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by RickyG
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

None of the pro street skaters seem to bother with padding. At the start of January I took my son to a Thrasher mag/independent demo at Sydenham. They were pulling off crazy shit - no pads or helmets. They do know how to fall and run out of a trick though. It's pretty impressive to watch how they do...
by RickyG
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Ears
Replies: 56
Views: 5723

Re: Ears

My wife often syringes her own ears, and quickly and painlessly get a couple of pea-sized lumps of wax out with no dramas. I've tried it a few times with little success - understandable given the ear canal's closed shut I've got a great hammer drill here. Just let me know what size hole you want an...
by RickyG
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Ears
Replies: 56
Views: 5723

Re: Ears

My wife often syringes her own ears, and quickly and painlessly get a couple of pea-sized lumps of wax out with no dramas. I've tried it a few times with little success - understandable given the ear canal's closed shut
by RickyG
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Ears
Replies: 56
Views: 5723

Re: Ears

Since posting I went to a specialist ear wax remover in bondi junction and it was a disappointment. It seems my right ear is so bad she couldnt suction it properly .she showed me a video of my ear canal and its completely shut. The left isn't much better. Looks like I need an ent specialist in the s...
by RickyG
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Ears
Replies: 56
Views: 5723

Re: Ears

I've had this issue for years, and I think it's time I did something about it. My right ear is almost totally closed up, and my left not far behind. I've reached the point where anything that goes in (aqua ear, waxsol, etc) doesn't come out. Just got my ears syringed at the docs and they're still bl...
by RickyG
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 5361
Views: 466206

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Trev wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:50 pm
The sun hasn't done her any favours.

https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/meet-phylli ... XPchNZly4w
She's a walking skin cancer!
by RickyG
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

Skaters are generally a better bunch of people than surfers. A lot more relaxed and communal. Oh definitely. And Zion Wright rips. Hopefully he was nailing some long grinds. Yeah Zion was doing these huge airs over a gap in a ramp, and pushing the length of the park to get the speed up. My son was ...
by RickyG
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

My new skate journey continues. On Friday I took my son to a Real skateboard demo at Sydenham skate park (Ishod Wair, Kyle Walker and Zion Wright if that means anything to you). It was an interesting crowd: lots of beers, tatts and so much weed being smoked I nearly got passively stoned :-D-: (It oc...
by RickyG
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

Took my son to warehouse 11 in Artarmon this morning. Really impressive setup. Doesn’t appear kids skate anymore, my son was the only skater, probs 30 kids on scooters. https://youtu.be/Z8Q-kwcuoJg I wasn't aware of that. I might check it out. My son broke his wrist a couple of weeks ago on the boa...
by RickyG
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

I have found that middle age skating is a world of pain. I watched my son evolve from a 10 year old skate rat to now being a elder (at 21 lol) custodian of the Bondi bowl. He was always a big fan of the five dock park. And he reckoned the Macquarie Fields one was brilliant I tried to get him into s...
by RickyG
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

Just took my son to his 2nd skate lesson, this time at Dulwich hill. Wow, what a set-up. I had a bad fall about a month ago where I landed on my tailbone. I've only just recovered and lost all my confidence :x Anyway, my boy's learning heaps and loving it, and it's a bit of much-needed quality time...
by RickyG
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

Just took my son to his 2nd skate lesson, this time at Dulwich hill. Wow, what a set-up. I had a bad fall about a month ago where I landed on my tailbone. I've only just recovered and lost all my confidence :x Anyway, my boy's learning heaps and loving it, and it's a bit of much-needed quality time ...
by RickyG
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

80a is pretty soft and would be good for street, hotmix or rougher surfaces. but if you’re gonna skate bowls, particularly hard smooth concrete it might pay you to get a hard compound set also, like 98a or above. Have you been to five dock bowls before? No I haven't. Might need to work up to that
by RickyG
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

Nice. Indy 169 trucks? What compound wheels did you go for? Not sure to be honest. It was a stock complete and this option seems to have dropped off their website (or maybe I can't find it). Pretty sure the wheels are 60mm and at the softer end of the spectrum, maybe 80a? You could really spend up ...
by RickyG
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

After a lot of dicking around and indecision I went into Basement Skate with my son yesterday and got myself an early fathers' day present. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BVEAAOSw3RtbTNqU/s-l500.jpg So many old and new shapes and styles to choose from, but I couldn't pass up the classic shapes and a...
by RickyG
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20295
Views: 1997609

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Took my 7'6 hybrid out for a run at longy. First time since it's been reborn as a single fin. Too small to get a feel for it unfortunately
by RickyG
Thu May 03, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

My son's skating obsession shows no sign of abating. By sheer chance the below skate comp was on right out front of the hotel we were staying in a Waikiki last week http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/videos/hell-of-a-paradise-2018-video/ Apart from watching some great skating I got to see the...
by RickyG
Thu May 03, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 326
Views: 75818

Re: skateboarding ...

My son's skating obsession shows no sign of abating. By sheer chance the below skate comp was on right out front of the hotel we were staying in a Waikiki last week http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/videos/hell-of-a-paradise-2018-video/ Apart from watching some great skating I got to see the ...