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by alakaboo
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Swap City and Check my website
Topic: Single Fin Swap - McCoy 6'6 Nugget for.......
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Single Fin Swap - McCoy 6'6 Nugget for.......

hey mate, I'm interested enough to have a chat...

Got a Bear Fat Arse Wombat that I might trade for it, it's 6'0", not sure of the other dimensions, but probably about 20 1/2 and just under 3" thick.

send me a pm.
by alakaboo
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: STOLEN SURFBOARD!!
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: STOLEN SURFBOARD!!

it'll probably be in your local cash converters by the end of the week

when we had stuff stolen in brisbane the cops told us not to even bother filing the report, just go to CCs and try and find it, then not say anything but drive to the cops and tell them where it was and they'd grab it back...
by alakaboo
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers

But the first thing you should try and do is correct your surfing technique if you do that. i'm working on it...the first step is to acknowledge the problem.. having broken both feet badly, my lower back, and neck, I'm never going to be great, and I am working within those limitations. rails are cr...
by alakaboo
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers

don't get me wrong about mccoy great design...once again b4 his time...my mate loves that board to death...just his a heavy, heavy back foot surfer...suits him perfect...me...naaaaaa i've tried a mccoy or 2 aswell, wasn't talking about them specifically. I can't really get into the nugget, I'm not ...
by alakaboo
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Designs for front foot and backfoot surfers

following up on the other thread, what are the design aspects that would appeal to or work better for the different types of surfers? or for the picky ones, those who distribute their weight differently fong touched on this, with the mccoy stuff. but i want to know more, so i can get boards that wor...
by alakaboo
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: "Front foot" vs "back foot" surfers?
Replies: 22
Views: 2272

Re: "Front foot" vs "back foot" surfers?

as per NC's comment, I definitely have too much weight on the back foot. I can't skate, learnt all my board skills on snow and water. if you've been snowboarding, and you like the groomed slopes and bog in powder, you're probably a front foot surfer. If, like me, you are twice as good a rider offpis...
by alakaboo
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Finless.Derek hynd, ridiculous!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2064

Re: Finless.Derek hynd, ridiculous!!!!!

not exactly new stuff, people have been surfing finless for a while. Chris Won/Taloa surfed bodyboards standup, if in a very lame way: m even if DH is surfing better (and he'd want to be, a bodyboard on a pus wave compared to fibreglass at J-bay), it's still so easy to see the limitations. hats off ...
by alakaboo
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: ever made a board you just want to smash with an axe?
Replies: 19
Views: 1716

Re: ever made a board you just want to smash with an axe?

never made a board, but done a few repairs...only on my own stuff i was fixing a longboard that had depressed under the back foot and cracked the glass over the stringer. all was going well, cut the glass off and let it dry out for a few days, then scuffed it up, filled up to the right level with so...
by alakaboo
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Riding Motor Bike in Bali
Replies: 25
Views: 4847

Re: Riding Motor Bike in Bali

Its weird yeah, when ever I ask people about what they pay for shit in Bali I rarely get a response, like its frikin secret squirrel or something. hey maggot might not be that they don't want to answer, just can't be arsed because there are so many factors... it really depends on: where you are (ba...
by alakaboo
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: cool vids
Replies: 21
Views: 7100

Re: cool vids

just watched the first one.
there are some stupidly big airs in there, and some guys were going figs to the wall, but what % of rides were made? lots of clips of people trying to ride too deep and getting worked, or dropping in too late and eating it.
by alakaboo
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: cool vids
Replies: 21
Views: 7100

Re: cool vids

GAV!N wrote:A few of my mates had BSD boards, they all fell to pieces.

dunno anything about the boards, but I have a BSD big wave leash that is probably at least 12 years old.
pulled the plug through 3 boards, snapped the cord once, never even came close to breaking the leash.
by alakaboo
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA

yeah, i had the same. sucks to think that after going to the consulate and jumping through all their hoops it can all come down to the one sitting at the desk when you get there... dress nice, and keep talking about how much money you're going to spend on your roadtrip.... sounds like you have got i...
by alakaboo
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA

I thought the U.S. was "special" and to prevent overstayers they didn't count Canada or Mexico as valid for restarting visa durations? think you're right, actually. last few times i've been on different visas, but think NAFTA did scotch a few of those options. Costa Rica has surf...and fl...
by alakaboo
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA

think rego might be the challenge, you normally need a local licence for that, which needs a SSN or at least a local address. If you got a buddy over there you can use theirs. with their permission of course, as it is dodgy and they are more strict these days... try out all the DMVs for the states y...
by alakaboo
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA

local licence means doing the test, you have to do the written one first, then drive around the block and try not to speed... actually, thinking back, you needed a SSN to do the written test... doh! it's not impossible to get a SSN, you just need work authorisation and a reason to be there. and to n...
by alakaboo
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Buying / Insuring and driving your own vehicle USA

hey mate you'll probably struggle without a social security #, i'm assuming you won't have one? doesn't mean it'll be impossible, but it's harder. particularly legally. the SSN is used on all forms, so without it they don't know what to do with you. I had one from a stint in the ski-fields when i wa...
by alakaboo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Wrap your eyeballs around this:
Replies: 78
Views: 13026

Re: Wrap your eyeballs around this:

curved fins do provide some benefits but with some differences ( some would say negatives depending on how you wish to surf I guess ), about 10 years ago in indo all the decent japanese surfers had those curved fcs front fins on their good-wave boards. i've never used them, but they reckoned that i...
by alakaboo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Creating an Indonesian bank account? can an Australian?
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Creating an Indonesian bank account? can an Australian?

as far as i know, Commonwealth Bank has local (indo) branches, so even if you are accessing an aussie account you don't pay any fees. my mate who lives there gets paid into and uses his CBA account. don't think he has an indo account, and he has been there for 3+ years... used to use travellers cheq...