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by ric_vidal
Fri May 10, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Legropes.
Replies: 44
Views: 11818

Re: Legropes.

Heard and witnessed a couple O&E leggies snapping at the horn lately. Solid surf, people ditching boards instead of taking the punishment, they then had the pain of the swim.
by ric_vidal
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 59383

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

You wouldn't 'see' it on good production boards, but the reality is they just top up any over-sands or shiny spots with a bit of UV or clear acrylic spray and give it a tune up that way. Not uncommon to see 'some' weave around plugs but if they have doubled up the cloth, as they should, then it shou...
by ric_vidal
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 59383

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

Hey wingy, you sure you didn't over sand that board? I don't recall seeing cracks on the underside of the rail like that and I've seen some horribly compressed tails.
by ric_vidal
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Anyone ridden a McTavish SUMO?
Replies: 48
Views: 30841

Re: Anyone ridden a McTavish SUMO?

CF, sorry mate, haven't visited much for a while… Yes, still have my 7' Scorpion and same as you, it is the normal 'go to', while in the current physical state (back/hip). Would love to try the 6'8" version but then I know I can pretty much do what I need with the 7 footer. Only downside is duck-div...
by ric_vidal
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 59383

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

wingnut2443 wrote:... now I'm back on the beers, it was very tempting to crack one while I was out there, but I know that special lady would be sure to visit :wink:
ha, they flowed fairly well where I worked for a while, but we did stick to the lighter varieties… can't be drink driving 'n all
by ric_vidal
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 59383

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

wingnut2443 wrote:I'd hate to be on piece rates :roll:
Difference is, W-nut, a screen jockey probably does it in 15 minutes if they are motivated - repetition is the key to all things, and also the bane.

Looks good mate.
by ric_vidal
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1818
Views: 369215

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

speedneedle wrote:Shapers order forms just went hi-tech -

http://www.smh.com.au/business/surfing- ... 2f1tv.html
Well I for one am a little confused but the RECOMMENDED reading at the base of your story, "The Large Labia Project", could be interesting…

Is that a new model name?
by ric_vidal
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 59383

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

wingnut - the innegra on the deck probably won't help much for denting - it does a better job of resisting cracks, snaps, ding and creases - but still dents. I've got a couple that say otherwise - dent resistance that is. Not that they don't dent, just nowhere near as much. But it needs to be used ...
by ric_vidal
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Fins...
Replies: 38
Views: 16271

Re: Fins...

Don't worry Nick, neither am I, fixing that is, saw the light… though god knows I may have to go back to it. As I've said many times before, I have a problem with all the systems for fairly obvious and fundamental reasons… resin bond to the materials in use and the fact they are stuck into compressi...
by ric_vidal
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Fins...
Replies: 38
Views: 16271

Re: Fins...

even a great system like Futures has taken a long time to really find a strong foothold in Australia. It's not that great a system. You obviously haven't worked in repairs. :wink: Saw some god awful things with ALL the systems. Love your customers! Beat the opposition! Never give up! No Nick, embra...
by ric_vidal
Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1818
Views: 369215

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Damn fine effort to be shortlisted, JD. Well done, if you don't win maybe they'll send ya a bottle or two of vodka.
by ric_vidal
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: make stool, not war
Replies: 95
Views: 96600

Re: make stool, not war

no flippers in sight, can't have been too bad
by ric_vidal
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 59383

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

Had a look at your blog, W-nut, the compressions look as bad as my first ultra light PINK blank from Surfblanks for what that is worth. I'm using the same density again for the R-Tak with a very different build for that very reason. Over-cut or mismatched blanks is an issue, I have seen some 'orribl...
by ric_vidal
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1818
Views: 369215

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

I voted too, mofo, so looks like you owe me another board :wink:
by ric_vidal
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards
Replies: 50
Views: 59383

Re: FFW - Wingnut's Backyard Boards

Wingy, are your blanks matching your shapes? By that I mean is the deck-line as close tolerance as possible, if it isn't, that won't be helping your deck compression strength. For my first blank cut I sent the file off and they came back to me with the recommended blank(s) and rocker to best suit. T...
by ric_vidal
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 39
Views: 35683

Re: R-TAK

Ha, gorn nowhere, still in incubation phase…

Had to make some glassing stands of some description.
by ric_vidal
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Thinning filler resin
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Re: Thinning filler resin

You can still use the filler resin, just work or sand it, more.
by ric_vidal
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 39
Views: 35683

Re: R-TAK

Still think the short version of these, say like pirate's, would be a very different kettle o' fish compared to a mid-length.