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by diggerdickson
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: tell me what good surfing is
Replies: 80
Views: 8075

Re: tell me what good surfing is

what is great surfing? Mate, I get down to the beach at 5.00, still dark, stoked to be there and paddle out first, someone else paddles out, you can see their stoke in the eyes, you take off on a wave and they hoot, they take off, draw nice smooth lines, and a few decent hacks, then paddle back out ...
by diggerdickson
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: channels
Replies: 53
Views: 8591

Re: channels

Im still itching for them, you know that overiding feeling you get when you just cant get it outa ya mind, new board, new board, new board. It drives you crazy and sometimes you go to bed thinking about the deminsions you want and the new lines you plan to draw with it. MMMMMMMMMMMM come on bonus ti...
by diggerdickson
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: dear diary-day 255 of the flat spell- coping well
Replies: 35
Views: 4929

Re: dear diary-day 255 of the flat spell- coping well

I caught some great waves as well, it was a great day :D
by diggerdickson
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: 6 finner...
Replies: 80
Views: 8894

Re: 6 finner...

am extremely intereseted to hear your report on the board after some testing mate, will be interesting indeed
by diggerdickson
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: CROOKED RIVER
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Re: CROOKED RIVER

bruce, thats the guy, glitter in his glass jobs :lol: :lol: :lol: That I did not know.
by diggerdickson
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: CROOKED RIVER
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Re: CROOKED RIVER

no reply, oh well. if someone from down that way remembers him would love to hear what happened to him
by diggerdickson
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: shaper loyalties...???
Replies: 50
Views: 6036

Re: shaper loyalties...???

I got most of my boards off peter daniel when I lived down that way, I was able to give feedback on each board and how they went for me, no board was a dog, each board got better and better as the relationship sorta devoloped. I have had 2 dog boards, both rackies, from that experience I have foreve...
by diggerdickson
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: STUPID ways to ding your board
Replies: 38
Views: 4362

Re: STUPID ways to ding your board

2 stories, first one very embarassing, jumping of the pool at cronulla and relising that leg rope was wrapped around a pole on the pool edge, set slammed me, smashed board and body, laugh about it now, but at the time......................... :lol: Mate just picked up a board made by crooked river d...
by diggerdickson
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: STUPID ways to ding your board
Replies: 38
Views: 4362

Re: STUPID ways to ding your board

2 stories, first one very embarassing, jumping of the pool at cronulla and relising that leg rope was wrapped around a pole on the pool edge, set slammed me, smashed board and body, laugh about it now, but at the time......................... :lol: Mate just picked up a board made by crooked river d...
by diggerdickson
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pro Surfers Height and WeightSaw
Replies: 27
Views: 7198

Re: Pro Surfers Height and WeightSaw

Maybe you're just not very good at surfing yet.[/quote] :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nick tell us what you really think mate, classic, made me laugh Im 6 foot, not what you call tall, but not a short arse, Im only of average ability at the age of 42 so my surfing has slowed down from what it ...
by diggerdickson
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: CROOKED RIVER
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

CROOKED RIVER

As a kid I use to catch the train down to georra and with my mates for the weekends occasionally, I came across a guy that use to shape surfboards called crooked river, got a board of him once that was okay, he was a real top bloke. Does anyone know what happened to him, I understand that he is not ...
by diggerdickson
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: division surfboards
Replies: 31
Views: 9159

Re: division surfboards

peter shaped my boards when he was in thornliegh, before division. He shaped about 4-5 boards for me and they were all fantastic, as my surfing progressed I always took my old boards back to him and he took plenty of time with me discussing what I wanted out of each new board, and giving me honest f...
by diggerdickson
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: channels
Replies: 53
Views: 8591

Re: channels

excellent advice salty, thankyou
by diggerdickson
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: seeing sharks while surfing
Replies: 78
Views: 8647

Re: seeing sharks while surfing

I had one huge scare with a mate down at sussex inlet, both had feet up on the board, scared silly, caught next whitewater in cause the thing was just swimming in circles below us, ohhhhh man. I lived in south oz for 2 years and never saw one :shock: A But as one other guy said, that the ones you do...
by diggerdickson
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: channels
Replies: 53
Views: 8591

Re: channels

Thanks salty, certianly have given me plenty to ponder over as I have time, have to save for it, my heart says go the channel though I think I will be talking to a few local shapers up here as well, get some good research in and talk in lenght with john gillard, the guy is a legend. Will post when t...
by diggerdickson
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: channels
Replies: 53
Views: 8591

Re: channels

So yeah not for everyone, but man, neither is a Chateau Mouton Rothschild '86.Nick Carroll Owl status lol, Nick thanks for the sum up, I remember the guy who shaped my board for me know, Peter Daniels. Man I loved that board, the board just loved a big hard sweeping bottom turn and was beautiful whe...
by diggerdickson
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: channels
Replies: 53
Views: 8591

channels

the best board I ever owned was a 6 5 rounded pin with deep channels running all the way through the tail, that was way back in 86 when I could still surf well, shaped by Peter out at thornliegh, its been so many bloody years ago I cant even rember his last name. Years have passed on, Ive moved up t...