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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:19 pm

I wonder if Darren Handley provided the tipping point.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:46 am

John John at 12. Remember watching this on Fuel TV at the time.

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https://youtu.be/WMLZBUtcUP4

His mum has a smoking bod.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:45 pm

Had a nice little sesh on my mal this morning, it's a 2 + 1 fin set-up. It's starting to really gel with me and although I'm still trying to master the mal as mals relatively new to me, I'm wondering if it's the fin set-up that gels with me.
I've never really been able to admit it to myself, but I don't think I ever comfortably made the transition from single fin to thruster back in the 80's.
I'm going to try a short board or two with the 2+ 1 and see how it goes. Wish I had though of it a long, long time ago.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beerfan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:32 pm

2+1 is a good all round setup IMHO. And so is twin fin plus trailer too.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:12 pm

The Cymatic looks pretty fun.

https://youtu.be/N103gy21pHk

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:38 am

Above 6'10 is single or 2+1 city.

Cymactic looks like a cake of soap. I remember that snub nose thing Kelly had with the massive single concave, he ripped on that thing. Looks similar.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:40 am

Thud wrote:
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Above 6'10 is single or 2+1 city.
I knew it! Smallest board I have is 6’ 7”
I’m going shopping
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:41 am

Check out the Jye Byrnes Crossbreed
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:50 pm

Went for a surf today. Was pretty average about 1pm.

Guy parks next to me in a new Land Rover Discovery, pulls out a new high performance longboard from FireWire (Taylor Jensen TT) puts on a brand new e bomb wetsuit under his brand new hoddie-dressing gown thingy. Had a tide watch.

He couldn't stand up. Didn't catch a wave. Was nervously looking side ways at people paddling into 2ft weak muck. I almost said to him "you know that board has a lot of rocker and is probably much harder to ride than a flat based fish". But I didn't, it would have been patronising, humiliating and his kids probably think Dads "a surfer he's cool". So I left it. And even typing this feel bad for him.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:59 pm

Why would you feel bad for him?
He's clearly got more money than he knows what to do with.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:04 pm

Either seriously deluded and thinking surfing would be easy or he has serious mental health issues. Either way he has too much money

Many years ago I went into the surfshop in Margaret River with a mate who was picking up a custom. Bloke in the shop was in the process of selling a family of 4 new boards, tail pads, wetties, covers, legropes, roof racks and straps. He chuckled in a couple of blocks of free wax
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:15 pm

You see guys there are some things money can't fix. Pride, ego and man's constant assessment of where he sits in any hierarchy.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:24 pm

I'm sure he has that fully covered in his professional and personal life.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:27 pm

And you didn't even say hello to loofy?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:28 pm

Hope he's got a " Life Coach ".

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:34 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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I'm sure he has that fully covered in his professional and personal life.
Who knows. May have been his wife's money. I don't equate wealth with satisfaction. He just looked completely lost. Ah you're probably right.

If I see him again I'm going to ask him for a ride on that board, he can ride my DX 3
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:29 pm

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And you didn't even say hello to loofy?
Beat me to it. :-)(
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am

Most have probably already seen it, but the article by Fiona Capp in Fairfax about the movie 'Breath' is insightful and very well-written.

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/mo ... 0z62g.html

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