"I can't thank you
enough for the boards, the 6'5" 5 fin reminds me of
a Margo quote that has stuck with me: "...As long as it comes off
OK, I can work everything else out from there..." The 6'5" has
given me the
opportunity to look like Margo off the bottom, due to your clever
Nothing has ever come as close to that board for feeling like an
of my body, rather than just something under my feet. Money can't
and I know you don't like getting cuddled, so you will have to get
and get some warm water barrels. When you come, please shape me
6'5", she is pretty bloody old now!! Oh and bring another 6'7" too
it goes awesome at Superbank and Burleigh.
Take er andy mi ansum,
Tested out the new
board last Friday/Saturday at Lissadell and Strandhill in really
(lissadell was pumping
on Friday, managed to get a little tube on my first session on the
board :-) .
The board is great, it
paddles really well, goes like a rocket and turns beautifully.
session on the board I
was doing better turns on it then ever before!! Also having surfed
clean overhead reef
and mushy beachbreak I know it's going to be the versatile board I
after. I'll be able to
use it on my crappy local Wicklow beaches as well as the reefs in
the north west.
Considering you got
the specs second hand from my girlfriend (thanks Kerrie, great
present) I was
really impressed with
the finished product, it was just what I was after.
P.S. I think I saw you
in Bundoran on Sat 19th in your PowerSource van around 1 o clock,
going to stop to
discuss the new board but the traffic was too busy.
I'll definitely be
happy to get another PowerSource.
I have been riding
Mark's boards for several years, mainly around the Sligo/
Donegal. I just got a new 6'4 rounded pin, it goes real well for
ridden a lot of boards from my travels in Oz and Hawaii and have
yet to find
boards that go better for me. I've had a couple of bigger boards,
a 6'8 and
6'9 which go really well at the peak when it gets bigger and in
surf. I find that they let you into the wave early and are real
loose at the same time when riding. I have been riding the 6'4 at
and up north and it's just an unreal board. I find a lot of big
boards very stiff, they feel very straight on the water. But I
Marks boards I'm not really aware of the board, I'm just riding
again, Aaron Caffery.
Hi, Just a quick note to say that I'm
delighted with the board. No probs with
it at all... I'm even beginning to get the hang of this surfing
I'll also have no probs recommending you to any other potential
Regards, Peter Devers.
Mark, what can I say.
The new Retro Quad
has been the best thing that has happened
to my surfing for a
long time. I've had it out in mushy, average and good clean
and I love it. Its
given me loads more confidence. I honestly can't believe how much
better it is
than all other boards
I have ridden, including my old fish. the one you looked at,
The extra float in the
board is excellent and as a result my surfing has improved
not to mention my
paddling power. It paddles like a rocket, so much easier to get
& im getting in much
earlier, just like you said. I got my best waves to date in solid
A happy man.
board 5'10" x 17.25 x 2.25, glassing 3 top 2 bottom, 6oz, vee to
slight concave low rail with a
swallow tail, FCS fins
set for towing, deck inserts for footstraps, double leash
plugs......This board rides
carries well allowing me to get off the rope early and make long
fades & also work through fatter
sections, it is
solid off the bottom & top with loads of drive. I've ridden it at
four times overhead & just kept pushing
it harder every
wave. My tow partner Paul O'Kane is riding a 5'7" & is equally
we are coming
into our 3rd season & Mark is producing world class boards for us.
Many Thanks Mikee &
Just thought I would
drop you a quick e mail to say cheers for that board. I am stoked
on it - I took to it immediately
and having a lot of
fun. It is faster and looser than my legend. and you were right it
does go better with the G5s.
I have been in London
with work for last 2 weeks so have been a bit of a weekend warrior
again recently but have
still been getting
some fun waves. Fly home tonight - cant wait to get in the water.
Anyways cheers again
Mark, just a quick
note to say thanks for all the advice you gave me at the peak a
few years back. it wasn't until you suggested that I ride a bigger
my surfing clicked. Now the 6-9 is the best board I have ever
ridden. Its easy to paddle, handles
the late drops, and is very comfortable in all conditions. Its
definitely my MAGIC board.
It's Kieran here. I got the 6'8'' board off you recently.
It's magic! I have been out on it 4 times in the last week or so.
difference between this board and the one I was using is
incredible. I can't
believe they are the same volume. The board is a lot easier to
paddle and to
manoeuvre. The little extra on the nose really helps to catch the
am getting into the wave much better and my turns are a lot
different tail rocker has also made a big improvement. I can
really use it
to pivot the board and turn much sharper and cleaner which helps
positioning on the waves. All in all I am delighted with the
wait to get out on it again, pity the forecast is flat for at
least a week.
I was going to
buy an epoxy board, they look great, but, they are very
expensive, I was surfing with this guy who lives in Easkey, he
rides one & he got a fin slice across the tail and it just totally
cut into the board like butter, the ding was so big it
couldn't be fixed, what a waste of Ä700. My other problem
was i wanted some advise about what size i should get etc, i asked
the girl in the surfshop, but she didn't know much about
surfing or board design. I didn't want to buy a board off a someone who doesn't
even surf, that's crazy!
Then i went to see Mark at PowerSource, I talked to him for
ages about boards designs etc, he knows his stuff, it was great. I
ended up getting a custom board off Mark, it surfs so good, I got to visit his workshop and see him actually making the board
from scratch! That's hard to beat these days, anyways i recommend
PowerSource 100% :-)
just got back from France, coupla sick days quite a few average
days and a few rum days.
the board went so well dude well stoaked wit it performs better
than my old one, it seams like its quicker to turn and more steady
thanks again dude if i don't see ya in da water il see ya round
Just wanted to drop you a note to say everything is great with the
board. Didn't get it out properly till this holiday but was over
and had fair few sessions which were freezing but well worth it.
Just wanted to say thanks and i'm finding it really good and can
feel the progression it's bringing to my surfing which is too
infrequent now but next year will pretty mcuh take up my whole gap
year. But yeh thanks very much. I'd be happy to recommend you to
anyone else and cheers for everythign.
Wow am still blown
away with that board. The extra bit of float makes a huge huge
Don't know if I told
you about the session we had out west. It was high tide and
a few barrels, made it
out and all. Board was solid as a rock. On the smaller waves it
breaking really close
to the rocks and throwing over like something Id really only seen
On the bigger waves
the end section was throwing a lip over a semi exposed slab time
time again. If you
were going fast enough you could make it in & pump on out the
it was one of my most
memorable sessions to date. Unreal feeling, again this usually
to me by accident but
got shacked a few times over the Christmas. Now when I say shacked
I don't really mean
stand up barrels but for me its beyond great. Take it handy will
you a bell if I make
it up as far as Bundoran.
Just wanted to let you know that my new Retro Fish has been
enjoying many beautiful summer days at Tullan.
Like you said it paddles into waves impossible for other boards
but once it gets going it's so much more fun than a "funboard" or
I haven't even touched my Spider since you fixed it I'm having so
much fun with the Fish!!
Oh yeah and people keep asking me about it so it's been doing some
good advertising ;-)
All the best,
I got the board, safe and sound. Had a few sessions on it now, and
I'm delighted with it!!!! Superfast and crazy responsive!!!
made me my first quad board. Itís now my favourite board of all
time! I love it! He designed it precisely how I wanted it. He
listened to my specs and built it exactly for me. I have so much
fun on this board and it goes really well in all conditions. I
plan to be back soon for another! Thanks Mark.