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Downwind and Racing / Re: What would you ask Michael Booth?
« on: Today at 11:53:00 AM »
Fat chance that would happen...

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Downwind and Racing / Re: What would you ask Michael Booth?
« on: Today at 09:03:09 AM »
Right on Eagle!

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Downwind and Racing / Re: What would you ask Michael Booth?
« on: Today at 08:21:09 AM »
You do realize that the chart is from 12 years ago.  Surely since then, with all of the government sponsored programs like Play 60 and Let's Move, that trend is reversing, right?

Sorry, wrong thread...

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The Shape Shack / Re: How easy is it replace a handle?
« on: Today at 07:46:24 AM »
Took the board out his morning and while the handle is not leaking, the deck surrounding it does feel a bit softer.   I would venture to say with that amount of movement, as others have pointed out, eventually the mechanical bond between the deck and plastic handle will likely fail.

I hate to be the example of how not to do it, but around here, I've gotten used to it.  My fail is a great illustration of why the Blue Planet install video suggests so many layers of glass and I will definitely follow that on my next install.  Might be sooner than later. ;D

In the meantime, the handle itself is a huge improvement over the other that I've used.

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SUP Sports / Re: Team Riders
« on: Today at 04:17:41 AM »
=SUPsports
Kind of interesting that our board clients are mostly split between the sexes...but, for some reason this forum and others don't reflect true participation in the sport...lately from reading the posts here, you'd surmise that most SUP enthusiasts are upper 60's to almost over the hill...god bless their souls...but, it's not just a male geezer sport...;-)

None of my local paddle buddies (guys and girls) post on the Zone, they essentially think we're full of shit.  But, we know that's not the case, the SUP knowledge that's shared here can not be found anywhere else in one place.  Alright, time to hit the beach!

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General Discussion / Re: Springtime is here.
« on: Today at 04:02:42 AM »
Here in NJ, 56 degrees and sunny, ocean temp at 40.  Waist high but breaking through high tide, which just peaked.  Spring has sprung!  But, still going 4/3 hooded, 5mm boots and gloves for that total tropical feel.

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Gear Talk / Re: Low Volume Longboard SUP (dreaming one up)
« on: March 24, 2017, 12:50:08 PM »
...It's all relative and my low weight makes the volumes appear lower than they really are. At 148 lbs (67 kg), the v/w ratio of this board for me is 84L/67kg = 1.25.  So for bigger guys, this board would translate to:

205 lbs - 116 L

At this ratio, my tail sinks, the rails are submerged and my feet are just starting to get wet.  My ankles a generally are above water and my nose sits nicely up and out of the water without paddling.

Interesting observation SA, I have similar results at 206lbs on my 9'6", 117 L B&B Machine.  BTW, I find it easier to pivot turn into a wave than my chunky 10 footer.

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Gear Talk / Re: Fat bike trailer
« on: March 23, 2017, 08:54:35 PM »
There's tons of good helmets out here but I just picked up an all-round skate style S1 helmet.  Mostly impressed with the huge range of fit, 3 shell sizes with s-xxl liners for each and reasonable $'s.

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Do you use an elliptical?
« on: March 23, 2017, 04:56:55 PM »
Bean.. K'hrist, I'd slit my throat before I ran on a treadmill...

Uh, thanks...seriously it's painful medicine. ;D

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Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: March 23, 2017, 04:40:48 PM »
For sure, managing the buckets is not only a financial load, but there is no productivity to it. (As in no economic value added to the process)

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Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: March 23, 2017, 07:56:09 AM »
The Average (unsubsidized) annual cost of health insurance for a family was about $20,000 in 2016 here in the US.  (My small family of (3) paid a tad more than that for pretty marginal insurance). 
...and the median household income is 56K

Yes, the US healthcare industry has priced itself out of range of the "average household".  The escalating costs are clearly not sustainable.  It's not possible to fix health care by simply subsidizing an inefficient system.  The efficiency of health care delivery and utilization has to be improved first.  One way to drive the costs down, especially at the administrative level, would be to introduce competition into the marketplace.  Another (which I do not care for) would be to go to a single payer system which would be a form of universal healthcare or socialized medicine.


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Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: March 23, 2017, 06:18:07 AM »
Looking at the amount you pay relative to other countries is pretty clear you are being ripped off.

The Average (unsubsidized) annual cost of health insurance for a family was about $20,000 in 2016 here in the US.  (My small family of (3) paid a tad more than that for pretty marginal insurance). 

Area 10, what is the total annual cost for family health care in your neck of the woods?

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Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: March 23, 2017, 06:00:58 AM »
So Trump's additional 54 Billion is so others can feel safe?


Only to some extent. 

We all see that our infrastructure is crumbling, our bridges, tunnels and roads are looking 3rd worldly.  But
have you seen our missiles and warships lately; talk about your fixer-uppers.

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Great post Jim!

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Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: March 22, 2017, 01:45:10 PM »
...This makes us unproportionally valuable to who?

Anyone who goes to bed at night wondering whether their part of the world will be annexed by Russia (for instance).


We have to spend 13 times what Russia does to feel safe at night?  How bout a teddy bear?

It's even worse than that, we outspend Russia 13/1, so others can feel safe.  Have we no shame?


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