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by batoes
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Mini Simmons
Replies: 408
Views: 78525

Re: Mini Simmons

That is looking sweet. What are the dims mark? Are those 'shapers keels'? I have some of those in mine at the moment - good fun in some bigger waves!
by batoes
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 132726

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/mccoy-surfbo ... 4aadc926b2

what's wrong with this picture ? (not the literal picture, although even that is pretty weird....)
by batoes
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Take Away dim-SIM
Replies: 259
Views: 37522

Re: Take Away dim-SIM

Beerfan and i will be keen to take it off your hands once it gets to the Illawarra! Looking forward to comparing it to the 5'1 dim-sim. Sounds greedy doesn't it? :oops:
by batoes
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?
Replies: 30
Views: 7909

Re: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?

Lordy - could you imagine if i tried to put a shaping bay in that room?....it's changed a bit since you seen it macca, full on kids room, with my weights jammed in the corner now :roll: The fibreflex is a weird board. So lite, in fact at 6'6 it is still lighter than anything else i have. The benefit...
by batoes
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?
Replies: 30
Views: 7909

Re: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?

First new board i've had in a while so i didn't cop it too bad and i sold some to get there. But i was in a good place board wise, until the snap....now i'm back a few steps..... No waves, as predicted when you get a new board! Now i'll start thinking of where to go next - Been experimenting on some...
by batoes
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: alternative or crazy
Replies: 21
Views: 4989

Re: alternative or crazy

I felt up a dharma recently. It was pretty thin for a simmons style board and the glass was super light. It would certainly go well in that quad set-up.
by batoes
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?
Replies: 30
Views: 7909

Re: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?

Hey Beery - it's a futures set-up and i found that some YUs in front and the V2 QF4s in the back do the trick - but will continue to experiment. Maybe try some sidebites etc? Had this one built stronger than the last, hemp deck and it has a thicker carbon rail. You can feel the extra weight compared...
by batoes
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?
Replies: 30
Views: 7909

Re: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?

Alien, 5'10, 19 3/4, 2 7/16 - quad :D
by batoes
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?
Replies: 30
Views: 7909

Re: Six Ounce Boardstore Closed!?

Hey Topher, was in there last Friday picking up a board. It won't be trading as sixounce anymore. Not moving, or closing up. Ring Taylor, he'll fill you in on the story. Some of those mandalas and mccallums are amazing looking boards, i would just need to sell a kidney to fund one.... :shock:
by batoes
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wetsuit repair help wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Wetsuit repair help wanted

second beerfan - they do a great job. Have also used this: http://www.surfsailaustralia.com.au/sho ... uit+Repair

did the job on a seam on one of my steamers.
by batoes
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: A bit scared of this next swell
Replies: 65
Views: 8453

Re: A bit scared of this next swell

I'm afraid (breathes sigh of relief). Thanks for keeping me honest :lol:
by batoes
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: A bit scared of this next swell
Replies: 65
Views: 8453

Re: A bit scared of this next swell

Hey Beery! Suicides is insanely big - and meant to be bigger tomorrow.....the only spot i saw people out was Shallows and Barrack Point. I can't afford to break anymore boards :shock: so i will be spectator.
by batoes
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Improving surf breaks through sand placement
Replies: 18
Views: 3441

Re: Improving surf breaks through sand placement

I was a Nulla local once and remember the days when the alley used to pump. Most of the old boys will tell you that the sand mining and dredging has screwed the banks. Cronulla still has its days though, as all beachies do with the right swell, winds, tides etc - but it would be good to get the alle...
by batoes
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Mini Simmons
Replies: 408
Views: 78525

Re: Mini Simmons

Cuttle - that is an excellent idea! Can imagine paying off a few boards a year that way. I have a pretty good dim-sim story. The NSW South Coast has been getting some pretty amazing waves over the past few days (and more to come), but the west winds are cold and bloody strong. I hit my local Minnos ...
by batoes
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 328
Views: 70710

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

I gotta see that movie! i should just roll out the cash and get a copy - worth it? I once saw Mick surfing at the Ulladulla bombie a few years back - man he goes well on a twin fin in the big stuff, so bloody effortless. Mind you he cut his teeth surfing Shark Island and Cronulla Point (when it used...
by batoes
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 328
Views: 70710

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

mackie: http://www.mackiesurfboards.com.au/designs

check out the new futro flex rocket fish - now that is interesting.
by batoes
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 132726

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Hey Beerfan - yeah i snapped my alien at minnos a few weeks back and now have to find some cash to fund a new one - and they ain't cheap, but a very nice board. Am i in absolute transition with surfboards at the moment - the only one staying is the dim-sim, the rest have all left the building and i ...