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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Narra Kook » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:54 am

Join the local surf club and use thier racing skis for free. If you really like it, buy one that doesn't leak (club skis always seem to leak). Maybe it's all the flipping I do.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:07 am

alakaboo wrote:I first paddled a full length ski on a river during a flood
ha ha boo what a shame so few of us know the true implications of this, your first and only slip toward tardery

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by marauding mullet » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:25 am

alakaboo wrote:And they are also fcuking impractical things to move around on land.
That's a point worth considering. Nick probably has the luxury of leaving his craft in the clubhouse.
The novelty of loading a ski onto the roof, especially if it's a tall vehicle like 4B, then unloading it and carrying it down to the shore wears off pretty quickly.
Another thing to consider is a test drive if it's at all possible. I was given a ski by a guy at work about 5 years ago. It was an early model Wavemaster.
I couldn't stay on the fcuken thing. I won medals at S.A. state titles in my younger years on skis, but I couldn't balance on this ski, it was like trying to balance on a length of poly pipe. Ended up giving it to Redhead club.
Someone told me the deeper the seat, the more stable. Apparently later model Wavemasters have a deeper seat, or lower waterline or both, and maybe a slightly flatter bottom.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by chrisb » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:31 am

Nick, are you running the Pub to Pub next Sunday? Do you run for exercise?

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:58 pm

Nah not doing the Pub 2 Pub. Some of my squad are.

I run with the dog, just little runs like 3-4k, and do some run training for the super clubbie races, but I am not really built for it, shoulders and upper body too big and I'm sorta too short in the legs. Plus I'd rather be in the water really.

That paddle race, the Reef 2 Reef, is on Sept 20 if anyone's into it.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by el rancho » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:22 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:Nah not doing the Pub 2 Pub. Some of my squad are.

I run with the dog, just little runs like 3-4k, and do some run training for the super clubbie races, but I am not really built for it, shoulders and upper body too big and I'm sorta too short in the legs. Plus I'd rather be in the water really.

That paddle race, the Reef 2 Reef, is on Sept 20 if anyone's into it.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Natho » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:52 pm

I'm keen on the reef to reef. Just that the board I'm using is so fuschia narrow I cant kneel on it. So I will just have to paddle the khunt lying down the whole way.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by foamy » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:06 pm

Dudes, what's with all this self-flagellation?
Take it easy, relax.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by el rancho » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:43 pm

Reckon theyre piping in some sweet yacht rock on those things?

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by foamy » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:54 pm

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Beanpole » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:08 pm

They would go well at Chopes.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by bobjs » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:08 pm

nice with a quad setup

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Kunji » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:48 am

Nick Carroll wrote:Nah not doing the Pub 2 Pub. Some of my squad are.

I run with the dog, just little runs like 3-4k, and do some run training for the super clubbie races, but I am not really built for it, shoulders and upper body too big and I'm sorta too short in the legs. Plus I'd rather be in the water really.

That paddle race, the Reef 2 Reef, is on Sept 20 if anyone's into it.
How many kms is the R2R? Will people laugh if i came stone motherless last?
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Beerfan » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:43 am

Nick, what % of surfers are goofy? Is it like a 50/50 split?. Totally useless fact I guess but I'm a little hungover and it's an idea running around my head right now.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:49 pm

Kunji wrote:
Nick Carroll wrote:Nah not doing the Pub 2 Pub. Some of my squad are.

I run with the dog, just little runs like 3-4k, and do some run training for the super clubbie races, but I am not really built for it, shoulders and upper body too big and I'm sorta too short in the legs. Plus I'd rather be in the water really.

That paddle race, the Reef 2 Reef, is on Sept 20 if anyone's into it.
How many kms is the R2R? Will people laugh if i came stone motherless last?
ah about 10k, no of course not, nobody minds how you go in things like that!

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:54 pm

Beerfan wrote:Nick, what % of surfers are goofy? Is it like a 50/50 split?. Totally useless fact I guess but I'm a little hungover and it's an idea running around my head right now.
Well I think there's a more even split now than there has been in the past. Where I surf it feels pretty close to 50/50 but it probably varies depending where you are in the world. There's no anti-goofy prejudice thing in surfing anymore so it's not like everyone feels any pressure to be one or the other. But I don't have any stats on it at all so what I'm saying is purely observational.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by gcuts » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:56 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Beerfan wrote:Nick, what % of surfers are goofy? Is it like a 50/50 split?. Totally useless fact I guess but I'm a little hungover and it's an idea running around my head right now.
Well I think there's a more even split now than there has been in the past. Where I surf it feels pretty close to 50/50 but it probably varies depending where you are in the world. There's no anti-goofy prejudice thing in surfing anymore so it's not like everyone feels any pressure to be one or the other. But I don't have any stats on it at all so what I'm saying is purely observational.
50/50 is big call for a self confessed bloke with short legs. I'd argue more like 80/20. I surf a fair stretch of coast (Southport to Coffs) due to travel for work, and surf almost every day. I can not remember any surf in the last few months where there is more than 20% goofy surfers in the water.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Davros » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:00 pm

Nick, do you have many EPS boards, in what conditions do you like to surf them? Do you find them a little more sensitive then PU boards etc...

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