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by Beanpole
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Overseas Mal Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 3157

Sri Lanka? WeWak in New Guinea is supposed to be like Noosa. Noosa? Saw some spot in Java thats a big point with a sand bottom and a surf camp. Can't remember the name though. Bali- you can go to Medowie if you want it real soft but theres lots of waves still everywhere. Just head away from the buki...
by Beanpole
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: epoxy or glass?
Replies: 28
Views: 2707

Re: epoxy or glass?

oldsharkbiskit wrote:I'm a 41 year old 188 cm, 102 kg rank amateur looking for a long board to learn on.

* Get a second hand glass board.



* Get an epoxy because they are more buoyant and less breakable.


Opinions please...
Get a second hand epoxy?
by Beanpole
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: missing in action....female shapers/ board makers
Replies: 54
Views: 8805

Its a bit like dykes on bikes. They are all attitude but don't actually know how to fix the bloody things. They then call in some crusty old biker who has mellowed from his wickedly sexist and misoginist past and get him to fix it for them :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Beanpole
Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Yater Epoxy Mals
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

They are definitely less likely to show general wear and tear than glass boards but if they get really worked they cost a bit to fix. Plus since they are so light they do tend to feel different after a repair.
by Beanpole
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Yater Epoxy Mals
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Epoxy can hold resale value more and damage less easily. What ever you get just make sure it's right for you. Having a go on friends boards is a good idea. nb know what you're looking at if going 2nd hand. Until they snap :shock: Then with a good repair job and a spray of auto paint they look as go...
by Beanpole
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Art
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Beautiful Losers.
Nice over the mantle piece.
Bags not taking it for a spin though.
by Beanpole
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Superbank Circus
Replies: 53
Views: 6187

[quote="mattthe same thing happens all over the place - take up here at the central coast NSW for example... 25 years ago it took Sydnesiders 3.5 hours to drive up here, now it takes as little as 1 hour 10 mins, depending... that and population growth & movements lead to lineup crowding anyway - the...
by Beanpole
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: California in April/May
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Can I have an icecream too. :D

The guy who makes hydro fins nearly had his leg ripped off bodysurfing the wedge so I'll leave it to the young, brave and bendy. :?
by Beanpole
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: California in April/May
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Thanks for the informed advice. This all has to fit in with a few other variables so I'm not sure just yet how flexible our travel plans will be but it would only be a few weeks either way rather than months to choose from. It should be fun whichever way it goes. I might ask a few more questions onc...
by Beanpole
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: California in April/May
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

California in April/May

A bit of tentative planning for a possible trip next year. Nothing like starting early.
Anyone know how cold it would be around May? Water temp plus land temp?

Is this too late for Rincon?
Any other general advice re:boards, wetsuits, food, cars, etc?
by Beanpole
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Superbank Circus
Replies: 53
Views: 6187

That crowd shot is foreshortened. No other waves around the gold coast except Snapper :shock: If your that dumb theres no point looking :roll: Psst, theres a secret spot called Burliegh up near brisbane. Don't tell anyone :lol: :lol: Fingal has traditionally been avoided because of the need to drive...
by Beanpole
Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Save Catho!!
Replies: 33
Views: 3561

This will probably give some people the shits but I recently drove past those new developments north of the entrance and thought all things considered they looked okay. Coming from Kingscliff originally all that development drives me crazy but not the actual buildings and layout. It could be much wo...
by Beanpole
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Little Pulse From The South
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Looked like the odd one in between the close outs at low tide bondi. Definitely on the up.
by Beanpole
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: BUUULLLSH!T
Replies: 67
Views: 7477

I do fit into the demographic bracket that they target their marketing campaign towards. . http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i76/AndrewHatch/SurfsUp.jpg You know what. I'm sure the bloke's a skilled shaper & all, but the sight of that big McTavish 'M' really makes my skin crawl whenever I see it. I...
by Beanpole
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Save Catho!!
Replies: 33
Views: 3561

True. It definitely rates higher than Budgewoi which would be an excellent place for a desal plant if it had to go somewhere.
by Beanpole
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Save Catho!!
Replies: 33
Views: 3561

I've driven through twice recently after not going through it for probably 20 years and the only change that I was annoyed at was they've stopped road access to the back beach. Personally, the place has always given me the kreeps and I reckon the beach is bloody ordinary except for the novelty value...
by Beanpole
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bra Boys the movie
Replies: 65
Views: 8819

30 Odd Foot of Utter Shite. And oh jesus, the name of the new album: "My Hand, My Heart". If it wasn't ol' Russ, it'd almost possibly be a p*sstake. I often think earnestness shouldn't have a place in rock'n'roll. Look what happens. We get the likes of Creed & Russell Crowe. Emo for grownups. God he...
by Beanpole
Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bra Boys the movie
Replies: 65
Views: 8819

So if I buy the T Shirt and watch the movie will people think I'm tough? 8)