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by Slowman
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Ding fixers??
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Sounds like an opening for another Jim's franchise, get your dings fixed, grass cut, windows cleaned and antenna fixed.
by Slowman
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: What's the biggest wave you've ridden?
Replies: 48
Views: 8151

if u not already seen it....u'll like it :wink: :arrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87mDHSez6AE Got to love the Chuck Connoresque commentary, anyone else remember those ridiculously oversensationalised episodes of Thrillseekers at Pipe? To be honest, I can't remember much of the big waves I rode...
by Slowman
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: What's the biggest wave you've ridden?
Replies: 48
Views: 8151

... his VW transporter with frangy panny stickers encrusting the back window.... I hope they were in the configuration of the southern cross, it's the new "code" 8) Nice story KK I felt it from the cockles of my heart..maybe even the subcockles, I just don't know. I've been to Sunset, Waimea, Peahi...
by Slowman
Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: What's the biggest wave you've ridden?
Replies: 48
Views: 8151

What's the biggest wave you've ridden?

I reckon about the biggest I've ever ridden was 10-12' years ago out at the wall. Surfed Cronulla Point plenty of times 8-10' and Voodoo at a heaving 10'. All on boards about 6'2" or smaller. I've ridden Shark Island at about 6-7' and while that was scary and fantastic I don't want to be anywhere ne...
by Slowman
Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Duckdiving Larger Waves
Replies: 31
Views: 6590

... I push down (on both boogie and thruster) the nose pushing with foot on tail pad. then underwater use the board to scoop an arc and pull myself through the wave. ... That is pretty much how I currently duck dive and can get pretty deep, perhaps I should have explained I might initially point th...
by Slowman
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Conflict @ Solander
Replies: 117
Views: 25441

i think it's interesting thay rather than this thread turning into a namecalling debate :arrow: we could actually be making some worthwhile points :shock: ... I wouldn't agree with that proposition entirely. This whole thread has the semblance and sense of a pub brawl as the fray widens. Koby is a ...
by Slowman
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Duckdiving Larger Waves
Replies: 31
Views: 6590

Hmmm perhaps I could do one of those mini-ironmans you've organised from time to time up at Newy SLSC? Fark, I wouldn't come up and swim with the Newport SLSC water masters team if I were you...they'll ruin your life :lol: Trip you on the way down the sand...punch and kick you all the way to the ca...
by Slowman
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: ignorance ....
Replies: 26
Views: 5179

.... or I have become a kook magnet ..... Nah just bad luck the same thing happens all the time. Ask Gary Hughes what it is like to be a kook magnet :lol: you aren't even close yet :lol: After he finally got out of hospital after his second attempt to make it in Hawaii as a pro (hit in the head at ...
by Slowman
Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Duckdiving Larger Waves
Replies: 31
Views: 6590

Thanks Nick, I'll try and work it in to my duck dive, though there are certain places where duck diving isn't possible and it is just a case of spread out and relax....or get up and start running :lol: ...but I'm older and more sensible these days. ...It's the same if you're swimming and diving unde...
by Slowman
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: returning too shore
Replies: 20
Views: 3653

I like to just paddle in :twisted: don't you? :P
by Slowman
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Duckdiving Larger Waves
Replies: 31
Views: 6590

Yes. If you tilt your board to one side, onto the nose rail, there's less surface area and thus less initial water resistance, thus you sink quicker. Once down, turn the board so it's flat again, and it'll resist re-surfacing. Shit Nick. After 25 odd years surfing, I had never heard of that. Can't ...
by Slowman
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Duckdiving Larger Waves
Replies: 31
Views: 6590

Yes. If you tilt your board to one side, onto the nose rail, there's less surface area and thus less initial water resistance, thus you sink quicker. Once down, turn the board so it's flat again, and it'll resist re-surfacing. Shit Nick. After 25 odd years surfing, I had never heard of that. Can't ...
by Slowman
Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: That gap between FCS fins and the board...
Replies: 16
Views: 3996

I have had the same problem but how's this? 2 boards the same (Webber Afterburner) with 2 sets of fins the same (PG7) so I mixed them from one set to another and found by swapping them around I eliminated the gaps! I also bought a set of Soar OCMFs for another board and they had a similar problem. G...
by Slowman
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Not wearing Legropes
Replies: 58
Views: 12165

Re: Legalities ?

It's and interesting point that has been raised... Someone can choose not to where a leggie, choose to paddle into a crowded area, and choose to do this when the waves are closing out so the likely hood of loosing the board is high, but if someone else got hurt or board was dinged the guy who cause...
by Slowman
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: new shark attack
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

It's an experience I could do without. I've had a few sharks show up, most notably 5 or 6 popped up together one day at Voodoo, in 2 waves the water was cleared completely. I'm tempted to by a shark shield.
by Slowman
Mon May 21, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: what is your favourite part of a wave?
Replies: 59
Views: 8750

... But pretty much any part of the wave is great... except for the fat bits ... a wave's like a chick, and any fat bits aint no good! :mrgreen: ... too funny and too true :lol: Too much of the same thing gets boring, even barrels :shock: I like waves that have a few different sections. Certainly l...
by Slowman
Wed May 02, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: The Worst World Champ
Replies: 53
Views: 13513

Hmm, worst world champ, when I win one I'll let you know :lol: I think I'll find him in my bathroom mirror.
by Slowman
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: realsurf giving you the shits?
Replies: 91
Views: 10903

I do like it here. I like the people who can have a laugh at themselves, effectively stripping their ego. :cry: Looking in the mirror and stripping the muscular persona to reveal a slightly pudgey and fragile ego? Isn't that the purpose of forums? One person's shits another's comedy. Pretty much a ...