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by pinhead
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: gettin into waves earlier - length v thick
Replies: 33
Views: 4733

so. does this mean, all things considered, (so many possible subtle variations- foam type, outline shapes, glass thickness, fins, and all other in between), its inevitably a lottery? It's not quite a lottery but there are a lot of variables: Foil - new board might be thinner in the nose and tail - ...
by pinhead
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: gettin into waves earlier - length v thick
Replies: 33
Views: 4733

There's a bit more to it than just volume. If you increase volume, the board will float a bit higher, therefore the entry angle is moved back where it is less acute (same effect as lowering nose rocker), which means you can paddle faster and in theory start planning sooner. Also, because the board i...
by pinhead
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Japan
Replies: 24
Views: 3551

I lived in Japan for a couple of years and had all sorts of debauched adventures, but here's a surfing story. The headland you can see in the pics above is Enoshima. When you get a big typhoon swell there's a river mouth bar that can be quite good. Anyway, one time a typhoon swell is forecast to arr...
by pinhead
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: France QuickSilverDollar Pro 2007
Replies: 60
Views: 9858

I would like to see pro surfing become more personal. Candid in the heat moments, smashing boards after heats, swearing at judges, partys with drunk groupies, cocaine and alcohol abuse, rehab stories, people wiriting off neco padaratz' surfing. now that would be cool.... Exactly, look what this has...
by pinhead
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Board design software & precision shaping machines
Replies: 15
Views: 2262

ahhhhh....but the important question is.....would they SURF the same :?: i don't think they would :arrow: similar yes....exactly the same no....here in lies the mystery of "the magic board" and lifes spent trying copy that "magic board" :oops: :cry: :lol: It's not really a mystery - most boards hav...
by pinhead
Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Advice on uncalled-for drop ins
Replies: 54
Views: 8164

Generally their comp day will be on one day a month, usually a Sunday. But should they get full reign of a particular break :shock: I don't honestly know. :oops: Anybody else got thoughts on this :?: I think it's cool for a comp to take over a peak on a beachy with a couple of peaks available. If t...
by pinhead
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Problem with my FIREWIRE!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4451

Re: Problem with my FIREWIRE!!!

why shouldn't you have pressure dings ? (and I'm talking heelies) I have a board Josh Dowling made for me prior to the advent of Firewire, it has the same basic construction - corecell, eps and balsa , two years old and the only mark on it is a tiny ding Josh put in it jumping up and down on it dem...
by pinhead
Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Problem with my FIREWIRE!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4451

Re: Problem with my FIREWIRE!!!

Ok so I have had my firewire for a few months now and I recently noticed that there are air bubbles forming under the top layer. They mostly seem to be popping up where my pressure dings are. With a board of this type of construction, you shouldn't have pressure dents after a few months and you sur...
by pinhead
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Haydenshapes FibreFlex EPS
Replies: 28
Views: 6221

Here's Tim Bessell's version


http://www.bessellsurf.com/index.php

Aren't US patents protected under Aussie law as part of the trade deal we did with the yanks?
by pinhead
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Haydenshapes FibreFlex EPS
Replies: 28
Views: 6221

fidel wrote:Hayden has a patent on the Carbon Rail design
That's interesting check this post from cdes1 last year. Apparanty La Jolla shaper Tim Bessell has already patented the same concept.


http://forum.realsurf.com/forum/viewtop ... &start=125
by pinhead
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing in the Army
Replies: 73
Views: 9528

I was thinking of joining the Aussie forces, not apartheid era South Africa. I reckon theres a difference in Aussie forces vs many others. No, You're thinking of joining the Aussie army at a time when our defense policy is to sign on for whatever crazy shit the Yanks dream up. You basically putting...
by pinhead
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing in the Army
Replies: 73
Views: 9528

DAC2000 - man have you thought hard about what you are doing? If you join the Army there's a good chance you will have to kill people. Unless you are Hanibal Lector, killing people isn't that much fun, in fact it does many soldiers heads in. I would need a very good reason to kill someone - right no...
by pinhead
Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: FIREWIRE
Replies: 51
Views: 7086

I've been riding this type of boards for a while and I think they're hot poop too. My work is in online marketing and when I see what looks like a hamfisted attempt at manipulating a forum, it really annoys me, because these boards can stand on their own. I apologise Hornet if I've read you wrong - ...
by pinhead
Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: FIREWIRE
Replies: 51
Views: 7086

Astroturfing

If my post is too cryptic for you - the title was "Astroturfing"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing
by pinhead
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: FIREWIRE
Replies: 51
Views: 7086

Astroturfing

Sh*t Hornet you used the word FIREWIRE a lot in that first post, Funny that 'cause, if someone were to type FIREWIRE into a search engine I'd imagine your post would pop up high in the results and would be very easy to see because you used CAPITALS to write FIREWIRE.
by pinhead
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: FIREWIRE Testdrive
Replies: 129
Views: 23218

All of what NC says above is on the money I reckon. Maybe I'd add that denser rail material has an effect as well - perhaps eliminating the "corky" feel some people experience with boards like surftechs that have a low density core right to the rails. Hayden's not the only one putting rail stringers...
by pinhead
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Hicks get 9 months
Replies: 85
Views: 9224

But what happened to him is another matter - something that we should all care deeply about - because it could happen to to any of us. As soon as i read that i didnt bother with the rest. I couldnt imagine most of us going over to iraq, and fight & train with terrorists. What I meant by what happen...
by pinhead
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Hicks get 9 months
Replies: 85
Views: 9224

Don't confuse what Hicks did with what happened to him. Hicks is a psycho no doubt, anyone who voluntarily goes to war - thinking that killing people is a big adventure is a psycho. I wouldn't have cared less if he got a bullet in the head on the first day the Yanks invaded Afganistan or if he ended...