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by Beerfan
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Your current skill level
Replies: 64
Views: 5853

Current skill level

I've been surfing for about 4 months. I ride a 7'6" minimal, and my mate rides a 9' mal. In smooth and small conditions, i can pretty much get up and cruise across the face most of the time. I'm just starting to be able to turn up and down the face, and i try to stay as close to the break as po...
by Beerfan
Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 32
Views: 3110

job

Can't believe noone has mention politician. Thats the best job ever!. You get to lie, cheat ,steal, do under the table deals, and guess what, even if you lie blatantly on t.v in front of the whole, country, it doesnt even matter if you get get caught. You can just say something like " Things ar...
by Beerfan
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Sureform, worth it??
Replies: 21
Views: 3523

Sureform, worth it??

Is a sureform worth it??. To me, it looks a lot like a woodworking rasp, can i use one of those instead, or are they super awesome, and worth the cash???. Also, how much are they worth??
by Beerfan
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Have i chosen a good board? Rip Curl Hybrid
Replies: 12
Views: 2194

Shortboard

Hey catspew, i'm at pretty much the stage you are at, been on a minimal for a few months, just bought a cheap shortboard as a transitional board. Is that 2 and 3/4 inches thick??. Would like to know as i'll soon be making a longboard with a mate, and if all goes well, i'll be keen on making a "...
by Beerfan
Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Full volume shortboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Full volume shortboard?

Thanks mate. I guess 3" is at the thick end of thick!!. I think even 2 1/2 or 2 3/4 would be good as well. Thanks for the advice
by Beerfan
Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Full volume shortboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Full volume shortboard?

After selling my kayak, and having the cash burn a hole in my pocket, i bought myself a reasonably decent 6'6" shortboard. A bit old with a few minor dings, but, generally, a decent board. Anyway, to my surprise, i can actually get up on this thing ( im a newb, and i've been on a mini mal for t...
by Beerfan
Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: convert
Replies: 71
Views: 8730

convert

Good luck jaxon, i've just bought myself a 6'6" shortboard, after riding a 7'6" minimal for the past couple of months. Im a beginner, but i had a go at my mates 6' wafer, and to my surprise, i actually got up. Couldn't believe how much faster it was, not to mention turning. I sneezed, and ...
by Beerfan
Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Need some honest opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Need some honest opinions

O.K fella's, out of the blue, it looks like someone might buy my kayak, leaving me with around 550 bucks to play with. Me and my mate are super keen to make our first board, BUT, my board is pretty dinged up and old, and is starting to get a new bruise, or crack in the rail every time i surf. Also, ...
by Beerfan
Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 27
Views: 5397

egg

Thanks for the dimension's ric, there may be one similar going around the south coast in a few months!!. Maybe not as pretty hahah!. So, by the dimensions, the wide point on that board is forward of the centre. Wanderer, its our first board, so, the bottom will not be fancy at all!, no concaves, unl...
by Beerfan
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 27
Views: 5397

egg

Beanpole, does that mean that the widepoint would be more towards the back of the board, and also, what shape would the tail be??.
by Beerfan
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Please explain these products to me
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Products

Thanks a bunch fella's, you have made things so much easier for me!. Thanks for that link platty, it's a ripper!. Good idea fong, there is a guy about 5 mins down the road, i'll give him a call, and see if he'll be willing to let me watch him do his "magic" haha!, i have thought about it b...
by Beerfan
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Please explain these products to me
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Please explain these products to me

Well, we are starting to look around at products, and when it comes to resin, we found there are a few different types. Can someone please explain what these are, and also tell me which ones are needed to make a first time board?? 1.) Solar resin additive 2.) Filler resin 3.) Wax in styrene 4.) Styr...
by Beerfan
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Are Mini mals a curse to surfing?
Replies: 71
Views: 13109

mini mals

Thanks ron, i have 3 kegs in a fridge out the back with a tap sticking out!, its horrible mate, truly horrible haha. Yeah my mini mal is a "sola performance" board. It does have a lot of rocker that extexnds quite a bit down the board, and by eye, seems to have a small amount of tail rocke...
by Beerfan
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 27
Views: 5397

egg

Excuse my ignorance, but, what is the difference between a mini mal, and an egg in relation to dimensions??. I did a search, but could not find a side by side comparison in terms of length, width, rocker, tail, thickness etc. It seems that an egg is more manouverable ? Any advice would be much appre...
by Beerfan
Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Questions about an old board
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

old board

Thanks mate, i'll give it a go. So how do i make sure a board is more "floaty" haha??, would i make the foam thicker??. Also, would i have to sand it right back to foam ,or can i just rough it up, and add a coat on top of the glass thats already there??
by Beerfan
Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Questions about an old board
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Questions about an old board

Myself and a mate are keen to soon make a copy of his 9' mal, which is our first attempt at making a board. However, i have an old short board in my shed, a 5 ' 10ish skipp, and i was thinking of sanding it back a bit, and adding another layer of glass on top of that, and then adding a hot coat. I w...
by Beerfan
Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Are Mini mals a curse to surfing?
Replies: 71
Views: 13109

mini mals

Haha this is very funny. As a novice, who happens to ride a 7'6" mini mal , i can see the point of all your frustrations. Me and my mate ( 9' mal ) always stay away from other surfers, mainly for the reasons that we dont want to 1.) Get in the way. I'd hate to take a nice wave ( in a crowded br...
by Beerfan
Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives - Southern Atolls
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Maldives

I have been to the maldives ( not sure if north or south, i believe it was south ). I did meet a surfer there ( aussie on holidays ) who said they had hosted some sort of pro event in the area. Don't know if he was full of it, but there was definately swell there. As to where, and how good it is, i ...