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by pinhead
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

Murphys farken Law. Got an email this morning at 05:21 that the Tub is closed due to the massive dust storm that has blown across Victoria from South Australia last night. Understandable though, my pool (fcuk I hate pools) is now a delightful milk chocolate brown and there is reddish brown pools of...
by pinhead
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

buddy wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:52 pm
The perfect tub board?
I think sized right, it'll be the perfect east coast beachie board as well.
by pinhead
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

I guess that’s what they want - you to buy big name boards you normally wouldn’t. Was it standard pu/pe construction? No the hy-fi. Very sparky. I think this arrangement will sell a ton of boards, its a low friction way to try stuff out. Also the rental shop guys are going to learn pretty quickly w...
by pinhead
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

Had another session on the advanced left today. Last time I was there, I had a look through the rental shop - lots of cool looking sticks calling out to be ridden. At only $15 for 2 hrs, I resolved to rent a Holy Grail but alas today there were none in my preferred volume range. The only thing they ...
by pinhead
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

Cranked wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Pinny, it sounds like you're adapting to its quirks and starting to enjoy it, or at least see some potential?
I think so. Will see how I go.
by pinhead
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

channels wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Pinny, I was looking at times for a few work trips I need to do soon.

Were you on intermediate or advanced?
I was on the advanced session.
by pinhead
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

Ok had a better session today only a bit of smoke and no asthma. The facility itself has a contemporary surf retail vibe. It feels like you're on the beach with people getting ready to go out and coming in, boards lying everywhere and so on - but you're not, you're beside a concrete lined swimming p...
by pinhead
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

offshore1 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:55 pm
What's the right board, pinny?
I know I'll be pilloried for this but ... Hypto crypto or Cymatic. Basically something short, that planes quickly, and releases in the pocket.
by pinhead
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

Not a great intro to the Tub - smoke was really bad yesterday - air quality rated very poor. High pollen count triggers my asthma but it didn't occur to me that smoke would do the same so I didn't take a puffer. Was a bit weazy when I got there but decided to go out anyway and had a terrible session...
by pinhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

Yuke Hunt wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:28 pm
So the Tulla Tub has a bit of a dilemma apparently, as the current pumps, filters etc aren't up to spec for chlorine and the Government wants them to upgrade the equipment ... whoops.
I had to sign a form saying I won't wee in the pool.
by pinhead
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

Cranked wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:42 pm
I'm looking forward to your report pinhead. We want a review from the ordinary man, none of that paid-for-comment professional surf journo stuff
Rest assured the review will be very ordinary.
by pinhead
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

buddy wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:47 pm
What board do you have in mind, pinny?
5'7" modern fish. This what I surf most of the time. Will give me a baseline to get a feel for the wave. If it's not too gutless I'll switch to my asym
by pinhead
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

Seen some interesting amateur footage. Looks really crowded in the takeoff area with a full crew out. Waves look a lot more warbly too than all the promo stuff. Found this on the Tube. Surfing starts at 8:00 https://youtu.be/teQ2UmsSkWY Does look warbly. Also notice guys bogging top turns further i...
by pinhead
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Tulla Tub
Replies: 148
Views: 13087

Re: The Tulla Tub

Seen some interesting amateur footage. Looks really crowded in the takeoff area with a full crew out. Waves look a lot more warbly too than all the promo stuff. Found this on the Tube. Surfing starts at 8:00 https://youtu.be/teQ2UmsSkWY Does look warbly. Also notice guys bogging top turns further in.
by pinhead
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 348
Views: 83244

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

I wonder how many shapers use/don't use CAD software? 80% I'd say. There are some who can design in the shaping bay and smash out a shape quicker than a machine or who make handshaping part of their marketing. Machine shapes still take a bit of skill to finish but they do save time and improve repe...
by pinhead
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 348
Views: 83244

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

buddy wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:04 am
Well, MR’s shop is.
MR is the most anal retentive shaper in the world.
by pinhead
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 348
Views: 83244

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

That looks great. That guy rips too. A shape like that with the modern foiled performance rails is probably a bit beyond me for my first go. A chunky 70s/80s style rail like an MR is a bit easier and more forgiving of mistakes I reckon. I measured the placement along the stringer from the imaginary...
by pinhead
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 348
Views: 83244

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

I'm thinking about making a copy of this one:

https://youtu.be/ah_d3qtH2ts

Different animal but the Aipa looks like 9" up.