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by RickyG
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 5248
Views: 449802

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 20111
Views: 1951892

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: 313
Views: 74239

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: 313
Views: 74239

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
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20111
Views: 1951892

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Waikiki :-D-: hired a waterlogged 10 footer and joined the throng for a couple of hrs. Took a while to get a wave. I was too respectful and careful not to drop in. I soon realized dropping in is almost compulsory
by RickyG
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 313
Views: 74239

Re: skateboarding ...

Presumably close to where you live there’s a snake run at north rocks. Your son (and you) would enjoy it. John Wearn Park, Cnr Balaka Drive & Farnell Avenue. Take a broom and a dustpan in case there’s sticks or junk in there. Open run you can roll into that winds and turns with banked walls you can...
by RickyG
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 313
Views: 74239

Re: skateboarding ...

My 11 year old has got madly into skating. It's kinda nice because he's never really shown a passion for anything before. Now he constantly wants me to take him out to skate, and I'm starting to think about getting a little cruiser so I can go with him. I have a longboard/carver but I need something...
by RickyG
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20111
Views: 1951892

Re: Where did you surf today ?

^ agreed. there was something rideable at Collaroy but with a nipper carnival I couldn't get a fcuking park. Had a look at the corner at DY and was about to go home then grabbed a park. Paddled out at the point for my first surf there :wink: Small and fat but kinda fun for something different.
by RickyG
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20111
Views: 1951892

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Longy late morning. It was the full summer disaster