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by Cranked
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1496
Views: 115357

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Shark sightings in WA, Perth and MR areas. Didnt bother with the tag detections. Things are hotting up, weekly sightings will probably double over the next few months (see http://www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity/) Public report 3.5m white shark sighted 12:00hrs 13/09, Injidup Beach, south of Yal...
by Cranked
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

It's super bold! I still don't really know why anyone other than surfers would ever wanna watch it though. Yeah super bold as you say. I believe it would give the owners the best chance of maximum return on their investment but I also believe its a complete abandonment of what surfing means to a lo...
by Cranked
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

A lot of things in life are not about the fcuking money: taking surfing, of all sports, down that track is a very sad moment for surfing. The very best result would be for the surfers to take a stand, and say no, this is not what surfing is. That would make them legends. They are fcuking pro surfer...
by Cranked
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

It's super bold! I still don't really know why anyone other than surfers would ever wanna watch it though. Yeah super bold as you say. I believe it would give the owners the best chance of maximum return on their investment but I also believe its a complete abandonment of what surfing means to a lo...
by Cranked
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Or logs
by Cranked
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186494

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Lol
by Cranked
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186494

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Had a lovely afternoon with 20 odd Brazilians. No sarcasm intended
by Cranked
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186494

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I practiced all the different ways to get in and out of a closeout
by Cranked
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15755
Views: 1186494

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I'd just spent nearly 30 minutes getting out, so paddled another 40m to have a rest before joining the pack. A much bigger set comes rolling in and I'm in the perfect position, everyone way to far inside, a few easy strokes and I'm into a solid double overhead wave. The bigger waves are the best. I'...
by Cranked
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing World Camp at the Farm 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Surfing World Camp at the Farm 2017

I keep misreading Camp as Champ and wondering if Kelly Slater will be at the Farm
by Cranked
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

When someone is hand shaping there are distinct advantages. First you can engage your tactile senses. You can run your hands along the rails, feel the transition to the deck, feel the concave. The tactile sense can be more acute than the visual at times. Geoff McCoy does a loaded dome. It's often ve...
by Cranked
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Come on Godsave, I expect far better - I had hoped you were just warming up with those initial sallys. Steve is obviously in there for the long haul.
by Cranked
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Here's Mr J Banks on CAD verses hand shaping: "If you are hand shaping you can't put the foam back on"
by Cranked
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I think there is an argument to made, that in terms of understanding the compound curves of a surfboard at a visceral level, a solid foundation in handshaping may be valuable. I really can't see any design breakthroughs that haven't come about from that deep visceral understanding of compound curve...
by Cranked
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I had some discussions with the Force 9 guys around 1980 before anyone was using CAD/CAM for surfboards. But I was way too busy and realised it would take a lot of engineering, but the software was already available though
by Cranked
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Doing a few years shaping by hand could be a good thing, but it's probably not necessary is my view. And obviously, you can start with the CAD version of a board (I've heard security in the shaping machine environment is pretty lax) and tweek it. You can be sitting there in front of your fcuk off bi...
by Cranked
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

And, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Christenson the guy whose done all his shaping using CAD, that is, no real experience hand shaping. You know what cranked, I love you and all, but honestly, the kind of boards this guy makes, you ain't ever gonna ride. I don't bag you for the McCoy thing. So ...
by Cranked
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3014
Views: 178597

Re: Just general surfing stuff

And, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Christenson the guy whose done all his shaping using CAD, that is, no real experience hand shaping.