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by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 270
Views: 8186

Re: Bells Beach

Professional surfing contests have never been exciting to watch Nick. Or at least not from the plebs' side of the velvet rope they haven't. Until such time as we can transition fully to wave pools they should give them a maximum of two waves per heat, tow them in with jetskis, tow them back out with...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 270
Views: 8186

Re: Bells Beach

There's that moment, and it still gets me every time in spite of everything, where you watch the opening montage and surfing - professional surfing! - looks fuschia fantastic, a seductive mix of outrageous skill, photogenic competitors and sumptuous locations. The heart quickens and then we cut to l...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 270
Views: 8186

Re: Bells Beach

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:47 pm
You won’t say that tomorrow when John John rips the bag out of it
One swallow doesn't make a summer, TMS. Just ask loof
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 270
Views: 8186

Re: Bells Beach

It's pretty tempting I must say. We'd need a name for our gang though - how about The Shiite Minority? Two Poms and a Poofta?
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 270
Views: 8186

Re: Bells Beach

Yeah I get that regional government has stepped into the bottomless moneypit breach vacated by the clothing companies but it still doesn't feel like a particularly sustainable business model. Perhaps I'm wrong. Perhaps they'll focus on the 'stadium' approach and the govt reward for dragging x number...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells Beach
Replies: 270
Views: 8186

Re: Bells Beach

I tuned in this morning over breakfast expecting the 50 year storm and caught five intermittent minutes of the Kolohe heat in 3ft wanky pap. It struck me yet again how much of a non-spectacle it is. Poor quality waves and boring surfing, further cursed by the zombie duo in the booth saying exactly t...
by godsavethequeen
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

From the ringing
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Not really. The little ones have got boogie boards and the oldest one has had a few goes standing in the whitewater on my tuflite zap. I'm an incredibly selfish person so would really prefer it if they decided that not to encroach on my surf time but we'll see what happens when they get a bit older
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Slightly before my time I think. They do put them on kids' suits still, which is an absolute fuschia godsend when you've got three of them to wrangle
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Using plastic bags for the legs is big in the adult learner community, I hear. Perhaps give that a try duck? Although on thinking about it, that's probably more of an 'on' thing than and 'off' thing. Maybe instead you could pop into Uniqlo with jimmy next time he's getting the waistband on his trous...
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

comically short arms and enormous feet by the sounds of it. I've never considered this before but perhaps he is an actual duck
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Mildly retarded people always struggle with front zips, often their fly’s are undone too. One thing and one thing only I will say for back zips: after having used them for many of my younger years I can still put my left arm above my shoulder blades. Reaching for the fcuking back zip string over ma...
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Sounds like a terrific combo Cranked. No warmth benefit of course (but then you live in Australia so don't actually need a wetsuit) but endlessly stylish. Hop off the HiFly 343 and swagger straight to the cocktails
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

DID YOU HEAR THAT, LURKING CORPOS? NO MORE fuschia CHEST ZIPS. THE PEOPLE* HAVE SPOKEN



* Not all of them, obvs, but enough. You can offload your suddenly redundant stock of chest zips to those thick necked mutants in Perth
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

I hope you're right steve. Having followed blindly, parroting the party line on chest zips for a number of years I firmly believe that they are in fact significantly worse than back zips - a struggle (comparatively) to get on and off, no adjustment around the neck and any perceived benefit of a zipl...
by godsavethequeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

steve have you noticed how you basically can't get a high end wetsuit with a back zip any more? Forget all the other surf industry shenanigans that's the scandal that you should be writing about, the fact that if you want a back zip you have to put up with 95% non-stretch neoprene and shitlock seams
by godsavethequeen
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2149
Views: 388043

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

beany, xcel suits are still pretty good I reckon. Certainly plenty warm but maybe not quite the durability of pre-Billabong. Ridiculous prices too if you buy at full rrp
by godsavethequeen
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 20724
Views: 2199958

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Just fcuken google it trev.