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by channels
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Stab
Replies: 73
Views: 12900

And here I was thinking that after searching previous posts by brownbann he probably works for the mags and you might be right smnmntl. Best let you get back to reading Waves and buying your new Fanning thongs and matching boardie and tshirt combo.
by channels
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Stab
Replies: 73
Views: 12900

Hey clay, southyboys & brownbann: how about you fuschia off & buy some advertising space like everybody else [If you're not paid representatives of Stab magazine, then my apologies. Actually no, fuschia off anyway. Stab is a piece of shit] Bugger! I forgot having an opinion was allowed on these for...
by channels
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Stab
Replies: 73
Views: 12900

Stab

I've been living O/S for a little while thus the only mags that I tend to see are either ASL or Tracks. The older I get the more I tend to think they cater for the under 25 market and I don't tend to get them very often anymore, pretty much only when I'm at an airport and about to jump on a plane. I...
by channels
Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Sarge
Replies: 47
Views: 10866

Just flicking through the ASL forums and there are some interesting comments from the article's author, Tim Baker & NC. http://www.surfinglife.com.au/phpbb2/vi ... a&start=30
by channels
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Give Him the Title Now
Replies: 130
Views: 21477

Is there any vids of the final day at Cloudbreak floating around? The Globe site is no longer running and with the crappy webcast I barely saw any of the final day.
by channels
Mon May 12, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Weights/Exercises for surfing.
Replies: 35
Views: 7247

Check out the Bra Boys DVD. In the bonus features they have exercises that Mark Matthews does. Not going to make you charge Shippies but still some useful things there
by channels
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What would you ask 'em? A request
Replies: 468
Views: 63810

Carn NC.... more answers!!!
by channels
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: MALDIVES
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

Virtually impossible to do Maldives without the commercial charter or resort. It's nothing like Indo in that respect...
by channels
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Single fin, myth or not?
Replies: 41
Views: 7576

I find that I appreciate the thruster more after having a few sessions on a singly. For me make sure the waves have a bit of length in them so you can get the flow going and not just one turn closeouts. I find that my technique improves after being on a single, I stay lower to the board and tend to ...
by channels
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: F**ked myself in the office!
Replies: 74
Views: 14300

Many years ago, I was working (I should say employed as noone really worked) for a branch of the public service. This one guy in the office was a bit of a pyshotic egomaniac but as it was the public service it was generally tolerated by managers. Not long before a federal election, this guy was spou...
by channels
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What would you ask 'em? A request
Replies: 468
Views: 63810

Bro - Not wanting to get in a slanging match but.... I was the first person to raise the $90 boardshort question. Not an uninformed comment but a question from a surfer on why they cost so much. There was no uninformed comment or an assumption of a $1 cost price. I'm a CFO by day so understand marin...
by channels
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: NDE at North Steyne this morning
Replies: 56
Views: 12428

Been there grazza, I'm doing a stint with work in NZ at the moment living in Auckland about 30 minutes from closest surf beach so limited to weekend surfs at the mo. Had been doing a lot of running and gym work to keep fit. Last winter, I went to Muriwai beach... west coast beachie with 6 - 8 foot s...
by channels
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What would you ask 'em? A request
Replies: 468
Views: 63810

I've been following this one with a bit of interest and looking forward to the responses NC.

Also waiting to see if Grazza was going to ask something; I would have thought he would have a few zingers to raise.
by channels
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What would you ask 'em? A request
Replies: 468
Views: 63810

And how do they balance their grass roots beginnings (picture Gordon Merchant, Bruce Raymond et al) and visions for their businesses when they started with the demands of institutional investors who only want a return on investment? And do they even care?
by channels
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What would you ask 'em? A request
Replies: 468
Views: 63810

Perhaps the panel of surfing journo's already know the answer, and I can probably guess but how much independence and free speech is there in the surf media? Given that publications such as Tracks & Waves (haven't read either in a long time) seem to be more advertising brochures than surf mags and t...
by channels
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What would you ask 'em? A request
Replies: 468
Views: 63810

How about the following -

Apart from the token gestures already done, are they putting any profits towards helping the industry not being so environmentally unfriendly ie The toxicity of the modern day surfboard?

How do they justify a simple pair of boardshorts costing nearly $90?
by channels
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: High speed. Can't turn, won't turn :-(
Replies: 19
Views: 4393

Its all in the technique..... Get on a single fin for your next five surfs and then jump back on your thruster. NC would be a better judge but I have always thought that learning on a thruster meant that you kind of skipped a stage of your surfing development. Having said that, there's shitloads of ...
by channels
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Scored some good waves (pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

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