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by alakaboo
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: new board porn%%%%
Replies: 125
Views: 17031

Re: new board porn%%%%

two questions 1 a ride review 2 where can I order one saltman, i'm the lucky pilot so i'll have a go... 1. early days (only got it on Friday arvo), but i have never been this stoked on a board after 2 surfs before, not even my first. I'll post a proper review and story later once I've had a decent ...
by alakaboo
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: new board porn%%%%
Replies: 125
Views: 17031

Re: new board porn%%%%

yeah, won't be swapping this one with you Topher, I know you'll understand! :D
by alakaboo
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: boat builders, magicians...and other assorted scum
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: boat builders, magicians...and other assorted scum

but will remeber the little boat..and days wasted fishing and crabbing....i hope :wink: i sure do. had a 10ft flat bottom punt with a 20 year old 6hp seahorse engine, probably putting out about 4hp! we'd go up the creek aged 6 and 8, only on days with outgoing tides in the arvo because the engine w...
by alakaboo
Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: new board porn%%%%
Replies: 125
Views: 17031

Re: new board porn%%%%

how u get the wood mirror itself huie the two sides are from the same pieces of timber. saw down the middle and open out. called book matching. looks much better in person! almost brought a tear to my eye to wax it up, but fortunately it surfs better than it looks :) I'll put up a decent review whe...
by alakaboo
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly Slater Wave Company
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: Kelly Slater Wave Company

guessing the design is based on Greg Webber's theory from a few years back? i don't reckon it'll make much difference. It can't be cheap to build, it'll have lift tickets etc. i wouldn't mind one in the backyard, but I wouldn't pay to go to one otherwise. for me the unpredictable nature of the waves...
by alakaboo
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: manly surf show
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: manly surf show

i watched 2/3rds of an episode, having taped it thinking it had some actual surfing in it. I'll save you the trouble with a precis: anyone can surf, they just need a good teacher. and a fecking enormous softboard that gets dragged through the half foot mush so no actual paddling or wave knowledge is...
by alakaboo
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: flippers
Replies: 24
Views: 6426

Re: flippers

you need to decide what your priority is, swim fins and bodyboarding fins have different purposes and are very different in shape and style. bodyboard fins are much stiffer, and are designed for a quick burst of speed, swim fins are designed to make normal kicking motion easier. it also depends on h...
by alakaboo
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: boat builders, magicians...and other assorted scum
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: boat builders, magicians...and other assorted scum

aluminium, wood, fibreglass? guessing not glass if it's that old.
patch as well as you can, put in a false floor and fill with expanding foam. leave some holes in the floor for the foam to mushroom up and cut it off and seal with fibreglass.
by alakaboo
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...

of course you're right, fish follow the food, and sharks are just big fish. but that probably isn't what chrisb wanted to hear, is it? :) NC covered this last year when people were getting eaten off Sydney: http://forum.realsurf.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15604 seems that someone who knows a lot ...
by alakaboo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: New Board - What do I get?
Replies: 54
Views: 5371

Re: New Board - What do I get?

fuel for the fire...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_VX6QoV ... re=related

and for iggy's mancrush!
by alakaboo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...

yes and no.. more food, more sharks. but less chance of getting eaten. the upwellings bring nutrients, but the immediate response is from small fish such as pillies. sharks move in to eat them too (surprised we haven't seen some articles about the annual summer invasion of sharks), but generally sha...
by alakaboo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: New Board - What do I get?
Replies: 54
Views: 5371

Re: New Board - What do I get?

I think anyone who surfs north maroubra knows that bloke.I think he's a swimming coach from chatting to him? he said he only started to turn harder to show people not to drop in on him just because he has a minimal, then he liked the speed so he stuck with it. okay, so now we've established that a b...
by alakaboo
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: board testing day on Sunny Coast
Replies: 47
Views: 5306

Re: board testing day on Sunny Coast

yep. a good one.
most people will be in booties too. it'll be about 14-15 degrees, but can be as cold as 12 if you're really unlucky.

sorry for the hijack Mark...we'll take it out of here...
send me a PM with questions if you like Jimmy.
by alakaboo
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: board testing day on Sunny Coast
Replies: 47
Views: 5306

Re: board testing day on Sunny Coast

bastard. i love SD.
managed to get 4 foot barrels and 20cms of powder snow within 24 hours there a couple of years back.
by alakaboo
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Stoked & Broke Surf Movie
Replies: 13
Views: 2049

Re: Stoked & Broke Surf Movie

i'd like to watch it, but don't have time.
will have to wait till it is downloadable.

i lived in la jolla for a while, some of that footage makes me really 'homesick'. geez Blacks is a good wave! They got the Ho Chi section really good from the looks of it.
by alakaboo
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jetski's
Replies: 21
Views: 2639

Re: Jetski's

to buy a jetski should be like buying a gun, you have to prove a legitimate use for it. and you should have to have a motorbike licence and wear a helmet. I have to admit there are some fishing spots where a jetski would be a great asset, I've wanted one in the past to check crab pots in locations w...
by alakaboo
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Calling all the Big Blokes!
Replies: 18
Views: 4134

Re: Calling all the Big Blokes!

i just don't get how people get that big.
at some point, you must get too fat to get to the kitchen, or through the door. who keeps on feeding them?