Published on July 8th, 2013 | by pacificmedia0
Peggsy Talks Bali Quiver
So I’ve been thinking about these little write ups and apart from the general things like the waves being good, the water being warm and the food being nice there hasn’t really been a lot else going on. It’s quite hard to make these things interesting. I’ve always liked how my favourite NZ surfing ambassador/environmentalist Richard Christie went about documenting his travels, along with the other suitcase surfers. Speaking of suitcase surfers, I’m not sure if many people are aware of this but I recently made a sponsorship deal with Billy Stairmand. While we were at the ISA Surfing Games in Panama the little tacker decided to join the Sean Peggs Surfing Team Inc. We haven’t drawn up any contracts or anything but the original deal was two bars a wax and two half tubes of sunscreen. In return I was shooting for around 10% of his prize money earnings so I’m looking like I’ll be in the dollars after the Mr. Price Pro. Anyway enough of that business stuff, I thought I would give a little run down on my Bali quiver because it seems everyone is interested in boards these days. So as seen from left to right.
6’0 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 rounded square. This is an older board that I brought over as a back up shortboard. This is actually the board that won me the trip over here and it enjoys a bit of size or hollowness.
5’10 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 round/thumb tail. This is my favourite board at the moment. It’s the Kerrosover model from Rusty. It’s a little shorter and wider than my normal shortboard but it’s really good in all round conditions from 1ft-4ft.
5’11 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 pin tail. This is the slayer model from Rusty it’s pretty much got a 7’0 gun tail but it has most of the volume in the top half so it will still paddle really well for a short board. It’s perfect for those really hollow days when you don’t want to ride a longer gun.
6’4 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 pin tail. This guy is still brand new. The Traveller from Rusty is basically a step up semi-gun. Again there is a little more foam in the nose so this board is the equivalent to something around 6’8 but with the benefits of being a shorter board.
I’ve also been testing out a couple of the new Scarfini fin sets, which have been a really good addition tot he quiver.