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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: 8882

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: 4028

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: 19191

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: 10127

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: 85
Views: 12139

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: 85
Views: 12139

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: 85
Views: 12139

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: 14087

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...