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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:40 am

I was the “greedy” long
boarder yesterday.
Bunch of kids sitting on an inside bank and no one on the outside.
I paddled out the back (50m+ further out)first wave all the way to the beach.
Then all the kids followed me out on their pencils instead of catching all the waves they were before that didn’t break out the back, then they got in a current to the top of the beach where no waves were and paddled in so I had it all to myself.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:53 am

channels wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:29 am
I was happy to take this approach with my youngest yesterday until 4 longboarders paddled out and took every lump that looked like breaking. So after watching him catch nothing for 15 minutes while they had heaps, I started giving him a hand and pushing him into a few and dropped in on the longboarders a few times.

One of them paddled over and wanted to have words, but i let him know it wasn't cool to catch every fucken wave possible. Greedy longboarders deserve a spot in the worst people thread.
What age group?
I’ve found young hipsters on mals are the worst. Particularly since they are trying to be really chilled and happy…….as they paddle inside everyone and snake all the waves.

Still think it’s part of learning to surf.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by channels » Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:57 am

Mid 20’s.

It was a good vibe with not too many people out. Plenty of waves to go around before they paddled out.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:05 pm

Most of the old stagers are happy to score a couple. Mid 20s fitness levels and a log are a deadly combo. In crowded surf obviously the person with the most skill and highest fitness should have the pick of the waves. Unfortunately that often tends to end up being all the waves. Particularly if they start frothing and furiously go for everything moving. Scored the best wave in the last set. IfI really push it I can snare this inside one before paddling back out to get the pick of the next set. Then do it again. Pity about every other prick in the water.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:08 pm

Here’s one for Cranked. 15 minutes of Impossibles. Includes some good drone footage.

https://youtu.be/Xm1_QbAQN2w

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:17 pm

Yeah nice foamy!

A lower tide would have been better.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:07 pm

So from an investment point of view……not that I’m planning on doing any…….how long do you reckon you could conceivably keep a surfboard from deteriorating. Part of the collectables market rests on the fact that most fibreglass boards are rooted after five years max if they are actually used.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:46 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:07 pm
So from an investment point of view……not that I’m planning on doing any…….how long do you reckon you could conceivably keep a surfboard from deteriorating. Part of the collectables market rests on the fact that most fibreglass boards are rooted after five years max if they are actually used.
Except for Surtechs of course, when the earth is finally cooling down as our sun dims, there they'll be, as new and ready for a surf!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:02 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:07 pm
So from an investment point of view……not that I’m planning on doing any…….how long do you reckon you could conceivably keep a surfboard from deteriorating. Part of the collectables market rests on the fact that most fibreglass boards are rooted after five years max if they are actually used.
Please define "deterioration".
I have a 1992 John Broadhurst board, 9'1" which is still fine.
Naturally a few repairs but it's watertight and awesome to ride.

Ridden consistently until 2003 then in rotation with a John Sojoski board until 2017.
A bit less often since then only because I got old and wanted more volume.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:16 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:07 pm
So from an investment point of view……not that I’m planning on doing any…….how long do you reckon you could conceivably keep a surfboard from deteriorating. Part of the collectables market rests on the fact that most fibreglass boards are rooted after five years max if they are actually used.
if it was just an investment point of view then you wouldn't surf it at all

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:55 pm

My Bali next door neighbour Jake pulling in:

https://www.facebook.com/689067266/vide ... 130275158/
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:55 pm

buddy wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:16 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:07 pm
So from an investment point of view……not that I’m planning on doing any…….how long do you reckon you could conceivably keep a surfboard from deteriorating. Part of the collectables market rests on the fact that most fibreglass boards are rooted after five years max if they are actually used.
if it was just an investment point of view then you wouldn't surf it at all
That’s the point. Deterioration if stored. Thirty years?
Most of the really old ones have been restored.
Exposure to sunlight is a major factor.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:57 pm

Cranked wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:46 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:07 pm
So from an investment point of view……not that I’m planning on doing any…….how long do you reckon you could conceivably keep a surfboard from deteriorating. Part of the collectables market rests on the fact that most fibreglass boards are rooted after five years max if they are actually used.
Except for Surtechs of course, when the earth is finally cooling down as our sun dims, there they'll be, as new and ready for a surf!
Lick of paint and good as new.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:50 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:55 pm
buddy wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:16 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:07 pm
So from an investment point of view……not that I’m planning on doing any…….how long do you reckon you could conceivably keep a surfboard from deteriorating. Part of the collectables market rests on the fact that most fibreglass boards are rooted after five years max if they are actually used.
if it was just an investment point of view then you wouldn't surf it at all
That’s the point. Deterioration if stored. Thirty years?
Most of the really old ones have been restored.
Exposure to sunlight is a major factor.
If it’s hanging on a wall/inside an insulated place and not experiencing temperature extremes, apart from the glass discoloration over time, I’d imagine it’d last well over a lifetime.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by channels » Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:25 pm

My mal is in pretty good shape and 16 years old.

Only damage was from the rocks at Raglan but repaired well. Lives in a board bag, hanging on wall hooks when not used. Quality glassing and foam helps.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:37 pm

So the value of old items rests on scarcity and provenance. If it’s a famous surfboard from a famous shaper made at a crucial time and ridden by a famous rider type thing. So an old mal will probably last a lot longer than a HPSBoard simply because of how it was made.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:52 pm

Are you trying to state the most obvious possible things?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:28 am

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:37 pm
So the value of old items rests on scarcity and provenance. If it’s a famous surfboard from a famous shaper made at a crucial time and ridden by a famous rider type thing. So an old mal will probably last a lot longer than a HPSBoard simply because of how it was made.
Beans mate. You’re not that silly. You know the shapers from your era that would demand good money for old boards. Generally I think it’s fair to say that there were no weight requirements for the old mals or indeed the 70’s shortboards that still hold value. They were glassed stronger and some of the shapers are legendary. I think you can get $10000 for an original MP. And people pay crazy money for boards like an “original Lazer Zap shaped by Geoff and ridden by Cheyne.”
It’s mental but good luck to them. I mean like an old Brewer or whatever gives Nick or Steve a hard on would be cool. But spending thousands on a board that you won’t ever ride? My mind boggles with the amount of waves that money could get you.
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