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by bombora
Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Longevity of wetsuits
Replies: 28
Views: 3793

Top of the line O'Neill (their cut suits tall and skinny) has lasted all of a winter and a half, surfing 5-6 days a week, and I'm lucky that I live across the road from the beach so it gets a beach shower washoff and then hung up in shade on THICK coat hanger within five minutes. Not really happy. B...
by bombora
Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: rooted back _ best fix
Replies: 54
Views: 5586

thanks again for the info all; seems lots of different views. Gonna try a mix of pilates and swimming and some extra sit ups and yoga streches at home too for stomach muscles. It's a priority; got stuck sitting on the friggin dunny yesterday for 10 minutes. Could not move. F********k, could not even...
by bombora
Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: rooted back _ best fix
Replies: 54
Views: 5586

More great info; Brenno thanks for the scoliosis info; unfortunately mine's a tad more than slight: Was told at 14 I had 60-70 per cent chance of being in a wheelchair for rest of life. Surfing saved me!! And thanks for the acupuncture tip; might just try that while I suss out the pilates options in...
by bombora
Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: rooted back _ best fix
Replies: 54
Views: 5586

Thanks heaps for the replies and advice! Very valuable. So can anyone recommend pilates instructor/classes? I'm in DY. Evening classes?? I'm tall and skinny so no gut to get rid of. My back has been rooted since about 14 when I spent an hour plus five days a week literally on a rack having it strech...
by bombora
Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: rooted back _ best fix
Replies: 54
Views: 5586

sorry this should have been in the injuries/health section; that's what happens when you try to type on a computer keyboard while lying on the bloody floor!
by bombora
Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: rooted back _ best fix
Replies: 54
Views: 5586

rooted back _ best fix

Hiya, going slowly nuts as have been dry for two weeks cause of a crook back (apart from gumby Sunday morning session in which I could hardly bend so rode each wave virtually in the Duke upright position!!). I've had a curve in the spine since a growth spurt as a young teen so the pain ain't the iss...
by bombora
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: longest wave
Replies: 23
Views: 5384

Hiya Family Guy; maybe a rounded nose board tween 7 and 8 foot is a midlength/funboard. So your'e OK on your 6'10 :lol: :lol: . Four Guys on a Tahitian Atolls trip I did in December were members of the 100 (kg) club and rode roundish nosed boards between 7 and 8 foot and these fellas were very very ...
by bombora
Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: longest wave
Replies: 23
Views: 5384

longest wave

Hiya, did the annual week at crescent with the boys two weeks ago. Fun and hardly anyone around as usual cause of the winter cold (ha, everything's relative, up there was 19-20C during the day!!). ANyway before the swell came up and the point started to get f'd up with 8-ten foot whitewater wash thr...
by bombora
Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Costa rica chikita
Replies: 16
Views: 3608

Hiya Nomad. Costa ain't that much of a shocka (Then again fair enough maybe lots has changed in 10 years). But it looks like Brenno's first trip and Costa IMHO better destination than Chile/Peru for an OS virgin. And no need to lug around a 4/3 steamer/booties/rashie, 2nd steamer or the early sesion...
by bombora
Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Costa rica chikita
Replies: 16
Views: 3608

G'day fella; one word: Go! Spent two months there 10 years ago (bloody hell where'd the decade go??). What to say; Pacific coast is crystal water, dream points and black sand beachies and pretty easy travelling. Caribbean coast far more isolated, far more fickle, very very rainy but when it turns on...
by bombora
Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Pro surfers who don't surf anymore??
Replies: 114
Views: 48887

Anyone read more than a paragraph or two in ANY surf media about Occy ditching the older woman who supposedly supported him through the fat couch potato period, only to vanish from the scene after his title, replaced by a far younger gal? Surfers _ even good bloke legends _ self centred? Never. Oz s...
by bombora
Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Surfing NewZealand
Replies: 17
Views: 3479

Work mate came back a month or so ago from west side of north island tip with a bloody smug smile on his face. Was taken by a local to a sand bottom point break. He could see the break from a few kays away as they wound their way along the side of a mountain by car to it. He started raving to the lo...
by bombora
Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Dropping in/Snaking World Cup
Replies: 39
Views: 5100

Hiya Chris, in their defence they are pretty gung-ho _ they'd go out in 6ft plus Mex pipe (size starting to have me sitting on the beach, v heavy wave after I'd been living in London 3 yrs :oops: ) but it was at the point up the beach they really got agro. Ability doesn't stop some snakes _ and it d...
by bombora
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Dropping in/Snaking World Cup
Replies: 39
Views: 5100

Hey Tootr you wouldn't be refering to Israelis would ya? If so yep yep and yep. Reckon they and zillas are equal firsts. I've had the first hand israeli experience in Costa Rica and Mexico and they were shockas but didn't even realise it. Came out after one seession at Mex Pipe where they had given ...
by bombora
Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Onya fella
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Onya fella

Was out at DY this morn; didn't feel like competing with the pack on the clubhouse lefts and point was pretty packed too so spied a little left rip wedge starting to work next to kiddies and decided on a "bob and grab the odd one" morning while my brother (trying out his brand new custom Miller 6'6"...
by bombora
Thu May 11, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: I bought you a present darling
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

thanks tootr! Will pass on tips to mate. It is a beautifuly crafted board I must say. Twin stringers and smicko little wood wedge sorta thing on nose and swallow tail. Sounds like it will go well on the boys' annual week up the coast surfing points! Hey I have a manly aquarium yarn too: Shouted ex g...
by bombora
Thu May 11, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: I bought you a present darling
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

I bought you a present darling

Hiya all, been a lurker for a bit but here's my first post: Mate's birthday last week. Wakes up to find wife grinning. "You're present is in the loungeroom". Once the wrapping paper was off he discovers the present is a Hynd Fish. Hmmmmm. Anyone have any experience with a real old skool style fish? ...