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by Slowman
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: gold coast bashing victim
Replies: 55
Views: 9826

It's the clubs and hotels that need to step up and take responsibility for keeping safe the people whose intoxication they quite happily make money out of. If that means paying decent money so they don't get monkeys on on the dor, then that's the price of being in business. There might need to new ...
by Slowman
Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: gold coast bashing victim
Replies: 55
Views: 9826

Grazza, I am not an admitted practitioner but have legal qualifications and have general knowledge of the law in this area. ... The legal situation makes it even worse. Most bouncers are not employed by the venues directly but through security contractors. They do this partly because when you contra...
by Slowman
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: gold coast bashing victim
Replies: 55
Views: 9826

Good to hear Sammy is doing much better. I am glad to hear from KK that there is a wide number of decent and responsible bouncers that want to do the right thing. I've seen both kinds but it is the bad ones unfortunately that stand out. The good ones just seem to go unnoticed, probably as KK suggest...
by Slowman
Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Anyone for some onion rings on ANZAC day?
Replies: 22
Views: 2848

I'd hate to be the first surfer who so much as looks like he is about to drop in on you.... I couldn't think of a better time when you'd have a better chance of getting away with it :lol: :lol: :lol: that's probably the perfect "welcome back" that I'm sure some of Nick's good friends will deliver p...
by Slowman
Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Photo of Me Charging at J-Bay
Replies: 25
Views: 3808

Re: Photo of Me Charging at J-Bay

Lucky Al wrote:Now that I live far from the sea and the foreseeable future promises me at the most a week of surfing, ....
Get a mountain bike (a proper one, not a K-Mart special), good for balance and fitness, a whole lot of fun too, and will keep you in shape for your week (per year?) of surfing.
by Slowman
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Which is the greater evil?
Replies: 45
Views: 5897

pot is worse for the mind. alcohol is worse for the body That is probably a good way to put it but chronic abuse of both will lead to both mental and physical problems. My own personal observation is that reformed pot smokers seem to be better off than reformed alcoholics. This leads to another asp...
by Slowman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: how old are all of you
Replies: 155
Views: 16933

So true! now if you invented it Slowman, show us some HTML genius! I didn't invent it and I don't think the internet is even patented as it was a collaborative academic effort mostly. Anyway HTML is not where the genius lies really, it is only an adaptation of GML, which is a general markup languag...
by Slowman
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Which is the greater evil?
Replies: 45
Views: 5897

Doesn't strike me that you could properly refer to either substance as "evil", surely the evil is in the thoughts and actions of the user. I guess that's the point I'm making about labels and language. I'm sure it's all very personal but I've found that after a youth and early adulthood of what I c...
by Slowman
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Which is the greater evil?
Replies: 45
Views: 5897

Oh, FFS! Lighten up of course dope will blunt your short term memory but so what? I still remember when I smoked excessively and people used to ask if I'd had good waves yesterday etc. and I couldn't remember. I used to say then "ask me next week, when I'll remember". Sure grass is no good if you ar...
by Slowman
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: how old are all of you
Replies: 155
Views: 16933

I consider these ages to be quite old.. I didn't think that 35+ ages would use (or know how to use :lol: ) forums. How ignorant I am! :cry: Good to see you old blokes giving us young kids some good experience and stories etc... (If you missed my first post, I am not a papa and I am 22.) :P You igno...
by Slowman
Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Cold Water Surfing
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Either the last ASL or Tracks had an article on surfing in the arctic, with photos. They used Rip Curl's new H-Bomb wetty which uses 2 lithium batteries to heat the suit to 60'C.
by Slowman
Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: fins fins.fins.fins and more fins
Replies: 36
Views: 5805

I only have a couple of boards that I use (actually have to sell the others) and I find by changing fins to suit the conditions you can make them more versatile. I have a Webber Afterburner and it can surf from 1' to 6' no problem but I use about 3 different sets. For really small waves, I use the C...
by Slowman
Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Jetskis at Bells
Replies: 35
Views: 6068

Perhaps I'm not making it clear enough. In the final analysis, the only thing worth judging at these events is wave selection and wave-riding performance. Ski assist helps this happen more efficiently and thus helps everyone, surfers, judges and spectators. jeez why am I even arguing this, it's not...
by Slowman
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What are you doing Anzac Day ???????
Replies: 44
Views: 5866

Re: What are you doing Anzac Day ???????

...so the DAY to you means no mre than getting drunk and maybe winning some coin? you ignorant M0R0N ! have some respect ! Take a chill pill Purple, have you ever been to an RSL on ANZAC Day? That is what all the old and new diggers are doing, drinking to fallen comrades. Most mess halls are puting...
by Slowman
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: surfing in lightning..
Replies: 39
Views: 4811

As an electican I'd believe you if you could spell it :lol: :lol: Where's the trust on this site, I wasn't claiming to be a english teacher. Any way I'm sure that without doing endless degrees none of us can be sure, I think for the small amount of times this happens to me I'm going to take the ris...
by Slowman
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: surfing in lightning..
Replies: 39
Views: 4811

As an electican I'd believe you if you could spell it :lol: :lol: I would say that the salt water is extremely conductive and the human body is less conductive, the laws of current flow would take the path of less resitance. So you could get hit but if you were wet with salt water then the current ...
by Slowman
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What are you doing Anzac Day ???????
Replies: 44
Views: 5866

... So... Why hasn't anyone asked them? If they have what did they say? I'm sure someone here knows a lot more than me! :roll: Not that I really know but I'd say, every member of the armed forces takes an oath to follow the chain of command and remain loyal to the civil government of the day. Becau...
by Slowman
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: surfing in lightning..
Replies: 39
Views: 4811

lightning rarely strikes ocean http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast05dec_1.htm That is a misinterpretation of this article. This is about the global distribution of lighning and the reason less lightning hits the ocean has more to do with weather patterns and factors to with storm formation:...