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by pinhead
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pinhead goes normal
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: Pinhead goes normal

Put AM 1s in front - huge improvement. Just as drivey but much looser. Same area as the old fins. I think the extra rake is the key, it moved the tips of the fronts and backs closer together, so when you put it on rail, the turning circle is shorter.
by pinhead
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pinhead goes normal
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: Pinhead goes normal

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:50 am
Back foot in tbe right spot?
Not sure, I did a couple of big swoopy carves without having to think about where my back foot was, but then I tried to stall for a close out barrel in the end section and got pulled up the face and pitched. Which made me think I should try smaller fronts.
by pinhead
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pinhead goes normal
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: Pinhead goes normal

Had a bit of a dig on Wednesday. 3-4 ft Winki with the odd bomb. A bit of power but too straight and sectiony . Board paddles and catches waves really well, feels nice and flowey, wide sweet spot. Been riding a 5'7" fish the last year, need a bit more time to adjust. Might have gone a bit too big on...
by pinhead
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Localism has gone way too far!
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: Localism has gone way too far!

Nick Carroll wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:34 am
Yeah they should be shot. Especially the 14 year olds.
But Nick - Jetski's!

Also they weren't shot, they were shot at. There's a difference.
by pinhead
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Localism has gone way too far!
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: Localism has gone way too far!

There are a few breaks in NZ with access over Maori land. In the past if you approached the owners and asked for permission you'd be allowed to cross. However a lot of pakeha surfers didn't respect this arrangement and effectively trespassed without permission - which lead to problems at some breaks...
by pinhead
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pinhead goes normal
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: Pinhead goes normal

Nice board. Is the table tallow wood too? Oil is not required unless they get seriously old. If you must....you have to cut it back with turps before applying any oil. I wouldn't though. No the table is Kauri. Was painted grey, looks to be from the 1950's. Mrs Pinhead got it from a Salvo's for $20.
by pinhead
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pinhead goes normal
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: Pinhead goes normal

sweet looking stick. would go unreal with a fuller foil (not sure how foiled out this one is) and as a thruster around here on the points. looks really similar to my 5'11" I use as a step up. heaps of foam out to the rails for paddling, then all performance bottom curves & rocker. Yes I've hidden a...
by pinhead
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pinhead goes normal
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: Pinhead goes normal

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:30 pm
I like the quad placement. What fins?
I'm trying big template fibreglass in front and something upright in the back to start off with. Fronts are PG7s and rears are cut down Slater 2.1 fronts.
by pinhead
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pinhead goes normal
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: Pinhead goes normal

black duck wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Skills Pinny.

BTW - those doors need a bit of oil
They're Tallowwood - I can't find anything that won't wash off.
by pinhead
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pinhead goes normal
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Pinhead goes normal

I've been riding alt shapes and constructions over the last 10 years and felt I needed to get on something mainstream again so I made myself a "normal" board. 5'11" x 19 1/8" x 2.4" 29 ltrs. PU/PE designed in shape 3dx and cut on an APS 3000. Haven't used PE resin before and probably won't again - s...
by pinhead
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Otway is Back
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Otway is Back

Otway is back , living in Austria, and hunting River waves and planning an Atlantic campaign. Believe it or or not the rippleys size depends on rain further up,the alps, currently flat spell, pictures will ensue Over prostate cancer surgery and radiotherapy and an atrial fibrillation event , doing ...
by pinhead
Sat May 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Epoxy boards
Replies: 15
Views: 1949

Re: Epoxy boards

That said I saw an American guy get out of the water yesterday morning with a SD SciFi, the thing had just exploded. I took a close look and was stunned, the lamination was like paper, the apparent “carbon” clearly wasn’t, and the high density foam bar along the board had simply ruptured. The styro...
by pinhead
Sat May 26, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Epoxy boards
Replies: 15
Views: 1949

Re: Epoxy boards

tootr wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Wasn’t a prominent shaper scathing on the construction of those things?

Claimed the ‘carbon’ was black paint etc .
Prominent shapers are scathing of any boards not made the way they make theirs.
by pinhead
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1654
Views: 180656

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Couldn't they burn it? Presuming the thing could be 'lit', wouldn't it take a bloody long time to burn? Burning, or removal, would have to be the best option one would think. With all that blubber it could certainly burn. You could attach some sort of wick to it and turn it into a giant scent candle.
by pinhead
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2081
Views: 330465

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

this looks like it. https://independentsurfco.com/products/3x2-tuxe-long-sleeve-chest-zip-steamer really high end feel to it. Everything glued and taped and deluxe. I've never heard of them, anyone else heard of em? Independent = a couple of ex Billabong boys saying to themselves "fcuk this noise, ...
by pinhead
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 61847

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

I used Chris Garrett twins (similar to MR set up, but not exact). Side fins: Height...144mm Base...138mm Rake...191mm Trailer fin: Height...90mm Base...75mm Rake...90mm http://www.chrisgarrettshapes.com.au/products/fiberglass-twin-fin-2-1 The trailer fin tip of the rear base sits 100mm up from the ...
by pinhead
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 61847

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Not sure of the measurements for the fin placements though I can check . What specifically are you interested in knowing the measurements of ? How far up the fronts are Hatchy. "Normal" Thruster set up would be about 10 3/4. There isn't really a normal for twins I think MR had the fronts at 9 1/2 f...
by pinhead
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 61847

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Hatchnam wrote:The dims got sprayed over . 6'2 x 20 3/8 x 2 5/8. About 33-34 litres ? Windswell beachie board for waves waist high to a little overhead
I was just thinking about a very similar board - diamond tail twin with trailer. What are the fin placements?