skating or surfing?

Please comment ther good sports but if you would like my feedback say 5555

Topic by coopdawg 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

skateboarding,surfing,or baseball

What is better skateboarding,surfing,or basball.

Topic by cmchrist 11 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Mavericks surf contest

The Mavericks surf contest is in process right now. It's the first time it's been held on a weekend, so I opted to watch the webcast rather than fighting the traffic going down to Half Moon Bay.Mavericks is a big wave surf contest that is announced 48 hours in advance when the surf and weather conspire to create perfect conditions. It's estimated that there are truly big waves there 5-6 times a year. The break is located in Half Moon Bay, CA -- just 40 minutes from San Francisco -- so it's quite an exciting local event. The first time I went, I was simply amazed that tens of thousands of people would skip out of work on a weekday to go watch a surf contest with almost no notice; it's truly a Californian event.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Train Surfing by the Train Rider

Preformed by a German known as "the trainrider". Before he died from leukemia, he enjoyed the last year of his life by surfing on trains. Included Germany's fastest Highspeed train ICE with a top speed of 330 km/h(!) No one did that before. So, there's a lot of video on the youtubes about him faking his death... It's possible someone is trying to claim the fame - or he really did fake it for a variety of reasons... In any case, it's still quite an amazing feat - but he did it, now you don't have to :p

Topic by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Surfboard question

Need the advice of experienced surfers, please. I've taken four lessons on a 9' foam board and just bought a used board that is 9'2" x 22.5" at the widest section. I'm wondering if it is going to be OK for me or too much work for me at my beginning level. I'm 6'1, 185 lbs, and in pretty OK shape. Advice? Pointers? Also, any longboarding movies you recommend? Thanks!

Topic by jdewb 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Quick! Stop surfing, it's gone main-stream.

I don't surf (that's the North Sea out there!), but I can see the attraction. Unfortunately, so can the DINKYs - surfing is turning as cutting edge and "street" as golf.Apparently the latest wave of people into surfing are so rich that estate agents have found a significant niche market - people buying property to store their surfboards!

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

does anyone know how to make a mini surf board? Answered

I am doing a school project and for art we have to make a surf board and i would like it to be about 10 to 20 cms long and even a fin on the bottom. if anyone has some ideas it would be GREAT! thankyou

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Super-fast kite-surfing

A new kite-board patent was published in August: a hyrofoil board.A curved hydrofoil lifts the whole board out of the water, cuts friction dramatically and gaining massive amounts of speed.Apparently.

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How do you make foam?

I'm trying to figure out how to make a surfboard without sanding down a foam blank, because blanks are expensive and I'd much rather pour something into a mold shaped like a surfboard. I don't want to have to buy the kits to pour foam because they're also pretty expensive for the scale that I'm talking about. I guess what I'm really asking is how do you make the two liquids that are in the kits to pour your own foam?

Question by pneu6 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Cutting through a surfboard

My house is set relatively far from the road and I'd like a large address display. I was looking to punch out the numbers [5 digits] down the center of an old surfboard, but not sure about what tools to use to get through the resin and then the foam; without shredding or splintering it. I have variable band, scroll, recip and jig saws; and a variable speed Dremel. I'd like for it to be as detailed as possible [hard edges]. I'm of course planning to illuminate it. Any suggestions, recommendations, ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Topic by Sovereignty 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Could i use beeswax for surf wax?

Ive seen lots or surf wax recipys online, and it say beeswax and coconut oil. but could i just use bees wax or will it be useless?

Topic by sk8r-ryan 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

What is the best surfboard blanks to use to make a surfboard?

I want to make my own surfboard. I plan to make a 5' 9" - 6' 0" sized shortboard. I've looked into several surfboard blank manufacturers such as US blanks and others. I wanted to know if anyone else knows of any good quality blanks (quality is key).

Question by pucksurfer 5 years ago

how do I make colored surf wax?

How do i color homemade surf wax and how do i make it smell different?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Hydrofoil Surfing - A New Adrenalin Sport

Listening to Silvio Rivier, the host of Global Village, there was a section on Hydrofoil Surfing. I turned to the television, interested by this large word, to see this guy surfing a foot above the water! It seems that instead of floating along the water like a normal surfboard this board actually would be below the water while you stand on it. A jet ski pulls the surfer up to speed, bringing him up to the top of the water, but that's not it, there's a fin that leads down a foot and a half or so below the board, and attached to the end of that is a special shaped piece of metal called a hydrofoil that collects the water as it comes up from the bottom of the sea and goes over as a wave. The surfer then keeps going upwards, until the "foil" is about 4 inches under the water. Therefore the surfer can balance above the water, with very little resistance & going very fast. It's technically possible that this could be used for surfing not just close to land, but hundreds of miles out, so the person can surf for as long as their legs hold out, because they can surf in rougher water. Does any body think they could build one of these? Balancing on one is supposed to be like using a uni-cycle, & I'm having trouble surfing normally so even if I did build this I probably couldn't ride it. This goes out to Laird Hamilton, the creator of this funky board, & I'm looking forward to an Instructable. Cheers everybody, ~K P.S. The links aren't working so I'll add them as soon as possible. Neither is the video button, sorry about that, I'll have to add a picture instead.

Topic by Kryptonite 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Can you make a tv channel surf automatically? Answered

I want to take a lot of photos off my tv and I want the tv to surf by itself, can you do that?

Question by buffysissy1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I have an old surfboard... What kind of crafts could I make from it?

Acquired it a while back, I don't actually surf so it's not useful in that aspect.  I could make some cool shelves from it, but I'm trying to think of some other ideas.

Question by superitchy 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

What could be a good name for this ible?

The isntructable is how to surf the internet without leaving any traces behind with a USB! Thanks

Question by vishalapr 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Need Help Bypassing Surf Control "ACCESS DENIED" At School??

Hey guys it's me again, and I got a problem! Looking for some advice again! When I'm at school pretty much everything is blocked with this surf control and it says access denied. How and is there a way that I can bypass this?? NOTE: I HAVE ALREADY TRIED PROXY'S

Topic by rickick 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago

Can you make a tv "channel surf" automatically? Answered

I want the channels to change by themselves so I can photograph whats on.

Question by buffysissy1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I surf the web using a webcam with QR Codes?

I want to build a setup that uses a Microsoft Lifecam to scan paper cut outs with QR Codes printed on them. The QR Codes have URL's for websites. I want to be able to hold them up to the camera and have the computer bring me to that URL. Please help in anyway you can! Thank You!

Question by ElectroFlex 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Where can i buy thin white vinyl that i can print on my laser/inkjet printer.? Answered

I'm making a decal for my buddy's surf board and i need some thin vinyl. I was hoping some company made sticker sheets of the stuff that i could run through my printer at home.

Question by sensoryhouse 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

lego guns

Dude we REALLY need more lego guns on this group. only one of 100 is lego!

Topic by chopstx 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Looking for a particular Instructable!

Hiya, I've been sending myself nuts looking for an Instructable that I happened across earlier today.  I can't seem to find it now but I can give a description of the front page. It is a fold down (or up) surf shack table... the image is a chap in a white room with lots of compartments and he is putting the table back up. I'm sure it was featured in the newsletter but I'm not sure as I can't find it in my inbox. I hope someone can help, I wanna get crackin! Thank you Georgina :) 

Topic by juddlin 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I am looking at new laptops and was wondering if Answered

It is possibly that with an hdmi connection from laptop to tv can i watch a dvd movie on tv screen and surf net on laptop screen?

Question by lemur 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What was the very first Instructable posted?

Ive been surfing this site for over a year and a half, and out of the thousands of instructables, I have to wonder, which one was the first posted?

Question by Focker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Umm, who is that????

While I was surfing around on instructables, I came across something strange... On the "Resources" topic group, there is no latest user that replied, instead, there is blank, what is going on here???

Topic by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

chrome says instructables has malware

 when surfing to your site using google chrome, a blocker comes up that says your site is harmful and could contain malware.

Topic by milltools 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Interesting Work

Surfing the web I found the following Chilean feat: The dude has done an awesome work, It deserves to be known by Instructables's community, do you think?

Topic by rimar2000 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

halloween hand

Surfing around the internet today I stumbled upon this gem, looks like it would be well suited with some of the other ghoulish delights I've seen bouncing around Instructables. (it's meatloaf!) link

Topic by mikeasaurus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


If i get a computer (desktop or laptop), i would only use it for web surfing, music, and maybe photoshop elements. So i am wondering if i even need one, and if so, which one-laptop or desktop?

Topic by Caveman477 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How do glass speakers work?

Surfing the net ive encountered glass speakers. they look nice and they give the crystal and perfect quality sound. they say. How do they work and can they be homemade?

Question by klemci 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What is a good kite boarding kite size?

I would like to know how big of a kite I would need for kite boarding the winds are about 15-20 MPH and for a 120 lb person.

Question by squirt8500 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What is the best version of Linux? Answered

I am going to be running a computor on a 8GB flashdrive and I was wondering which version of Linux would be the best to use. I will be using the computor for photo editing, typing documents, and surfing the web.

Question by DIY Dave 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

BIG stuff

So, while surfing meh interwebs, I ran into an awesome store that sells giant things like pens, pencils, giant computor keys you can sit on, and many more. Check it out here:

Topic by Flumpkins 9 years ago

Can i make a skimboard from styrofoam? Answered

I wan to make a fiberglass skimboard.i have a slap of full styrofoam that i think i can use as the blank,and so on. question is;can i use styrofoam for blanks?

Question by mastermakoko 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

WTF!!! Is Spyware attacking macs!?!?!

WTF!!! Is my mac under attack by some spyware!?!?! I really don't know, I was surfing the internet to find out how to hack into parental control (almost same thing as net nanny) that my is going to put on me soon to prevent using instructables so much. The window that I was surfing on just disappeared and the smaller window came up saying my computer is infected by spyware! Then I clicked "cancel", then another window popped up, its antivirus 2009, it had scanned my computer, then is said it has detected some dangerous spyware on my mac computer! Is this really true? Is mac computers beginning to get all the problems like PC always have??? Or is it an error?

Topic by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Battery of Playbook? How to save it? Answered

Just bought a BlackBerry PlayBook from Bell Canada...very satisfied with the multitask...I use it for chatting, surfing and video watching. That's why I had to recharge it every day! Do you have any tips to save the battery? thanks!?

Question by hectintin 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Has anyone steampunked a motorcycle helmet? i have surfed the net & not found anything for ideas i am not looking to add much gears & such i was thinking of using some type of sticker material that i can paint to look brass & cut in the shape of gears etc....... tu

Question by tomasina 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10

Hi. Every time I login to my account, I get this error, and I can't surf or do anything when I'm logged in.

Topic by paplaukias 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Is Archos a good brand? Answered

Hi,  I was looking into brands on mp3 players also able to surf the web. I came across a brand I've never heard about called Archos. Particularly, I was looking at the Archo 43. Any comments? Is this a good brand? Is it reliable? Thanks!

Question by transistorguy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Building a good computer, able to play games?

So, I want to build a computer, and this would be my first computer. I don't know how to tell how parts are compatible with other parts, and which parts are good. I just want a computer that can surf the web, and support gaming with little to no lag, or freezing. To keep cost down, I don't exactly need to be able to play newer games that can over heat a six month old gaming computer in seconds. I want to keep this project under $400, or at $450 at most. Some games I would like to run is Halo 1 and 2, counter strike, and perhaps WoW. Any, and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

Topic by Rock Soldier 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Stuck in the Filters - unstick me?

My 'ible was published this weekend and seems to be in some kind of invisibility zone.  I can surf to it, but it is not showing up in any category or contest. Can someone give it a nudge?  Thank you much!

Topic by Bitsi 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Being able to sort forum posts

Can we have an option to sort the forum topics according to dates? It'll be helpful to find the most relevant ones. I was surfing the "Free Stuff" category where I found tons of posts on the top that were posted some 5 or 7 years ago. Those are not even relevant!

Topic by alamtania 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Finishing a wooden paddle board

Hey makers, just wondering about how i should finish a wooden paddle board a plan to make, epoxy resin is quite expensive just wondering is there a cheaper alternative, should i use polyester resin or not, also is yacht varnish a viable option

Question by paul the maker 1 year ago

Rugged motors?

Does anybody know of a source of motors that are rugged enough to survive long-term* on the surf-line of a beach?  They wouldn't need to survive flying rocks, but saltwater and sand proof would be good. The plan is to use them in reverse, as generators, so DC is preferable. *In the first instance, "long term" means "more than half an hour".

Question by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Fishing Techniques/Bait/Lures

Its that time of year again! The beautiful days to go fishing are here! For all you fishermen, I just wanted to know your techniques, your baits, or your lures. This can be for any type of fishing. Surf fishing, deep-sea, fly, in the river, ice, anywhere! I am curious to see what others are doing for their fishing trips!

Topic by Brennn10 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Really simple question about Firefox, if you know the answer.

I'm fairly new to Firefox and have been looking for a long time but I can't find the Temporary Internet Files folder.  I know where the normal one is for Windows Internet Explorer, but there is nothing there during and after surfing in Firefox. Thanks in advance.

Question by Koosie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Has anyone seen the Chaos Tower up close?

I just came across The Chaos Tower in my "surfing" and wondered if anyone had fooled around with this? The price, even on "sale" is a bit prohibitive to me, for now. But it looks like an interesting way to construct Rube Goldberg structures if one hasn't a lot of "spare" resources for parts.

Topic by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

does anyone know how to make a way to turn a mountain board im gunna use it for windskating?

Altright i have one windskate or landsurf board or dirt windsurfer or whateevr you want to call it but i want to make another one, could i use longboard trucks or is there a better way

Question by for2abs 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago