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Postby Christopher Bara » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:41 pm

Hey Steve, if you're reading thru this, i finally got the Eurofighter set up. Love the board.

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Here's my honest review for ya.

Cool flat finish...industrial looking, almost like colored primer. Only thing is i noticed that et got dirty easy, so i polished it a bit and it kept the finish, but fingerprints rub right off now.

Great camber, the wheelwells are well placed and the added room for the front foot is smart.

I'm not sure what this thing is made of exactly, but that bottom layer was a son-of-a-gun to drill thru. Top layer is about 1/16" thick, the bottom 1/32" and hard as nails. I'm sure that's part of the reason it weighs about as much as a pencil. (is that injected foam in there?)

I had to put a concave on it. By American standards the board is very small. I mean, this is the land where GS and 36" boards are king, so at 28" it was pretty small, but with the concave in front along with a toestop.....and a kicktail in back that wraps around the sides a little making a sort of "pocket" for the rear foot, it's very easy to get my footing.

I drilled it out to 19" and it's a great TS board....cant explain it, it just seems to snap back quick and feels "solid". Set up with a wedged Radikal in front, PVD in rear and i have trimmed Avalons on it now, it's a fine little set up.

thanks again!

(PS...some of the guys are wondering if youre going to come up with the same shape but in a larger size)
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WOW

Postby Wesley Tucker » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:55 pm

By my reckoning, ladies and gentlemen, that's an $8- or $900 skateboard retail. (Depends on how much the PVD would have cost.)

That MAY set a record for a PRODUCTION LIST PRICE set up. (You can go custom and arbitrarily pay anything.)

Congrats, Chris. That is certainly a sweet ride no matter what the costs.
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Postby Christopher Bara » Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:20 pm

Thanks Wes!....you're about right on the price....and i'm not good enough for it, but what the hell....it's purdy...

I'll have it in Chicago

see ya soon
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Chris' Eurofighter

Postby Steve Church » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:49 pm

Hi Chris,

Awesome set-up!

Thanks again for the review - I'm glad that you are stoked on the board.

If anyone wants a longer/wider version of any of our classic shapes, including the Eurofighter, our custom shop can do this. Albeit at a slightly higher price!

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Postby Alex Walters » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:39 pm

That's sweet! I dig the orange wheels with the yellow board.
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Hey Chris!

Postby Martin Drayton » Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:14 am

I am particularly pleased that you like it, as it was my pet project when I was with Turner.
Here is what mine looked like after using a little foam on the nose.
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Steve did build me a bigger one, as I also designed one around the 34" mark that rocked! Here are the two together...
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This was how I had it mounted.

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I did actually have an early version of it at Morro, but having never ridden it, I didn't want to hurl myself down the Super-G on something untested, apart from which I had just won in Antibes on my Roe 34".

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Take care,
See you at Morro?

Martin.
ps.It does say Pro & Am this year.... ;)
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Postby Christopher Bara » Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:30 pm

Hey Marty, now youre talkin'........that 34" is a nice size and in fact, with the greater width makes the boards lines look even nicer....Somebody else had told me that was a shape you designed as well and the more i ride it the more i like it..........not too many opportunites to ride TS in the states right now, but Chicago is next weekend and that will be a good time to give it a shot...

wont be seeing you at Morro though....two reasons.....first, i just got back from the family vacation to Disney world and my travel account is just about wiped out.....and second, that's the first week back to school for the kids and my daughters off to Kindergarten....wouldnt miss that for anything...

Give yourself about 5 years and i know you'll understand the reasons for both, aye?

Speaking of which, all's well with Maya i hope?....is she home with you yet?
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Hi Chris!

Postby Martin Drayton » Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:57 am

Hey Chris,

Yup, I designed them both... I have a Roe built 34" custom board that is similar and on my next version the tail will be a little wider - Can't wait!
I fully understand about the priorities and expense. Morro Bay is the reason that I have sold so much of my old stuff recently, trying to make it a family trip!
As for Miss Maya, she has been home 3 weeks now weighs 9lbs and is perfect!
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She's even seen Daddy skate and seemed interested ;)

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Postby Dave Gale » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:50 pm

Damn Martin...Maya look like papa!! I too have tapped funds kidz will bankrupt ya'!! Well worth it tho! We spent 10 daze on the outter banks, 1 week in Morgantown..2 weeks of soccer camp and today I am taking them up to Grandpa's to spend a week w/ their 85 year old Grand daddy!!! Haven't been skatin much, but trying to pull Chi Town down..And gonna get Steven to build me a Euro! I remember a while back asking him to build a Deck w/ roleed edge towards bottom..he checked w/ the shop and said it'd be difficult and not for a while! Now's the time!!!!!!
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Postby Christopher Bara » Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:00 pm

Hey Marty......givin' props to Roe in a Turner forum..........man.....thats catty

seriously though, it is a nice shape on the Turner, and if it's your design, then kudo's to ya...Roe makes a fine product and i'm sure they'll cut a nice deck for ya.....but.....a Turner is still a Turner.....I know the argument that Bobby isnt behind the wheel and the wheel itself is overseas....but, there's still a tradition to it.....Enzo Ferrari passed away and much of their design team has changed since then, but a Ferrari is still a Ferrari....

My big board is an Ick and it's a well shaped board , but the concave is crumbling a bit and after a few attempts to contact them about doing some repairs, i've never gotten a callback.....so it may be time to part ways with that board and have a 36" turner built....Euroshaped

Cute lil' girl you have there....looks healthy as all get-go too....you and the missus are blessed for sure aye?

Mr. Gale.....it's been a long time since i touched base with ya.....i'll try to drop you a line before this weekend....hopin' to see you in Chicago....if not, we'll be driving down to the smokeys for bridge day....save us some floor space!
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Postby Christopher Bara » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:07 am

Steve, i hope you're reading this......

The Euro got great reviews in Chicago. Some said it was a bit small under foot....and it does take some getting used to.

But it felt comfortable down the ramp and around the cones. Great acceleration.
I still need allot of work on my game, but i can honestly say that your board made me a better skater that weekend.

It's hard to describe, but the deck was worth every bit and then some

thanks again!
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A Turner is a Turner...

Postby Martin Drayton » Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:57 am

Chris, don't get me wrong, I would NEVER diss Turners. Personally I don't think there are many boards out there with the elegant lines of the Eurofighter and I'm glad its receiving the praise that its due, under your feet!...They have a magic about them few can match.

All I was trying to say was I prefered to ride a board in a high speed Super-G that I had ridden all Summer and won a big race on, in preference to a board I had only ridden 100 yards (even though I had designed it)! Plus this was with Steven's blessing as he is a very reasonable and understanding man.
Just pointing out in my previous post that you were spot on about the area underfoot and I am experimenting along those lines...

A Turner is STILL a Turner and before anyone knocks the latest creations, they need to ride one first! I think they have never ridden better...
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Postby Christopher Bara » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:21 pm

nah, i knew a gentleman like you wouldnt be trashtalking your old team like that....and i see you're point exactly....and i think riding that lil' board thru a Super G would be completely insane....though i saw Jadranko put a 28" board down Trade Street, i dont have the Canoles to do that.

Yep, it's nice to see the new boards work so well.....now it'd be nice to see a Team Turner surface again in 06 aye?

later gator
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Postby Eddy Martinez » Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:26 pm

Chris let me try out his Turner EuroFighter at the Chicago race, very light weight, extremely manuverable and quick. Wise investment Chris. Truly a work of Art. Eddy Texas Outlaws.
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Postby Karl Floitgraf » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:51 pm

I got this from Dan Gessmer in Boulder on Monday.

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Postby Christopher Bara » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:54 pm

wow is that beautiful.......is it a Turner?.....never seen anything like it!...what's the dimensions?
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Postby Marty Schaub » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:18 am

More kick in the tail please.

It is a good looking ride. What type of construction?
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Postby Christopher Bara » Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:19 pm

That little lift on the tail is something i made of foam too....got the idea from Martin...makes for a nice little heal pocket
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how did the prototype go

Postby Shawn King » Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:46 pm

hey there glad u like one of our boards
the yelo prototype
it can be set up natural or goofy we can make either
we tested the flex and the risers didnt seem to effect it
please give us some rider feedback we have more models planned this year
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Postby Karl Floitgraf » Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:01 am

Does anyone know a good place to get a couple Euro Turner Prototypes and a Wefunk drilled? I've never ridden the yellow board and I really want to.

Any suggestions on setup? I was thinking Radikal front, Gtruck bushings and a DS 90 rear 50? baseplate with Stims and Avalons all around.
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Re: how did the prototype go

Postby HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric » Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:09 am

Shawn King wrote:hey there glad u like one of our boards
the yelo prototype
it can be set up natural or goofy we can make either
we tested the flex and the risers didnt seem to effect it
please give us some rider feedback we have more models planned this year


Do you have a website ? ( you came to Paris last year right ? )
Podium or pavement... but PAVEL !

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Postby Christopher Bara » Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:39 am

After several different set ups, this is how i now run my Euro...

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Now, since you asked, here you go.....

It's a fun little board....fun....and little...

The set up with Av's doesnt feel very comfortable going slow, but when you're pumping fast, it feels good under foot...pretty comfortable actually.....very lightweight and snappy. Only problem is that at this size, it's not really practical for wider cones or really wide offsets, which are common in the states

Boards are getting bigger.....Turners should to.

But even more importantly, you guys need some exposure.....people have to know that Turner is still in business....you need some skaters on board, either am or pro, or both...especially in the states where there's still room for growth in the market...we've got pockets in Cali (of course), Colorado, down south, the east coast, midwest, etc....Turner has to get back on the map.......you have to get the name circulating again....

and you need outlets to sell the boards....if it's too difficult to buy, people are going to go to another product line.
In the old days, for a foamy, you had Turner and Ick....Now you have about a dozen companies, all with a quality product.....There's a place for Turner in the mix, for sure. This board i have is exceptionally well made, but not easy to come by for most folks.

The sport is blowing up on both sides of the ocean....Turner's got to ride that wave...
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Postby Karl Floitgraf » Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:46 am

Could someone help me out on where I should have the board drilled too.
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Postby Christopher Bara » Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:00 am

I used a drilling template that a friend had made....it had two 2" thick metal blocks with the old school patern that slid metal rods so you can make sure they're drilled straight....once youre positive it's centered correctly....even with that, it was tough because of the big camber on the board. I had to pinch clamp it flat and whatever these boards are made of, that took ALLOT of pressure to flatten it out enough to drill straight.....Of you can go with the way i drilled my other boards.....measure it out....and drill it by how it looks as well as you can. Find your holes based on a truck baseplate and drill thru one layer...then before you drill all the way thru, stack a couple 1/2" risers on top of each other to use as a drill guide.....or......since you're an east coaster.....try to get ahold of TK....i heard he was the master at drilling Turners
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TURNER IS ALIVE AND KICKING

Postby Shawn King » Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:15 pm

well thanks for the reply and i agree with all you are saying
we can make the boards any sizes and flex you want
yes turner does need a team on both sides of the lake ( i am trying to work on this)
we have lots more goodies locked up here waiting for the season

we the builders want the TURNER name huge again
and we will build anything that is asked for

at the same time we need turner to push this as we build for them.........
or whoever else asks us we are only manufacturers at the end of the day
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Goodies locked up ???

Postby Greg Pinch » Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:00 pm

Hey Shawn,
So what are the goodies locked up ??
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