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by Beerfan
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Fish V MiniMal
Replies: 30
Views: 8999

fish

I like both. My minimal was a magic board that did everything i wanted, but before it died i made my twin keel. I have been riding the twin keel for nearly 12 months and while i love it in the mostly knee to bit overhead waves we getm i do miss my minimal. So much so, that i ordered a 7' minimal bla...
by Beerfan
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: GSI 7S - comments?
Replies: 27
Views: 4287

7s

I have a 7'3'' superfish xl. The glass job has held up great, not long ago, my mate and i ( he rides a surftech LB ) went out in some 8' waves. We got hit by a clean up set, and his board snapped straight in half, and mine was fine. Ok, i know there are a lot of variables as to why a board snaps, bu...
by Beerfan
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: NDE at North Steyne this morning
Replies: 56
Views: 9904

surf

This is a great thread. When i was out on fri morning, it didn't look too big, but once out the back i was sh^&ting. My mate wasn't too worried, but, i was out of my depth. I told him i was gunna get a smaller one and go in. But, before that happened, we got hit by the clean up set. Was really sh%^t...
by Beerfan
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where are you surfing Friday/Saturday this week?
Replies: 69
Views: 7367

surf

I bit off more than i could chew this morning. Got out, got hammered by a clean up set, all three of them, then went in. Turned around to see my mates tuflite LB in two pieces. Was much bigger than it looked. Bit messy too.
by Beerfan
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: PU or Epoxy with a Stringer
Replies: 13
Views: 1871

epoxy

Epoxy resins are definitely superior to polyester -- they flex instead of cracking, they're not water-porous and thus don't break down as easily over time, and the chemical bonding structure is much sturdier. But there's still only a limited number of good quality surfboard epoxy resin suppliers in ...
by Beerfan
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Firewire Surfboards
Replies: 361
Views: 106358

Just want to plug zinc as well. Got real advice everytime i've been there, and if i was gunna buy another board that is where i'll be heading, wont think of anywhere else. Saw a 2nd hand shortboard recenty for a good price. I was worried that it might not quite float me " it'll float you for sure" s...
by Beerfan
Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: What's wrong with my fish?
Replies: 59
Views: 9449

fish

It's a modern style fish which surfs like a standard shorty That could be the problem. I think modernifying old school fishes a little bit is ok, ie, more rocker, and slightly finer rails, but, if you modify them too much, then they;re just a hybrid. My twin keel has an old school kind of shape, and...
by Beerfan
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Personal messages not leaving my outbox, mods??
Replies: 5
Views: 741

pm

Ahhhh ok, the penny has dropped!. I thought the sent box showed which ones had been sent. Ok m ymistake, thanks mate
by Beerfan
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Personal messages not leaving my outbox, mods??
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Personal messages not leaving my outbox, mods??

Sent a pm last night, but it is still in my out box. Can the mods help me out??, anyone??

Cheers
by Beerfan
Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: One board or many boards?
Replies: 47
Views: 7700

boards

Yeah surfanimals, i live about 15 mins south of wollongong. Surf mostly around PK , but like to go a bit further south too. Actually i have been surfing south wollongong a bit in the last few months. Can be ok if you're early, and being mostly lefts makes me very happy. That is the farthest north i ...
by Beerfan
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: One board or many boards?
Replies: 47
Views: 7700

boards

I think both ways have advantages. I like to try different boards, and some weeks i chop and change. but the last 3 or 4 months i have been riding just my twin keel, probably 90% of the time. I didn't realise how much i had improved ( im intermediate so bear with me! ) until i surfed a spot i hadn't...
by Beerfan
Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: http://www.hydrodynamica.com/
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

fish

Wanderer, let us know how it goes. I have a 7'3'' sevens superfish waiting to be picked up ( thanks longbum! ). It's probably too big for me, as i have a 6'2'' ( twin keel ), but im hanging to see how a bigger fish type board goes, plus, i dont get too much water time now with bub no.2 arrived. It w...
by Beerfan
Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Epoxy resin and glass with traditional blank?
Replies: 20
Views: 2676

epoxy

Thanks guys. Am familiar with sways, but its frustrating coz overseas guys seem to have access to good epoxy ( and info on epoxy in general ), where as here it is a bit harder. Munch, RR seems to be the bees knees, but, again pretty much not available here, bummer. jfdi, i would just use 2 coats of ...
by Beerfan
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Epoxy resin and glass with traditional blank?
Replies: 20
Views: 2676

epoxy

jfdi, munch, ric, any chance you blokes could start a thread in the shaping section of this forum, so people ( like me ) can bug the crap out of you with silly novice epoxy questions?? hahaha. Im keen to give the kinetics a go, if i do go hlaves with a bloke i know, i'll have 3 litres, for a novice ...
by Beerfan
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Epoxy resin and glass with traditional blank?
Replies: 20
Views: 2676

epoxy

Thanks guys. I dunno if i'll actually do it, but a guy down the road is keen to go halves in a batch from shapers. I hope so, i'd be keen to try it. Bloody dear though, 6 litres of epoxy = 20 litres of poly lam resin!
by Beerfan
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Epoxy resin and glass with traditional blank?
Replies: 20
Views: 2676

epoxy

Slowman, do you use epoxy resin yourself?, i ask because i am halfway through a PU board, and i may be interested in giving the epoxy over PU a go.
by Beerfan
Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: After The Goldrush
Replies: 16
Views: 2171

gold rush

I'd love to be able to say i've been enjoying the big surf, but i'd be lying. My fitness level, skill level, and ball size is not up to these big waves. I snuck in 2 surfs in between the big swells, but, even though the waves were around head high, both surfs i just seemed to be paddling against rip...
by Beerfan
Sun May 20, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How about this?
Replies: 34
Views: 4712

the farm

It sucks what they are doing to the farm. I hardly ever surf there, even though im a shift worker, just too many people, even when its not that good, i prefer around the corner. I cant believe how close the houses will be, they go up to about 50 metres from the gate. The fact that you have to drive ...