a cam which i called only make out the white water my expectations dropped. Stepped outside and felt the wind and i could of swore i wouldn’t be surfing. Took the ride west to a spot that handles a bit of E in the wind better and is sheltered…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic Life advice in the forum Main Forum 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    <p>100% agree starfish, can’t thank yank enough for his insight. I know this will be no cake walk. But alot of guys tend to be discouraging. Meaning they harp on how hard it is to the point where it doesn’t seem worth it or sound achievable. But i know it is. Guys in this field are strange. No ones saying it’s easy. But you can at least be honest…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic Life advice in the forum Main Forum 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Thanks yank. Didn’t get to the podcast yet but watched that video. Good stuff, very wise guy. Sort of want to go to surf simply now haha.
     
    Quick update on things. Talked to wifey, she already knew the plan but i gave her the heads up on things. Trying to figure out the whole LLC vs Corp deal, what’s best for me. Im thinking LLC but need to do…[Read more]

  • BassMon replied to the topic First Time Dad in the forum Main Forum 4 weeks ago

    I ain’t no papa so I’m not speaking from experience. But guy, just go with the flow. Your not a dumb guy, you seem like a loving husband, you will know what’s right and what’s wrong. And as for the little things? You’ll learn as you go.
     
    Examples. Lots of people around me have had children recently. One couple, my wife’s sister, are super anal.…[Read more]

  • Hahahaha. This reminds me of a funny story back when i was waiting tables.
    I got this strange guy and his wife. We’re taking about somthing and somehow it got to the point where he tells me about this email he got. Apparently it said that she used to know hon from high school and wanted to be his fuck buddy (he whispered this part. And it was…[Read more]

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