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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:32 pm

I've had it for many years. Some worse than others. This winter is shaping up not too good. It's black and bruised all the time at the moment.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:39 am

Whats turf toe?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:26 am

the ligament holding the big knuckle on the big toe gets stretched or torn.

on the pain scale it's right up there. worse than a break at least ... and the time it takes to heal is just obscene. i spent the best part of 4 months at the start of this year out of the water. 6mths later i still can't put all my weight into a duckdive on it. basically taught myself to duckdive with my other foot now.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cyclone » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:50 am

steve shearer wrote:
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Whats turf toe?
I had to Google it, too.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:49 pm

crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:26 am
the ligament holding the big knuckle on the big toe gets stretched or torn.

on the pain scale it's right up there. worse than a break at least ... and the time it takes to heal is just obscene. i spent the best part of 4 months at the start of this year out of the water. 6mths later i still can't put all my weight into a duckdive on it. basically taught myself to duckdive with my other foot now.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:19 pm

Says the guy who's never duckdived an eight foot wave
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:01 am

Hats off to the bloke paddling out at DY at 6.15am in boardies and lycra rashie. 8c.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:55 pm

Featured on Swellnet, this Tim Bonython clip of the recent big Cloudbreak swell is nuts and the best I have seen so far of that swell.

http://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-d ... t-day-ever

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:59 pm

god, the Carmina Burana soundtrack was painful though.

so much drama.

also not the best edit of that swell.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:11 pm

I can't pay too much attention to that stuff. The guys are superhuman freaks and I can't envisage what it would be like to paddle into one of those beasts. I honestly cannot.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:42 pm

Needed Cerebral Ballzy tunes
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:13 am

Any views on how long it takes a PU board to lose its spring. Is this an urban surfing myth? I've often wondered.

Been riding a board with a Burford blank for about 5-6 years. Probably ride it about it about once a week at least, It's pretty yellowed up now (sun drenched from living in the back of a car).

Interested to know your views lads.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:37 am

Once the deck's sunk so much that you've lost 2litres + of volume ;)

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:53 am

I think the stringer and type of glassing has the most effect.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:13 am

buddy wrote:
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Once the deck's sunk so much that you've lost 2litres + of volume ;)
Interesting point there buddy
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:29 am

Thud wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:13 am
Any views on how long it takes a PU board to lose its spring. Is this an urban surfing myth? I've often wondered.

Been riding a board with a Burford blank for about 5-6 years. Probably ride it about it about once a week at least, It's pretty yellowed up now (sun drenched from living in the back of a car).

Interested to know your views lads.
I reckon it would vary considerably based on a whole lot of shit

It’s not an urban myth though. Polyester resin brittles out over time, you can beat up the foam core through repeated impacts and pressure, and little leaks here and there from minor fractures in the laminate will assist that foam breakdown.

There’s no way back from it though, once a board goes it goes. Epoxy resins definitely help protect a board from the process

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:41 am

Cool, thanks Nick. Yeh my deck is caving under my back foot. Might look at an epoxy board.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:35 am

PU cores last a lot longer than EPS cores though.

I'm really not sure about that whole PU board losing it's life thing.

I've got poly boards 20+ years old that surf fine.

Few years back I was marooned without a shortboard....it was the great winter of 2007 and I'd snapped all my shortboards. A mate said I've got an old McCoy under the house that you can take.
It was more ding than board but I made it watertight and got it back in the water..........fcuking surfed unreal for the rest of the winter. That board was made in '95......it's still under the house waiting it's next go out.
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