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by Beanpole
Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Weird Boards and Short Arse Surf Stars
Replies: 25
Views: 2606

Ric, great looking board. Double ender meets fangtail :D
Shaping your own and developing something original 8)
by Beanpole
Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Weird Boards and Short Arse Surf Stars
Replies: 25
Views: 2606

I'm really talking about extreme wide tailed keel fin fish here like Dick Van Stralen appears to be making. I think the general move towards wider fish style boards is a good development. I am just a bit surpised how quickly some people jump from one extreme to the other. Why a very average surfer t...
by Beanpole
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Weird Boards and Short Arse Surf Stars
Replies: 25
Views: 2606

Weird Boards and Short Arse Surf Stars

I was looking at the latest popular extreme design : seventies style twin fin fish. It makes me wonder how many average surfers get much value out of something like that in an average Sydney surf. Sure if it suits your style and the style of waves you ride; a fast small point or if you hate cutbacks...
by Beanpole
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: what is a mal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Snaking and dropping in You mean like the rest of the surfing population given half a chance. You should read some of the comments in the other forums . If its breaking hard and hollow no mercy for anyone. If its breaking easy and full: oh those horrible mal riders are catching all my waves. Horses ...
by Beanpole
Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: what is a mal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

I was talking to a guy at work who has just bought a mal. He asked me if I waxed the nose up on mine :D
When I told him I did he said the guy in the surf shop had told him not to :shock:
We discussed it and decided the guy had given him a bum steer.
They're very helpful in some surfshops :roll:
by Beanpole
Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Politics of Alpha Males and Dropping In
Replies: 31
Views: 3109

Don't expect much respect if you don't give any. Here is another situation I have seen in the water. Old mal rider makes a point of paddling as far away from the pack as he possibly can. I am not talking here about just sitting a bit outside of everyone. I am talking about a long way further out in ...
by Beanpole
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Timothy Leary quote.
Replies: 23
Views: 3026

Lunatic soup
by Beanpole
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: traditional longboards & your techniques riding them....
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

You're a lucky,lucky,lucky boy to have a wegener :)
by Beanpole
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Timothy Leary quote.
Replies: 23
Views: 3026

Timothy Leary, William Burroughs :shock: What about Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters?
These guys didn't surf. I guess they were looking for something as good as surfing is.
by Beanpole
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Playing around with fins on your log
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

That clears that up for me. I have never seen a D fin for a fin box. How much pressure would that put on the box? I've got an old reverse D fin I ripped off an old pig board I used to ride ten years ago. Never got around to putting it back in since the board is something of a write off with lifting ...
by Beanpole
Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Playing around with fins on your log
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

I guess I'm dumb but my idea of a big D fin doesn't quite add up with the description here :?
by Beanpole
Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Timothy Leary quote.
Replies: 23
Views: 3026

A favorite bit of Hot Generation has B McT & Russell Hughes (I think) surfing.
The very ABC/BBC Narrator says above the psychedelic sound track:
"Bob and Russell are turning on" :shock:
by Beanpole
Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Timothy Leary quote.
Replies: 23
Views: 3026

A green cathedral and I am there. Talking to God on the plastic telephone.
Hello? Its for you Bob. Its the Jehovas Witnesses trying to sell a few watchtowers 8)
by Beanpole
Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: traditional longboards & your techniques riding them....
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

On the way up, no worries :D
On the way back, I have to think about it :oops:
by Beanpole
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Proning out
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Proning out

I've been reading all the stuff the lid riders have been saying about how advanced they are and have concluded that everyone should start proning out Just imagine how deep you could get if you were lying down on your board . Surely normal surfboards would perform better as bodyboards than bodyboards...
by Beanpole
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shellharbour marina .. lend the local koori's a hand!
Replies: 70
Views: 4989

This all paints a pretty bad picture for the east coast. When you add these developments together its going to be one overdeveloped mess after another. We are all responsible if we don't try to do something about it. I don't even like going up to the Tweed Coast anymore. What a scam those very old l...
by Beanpole
Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Favourite break / point for Noseriding on the east coast!?
Replies: 34
Views: 6297

Its funny about the central coast. You can overlook the most obvious spots and hunt for waves without getting much for your search. As far as "secret" rights go up there; I have found saturday morning is very crowded and grumbly. When the pub has been open a few hours it mellows out a bit . I may be...
by Beanpole
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: New surf movies
Replies: 14
Views: 4568

Buzzy, the old call that surfing ability is a sign of a misspent youth is probably put to rest. Ginge obviously comes to mind as well. I just wonder who wants to see these guys in a movie.