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PORTUGESE CHICKEN FANTASY PICKS! PORTUGESE CHICKEN FANTASY PICKS!
  • PORTUGESE CHICKEN FANTASY PICKS!

  • To commence proceedings let's first shine a light on our Spanish picks. They were pretty flash so it could give us a little clout. Out of 8 starters, we nailed the top 5. Not too shabby. MEDINA - QF JJF - WINNER! JORDY - SF KOLOHE - QF OWEN - RD3 (Shoulda been Miguel Pupo) TOLEDO - RD5 (Shoulda been Josh Kerr)[...]
This Marks Ol' Number 5 For Us This Marks Ol' Number 5 For Us
  • This Marks Ol' Number 5 For Us

  • This Sunday we begin construction on our trade show booth at the SIA Show 2014 in our nations capital, Canberra. It will mark the 5th trade show that Straps has been involved in over the past year. This time last year we were prepping ourselves for numero uno, the SIA Show 2013. Did we know what we were doing, probably[...]
Jordy Smith Stabbed in Durban Robbery! (via BeachGrit.com) Jordy Smith Stabbed in Durban Robbery! (via BeachGrit.com)
  • Jordy Smith Stabbed in Durban Robbery! (via BeachGrit.com)

  • Like years ago. But still… Jordy Smith, the reigning Hurley Pro champion and world #9, will be 27 in a few months. And that’ll mark the 10-year anniversary of his stabbing in a Durban back street as he swung home from school. Who even knew bad things could happen in that Mandela-era utopia! Wasn’t it a time of coff[...]
A Jog Down Alpine Fashion Lane A Jog Down Alpine Fashion Lane
  • A Jog Down Alpine Fashion Lane

  • Ahhh fashion in the mountainous regions, in the winter. The mix of function and form is no more prevalent in any other climate. But for all the cash money that is haemorrhaged on these pieces the movement has exactly been in a speedy forward motion. Alpine fashion moves in blocks and in about 80 years of sport we've h[...]
Just ain't Apples anymore Just ain't Apples anymore
  • Just ain't Apples anymore

  • One sniff around the newly launched Apple.com and you feel that things are a bit awry. It's sad, as if driving by and seeing your childhood home in disrepair. There is a lack of originality, a lack of pioneer, a lack of what has become known as Apple. Oh and wasn't Apple beautiful. One of the first IT giants to shifts [...]
Crisp First White Lines with Dane Tudor (VIDEO) Crisp First White Lines with Dane Tudor (VIDEO)
Introducing the 2015 WSL Surfer Lineup - Reduced to 18 Men Introducing the 2015 WSL Surfer Lineup - Reduced to 18 Men
  • Introducing the 2015 WSL Surfer Lineup - Reduced to 18 Men

  • It's time to take the knife to the slack, set the cat amongst the pigeons. The 36 man format that has adorned the ASP WCT simply doesn't create the most competitive and exciting competitions. It's created a tiered tour where there are the standouts, the mid-level journeyman and the no hopers. It allows for upsets but n[...]
What It Feels Like to Hit a 100+ft Booter on Fence Palings What It Feels Like to Hit a 100+ft Booter on Fence Palings
  • What It Feels Like to Hit a 100+ft Booter on Fence Palings

  • 99% of people will never feel the exhilaration of flinging your bones 100ft through the air in a controlled manner. Hell probably 90% of people will never even slip across the white stuff. The average skier will most likely practise their sport for around 5 hours per year. Once you take into account breakfast, coffee, [...]
Memory Piece: David Thorne a modern day genius Memory Piece: David Thorne a modern day genius
  • Memory Piece: David Thorne a modern day genius

  • If you haven't heard of David Thorne you must have been lost in a forest for the past decade. David came to notoriety when he published a fantastic email chain that was written to his local telco company and saw him try to settle his account with a drawing of a spider. See link here http://www.27bslash6.com/overdue.htm[...]