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by Beanpole
Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: do
Replies: 41
Views: 6764

Yeah I think now there is probably more choice of equipment and a better chance of getting a board that works for you than ever. If people are more worried about getting the nod from the local crew than their own surfing theyre in the water for the wrong reasons.
by Beanpole
Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Surftech or original longboard....?
Replies: 53
Views: 13572

I had a tuflite board and I thought it was the best until I got a new fibreglass board after it snapped in a major accident. Until then it looked like new after a lot of general abuse. It was fast but it didn't relate well to hollower waves in the small to medium range because it was so light and fl...
by Beanpole
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Thruster V Single Fin
Replies: 70
Views: 6117

IMO there's no doubt the thruster is the most versatile fin configuration, but I do wonder if some people should give other simpler designs a try.. reason being there seems to be so many reasonable standard surfers, who probably learnt everything on refined thrusters, doing powerless 'flick and jab...
by Beanpole
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Board Shorts
Replies: 143
Views: 13544

Was down the beach the sarvo and saw a japanese guy with a pair of boardies that had a billabong logo made into the centre of a giant rising sun on one leg :shock:
This would have been a popular sight 50 years ago :lol: :lol: :lol:
Who said billabong wasn't a multinational company :roll:
by Beanpole
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Why post the Bali photos?
Replies: 70
Views: 7312

And every day in Bali is good somewhere - bit dodgy. When I last visited Bali it was flat for the whole week. How about more photos of other Australian locations? There's something like 15 breaks out on the bukit half of which are going to be offshore on most days. I like looking at some of the spo...
by Beanpole
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Anyone surfed Mollymook?
Replies: 25
Views: 2627

Heaps of sharks apparently 8)
by Beanpole
Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Town & Country Board
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Shaped by Billy Tolhurst?
by Beanpole
Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: do
Replies: 41
Views: 6764

It still cracks me up the number of older guys I know who express a bit of envy when you are having fun on a small day on the mal. This is like all of summer practically. If you say why don't you get one they say no,no like they are letting the side down or something. This is great as far as I am co...
by Beanpole
Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: do
Replies: 41
Views: 6764

Fong if you flip back and fourth regularly you will find it gets easier. If I get used to wheeling 9ft around its a shock to have half that under your feet after say a month. Probably not as bad with wider fishy style boards. I find its a lot easier if the surf walls out a bit so your drawing an arc...
by Beanpole
Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: "locals only"... pfft
Replies: 48
Views: 4828

Can all you hardcore locals in sydney make sure you stay right where you are and don't move......ever :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Beanpole
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Afraid of the ocean
Replies: 40
Views: 3664

If you've grown up in the ocean then you've got a lot of confidence in your swimming ability and ability to handle unexpected situations and also a rational approach to dealing with them. If this bloke hasn't had that background then his fear is probably partly based on not being confident about wh...
by Beanpole
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: "locals only"... pfft
Replies: 48
Views: 4828

locallad wrote:Yar obviously a kook, so why dontcha just go back to fgarkin mona vale, the closest beach to fgarkin st ives where yar come from. and take yar X5 with yar, egghead.

go home.


Don't you go changin :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Beanpole
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: attn surf mag people...money here to b made
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Australasian Post has it covered. I spend my life looking for coastal places that still fit the description. Any nominations?
by Beanpole
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What's The Problem In Manly
Replies: 43
Views: 5790

Will this make the Sydney Morning Herald?
by Beanpole
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Riding inflatable bananas
Replies: 122
Views: 10602

wavemagnet wrote:If I have to read any more crappy banana puns...


...I'm gonna blow up.


Please confine any future threads to the 'Novelty Inflatable Riders only!' tribal discussion area


Or we'll impose a ban an a ban an a nother ban an a ............
by Beanpole
Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Afraid of the ocean
Replies: 40
Views: 3664

Of course although I hate to say it maybe he's just decided its not really for him. Alternatively he may just like little waves. A mate I used to surf with was way fitter than me and probably a better surfer but over 2mtrs it was always not quite right or forgot a previous appointment type thing. He...
by Beanpole
Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Afraid of the ocean
Replies: 40
Views: 3664

Try not having a reefer before you surf this will make him less paranoid :D
by Beanpole
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Afraid of the ocean
Replies: 40
Views: 3664

Just get him a mal He can join the rest of them. I think its good he is worried. Its only with practice that he's going to feel more confident. Much better than some of the fearless irish backpackers who have to be rescued from city beaches after disappearing in dangerous rips Johnnos got a good ide...