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by Slowman
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How far from the beach do you live ?
Replies: 107
Views: 15280

I live down south about as close as you can get to RNP beaches but that is still a 15min drive about 15 mins from Cronulla too. Lived up at FF and used to surf DY and Longy a bit, when I wasn't training for another sport. I would cycle past them everyday. I grew up in Miranda but spent a few stints ...
by Slowman
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: FCS Fins, performance core vs performance glass vs h2's or f
Replies: 7
Views: 5460

I have a set of FG-7s and PG-7s. The differences are there, the FG-7s are light epoxy and flex a bit but as a result the board loses a bit of drive but not that much but they work really well in my newly acquired quad and that is probably where they'll stay. The PG-7s don't seem to flex and give the...
by Slowman
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: quad fin
Replies: 185
Views: 43969

...I do any of my standard thruster models with a quad set-up. I Just bring the tail block out slightly to accomodate the extra fin area. Double con thru tail with rear fins 2" from rail. www.rmshapes.com Have you thought about putting FCS plugs in for both thruster and quad, so it could be surfed ...
by Slowman
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: SHARK!!!
Replies: 72
Views: 14306

... Old bloke swears that when there is a noah around you can smell an ammonia like smell , which is no good to me as nose is rooted from footy injuries & stuff... anyone else heard of that ? Don't know about ammonia but have you ever seen shark shit? It is like some clear jelly, or at least that i...
by Slowman
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Quad convertables
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

... So setting up a thruster as a Quad will more times than not = a dog Quad. ... So it might work with some? Any examples that might work rather than go into details? I'd say this is THE fad, converting your boards into something else. Can a thruster be converted to a single fin of twinny and have...
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: SHARK!!!
Replies: 72
Views: 14306

Seen a few over the years but the scariest time was out at Voodoo in nice 5' offhsore waves. Suddenly I see some splashing just beyond the approaching sets and then 5 or 6 bronze fins swimming about erratically. There was probably about a 9 or 10 of us out. We all took off on the first wave of the s...
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Quad convertables
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

Natho wrote:...
So setting up a thruster as a Quad will more times than not = a dog Quad.
...
So it might work with some? Any examples that might work rather than go into details?
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: quad fin
Replies: 185
Views: 43969

... Slowman, another tough question. If Quads are unecessary, what is necessary in surfing (besides waves)? The right attitude and by that I mean an inner sense of belonging with the environment and a vote for Kevin Rudd at this next election, as the evil John Howard has plans to ban surfing and se...
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Quad convertables
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

Quad convertables

With the release of the FCS's TC aqualine tri-quad fin set it looks like there is an intention to have boards that can be ridden as either a quad or thruster set up. From a little research on the net, I see Reidel and a few others are saying normal thruster shapes work well as quads too and the inno...
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: places with huge waves on oahu?
Replies: 10
Views: 2228

Freshie Boy wrote:Jaws? wrong island, champ.
You're probably going to tell me it's on the north shore of Maui at a place called Peahi? I've been to that one twice, too many windsurfers. The "other Jaws". :roll:
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: i Dont like webbers.
Replies: 27
Views: 6025

I've got two Webber's both afterburners I left one overseas so I can avoid being stung with excess baggage charges and the general hassle of having to travel with a board. They're both tuflite pop-outs in this situation that was perfect - I know they are the same. I just haven't bothered with custom...
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: places with huge waves on oahu?
Replies: 10
Views: 2228

Re: places with huge waves on oahu?

tboy77 wrote:looking for great waves on oahu the bigger the better
Just ask any locals and tell them you are looking for "Jaws" :lol: they will give you directions. You will find them very friendly and they laugh quite a lot.
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: quad fin
Replies: 185
Views: 43969

Lucky wrote:
Nick Carroll wrote:Quads are unnecessary. Ride 'em if ya want, whatever, but they ain't the next step.
What is the next step?
Quint stingers, you can take that one to the bank :lol:
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: quad fin
Replies: 185
Views: 43969

Quads are unnecessary. Ride 'em if ya want, whatever, but they ain't the next step. Big call :lol: . I am not really arguing either way, I've had mine for 4 days now, so I'm not selling off my thrusters just yet. Because I am bigger I think they offer something, a board with a wider tail that is mo...
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: ignorance ....
Replies: 26
Views: 5479

Last week I said to a random who kept paddling on the inside, "if you think you are getting the next wave I will drop in on you!" He was then really apologetic. And the line up of 4 of us (2 blowins) started to work, he stopped snaking. I used to say stuff like that all the time but have mellowed i...
by Slowman
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: quad fin
Replies: 185
Views: 43969

^^^^^ Welcome to the Quad clan smacky. Yep, sounds like yourself, Dyl Longbum and myself have found the right Quads. Whaaa haaa ha ha :D What no welcome for me? Don't worry it feeds my inner victim, he's very happy. :lol: With 3 more surfs now on this board the wow factor is still increasing. The e...
by Slowman
Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: quad fin
Replies: 185
Views: 43969

I'm presuming its a tuflite ?? If it is..........There probably lies the problem........ It is but I think it might have just been me and not enough time on the board. Took it out this morning and had a couple of pearlers on it. I seem to have found the gas pedal on this thing, it made fat 2' waves...
by Slowman
Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: quad fin
Replies: 185
Views: 43969

Thanks Daz. I don't make boards as a profession any more, so I'm a bit out of the loop with things these days. Although I just made a couple of new ones for Zac M, and he was just up to grab 'em. With the rear fins, how close are they positioned to the rail? I'm imagining they're more centred betwe...