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by black duck
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Gloss Coat
Replies: 75
Views: 9744

Re: Gloss Coat

IMG_0124.jpg IMG_0120.jpg IMG_0118.jpg ric - I'm always surprised by how little I know about things i think i should know a bit about, if you know what i mean. :D Bring on glassing 101. What's your interpretation of the text on the stringer: says "4x4 diag" ? I reckon 1 layer on deck. Hard to see i...
by black duck
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Gloss Coat
Replies: 75
Views: 9744

Re: Gloss Coat

ric, huie et al I could be mistaken with the single layer + patches re deck glass mentioned earlier. Could be 2 layers of 4 oz plus patches on the deck but I'm not certain. Don't want to cast any doubts on the system used by Base for their performance sticks. Just looked at their site and it says 4x...
by black duck
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Flat Spell
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: Flat Spell

oldman wrote:It's also Iggy's fault.

He's done his knee in and has cast a spell to stop any swell coming in while he is in recovery.

Iggy's a witch!
Let's burn him (and i don't mean drop-in) :idea:
by black duck
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Flat Spell
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: Flat Spell

Thufferwing thuckertasshhh !!!, ith tho hard to thay that without thpitting. :!: Who effer theard of a duck thaking advithe from a thurtle :?: :shock:
by black duck
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Flat Spell
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: Flat Spell

So it's your fault black duck. :roll: I'd better not go and order a new board then, otherwise the flat spell would be around till xmas. :oops: Guilty as charged Old's. :mrgreen: Don't have another board to sacrifice to Huey as compensation either :oops: :cry: Used to love torching an old board on t...
by black duck
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: BOB MCTAVISH PATENTS FIN DESIGN
Replies: 16
Views: 1879

Re: BOB MCTAVISH PATENTS FIN DESIGN

^^^ Agree, regardless of foot size it is a weird theory. What they need to do is get the rails right: Hard edge = lift, Soft edge = drag 8)
by black duck
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Flat Spell
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: Flat Spell

Also an unfortunate time to get a new board as there is no surf to test it in :evil: , which happens to be exactly what I 've done. :oops: New board - No surf. No surf on the horizon either. Same as the surf always being crap just after you've seen a surf film. Spring time. Perfect conditions, No sw...
by black duck
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Surfboard design 101
Replies: 11
Views: 2332

Re: Surfboard design 101

^^^ That's what Tom Wegener's website talks about and is right on the money with his theory on nose riding design. He does a page on rail design and his theories on rail shapes and water movement. It largely seems to agree with NC's summary above except on a few points which may be more about langua...
by black duck
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Gloss Coat
Replies: 75
Views: 9744

Re: Gloss Coat

What's the story??[/quote] Don’t know to be honest BDuck, just most of the recent Simon’s ‘look’ like they have a bit of a different finish, could be just the level of finish - either way it is NOT a criticism. There’s a few in at the the moment, will have a look, especially at the 45° lay up as had...
by black duck
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Surfboard design 101
Replies: 11
Views: 2332

Re: Surfboard design 101

I have done a few boards with soft rails and the go fine, maybe even better in bowly waves...I have also done boards with hard edges the whole rail.....Maybe check out Geoff McCoys thoughts on rail edges, very interesting reading...I think its a case of majority of shapers do them hard and sharp in...
by black duck
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Surfboard design 101
Replies: 11
Views: 2332

Surfboard design 101

Dumb question no 1 - rails. Short board rails have had a sharp edge from approx slightly forward of the front fin through to the tail for a very long time. Is this right? What really happens if there is no sharp edge here? What happens if the rail is just shaped slightly softer through the tail? Has...
by black duck
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: raps for tc
Replies: 44
Views: 4246

Re: raps for tc

Definitely not writing everything post slater off but.......was watching a thing about Bells and everyone interviewed reckoned Occy had the perfect style for the wave and that no one surfed it better. I remember similar raves about him surfing Jefferies. The thing I don't like about people who deve...
by black duck
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Gloss Coat
Replies: 75
Views: 9744

Re: Gloss Coat

You want to know what a sanded filler coat really looks like, pick up a strong coloured board and check out the pin holes. While you’re at it, investigate what the finish is on some of Base’s boards. Are the joys of repair, inspecting other people’s work ethic. Next! :mrgreen: Rick - I've been thin...
by black duck
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Show/tell your fave 2+1 setups
Replies: 68
Views: 8994

Re: Show/tell your fave 2+1 setups

rode it again today,moved the fin back to right back in the box but it tightened it up a bit too much, it was great when there was a bit of wall to turn off or spped from a section but the waves were flatter faced and only the occasional section to hit, it went well when I got the good waves but th...
by black duck
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Swap City and Check my website
Topic: ULTIMATE TRAVEL GEAR GUIDE
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Re: ULTIMATE TRAVEL GEAR GUIDE

-surfer-
Overall dimensions of items would be a help. Size in litres is ok but not enough if your're buying on-line only and can't see it in the flesh.
by black duck
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Periphery sharks...
Replies: 31
Views: 5773

Re: Periphery sharks...

Not sure if this counts as periphery as it was more of an eye-full... Umina point about...well... a long time ago. About 4 guys out. Just after i jump off a southerly blew up so the other guys went in. Decided to get a few before the wind completely smashed it. Waiting for a set and just having a lo...
by black duck
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21760
Views: 2386124

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Toby - couldn't agree more. A picture tells a thousand words - have a look Coastalwatch http://www.coastalwatch.com.au - the "Indo Swell Journal" section - Uluwatu Aug 9, posted today I think. Have a look at the last photo: a guy tucking into a lovely section at the race track with another kook on t...
by black duck
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Post Your Artistic/creative photos V.4
Replies: 175
Views: 22984

Re: Post Your Artistic/creative photos V.4

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Been shaping some Alaias, trying to get the bottom concave right...