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by swvic
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Skin Cancer
Replies: 59
Views: 11114

Re: Skin Cancer

If the chance arises, I'll demonstrate that I also suffer that very same fault.
by swvic
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Skin Cancer
Replies: 59
Views: 11114

Re: Skin Cancer

Walked into that.
by swvic
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Skin Cancer
Replies: 59
Views: 11114

Re: Skin Cancer

I'm pushing 50. Did the aussie sun kid thing. Outdoor tradie for 15 years with shirt off all summer. Surfing since 11 yo. Pretty sure I'll be having issues for all my remaining days, but can't convince many of the young blokes to do the slippery, sloppy, slappy thing.
by swvic
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Skin Cancer
Replies: 59
Views: 11114

Re: Skin Cancer

Good to know you're on top of it all. When you mentioned 'spots "iced" off', it made me recall an experience of my own. I had a clear small scabby type thing on my arm which would dry out and fall off, leaving a slightly raised light pink bit of skin. The process repeated for a few years. Didn't thi...
by swvic
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Skin Cancer
Replies: 59
Views: 11114

Re: Skin Cancer

Know a medical (cancer) researcher who is adamant that all skin cancers should be excised for pathology reasons. She says that freezing doesn't always get all the potentially nasty bits that may be malignant. Excision will be followed up if the pathology shows malignancy.
by swvic
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: buying a wetsuit for vicco
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: buying a wetsuit for vicco

Strapper in Torquay have got wetties at 50% off atm. Got a 3/2 last Thursday for $150. Sale meant to have finished even before I got mine so might still be going if you're lucky. You must really feel the cold if you're in a 4/3 in qld.
by swvic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Long boarders and short on the same break
Replies: 52
Views: 5546

Re: Long boarders and short on the same break

Fair enough CF. Probably should have reserved such a comment to Shoartboarders forum. Just stating that it just doesn't do it for ME. I'm ok in that it does for others.
by swvic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Jumping from a quad to a thruster
Replies: 61
Views: 11439

Re: Jumping from a quad to a thruster

Just snapped a quad and will be replacing it with a thruster. Quad: Bourton Silver Bullet 6'2 20'1/4" 27/16". Need: Pushing 50, shit shoulder so wanted extra volume and something that would surf seemingly without that extra volume. Yeah, I know bumfluff "jimmy1501 wrote: Or you could not be a kook a...
by swvic
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Swap City and Check my website
Topic: New forum website for the northern beaches...
Replies: 23
Views: 3836

Re: New forum website for the northern beaches...

Poor, dear Rachel. She had no idea she was inviting a bunch of uncouth heathens into the niceties of Manly civilisation. Live and learn Rache, live and learn.
by swvic
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Long boarders and short on the same break
Replies: 52
Views: 5546

Re: Long boarders and short on the same break

49 yo. Not as fit as I once was although pretty good shape for age. Heaps of injuries catching up. Slight increase in volume of recent boards, but NEVER will I ride a log, goat boat, booger or SUP. May as well play golf. Then again, my shoulder's stuffed so maybe indoor carpet bowls. Drop in on the ...
by swvic
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Samoa in july? waste of money or worth a stab?
Replies: 15
Views: 3371

Re: Samoa in july? waste of money or worth a stab?

Just got home from 2 weeks in Samoa. Trades haven't (hadn't) kicked in yet and got some pretty good waves. Week 1 Aganoa SE swell for most of week and not really doing it, but occasional inside peak throwing a barrel all the way through. Snapped board 1 on day 2. From what mates have previously said...
by swvic
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Board washers
Replies: 91
Views: 15044

Re: Board washers

Not too many showers near me so generally not a washer. I am when there is and pretty much just do fin plugs and leggy swivels/straps. have always bought a new leggy for every new board. Nothing worse than when ya leggy breaks and you're swimming for your loved stick but it beats you to the rocks. d...
by swvic
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: A bit scared of this next swell
Replies: 65
Views: 6750

Re: A bit scared of this next swell

Haven't the Shearwaters pissed off to the Nth hemisphere long ago?
by swvic
Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: J Bay Pro - No Dane
Replies: 86
Views: 8089

Re: J Bay Pro - No Dane

Out of a continuing curiosity, I just went to the JBay site to see what was going on. Small swell and event on hold. Then, looking at the results, it became apparent that 2 Sth Africans got into the 2nd round due to the no shows of Slater and Bobby Martinez. So where the FLICK is Martinez? The super...
by swvic
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: J Bay Pro - No Dane
Replies: 86
Views: 8089

Re: J Bay Pro - No Dane

Fair point, Hano, but I'm more impressed by the grommets at our locals than by the the likes of Parko and KS in crap surf. The pros really shine in solid, quality waves. I'm not interested in seeing them compete otherwise. The luck element is way too much a factor. As a club surfer (many many moons ...
by swvic
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: J Bay Pro - No Dane
Replies: 86
Views: 8089

Re: J Bay Pro - No Dane

Womby's got it right. KS is flaunting the rules - NOT breaking them. If they need/want him to market their BUSINESS, change the forking rules. Whatever happens, it's mostly detrimental to us anyway. Sure, advances might come a bit quicker, but give me slower advancement in a less crowded lineup any ...
by swvic
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fish or small wave performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 11986

Re: Fish or small wave performance?

I have a 6'2" bourton silver bullet and originally had sim probs to you monkey. Standard fins for both our boards are M5 front and GXQ rears. Thoroughly recommend k2.1 quad set. Heaps more release off the top and better hold too with slightly larger rears. Win win. Hate the fact that I'm endorsing S...