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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:16 pm

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I meant a car left in 14 degree heat might reach 20 degrees Jimny.
Wrong again Beans. 14 degrees outside means 39 degrees inside the car after 2 hours.
Wouldn’t full sun, partial sun, shade play a significant role?
You’d assume so, Buddy. I’m no scientist but it stands to reason that a substance like polyurethane would degrade after a while. Especially if heat exposure is a factor.
I’ve only surfed with Iggs a couple of times. But he seemed to have a few boards in the back of the Ford wagon. 😂
I had a board from Firko up here when I was commuting from Sydney every week and I left it in my QLD car. Board was fucked after a few months. People know not to leave boards in cars for too long but surely there could be an impact on the leggie?
I’m just surmising. We should defer to Beans though. He’s got all the answers.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:29 pm

All the answers like the temperatures in Sydney in the middle of Winter :roll:
Apparently it gets to 40 degrees in the cars though.
Have I told you about the nifty seat warmer I’ve got in my new car?
So we are talking about a plastic leg rope that will degrade if left in a car in the middle of winter in Sydney for two or so weeks.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:40 pm

BeJesus, beanpole; stop being the expert for everything. Please! Deaf ears we know, so correspondence not required
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:43 am

11 degrees….lucky I didn’t have mylegrope in the car.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:40 pm

I’ve heard that bike inner tubes can spontaneously explode in Australia so no reason a leash couldn’t suffer a sudden and calamitous failure after even just a short time in iggy’s sweatbox. (Actually, I suspect that iggy is a serial board chucker when it gets above four foot, so that poor old leash probably put in an awful lot of work in its short life)
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:14 pm

Well the thing is GST if legropes were that flimsy they would be snapping like pretzels all summer when the outside temp is 35 degrees and cars actually turn into ovens.
Don’t the inner tubes explode because of increased pressure and expansion due to heat since they are full of air?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:52 pm

Beanpole wrote:
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...Don’t the inner tubes explode because of increased pressure and expansion due to heat since they are full of air?
It's amazing then Beans that you haven't blown up like a Hiroshima chook.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:48 am

Now there’s a simile.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:04 am

jimmy wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:16 pm
buddy wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:53 pm
jimmy wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:37 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:34 pm
I meant a car left in 14 degree heat might reach 20 degrees Jimny.
Wrong again Beans. 14 degrees outside means 39 degrees inside the car after 2 hours.
Wouldn’t full sun, partial sun, shade play a significant role?
You’d assume so, Buddy. I’m no scientist but it stands to reason that a substance like polyurethane would degrade after a while. Especially if heat exposure is a factor.
I’ve only surfed with Iggs a couple of times. But he seemed to have a few boards in the back of the Ford wagon. 😂
I had a board from Firko up here when I was commuting from Sydney every week and I left it in my QLD car. Board was fucked after a few months. People know not to leave boards in cars for too long but surely there could be an impact on the leggie?
I’m just surmising. We should defer to Beans though. He’s got all the answers.

https://goodcalculators.com/inside-car- ... alculator/
I understand that the polyester resin and catalyst chemical reactions never stop and are speeded up by sunlight, hence the degradation. Epoxy not so much at all.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:05 am

100%. However Leg ropes are made out of a thermoplastic as far as I know. I have seen someone weld one that snapped back together after it snapped by heating the two bits with a lighter. He was an Industrial Designer but what would he know.

Hatchie was saying his leggiesnapped after having it for a relatively short period this winter. Not sitting in his car for months in the middle of summer. More likely the 6-8 ft surf snapped it rather than sitting in the car.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:27 am

Having spent most of my working life first in the plastics industry then tyres, I thought I might look up beanies "thermoplastic".
He's probably right. Heat may not have a terribly detrimental effect.
Repeated stretching and rebounding probably would.
And yes, you could "weld" a broken one. But I'd cut the two ends at an angle to give better contact.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:30 pm

Yep, I think the material is used as filament for 3D Printing as well. I wouldn’t be testing the leggie in 6-8ft surf after heat welding it but in emergency situations it’s worth a try.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:40 pm

what are your thoughts on legrope length fellas?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:51 pm

Same as the length of the board generally speaking. I use a thigh strap on my mal.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:57 pm

Thigh strap ?

Not a below knee strap?

But yeh al, 6ft strap for boards about 5’10-6’10 scale up and down a foot each way you go.

If you’re longboarding and want to hang 10 strap needs to go at least to the nose. Most people who can hang 10 don’t wear a strap though :)

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:22 pm

Thigh/ below knee same same. Most people around here can’t hang ten anyway and apart from the Nth Coast hipsters most responsible mal riders wear leggies.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:58 pm

Beanpole wrote:
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Thigh/ below knee same same.
A bit like ambient temperatures in a car Beans?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:04 pm

For some reason I always thought the thigh was above the knee.
Oh well.

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