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by Cranked
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015
Replies: 618
Views: 56955

Re: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015

Look, obviously that leash pull was just a joke.
No doubt the shark had seen similar hijinks in the lineup before and thought it great fun. The poor thing is probably completely fcukin embarrassed by the furore this innocent practical joke has caused.
by Cranked
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015
Replies: 618
Views: 56955

Re: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015

There would be a lot less shark attacks if sharks had hands, but they don't, so being inquisitive they mosey on over and give you a friendly little test bite, unfortunately it severs your femoral artery and you bleed to death, meanwhile the shark wanders off to investigate something else that catche...
by Cranked
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015
Replies: 618
Views: 56955

Re: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015

swvic wrote:I'm no shark expert, but I do know something of genetics - particularly population genetics. The abattoir was not there for nearly long enough to imbed itself into shark genes. End of story
Exactly, but enough time to pass down foraging
behaviour patterns from one generation to the next
by Cranked
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

Well thanks to the Surf Forecast website I've changed to using kJ now, I don't even look at the wave size any more. Wave energy (in kilo Joules, kJ) on the swell forecast tables and maps indicates the power of the predicted waves and can be the most useful guide to how powerful the surf is likely to...
by Cranked
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

Yeah, to my mind there seems to be a dearth of first person accounts of actual surfing. Stuff like: the sunlight glittered and sparkled on the face of the wave, the jagged cliffs seemed an appropriate backdrop as I took that last stroke into the yawning abyss, sheer terror fogged my mind, but I set...
by Cranked
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

Yeah, to my mind there seems to be a dearth of first person accounts of actual surfing. Stuff like: the sunlight glittered and sparkled on the face of the wave, the jagged cliffs seemed an appropriate backdrop as I took that last stroke into the yawning abyss, sheer terror fogged my mind, but I set ...
by Cranked
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick, in the ligh of recent events I think it best that you seek the aid of a the great shark-god of Molokai before the race. From my research I recommend you go to the steep precipice which overlooks Kalaupapa and Kalawao, the present home of the lepers. At the foot of this precipice is a heiau, in...
by Cranked
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

By ranking strategies I think he means the like/dislike beloved by social media, and I guess the number of clicks for a hyperlinks. This is just simple counting, these then have to be opportioned to various categories/types of articles to attempt to discern what people like/dislike so they can be t...
by Cranked
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

By ranking strategies I think he means the like/dislike beloved by social media, and I guess the number of clicks for a hyperlinks. This is just simple counting, these then have to be opportioned to various categories/types of articles to attempt to discern what people like/dislike so they can be ta...
by Cranked
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

 Hossein Derakhshan is his article "The Web We Have to Save" bemoans the impact of ranking strategies: There’s no question to me that the diversity of themes and opinions is less online today than it was in the past. New, different, and challenging ideas get suppressed by today’s social networks ...
by Cranked
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

How many boards do you have again Nick? You've answered this before and the number was so large I only retained an order of magnitude, that is, given a choice of 10, 100 or 1000 boards, then 100 pops into my ailing memory.
by Cranked
Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

Ah, that's exactly the method I use. My wife tries to catch me out sometimes by asking "Is that a new board?" but you soon realise its just a try-on and she doesn't really have a clue.
by Cranked
Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 987311

Re: Ask Carroll

Drailed wrote:My quiver limit of 6 recently got raised to 7.
What did you have to do?
by Cranked
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Best adhesive for sticking down corner of tail pad?
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

Re: Best adhesive for sticking down corner of tail pad?

Super glue No, no, not superglue. The pad is then impossible to remove, it rips and leaves a superglue and pad remnant that you need a fcuking chisel, I kid you not, to remove, said chisel also taking gouges out of your glass deck. A grinding pad may be a better option, but jesus, just don't do it....
by Cranked
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: surfboard agency boards
Replies: 80
Views: 29526

Re: surfboard agency boards

unclethirsty wrote:...how does the tech stand up to a lot of use?
Really well. Feedback from TSA via LBS, "its the strength of 8oz glassed poly with the lightness of 4oz" pretty well sums it up. Still not as durable and light as a surftech tho'
by Cranked
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Best adhesive for sticking down corner of tail pad?
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

Re: Best adhesive for sticking down corner of tail pad?

fongss wrote:Super glue
No, no, not superglue. The pad is then impossible to remove, it rips and leaves a superglue and pad remnant that you need a fcuking chisel, I kid you not, to remove, said chisel also taking gouges out of your glass deck. A grinding pad may be a better option, but jesus, just don't do it.
by Cranked
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21770
Views: 2391175

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Are you on the big 8 foot board Cranked? I had to make an agonising decision this morning Mr P, should I take the 7' or 7'6. After much vacillation I settled on the 7'6, with a hefty 63l of wave catching volume. The results speak for themselves, and seeing I was giving away about 30 years on the ne...
by Cranked
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 21770
Views: 2391175

Re: Where did you surf today ?

What's with the faces? Are you Trev? Well I have to qualify my measurement system because I can pretty well estimate using the Imperial standard foot, unlike the Hawiian foot which seems to be somewhere between 3-6 Imperial feet, depending on the observer, time of day, season or something; or body ...