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by godsavethequeen
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fantasy surfer comp
Replies: 343
Views: 84625

Re: Fantasy surfer comp

Ahem yes *cough* 19th *cough*. When I said 'fantasy gaming royalty' I obviously meant a feckless Prince Edward type of royal not one of the more useful ones.
by godsavethequeen
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

Dear Nick, I'm eager to hear your solutions to my Troublesome Aunt-not-quite-in law issue. Further to the information already provided in the 'other things I hate' thread, a key detail that I originally left out is that she is in my house every single day , barring weekends, helping out with the chi...
by godsavethequeen
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Cornish
Replies: 68
Views: 12006

Re: Cornish

I was just updating something that read "for free" and out of solidarity with the beleaguered Braithy I left it as it was. It does look pretty shit mind you
by godsavethequeen
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

Hey nick, lurker here, do you think drones are gonna change the way we view surfing in still images and video ? Seems like ally of fotogs dabbling in it now. Possibly. I don't think they're gonna have the bombshell effect of GoPro. They're just enhanced helicopters. But they'll probably grow more c...
by godsavethequeen
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick, the surf media's collective tumescence over the Brazilians early in the season was, to the dispassionate observer, three parts amusing to one part embarrassing. With time having exposed the previousness of this eulogising, do you now foresee a group apology? A full page "We were wrong", perhaps?
by godsavethequeen
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Cornish
Replies: 68
Views: 12006

Re: Cornish

When using numbers one to ten, you spell them out. For numbers over ten, like 12, you write them. No offence Braithy old chum, but if you brought me a style guide containing that instruction I'd laugh in your face then set fire to the offending document with my onyx handled cigarette lighter. Consi...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

I knew it Nick, I fcuken knew it [shakes head in disappointment]
by godsavethequeen
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

all my boards have tailpads. always have, always will. I even used to be a full gorilla grip devotee (although I drew the line at tractop; that stuff was simply terrible)

the main benefit of tailpads: it's 21.5% of the board that you never have to wax (people who wax their tailpads are cretins)
by godsavethequeen
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Cornish
Replies: 68
Views: 12006

Re: Cornish

can't you combine a trip to see the outlaws with a gentle dental scam? root canal work costs £49 on the nhs
by godsavethequeen
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

"you can go whistle!" seems like a rather tame epithet. Is it commonly used in Wales perhaps. No no, even a Methodism-repressed chapel-fearing country such as ours indulges in the odd stronger oath (blue blistering barnacles, that sort of thing). But let's not forget that 'Vissla' was doubtless arr...
by godsavethequeen
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

Well it's either that or a badly constructed anagram for "saliva" I note in conversation with a surf biz reporter, Paul stated that he would be restricting the company's growth to $100 million in sales. It almost makes me want to start taking bets on what its sales figures will be in, say, three ye...
by godsavethequeen
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick, I see that the ex-Billabong fella has launched a brand called Vissla? Do you think he named it after that smallest of the all-round pointer-retriever breeds, the Hungarian Vizsla? And so to my serious question. Surfing has a disproportionate amount of pretty blonde boys; what proportion of the...
by godsavethequeen
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

Excuse the gaucheness of the question Nick, but is your brother properly, actually famous in Australia? You know, like famous outside of the surf community?
by godsavethequeen
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

I doubt it too. Following on from that, does the feral trialist still exist? Or are contest surfers now carefully handed up through the ranks, emerging pretty much fully formed, media friendly and backed to the hilt for their assault on the upper echelons? Also, I remember you saying that you were i...
by godsavethequeen
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1004568

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick, we had Carwyn in the late '80s and Russ Winter a decade or so later, but do you think that the UK will ever produce another WCT surfer? I still think it's pretty amazing that Carwyn ever made it given the waves he grew up surfing and his chronic lack of cash, but it seems like these days with ...
by godsavethequeen
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: It Begins
Replies: 87
Views: 14168

Re: It Begins

... this thing's dying anyway, Shearer. The big wave world tour is where it's at, imo. You think? Ignoring for a minute the not-enough-swellephant that near-permanently inhabits the BWWT's room, it's a cast iron FACT that big wave surfing is shit boring to watch. Once you've marvelled briefly at th...
by godsavethequeen
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: It Begins
Replies: 87
Views: 14168

Re: It Begins

To me, the new logo looks like a wrapped block of Sex Wax as seen from above. You've got the circle bit, which is a pretty straight rip off, and then you've got the crinkly bit around the outside representing the plastic. See? http://cdn2.theinertia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ASP300.jpg http://w...
by godsavethequeen
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: It Begins
Replies: 87
Views: 14168

Re: It Begins

Wow, Fanning fails to clinch the world title in Portugal by 0.57 of a point thus ensuring a(nother) three-way grandstand finish. A nasty old cynic might smell something a little fishy, what with the cash injection still at the IOU stage and the marquee sponsors yet to climb on board. Who did they no...