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by black duck
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19133
Views: 1732592

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:36 pm
steve shearer wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:57 pm
I never click links so it might as well be Beanpole talking about what he had for dinner tonight.
Salmon and salad :-D-:
Omnipresent
by black duck
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16235

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Drailed wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:22 am
Might have just had random poor 3 days of conditions.
Was spread over 2 years
by black duck
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16235

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Drailed wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:48 pm
Fark, are you for real??
We had it good 7 days out of ten and zero currents.
yep. was the shittest wave we surfed in the ments, by a fair margin.
by black duck
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16235

Re: Mentawai quiver.

How did you find Scarecrows?? Fun, rippable, challenging, occasionally hollow, flawed. Very flawed. Needs perfect swell direction and currents. Super sectiony and short walls generally. Some strong currents wrap around that corner. The reef is beautiful, hadn't been blasted when we were there. The ...
by black duck
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19133
Views: 1732592

Re: Where did you surf today ?

In fact, with 600 grit the handle is so smooth you could slide it up your arse and not feel it till it ruptured your stomach.
by black duck
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19133
Views: 1732592

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Bit wonky but it feels nice. Got it to 600 grit, pretty smooth
by black duck
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19133
Views: 1732592

Re: Where did you surf today ?

ajohnsen wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:11 pm
black duck wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:58 pm
In fact, the surf has been so bad i made another spoon from a timber off cut
How do you do that? I like the sound of it.
With a saw and a sander and a little chisel. Looks like this
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by black duck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19133
Views: 1732592

Re: Where did you surf today ?

In fact, the surf has been so bad i made another spoon from a timber off cut
by black duck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19133
Views: 1732592

Re: Where did you surf today ?

didn't surf today, n/e smashed it pretty early and the crowds were majestic before the wind crashed the party. Did see a solid 6ft freak set close out the whole north end of the beach though, which was a bit of a surprise. Didn't surf the day before either, tiny onshore slop. The day before that i s...
by black duck
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: rear quad fins symmetry difference
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: rear quad fins symmetry difference

How much difference between 80/20 foiled and symmetrical foiled rear quad fins? For a short fattish rounded pin _ sorta hypto krypto like shape. The rear Futures boxes are McKee-ish placed. For waist to head high surfing. Bombo - unless you rip the fcuking bag out of it, i believe asking this quest...
by black duck
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19133
Views: 1732592

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Couple of waves at Bendy today, an early and a late. Was slow and busy in the morning but the swell kicked to overhead on the sets. Water pretty cold. Some long rights if you got lucky. Checked it in the arvo and it glassed off, no one out. Even better. Bumped young Sean Mawson on the track who was ...
by black duck
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19133
Views: 1732592

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Cranked wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:13 pm

Bethany Hamilton rips.
She sure does. I have some footage of her surfing macaronis from 2006. She had a handle on the front of her board then which she used to grab and push down to help get entry into waves. She had late takeoffs mastered.
by black duck
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16235

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Padang is a shithole.
Have you had any juice this week? Did the swell from that fetch turn up?
Glad you’re getting some.
by black duck
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 710
Views: 112665

Re: post your modern day sickness

Na, not yet.
it's designed as a travel board, so I'm told. Glass job feels right, bit heavier.
by black duck
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 710
Views: 112665

Re: post your modern day sickness

What dims channels? Got one of those a little while back. Bought it as a step up - 6'4". Have only ridden it 3 times but I'm not sure about it, feels a little weird, super stiff, rides like it's a 6"8". Looking at it i anticipated it would be a consistent feeling straightforward step up from the boa...
by black duck
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 710
Views: 112665

Re: post your modern day sickness

Shiva model. Performance hybrid type I guess. FCUK load of foam in the mid section, but very tapered out nose/tail, and a soft bevel out to the rail, ergo way thinner rails, tail, than most bigger/older guy boards than I’ve seen. Will it be an all rounder for you toots or reserved for different con...
by black duck
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16235

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Shearer don't do the poo diary.
by black duck
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16235

Re: Mentawai quiver.

I was lucky enough to surf Icelands pretty big on my first trip to the Ments in July 2006. It was the first wave we surfed, due to circumstances. It's basically the closest break to Padang if you're on a boat trip. We were on John McGroders boat, the Barrenjoey and got held up by one of the guys not...