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by Tally
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 22
Views: 5027

Re: Scotland

I lived up there for a few years, the inner hebrides (e.g. Mull, jura, skye etc) are pretty protected, Tiree has good waves and is popular with surfing and windsurfing crew. The outer heb's (i.e. Harris and Lewis) are pretty epic, good beachies and reefs you can catch a ferry from Skye to Harris and...
by Tally
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 22992

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

I roughed out a new shape last week and tinkered with it a bit on the weekend, just need to finish the bottom contours and roll the rails. The outline is based on a tomo evo with a different take on the tail (still have to cut in an angled swallow).
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by Tally
Wed May 03, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 22992

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Hi Saltman, it looks nice !! out of curiosity where do you get your blanks cut?
by Tally
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 22992

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

saltman they are at least 80-20 could be even more like 60-40, I havent had a look for a while.

alakaboo, the white is foam, the colour is resin tint and fabric, pretty it aint!
by Tally
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 22992

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Hi Digger, I dont mind sharing my place (within reason), I am sure we could come to some arrangement. Saltman, I did a version of an NPJ quartet a while ago, my brother had one so I grabbed a plan shape template and made the rest up myself. photo attached. the shapers fins weren't a bad match for th...
by Tally
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 22992

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

it was an old thin cotton sarong
by Tally
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 22992

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Saltman, that board was shaped by my brother and glassed by me it is a tie died cloth he asked me to put on the deck
by Tally
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 22992

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

That board is currently unfinished I am rushing to get it done by Friday so I can take it away for a week camping on North Straddie. The outline is based on a template I took from Mactavish Tracker and I changed the tail to a rounded pin, it is pretty flat rockered as it is from a Burford 7'0" Don B...
by Tally
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 22992

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

cheers for posting the pictures up, there is a fair bit of interest in shaping from people i surf with but not a lot really do get into it. I see it as an integral part of my surfing experience, I just wish I had a bit more time and funds to feed the addiction.
by Tally
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 22992

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

I have a little setup and make a few each year, here is a little samples from the past 12 months or so.
by Tally
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: board clearout
Replies: 0
Views: 3811

board clearout

I need to clear some space in the shed, make a reasonable offer, located on the Gold Coast. I can hopefully post up some more detailed pics if you are particularly interested in any of them. 1. 5’6” Rusty Dwart well used condition bottom in good shape with fins 2. 5’8” shaped and glassed by me based...
by Tally
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Single fin shortboards
Replies: 285
Views: 120070

Re: Single fin shortboards

Just finished up two single fins (one has side bite options) in time for Christmas, one is 6'7' shaped by my brother and glassed by me the other is a 5'8" shaped and glassed by me for me
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by Tally
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: bonzers.....the quad fad is over
Replies: 775
Views: 168292

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

I have had a few surfs on it now and I have had a few mixed results a couple of sessions it felt good and others I struggled to turn it well. It paddles well and goes fast down the line as you would expect, but I am still getting the hang of turning it. I have really only surfed it in peaky beachies...
by Tally
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2160
Views: 426588

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

interesting I got a needs 3/2 steamer last year, moderate use for a few months in SE Qld pulled it back out this winter and seam under shoulder failed after a couple of surfs, I spoke to a mate and same thing has happened to his in the same spot. It seems to be a bit of a pressure point when getting...
by Tally
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: bonzers.....the quad fad is over
Replies: 775
Views: 168292

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

I wrote my own name on the stringer but also included "machined blank"

fingers crossed for a few waves over the next few days to test it out
by Tally
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: bonzers.....the quad fad is over
Replies: 775
Views: 168292

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

I finally finished a Bonzer I have been working on over the past few months, the blank was cut by a friend on a machine, I did the rest. The other board is completely handshaped and glassed.
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by Tally
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: bonzers.....the quad fad is over
Replies: 775
Views: 168292

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

picked up a bonzer three from my brother recently. It was shaped by Thomas Bexon, I have had it stashed away and had not surfed until Friday, saturday and sunday. I was stoked on how it went in waist to overhead beachies, it is 5'8"
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by Tally
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Single Fins
Replies: 233
Views: 53286

Re: Single Fins

not sure why the photos aren't showing up maybe you can click on the link to view. I will try again another time