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by ric_vidal
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 46
Views: 13808

Re: R-TAK

So different from your original design Ric. Completely different tail configuration. thruster now instead of quad? Any video re performance? Glad to see you're still pushing the boundaries. Hoping you got the Virginsurf Christmas ham holiday bonus I sent you. P.s. my son's been riding a 5-6 Tomo an...
by ric_vidal
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 46
Views: 13808

Re: R-TAK

Been thinking and reading about tomos for a long while Rick Reading your ride report and looking at the pics it brings me back to the wakeboard you can paddle analogy ? Read or heard a thing more recently with Mr Slater talking about board length and a major part of the info I took away was once th...
by ric_vidal
Mon May 30, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 46
Views: 13808

Re: R-TAK

Dims only really changed in length. Now 5'11", ride is fast, feels like the fastest I've ridden. Slices through cutbacks with the really fine rails that I thought may be a problem.
by ric_vidal
Sun May 29, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 46
Views: 13808

Re: R-TAK

Literally four years on… it did get finished, but how it changed! Got somewhat changed pre glassing etc. Thanks to Tomo-inspired design no longer a pintail, etc, etc, and this is the same board I mislaid recently at Dee Why. The fifth plug knubster is the most recent inclusion and ridden only once s...
by ric_vidal
Mon May 02, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: lost surfboard (Dee Why)
Replies: 10
Views: 3558

Re: lost surfboard (Dee Why)

Relax all, it has shown up and in the safe care of others… people are good!
by ric_vidal
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: lost surfboard (Dee Why)
Replies: 10
Views: 3558

Re: lost surfboard (Dee Why)

It's a sign off1, time for me to move on, kind of just mirroring life.

I'll scratch out another one day, make it the VII model, everyone has models don't they?

Profits of Virgin Surf are in a turmoil, might see if we can sign up Dane or Baldy…
by ric_vidal
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: lost surfboard (Dee Why)
Replies: 10
Views: 3558

Re: lost surfboard (Dee Why)

Indeed it has been a while S-Man, and funnily enough the board that I lost was linked to one of the last threads I started in the design area. At the time it was my first machine-cut board and started it's life as a pintail with a rounded nose, but it never got finished in that guise. I intended to ...
by ric_vidal
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: lost surfboard (Dee Why)
Replies: 10
Views: 3558

lost surfboard (Dee Why)

How do you lose a surfboard? Easy… rest it on your bumper bar, get distracted by other 'stuff' going through your f'd-up head and drive off WITHOUT stashing your board first. Yes, that's me folks or how it unfolded, yesterday (Wednesday 27 April) Dee Why Beach car park about midday pretty much in fr...
by ric_vidal
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15766
Views: 1189830

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Natho wrote:Until I creased the darn$a believe it or not coming into shore on my gut.
Jeezus Natho, have you become the 'fat bastard' of Mike Myers notoriety? :twisted:

Dragging down the JJF monicker so soon?
by ric_vidal
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Jetstar
Replies: 15
Views: 2634

Re: Jetstar

Used JS a fair bit over the last couple of years both domestically, internationally and will again tomorrow. Never had a problem, if you conform to their rules and that isn't that hard. Sometimes it's worthwhile weighing up the price difference between them and a 'full' service airline, say Garuda t...
by ric_vidal
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1811
Views: 232264

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

On another note, must say not only is the quality of JD's workmanship as good as they appear in the photos, the packaging for transport is first class. Let me loose with a box cutter… Ric, ric! Careful! On one of mine I got too impatient and in my haste scored right through the outer skin in one sp...
by ric_vidal
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1811
Views: 232264

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

No thoughts of a late season jaunt to really test her out Ric. "Svelte" eh - and she looks just that!!! And practical Of course, J-Lo, did you sense me passing on Monday as I headed back down to Sydney? I really don't know where I reside these days. 'Jaunt' I hear you say… of course, back...
by ric_vidal
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1811
Views: 232264

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

On another note, must say not only is the quality of JD's workmanship as good as they appear in the photos, the packaging for transport is first class.

Let me loose with a box cutter… :shock:
by ric_vidal
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1811
Views: 232264

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

I acquired a wide tailed, what I would call more traditional planshaped, Tolhurst quad fish as a bit of a domestic traveller to comply if you will with Jetstar. Quite a rail-based fin set-up with the board… came issued with MR fronts, M3 (centres) on the rear. No provision for a centre fin and being...
by ric_vidal
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The phone call you do not want
Replies: 19
Views: 3690

Re: The phone call you do not want

Had a phone call this morning to pass this on for those looking for further info can contact…

Narrabeen SLSC

and apparently there is some coverage of the unfortunate incident in both the Manly Daily and the Hornsby Advocate.

Didn't know the person but always sad to hear such news.
by ric_vidal
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wavehogs and Pigdogs
Replies: 33
Views: 5363

Re: Wavehogs and Pigdogs

entertaining stuff, sporkle…

my only comment… there are a few repeated clips in part 2

What's the music at the very opening of part 1?
by ric_vidal
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: For the board junkies. My next new stick.
Replies: 39
Views: 10455

Re: For the board junkies. My next new stick.

Are tints easier to repair colour wise than a painted blank? I've never owned one. Lots of variables, JET, some people confuse tints with pigments, then there is single colour versus the freeform 'marble' type effects. Most dings are over-painted after the repair. Hence they always look different, ...
by ric_vidal
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: For the board junkies. My next new stick.
Replies: 39
Views: 10455

Re: For the board junkies. My next new stick.

JET01 wrote:
grimshine wrote:Campbell Bros Bonzer....Can't go wrong


Would prefer to stick with an aussie shaper...

The Campbell Brothers Bonzers ARE done under licence in Australia by Mike Psillakis.