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by Slowman
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Video of a trained monkey riding a few hollow tubes!
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

I definitely think carpet burns were involved. Not to mention getting strung along for a ride.
by Slowman
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Do any of you have real friends ???????
Replies: 36
Views: 5423

Men Who Hate Poodles And Their Owners :lol: I founded The Shire Fist Running Club for that particular purpose. We meet at Centennial Park at 11am on Sunday mornings and run 15-30 abreast across the fields with both fists extended forward, head on, into those eastern suburbs types walking their pood...
by Slowman
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: How do you define a kook?
Replies: 43
Views: 8152

I'll have a crack at it. A Kook is a surfer with an exaggerated idea of his or her actual surfing ability and importance, and behaving as such, in or out of the lineup. Pretty close Nick but I think that is the definition of a wanker, someone whose ambition exceeds their ability. Apparently politic...
by Slowman
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Buying surfboards overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 5979

... Apparently you need special locks when flying to america or they cut them open? :shock: That's right, the TSA (Transit Secaurity Admin = Totally Stupid Arseholes), will just tear through anything that is locked without any concern for how much damage they do. I have taken bikes in a bike case (...
by Slowman
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Buying surfboards overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 5979

Depending on where you go, Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to pick up quality second hand boards for reasonable prices. Travelling with any board is a tricky business. Recently Jetstar managed to put a 2" x 2" compression in the nose of one of my boards during a flight back from the S...
by Slowman
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Konnichi Wa!
Replies: 49
Views: 8939

I know an island about 3hrs flight south, a former Japanese colony where the water is a lot warmer. A few Japanese do some surf trips there. Tetrapods and sea walls are a feature of Asian coastal landscapes due to typhoons which can at times be quite unpleasant, apart from the obvious benefits for s...
by Slowman
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: New Board
Replies: 7
Views: 2715

Hi, Looks like the board will be ready sooner than I was told. Hopefully not made of chocolate as I'm hoping for Thursday or Tuesday. Is $180 extra reasonable for a spray job that covers most of the deck? Thanks, Mic I think that's a question we've all asked ourselves :lol: for some yes, for some y...
by Slowman
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Wollongong shapers.
Replies: 12
Views: 3137

What do you guys think of the Byrne TC Plus 6'5" x 18&3/4" x 2&5/8"? I was thinking of getting one for surfing more powerful waves than just the usual beach breaks.
by Slowman
Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Pro surfers who don't surf anymore??
Replies: 114
Views: 58162

The MP bio by Sean Doherty was about he saddest thing I've ever read, the best thing about that book was some of the history it went through. True people give up surfing for all sorts of reasons. I nearly gave up surfing for the last 20 years because I've been involved in other sports, cycling and t...
by Slowman
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Night Surfing
Replies: 27
Views: 5688

The Alley at North Cronulla used to be and still is well lit. Can remember staying out until after dark in summer quite a few times, also out at the Point but never intentionally went surfing at night. The whole shark thing worries me. I believe that is when the Sharks hunt and that is why they have...
by Slowman
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Pro surfers who don't surf anymore??
Replies: 114
Views: 58162

tube5 wrote:Gary Green works at Jackson's / Caringbah
And he still surfs.