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by spork
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 807195

Re: Ask Carroll

Yeah, shut up, you're screwing this thread
by spork
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 372815

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The kit cost about a grand, local ones are much cheaper but you don't get all the stuff required, just the wood. Sikaflex for the frame cos you want it to flex. The rest is gluid up with waterproof pva. The gluing is time consuming, have a look at the thread links the Trev posted for all aspects of ...
by spork
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 372815

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Wooden board "kits" are a joke. If you are expecting to build a board like an old airfix model Spitfire you will be left scratching your head even as you open the box. Mine was built from a "Grain" kit, based in Maine in the U.S.A., but supplied from the Oz distributor in the Illawarra. The box cont...
by spork
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Step up boards
Replies: 68
Views: 18093

Re: Step up boards

hey Tonks, if you feel like a road trip its coming into winter/autumn swell season down here, a road trip might be on the cards. You can try out the board and also give my 6'6" black beauty a whirl For comparison. Free accomodation, you bring the beer!
by spork
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: snapper pro
Replies: 345
Views: 30804

Re: snapper pro

There was maybe six folk who givva toss about the comp in my workplace, but i got em all interested when i mentioned the Banting was a former student who may just do good. When he beat Fanno i let em know at a staff meeting. Now they are all interested. Do you think they give a toss about alternativ...
by spork
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: snapper pro
Replies: 345
Views: 30804

Re: snapper pro

Just wondering......... DO YOu GUYs eVeR STOP darn WHINGING ?? Its the very nature of the realsurf glitterati to whinge, whine and complain, It's what makes them happy. They never have a solution that is even slightly viable, but they if they do its usually pointed at bagging out the Brazza surf co...
by spork
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: JS Revolution
Replies: 14
Views: 5289

Re: JS Revolution

Nah, got it from Macca at Saltwater wine
by spork
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: JS Revolution
Replies: 14
Views: 5289

Re: JS Revolution

True, but I think it was more the chop on the face rather than the size.
by spork
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: JS Revolution
Replies: 14
Views: 5289

Re: JS Revolution

Ok, so that earlier comment was a first impression. Yes its great in small waves and has speed to burn, but its uncontrollable in bumpy swell and chatters and skips all over the shop. Took it out in the current 4' swell and its pretty obvious its out of its depth at that size, or I am.
by spork
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Get this!
Replies: 303
Views: 49473

Re: Get this!

Iv had trouble with fin hum in the past, its usually the foil being asymmetric and the different pressure on each side is causing oscillations in the fin.
by spork
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pic of the day
Replies: 145
Views: 22871

Re: Pic of the day

Interesting that nobody would be seen dead with that stance on a board these days yet is seems perfect for that era.
by spork
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Indo...is it worth it
Replies: 143
Views: 16976

Re: Indo...is it worth it

I rekon I have the lamest excuse for not going to indo, I'm allergic to mosquitos. One bite and I swell up like a, well like an indo reef.
by spork
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: The mongrel
Replies: 20
Views: 7868

Re: The mongrel

The black Beauty is awesome, the unflinching stability and the ability to make steep drops in waves of consequence and it just loves them. I have done the best turns of my surfing life on that board, especially backside reos and roundhouses. If there is a better board for driving off the bottom and ...
by spork
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: The mongrel
Replies: 20
Views: 7868

Re: The mongrel

Hey beanie, I stained mongrel dog because it looked crap with all the different timbers involved, besides I'm always looking for something different, how many folks have a stained wooden board in their quiver? not many I'm guessing. PVC pipe is no good for the rail strip, it doesn't allow you to tar...
by spork
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: The mongrel
Replies: 20
Views: 7868

Re: The mongrel

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by spork
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: The mongrel
Replies: 20
Views: 7868

Re: The mongrel

carbon2.jpg [Hi guys sorry I didn't past this stuff earlier. Here's a couple of pics of the finished 'Carbon Wood' as it's now called. I'v surfed it a few times recently and it is a cracker of a board, fast loose and fun as. And a bonus is that it is virtually indestructible, just the thing for sum...
by spork
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 709
Views: 112365

Re: post your modern day sickness

And...its got a big phat nose...like yours wingy...MR tried to kill me today, but fark solid and hollow as.
by spork
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: A Moderator's Message
Replies: 76
Views: 26065

Re: A Moderator's Message

Well done Trev, enjoy the free time and kick back. Good to see that even your retirement speech is beset by the 'off topic' parlance of (mostly) tongue in cheek Rs sledging. 3-)