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by diggerdickson
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1817
Views: 256380

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

My left hand side of my body is weak beerfan, it seems that my muscles cant seem to fire very much at all. They are not wasting but they are very slow to react and switch on. I have poor balance, tire so bloody easy. Im doing my pilates and my swimming and im always hopeful, but Ive also got to face...
by diggerdickson
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1817
Views: 256380

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

im just hoping to get back in the water beerfan, wether swimming or taking photos, anything will do me.
by diggerdickson
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 76
Views: 10821

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Anymore pics or ride reports tally.
by diggerdickson
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 76
Views: 10821

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Ive decided to glass on some fins on mine tally. This is just an experiment board to get me back into shaping so Im also going to go for a leash loop as well. I like the idea of not plugging holes in a surfboard if not needed. Plus glass on just sort of make me smile, man Im getting old. Im going to...
by diggerdickson
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: RIP Bill Wallace
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: RIP Bill Wallace

I was lucky enough to know him. Great and humble man.
by diggerdickson
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 76
Views: 10821

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Cheers bloke. Thanks for putting that up, will study it a bit later. I definately need to make one though I think I should go for glass on. Ive only glassed on once and since this is a pratice blank to get back into it I will go for it once agian. Im even thinking of making a leash loop near the tai...
by diggerdickson
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 6516

Re: Operation

Been a while since posted. Swimming every second day now, dont last long as i need ot be careful of the strain put on the back. I walk laps of a 25 m pool plus swim one lap underwater. I sprint a few laps with a float between the legs to take the strain off the back. While swimming I concentrate on ...
by diggerdickson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 76
Views: 10821

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

This is the blank I sorta shaped with yorky over a few beers, well, more than a few actually, five years back, when he was still on the sunshine coast. I never got to complete it, only cut out the outline and roughed in the rocker. So this blank may be possibly be the longest time anyone has ever ta...
by diggerdickson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 76
Views: 10821

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

This is the little 5'6 ive been plugging away at. Its not been easy without the side lights and these might take a while to get, so I decided to just go for it without. To get around any scratches i might not pic up or bumps i might not see im going to paint the whole board white with an additive as...
by diggerdickson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 6516

Re: Operation

G'day digger. I know I've mentioned it more than once, but seriously, have a delve into meditation. For me, it doesn't make the pain go away; quite the opposite. I focus right into it and the amazing thing is that you train the brain to increase its threshold for tolerance. I rarely take antiinflam...
by diggerdickson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 6516

Re: Operation

If i ever needed another operation and needed pain relief, I wouldn't use modern medicine. What humans need for pain relief has been growing like a weed in the fields for centuries. yup, I was caught by surprise by all this and went through hell with modern pain killers and I believe im still menta...
by diggerdickson
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 76
Views: 10821

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

unwrapped the blank and started sanding her smooth, trouble was without side lighting I could not see the shadows, the bumps. Shaping has now been delayed until I get proper lighting underneath. The other pic is just of the stuff I use for shaping, theres a touch more like the shapers layout square ...
by diggerdickson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 76
Views: 10821

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Beerfan wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:41 am
Back must be good digger, those stands aren't light if full of concrete :)

They are bloody heavy as well Beerfan, but they roll well. :)
by diggerdickson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 76
Views: 10821

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Ahh, my back is better, though I did not tip in the concrete or lift any heavy bits mate. I had a mate help do all the heavy work. He drilled the holes, I did the measuring, cutting, glueing. He did the bolting, poring of concrete, grinding, and stapling of the memory foam as im just not strong enou...
by diggerdickson
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 76
Views: 10821

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Tools organised and stands finally made. I used memory foam and doubled it up for padding instead of the carpet. Decided to keep it simple as fancy shaping stands wont make me a better shaper so why not keep to basics. The only thing left to do is side lights and black plastic on the walls to get th...