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by packa
Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: So, UV resin for glassing surfboards...
Replies: 4
Views: 3187

Re: So, UV resin for glassing surfboards...

Blank density and sanding, have probably, in my limited experience contributed way more to my issues than using UV catalyst. I use Sunbake UV from shapers in FGI lam resin for the lamination. My cloth is from them too ... 4oz. I glass all boards with 2 x 4oz on the deck and 1 x 4oz on the bottom (pl...
by packa
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 780
Views: 145004

Re: post your modern day sickness

fongss wrote: ... sanders make or break 80% boards anyway ... behind every good shaper ... is a awesome glasser/sander ...
Learning to do my own, that sure has proven interesting ... I've found a connection with the whole process, and weirdly enjoy every step. The sanding is very cathartic for me.
by packa
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 780
Views: 145004

Re: post your modern day sickness

Ok, so the final word on the NPJ - the man just called me himself and we had a good 15 minute chat. The board is 100% handshaped , the lines are from a fly screen gauze he uses to finish the rails off. Neal doesnt always fine sand the rails as he believes the slight grooves allow the resin to sink ...
by packa
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Beyond the blue ...
Replies: 42
Views: 8461

Re: Beyond the blue ...

This might be of interest to people: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/09/30/exercise-prescription-depression-heres-how-it-works Onya Tonks. Personally, exercise, well surfing almost every day, was a huge part of my management plan. I set my work schedule so first meetings were generally neve...
by packa
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 780
Views: 145004

Re: post your modern day sickness

Hey derailed, I can understand ya being bummed having folked out over $1,000 for a board that still has the machine lines showing ... at that price point, I'd be expecting a top quality finish ... But, as far as the performance goes - it's more about its affects on your mind, than it's ability to in...
by packa
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Beyond the blue ...
Replies: 42
Views: 8461

Re: Beyond the blue ...

you've gotta be kidding Appreciate the good intentions icepick, but you'd need a masters in biochemistry to make sense of that, let alone appreciate the significance with respect to mental health status Yes, but, did you note: ... He also, showed me this 'biochemical cycle' and where / how it all w...
by packa
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Cardboard surfboards anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 3211

Re: Cardboard surfboards anyone?

mmm ... more to it? http://responsivedesignstudio.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/quarter-iso-grid-cardboard-surfboard.html and, the guy who has put a lot into the idea: http://www.sheldrake.net/cardboards/index.html ... lot of work gone into his designs and supply. Check out this one for example: http://ww...
by packa
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Port Macquarie
Replies: 13
Views: 3531

Re: Port Macquarie

Trev wrote:
packa wrote:
foamy wrote:I will be in Port for a few days in October, so I would also appreciate some advice.
I'd PM ya, but, no option to do so ???
Just checked all your permissions settings. No reason why not. :-?
the PM button thingy was not there on foamy ... it is now though :shock:
by packa
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Port Macquarie
Replies: 13
Views: 3531

Re: Port Macquarie

foamy wrote:I will be in Port for a few days in October, so I would also appreciate some advice.
I'd PM ya, but, no option to do so ???
by packa
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Beyond the blue ...
Replies: 42
Views: 8461

Re: Beyond the blue ...

Let's start with the basic. If YOU ask someone how they are, or better still "Are you OK?" that is not the end of the conversation. It's just the start, actually, it's probably more likely not even the most important step ... it's what the person says to you in response, how you hear what is said, ...
by packa
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Beyond the blue ...
Replies: 42
Views: 8461

Re: Beyond the blue ...

... this topic comes up on the front page before login, maybe it would get more discussion if it didn't... Hey 'boo ... maybe, just maybe that is actually part of the problem. It is a touchy subject. Sheesh, I've been locked away inside our house avoiding the world due to the effects of Depression ...
by packa
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Beyond the blue ...
Replies: 42
Views: 8461

Re: Beyond the blue ...

When public figures make headline news and there is some 'blitz' on getting help, well it's all and dandy, but, from my perspective it's all crap. I tried to call lifeline ... have done so, three times, in major distress ... on hold all three occasions. What pulls you back from the edge is an indivi...
by packa
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21647
Views: 2343393

Re: Where did you surf today ?

steve shearer wrote: ... and the nature of depression. Would an experience like this one, fully engaged, senses redlining be enough to snap someone out of depression...or is that slow process of shutting down to the world a kind of soul sickness which is unreachable even by events like this? ...
No. No, it doesn't ...
by packa
Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 974283

Re: Ask Carroll

fongss wrote::mrgreen:

We should have a wingnut asking fong thread :D
:-?

:B

Someone hack your account ... wait, a new, ah ... personality forming :roll:
by packa
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 974283

Re: Ask Carroll

fongss wrote:Nick...we need be stupid and human ... honestly. That goes for all us
Speaking for you, yourself and all thirty, ah .... personalities? :roll:
by packa
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: why go so short?
Replies: 64
Views: 24908

Re: why go so short?

because short little stumpy planing hulls are far more efficient speed generating devices ... Correct me. They do not have to be THAT short to work as planning hulls though? Yes, wide and a tad less length than one usually rides, but seeing blokes who are 6ft trying to ride 5'4" boards seems a cycl...
by packa
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 974283

Re: Ask Carroll

Railroad sleeper? :(

He's a dumb phuck, thick as, and wouldn't even feel it. :shock:

But, then again, he does not SUP. Can't be too thick. >><<