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by Beanpole
Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: 20 Greatest Aussie inventions: 3 fin thruster?
Replies: 26
Views: 2526

The thing with Simon was also that he had a very backfoot orientated style before thrusters. He obviously design the thruster to enhance his own surfing style first and foremost. Part of his design dominance is that everyone surfs like that these days.
by Beanpole
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Subtle and fetching manoeuvres for the beginner
Replies: 37
Views: 2561

Although I can't top the guy standing on his board in the sand waiting to get pumbled by a crunchy shorebreak I saw a few weeks ago I have to mention the elusive bottom hand turn. Has anyone seen one? An aggressive flick out on a lack lustre wave is always good form. As is really aggressively floggi...
by Beanpole
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Subtle and fetching manoeuvres for the beginner
Replies: 37
Views: 2561

Although I can't top the guy standing on his board in the sand waiting to get pumbled by a crunchy shorebreak I saw a few weeks ago I have to mention the elusive bottom hand turn. Has anyone seen one? An aggressive flick out on a lack lustre wave is always good form. As is really aggressively floggi...
by Beanpole
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly wins seventh, fong
Replies: 37
Views: 3007

The thing with Slats has always been that quite apart from what anyone can do and quite apart from what a thruster does to someones style. Even old farts have consistently thought that Slats is the epitomy of good surfing.
by Beanpole
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Illegal fishing in australian waters
Replies: 89
Views: 6220

Have any of you blokes ever been to Arnhemland or the Arafura Sea? Nope - i didnt think so! If you had you would know that the Macassans from Ambon have been fishing the Arnhemland coast (with the approval of the Aboriginal traditional owners) for at least 500 years before Capitain Cook ever saw bo...
by Beanpole
Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Illegal fishing in australian waters
Replies: 89
Views: 6220

Its funny, communism collapses in Russia and they turn into a basket case economy. The same thing starts to happens in China and they become mega money makers. We are just along for the ride as usual. Communism is in full control of China, its just that taking over Hong Kong has given them a front ...
by Beanpole
Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Illegal fishing in australian waters
Replies: 89
Views: 6220

In that sensationalist rag the Sydney Morning Herald a few weeks ago it had a story about China. 10,000 engineering graduates a year We will all be driving Chinese cars in a few years. They saw govt house in Tassie and asked for the plans. Then they built an exact replica as the visitors centre for ...
by Beanpole
Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Illegal fishing in australian waters
Replies: 89
Views: 6220

Yeah I agree its stuffed but there really is no need to launch into a not racist attack on all asians These people come from a particular part of our nearest neighbourhood. They are indifferent to our beefed up border protection and desperate for some rupia. Maybe we should all move up there and pro...
by Beanpole
Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 22946

I think its a bit rough that this thread has kind of slipped into focusing on the ethics of journos. The PR world is focused on misinformation far more than any poor old surf journo. Everyone can see that a surf journo is motivated primarily by trying to wring a living out of surfing without hurting...
by Beanpole
Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: mal surf culture
Replies: 76
Views: 12441

Buzzy, whats wrong with a fade when your up and riding before a snaking shortboarder on the inside? The East Coast has been all too well explored since the sixties. Look at Bruce Brown's Surfing Hollowdays with Phil Edwards surfing "Byron Point". Sharkey can follow the crowds north and see why North...
by Beanpole
Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Ding repairs
Replies: 18
Views: 4016

If its epoxy buy some araldite. Its two pack epoxy and its available everywhere :D .
by Beanpole
Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Famous folk that surf well
Replies: 68
Views: 10244

Anyone see the picture of Bryan Brown with his mal at Bondi in todays paper? I've never seen big Bryan in the water there though. He used to surf with Nat up at Whale Beach didn't he? Theres a guy who is on one of those detective/medical/court shows who surfs a mal okay. Hes always in the water at B...
by Beanpole
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: mal surf culture
Replies: 76
Views: 12441

You can always try tama if its big on a mal when the beach is closed:D . You might find it a bit tough to get in and out though. I once saw a guy on a lid get chucked into that cave thats under the cliff between tama and bronte on a solid day with a southerly swell. The clubbies were running to try ...
by Beanpole
Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 22946

Funny all this talk about surfers not giving a shit where their boardies are made. It wasn't that long ago that they were made in Australia and I felt okay about spending twice as much as cheapo brands cost to support our own companies...plus they were pretty well guaranteed not to let you down in t...
by Beanpole
Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 22946

Its a bit rough on journos to say they are no different to PR people but unfortunately some of them come too close. They seem to drift perilously close to being one long advertorial most of the time.At least they have the potential to be more than the uncritical manipulators of public opinion for th...
by Beanpole
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: The need to belong
Replies: 31
Views: 4711

Speaking of the need to belong. I was getting out of the surf at the above mentioned secret spot in the Eastern Suburbs a couple of weeks ago and the shore break was pretty surgey and crunchy. You had to time your exit to avoid getting pitched up the beach. I noticed a guy floundering around and tho...
by Beanpole
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: The need to belong
Replies: 31
Views: 4711

I don't have an avator because I'm too dumb to get one :D
One of the great paradoxes - sets can only exist if there is something outside of sets but everything outside of sets can be put into the set of things outside of all sets. Therefore, no sets exist.
by Beanpole
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: The need to belong
Replies: 31
Views: 4711

Of course buzzy since its Bondi your talking about I guess dressing like that would make you stand out amongst the trendoids and others who parade up and down in their finest designer wear/goth wear/drag wear/middle eastern car enthusiast wear/tourist wear/business suits/gangster rapper wear and bik...