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by Slowman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34648

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

How was the place you stayed at Slowman, and the whole package ?(disregarding Air Niugini) Mentone, Nusa Island Retreat was good, I'll get to it, but I'm not finished with Air Niugini yet :d https://i.imgur.com/mz1MG83.jpg Air Niugini's Fokker 100 for island hopping (they fokkered us about). That b...
by Slowman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34648

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

We finally all arrived at the Crowne Plaza in Port Moresby probably at around 8pm. A quick shower and back down to dinner provided free of charge by Air Niugini and 2 softdrinks! The food was pretty damn good in fact. Like going to a hotel buffet at one of the up market hotels like Sharaton on the P...
by Slowman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Wide eyed rubbernecks in South Africa 1980
Replies: 41
Views: 46833

Re: Wide eyed rubbernecks in South Africa 1980

Thanks Mentone, it's a miracle I can see!
by Slowman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34648

Re: Cocunut Spray; The Niugini Experience

Beanpole wrote:What was the airfare to Port Moresby, Slowman?

Dunno Beanpole the package $4100 for 10 days included air fares.
by Slowman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Quad / Thruster ride report - fin advice needed
Replies: 112
Views: 107152

Re: Quad / Thruster ride report - fin advice needed

Ok quad riders, need some advice. Gonna ride my wife's Simon Face Dancer as a quad for a bit of variety. I have some M5's and G3's. Would this set up work? I wouldn't think it would be much good. Unless you are less than 60kg plastic fins are shite (no drive) but even if they were foam core glass i...
by Slowman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Josh Dowling Designs
Replies: 1818
Views: 410860

Re: Josh Dowling Designs

He's busy on my board currently! I haven't hassled him too much ...well not at least for the last hour
by Slowman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience
Replies: 62
Views: 34648

Coconut Spray; The Niugini Experience

I just got back from a trip to PNG (11/02/2015). We had surf every day which was pretty good. The first 2 days were small and average around the islands, so for the next 2 days we did road trips down the main island of Kavieng and scored 3-4' glassy waves both a left and a right. Then the predicted ...
by Slowman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Wide eyed rubbernecks in South Africa 1980
Replies: 41
Views: 46833

Re: Wide eyed rubbernecks in South Africa 1980

why can't I see the photos?
by Slowman
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Wide eyed rubbernecks in South Africa 1980
Replies: 41
Views: 46833

Re: Wide eyed rubbernecks in South Africa 1980

Gotta love the Saffies. I've met a few in my travels and formed enduring friendships with them. The Boers are funny as fuck with some of their perceived lack of finesse and manners. If you want to get rid of some door to door ijit get the Boer to answer the door! Great story MM, definitely think abo...
by Slowman
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Indo Straw Hat or something else?
Replies: 7
Views: 3849

Re: Indo Straw Hat or something else?

Tried the straw hat for PNG, 'ken good in the rain. Like an umbrella. Didn't blow off in the speed boat trips to the breaks either. Bit of pain carrying it around though if you don't want to wear it. You need to tie it to your bag. Left it the surf camp.
by Slowman
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Indo Straw Hat or something else?
Replies: 7
Views: 3849

Re: Indo Straw Hat or something else?

Just wondering what folks preferred and why for sun protection in the tropics. I don't really like wearing hats that much, they seem to make my head itch where the headband sits so I'm guessing the lighter they are the better, so it just kind of sits there. I'm guessing the straw is the lightest? H...
by Slowman
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: FCS Quads - What are you using ?
Replies: 272
Views: 129203

Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

So I'm wanting my quad to behave closer to a tri than a twin so to speak in that I'd still like some pivot in the pocket and I understand fin placement is crucial for this , but is the inside foiled fins or old standard flat inside going to affect this at all ? Anyone tried rusty FCS Quad set ? Fro...
by Slowman
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: How to protect wounds from infection
Replies: 20
Views: 6585

Re: How to protect wounds from infection

You must be an Indo surf guide :D this my guide too reef cuts buy a lime cut the lime rub lime toughly all over wound making sure you squeeze as much lime juice you can into it than :arrow: scream in pain cry like a girl scream some more follow these steps exactly trust me...that's how I do it :oops:
by Slowman
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - BOARDS & STUFF (incl Lost & Found)
Topic: New 7S Quattro quad swallow tail 6'3 x 19 3/4" x 2 1/2"
Replies: 0
Views: 4281

New 7S Quattro quad swallow tail 6'3 x 19 3/4" x 2 1/2"

New 7S Quattro quad swallow tail surfboard 6'3 x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2. $350 with plastic fins (MR-TX/M5). Purchased new just after I had my hip resurfaced (July 2011, so it's old but unused) and was out of the water for 6 months. I also bought a couple of other boards and never rode this one when I got ba...
by Slowman
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Check out Chenggong
Replies: 17
Views: 5920

Re: Check out Chenggong

There is also DongHe just 10mins down the road...it's the Trestles of Taiwan
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by Slowman
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing Hulls
Replies: 29
Views: 16535

Re: Modern Planing Hulls

No I think what is meant is more curvy outlines, rocker, bottom contour and the fins. From what I can see they don't have a lot of rocker as well as a straighter plan shape.

What kind of fins have you guys been riding in these MPHs?
by Slowman
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Panaitan Island Tours
Replies: 7
Views: 4867

Re: Panaitan Island Tours

Yeah my first surf at Napalms I didn't bother with booties or any protection and ended up on the reef and paid the price. I also got dragged across the reef at Illusions and even cut my face - I bumped a coral head while star fishing over the reef after taking a mid sized wave and finding it followe...
by Slowman
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: getting stuck behind on take off
Replies: 34
Views: 23947

Re: getting stuck behind on take off

lorcar wrote:and to be fully honest, I never understood what Breaking the Ledge means...
I think it is breaking wind extra loud.

Seriously though, good thread. I have some boards that are good for mush but bad for steep take-offs, very flat rockers and full noses are not a joy to paddle into steep hollow waves.