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Re: Guns.

Post by kayu » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:53 pm

steve shearer wrote: it's made in Asia, and I benefit from the cheap labour, same as surfboards.
The concept that buying a product from Asia is beneficial , is debatable at best .....the more people that buy Australian-made the more genuine benefit there is . Every country should support it's own manufacturing , before supporting the manufacturing of another country. The biggest benefit is that everyone in Australia , and the Australian economy in general , benefits far more from having low unemployment , and a strong productive manufacturing sector....not just in the surfboard industry , but every industry.......another benefit , is that the quality of Australian-made is generally far higher than an imported product , and far better value in real terms......on a more personal level , surrounding yourself with el-cheapo sub-standard junk , will erode your quality of life in general , and lower your personal standards . There are so many top quality Australian made products that are no longer available , since people became convinced (by media campaigns) , to buy imported trash , instead of good quality Australian-made products . Go to your local tip , and check out the mountains of imported junk , that doesn't last because of its poor quality......not buying Australian-made , to save a few short term $$$'s is the economy of nincompoops.

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Re: Guns.

Post by Rustt » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:36 pm

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Picked this up in Ulladulla , a paddling machine :-D-: 8'8"x21 1/4"x3 3/8"

Surfed it last weekend at Golf course just to see how handles, quite easy to turn and did I mention it is a paddling machine!

It's made for medium/ large point break surf, but should also be good for the reefbreaks I surf at home being able to paddle in early :)

Loving this south coast sunshine.

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Re: Guns.

Post by marauding mullet » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:41 pm

Nice Crustt, you gonna surf that as a quad mostly?
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Re: Guns.

Post by Rustt » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:03 pm

Yeah, mainly 4 but I'm buying my first set of thruster fins in 8 years as I'm told it will go better as a thruster when it's a bit wild and choppy.

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Re: Guns.

Post by steve shearer » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:11 pm

love the look of those KB guns.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Guns.

Post by diggerdickson » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:19 pm

Very very nice
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Re: Guns.

Post by Rustt » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:46 pm

Had a go on the 8'8" @ Rincon on Tuesday, she fly's :-D-: Was a bit small for it but was heaps of fun.
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Picked this one up for a mate , 7'5"x19 3/4"x2 3/4"
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Re: Guns.

Post by steve shearer » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:14 am

sweet.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Guns.

Post by marauding mullet » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:41 pm

Got today 7' 4" x 19 3/4" x 2 3/4"
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Re: Guns.

Post by marauding mullet » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:43 pm

Who's this Rustt bloke up there? ^^^^ :-D-: :-D-:
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Re: Guns.

Post by black duck » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:00 pm

marauding mullet wrote:Got today 7' 4" x 19 3/4" x 2 3/4"
How much use would you get for a board like that MM?
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Re: Guns.

Post by marauding mullet » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:14 pm

At this stage I'll have to build up to it Duck, due to minimal time in the water over the last 2 years, but that's behind me now I'm settled at last.
I'll use it anyway on days I would have surfed my 6'7" just for the paddling advantage being an old fella and it's not uber gunny at 19 3/4"
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Re: Guns.

Post by Rustt » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:19 am

marauding mullet wrote:Who's this Rustt bloke up there? ^^^^ :-D-: :-D-:
Like you I needed a name change, everyone knows me as crustty round my coast so I needed throw them off the scent a bit :lol: I came to the realization the other night, I was half pissed and I posted a picture of a chick that was booked at our place, someone mentioned current affair and it got me thinking of the legal side of things, also the moral side as it was a bit stupid to put the poor girls photo on the net, so I took it down and got Trev to change my name.

Nice board, used to hate Gravelles boards but the last 10 years he's been constantly making good boards.

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Re: Guns.

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:39 pm

Your secret is safe with us "Rustt"
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Re: Guns.

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:41 am

kayu wrote: Every country should support it's own manufacturing , before supporting the manufacturing of another country.
kayu by that logic, "Australia" would barely exist. Its corollary is this: Every country should support its own raw materials production before supporting the raw materials production of another country. This would have doomed pretty much the entire postwar Australian economy, along with fcuking up Japan's and Germany's post-war recoveries, the UK's (albeit slower) recovery, and China's modernisation, which has driven Western consumer economies for over 20 years.

Australian board makers are doing well these days because they responded so well to the challenge posed by Asian sourced imports. The imports asked a question via the customer base, and the board makers -- via pressure on blank makers and other materials suppliers, via improvements in their own manufacturing methods, and via selective embrace of modern sales technologies -- answered "yes".

Along with their own skills, they are using machinery made in Asia and Germany, materials sourced from foreign petroleum derivers, cad cutting software written in Pakistan and India, and a fair few of them are employing kids on student visas from Europe and Japan. They are also selling boards and IP in a range of nations worldwide.

The world works better when everyone's involved. We can't really go backward on that.

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Re: Guns.

Post by Beanpole » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:19 pm

Don't tell Steve.

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Re: Guns.

Post by Davros » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:23 pm

Or Trump.

Trade is about comparative advantage and the capital inflows and outflows that support the bid prices for the traded currency. That is to say it's better buying some products and services from other countries.

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Re: Guns.

Post by black duck » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:05 pm

Davros wrote:Or Trump.

Trade is about comparative advantage and the capital inflows and outflows that support the bid prices for the traded currency. That is to say it's better buying some products and services from other countries.
Yeah but none of it really makes any environmental sense, does it? How can you buy a can of Italian tinned tomatoes (unrinsed) at Coles for $1.20? How the fcuk does the economics add up when you have to grow them in Italy, feed them, spray them, pick them, send them, design the labels, can them in metal containers, truck them, then ship them across the world, truck them again, distribute them, shelve them and then sell them for $1.20???
The real costs are embedded in other things or there is exploitation to the detriment of producers or the environment. Economies of scale don't play enough of a factor to justify the prices we pay for stuff. It doesn't fcuking add up. and to think after all that that Sments pours half of it down the sink.
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