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Created by Relic 2 months ago, 21 Apr 2019
Kazza
TAS, 2241 posts
20 May 2019 8:58AM
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Maui Trip '93
Kanaha Beach

Slalom Races off Kanaha





The typical Maui sunset off Kihae

Guess who.....

Kazza
TAS, 2241 posts
20 May 2019 9:00AM
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My trusty old Subi, probably now in Subi heaven but I still have that board bag!


Relic
TAS, 770 posts
21 May 2019 5:51AM
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Good on ya Kazza for digging up your pics?? I wonder whether Kanaha & Spreks is still as great as it was? It had such a friendly cruising vibe. The locals were so welcoming.
Those Subis are legendary. Before Marion Bay access to the beach was closed a line of them were often parked on the front beach having easily traversed the dunes or the beach. It was not unusual to see a dozen windsurfers ot at Boneyards as well as getting into some other sandy tracks around the state.
The bloke in the "guess who" sporting the "Surfer Mullett" is a familiar face but I can't figure out who it is. So is the girl.
The vented fins pictured were a great innovation. They did stop spin out. I still have mine bought on Maui in '88.
Why aren't they used any more? I've used it in a modern board. It still works!
Who else has got some "Old Gold" out there. Judging by the number of hits this thread is getting. Everyone ot there is
Loving the trip down memory lane.

Kazza
TAS, 2241 posts
21 May 2019 7:49AM
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Yes I used to take that Subi around the spit at Marion.
The guess who are/were Jaye & Ken Shaw. Ken is no longer with us, he's up in windsurf heaven and Jaye lives in Orford.
In that photo those were Naish wave boards we hired on Maui. Took our own rigs though, we each got a 4.6 Sailworks Revo for the trip from The Baron (Andrew Barrenger), we were team Sailworks back then.

Gclark1
TAS, 536 posts
23 May 2019 3:17PM
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Trawling through photographs from about 30 years ago...speaks volumes about the recent and current state of the WIND!

Relic
TAS, 770 posts
23 May 2019 7:35PM
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Gclark1 said..
Trawling through photographs from about 30 years ago...speaks volumes about the recent and current state of the WIND!


I'm sure you've got some gold. c'mon let's see e'm

robdddd
TAS, 164 posts
26 May 2019 5:09PM
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2001 Coronation Beach WA

Mast top camera setup using a disposable waterproof camera and fishing line to a loop around my finger.... didn't think about what could have happened with a big crash and 100kg line around my finger!

Can't believe that strapper ended up in kerbside rubbish!




Steve Charles
TAS, 1096 posts
26 May 2019 5:59PM
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robdddd said..
2001 Coronation Beach WA

Mast top camera setup using a disposable waterproof camera and fishing line to a loop around my finger.... didn't think about what could have happened with a big crash and 100kg line around my finger!

Can't believe that strapper ended up in kerbside rubbish!






Wow thats so cool for 18 years ago. GoPro suck it up.....

Relic
TAS, 770 posts
27 May 2019 6:06AM
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Pull-pro does't quite have the same appeal as a trade mark????The potential for loss of digits would have made it unviable commercially!
That beats my attempt to mount a housed Video 8 camera to the top of the mast. Like trying to sail with a concrete block strapped to the mast. There was not even a remote chance of capturing a moment like that.
Very impressive. More gold please dig 'em up I know you have them.
C'm on Appleman there's got to be some of you as a grom.

Relic
TAS, 770 posts
27 May 2019 6:24PM
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Relic said..
Pull-pro does't quite have the same appeal as a trade mark????The potential for loss of digits would have made it unviable commercially!
That beats my attempt to mount a housed Video 8 camera to the top of the mast. Like trying to sail with a concrete block strapped to the mast. There was not even a remote chance of capturing a moment like that.
Very impressive. More gold please dig 'em up I know you have them.
C'm on Appleman there's got to be some of you as a grom.


P.S. It was digital too!!!

Steve Charles
TAS, 1096 posts
2 Jun 2019 1:00PM
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Dave on his Bombora Trifin at Howrah Beach 84.


Dave on the first windsurfer he owned 83



Dave, Mat Lucas and Steves gear 84 outside Daves parents house at Tranmere.

Steve Charles
TAS, 1096 posts
2 Jun 2019 1:04PM
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Steve's very first windsurf on Dave's OD in 83 at Howrah Beach


Very First Dash for Cash 85 outside Prossers Sandy Bay. Wow didn't even know I had this photo.


Steve 84 on OD Howrah Beach


Steve 84 on Bombora Trifin Howrah Beach.

geared4knots
TAS, 2494 posts
3 Jun 2019 10:13AM
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Photo of all that gear outside Daves a classic,, I remember that little van of yours Dave.
Looks like a tic tac know.

Relic
TAS, 770 posts
4 Jun 2019 8:37AM
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I knew there was "Gold" out there. Incredible to see reminders of how far the sport has progressed.
Keep 'em coming. Judging by the number of views on this thread there's interest.

cookie01
TAS, 165 posts
4 Jun 2019 1:55PM
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Wynyard 1982


Relic
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4 Jun 2019 7:21PM
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Wynyard 1982



Is that a "Sailboard Free"? Those longboards were a bit of a handful to jump. I don't know how more ankles weren't snapped! Basically like trying to fly a tree.

cookie01
TAS, 165 posts
4 Jun 2019 7:47PM
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Yes that's correct Relic. I think it was made of ABS which was lighter than PE.
Enjoyed sailing it until I broke the fin out of it.

FoS
TAS, 1614 posts
5 Jun 2019 3:03PM
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Kazza said..
Maui Trip '93
Guess who.....



I thought the BMX Bandits was in the 80's not 90's

Al Planet
TAS, 1408 posts
5 Jun 2019 4:48PM
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cookie01 said..
Wynyard 1982


It was a great board, It had an EPS core I think so it was pretty light but not durable. Not that anything lasted very long out in the surf (masts snapped like carrots) .
You don't look as blonde as I remember!

Al Planet
TAS, 1408 posts
5 Jun 2019 4:50PM
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West Inlet (speed sailing) 81.

geared4knots
TAS, 2494 posts
5 Jun 2019 7:08PM
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Amazing how quick the gear developed back then.
Big old floppy rag sails as with Al in 81 to modern ( ish) wave sails from about 1988 on.

Al Planet
TAS, 1408 posts
21 Jun 2019 3:49PM
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"Place without a postcard" Burnie (1981)


Relic
TAS, 770 posts
22 Jun 2019 10:54AM
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Al Planet said..
"Place without a postcard" Burnie (1981)


Yellow board...Bombora "Dromedary" What a legend of design innovation!
Features;
Polyethylene; impervious to Tioxide heavy metal and Pulp Mill effluent
Nice and heavy so it wouldn't blow away on the beach.
Massive bump running down the centre line to massage the arch of your back foot.
Expanding rubber plug "Self Ejecting" mast foot designed to separate from board in mid air for safety....there was a fitting in the nose for the optional bungy safety line to attach to the rig.
Super smooth deck to avoid grazes and any sort of grip....not a problem; stay in the footstraps.
Board specifically designed not to gybe without jumping on the tail with all your weight.
Super skinny nose for easy "Submarining"
Included was; "Kanga Fin" to complete the Aussie theme.
The "Bewildered" body language of the onlookers says it all. Was Mark Paul playing a gag on us?
Followed up with another "Banger Design" The "Trifin" Pictured above.

Gclark1
TAS, 536 posts
23 Jun 2019 6:40PM
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You are being kind Relic - I was never cursed with a dromadary, but suffered a tri-fin for several weeks (what a pig), but immediately 'up'graded to a new toy. Marginal improvement but lethal when overpowered. That kept me on the water for several months, and then got ditched for a Proto - a truly kick arse board that lasted for several years. I wonder if commercial necessity - the pop-out - might have got the better of Mark Paul's design judgement.

appleman
TAS, 420 posts
1 Jul 2019 8:14PM
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Circa 1985 ,Tyronsea Moth, Lauderdale front beach , water depth no deeper than 1.6 metres, scared age 8.
The Moth was previously owned by Ricketts, or some one in that vintage. It was a light kids board ,and the owner had put foot strap plugs in it ,and was tried out as a wave board. It was a fair bit lighter than the Bombora tri fins getting about at the time. Until they invented the Bombora protos.
Once i could plane ,the foot straps were screwed on and the rest is history.
Should be a Pro by now , ha ha.
Mind you im still hooked.

Peace out Mofo's.

Relic
TAS, 770 posts
2 Jul 2019 5:10PM
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appleman said..

Circa 1985 ,Tyronsea Moth, Lauderdale front beach , water depth no deeper than 1.6 metres, scared age 8.
The Moth was previously owned by Ricketts, or some one in that vintage. It was a light kids board ,and the owner had put foot strap plugs in it ,and was tried out as a wave board. It was a fair bit lighter than the Bombora tri fins getting about at the time. Until they invented the Bombora protos.
Once i could plane ,the foot straps were screwed on and the rest is history.
Should be a Pro by now , ha ha.
Mind you im still hooked.

Peace out Mofo's.


Ya legs havent got any thicker

appleman
TAS, 420 posts
4 Jul 2019 7:19PM
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Relic said..

appleman said..

Circa 1985 ,Tyronsea Moth, Lauderdale front beach , water depth no deeper than 1.6 metres, scared age 8.
The Moth was previously owned by Ricketts, or some one in that vintage. It was a light kids board ,and the owner had put foot strap plugs in it ,and was tried out as a wave board. It was a fair bit lighter than the Bombora tri fins getting about at the time. Until they invented the Bombora protos.
Once i could plane ,the foot straps were screwed on and the rest is history.
Should be a Pro by now , ha ha.
Mind you im still hooked.

Peace out Mofo's.



Ya legs havent got any thicker


Note - i think the legs have got skinnier.
The booties were for ,any sea creature that felt sharp or weird under foot.
And any sea creature still blows me out.
Slimey, slippery , weird, creatures they are.
Yippee go sail .

lankstar
TAS, 129 posts
Friday , 12 Jul 2019 8:44PM
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Windsurfing in NSW on my Uncles HiFly was no wind so when i uphauled i fell in and mast smashed me into the head and tore my ear apart Lucky enough my Uncle let me take his set up home on the spirit as i couldnt afford a one

lankstar
TAS, 129 posts
Friday , 12 Jul 2019 8:48PM
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