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by saltman
Wed May 17, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Curing Time
Replies: 52
Views: 5125

$900, that is some serious coin, wonder who shaped it easy answer ... if you have ever been to the 'superfactory' on the goldie where DHD, JS & Murray bourton are you will know that it was probably finished off by some 18 yo straight out of high school after the board came out of the machine .....
by saltman
Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shaun Thomson Tragedy
Replies: 11
Views: 1675

Much is unsaid and will remain - but I know this much - the father and son are so close? that the father choses to live in USA pursuing business interests with the energy he pursued barrells at OTW, his wife lives in south Africa - not a recipe for a happy family The sons friend and family friend of...
by saltman
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Shaun Thomson Tragedy
Replies: 11
Views: 1675

Shaun Thomson Tragedy

Shaun - the master of riding deep and turning inside the barrel.

Condolences go to Shaun and his wife on the senseless death of their teenage son
Fathers stay close to your kids!
by saltman
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pictures from up the coast (26th April)
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Doesnt take much to work the location out - the first 4 shots are dead giveaways to any one taking a drive north
As the next few showed in these rare conditions the beachies are even better around the old area...........
by saltman
Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How many years have you all been surfing?
Replies: 70
Views: 5496

31 years on fibreglass (save for 12 months in the early days on a mat when my board was stolen and had to save up for another) started on a 6 ft x 20 inch s-deck by a bloke called sam egan (lukes dad). Now 30 years later back to almost the same dimensions but far more sophisticated design & mate...
by saltman
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: 6 Channel bottoms
Replies: 17
Views: 1932

6 channels

I surfed my 6'6' Laurie byrne this morning - only take it out when its clean and hollow. there is something special when the wave starts to suck and those channels generate a heap of drive under your feet. But pretty ordinary on the fat sections. Definetly much better with the H2s or those small TC ...
by saltman
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Feedback for new fins
Replies: 13
Views: 1632

new fins

Not sure if you are referring to the early curved webber fins, or the H series - toed out, very up and down and foiled on both surfaces - they come in 3 sizes I have had the H series for 2 months and find them very fast and drivey from one turn to another - no loss of speed, they also hold a higher ...
by saltman
Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: S-cores
Replies: 64
Views: 8644

epoxy & indo surf

Tested the tufflite TC plus 6-0 and Byrne 6,6 channel last year for 4 weeks in indo and had a ball. . I surfed Ulu OC largish morning on the 6 channel byrne tufflite, another guy on a byrne 6,9 TC - we were both very positive about our boards They do handle size really well if its clean, its the cho...
by saltman
Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Sublime Surfboards Gold Coast New Website...
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

PB Nice clean site - loads very quickly not full of BS . The quote is favourite one, should be more prominent - I have had it superimposed on a poster size picture of all my kids. and kept in their rooms to remind them
by saltman
Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Tufflite retailer
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

tufflite e coasy

Vidler surf (soon to be a Brothers Nielson store)on the Gold Coast Hwy Nobbys Beach have heaps and will do good deals
by saltman
Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: epoxy V fibreglass
Replies: 10
Views: 6416

Tufflite Epoxy

Rug is spot on about downsizing I reckojn you can knock 4 - 6inches off your regular board have been riding a 6-0 TC tufflite for 8 months and absolutely love it (am wrong side of 40 and 80Kg) I was riding custom fibreglass from 6-4 to 6-6 for 30 years before. I am sure the corky comment comes from ...
by saltman
Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: is bali that bad now?
Replies: 15
Views: 2081

Bali safe

I was in Bali (for the 14th time) with family of 5 before, during, and after the last bomb, as well as immediately before and after the first bomb. There are more balinese victims than you would believe and getting caught up in the fear only makes more innocent victims. we decided after the last bom...