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by alakaboo
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 483
Views: 140873

Re: General snow stuff

After further consideration of a number of factors I've abandoned the DIY splitboard project and turned it into a snurfer instead.
Been scoping out lines in local parks.
by alakaboo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7071
Views: 1038819

Re: Just general surfing stuff

This weather app looks pretty cool. Like Earthnull but for swell.
https://vetours.co

Doesn't work very well on mobile.
by alakaboo
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: La Nina 20/21
Replies: 35
Views: 1393

Re: La Nina 20/21

Yeah, but waverider buoys weren't deployed in Qld until August 1968, and I think 1972 in NSW.
by alakaboo
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: La Nina 20/21
Replies: 35
Views: 1393

Re: La Nina 20/21

I've got reports of 30ft waves in Sydney in mid-May 1968.
Pine trees were washed away at Brighton le Sands.

Haven't found anything in June?

I'd love to see the pic, it apparently wasn't a major erosion or flooding event.
by alakaboo
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: La Nina 20/21
Replies: 35
Views: 1393

Re: La Nina 20/21

Sure it wasn't 1967, Nick?
There were about 5 cyclones that year, some of which went extra-tropical.
by alakaboo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2066
Views: 380403

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

Well they certainly won't be announcing it before the election.
by alakaboo
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2066
Views: 380403

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

steve shearer wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:15 pm
yeah, can't see QLD pulling those nets, or at least not without replacing them with drums.
They were planning on doing exactly that next winter.
by alakaboo
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2066
Views: 380403

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

There's very little age-growth data for great whites (hard to get a good sample size when your test species is subject to CITES restrictions). And what does exist is difficult to interpret, because they don't seem to lay down age rings in their vertebrae/otoliths/teeth in the normal annual pattern. ...
by alakaboo
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2066
Views: 380403

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

I support Nick's theory.
These 2-3m sharks that seem to be responsible for the attacks are going to reach breeding age in about 5-10 years.

We might need to come up with a plan for reducing the risk of surfing by that point.
by alakaboo
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 2283
Views: 508870

Re: Midlengths

Pics, Steve.

8'1" is my favourite length.
by alakaboo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2066
Views: 380403

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

The Qld government was going to trial replacing nets with drumlines but it wasn't due to happen until next year https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/fisheries/shark-control-program/shark-control-and-protecting-non-target-marine-life The current gear location has a net at Coolangatta and dr...
by alakaboo
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 450
Views: 144063

Re: skateboarding ...

Why are you leaving Cranked? That all seemed like light hearted ribbing. I'm struggling to see what you got upset by, considering how easily you've weathered the storm in the kilojoule and McCoy battles. If you were upset by my joke I apologise. I posted the pic to help out with some terminology I h...
by alakaboo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 450
Views: 144063

Re: skateboarding ...

I'm staying to understand how Cranked gets 'permission' to spend 6 months of the year in Indonesia.
by alakaboo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 450
Views: 144063

Re: skateboarding ...

Cranked, for the love of spiders, I said bushings not bearings!

Listen to the mullet.
by alakaboo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 450
Views: 144063

Re: skateboarding ...

I have built-in bearings with spacers on the inside of the wheel, and speed washers either side.
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I can go hulk on the bolts in the wheels without affecting the roll.
by alakaboo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 450
Views: 144063

Re: skateboarding ...

No, the nut on the kingpin

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If it's too tight then it doesn't turn as much because the bushings are compressed.
If it's too loose then the board is hard to control.
by alakaboo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: skateboarding ...
Replies: 450
Views: 144063

Re: skateboarding ...

Post em up. You knows the rules.

Cranked I'm just talking about how hard you tighten down on the bushings. I had them too tight to start with.