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Forum: Free Forum 28th March 2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 83
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Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
The water up here is dirty grey. My sails...

The water up here is dirty grey.

My sails are all covered in sand and sh$te.

The topless 80's chics all died of pneumonia!
Forum: Free Forum 1st March 2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,951
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
The deciding factor should be your back, and how...

The deciding factor should be your back, and how much you need to protect it.

I'm your height (6 ft 3 ins) and tall slim build is prone to lower back problems, especially with age and wear and...
Forum: Free Forum 8th February 2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,144
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
In answer to your question Farlo, if a reasonable...

In answer to your question Farlo, if a reasonable O.D. class really brought in the numbers I would buy into it.

There are very few longboard meets nowadays so I use a Kona 1 as the favoured...
Forum: Free Forum 8th February 2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,144
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
But windsurfing is competitive Farlo. Nobody...

But windsurfing is competitive Farlo. Nobody suggests that longboards should replace what we now have, such as slalom, speed, wave riding, and freestyle, but it is an extra to cater for many who...
Forum: Free Forum 7th February 2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,144
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
We all use slalom boards, we all use wave boards...

We all use slalom boards, we all use wave boards in surf, and we all love it BUT, the death of longboarding that happened for such a time, and the loss of the club atmosphere and fun that went with...
Forum: Free Forum 7th February 2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,144
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Sorry, but your memory fails you. The Bic Be-Bop...

Sorry, but your memory fails you. The Bic Be-Bop was new in 1986, and was tested in Boards mag by Bornhoft and Leonard as the first of the 375's, along with Klepper, Tiga, and Alpha. (Have test here...
Forum: Free Forum 7th February 2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,144
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Ah! Remember it well unregistered. I was on a...

Ah! Remember it well unregistered. I was on a newly bought Bic Be-Bop (1986)

No doubt you also remember the Vinta Roller Coaster races!

(If you're who I think, I bought a New Waves 288...
Forum: Free Forum 15th August 2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,701
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Thanks for the detailed reply Ola, which needs...

Thanks for the detailed reply Ola, which needs consideration.

My problem now is age, so I'm unlikely to want a more radical board to replace my original 74, which is now a bit battered. The...
Forum: Free Forum 14th August 2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,701
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
I don't doubt that the original Evo 74 can be...

I don't doubt that the original Evo 74 can be improved upon Ola. Some the later models did so, but some did not, and were roundly critisized.

It's easy to forget that one of the great features...
Forum: Free Forum 13th August 2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,701
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
That 'taking things to the next level' cliche!...

That 'taking things to the next level' cliche! Isn't that what every new board does?

If year on year you keep 'evolving' the shape of the Evo you may eventually end back where you started,...
Forum: Free Forum 12th July 2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,893
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Your weedfins have a good reputation Wolfgang,...

Your weedfins have a good reputation Wolfgang, but I don't think many of our locals would want to splash out on a new quad waveboard if it proved necessary to replace all the fins with weeders.

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Forum: Free Forum 7th July 2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,893
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
None of our locals have yet bought multi-fins,...

None of our locals have yet bought multi-fins, but even with smallish single fins on our wave boards (Evos and the like) we sometimes have problems.

The worst culprits are those lousy long...
Forum: Free Forum 26th June 2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,893
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Weed on FIns

Our local spots are littered with strands of sea weed after any surf/big sea scenario. It's bad enough with a single fin (loss of speed, slidy slithery back end) until it's shaken or wiggled or...
Forum: Free Forum 18th April 2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,131
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Wink For the sailing for pleasure windsurfer there is...

For the sailing for pleasure windsurfer there is another factor to consider. Some boards FEEL fast without necessarily being so, and some fast boards DON'T feel so fast, even though they are.

...
Forum: Free Forum 16th April 2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,081
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Thank you Ken. Now I know it wasn't another make...

Thank you Ken. Now I know it wasn't another make I was wondering about.
Forum: Free Forum 15th April 2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,081
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Ken. I think that when you state what you claim...

Ken. I think that when you state what you claim to be fact rather than just opinion (your original post) you ought to name names.After all, if the fault has been rectified on this years model but the...
Forum: Free Forum 13th April 2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,081
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
It about equates to what I find. Using a Bic...

It about equates to what I find. Using a Bic Techno 2 160 litre and 8.0 sail (85 kg weight) I find that a gust and energetic pumping can get it onto the plane, and once there, with the help of the...
Forum: Free Forum 27th November 2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,526
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Negative tail rocker

What I take, Viking, is obtainable at all good branches of Tesco stores. It comes in natty orange PLASTIC barrel shaped containers with the word OVALTINE clearly stated! Since you insist,however, I...
Forum: Free Forum 25th November 2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,526
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Negative tail rocker

Sorry Viking, but it's Raquel Welch who floats my boat - it's her eyes you know! [ I once nearly sued her for aggravated injury when she invaded a dream and I almost fell out of bed in excitement.] ...
Forum: Free Forum 25th November 2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,526
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Negative tail rocker

Has anybody experimented with negative tail rocker? A polyethelene Surf Partner Dry [285] I used in the 80's warped. To be more precise the highly flexible skin, and chop pounding, crushed the poor...
Forum: Free Forum 23rd November 2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,948
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Thinner boards

With the helpful information now received I want to know exactly what, and how much, is inside a board before I buy any more new ones? Fancy marketing pictures of hot shots doing twirly whirly things...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd November 2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,948
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Thinner boards

Many thanks SteveC. Youconfirm what I found with the Lightwaves. The foam was very dense, and the board was strong. Many jumps went wrong but it withstood the impacts, half ton epoxy Rotho Super Wave...
Forum: Free Forum 21st November 2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,948
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Thinner boards

Ta for the reassurance P.G. Three of my current crop of boards are Exocets, so I like good news
With regard to construction; surely shorter wider thinner boards have no right to be lighter...
Forum: Free Forum 20th November 2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,948
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Thinner boards

To unregistered guest - I see where you'r coming from and totally agree. Boards in the past WERE stronger! The two best constructions in my experiencewere; MISTRAL DCS, [Screamer and Shredder], and...
Forum: Free Forum 10th November 2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,948
Posted By GURGLETROUSERS
Thinner boards

To Agrelon- Snapped no. Creased yes. It seems to be accepted nowadays that a boards lifespan is only a season or two! --- WHAT new materials? Have...
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