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by 2nd Reef
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3450
Views: 230320

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I agree, the model and the product are set and they've made few changes to those. However, to make the biz model work they need eyeballs and since writing those first articles I've been watching their online strategies - the means to increase those eyeballs - pretty closely. Some things are simply l...
by 2nd Reef
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3450
Views: 230320

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Media strategies I'm referring to. How they've utilised social media to expand their reach. I noticed a subtle shift not long after the WSL came on and they began to cast their net, not just over 'pro surf', but over anything to do with surfing. Sounds small but they repositioned themselves as the o...
by 2nd Reef
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3450
Views: 230320

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Ha...I didn't even get a letter from Sophie.
by 2nd Reef
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3450
Views: 230320

Re: Just general surfing stuff

WSL viewers have been slowly rising the last few years. Not a great amount but the upwards trend is easily tracked via the link management platforms the WSL uses. Quantification ain't rock solid using this method but the trend is. The good thing about it - link tracking that is - is you can also see...
by 2nd Reef
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: The big NE swell this weekend
Replies: 136
Views: 31003

Re: The big NE swell this weekend

Stiff cross/offshore . Yep there is and was a left breaking the other side of the point. Uncontested, empty, but even more wind affected as it's more exposed (doesn't wrap into a point) Rode my eight foot pintail. Went well, but in hindsight I'd have probably caught more waves on the seven foot out...
by 2nd Reef
Tue May 03, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: What shortboard
Replies: 38
Views: 9677

Re: What shortboard

I'm riding it as a quad with FCS H2 front fins for extra lift, and on the rears I'm using the front fins from an FCS AM set. Any rear fins with generous surface area and extra rake would be good - it's a short board with little rail line so you want drive. I'm not too bothered about the AMs being si...
by 2nd Reef
Tue May 03, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: What shortboard
Replies: 38
Views: 9677

Re: What shortboard

Firewire Baked Potato LFT 5'7 vs Stacey Return of the Jam 6'0 (both 39L)? Anyone have any experience or thoughts on these two? Looking for a small wave machine that can handle up to head high with some fin adjustments. (39yo 75kg) A 5'7" FW Baked Potato is very generously volumed. I weigh just a co...
by 2nd Reef
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Tell me about quads
Replies: 38
Views: 6136

Re: Tell me about quads

Keen to get back on a thruster to see how it compares - it's been ages since i've ridden a thruster. First thing I noticed was lots more re-entries and snaps, and lots less cutbacks. Agree that you get more speed on a quad which will put you out on the shoulder, but that's only if you take a consta...
by 2nd Reef
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 178191

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Here's something to make up for it 'Boo: Darren Handley's homage to Erle Pederson.

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by 2nd Reef
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 178191

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Nature hates a straight line but I don't know how keen it is on Erle's jet bottom's either.

Still admire them but...
by 2nd Reef
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 178191

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Last week a mate of mine bidded on a "bulk buy" of five boards through eBay. The ad wording betrayed a rubberneck (much like misplaced deck grip does) and the photos were terrible, but he thought he could see some potential. Without making a fuss he lobbed $300 down and won the auction. His hunch pa...
by 2nd Reef
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 178191

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Hatchnam wrote:Lol. Check out what this dweeb's gone and done with tail pads on his board. Haha, fkn toss pot.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/rozelle/ ... 1096706215
Ha ha.."selling because I'm moving back to Canada"...say no more.

You scored any bargains lately Ig?
by 2nd Reef
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1445
Views: 140749

Re: Midlengths

offshore1 wrote:You've got it bass ackwards Mr. Reef
It's spelt 'arse' over here Offy, which makes it barse and amounts to nonsense. Much like riding a light board in heavy waves.
by 2nd Reef
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1445
Views: 140749

Re: Midlengths

You shoulda got the Brewer then Cranked. Not too often you see a good condition RB for next to nix Like you I enjoy riding Tuflites in small, gutless waves. Reckon the added buoyancy works wonderfully in those conditions, however I always struggled in size or chop when a bit of weight helps the boar...
by 2nd Reef
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1445
Views: 140749

Re: Midlengths

Well that's why it's been sitting in the racks and only surfed once in the last twelve months. Anyone see the article on Swellnet or Coastalwatch about vintage board sales. Bagged out a Dick Brewer because it wS a Tuflite. Said people should be aware that the resale value is not there. Now I'm sure...
by 2nd Reef
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Snowdonia Wavegarden
Replies: 130
Views: 13011

Re: Snowdonia Wavegarden

Yesterday I spoke about Wave Garden to a Welsh who travelled home recently, said the day he visited there were SUP's, skis, whitewater kayaks, and random flotsam dotted around the pool. Didn't seem to be much order to it. Also, the wind was blowing dogs off chains so the surface was far from what wa...
by 2nd Reef
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra 78-79 remembered
Replies: 19
Views: 3117

Re: Kirra 78-79 remembered

Cheers Fong, hope you're getting a few hollow ones wherever you are.

Best wave in the world? Maybe. Even after all these years and all these discoveries it's still the benchmark for perfection.
by 2nd Reef
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kirra 78-79 remembered
Replies: 19
Views: 3117

Re: Kirra 78-79 remembered

Dunno, but if it pays royalties I'm sure he'll claim it.