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by homebush
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Remote car keys
Replies: 42
Views: 8763

Re: Remote car keys

If you have a car with proximity keys, the key needs to be at least a metre away from anydoor or boot button otherwise anyone can just press your door button & open the car & start it. Buy a surf key & leave your proximity key under the bonnet near the passenger side headlight. Again leads to proble...
by homebush
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: rotator cuff injuries
Replies: 21
Views: 5378

Re: rotator cuff injuries

I was unable to surf for almost 1 year after shoulder surgery but when you are ready swimming is the best exercise. Full rotation of the arm with swimmimg action & breathing technique is the way to go
by homebush
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Sunnies
Replies: 55
Views: 9060

Re: Sunnies

Every day use Ray Ban Outdoorsman 2, gold frame with pale green photochromatic lense (never date & awesome quality). In the water for early morning or late afternoon Rudy Project Noize Sailing (Marine Stainless fittings & life time g'tee on lenses. If your eyes are stuffed you don't have any choice ...
by homebush
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.
Replies: 60
Views: 18337

Re: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

I totally agree with this story as I watched from Sir Joseph Banks Park people surfing from the tip of Yarra Bay all the way to where the customs boats used to dock. It would have been around 73 or 74 and the waves were perfect lefts about 2 metres.As you head south on southern cross drive past the ...
by homebush
Tue May 18, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Flexlite boards
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Re: Flexlite boards

try out both styles (i.e Tufflite & Flexlite) before you commit.I have had a couple of both styles & admit that I'm only average ability but flexlite feels to be a far better board. It is amazingly strong but still flexes out of turns where as a tufflite feels so stiff & bounces on choppy surfaces. ...
by homebush
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: 36'C & people wearing steamers ?
Replies: 1
Views: 765

36'C & people wearing steamers ?

Can't wait for winter with so many people wearing steamers at the moment. August will be so uncrowded as surely these people won't be wearing 5/6 rubber & booties in Sydney ?
by homebush
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: widowmaker and bonzers
Replies: 21
Views: 4056

Re: widowmaker and bonzers

Have recently got my 3rd Rusty "Piranha". This one in EPS/Epoxy 6'6" x 21" x 2 1/2". Board is much faster than a thruster but does'nt turn as well. This would not suit young gun but as I'm over 50 it is a really nice cruisy board without getting into something way bigger. C5 fin set-up looks strange...
by homebush
Sun May 31, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: correct paddling technique?
Replies: 217
Views: 141057

Re: correct paddling technique?

Nick,
I wish you had mentioned this technique back in the mid 60's. Would have saved me the surgery on 9/12/08. Doc says with following all therapy course to the letter September may a good time to attempt surfing again. Thanks for the info. Am going to celebrate the event with new board
by homebush
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Forgotten Board Brands - Downunder Surfboards
Replies: 66
Views: 16716

I can remember going into Waltons at Bankstown to see the Shane pop-outs sold next to the Winchester rifles circa 1970, I also remember going to the Age shop between Lakemba & Wiley Park train stations to buy some matting and resin. This purchase was to destroy a perfect Bill Wallace 7'6" pin tail w...
by homebush
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: shark at Manly today
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

shark at Manly today

any of you guys see the shark trying to beach itself at Manly today. 2 people from Oceanworld went out in the surf clubs rubber duckie & tried to catch it with a fishing landing net ? The shark looked at least 5' long so I don't know what they were going to do with their butterfly net. Looked pretty...
by homebush
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: local shapers vs big names..
Replies: 179
Views: 36054

I can't believe that I've never seen the guy's from M8R8 testing their boards on the Parramatta river at Sth granville every time the rivercat goes past. Awesome pearlers or is that waves at Sth Granville point. The thrill of standing on a fibreglass vessel gliding towards mecca powered by the swell...
by homebush
Sun May 25, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: FIJI 08 " SICKEST EVENT ON THE PLANET " crook webc
Replies: 13
Views: 3449

wet sandwich live streaming must be cheap or otherwise Globe have been dudded just like us
by homebush
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: An alternative to a fish?? Eggs? Diamond tails? etc
Replies: 44
Views: 10767

Logs, eggs and alternatives

For the guys over 50 you may understand. 1st board after standard thruster (not wishing to go mal path) 6"6" McCoy Nugget. Nice board but a bit of a flat skatey feel. Trade for a Rusty Piranha C5 6'7", great board but cut in two by mal riding tourist. Replace with 6'6' Rusty C5 again but now find it...
by homebush
Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bondi Beach Pics
Replies: 13
Views: 2799

some of those softboards look bigger than 5'11" or has that rule changed
by homebush
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Who buys a new board from a surf store?
Replies: 51
Views: 7630

I have been buying boards for over 35 years & about 85% would be off the rack, the rest custom or self made or glassed. As you get older your requirements change due to your flexibility & physical condition so you may want that nice looking shortboard under your arm but in fact your board is 1/2" th...
by homebush
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Small wave board (tuflite?)
Replies: 30
Views: 9640

I went from standard thruster to McCoy Nugget, then Rusty Pirahna twice then Byrne Easyrider to now Rusty T2 Flexlite & I can honestly say that you should up date every 6 months. Technology is changing so fast that a Satnav is now only $250 where as 1 year ago it was $995
by homebush
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Which brand/make of board are you riding?
Replies: 219
Views: 50075

which brand/make board do you ride

Rusty 6'6" T2 Flexlite. Being over 50 yrs & 80 kg this board suits me perfectly as it has that extra flotation to carry my middle age spread & lack of fitness but it still performs like a good shortboard
by homebush
Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How far from the beach do you live ?
Replies: 107
Views: 13739

how far from the beach do you live

when i was born my parents were caretakers of a 125 acre Tea-Tree property on Old Pittwater Rd ( behind where Waringah Mall is now).When I was 2 they moved to Greenacre ( when it was a ex-digger,God fearing, white caucasian domain, how times change). I now live in Homebush ( first racecourse in Sydn...