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by alakaboo
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: local shapers vs big names..
Replies: 180
Views: 31499

Re: local shapers vs big names..

big brand names or otherwise.. sure, the shapes and designs/designers themselves might be great, but the construction isn't always that good.. been looking at Merrick Pods in the secondhand racks for about 9 months, after my brother got one and is raving... haven't found a symmetrical one yet. the ...
by alakaboo
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Climbing Mt Fuji
Replies: 19
Views: 3406

Re: Climbing Mt Fuji

the fish market is open again, just have to go between 5 and 6:15. it is now closing most years over the Dec-Jan period when it is most busy. Otherwise it is all good, as long as you play by the rules. no flash photos, smoking etc. if you can afford it, get some otoro, the fatty bit of the bluefin b...
by alakaboo
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: the young clubbie killed at the aust titles on the goldy
Replies: 116
Views: 10282

Re: the young clubbie killed at the aust titles on the goldy

don't think Gaths would work, pretty sure they only cover scratches, not impacts. maybe the lifejacket vest things that wakeboarders and towsurfers would help. but i don't think that is the issue. i fully recognise the skills involved in paddling those craft. even as a former flatwater kayaker, the ...
by alakaboo
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: now i've seen everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: now i've seen everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no worries, no offence taken.
despite quoting you I was actually responding to the madness Fong observed.
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Snapping boards in contests
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Snapping boards in contests

Don't they have a caddy out there with a spare. I thought they used to do that, and certainly in some comps they have. don't know if the rules have changed recently, but the year before last at Sunset the announcer said they had to stop using caddies because they were getting lost out at sea. think...
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: the young clubbie killed at the aust titles on the goldy
Replies: 116
Views: 10282

Re: the young clubbie killed at the aust titles on the goldy

tiger wrote:Agreed. Archaic, non functional surfcraft that should have been abolished years ago.
+1!
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: now i've seen everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: now i've seen everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christ, and we thought SUPs were bad. in my defence, I was at least an hours boat trip away from any surfers, and a good 1/2nm offshore. the place has a strong tidal current that forces the groundswell to stand up. can be bloody hairy at times with standing waves 3 ft high. the bloke doing it at ti...
by alakaboo
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Forecasting Vic
Replies: 20
Views: 2510

Re: Forecasting Vic

Living where I do at the moment I've got 90 miles of pretty much dead straight coast, surely there's something that would cause certain stretches of it to work better than others at different times? bgreen gives you some good pointers in their post. another idea is to find some old beach fishermen,...
by alakaboo
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: now i've seen everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: now i've seen everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

got a 15ft boston whaler, goes a treat in a following sea.
done the same on large unbroken waves bending round a headland, powering on then idling back and surfing
by alakaboo
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: racing ski repairs?
Replies: 11
Views: 2050

Re: racing ski repairs?

cheers.
not urgent, he has a backup.
by alakaboo
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16475
Views: 1334956

Re: Where did you surf today ?

should've been there yesterday, from all reports.
bit further south too...
by alakaboo
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: racing ski repairs?
Replies: 11
Views: 2050

Re: racing ski repairs?

can you swing me the number? can't find it via google
a mate needs a fcs plug reset in the eastern suburbs.
any other local suggestions welcome
by alakaboo
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Climbing Mt Fuji
Replies: 19
Views: 3406

Re: Climbing Mt Fuji

haven't been to fuji. mates who did it said it was harder than expected, and temperatures changed a lot from start to finish. in tokyo, have to go see the shibuya intersections in peak hour. will trip you out. roppongi if you are into that sort of thing. good normal bars too. akihabura (sp?) - elect...
by alakaboo
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: World First
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: World First

as far as i understand, it works by measuring the wave height from a vidcap in pixels, then using the distance from the camera and some trig they work out the height. can't see how it would work at all well unless it was perfectly perpendicular, so swell direction will be pretty critical. i'd want i...
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Ului
Replies: 48
Views: 6044

Re: Ului

LONGINUS wrote:
alakaboo wrote:Longinus:
Costa Verde, 10 Orton Ct
:?:
was a serious response to what was apparently a sarcastic question...
LONGINUS wrote:Can anyone recommend a good place to stay in 1770? Whoops..now I've gone and done it :oops:
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Ului
Replies: 48
Views: 6044

Re: Ului

wistari reef?

just try not to look like a turtle. seen a tiger shark eat one in 2 mouthfuls in the passage.
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Ului
Replies: 48
Views: 6044

Re: Ului

Longinus:
Costa Verde, 10 Orton Ct
by alakaboo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Ului
Replies: 48
Views: 6044

Re: Ului

trev, fong, digger, donweather: if you're thinking of the same spot I am, then send me a PM or email. I'm interstate now but spent a lot of time around there, and can point you in the direction of some less (in)famous spots that won't be crowded. I can't get there, but that doesn't mean this system ...