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Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Webber Afterburner, Fatburner & Spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 3152

Webber Afterburner, Fatburner & Spoon

Has anyone tried any of these designs? I was looking at them on the racks in a shop the other day and whilst I have never bought a stock board the bottom concaves looked quite interesting. Someone did tell me though that these are mass produced in Thailand or China and there are quality problems occ...
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Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Tom Curren '92 J Bay best surfing footage ever?
Replies: 17
Views: 3734

Re: Tom Curren '93 J Bay best surfing footage ever?

Doubt if it was the best surfing ever recorded.......but, f##k, it was bloody good. Watched it on the original Search vid in 94' which was enough to inspire me to go to J Bay in 95'.......... Was that the one where Curren does the one-footed, layback tailslide thing on an 8 foot wave? I distinctly ...
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23960
Views: 3846692

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I did make it out of the city, to a place I'll call "Bert's (old) backyard". Fattest, most gutless waves in the west, but I still like it for the down the line speed you can get when they line up. I haven't surfed there yet, I've heard it needs a swell like yesterday to start lining up? I've been t...
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Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23960
Views: 3846692

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I reckon I could be a good surfer if I had access to good waves. But I don't, and I'm not. I got one today at dirty water/stinking air wedge place that was really good. Wave lined up, I got lots of speed, section loomed and I pulled an air/floater thing, bit more speed and a big 180° cutback/snap t...
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Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 23960
Views: 3846692

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I did the mission down to Black Point maybe 15 years ago. I haven't lived in WA for nearly 7 - 8 years now but in those days it was the full 4WD mission to get to. Really isolated, demanding wave and if you want to talk periphery sharks, that is the place! But from what I hear, it's rarely crowded. ...
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Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Hawaii in October?
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: Hawaii in October?

My guess for what it's worth: The philippines are having a pretty weak year typhoon-wise, and since early season Hawaii depends on Philippine typhoons going extra tropical and flaring up near Japan, I reckon Oct in Hawaii will be pretty bitty. But fark, maybe you're not after crazy 12-15' bombing W...
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Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Hawaii in October?
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Hawaii in October?

Got two weeks off in early October and its my turn to pick the destination and I'm thinking its time to try Hawaii. A lttle concerned though that it's too early for North Shore and too late for the south side, anyone have any thoughts? And if I will get dudded for waves, anyone got a warm water sugg...
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Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Flexibility
Replies: 14
Views: 3172

Re: Flexibility

I used to do a "Yoga for surfers" routine in the North Steyne club house and this did amazing things for my flexibility. The big benefit I used to see out of it was an increased (albeit slight) chance of recovering from doubtful turn.
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Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: G Land Pro old footage
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Re: G Land Pro old footage

i was managing the mona vale surfection during that time and became buddies with chris gallagher , through barton lynch, chris was struggling with his boards and not making any heats . i got him in contact with maurice cole who produced a bunch of epic boards for him. he went to w.a and won or came...
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Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing Super LEague is GO!
Replies: 39
Views: 6056

Re: Surfing Super LEague is GO!

Yeah good point Podge, I will be very interested to see what waves they choose for the tour. They are saying 8 events - May to September, so no Hawaiian event? Mostly southern hemisphere waves? May - Shipwreck Bay, New Zealand June - Margaret River, Australia June - J-Bay, South Africa July - Hollo...
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Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surfing Super LEague is GO!
Replies: 39
Views: 6056

Re: Surfing Super LEague is GO!

The cricket IPL of surfing?
by channels
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Lakey Peak
Replies: 13
Views: 8198

Re: Lakey Peak

How crowded is it getting there in peak season now? 30+ on the peak?
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Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quad vs Twinzer
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Quad vs Twinzer

Back in the early 90's, Martin Potter and a few other were telling the world how good Twinzers (some sort of four fin designs) were but a couple of years later were all back on thrusters. Anyone know the design differences between a quad and a twinzer and how has the quad fixed the apparent deficien...
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Fri May 22, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: New zealand - June/ july
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: New zealand - June/ july

Think Vicco in winter and then some...

At a minimum you want a 5 mil wettie, hood, booties and gloves. To give you an indication, this weekend's forecast is a 9 degree maximum, 1 degree minimum and the wind chill from the south to effectively knock another 5 or 6 degrees off those temps.
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Mon May 18, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: TakeAPoo - 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 4087

Re: TakeAPoo - 2009

When was the last time an event was cancelled due to a lack of swell? Last time I can recall is France in the mid 90's but they had reached the quarters or semi's if I recall correctly. Do they have a backup plan or does everyone who hasn't been knocked out share the points?
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Wed May 06, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wetsuit manufacturer?
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Wetsuit manufacturer?

Thanks for the suggestions guys, my sister has patented a new type of orthopaedic brace for knees and ankles (uses neoprene) and is trying to get it mass produced to take it to market. Apparently Overlocking machines and Blind stitching machines that can be used for comemrcial quantities of neoprene...
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Wed May 06, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wetsuit manufacturer?
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Wetsuit manufacturer?

Hi crew, Does anyone know of a wetsuit manufacturer, based in Australia, that actually glues and stitches the wetties in Australia? Most of the big companies eem to send theirs off to Asia to be made and I'm looking for a loacally based manufacturer with capacity to take on some additional work. Alt...