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by gcuts
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 6846
Views: 793956

Re: Just general surfing stuff

As I've probably bored you with before, my first board was a 5'8" squash tail single fin. I didn't know it at the time but it was originally shaped for Nat Young who rode it in the 1970 world contest at Johanna. My lil bro's first board was a Ron Wade 5'6" pop-out double ender singly. We got beyond...
by gcuts
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 530
Views: 100989

Re: Kelly's wave.

Swellnet article written as though they found its location, but it seems the nerds on reddit had it hours earlier?

Leemore California if ya hadn't heard.
by gcuts
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1818
Views: 323792

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Beerfan wrote: ...
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Shameless pic of my new JD :)
A mini mal with a quad set up? Seems a bit odd to me.
by gcuts
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 47921

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

saltman wrote:Yes. I design using Aku. Have it cut then finish
Ah, so you are not actually "shaping". From the way your phrased your comments I thought you were shaping, with templates from AKU.

I think the industry term for what you're doing is "scrubbing". Those that do it known as "scrubbers".
by gcuts
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 22354
Views: 2752886

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Ventured just over the border to score some epic beach breaks barrels this fine morning. Just the 3 of us sharing the waves and hooting each other.
by gcuts
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1079925

Re: Ask Carroll

Ok, so this is where we meet and share our thoughts. Silly me, newbie and all, thinking it was where Mr Carroll dished out his pearls of wisdom. So, if you all don't mind, I'll add my confession here too. ... i've found over the years my mood kinda mirrors the ocean and the sand. when it's alive and...
by gcuts
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 47921

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

45 minutes in out an gone I've watched a few guys who do it for a living and they're up around the 1.5 - 2.0 hr mark and are going flat chat at that - how they heck you doing it in 45 mins? Are you are using a preshape? So not working from a pure blank and using templates, mowing the foam by hand, ...
by gcuts
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 47921

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

I do have a shed in my backyard but I borrow a shaping bay from the guy who does the glassing. Normally takes him a week to finish glassing in epoxy He uses heat lamps to cure the epoxy I use AKU for templates How long does it take you to shape a board? I've tried a few times, but don't seem to hav...
by gcuts
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1079925

Re: Ask Carroll

I don't get it. Why more right foot forward surfers at a left breaking wave? Or vice versa. Can't people surf backside? I like surfing backside, pushing through bottom turns and wrapping turns off the top backhand are awesome fun. I'd rather have a good wave, than focus on having a wave break in a p...
by gcuts
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1079925

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick, what % of surfers are goofy? Is it like a 50/50 split?. Totally useless fact I guess but I'm a little hungover and it's an idea running around my head right now. Well I think there's a more even split now than there has been in the past. Where I surf it feels pretty close to 50/50 but it prob...
by gcuts
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1889
Views: 299654

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

Shark sightings for Mon, 17 Aug, 2015. 1. A shark was spotted at "Middles", Hastings Point, this morning - described as "very large" By who? Was it the same one Mick might have seen? Last four weeks, everyday, there has been a "sighting" at every spot I've surfed. Feeling like the boy who cried wol...
by gcuts
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015
Replies: 618
Views: 62056

Re: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015

fongss wrote: ... Looking at buying a triton ute....09 diesel?

12 k euro.....advice?
All you'll ever need or want to know about a Triton:

http://www.newtriton.net

Need to register, it's free, to access the forums on that site. LOTS of info there - good, bad and ugly.
by gcuts
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 47921

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

saltman wrote:Two newies PU glassed in epoxy
a 6-3 Mr super twin style for a 80Kg 50 yo
and a 5-4 funboard for a 60kg 16 yo
Do you have a shed set up in ya backyard?

How long does it take to glass in Epoxy?

Where did you get ya outline templates from? You use spin templates or full size ones?
by gcuts
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1079925

Re: Ask Carroll

come off it AJ, I make more money than both of them put together just by getting up and typing every day. ... well, my last cheque for $128.50 should take that shit-eating grin off your face. I'm one step closer to retirement. Dude none of us will ever retire. We can't afford it. Plus it's an asini...
by gcuts
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015
Replies: 618
Views: 62056

Re: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015

Mick and Julian going through some serious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder "type" effects. From the initial footage in the boat, stuff in the carpark, interview with Ronnie and now the latest media scrum in Sydney at which it seemed both were doing their best to hold it together at times (i.e. deep b...
by gcuts
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 22354
Views: 2752886

Re: Where did you surf today ?

saltman wrote:
gcuts wrote:Scored the corner at a spot we call b'gar again today with only a few out, it's been epic lately. Park near the surf club, walk to the paddle out, surf silly, head in and get a coffee ... Yew. It's becoming so repetitive though. How many barrels can one get in two weeks?
soft rock ?
where's that?
by gcuts
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 22354
Views: 2752886

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Scored the corner at a spot we call b'gar again today with only a few out, it's been epic lately. Park near the surf club, walk to the paddle out, surf silly, head in and get a coffee ... Yew. It's becoming so repetitive though. How many barrels can one get in two weeks?
by gcuts
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 22354
Views: 2752886

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Steve, what about asking them all "how much time does it takes to make a board?" Be interesting to hear if there is any similarity, and it might alert a few people to just how much time is involved in making a board. Would be good to get a breakdown for comparison too, so say shaping, glassing, sand...