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by Jimi
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Worth a few cents...
Replies: 47
Views: 6808

Re: Worth a few cents...

No one has mentioned that Jim bank's theory goes out the window if you snap a board! Fixing it costs a lot, and then if you try to sell it its not easy to get much more than what it cost to fix. In saying that i'm all for custom boards, and MORE than happy with my 3 customs that give me a pretty wel...
by Jimi
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23098
Views: 3166407

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Lifes good. Finished an exam, A few fun head high waves at longy, in boardies again, and even though heaps smaller it was a sh!tload better than Monday!! Feels so good to be out in boardies, feels good to be out at all actually, didnt get a surf for 6 weeks, and now there's a few waves, and better y...
by Jimi
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: two weeks of dead onshore and no swell ahead
Replies: 16
Views: 3262

Re: two weeks of dead onshore and no swell ahead

yeah looks like nothing for a while. Sleep in monday and tues, sleep some more on wed/thurs, then get into it next weekend!!
by Jimi
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Manly Tsunami?!?!
Replies: 26
Views: 3452

Re: Manly Tsunami?!?!

I studied natural hazards at Macquarie under that bloke in the article, Dale Dominy-Howes. In around 2004 he was doing a lot of work for Manly council with regards to development, the sea wall, and possibilities of hazards like this article discusses. He used to get the st!ts because after asking fo...
by Jimi
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What's the largest wave you've ridden?
Replies: 151
Views: 17245

Re: What's the largest wave you've ridden?

One thing I like about when it gets big is needing to take a number of full paddle strokes up the face of the swell as you're paddling out. Love that feeling of really having to paddle up the face of a big wave (provided it's not about to swat you). That is an awesome feeling. Only really felt it a...
by Jimi
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: latest creation...
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: latest creation...

what's the idea behind the channels positioned where they are?
a down the line weapon??
by Jimi
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What's the largest wave you've ridden?
Replies: 151
Views: 17245

Re: What's the largest wave you've ridden?

Double overhead is about my limit, and only when I'm pumped and in the mood for it. Been smashed by 8-10 footers, but biggest ridden would probably have been at Budgewoi. Big south swell, out front of clubhouse was 4 foot max, with a strong sweep tearing you north up the beach where sets were up to ...
by Jimi
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Lost some weight, been doin abs, surfing better.
Replies: 167
Views: 17362

Re: Lost some weight, been doin abs, surfing better.

swimming, next best thing to surfing for surfing fitness I reckon. Some push-up too. with feet on the couch for shoulders and on dumbells for chest. Also balance on a skate deck, trucks removed, on a 2 ltr bottle, roll around, get really low and hold grabs for as long as possible. Good for balance a...
by Jimi
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: PENICHE - 6m @ 15 sec expected
Replies: 114
Views: 13518

Re: PENICHE - 6m @ 15 sec expected

^^^^That was an awesome heat too!!! Kelly just nearly got it, trading barrels, I reckon the judges got it right though!! Good stuff Owen
by Jimi
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: what's your take on what'd work for this??
Replies: 25
Views: 4985

Re: what's your take on what'd work for this??

Nick Carroll wrote: ps see jimi, there's always something you can get from consulting your fellow surfers
point taken, best thing is though im starting to get a bit from this thread too, ideas for my next stick -which wont be any time soon unfortunatly-$$$
by Jimi
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Most consistent stretch of coast? (EC)
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: Most consistent stretch of coast? (EC)

I'd say Woolongong the brave to Newcastle has more good surf breaks (as opposed to gets the most swell) than anywhere per klm. If you chuck in Nelson Bay as well its a no contest. Of course this is just as well since youve got three of OZs biggest cities as a catchment :? :? Yeah we'd be fcuked in ...
by Jimi
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Most consistent stretch of coast? (EC)
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: Most consistent stretch of coast? (EC)

interesting to hear the opinions. Ive heard people rip sydney off so often (got mates who hate it for surf) but i reckon what they really hate is the crowds. I reckon that if the NB had no crowds, it would be one of the best stretches for surf on the entire east coast. Just lacks consistently long w...
by Jimi
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: what's your take on what'd work for this 2??
Replies: 13
Views: 2917

Re: what's your take on what'd work for this 2??

Oh yeah, me... >36yrs >90-92kg >6'2" but lanky/stocky build >surfing 24yrs on and off >ability is intermediate/advanced >more carvy than snappy >bit more forward in my surfing (back-foot over the front 2 fins, and not right on back of the tail) Iggy you grew a few inches and put on a few kgs overni...
by Jimi
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: what's your take on what'd work for this??
Replies: 25
Views: 4985

Re: what's your take on what'd work for this??

not really gonna learn anything new talking on the forums about it, especially cause its gonna be a pretty standard board. um, disagree.. like i said at the start of the thread, it was like a flow on from the FCS quad thread, where everyone was either an expert, or on the attack or defense, but the...
by Jimi
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: what's your take on what'd work for this??
Replies: 25
Views: 4985

Re: what's your take on what'd work for this??

[quote="ric_vidalthey may all look pretty much the same but magic ones are just that. Most people won’t stray to far from what they think works, probably more is the pity.[/quote] I'd agree with that, got 2 boards that claim and look to be identical specs, though one round tail, other rounded square...
by Jimi
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Most consistent stretch of coast? (EC)
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: Most consistent stretch of coast? (EC)

Good question and worthy of some serious debate in my view (without giving away your favourite spots of course). West coasts will deliver better swell, east coasts will always be brides-maids, relying on refracted swells and swells that go against the general direction. Why are Mentawais so good? L...
by Jimi
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Most consistent stretch of coast? (EC)
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: Most consistent stretch of coast? (EC)

steve shearer wrote:
How old are you Jimi?

What does that have to do with it?
Younger than you, but older than some on here.