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by pinhead
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 140261

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

Couldn't they burn it? Presuming the thing could be 'lit', wouldn't it take a bloody long time to burn? Burning, or removal, would have to be the best option one would think. With all that blubber it could certainly burn. You could attach some sort of wick to it and turn it into a giant scent candle.
by pinhead
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1905
Views: 280190

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

this looks like it. https://independentsurfco.com/products/3x2-tuxe-long-sleeve-chest-zip-steamer really high end feel to it. Everything glued and taped and deluxe. I've never heard of them, anyone else heard of em? Independent = a couple of ex Billabong boys saying to themselves "fcuk this noise, ...
by pinhead
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 52730

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

I used Chris Garrett twins (similar to MR set up, but not exact). Side fins: Height...144mm Base...138mm Rake...191mm Trailer fin: Height...90mm Base...75mm Rake...90mm http://www.chrisgarrettshapes.com.au/products/fiberglass-twin-fin-2-1 The trailer fin tip of the rear base sits 100mm up from the ...
by pinhead
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 52730

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Not sure of the measurements for the fin placements though I can check . What specifically are you interested in knowing the measurements of ? How far up the fronts are Hatchy. "Normal" Thruster set up would be about 10 3/4. There isn't really a normal for twins I think MR had the fronts at 9 1/2 f...
by pinhead
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 52730

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Hatchnam wrote:The dims got sprayed over . 6'2 x 20 3/8 x 2 5/8. About 33-34 litres ? Windswell beachie board for waves waist high to a little overhead
I was just thinking about a very similar board - diamond tail twin with trailer. What are the fin placements?
by pinhead
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 140261

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

Today's NSW reported north coast sightings of the rare and elusive GWS- from Dorsal page Cape Byron 9.07 am Lennox 9.08am Kingscliff 10.43 am Boambee 11.27 am ( two sharks) Belongil 11.23 am Angels Beach 12.07 pm ( 2.9 m, tagged) This is so reassuring as I'm going up there for the long weekend. Do ...
by pinhead
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 140261

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

@pinhead. Yes, I know, but the people of N NSW have a choice. I wouldn't go wandering around the African plains knowing I'm at risk of becoming lion shit even though it might be a fun thing to do. Perhaps we should endorse a lion cull so I could do so in relative safety Or they could fence off the ...
by pinhead
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 140261

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

Humans Mosquitoes Tsetse Flies Snakes Scorpions Hippopotamus Crocodiles Elephants Cape Buffalo Domestic Dogs Deer Tigers Jellyfish African Lion Bees Ants Cows Horses Leopards Sharks 75 attacks/year, 10 deaths Bears Black Widow/Brown Recluse Bulls Dingos Wolves This is a statistical threat list and ...
by pinhead
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 140261

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

Also probably not a Thresher shark - more likely to be a Seven Gill shark. The'ye a bit aggro and have form on the Surf Coast and Peninsula.
by pinhead
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 140261

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

steve shearer wrote:this'll be interesting.

http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/nor ... m/3037696/
Wasn't this sort of thing too successful last year? in that they changed the reporting protocols because daily sightings were scaring the tourists away
by pinhead
Tue May 31, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16478
Views: 1335371

Re: Where did you surf today ?

steve shearer wrote:thanks Carvin.

the other pest around here.

Public Shark Report: NSW - NEAR BALLINA (LIGHTHOUSE BEACH). 11:26, 30/05/16, 3m, White, Sighting from water, White pointer cruising through north wall, a lot of surfers left water, surfing the waves in right under surfers!!
Nearly June - whales are back
by pinhead
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Brokelads sponsoring WSL
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

Re: Brokelads sponsoring WSL

I saw something really weird in a sportsbar recently. Virtual greyhound racing. They have this game in which CGI greyhounds race around a CGI track and people can bet on the winner. I was thinking why greyhounds? if its all CGI you could have anything - rhino's or cheetahs or middle-aged men in napp...
by pinhead
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Brokelads sponsoring WSL
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

Brokelads sponsoring WSL

Obviously sponsors ads are an annoyance that everyone ignores - but I couldn't help but notice the Brokelads gambling ads. I have zero connection to the Aussie gambling culture. Occasionally I'll venture into one of those sports bars, where there seem to be a huge variety of ways to throw away money...
by pinhead
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Wings in Shape 3dx ?
Replies: 1
Views: 10885

Wings in Shape 3dx ?

Does anyone know how to do wings in Shape 3dx ? I get these grooves extending onto the deck (and the bottom although they're shallower)

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by pinhead
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 140261

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

Cavendish banana eh? It's full on, whatever it is. Bait balls and food and changing weather patterns, warmer currents, whale migration and greater proximity to humans due to any number of reasons.... its everything in one big venn diagram of variables. I can't see how the population of sharks can b...
by pinhead
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1581
Views: 140261

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

The NSW shark management strategy of patrols to reassure tourists is backfiring. Check this: https://www.facebook.com/Shark-Reports-716586421776202/ They're getting a sighting almost every day on the Ballina to Byron stretch. It might be better if people don't know how many sharks were sniffing arou...
by pinhead
Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1905
Views: 280190

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

I see Quik are trying to unload their Ignite 3/2 chest zip and zipless steamers for $165 on ebay. Anyone further north wear one over winter? (3/2 is my summer suit here in Vic)

FYI Had about 10 surfs in my Need 4/3 steamer - still very happy.
by pinhead
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quiver thread
Replies: 1155
Views: 105099

Re: Quiver thread

Trev wrote:I have these now (less the More on the left).
All with leg ropes - I applaud you sir!