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mike dubs
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Location: Camber or the Kent northshore

Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:54 pm

Just playing around with the circular pads, they don't trip u, and give some tactile sense to your feet about where they are. Don't like too much padding as it detracts from the feel, I'll probably lose the 4 up front as they're unnecessary.

The boxes are the super strong fcs with the boxes bonded through and at the bottom and top, I like futures and fcs and have loads of fins in both in different sizes but had these on this board.

Don't think it's a cheap price for a UK custom board, more a fair one in comparison to production boards and US imports. The hydroflex surfboards are under £600 but shipping and import duty plus tax takes it to £1k.

Mike
bill
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Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:46 am

Hi Mike,
Just wondered if you are still happy with the surfboard? Pictures have disappeared. Any chance of putting them up again?

Thanks...
chalks
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Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:31 pm

Seconded. Still enjoying it?
bill
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:46 pm

Following on from Mike's recommendations (I don't know him!) decided I would order a board from Luke Young. Just got back from 4 days in Westward Ho and am very pleased with my board. Followed Mikes design with a few tweeks. Went for 5'6" x 18.5" x 2 1/16". That worked out at just under 26 ltrs. Also rather than a sharp pointed nose I went for a slightly squashed one so that the board was shorter but did not reduce the volume. I really like the look of it too! Took a while to adjust to the board, but am now really liking it. Turns nice, planes well and surfs well. Feels very strong. Had marginal conditions for 3 days and then well powered up on 4th day and board performed well all days.
mike dubs
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:53 pm

Wow, not been on here for a while.

Great to hear, I'm sure you'll love it. He makes a great product, and he really involves you in the process.

Mines still going great, no dents and it's clocked up a lot of riding, just had my best session at Camber today for a couple of years, turned on a wave out back and got 9 turns on it to the beach, a record for me and Camber. My board turns like a fiend.

Bill would love to see yours, can you post a picture?

Plus if and when and need another board I would definitely go back to Luke.

Mike
billt
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:35 pm

Hopefully this works and pics get posted mike. I occasionally get down to camber so will look out for another luke young board when i do, possibly tomorrow if any wind
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mike dubs
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Location: Camber or the Kent northshore

Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:23 am

Looks a nice shape. I can't do Camber tomorrow as have a hospital thing. I ride black airush waves and my board is white with a blue rail and deck pad, I always wear a white helmet too.

Mike
Jasonlockyer
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi Mike, liked your idea (again), Luke delivered a very nice board for me, tough as any off the shelf Ive had, a surfboard that also kites great, and very reasonable price for the work. Cheapest yet nicest made custom Ive had (my 5th).

Built exactly to my spec, single to double concave, channel, went for PU as I just prefer the feel in my fingers when under my arm, and easier to quick ding repair as fly regular. Good weight. Carbon reinforcement looks on the photo like its wearing fishnet stockings, looks good in life tho. For first time am liking both tri and quad on the same board.

No hesitation going back to Luke for my kids first strapless board next season.
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mike dubs
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:51 pm

Jason,

Nice to see. Looks a lovely shape. Mines still going great with no dents or damage still. I will be back to him for sure too when I need a replacement. Looks like Roberts Ill/ black punt template with a bit more nose volume and a channel. Hope you are well, I’ve had a pretty lame 12 months kiting by my standards due to various reasons but hoping for wind and swell this winter.
Mike
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Blast
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:06 pm

Nice looking boards!

We are having a heap of fun working with John at JP surfboards and have now had quite a few customs made both for us and customers, adding little tweaks along the way and so so pleased with them.
Two main models available one for everyday UK mush, the other for more down the line cross shore class waves.

More here:
https://www.blastkiteboarding.co.uk/cus ... rd-flyboy/
mike dubs
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:12 pm

Second pimping attempt by you Mark Blast on this thread. When I started this thread it was for riders with no commercial interests to talk about the custom boards they had/liked. Not for the usual pushing of a product by dealers with some sort of commercial interest, and even though JP makes custom boards there must be something in it for you, as there’s no way someone who makes a living by selling lessons, kites and boards would send someone elsewhere, rather than sell them their product, without some form of interest.

Mike
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Blast
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:53 pm

Hi Mike

I'm real sorry I didn't realise this wasn't allowed on this post? I did check the first page as this thread does go back a long way but didn't see another post from me regarding this.

Anyway, yes we sell JP surfboards and were not exactly hiding the fact (with the link above), we also sell surfboards from many other brands mainstream too however my post was only reflecting my own personal choice of boards of a UK custom board.

John at JP is a friend, we work on these together and obviously many people will simply go direct to JP which is all good and I just wanted to share my love for a great board shaper.

Anyway I rarely visit this forum these days (like most it seems) so I'll leave you too it and sorry again if I intruded.
billt
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Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:52 pm

Not the first time blast has tried to do a sell in a post. Picked him up about it myself before. Bit much to now try play the inocent
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