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by Nick Carroll
Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: WQS Qualifiers
Replies: 31
Views: 3157

For Beau and Bottle fans, these two can have great years in 2006 simply using their high seeds in WQS events to amass considerable prizemoney and almost certainly qualify for 2007.

Big QS events are kind of a treasure trove if you have that high seed.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Clark Foam shuts down
Replies: 74
Views: 10313

He did indeed, and if any economics student wants an example of why monopolies are a bad idea, he or she could do a study of small boardmakers in the US over the next 12 months.
by Nick Carroll
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: bah humbug!
Replies: 26
Views: 3086

I've gotta come back from HAWAII :evil:
by Nick Carroll
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Clark Foam shuts down
Replies: 74
Views: 10313

Let's see how long Grubby Clark stays shut. If he does....let's watch as the Asian board manufacturing industry triples its output and becomes the largest boardmaking region on the planet by a long way. Toluene di-isocyanate is the name for which you grope ric, just one of numerous reasons why surfb...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: advice for groms
Replies: 25
Views: 2196

I agree with all of grazza's points, just would stress one and add one: - Don't take any notice of adults in the water, specially if they try to scare you. Most adult surfers can barely stand up, don't understand aerials, and are only interested in making you toe the line so they can catch more wave...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: McTaggart wins Pittwater in a landslide
Replies: 60
Views: 6104

Little do you know NicC, but I have a 13 yo grandson who is (in his own words) beginning to intrude deeper and deeper into the Peak take-off zone .. and with some dedicated coaching from this old bastard yours truly - murmurs himself off to sleep every night with this mantra Drop in on a Carroll Dr...
by Nick Carroll
Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: McTaggart wins Pittwater in a landslide
Replies: 60
Views: 6104

Little do you know NicC, but I have a 13 yo grandson who is (in his own words) beginning to intrude deeper and deeper into the Peak take-off zone .. and with some dedicated coaching from this old bastard yours truly - murmurs himself off to sleep every night with this mantra Drop in on a Carroll Dr...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: McTaggart wins Pittwater in a landslide
Replies: 60
Views: 6104

Larry wrote:How embarrasing, like NickC he has never fully matured
Little does everyone know the Truth -- that Larry is actually Alex McTaggart himself.

Let's see you clear your name NOW, you old bastard!
by Nick Carroll
Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: McTaggart wins Pittwater in a landslide
Replies: 60
Views: 6104

Yeah, how HILARIOUS was that. And inside the Sun-Herald, beyond their three pages of lying, the commentator Alex Mitchell (who'd called John Brogden's refusal to get involved with the by-election a "vicious" payback to the Liberal Party's right wing) wrote something like "wonder how the residents of...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Malik Joyeux - tragic news from Hawaii
Replies: 36
Views: 7809

its suprising how you don't often hear of people dying whilst surfing. all it takes it a knock on the head, or a nasty hold down. Has pipe claimed any other lives? From memory a camera man hit his head on the reef at backdoor some time ago. approx 11 surfers More than that I think OMP. Pipeline is ...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Whats your job?
Replies: 106
Views: 10992

I write books and articles about surfing for surf mags and publishers around the world, and while many people would say that sounds like a dream job you f**king bludger, I can tell ya some days it PISSES ME OFF!
by Nick Carroll
Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Today's (30/11) Front Page Poll - Drugs
Replies: 86
Views: 8736

Nick, I've read afew of these histories and theories on Shakespeare, and I was fairly confident that snakes was taking the piss nominating Ben Franklin and Francis Bacon as the real writers. He sort of got you there I think. Now if he had said Marlowe ....... Oh dear, he did, didn't he. Now I'm swi...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Today's (30/11) Front Page Poll - Drugs
Replies: 86
Views: 8736

News just to hand is that Shakespeare plagarised some of his work anyway. I think either Benjamin Franklin or Sir Francis Bacon is the person meant to have written the work he was credited with. If I can end on another great Bill Hicks quote... Non smokers die everyday :lol: snakes Oh man ... snake...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Today's (30/11) Front Page Poll - Drugs
Replies: 86
Views: 8736

If you think about it, you pretty much can't do anything excessively, or for a long period, without it having an adverse effect, yes even sport, and I would include surfing, but the positives outway the negatives eh. Yeah, even being born eventually has the apparently adverse effect of causing you ...
by Nick Carroll
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: how good is this!!!
Replies: 47
Views: 5481

Fong just got through one of those minor tests we all endure from time to time ... and now he's getting his reward ... that pure stoke of surfing again! Good on ya cobber.

You're trippin' on Souths but. This ain't the late '60s anymore buddy :lol:
by Nick Carroll
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: The tailpad
Replies: 18
Views: 2379

I used to avoid tailpads on all boards, probably because they used to be total crap. But pad design and surfaces have stepped it up a lot in recent years. I like 'em on smaller boards, maybe under 6'6", in which tails are wider and drag's less of a factor and turns are happening quick and at crazy a...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Today's (30/11) Front Page Poll - Drugs
Replies: 86
Views: 8736

People delude themselves. It's a bit like thinking that ciggies make you cool coz Bogart smoked 'em. Drugs won't make you creative just coz Lou Reed used them. Yep, what drugs do is make you feel like you're creative. Just a substitute for the real thing. on Gibson: this is a discussion for another...
by Nick Carroll
Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Today's (30/11) Front Page Poll - Drugs
Replies: 86
Views: 8736

Don't kid yourselves, everyone tweaks the fricken data, drugs or no drugs. The major argument against 'em is that they're a waste of money.

ps I agree, William Gibson writes Wankfests.