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by Cranked
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Padang Padang
Replies: 18
Views: 6489

Re: Padang Padang

Thanks James, glad someone appreciates them, I can watch that wave forever on a good day. Probably got another 30 or so good ones. They are not so cropped on a bigger monitor. Here's more: Not so fussed rider: http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/S0372173.jpg http://i1...
by Cranked
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Gough...pity he didn't surf.
Replies: 16
Views: 4457

Re: Gough...pity he didn't surf.

I was just watching everyone reminisce,spout anecdotes and so forth, on the Drum, I was waiting with bated breath for someone to refer to, if only obliquely, to this: Remember Goughs famous comeback line when a member of the opposition during a parliamentary debate, finished his speech with '' and t...
by Cranked
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Gough...pity he didn't surf.
Replies: 16
Views: 4457

Re: Gough...pity he didn't surf.

I agree wholeheartedly with those last comments from Kayu, Foamy and Nick. Politics now seems sordid and pathetic with no vision and no leadership, unlike the idealism that seemed to permeate the very air when the "Its Time" campaign was rolling, things were exciting, something was happening. Is tha...
by Cranked
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Padang Padang
Replies: 18
Views: 6489

Re: Padang Padang

This sequence is for Andy; I think frame number 5 is the one that he'll like best though. http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/S0801375.jpg http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/S0801376.jpg http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTra...
by Cranked
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Padang Padang
Replies: 18
Views: 6489

Re: Padang Padang

Swell jacked a bit... into the vortex: http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/S0701323.jpg http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/S0701324.jpg http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/S0701325.jpg http://i151.photob...
by Cranked
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Padang Padang
Replies: 18
Views: 6489

Re: Padang Padang

A few more: http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/S0362169.jpg http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/S0362170.jpg http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/S0362171.jpg http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/David...
by Cranked
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Padang Padang
Replies: 18
Views: 6489

Padang Padang

Got a few pics of Padang Padang in the last few weeks. I'll post a few at a time. Set the scene: http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/DSCF2158.jpg http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Padang%20Padang/DSCF2163.jpg Pull in http://i151.photobucket.com/album...
by Cranked
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1408923

Re: Ask Carroll

Nick, how big is this wave? http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/DavidTravis/Bali%20Early%202014/IMG_0383.jpg The reason I ask is I don't want to seem even more of a kook than I am when talking about wave size with my peers. To help you along a bit I measured the wave on my monitor using my trust...
by Cranked
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1408923

Re: Ask Carroll

On no, I can just see the synapses slowly firing, the light bulbs flickering. But hey, don't look at me! I really am me... was me?... will be me? Identity is such a nebulous thing. Perhaps I'm a reincarnation and I don't even know it. I don't think I could take over the mantle of loofy in any case. ...
by Cranked
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Meyerhoffer shortboard
Replies: 22
Views: 7625

Re: Meyerhoffer shortboard

It is only possible to do that on a modern shaped longboard. They are not real longboards and are not surfed like a longboard, they are surfed like a shortboard, totally negating any reason to be riding a longboard other than the rider is lazy and uses the extra length to catch more waves. Traditio...
by Cranked
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Meyerhoffer shortboard
Replies: 22
Views: 7625

Re: Meyerhoffer shortboard

Andy, by what epistemological skulduggery do you arrive at that fact? Sure, a manoeuvre first performed and made popular by short borders, and one more rarely performed by longboarders, but when done the degree of difficulty and commitment is higher and the result more spectacular By the way I don't...
by Cranked
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: What's happening with Forum since Pozible Don??
Replies: 109
Views: 23272

Re: What's happening with Forum since Pozible Don??

Gees, the only good thing about surf forecasts is that they often get it wrong; we don't want accurate ones do we?
by Cranked
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Meyerhoffer shortboard
Replies: 22
Views: 7625

Re: Meyerhoffer shortboard

andy2476 wrote:
Except it's a shortboard manoeuvre
You're quibbling Andy.
by Cranked
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Meyerhoffer shortboard
Replies: 22
Views: 7625

Re: Meyerhoffer shortboard

Well, I too was almost provoked to laughter by that design. A few days ago there was a bit of swell (just south of Perth not MR), mainly shortboarders in the water, and this dude on a 9' Meyerhoffer took off on a set wave (6' face at least) only just made the drop it was so steep and late, cranked a...
by Cranked
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: surfboard agency boards
Replies: 80
Views: 61060

Re: surfboard agency boards

unclethirsty I'm not a big guy, but I'm old, 63. I was nearly 90kg about 3 years ago but I'm 76kg now and still losing weight. I'm not hard on my boards, but as I said, I often need to duck dive the fcukers, which means really driving my knee into the deck. And you just can't help it if a baggage ha...
by Cranked
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: surfboard agency boards
Replies: 80
Views: 61060

Re: surfboard agency boards

Beery, I think you get used to the feel of a board, so I don't find them corky, but anyone coming from a 25-35l PUPE certainly would. They are not as corky as the Surftechs though, I think the ultra stiffness of the Surtech sandwich translates as a corky feel. The corkiest feeling board for me was a...
by Cranked
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: surfboard agency boards
Replies: 80
Views: 61060

Re: surfboard agency boards

Yeah Beanpole, you could be right about that wide tail, that's why I played it safe and went for something narrower for bigger, hollower waves; the 6'10 has a much narrower tail, 17" rather than 17.25" :-D-:
by Cranked
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: surfboard agency boards
Replies: 80
Views: 61060

Re: surfboard agency boards

I don't know El Rancho. They seem to be pretty well panned by everyone in the industry, except though, for the people who have actually ridden one. But maybe there is a comparison in that they are both easy to ride and suit a wide range of conditions, albeit by using completely different design feat...