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by Slowman
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: want to swap my 6'0 Firewire FCS FST Spitfire for same in 5'10
Replies: 2
Views: 2592

want to swap my 6'0 Firewire FCS FST Spitfire for same in 5'10

As the title says I want to downsize from my 6'0 Firewire Spitfire in FST construction (parabolic stringer ie. wooden rails) to 5'10 of the same.

I've had mine for a couple of years, there are no dings just a deck depression where my front foot goes.

I'm in Sydney. I'll get a photo up shortly.
by Slowman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

what a bunch of CLINTS!

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by Slowman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

And now there is the saga of trying to claim the travel insurance for the extra cost of missing flights. QBE travel insurance, I'm getting the standard runaround asking for all kinds of documentation which I have supplied and now they want me to go back to Virgin and ask for a refund and get a lette...
by Slowman
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Great posts slow man, those sort of trips are great fun for sure. It's great you can appreciate the locals too, But it's seems a hell of a lot of hassle to surf a 1/3 of box head. Obviously all the other stuff adds. He'll blokes do that trip just to catch fish. Yes you can find local waves just as ...
by Slowman
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

I think I tried betel nut in Taiwan long ago - not really my thing. One of the guys tried the betel nut as was a bit spaced out by it. I guess the one thing about Air Niugini is while they may not get you there on time they do seem to have passenger safety as their number one priority and don't take...
by Slowman
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fingal Bay NSW
Replies: 11
Views: 3989

Re: Fingal Bay NSW

If there are no waves there's always Anna Bay and .... North Stockton... if you're game!
by Slowman
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

The Fishing! Forgive the photos, old mobile phone in the dark! https://i.imgur.com/dZrV3NM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Gr3CYj2.jpg Now I'm not much of a fisherman. Generally speaking I do everyone a favour by not going fishing because not only do I not catch anything no one else with me does either. If ...
by Slowman
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Resort Latitude Zero
Replies: 25
Views: 11545

Re: Resort Latitude Zero

What is expensive? Can anyone gives some prices as an example. Some of the breaks they have access to look unreal.
by Slowman
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Yep, Nusa Left was the jewel in the crown this trip.
by Slowman
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Lou had told us the swell should hit Thursday so we started day 5 with some anticipation of swell. There were a few takers for the morning reconnaissance boat trip. There were signs of movement it was still smallish but the swell was definitely on the rise and we had some waves in the 3' range and t...
by Slowman
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

After the road trip on Tuesday when we finally got back into camp it was almost dinner time. Each night there would be a 3 course meal of soup and breads, a main course buffet and dessert. The menu would be chalked up on the blackboard each afternoon. Soup at 7pm and dinner at around 7.30 or wheneve...
by Slowman
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Tuesday morning (day 3) the swell was small and the winds were wrong for Ral again as they had been yesterday, so Lou the camp manager came around at breakfast and said if we wanted to do a road trip we'd leave at 10 he just needed numbers. Apparently the road trip yesterday had been a success. He h...
by Slowman
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Good story, thanks. Pretty violent culture out there from what I can gather - did you hear about the young couple raped and tortured a couple years back, couple of surfers, shot him with a bow and arrow, tied him to a tree and then raped his mrs in front of him. I hadn't heard but I have now! Here ...
by Slowman
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

I'm 184cm and around 90kg I took 2 boards
1. Firewire Hellfire 6'0 x 20" x 2.5" 31.9L
2. Firewire Hellrazor 6'5 x 19.75" x 2.5" 33.5L
I used my 6'0 nearly all the time, I used the 6'5 when we got Nusa Lefts at about 4-6' for a couple of days. It was like this ...
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by Slowman
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

So did anyone root the mother and daughter? Great read that part of the trip was an anti climax. Any pictures were they bang-able? :\ I should have mentioned the mother was also a grandmother! There is a site for that stuff ya know? After you have been away from women for that long they all start t...
by Slowman
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Nusa Island Retreat (NIR) is quite a cosy set up. It is just a 5 min speed boat ride across a strait from the northern tip of Kavieng Island. Once across there is a 100m separation between Nusa and big Nusa. It provided us with a nice sheltered little cove for the boats. https://i.imgur.com/tVOzqdE....
by Slowman
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34649

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Drailed wrote:So did anyone root the mother and daughter?
:-D-: Well the father and son could have made it a tag team event! And I guess the father in law son in law tag team was never going to happen. One guy brought a drone it could have flown around the room taking photos too.