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    G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

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    GRAYMAN

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    G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:06 am

    With my lad really enjoying his prone riding last year and his mum pretty much claiming the mini Standard for herself, I'm making a mat for my boy.

    It's gonna be a 200/70 three pontoon, 4 I-beam mat, inspired by the Neumatic Contrail.

    Webbo says he wants it black and white and has already christened it "Pingu".



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    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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    jezz harty

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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  jezz harty on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:07 am

    has he got his green DAfins yet?
    to go with it Smile
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:35 am

    They're his birthday present so he'll be opening them in about 8 hours from now, along with his new Traditional surfing Co bellyboard.

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    "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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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  jezz harty on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:14 pm

    brilliant presents ,have a wonderfull day Smile
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:14 am

    Here we go. More blade than regular DaFin. His bellyboard has his name on.

    Smile

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    "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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    PG

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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  PG on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:39 am

    Birthday or no birthday...Webbo is OFF the 4GF surf team!!!!

    Smile Smile Smile
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    piskian

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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  piskian on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:47 am

    Watch out!He's developing a Bieber head-like an unstruck match.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=siJlPtWkmzw&feature=endscreen
    Wish I had birthdays like that!Have a good one,mate.


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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:59 am

    PG wrote:Birthday or no birthday...Webbo is OFF the 4GF surf team!!!!

    Smile Smile Smile

    Ha! Blame Becky. Webbo doesn't get a look in!

    Re Webbadebbadingdong's hair, funnily enough, he's got a tee that says "I skate better than Beiber".

    Smile

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    "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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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:22 am

    Back to building, Webbo's helping out on this one.

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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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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  piskian on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:08 am

    You appear to be wearing a cape on this build.Any advantage?
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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:36 am

    Mostly the storage of snacks and wearing my arseless leather strides without getting arrested.

    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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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:26 am

    just finished welding this. Could do with a bit more stagger I think but OK.

    I'll post a shot when its finished.

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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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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:58 pm

    All done. Thicker grip than intended as the black bled a lot but he's stoked.

    I'll pull up a better pic once its gone off.

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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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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  stu on Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:19 pm

    Nice one G.
    About the bleed there is some tape about called frog tape that stops bleed allegedly, I havn't tried it yet but worth a go.
    Cheers
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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:09 pm

    stu wrote:Nice one G.
    About the bleed there is some tape about called frog tape that stops bleed allegedly, I havn't tried it yet but worth a go.
    Cheers
    S.

    The bleed isn't the Vulkem Stu. The fluffiness is where the thick grip has glooped up as I've pulled the tape off.

    The reason for the thick grip is that the balck of the deck was bleeding through the white Vulkem and looked horrible.

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    "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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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  stu on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:57 pm

    Ah! understand now.
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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:26 am

    Right then, all done. I think I might have gone overboard with grip but wanted to cover the residue from the glue.



    Here's "Pingu" next to my mat, "Kenneth" (G-Mat 7)to show you the contrast in size. Tiny innit!!!



    He's gonna give it a go tomorrow hopefully. Probably shin-to-knee here tomorrow.

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    Last edited by GRAYMAN on Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:39 am; edited 1 time in total


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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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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  Surfmatt on Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:28 am

    He's a lucky lad! I hope he has a fab session tomorrow. cheers
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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:39 am

    Well, Webbo rode his mat today. Did pretty well given the 6", backing off waves with a strong offshore. Bantham is mental... 5 stand ups out and it was basically flat!

    cyclops

    Anyway, got a couple of shots of Webbo. The top one would be great but isn't. I will make a 12 pence Paypal payment to the first person who can spot the problem with this shot:



    Bugger...

    Here are a few more:











    Good fun.

    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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    Re: G-Mat 8 - Tiddler's Craft

    Post  stu on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:59 pm

    Excellent stuff mate Cool
    S.

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