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by Slowman
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 59
Views: 11343

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

You can't really leave the resort, as it is on a small island, except with the resort manager and guides. One day towards the end of our stay (10 days) it was small and some went touring the WWII relics and also went to market day over on Kavieng. I was going to go but it started to get too hot so I...
by Slowman
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Ribs, how long?
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

Re: Ribs, how long?

I cracked a couple of ribs a while back now. Left the beach in an ambulance. I had to walk about 800m back to the car park, the last 100m was shaky. I was going to drive myself but when I needed help to put my board in my car and then found bending over to get into the car was far too painful I had ...
by Slowman
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1821
Views: 265377

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Legion wrote:Timely post, given Josh just quit shaping.
Yes a sad day when a maestro like Josh has to pull up stumps due to health. Because of this thread I ordered 2 boards and couldn't be more chuffed with them. I wished I had more.
by Slowman
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Step Up Volume
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

Re: Step Up Volume

In 84 I surfed from Playa Rosarito up to SF. I can't say I surfed every beach but got to a few. SB along the cliffs there can get good with a bit of swell and that bank off the harbour wall is insane. San Onofre, think trestles and if you have any friends who are Marines surf the uncrowded waves alo...
by Slowman
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Hips
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: Hips

If you are in Sydney go and see Dr Lawrence Kohan or Dr Michael Neil. Kohan did a resurfacing of my hip in 2011 and it has been superb ever since. Though of course either one will make sure whether you need one first. I used the supplements Sunstroke mentioned above and they help alleviate the infla...
by Slowman
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Arthritis - Big Toe
Replies: 48
Views: 10115

Re: Arthritis - Big Toe

A nasty cut on your foot will affect your surfing (usually adversely) as the pain will make you do and avoid things to protect it and stop the pain. I had arthritis in my right hip for years. Though I did things, first I had a high femoral osteotomy where they sever the femur just near the head and ...
by Slowman
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1821
Views: 265377

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Check out the Astro! 5'8 x 19.5" x 2.5" goes like the clappers and not only turns on threepence it gets faster! [url=http://s304.photobucket.com/user/Slowchap/media/Surfboards/20150611_060819_zpslfea0qyq.jpg.html] Were you surfing coalcliff this morning sloman>?? Yes probably. I sneak out there in ...
by Slowman
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 709
Views: 109436

Re: post your modern day sickness

tootr wrote:great looking board. Is the wife on the couch for a few days?
Thanks. Lusted after a JD for a while now.

LOL no this is where the board sleeps, the wife and I have our own room. But sometimes I sneak away in the night!
by Slowman
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1821
Views: 265377

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Looks like a wakeboard, and i mean that in a good way. Try some lower profile fins in it. I've got something a bit similar 5'6x20.5" and it is amazing how much you can jam the turns. Strong enough to be used as a wakeboard or kiteboard I reckon with a layer of innegra on the deck skin. May even do ...
by Slowman
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 709
Views: 109436

Re: post your modern day sickness

I've finally got myself a JD! Check out the Astro! 5'8 x 19.5" x 2.5" goes like the clappers and not only turns on threepence it gets faster! http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Slowchap/Surfboards/20150611_060819_zpslfea0qyq.jpg http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Slowchap/Surfboards/2015...
by Slowman
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1821
Views: 265377

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Check out the Astro! 5'8 x 19.5" x 2.5" goes like the clappers and not only turns on threepence it gets faster! http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Slowchap/Surfboards/20150611_060819_zpslfea0qyq.jpg http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Slowchap/Surfboards/20150612_115753_zpshabcbrdv.jpg ht...
by Slowman
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Swap City and Check my website
Topic: swap 6'0 Firewire FCS FST Spitfire for same in 5'10
Replies: 0
Views: 9510

swap 6'0 Firewire FCS FST Spitfire for same in 5'10

I want to swap my 6'0 Firewire FST Spitfire with FCS plugs for a 5'10 Spitfire with FCS plugs in FST construction.
by Slowman
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Java - Central or East Java spots
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Re: Java - Central or East Java spots

You should get the April Tracks issue. Istana Ombak Eco Resort features in it (in an article called "The Wave Palace") and it comes with a video of the waves being surfed by Dimiti Stoyle and a couple of young guys. It looks like a fun set up and an easyish wave to surf - well they make it look easy...
by Slowman
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: want to swap my 6'0 Firewire FCS FST Spitfire for same in 5'10
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

want to swap my 6'0 Firewire FCS FST Spitfire for same in 5'10

As the title says I want to downsize from my 6'0 Firewire Spitfire in FST construction (parabolic stringer ie. wooden rails) to 5'10 of the same.

I've had mine for a couple of years, there are no dings just a deck depression where my front foot goes.

I'm in Sydney. I'll get a photo up shortly.
by Slowman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 59
Views: 11343

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

what a bunch of CLINTS!

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by Slowman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 59
Views: 11343

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

And now there is the saga of trying to claim the travel insurance for the extra cost of missing flights. QBE travel insurance, I'm getting the standard runaround asking for all kinds of documentation which I have supplied and now they want me to go back to Virgin and ask for a refund and get a lette...
by Slowman
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 59
Views: 11343

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Great posts slow man, those sort of trips are great fun for sure. It's great you can appreciate the locals too, But it's seems a hell of a lot of hassle to surf a 1/3 of box head. Obviously all the other stuff adds. He'll blokes do that trip just to catch fish. Yes you can find local waves just as ...