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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: 2151

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: 14383

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 rocker. In fact...
by Beerfan
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 27
Views: 6025

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: 1232

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: 1232

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: 14383

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 brea...
by Beerfan
Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives - Southern Atolls
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

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 ...
by Beerfan
Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Maldives - Southern Atolls
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

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 ...
by Beerfan
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: kkk
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Ric

I totally agree, ric is a great bloke, he has helped me out heaps. Thanks ric!!
by Beerfan
Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Complete novice questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Complete novice questions

I have a few questions about making a board, which would be a copy of a mates 9,1" mal 1.) What is the easiest foam to use/work with??. Also, where would you get it/them from in sydney?? 2. ) Also, what would be the best glass, and coatings to use with the above foam ??. 3.) Fins??, we will be looki...
by Beerfan
Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Hello all ( novice surfer )
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Hello all

Thanks guys. I usually surf open beaches ( not good enough for points, definately not reefs! ). I did have a fibreglass kit, but it was a bit of mucking around, also, how much can i take off the deck before it gets leaking problems??, i mean, how thick is the layer on the deck?.

Tah
by Beerfan
Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Hello all ( novice surfer )
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

My question

Sorry, i forgot to ask my question!. I snapped one of the side fins on my board a few weeks ago, so, being tricky, i snapped the other side fin off, filled the holes with araldyte, and away i went!. 1.) How will this affect my boards performance ?? 2.) Will the araldyte affect the board ??, i've use...
by Beerfan
Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Hello all ( novice surfer )
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Hello all ( novice surfer )

Hello all, my name is mark, and after years of stuffing around, i am finally this year giving this surfing thing a real go!. I have a dinged up 7,6" mini mal, which at the moment is made of more araldyte than fibreglass haha!. I like the longer boards, and am hoping to get an 8,6"ish board when the ...