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the fat bat project survives horrid shark attack

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:54 pm
by mustkillmulloway
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Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:44 am
by Jimi
some nice looking waves there,
it'll be good to hear more about the sessions had on it

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:22 am
by mustkillmulloway
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Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:34 am
by Jimi
mustkillmulloway wrote:
Jimi wrote:some nice looking waves there,


nah mate....nothin see up here...flat 99% the year ( and packed out at the sight a ripple :wink: )

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:lol: credit tig with photo


then it looks like you lucked into one of the 3.5 days of swell you get a year, with the fat bat no less 8)

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:24 pm
by pridmore
Awesome stuff, waves look super fun, glad the boards being enjoyed....lets keep posting the pics and stories on this thread so it easier to follow ....

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:31 am
by tiger
My board got revenge on Fong by dinging his shin ! :twisted:

You can tell I took that last pic, it has my signature crooked horizon.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:07 pm
by pridmore
TrevG has had the AquaBat for a few days and seems to have had some fun on it although compared to his 9'4" , it would have been quite an adjustment... He says he got a few at Moffs and the pics look like it was ok surf too. He will post a pic soon... Its off to my step-dad next up around Maroochydore again...He has been riding a few different shapes recently after getting off longboards about 18 months ago so looking forward to seeing what he thinks of it, and he will definitely tell me. MORE updates soon here as well as on my site...cheers

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:29 pm
by Trev
Here's the Aquabat at Moffat's. As you can see, never any surf up here. I had fun learning the ropes on something totally different from my normal boards. Many thanks Mark and I'll watch the Aquabat's progress with interest.

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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:33 am
by Grooter
^^^^

Is it just me or does the term AquaBat refer to the act of performing underwater masturbation on ones self?

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:42 am
by Trev
Hatchman wrote:^^^^

Is it just me or does the term AquaBat refer to the act of performing underwater masturbation on ones self?


Wait your turn Hatcher :lol:

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:26 am
by pridmore
another update coming soon, its still on the Sunny Coast and waiting for someone to send info thru...Can surfers please write in the travel diary thats in the board cover pocket ? Only 1 out of 4 has written any comments, would really help when tracing the boards journey and could be great reading at the end....hope you guys will take the time please ?????cheers

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:13 pm
by mustkillmulloway
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:45 pm
by pridmore
mustkillmulloway wrote:
Hatchman wrote:^^^^

Is it just me or does the term AquaBat refer to the act of performing underwater masturbation on ones self?


only priddty can answer that :shock: and given he goes the broncos...well there supporters toss off anywhere, most the time......so who knows wat he was thinkin

anyways....didn't take us long re-name it

so where is old fat bat now....i kinda miss her :?


Cmon mate, the rabbito's win 3 in a row and they are carrying on like its some kind of record, wait it probably is.sorry mate,. I actually go for whatever team has the most Queenslanders in it...cant wait for Wednesday night...The AquaBat is on the Goldy and is being surfed by my step-dad and I am going to head up there Wednesday and have a few sessions on it before contacting Scot to pass it on, then Jorgo after him...then south to ???? need someone around Kingscliffe or Byron area ????, if not then down to Yamba, got a few guys here that are keen to try it out ....new update about Thursday...cheers

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:56 pm
by pridmore
I surfed the AquaBat at D-Bah 2 days ago, the waves were tiny and very bad but the board went well in the ordinary conditions. The area and volume allowed me to get lots of waves and it was much faster than I had expected...I ended surfing for an hour and a half because I really was enjoying the benefits of the board, definitely couldnt have surfed those waves on my shorty...Next day I surfed tiny but perfect Greenmount with my 9 year old son, he got heaps of waves and was flying thru the fast little sections, I had a few waves too, and again the board allowed me to surf and enjoy the waves that I wouldnt usually be able to surf...I have some pics and an update on my web-site soon. Scot has now got the board and will have it for a week or so, then Jorgo is next in line....

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:02 pm
by bumfluff
I reckon the Fatter is a just a big blue breeding ground for Tinea.... :lol:

No really, its a great idea. :D

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:16 am
by scot
I have had the bat for nearly a week now and passed the aqua bat onto the next test pilot this morning.
Its definitely a fun board to ride.
I surfed it out at snapper a few times in knee to shoulder high waves.
The board is fast and easy to turn.
On some cutbacks it felt like the board came around faster than a thruster (less drag) but lacked a bit of drive when it came to coming off the whitewash at the end of the cutty.
No real negatives except it was a little to big for me.

anyway here is proof its still in one piece, just before the handover. the only pic i managed to get.
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scot

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:33 pm
by SAsurfa
Cool idea. Hopefully it gets around to SA :shock:

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:45 pm
by pridmore
It'll get there if we can arrange it , just need to get the transport sorted, see what we can do ...???