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by Morgan The Moon
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet
Replies: 119
Views: 29082

Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

They have them on the cenny coast at Adrift - a coloured board was 1100. A clear would be less. How does it compare to a Bonzer - for price and then for functionality?
by Morgan The Moon
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: snapper pro
Replies: 345
Views: 25251

Re: snapper pro

Nice writing Braithy, I just read your peace on the live webcast for the ASP. Funnily enough, I forgot about the WSL event - got to see the Duct Tape Invitational streaming through Swellnet instead - with decent waist high waves, ridden on craft designed to excel in just those conditions. Troy Mothe...
by Morgan The Moon
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Non standard longboards, show them here
Replies: 31
Views: 6386

Re: Non standard longboards, show them here

Full hipster single fin - ryan lovelace vbowls. 7'11, 23, 3 - has a crazy foil. Really thin nose - hence no nose riding at all...But incredible speed in anything from ankle to chest high. It's stringerless, so i don't go any bigger than that. I've often contemplated selling or swapping for a dedica...
by Morgan The Moon
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: snapper pro
Replies: 345
Views: 25251

Re: snapper pro

Glenn Hall takes a dive that would challenge anything on the soccer pitch...then gives Medina a mouthful of expletives...UMINA gold right there...Mt Druitt by the sea! Jeezus, Almighty God how short is your memory? Slater on Parkinson, on a WAY better wave at the same event a couple of years back. ...
by Morgan The Moon
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1445
Views: 135106

Re: Midlengths

In short I'm not a small guy, and coming down from a longboard or a mid length it's an easier transition - cos the widths and thicknesses were pretty much the same across all my boards. Smallest fish I rode was 6'3. He's not alone in making big fish - Skip makes 'em and they're functional boards. "T...
by Morgan The Moon
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1445
Views: 135106

Re: Midlengths

I've got a couple of bigger twin keel Mackies, a classic 6.6 which I suspect may have been snapped but the previous owner swears it wasn't, and a 6.8 sidecut which is 3 and a half thick (!!), with Chine rails and a real beak nose. Looks like a really interesting board. The 6'6 went well for me when ...
by Morgan The Moon
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: A Waimea Story by Dave Parmenter
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Re: A Waimea Story by Dave Parmenter

Magoo's wife Debbie contacted me, said she was really hoping a lot of old mates and surfers in general would pop round to see him, give him a bit of warmth in his last days. Anyone who knows him or such, PM me for her contact details. I went around with a couple of mates a few weeks ago - we only e...
by Morgan The Moon
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: A Waimea Story by Dave Parmenter
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Re: A Waimea Story by Dave Parmenter

A nicely woven story Nick. Magoo has so many surf stories through all eras of board riding, but he's so humble it would take a skilled interviewer to get them all on the table. But what a story it would be.... Here's a recent award winning attempt by Dean Saffron. Dean put this together around this ...
by Morgan The Moon
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Slater, Greg Webber & Shane Herring
Replies: 49
Views: 6619

Re: Slater, Greg Webber & Shane Herring

GSTQ, probably not questions with simple answers. But briefly, what is the board design situation in Wales and in GB? Do people ride a lot of locally shaped boards? Is there a locally popular general purpose board style? it's a mix really foamy. there's a few local manufacturers who turn out decent...
by Morgan The Moon
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 270965

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

I was a fan of the O'Neills - great fit, but I'm sold on the NEED suit. I didn't want to get a chest entry suit - it always takes a month or more to stretch the neck so I don't wanna gag during a session, but this suit had no issues. One of the best fits I've had. Longevity is obviously yet to be t...
by Morgan The Moon
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 270965

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

I was a fan of the O'Neills - great fit, but I'm sold on the NEED suit. I didn't want to get a chest entry suit - it always takes a month or more to stretch the neck so I don't wanna gag during a session, but this suit had no issues. One of the best fits I've had. Longevity is obviously yet to be te...
by Morgan The Moon
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1839
Views: 270965

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Mate has just let me know about this if anyone is interested http://www.needessentials.com/ Know it doesn't help most, but you can try them on at Dos Primos in Gilbert St, Torquay The bloke used to work for Qicky in the wettie area. They come from the same factory as the top quiky wetties with all ...
by Morgan The Moon
Mon May 26, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: East Coast of England
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: East Coast of England

South Wales is a good option, but you still need a car to make the most of it. I was living in Swansea and I'd catch a bus to Langland Bay, which was the most accessible by public transport, and can be a fun wave on it's day. It gets very crowded because of it's proximity to the city. The Gower peni...
by Morgan The Moon
Wed May 14, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Hypto Krypto voted "board of the year"
Replies: 142
Views: 28397

Re: Hypto Krypto voted "board of the year"

I thought Haydn Lewis was shaping with Channel Islands now.

I knew someone who had one of those free range boards - lovely shape, beak nose, he loved it, but never saw him out in the line up on it. This was about 5 years ago, when Haydn was shaping for Insight
by Morgan The Moon
Fri May 09, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 674023

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick Carroll wrote:
You kinda can't go to Hawaii as much as I've been there and not get punched out at some point.
How does this sit with the Aloha Spirit that the Duke used to try and greet people with?

Do the black shorts have more of an influence than the Dukes legacy?
by Morgan The Moon
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Age, diet, type 2 diabetes and you.
Replies: 30
Views: 4266

Re: Age, diet, type 2 diabetes and you.

Sorry for asking, but are you a coeliac? Why sorry? Cos it's personal and none of my business. My youngest son got diagnosed with Coeliac's about 2 years ago - he grew up on carbs, loved 'em. Fell ill in year 5 and missed 4 months of school with chronic stomach pain, howling in pain at times. Speci...
by Morgan The Moon
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Age, diet, type 2 diabetes and you.
Replies: 30
Views: 4266

Re: Age, diet, type 2 diabetes and you.

Matticus Finch wrote:... since my stomach shit itself.
Sorry for asking, but are you a coeliac?
by Morgan The Moon
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Bali for beginners and intermediate
Replies: 30
Views: 3821

Re: Bali for beginners and intermediate

About PNG, there's a mob that run the Vanimo Surf Lodge, that have a heap of different breaks on their doorstep, from peelers through to reef breaks.

I've linked to their facebook page. I know them because they donated a prize to help fund the Magoo Charity Classic.