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by Beanpole
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Thruster V Single Fin
Replies: 70
Views: 5908

I used to have a 6'6" Deanie model years ago. Had some great waves on it particularly on long hollow waves. One session at largish Lennox comes to mind Anyway due to its lack of rocker it was a rocket down the line but it was often stiff in sydney beach breaks. I've always found the sleak shape...
by Beanpole
Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfboard Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

I was just wondering the sarvo do you think boards in a good board cover get hotter on the roof of the car on a really hot day or in the car?
Obviously the temps higher inside but the sun isn't beating down on the cover so maybe it stays insulated :roll:
Waddayareckon?
by Beanpole
Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: opinions about big surf...
Replies: 70
Views: 6856

I've always gone with 3 feet being head high that is measuring the wave halfway 6 feet double overhead and so on. My hairiest time was out at Ulu's with a mate on a 6 foot day (big enough ) and it just got bigger and bigger to about 10 feet. That was scary. Nowadays 6 feet is plenty for me maybe 8 ...
by Beanpole
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: wannasurf?
Replies: 23
Views: 2452

I reckon the comments on wannasurf make realsurf forum look like shakespeare. Most of the grommits who rant on the site make no sense and post rubbish about places they may have visited once on school holidays with mum and dad. Half the pictures are of the wrong place anyway Some of the internationa...
by Beanpole
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Thruster V Single Fin
Replies: 70
Views: 5908

Hey greygrom is your board thinner now than when you were 19?
by Beanpole
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: opinions about big surf...
Replies: 70
Views: 6856

Good idea Brenno. You go out and drop in on your mates till you get it right. Just don't run me over in the process.
by Beanpole
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bondi Tama 12pm - 5 Feb 06 (Pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 623

That last shot just makes you want to get out there and join in :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Beanpole
Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: opinions about big surf...
Replies: 70
Views: 6856

What freaks me out about novices in larger or harder breaking surf is that they are so focused on psyching themselves up to take off that they don't tend to look at who's paddling out, taking off next to them or what the wave is doing. Thats okay if theres room to move but in heavier surf there ofte...
by Beanpole
Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Thruster V Single Fin
Replies: 70
Views: 5908

Hey Rocky how do you reckon the Rabbidge goes?
I've been thinking of getting one for a while.
by Beanpole
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfboard Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

Keep them out of the sun and as far away from high temperatures as possible.
by Beanpole
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Thruster V Single Fin
Replies: 70
Views: 5908

That board looks a bit like a fish. All it needs is a fishtail. I would imagine its way thicker than a modern fish though. One thing not mentioned about the single fin is flex fins. Since I've finally got a mal with real flex its reminded me of how good that sensation used to feel on singles. A bit ...
by Beanpole
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: opinions about big surf...
Replies: 70
Views: 6856

Considering there has not been anything worth surfing for at least two weeks I await the forecast 5ft swell with barely suppressed anticipation I know that if it does hit 90% of "surfers" will stay firmly beached by their modern male nancyboyness. Of that 90% half will be office working l...
by Beanpole
Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Rips - How far have you gone?
Replies: 38
Views: 3928

Kirra definitely a quick trip The pass is always good for spagetti arms when theres a rip. Bronte express is fast but relatively short. The best ever has to be Box Head for me. That has to be the longest. Got stuck out there with one mate and nobody but the bullsharks after dark in the middle of win...
by Beanpole
Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: opinions about big surf...
Replies: 70
Views: 6856

If you have been surfing for 10months I would suggest you don't go out at bondi in larger than 2mtr surf. It will probably be closing out. It will be dredging up on a shallow sandbank. It will have other people like you out there. Also definitely don't go out at Tama or Bronte. Both these places get...
by Beanpole
Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: when was your last?
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

I love the feeling of having a good session in the water when its crowded but noone else seems to see where the waves are. Your not competing with anyone but everyone else is too far outside or too far inside for the odd regular one that pops up away from the crowd. Late afternoon surfs when everyth...
by Beanpole
Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: when was your last?
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Wednesday. I had a ball and then the tide dropped and it got really crowded as I left :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Beanpole
Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Why post the Bali photos?
Replies: 70
Views: 7147

I think we need more skater type pix. We could have a set of concrete stairs, a metal railing, a walkway and a couple of empty swiming pools., one kidney shaped, one oval :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Beanpole
Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Hello all ( novice surfer )
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Should go well ... but snap that centre fin off as well and re-glue it about two thirds back. It'll be a beast on a broken wave but will go like a dream the rest of the time. Bloke broke the nose off my trusty old 7.9 and re-did it with auto putty. No problems I'd stay away from the araldyte myself...