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by carpet
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Your Top 5 Favourite Surfers of All Time!
Replies: 81
Views: 10718

Re: Your Top 5 Favourite Surfers of All Time!

Gerry Lopez
Rabs
Neal purchase jnr
Occy
Kong
Power surfing and style masters
by carpet
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner
Replies: 80
Views: 21155

Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

There is no no way it was '78-'79 as thrusters were,nt invented till 1981.Geoff was in Avoca at this time and was staunchly single fins.He left Avoca and moved north in approx 1985/86,so my guess would be about that time.
by carpet
Thu May 16, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: getting old, dont want struggle on a shorty
Replies: 84
Views: 26347

Re: getting old, dont want struggle on a shorty

Fonngs,im also 50yrs and have been riding longboards when conditions suit since my mid 30s,i also ride a dvs twin keel fish and a hp shortboard and i have to dispute the argument these boards ruin your surfing,in fact they help it as you can surf more often and stay out longer in poor conditions rat...
by carpet
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mitchell Rae
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

Re: Mitchell Rae

Mitchell is a master craftsman,if you order a board of him ,he will listen to what you want,then put 100% into your board,he even rang me whilst shaping it,to let me know what he was doing,they cost plenty but the work he puts into a flextail is amazing and they last!!!You will still have it long af...
by carpet
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Ghost 11
Replies: 87
Views: 12547

Re: Ghost 11

thanks cuttlefish,i,ll ring Dick.Yes it does have an o ring ,water drips out when i remove the valve,i spoke to a mate and he has the same problem,but what i have noticed is the whole valve is loose and it came out so i,ll araldite it in and seal it around the outside,thanks for the advice,want to s...
by carpet
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Ghost 11
Replies: 87
Views: 12547

Re: Ghost 11

i have recently bought a van straalen carbon board and have noticed when i loosen the valve after a surf water runs out,is this a major drama as my understanding is the eps blanks dont soak up water like a pu blank?
by carpet
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Billabong long john?
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: Billabong long john?

i actually bought a brand new tiki long john off ebay for $80 delivered at the end of last winter,comfort wise its so good and great for paddling,i know fashion wise its like wearing a skivvy but they are functional try googling tiki wetsuits,o\s companies seem to do them.and with the ossie dollar s...
by carpet
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: alaia tips
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: alaia tips

thanks for the advice,im gonna do it,sounds like too much fun,cheers
by carpet
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: alaia tips
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

alaia tips

hey,i thinking of having a go at building an alaia board,my daughters boyfriend is a builder by trade is keen to give it a go with me,ive done some research and paulonia seems to be the timber of choice,so ive found a place that sells cut out blanks for $120,but they are 6foot10in long.So my questio...
by carpet
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Displacement hull boards
Replies: 176
Views: 26503

Re: Displacement hull boards

http://www.liddlesurfboards.com/hulldiscussion.html
i meant to paste this info page,hope you find this of interest :D
by carpet
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Displacement hull boards
Replies: 176
Views: 26503

Re: Displacement hull boards

never ridden one but you should check out one california day,there is a sequence of jimmy gamboa at the bu ripping on one.
http://www.liddlesurfboards.com/intro.html
check out liddle surfboards this guy seems to be the master of them
by carpet
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Old board ding repairer needed... and where has Shane gone??
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Old board ding repairer needed... and where has Shane gone??

http://davidplattsurfboardrestorations.blogspot.com
i cant reccommend dave enough,he did a board for me a few years ago,great bloke ,great job,best restros ive seen,check his work,cheers.
by carpet
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Bonzers
Replies: 24
Views: 7315

Re: Bonzers

http://www.haydnlewis.com/
hayden is doing a sweet looking one called the toy,check it out,not to overpriced going by the ones in a shop locally :D
by carpet
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Bonzers
Replies: 24
Views: 7315

Re: Bonzers

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Bonzer-5-Fin-Sur ... 4a9f35949b
Have a look at this one,might just be what your after.
by carpet
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Jackson Biscuits
Replies: 35
Views: 5763

Re: Jackson Biscuits

just checked the pantry and found some scotch fingers,iced vovos and gollywogs but no jackson bisciuts,so sorry cant help :lol: :lol:
by carpet
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: 7S Superfish Feedback
Replies: 71
Views: 11476

Re: 7S Superfish Feedback

word is gary from wizstix gets $35 per 7sfish sold 'this is just cream on top of his shaping business,good luck to him i say
by carpet
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: accessories
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: accessories

on the plus side,it saves having to pay good money for crap glassflex fins,trying to unload them on ebay,then purchase p-c fins,you can actually buy the fins you want
by carpet
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shortarm V's Longarm
Replies: 19
Views: 1504

Re: Shortarm V's Longarm

mate, always a longarm man until i went on hols midwinter a couple of years ago and went for a surf at one mile to find no wetsuit(forgot to pack) bought a sealed 2mm short arm steamer for 50% off and its all ive worn since .The new tech in wettties keeps you warm as and shortarm mean you paddle lik...