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by Nick Carroll
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: ATT EVERYONE!!!
Replies: 74
Views: 8999

good old surfy sarcasm and writeoffs are fine, but i have noticed a constant barrage of just out of nowhere insults - kinda ruins the mood of the forums. Yeah ... the sort of thing that if you said it in a pub, you might have a tooth loosened over it. You've gotta suspect many of the out of nowhere...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: ATT EVERYONE!!!
Replies: 74
Views: 8999

This reminds me of a letter written to Tracks magazine back in the mid-1970s by a person named R. Arnold. Back then Tracks was a much wittier publication than it is now, but it knew when to throw a mad left hook. R. Arnold's letter implored the editors to think of their responsibilities to the kiddi...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Your current skill level
Replies: 64
Views: 7068

WiNzA wrote:when did this place become such a beginners forum?
Dude I am sure you totally RIP, but you too were once a beginner, and in the eyes of some surfers profoundly your better, you probably still are ... so don't diss 'em OK?
by Nick Carroll
Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Anyone riding/ ridden a quad?
Replies: 15
Views: 2513

Am experimenting with one at present, super interesting, I'll get back to ya once I've got some semi-conclusions.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: NORTH NARRABEEN .....FROM A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE
Replies: 1049
Views: 131660

chrisb wrote:Careful, KK has a fragile personality.
Yes, because it's entirely an invention.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: NORTH NARRABEEN .....FROM A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE
Replies: 1049
Views: 131660

kreepykrawly wrote:im not sure if say Nicholas Carrol is in the "so confused by my complex arguments that he talks in tongues" category
You must be confusing me with someone who gives a s**t :roll:
by Nick Carroll
Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did all use surf today?
Replies: 31
Views: 3716

Ran to Coogee this morning and watched the lines come in and detonate into 8ft shories...... What's the name of that rock island thing? Wedding Cake Island or similar? Anyone see the waves starting to feather and break on the south side of it, the bigger ones were crumbling left and right, then it ...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did all use surf today?
Replies: 31
Views: 3716

I surfed the Peak, it was 5' and excellent and I was f**cken RIPPING.

Sorry ... had a kk moment there.
by Nick Carroll
Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: NORTH NARRABEEN .....FROM A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE
Replies: 1049
Views: 131660

Only 129 spectacular posts to go!

Deadset, buddy, whoever you are, you're getting thousands of dollars' worth of therapy for the price of your ISP. I hope you thank all these people at the end of it all.
by Nick Carroll
Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Technique Tips
Replies: 34
Views: 4624

When its crowded an you are going for a wave with a million groms in the way just scream and yell your head off as you paddle. ARRRRRRRRR. You will soon scare all the groms out of the way. Ive seen it work a treat for Nick Carroll out at Newport Peak. What also works is to try to go right and left ...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: South Swell
Replies: 26
Views: 3166

Monday will be the bomb, particularly through the middle of the day with an extra long interval kick underneath 'er.

What's the bet the crowds of spectators will be nowhere to be seen this time :wink:
by Nick Carroll
Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Intentional drop in
Replies: 51
Views: 6626

Jeez, all you computer tough guys, I wish you wouldn't advise the bloke to start punching. Let's face it, none of YOU would. Hi Localbogan I think bc's advice is the best. Be friendly! It'll either disarm the guy, or he'll be aggro back at you, then embarrassed, then you'll get along fine. People do...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Merkin's Video Nasty - Queensie Bombie 280306
Replies: 38
Views: 6913

Kudos to the paddle in surfers charging the Queenie. Absolutely. Now I figure that's the point Nick was making :?: That was my point for sure. No criticising of ol Merk's vid, good on him. But man, if you got a ski and a good towboard and it's 10-12' and you're going STRAIGHT...it just means you're...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Merkin's Video Nasty - Queensie Bombie 280306
Replies: 38
Views: 6913

Jesus H Christ, Dave Jackman would be rolling in his grave (xcept he's still with us).

Hurray for towins and all that, but that session just looks embarrassing.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Parmenter on Progression after Clark's Close
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

agreed. a great piece. parmenter definitely knows how to craft words. nick, i'd have to disagree on that one. i reckon his fiction is often equally compelling. case in point: his story two issues back in the surfer's journal, written in the first person as a cancer doctor. i'm sure you read it. i t...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Parmenter on Progression after Clark's Close
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Gold.

Dave never wastes your reading time...as long as he steers clear of fiction.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where's Wanto? Off with Wally?
Replies: 87
Views: 10356

matt... wrote:...and they share similar hair styles...
That's not fair, I thought we were making fun of Wanto :o
by Nick Carroll
Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Webber vs Hayden Shapes
Replies: 101
Views: 22296

Go Hayden! Having ridden both I can say my take is that Greg's boards are more refined, but Hayden has his hands on a faster rocker curve and is working his way toward a refined understanding of rail and stringer foils. One day he will be one of the country's finest and most reputable designers, rig...