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by 2nd Reef
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 373159

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Saw on Swellnet that Gee from Chix surf school copped it in the comments section from a few keyboard warriors. Legend lady but doubt a male surf coach would get the same. To be fair, Gee copped it, not about being a woman, but for crowding the surf, which is the standard criticism of surf schools. ...
by 2nd Reef
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 373159

Re: Just general surfing stuff

...and just for what it's worth, I was brought up at Cronulla and now live at Thirroul, two hardcore blue-collar surf towns, yet I've never seen a woman cop a hard time in the surf. My experience means nothing though, from speaking to Bec a large percentage of the wrong-headed behaviour happens when...
by 2nd Reef
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 373159

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Saw on Swellnet that Gee from Chix surf school copped it in the comments section from a few keyboard warriors. Legend lady but doubt a male surf coach would get the same. To be fair, Gee copped it, not about being a woman, but for crowding the surf, which is the standard criticism of surf schools. ...
by 2nd Reef
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Mentawai quiver.
Replies: 317
Views: 16040

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Looks like a quiver decision has been made for me....tried to get a stripped fcs grub screw out of a board and made a right mess of it. anyone had any luck with that before? FCS keys are 3/32, or 2.3mm, Allen keys. You need to get an Allen key the next size up (7/64 or 2.8 mm) and file the edges do...
by 2nd Reef
Tue May 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 373159

Re: Just general surfing stuff

fcukikng. hell, cloudbreak is about to get bombed. Bigly and repeatedly. Aye. Often those S Ocean storms hit one or the other: Cloudbreak or Teahupoo, depending upon which side of NZ they travel. But the last week or so there's been some mightily impressive lows forming below Tasmania, broad and de...
by 2nd Reef
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 373159

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Maybe...one part of me was thinking 'What's wrong with stretching yourself?' It can even be an ongoing lifelong situation, yet Pikelet reached his limits in teeangehood.

But then there's also something to be said about going against the prevailing pressures, and I guess Winton says it.
by 2nd Reef
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 373159

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The last third of nearly all his books are a mess. Agree. I went and saw the premiere the other night and had pre-judged it a stinker because of that, but instead I came away all lightheaded and enthused. Wasn't a great fan of the book, Winton can often lead you into unlikely scenarios yet somehow ...
by 2nd Reef
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4843
Views: 373159

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: 4843
Views: 373159

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: 4843
Views: 373159

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: 4843
Views: 373159

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: 36551

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: 11725

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: 11725

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: 8054

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: 1722
Views: 222102

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: 1722
Views: 222102

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: 1722
Views: 222102

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...