8 foot Geoff McCoy Nugget. NICE

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WetWillie's review of Mccoy Surfboards Nugget


“8 foot Geoff McCoy Nugget. NICE”

Written on: 29/07/2017 by WetWillie (1 review written)

I've been riding an 8 ft Nugget for about 3 or 4 years.
The board belongs to a very generous friend.
As i kid we started on early short boards maybe 8 ft.
Later rode 5'7 twin fin. Etc.
Since I'm 6 ft and 230 lbs at 55 years the McCoy is my go to board. In the last couple of years I've learned to be able to paddle out in 10 foot faces by turning turtle and duck diving.
I read on a McCoy site that to duck dive you have to start your duck dive about one second sooner than a short board.
This works very well.
Turning turtle works well but sometimes the next wave will pummel ya if you lose forward momentum.
The Nugget will make Very Steep drops if you stay centered and don't bail out. Nose rocker??
To turn tightly keep back foot near the tail.
The board is very fast if you stay on the top one third of the wave. You can go so fast on it that you'll make every floater by flying over the top of the closeout barrel for 15 feet or so then still have enough speed to easily drop with the lip or after the lip.
Probably the best boards I ever had were a
tropical trader 5' 6" twin fin. Egg 6'8".
A magical 6'5" quad swallow with wings. Famous shaper
That board would go places on waves that defied physics.

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