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by pirate_agenda
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20784
Views: 2215689

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Absolute opposite at northern end of Illawarra this am. Tide too high, fat and inconsequential. SP? If so, I checked their just after 7.30 this morning. It was doing the backwash thing. Some lefts still coming through, but looked like it was pinching off quick and flubbery. I kinda had the opposite...
by pirate_agenda
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20784
Views: 2215689

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Absolute opposite at northern end of Illawarra this am. Tide too high, fat and inconsequential. i checked one spot which matched your description and spot i ended up surfing was no more than 2km away as the bird flies and was peaky, clean and some barrels. granted i surfed the low tide, but by all ...
by pirate_agenda
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1658
Views: 235513

Re: Midlengths

shaped this 6'8 as a bigger wave board. first surf today in 3ft barreling peaks. it is a very drivey, tube pig. looking forward to getting it into some juice

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzROy33AvxC/
by pirate_agenda
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20784
Views: 2215689

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:46 am
Glass clean punchy Wollongong beach break with head high set. Hollow and breaking hard for it’s size.
same. i was a bit late and boardriders was on so was a bit of a battle, but plenty going round.
by pirate_agenda
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Stringerless epoxy crease repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: Stringerless epoxy crease repair

did you end up buying that?

was a mate of mine's. I offered to fix it, but never saw how bad it was.
by pirate_agenda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1658
Views: 235513

Re: Midlengths

Have trawled a fair bit of this thread, not much on pure longboard replacements. Looking for something for unshortboardable small days, but needs to be sub 7ft to stay in my car. I'm not interested in surfing it if it's over waist high. Want to be able to compete with longboarders on the get in ear...
by pirate_agenda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1658
Views: 235513

Re: Midlengths

Have trawled a fair bit of this thread, not much on pure longboard replacements. Looking for something for unshortboardable small days, but needs to be sub 7ft to stay in my car. I'm not interested in surfing it if it's over waist high. Want to be able to compete with longboarders on the get in earl...
by pirate_agenda
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1658
Views: 235513

Re: Midlengths

i'm tempted. fricken hate wax in summer. I was a bit surprised how good it was to not deal with wax. Doesn’t melt in the car if you surf before work in summer, doesn’t get on clothes or in your leg hair. Salty, yeah it’s not cheap. If the price came down I think many more people would get it Pirate...
by pirate_agenda
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1658
Views: 235513

Re: Midlengths

i'm tempted. fricken hate wax in summer.
by pirate_agenda
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1658
Views: 235513

Re: Midlengths

Thinking about traction 1. Flat slater designs black 2. Flat slater designs grey 3. Versatraction 3/4 deck coverage 4. Wax Send your two bobs worth I had a board with versatraction for a while. It’s pretty good stuff. I would get it again for sure. No wax is brilliant, in the water and not getting ...
by pirate_agenda
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fin Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 2471

Re: Fin Construction

I can feel the difference between nylons and rtm, and can notice the weight difference between solid glass and rtm. But as far as all the carbon flex crap plastered all over them, cannot for the life of me feel the difference. I think it was huie, a while back, who said that the carbon was just a fa...
by pirate_agenda
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fin Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 2471

Fin Construction

Curious as to what fin constructions you all prefer, and the perceived value of adding the bells and whistles, and if anyone can feel the difference between plain rtm honeycomb fins, the ones with "carbon" patches (which I believe do sweet fa), bamboo cores. Using Shapers fins price points: Core-lit...
by pirate_agenda
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 320
Views: 74660

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

plenty of twin froth in this one i just stumbled upon also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZf7WxkvvXI
by pirate_agenda
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 320
Views: 74660

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

I put those MR fins in my new shorty, didn't really like them. Stuck the Large AM thrusters back in. Worth a shot. Good news is, I've got a nice set of fins in the bucket. May need to save some dollars for a swallowtailed flyer twin. i'm wanting to experiment with a different technique and material...
by pirate_agenda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 20154

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

yep i'm still shaping. not doing many customer boards these days due to time and got sick of making boards i didn't like. Just keeping myself and friends happy!
by pirate_agenda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing hulls
Replies: 60
Views: 11569

Re: Modern Planing hulls

on another note - due to the parallel outline, they ride a LOT longer than a conventional shape. So don't be afraid to go super short.
by pirate_agenda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing hulls
Replies: 60
Views: 11569

Re: Modern Planing hulls

you should be fine. I've shaped and ridden heaps of similar style ones. I love the evo style for 1-3ft surf. Anything with a bit more power i preferred my older vanguard style one, as you get more bite in the tail with the swallow. i'm normally around 5'9 and 90kg, and ride 5'4 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 arou...
by pirate_agenda
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quiver thread
Replies: 1132
Views: 160645

Re: Quiver thread

My current, quiver. Most self shaped 5'4 x 19.25 - simlar to a tomo evo. Only had it a month or so. Loving it from 1-4 ft. 5'4 x 20.5 grovel monster. Super wide diamond tail, concave deck and bevel rails. Really fun in up to 3ft, using it less though with the above 5'4 around 5'4 x 22 lazy sunday. S...