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by matt...
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Ding repairs. How much $?
Replies: 17
Views: 6519

Re: Ding repairs. How much $?

what about fin plugs?

what would you guys pay to replace two broken fin plugs? (1 fin)
by matt...
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: fore skins
Replies: 34
Views: 12158

Re: fore skins

i change fins too. i use 3 boards regularly & use 3 types of fins: K2.1, M5 & K3 glass. i can get 9 different combinations that directly relate to size of wave, drive, manoevrability, strength of swell (or lack of) & surface conditions: choppy, clean, etc. my surfing benefits from this choice, but i...
by matt...
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pro Surfing or UFC?
Replies: 65
Views: 13061

Re: Pro Surfing or UFC?

skips it seems you are very passionate about this altercation, but after re-reading your posts, you are all over the place! love the analogy of "washing off the ultra violence", sounds a bit clockwork orange -ish! After seeing the pics, I agree - total over reaction and no excuse to service an alrea...
by matt...
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: how long till- you can't buy a locally built board
Replies: 53
Views: 13136

Re: how long till- you can't buy a locally built board

Love the beer analogy, beerfan. :lol: fong is right and as long as people want an epoxy retro fish replica, no matter how poorly it rides, that they can walk in & pick up off the shelf - they'll do it and drive the market further. That sort of accessibility to a variety of product is almost irresist...
by matt...
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pro Surfing or UFC?
Replies: 65
Views: 13061

Re: Pro Surfing or UFC?

after seeing the ASL website photos, IMHO there is no justification for Sunny to get involved.

looks like the local guy was punching above his weight with Flores, anyway. maybe picked a fight that he should've walked away from.
by matt...
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: camper vans/campers at local
Replies: 46
Views: 6599

Re: camper vans/campers at local

The carpark near my place has huge signs with a whole list of things on it like: No camping No dogs in and around the lake (dog exercise area is on the beach north of the sharktower) no motorbikes no powered craft in the lake most on the list are there to protect beachgoers, who are there to enjoy a...
by matt...
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: harlequin baby - where did it go?
Replies: 55
Views: 8323

Re: harlequin baby - where did it go?

hear hear.

well said Josh.

as for dino........... well............. there's no hope.......... you need jesus!
by matt...
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Mal Riders
Replies: 50
Views: 9854

Re: Mal Riders

hey ric, i was up there a few weekends before. seals had shoulder to head high sets, but bumpy but from the NE winds from Vania. 'round the corner was heaps better. my mate & i were looking at seals before heading home on sunday arvo, but man, there were loads of kooks out there. it actually looked ...
by matt...
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: camper vans/campers at local
Replies: 46
Views: 6599

Re: camper vans/campers at local

Why does everyone have a problem with eurotrash backpackers camping in their back yard? They add much needed colour to the increasingly sterile vision of the east coast. What if its a van full of swedish hostesses? Personally its the irish biff heads and the poms that get me angry. As far as pommie...
by matt...
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: camper vans/campers at local
Replies: 46
Views: 6599

Re: camper vans/campers at local

yeah they're up here too, guys, on the sunny central coast. Wicked vans, Juce vans, rusty vans, BRIT campers...... the list goes on.... not only do they tell their mates, but one tourist showed me a printout from a British backpacker site on "carparks that you aren't likely to be fined", ie, good fo...
by matt...
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: on the boil
Replies: 10
Views: 4696

Re: on the boil

funny jimmy90210,

you've either got it on the wrong day, trying to surf it when it only has 6ft faces (or smaller) :roll: , or too scared to go out when it's big.
by matt...
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: on the boil
Replies: 10
Views: 4696

Re: on the boil

great info marcus. good for the guys who are inexperienced in surfing points, reefs, etc. in addition to this, i use this to get my fair share of waves out at the Haven, when it's big. experienced guys can usually takeoff on or behind the boil to get on the wave before others who are not so keen on ...
by matt...
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Genuine picture from Mentawai for Iggy.
Replies: 95
Views: 11517

Re: Genuine picture from Mentawai for Iggy.

nice scale, iggs - i like it...

however, explain to me a 3ft wave that has a 6ft face that is just overhead ???
you MUST live on the Northern Beaches!!

i love your calls on 7, 9, 11, 13, 14 ft waves!! i agree, these do NOT exist in the surfing world!!!
by matt...
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1123859

Re: Ask Carroll

how big is RCJ's melon?

i've seen it from about 5 metres away and it looks largely disproportionate to the rest of his body, given he's a stocky short arse.
by matt...
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: V-Bottom - 6'2" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8"
Replies: 18
Views: 3751

Re: V-Bottom - 6'2" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8"

Noice.

those dimensions make want to order a new board! very nice SDC. small, full, fat day fun!
by matt...
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Show us your pics with nice hair!
Replies: 27
Views: 5176

Re: Show us your pics with nice hair!

your standup photo looks like you are wearing a short-john - i thought the photo WAS from the '90's!!! :lol:
great bazzas, by the way!!
by matt...
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Dr Freud on surf craft!
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Dr Freud on surf craft!

^^^^^ now THAT's IRONY, coming from you! :lol:
by matt...
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Chicks, how big is yours?
Replies: 15
Views: 6051

Re: Chicks, how big is yours?

Girls, I was wondering what size boards you all ride. I always found the boys suggestions about appropriate board size a little too small for me to catch anything at my kooky level. I am on the small side at 5'2" and 50 kg so i found getting it hard to get a good beginners board. I've got a 6'10" (...