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by ctd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?
Replies: 25
Views: 854

Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

In the 1980s/1990s my father in law had open heart surgery 3 times to replace blocked arteries, months of recovery etc Now they just shove stents in to keep the arteries open. He is 84 or thereabouts and they gave him one just last year, overnight stay. I think that was his 3rd or 4th. No way could ...
by ctd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 315
Views: 47732

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

You reckon 2.7L will make much paddling difference? Flatter rocker though, I guess
by ctd
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 364
Views: 27385

Re: Kelly's wave.

dude, you ocean or pool?
by ctd
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3042
Views: 188386

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Anyone read 'the critical surf studies reader'? https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-critical-surf-studies-reader The evolution of surfing—from the first forms of wave-riding in Oceania, Africa, and the Americas to the inauguration of surfing as a competitive sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics—traverses the...
by ctd
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 364
Views: 27385

Re: Kelly's wave.

I've tried to find a similar sport to compare with; it is maybe similar to skaters who stay in the same park their whole lives, but even they have the benefit of different objects and runs etc. Maybe the same half-pipe? . playing a golf course vs a driving range. You are still hitting the golf ball...
by ctd
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1445
Views: 126531

Re: Midlengths

nup
by ctd
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 3056

Re: Operation

I've seen a lot of of beginner/getting back into it swimmers recommend the 0 - 1650 program http://ruthkazez.com/swimming/ZeroTo1mile.html But you might want to take it a bit easier, maybe double the length of the program (ie week 1 = 1/2 the recommended distance for week 1, week 2 = week 1, week 3 ...
by ctd
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3042
Views: 188386

Re: Just general surfing stuff

OK, and weight restrictions for surfers too. We want them svelte and glamorous Depends whether you want WSL surfers to be aspirational (svelte and glamorous) or relatable (in which case, we need a fat percentage minimum. Say 22.5%, so the average surfer can relate). I realise that would ends Carrol...
by ctd
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 2642

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

I thought the exchange rate was much closer to 1:1 Me too. I see that kind of money as reasonable. Average daily wage is F$10 - 30 per day, there's room for a gigantic profit on F$250 for half a day; you could pay 20 fijians half their daily wage rate for the easiest job they are ever going to get....
by ctd
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 2642

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

The enjoyment remains long after the cost is forgotten.
by ctd
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 2642

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

steve shearer wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:10 pm
$230 for a half day?

Thats rich.
230 fiji. AUD140. Still not cheap but cheaper!
by ctd
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3042
Views: 188386

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Hatchnam wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:00 pm
Recommendations for a waterproof digital watch for surfing that's under $100 that "lasts" and won't fog up if taken in the shower ? Can't be bothered taking a watch on and off, once it's on it fkn stays on.
g-shock on special $60 approx

http://tinyurl.com/yctb72fj
by ctd
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 162931

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Fangtail - looks unsurfable but interesting

https://m.facebook.com/100011653483168/ ... 055611564/?
by ctd
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1445
Views: 126531

Re: Midlengths

by ctd
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3042
Views: 188386

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The one I linked is 50m water resistant so totes fine https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.thrillist.com/amphtml/gear/what-your-watch-water-resistance-numbers-mean I had one I used for swimming laps. It lasted about 6 months with lots of button pushing. I bought a 'surf watch' at 70% off; its still w...
by ctd
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 3042
Views: 188386

Re: Just general surfing stuff

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mens-Waterpr ... 2295230062

just buy 20 of them, they will last a few months each but still work out cheaper.
by ctd
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 162931

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/waterfall/miscellaneous-goods/surf-board-shaped-by-michael-peterson/1155535762 Seller's description Surf board for sale, I was told by a person to sell it for $500. Shaped by Michael Peterson, who I was told is now dead. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kurri-kurri/sur...