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by JET01
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1776076

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I don't remember the last time i went this long without a surf... Just got back from New Zealand... missed the SW swell by a day due to a bbq "we just had to go to". Flat/onshore for the rest of the trip.

Looking forward to hearing Don's pacific island stories. tempted to go myself.
by JET01
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Length and Volume
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: Length and Volume

Jumped on a bargain today... Going to have a look at Beerfan's "too much volume theory" Picked up a Miller V-skate 6'1 x 20 x 2 1/2 with a nice blue paint job on it. Now i just need waves. Looks like xmas morning should have something about. Heading up to visit some family in the Swansea/Belmont are...
by JET01
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Help for a noob (re: fishes and/or mini mals)
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: Help for a noob (re: fishes and/or mini mals)

I second the Miller Waterskate recommendation... i'm 5'10 and 83kg and i got a 6'8 x 21 x 2 3/4 rounded pin, from Grant a few years ago. Have surfed it in 1ft to head high, and some of my best surfs have been on it. I've had a 7'0 Powerglide as well. Prefer the waterskate though, especially for beac...
by JET01
Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: HMAS Hatchman has arrived
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: HMAS Hatchman has arrived

HMAS?

Shouldn't it be grey with a big white number on it?
by JET01
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Length and Volume
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: Length and Volume

I've never done any swimming or paddling training, but a mate that i surf with often used to be a gun swimmer... He used to pay me out for my poor stroke when i first started surfing, but since then (3 years) i've improved a fair bit. Whilst i'm still not the best paddler i'll look into that Paddlin...
by JET01
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Length and Volume
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: Length and Volume

Sounds like i shouldn't have sold my 6'5 Stretch Quad to my mate... 6'5 x 19.5 2.625 = 33L :roll:

Can always get another one i guess
by JET01
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Length and Volume
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Length and Volume

I've been riding a 6'2 x 20 3/4 x 2 5/8 Firewire Dominator (round tailed fishy shape) but have had some trouble getting into waves when it gets above head high. The volume measurement on the website is 38L. I'm 5'10 and 82kg. If i was going to get a longer board to aid with getting into bigger waves...
by JET01
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfboard Event ???
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: Surfboard Event ???

Looking forward to this event you speak of Mark.
I still haven't been on my northern road trip yet and that would be a great event to plan my trip around
by JET01
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: First quad feedback
Replies: 139
Views: 16274

Re: First quad feedback

I did that with my powerglide when i got it from Grant Miller in January and my board bag still has the smell in it... I leave it in the garage now so i stop thinking about buying new boards.
by JET01
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Summer Lovin...boards for mush
Replies: 62
Views: 14575

Re: Summer Lovin...boards for mush

I didn't end up getting a Biscuit or Fishcuit in the end. Went down the firewire path instead, and then wound up getting a Webber Mini Fish. I love trying new boards. I've been surfing a 6'2 Firewire Dominator recently and i really like it. Has 5 fin plugs so you can have a play around with the fins...
by JET01
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quadfather Project Board....
Replies: 455
Views: 24227

Re: Quadfather Project Board....

Sounds like the boards in sydney. I'm heading down to Bendalong after i finish night shift at 0630 friday (27th) morning and will be back in Sydney on Sunday night. Got about 6 blokes together for a camping/surfing trip. Get in touch if you need the board surfed or transported between Kings Cross an...
by JET01
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Rubbering up in March?
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

Re: Rubbering up in March?

22degrees in sydney around that time i'm pretty sure... and warmer as you go north.

I didn't put my steamer on until june this year in sydney...
by JET01
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1776076

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I know how you feel about Gunnamatta Hatchman, I had a similar session there earlier on in the year that i hold in the top 3 surfs of my life. http://forum.realsurf.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15694&p=334532#p335486 I still have trouble sleeping when i think about how stoked i was after that one. ...
by JET01
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: FCS Quads - What are you using ?
Replies: 278
Views: 75478

Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

I've only been paying attention to board designs for about two years so hope this isn't too silly a question, but is the single channel through the fins on Quads something you came up with yourself or has it been done before? I've obviously seen other channel bottom boards but never the single chann...
by JET01
Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: TUSK!
Replies: 21
Views: 2165

Re: TUSK!

No small boat time for me ever again :cry: I'll never live that dream. Shitty second hook. Did a session on the Dubai flowrider on a booger once when i was an Able Seaman :wink: I know some guys that scored a few breaks in the Solomons... but nothing like yours Longinus. BTW, the Navy Surfers Associ...
by JET01
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: SHRED SLED
Replies: 38
Views: 13697

Re: SHRED SLED

Grant Miller uses spiral vee on his boards... have a read of his website www.waterskatesurfboards.com
Check out the Vskate, not what you're looking for i know, but the explanation is there.
by JET01
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Greg Webber Mini-Fish twinnie
Replies: 34
Views: 8844

Re: Greg Webber Mini-Fish twinnie

Was out at NN yesterday and saw a few guys on Mini fish doing pretty well, they seem pretty popular up that way.
Was that you CC in a red and black wettie?
by JET01
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19309
Views: 1776076

Re: Where did you surf today ?

that's the one thing i don't miss about Gunnamatta hatchman... the paddling associated with Mornington Peninsula waves.

did you end up getting a powerglide?