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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat May 25, 2019 6:33 pm

No, I think he’s suggesting you’re a tic tacking shit shovellin buttsmuggler
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat May 25, 2019 7:54 pm

No he is suggesting you are Intermediate

Polebean asked a generic question about this back there somewhere. Truth for me is I do not think the word means anything. There is such a huge gulf between a beginner surfer and a super skilled pro level surfer these days that to try to moderate the gap in some way is kind of impossible. “Intermediate”? More a Dunning-Kruger thing than an actual thing perhaps.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sat May 25, 2019 8:10 pm

Perhaps we could solve this by having a logarithmic scale where, say, learner/beginner is 1 degree of ability, intermediate is 10 times better, and pro 100 times better. Self assessment is, of course, not acceptable
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Sat May 25, 2019 8:33 pm

How about you nick? Happy with your skill set? Reckon it’s a decent return on a lifetime of investment?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun May 26, 2019 6:28 am

Nah, honestly I think I have frittered a fair bit of my life away on it. I do feel fantastic in the water though, pretty fcuken sharp right now.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun May 26, 2019 9:30 am

Me too :-D-:

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun May 26, 2019 9:34 am

Cranked wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 8:10 pm
Perhaps we could solve this by having a logarithmic scale where, say, learner/beginner is 1 degree of ability, intermediate is 10 times better, and pro 100 times better. Self assessment is, of course, not acceptable
So if we look at the Bell Curve we should see the majority of surfers being intermediate trending to the upper end of the scale in places with consistent good surf like Bondi and trailing toward the lower end of the scale at places with marginal surf like the Gold Coast.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sun May 26, 2019 10:16 am

Lol
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon May 27, 2019 5:25 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 7:54 pm
No he is suggesting you are Intermediate

Polebean asked a generic question about this back there somewhere. Truth for me is I do not think the word means anything. There is such a huge gulf between a beginner surfer and a super skilled pro level surfer these days that to try to moderate the gap in some way is kind of impossible. “Intermediate”? More a Dunning-Kruger thing than an actual thing perhaps.
That's where most surfers live though. I guess learners hope to be intermediate as a realistic goal. From my point of view an intermediate surfer could do most basic functional manoeuvres on an average to good wave and might attempt them on a more challenging wave or might attempt something a bit more challenging on a regular wave once in a while. Sure there's degrees of ability within that and young surfers would aspire to be good obviously but most surfers wouldn't get past that level. If they did it would be within a well defined set of circumstances like at their home break for a while.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 27, 2019 7:43 pm

my lawnmower is repaired and ready to pick up tomorrow.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by swvic » Mon May 27, 2019 8:45 pm

😀
I was once a pretty good surfer. Deliberately living on a dole budget diet of rice, weeties and toast combined with keenly contesting club stuff will do that

Then I became responsible, bought a house and lawnmower. The rest is history
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 pm

I'm more n favour of ripping up the lawn and just gardening but the results the same :-D-:
Wasn't Steve getting a goat.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Lucky Al » Mon May 27, 2019 10:44 pm

i plan on improving my surfing self between the ages of 50 and 70. for the next five years i'll just hibernate, save energy and dream.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by swvic » Tue May 28, 2019 7:23 am

My 1st lawnmower was a wide 20” cut and threw grass out the side. Was really good because the house had a big yard of rampaging kikuyu
marcus wrote:and that vicco dude, whatsisname?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue May 28, 2019 7:45 am

We had a Scott Bonnar. Beast of a thing. With about a half acre to mow it was a weekly task on the North Coast in Summer.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by swvic » Tue May 28, 2019 12:52 pm

Overtime, the carburettor became difficult. Had to manually choke it with a stick to start. Stick had to be the right size though (I think it was about 5mm diameter) and the timing before removing it was critical
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 28, 2019 1:06 pm

I could barely get my mower through some of the thick grass and weeds.

thought I'd killed it on several occasia.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:15 pm

I call my mower le bron. It's a twenty year old Gravely commercial walk behind rig.
Would cut through the Maginot Line like a tiger tank through Belgian butter if given half a chance. .

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