excellent beginners guide

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excellent beginners guide

Postby slopsurfer » Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:13 pm

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Postby swordie » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:08 pm

excellent. although I hate pdf's.
I excell at not giving a shit

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Postby Grizzly » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:09 pm

swordie wrote: I hate pdf's.



glad it's not just me! that's one downside to firefox - it really does make a meal of opening them...
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Postby alec » Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:40 pm

Great link, cheers :D
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Postby surfer-dave » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:02 pm

hay, that pdfwas basically a book :lol:
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Postby aussiegav » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:20 pm

:o
What a load of twoddle..........
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Postby JonnyT » Sat May 20, 2006 7:14 pm

Well worth downloading... thanks guys
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sexist pdf

Postby maggot » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:07 pm

hey what's all this
"A surfboard is a tool connecting man and nature" what about us chicks that's sexist
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Postby maggot » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:13 pm

:oops: but very informative :)
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Postby beachsurferbabe » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:48 am

anyone no a good place to begin?
how to learn, checkin out boards and styles etc?
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Postby goose_1989 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:20 pm

ask rob april :lol:
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Postby CI_sufer_Jsy » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:32 pm

The conventional image of surfing is of a free-spirited, hedonistic activity, one whose sole purpose is the enactment of the pleasure principle.
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby berri » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:01 pm

Another good guide for beginners in French:

http://www.chevauchonde.net/chevauchonde/shape/
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Postby droog79 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:01 pm

likin' this (on that french guide) remind you of anyone........?

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Postby flacky » Wed May 14, 2008 6:04 pm

Grizzly wrote:
swordie wrote: I hate pdf's.



glad it's not just me! that's one downside to firefox - it really does make a meal of opening them...


If you're struggling with firefox Swordie, just alt click it, assuming your on a mac. It saves the pdf to your desktop... open with adobe reader.
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby mswebersd » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:11 pm

I think the PDF above was taken down. Anyone have another link to that first PDF link?
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby Black » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:48 pm

I think this is it http://www.naturalcurvesboards.com/html/design.html The pdf is at the bottom.

I have no problem with firefox & pdfs. I have them set to open in Reader outside firefox - I think it works better that way. Try here http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Opening+PDF+files+within+Firefox for some help on that.
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby Poo Stance » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:46 pm

Farkkk!!! Should've read that a long time ago.

" If you've got too much volume in your board you'll probably go real fast as you'll always be planing around on top of the water. But, you'll lack control because you simply won't be able to get enough board in the water through your turns. If you don't have enough volume in your board you'll always be able to sink a rail for control through turns, but the rails will overload and you won't have any speed coming out of your turns. If, however, you've got a correct amount of volume well distributed in your board you'll be able to weight and un-weight the rails of your board controlling and generating speed out of your turns.

So it's my boards fault I suck! :evil:
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby Highlander » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:36 pm

I'm getting a 'don't even go there' virus warning through the links for that site
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby cricketcrazy86 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:53 pm

I am getting the same message.
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Postby holty » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:51 pm

Grizzly wrote:glad it's not just me! that's one downside to firefox - it really does make a meal of opening them...

Right click on link and select 'Save link as' - saves directly to your desktop. Simple :)
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby Black » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:26 pm

The site which the original pdf was on, has been hijacked and they are redesigning a new site currently.
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby Squelchy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:42 pm

Black wrote:The site which the original pdf was on, has been hijacked and they are redesigning a new site currently.


when will it be back up?
all this flatness i need something absorbing my energy
otherwise i'm going to end up watching Big Brother
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i'm thinking i may try to shape a board
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby Black » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:12 pm

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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby septylauren » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:44 am

Hey i've just started surfing and i've been hiring a 7.2 fish board. i've just been given a second hand 'herbert' board i measured it as just over 7 foot and it is very thin and light wieght. ithe only infomation on the board is that it is designed and hand shaped by jamie herbert. i've looked all over the net but i cant find anything on it. if anyone could give me some more information on it that would be great. cheers.
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby Ooh » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:10 pm

There's a guy I've talked to a couple of times for my website's blog. His name is Rich Blundell and he's a great guy - he started out in New England and has moved over to live in the UK. He's going to start running some long weekend shaping courses and his site is: http://www.grainsurf.com/
I would definitely check him out if interested in making your own board!
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby blue_pig » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:06 pm

Ooh wrote:There's a guy I've talked to a couple of times for my website's blog. His name is Rich Blundell and he's a great guy - he started out in New England and has moved over to live in the UK. He's going to start running some long weekend shaping courses and his site is: http://www.grainsurf.com/
I would definitely check him out if interested in making your own board!


Rich also runs the tree to sea site - didn't know he was over here now - my first HWS was one of his designs, well cool fella
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby samjohnson1989 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:10 pm

excellent!
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby itspaul » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:04 am

hi,
i am going to host a workshop with rich blundell (treetosea) in our place in pembrokeshire/wales.

he will teach how to build a hollow wooden surfboard with his strip and feather method.

no woodworking skills needed. paulownia and cedar will be provided.

date will be half term in february next year.

25.02.-27.02.2011

price depends on the length of the surfboard that is build.

7places available.

more infos on the workshop here:
http://treetosea.org/
or call paul: 07790795117

spread the word and tell your friends.
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Re: excellent beginners guide

Postby boardtrader » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:00 pm

the best website I came along was Boardtrader.com It had a great new and used board selection along with a ton of other services they offer.
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