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by alakaboo
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Debate over shark killer rages
Replies: 118
Views: 9852

Re: Debate over shark killer rages

Fluffy, it's not easy to estimate shark numbers. There are a number of potential sources of data: Fishing catch reports (may reflect effort rather than numbers, and rec fishers aren't normally included) Trawler bycatch (tends to only catch small sharks, as big ones get out of the way) Longline bycat...
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Debate over shark killer rages
Replies: 118
Views: 9852

Re: Debate over shark killer rages

The bloke you're talking about who got killed wasnt using the Shark Sheild equipment properly. And unless this footage is fake, the sharks definately respond negatively to the "tingling on the shnozz" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8h2f_c2QUw Geez, that was conclusive. That shark wasn't attacking....
by alakaboo
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Debate over shark killer rages
Replies: 118
Views: 9852

Re: Debate over shark killer rages

that was a solid GW you got; was it in Oz or elsewhere? I know Fong's reaction will make me regret saying this, but it was in Qld. You can paint your board however you like, it won't do much. Sharks that eat big prey, i.e. tigers and whites mainly, tend to strike from below as they aren't as agile ...
by alakaboo
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Debate over shark killer rages
Replies: 118
Views: 9852

Re: Debate over shark killer rages

Sounds like the ultimate job you have there, Kaboo. What exactly is your job description? that was about 7 jobs ago... I worked in a shark ecology lab, specialising in sensory ecology (big sharks and gamefish) and looking at what they ate (small sharks and rays). You haven't really done a risk asse...
by alakaboo
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Debate over shark killer rages
Replies: 118
Views: 9852

Re: Debate over shark killer rages

all bombora's points are good Juvenile/"teenager" GW attacks are regarded as "mistakes" by sharks learning to switch from purely fish-based prey to marine mammals. Big mature GWs are a different kettle of fish so to speak....be thankful in Sydney at least we have very very few seals. the 4.6m white ...
by alakaboo
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Debate over shark killer rages
Replies: 118
Views: 9852

Re: Debate over shark killer rages

there is both the ability and resources too catch and prove it's the killer shark via dna testing it can be caught and killed selectivly :idea: p.s u make my point regarding hawks nest....it's the rogues we need get rid off, most are completely uninterested in humans or dino absolute bollocks, from...
by alakaboo
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Debate over shark killer rages
Replies: 118
Views: 9852

Re: Debate over shark killer rages

feck, I just wrote a long reply and it got lost! :x Okay, here's the summary. It's a waste of time catching the shark, even assuming you could. They are highly mobile, and tend to cruise at around 3kms per hour, so it's most likely not even in the same area. Assuming it is, it's still pointless. GWs...
by alakaboo
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Tufflite boards
Replies: 45
Views: 4951

Re: Tufflite boards

Were you referring to the stock Webber tuflite, being to lightly glassed? no, the poly ones. don't think there's much variability in tuflite glassing? a bit got cut off and i couldn't be bothered retyping it, what i meant to say was that i wouldn't get a webber poly, but i rode a 6'2" afterburner a...
by alakaboo
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Tufflite boards
Replies: 45
Views: 4951

Re: Tufflite boards

why are you looking at new boards and customs if you're a uni student? :) in short flat boards, tufflite goes pretty well. I wouldn't ride a tufflite any longer than 6 foot, and i'm 6 foot and 72kgs i haven't seen many tuflites where the bottom contours are the same as the PU equivalent, they tend t...
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Grip
Replies: 21
Views: 3581

Re: Grip

i normally don't like it, i've got a dodgy back foot so if i need to move it the grip seems to result in me re-injuring it. most boards i've got second hand i've ripped off the grip. it generally hasn't made much difference to the surfing. on one board it went from a dog, to a really fun board, beca...
by alakaboo
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Instant Coffee
Replies: 216
Views: 12874

Re: Instant Coffee

steve, check your PMs
by alakaboo
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Instant Coffee
Replies: 216
Views: 12874

Re: Instant Coffee

steve shearer wrote:Did anyone catch the Bret Easton Ellis interview on ABC today?
Deesee does live interviews? :D

I didn't, but I'll check it out.
by alakaboo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Instant Coffee
Replies: 216
Views: 12874

Re: Instant Coffee

unreal! will talk to Steve.
just have to decide what i want now... :)
by alakaboo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Instant Coffee
Replies: 216
Views: 12874

Re: Instant Coffee

huie wrote:hey steve i just read this how long ya got
ill kick a custom shape for anyone if they can give the cash to you .
hey huie, i'm interested...
been salivating over your shapes for a while!
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Swap City and Check my website
Topic: Fins sale or swap - FCS K-3 PG, PC5, twins, singles.
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: Fins sale or swap - FCS K-3 PG, PC5, twins, singles.

no worries, would have done the same. saved me some research! been out on the nugget probably 5 more times, been concentrating on another board and the waves haven't suited it too well recently. had some great fun though, thinking i'll swap back to it for a while. it seems to kind of 'suck' itself i...
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Instant Coffee
Replies: 216
Views: 12874

Re: Instant Coffee

with you on the spices Olds.
in fact, instant coffee can be rescued with fresh ginger and a bit of cayenne pepper.
it's not coffee, but it'll get you going.
by alakaboo
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Think the rock-off at Dee Why point is unforgiving?
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Think the rock-off at Dee Why point is unforgiving?

If I'm not mistaken that's Cote de Basque :D My local for the best 6 months of my life. i thought that too. captain, the exit point around near the restaurant at high tide is much more challenging, the waves are perpendicular to the seawall, you have to ride to the wall, jump off and grab your boar...