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by godsavethequeen
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3183
Views: 204890

Re: Just general surfing stuff

My suspicion has always been that the emergence of a discrete fin market was a gloriously surprising golden goose for the surf industry. It's really not in their interests to restrict choice or to allow any suggestion of emperors new clothes hence the vast and confusing ranges of essentially the sam...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3183
Views: 204890

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Ouch
by godsavethequeen
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 447
Views: 34319

Re: Kelly's wave.

I'm just gonna pop this here, just to prove that I was right all along And as the standard shortboard fell from mainstream grace, its unfavoured otherness damned with the curled lip addition of 'high performance', so surfing will become 'sea surfing', its contests quickly abandoned by broadcaster, W...
by godsavethequeen
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pyzel Radius
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Pyzel Radius

Only regional deadshits ride Pyzels round these parts
by godsavethequeen
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 267999

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

According to my current observations it's 1:13, or thereabouts
by godsavethequeen
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 267999

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Oh I'm quite friendly in real life, steve. And numbers are mercifully very low so they retain that novelty value
by godsavethequeen
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 267999

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Nick Carroll wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:35 am


I love it when people from places like the UK try to do surf instruction videos!
Equally, I always smirk at the cocksure swagger that pretty much every Australian surfer I've encountered has. Even the raging kooks spacking around on 7S superfishes think they're gods gift
by godsavethequeen
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 267999

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

This act of wanton vandalism inflicted on the unwilling many by an entitled and vocal minority clinging to a faded and frayed ideology will make Brexit look like the feeding of the five thousand. Of course, the feeble minded and the credulous will lap up the promises of jam for breakfast, lunch and ...
by godsavethequeen
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 267999

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

This might be the reverse case....very rare, almost unheard of in surfing; where common sense over-rides advertorial. Sort of. Clearly the surf cos are belatedly acknowledging the purchasing power of the grey dollar and are rowing back from the technical advances that made suits warmer and more fle...
by godsavethequeen
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 267999

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

There is a small flexibility gain across the shoulders. That's undeniable. And there's less water ingress while the suit remains newish so a chest zip is warmer, pound for pound. I wear a hood all the time once the water gets down to about 8C
by godsavethequeen
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 267999

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

But restricts your paddling. And is incompatible with a built in hood. I suspect that 20 minute surfs in subtropical waters are fine with a back zip. Chest zip for everything else though
by godsavethequeen
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017
Replies: 107
Views: 4438

Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

Nope. This is the WSL, remember, lovers of the oh-my-god-you-really-couldn't-script-this. So Mick Fanning, in a touching display of ginger solidarity and flouting Rip Curl team orders, will dispatch Medina from the draw with a scruffy air leaving John John to stumble over the line despite having som...
by godsavethequeen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017
Replies: 107
Views: 4438

Re: Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2017

I'm sorry but I can't stand idly by and let this revisionism happen. The Turpel-Potter axis is like watching hour after hour of two zoned out mental patients playing non-competitive ping pong. I'll allow that there's a sliver of pleasure to be derived from his on-wave calling but that literally make...
by godsavethequeen
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quiksilver Pro France 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 4685

Re: Quiksilver Pro France 2017

And Christ, yes I might be ill advisedly rehydrating with a really quite acceptable muscadet, but professional surfing doesn't deserve John John Florence
by godsavethequeen
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quiksilver Pro France 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 4685

Re: Quiksilver Pro France 2017

Jimmy...keeping it real. I find the French stuff utterly boring compared to even WA. Wrong again. On all counts. This is the stadium blueprint for the wave pool revolution, riotous entertainment delivered to within 10 feet of your sunbaked tootsies with no clear winner til the peep! of the final wh...
by godsavethequeen
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quiksilver Pro France 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 4685

Re: Quiksilver Pro France 2017

On balance, I reckon France is the best of all the tour stops. Modern pros are too good for waves like snapper and bells and j-bay to be anything but a predictable snoozefest for the spectator and, while you can't deny the grandeur of tahiti or fiji or hawaii, once you've marvelled at the courage th...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quiksilver Pro France 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 4685

Re: Quiksilver Pro France 2017

Waves look nice! Bit shifty but typical Biarritz, right sunbird
by godsavethequeen
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quiksilver Pro France 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 4685

Re: Quiksilver Pro France 2017

I like italo's little bows. Best claim I've seen I think