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by purple pyramids
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Yoga/Surf Fitness
Replies: 25
Views: 5516

Re: Yoga/Surf Fitness

all of a sudden there is an influx of pomgolian learner/intermediates coming to live at lennox. pushing up house prices and inculcating our kids with inappropriate geo-political values. what can we do about this as a community and a nation of proud surfers? well you do a good job of talking up the ...
by purple pyramids
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 986778

Re: Ask Carroll

oh man I have no idea. probably surprisingly few. The real number would be how many people have seen it. I would imagine that there are a huge number of surfing households that have a MOTE DVD in the collection. Given pretty much every old surfie would have one plus hipsters and new surfers would p...
by purple pyramids
Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bennett's board for Barack !
Replies: 6
Views: 2132

Re: Bennett's board for Barack !

ctd wrote:
purple pyramids wrote:a 9'6" malibu?
the prime minister of australia gave a copy of a u.s. board to the u.s. president? geez, talk about cultural cringe...
Unless it has a thruster set up.
that would be multiculturalism. not on tony's watch!
by purple pyramids
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bennett's board for Barack !
Replies: 6
Views: 2132

Re: Bennett's board for Barack !

a 9'6" malibu?
the prime minister of australia gave a copy of a u.s. board to the u.s. president? geez, talk about cultural cringe...
by purple pyramids
Tue May 27, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21767
Views: 2389229

Re: Where did you surf today ?

still some waves around this morning. nothing special, pretty fat. but the wind was offshore and the crowd was spread along the beach so i had a peak to myself.
by purple pyramids
Tue May 20, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 986778

Re: Ask Carroll

^^^i once got up early and went for a surf. it turns out to be the the most crowded time of the day. people everywhere! it's much better to wait till they have all gone to work.
by purple pyramids
Tue May 20, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Longboard disgust
Replies: 52
Views: 9133

Re: Longboard disgust

you shortboarders, always complaining. in the old days, before your shapers worked out what they were doing, it was all complaining about kneeboarders going deeper and taking all the waves. now you've at last got a board that can go deep, you start complaining about longboarders. poor shortboarders,...
by purple pyramids
Sat May 10, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21767
Views: 2389229

Re: Where did you surf today ?

pearling is an old-timey term, probably californian.... i guess i picked it up in the 70s. i've often wondered about the origin of the term. maybe it's short for pearl diving...as in going underwater. i started repairing my other board this morning...i've cut back the damaged fibreglass and ready t...
by purple pyramids
Fri May 09, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21767
Views: 2389229

Re: Where did you surf today ?

ok that makes sense... i'm riding a 5'10" swallowtail kneeboard...it's "front foot" style surfing, so no leaning back on the tail. it's my "summer" board. fairly flat rocker and not much concave. my rounded pin that i use in bigger waves is fin chopped and out of action. too damaged for me to repair...
by purple pyramids
Fri May 09, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21767
Views: 2389229

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Braithy wrote:Whadya mean by pearling?
the nose going underwater on takeoff
by purple pyramids
Fri May 09, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21767
Views: 2389229

Re: Where did you surf today ?

i reckon that was more than 4ft...i have now have an extra-long leggie.

if my board is pearling all the time does that mean too late a take off? too short a board for the conditions? crap surfing skills?
by purple pyramids
Fri May 09, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21767
Views: 2389229

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Braithy wrote:It's all relative PP. when they were forecasting 8ft plus reefs @ 15 seconds, and it only gets to 4ft, it's fizzer.
i do have very low standards, it's true.
by purple pyramids
Fri May 09, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21767
Views: 2389229

Re: Where did you surf today ?

there were plenty of solid, sizeable waves around sydney on wednesday and thursday. it might not have been as big as monday's peak, but that was no fizzer.
by purple pyramids
Wed May 07, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: knneboard for loan?
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Re: knneboard for loan?

board sorted out.
by purple pyramids
Wed May 07, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: knneboard for loan?
Replies: 1
Views: 840

knneboard for loan?

does anyone in sydney have a kneeboard i could borrow for a californian who is in town for a few days? i only have one functioning board at moment.
thanks
by purple pyramids
Mon May 05, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21767
Views: 2389229

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Nick Carroll wrote:well frankly I think the next swell (Weds/Thurs) will be a fair bit heavier and thicker.
i should have the car for those days, so i can go somewhere a little more protected...and just watch. i really need to repair my other board.
by purple pyramids
Mon May 05, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21767
Views: 2389229

Re: Where did you surf today ?

the big sets were BIG -- 8', very clean with plenty of time between to paddle out. not crowded.
i spent an hour waiting for the tide to come up and psyching myself into going out. felt a little undergunned on a 5'9".
by purple pyramids
Thu May 01, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: half men need not apply
Replies: 42
Views: 6944

Re: half men need not apply

i thought that was what an alter-ego is, the antithesis? has bewitched lead me astray?...blonde good-witch samantha and alter ego brunette naughty-witch serena.
Beanpole wrote:
purple pyramids wrote:is laird the alter-ego of george greenough?
Probably the antithesis of George.