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    23/24/25 March

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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:30 am

    Right then. I've got a pretty sore throat but am gonna have a crack as described previously in the morning.

    Anyone interested, give me a text/post here and I'll meet you at the Bantham round-a-bout at 0645.

    Cheers

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:26 pm

    No good. Too ill.

    Sad

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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:00 pm

    sh*t loads of swell up here. My reef will be perfect right now and I'm in bed feeling like f*cking death. Looks like I've pretty much missed out on the whole of this swell.

    b*ll*cks.

    Sad

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:08 pm

    I presume K-Bay is on for you Jerry.

    Smile

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    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Blimp

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  Blimp on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:53 pm

    Went further afield surfed Saturday instead of Sunday and wished I was on my Fatty, was not the day to try out a new mat
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:57 pm

    Need a bit more info on that mate! Why not the day and what was the problem?

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    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Blimp

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  Blimp on Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:33 am

    Supposed to be 2.5ft to 3ft fun waves but ened up being a solid 6ft with a lot of close outs and a bitch of paddle out great swell period tho.Wanted to put more air in the mat started with 180 but wanted to change to 90 degree for a bit more rail control and had a poblem with the valve sticking had a hell of a job getting it out and it was waxed before I put it in, could not get the rotary valve to work so ened up back on the beach to sort it out. The paperwork that came with it says there is a way of putting in air or taking it out by turning the valve but could not get it to work which I have now sorted.

    Forgot there was a girl in a bikini on a bodyboard affraid
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:43 am

    The valve was waxed?! 4 pontoon mats tend to need a touch more air. Where were you surfing?

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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Blimp

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  Blimp on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:43 am

    Croyde nearest North coast break to me took the missus so set out a little later than I would have liked caught it at low tide and incoming. Wind was a lot more stronger than I expected . Parked in Downend carpark 3 quid for all day not to bad and he didn,t mind looking after your car keys.Still yet to experience the Croyde crowd

    The Neumatic came with instructions and is fitted with a rotary valve which must be given a application of wax on the plugs lower shaft before use. You are surposed to be able to turn the top of the valve half a turn to be able to increase or decrease the air without taking the stopper out

    Definateley will be surfing the Neumatic with more air in it will be starting with 90 degrees and see how it goes from there. Lost my fin on a bottom turn, was wearing my Pods this is a first for me
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:25 pm

    Blimp wrote: Still yet to experience the Croyde crowd

    Could be down to the 6 foot closeouts perhaps! Laughing

    Maybe the hung doesn't need to be too tight.

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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    piskian

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  piskian on Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:04 am

    I tighten my bung up fully,if you don't mind the expression,and ride as low as I can.
    You're still a kook,Blimp.Make the most of it.You'll be ripping soon and will have no excuses.
    Ps put the bird in sleepingbag in car night before with double G and T.She'll sleep whole way and you'll be set for the dawnie.
    pps All good til weekend at least-still fun mattable wave then.
    Been in daily.Ok but bit blowy.Can see how the Hawaiians get picky...
    PPPs that Bikini bird was a test to see how you focus on the mat.You FAILED.
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:09 pm

    I think Blimp has a screw-in type, rather than a bung.

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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Blimp

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  Blimp on Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:03 pm

    Rotary Valve ,well here goes it is has a thicker stem of about 12mm and is 30 mm long which includes the turning head at the top but the stem is hollow and has a 3mm hole just up from the bottom of the shaft which can be lined up with another hole in the rest of the valve body that is in the mat so in therory when the two are lined up air can added or subtracted, hope this makes sense.

    Girl in the bikini only saw her when I was getting out, she was hard to miss a strange sort of cooked Lobster colour with nipples like organ stops Very Happy

    Always be a Kook just don,t surf often enough but still have a smile on me face even when it,s going horribly wrong.
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 23/24/25 March

    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:20 pm

    We-re all Kooks mate. Smile

    That girl's my hero.

    On your valve, I know what you mean. Dale made them himself! I've seen your mat too and its lush!

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"




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