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In case you were wondering about the rhythm you should sing the chorus from Saturday Night Fever. The “ah ah ah ah” part is apparently the perfect rhythm.

“Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive”

Downwind and Racing / Re: What would you ask Michael Booth?
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:59:05 AM »
What's it like to paddle upside down?

Gear Talk / Re: So I bought a Hobie Eclipse Mirage...
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:14:16 AM »
Have fun stepping off the pedals to get into surf stance and getting back on the pedals

Random / Re: Batteries and flying
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:08:41 AM »
^ which is probably why they are not allowed in cargo

^ they make great touring boards.

But wouldn't an Allstar also?

Gear Talk / Re: Race boards, prescribed paddle weights and volume.
« on: March 22, 2017, 03:31:34 AM »
^oops. That's

NSP Sonic (ocean race dugout) 23 & 24.5

Gear Talk / Re: Race boards, prescribed paddle weights and volume.
« on: March 22, 2017, 02:24:55 AM »
Better, UKGM, test it and let us know.

It'd be cool if you did board tests of different race widths with:
- 3 different riders: 75kg, 85kg, 95kg
- 3 different shape boards in 2 race widths

for example (these are ones I’d like to see tested)
Naish Maliko 24 & 26
Allstar 23 & 24.5
NSP Sonic (ocean race dugout) 24 & 25.5

I’m 180cm 75Kg weekend warrior and roughly your speed. I’d help you out.

Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:28:17 PM »
Sorry. I wasn’t paying attention to who was quoted. I missed your point on nunes and shiff. I’m not really clued in on the whole partisan in-fighting. I’m only looking at world level. I do find it interesting how several things from that Steele report seem to be panning out.

Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: March 21, 2017, 04:19:50 PM »

Here's why I keep feeling like I'm defending a President I despise. Twisting the priority of getting China to lean on Korea vs. a NATO meeting is pretty screwed. Nuts with nukes vs. Nato meeting. Which would you say is more of an immediate priority?

You’re perfectly right but I suggest you actually read the Reuters piece. There’s a bit more nuance and the article says it better than I can.

How do I know you didn’t read the article yet?:
“the alliance offered to change the meeting dates so Tillerson could attend it and the Xi Jinping talks but the State Department had rebuffed the idea. ”

And I don't see how anyone can debate that the USA spends a disproportionate amount on NATO. The budget per member is supposed to be 2 percent of GDP.

Is it brinksmanship to demand that the other members meet their obligations? By whom?

You’re perfectly right again but this time you should read the news.

Read up on what Trump asked of Germany [I think right AFTER Merkel left] regarding paying. It appears Trump claims Germany owes the US and Nato ‘vast sums of money’ to make up for things over the years. Apparently that’s not part of the agreement. As much as you are right that states should reach agreed levels Trump asking for things that aren’t part of the agreement also pisses them off.

It’s an alliance. It is in all’s interest they get along and face the real enemy. Does look like footsie w Putin.

I don't know what kind of footsie Trump has been playing with Putin. And we're not likely to know with all this bullshit being spread. Did you actually READ the transcript of the hearing, Tautologies? I couldn't find the quote you gave--there's nothing like that in Comey's testimony that I could find. You're implying there's a smoking gun. More like a pissing match of allegations between Nunes and Schiff.

Yeah I was scanning for that quote too and it’s a bit long so I just did a search in the article and found it quickly. It’s there and pertinent.


Random / Batteries and flying
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:10:46 AM »

Several airlines get 4 days to implement a ban on laptops, cameras, and other electronic equipment on flight. UK quickly follows suite. Bet more will do so too, just to follow suite.

What a drag for travellers. If flights are down-time work-wise that’s a lot of time lost.

The classic “trick” for employees with company laptops to get an upgrade that the boss was refusing was always to simply check them in to as checked baggage. Ooops, broken, need a new one. Worked every time! This requirement to put them as check in baggage is going to create a lot of damage.

So here’s the question, IATA regulations prohibit passengers to put LiPo batteries as checked baggage in hold. So which devices have the new LiPo batteries and what is one supposed to do with them. (other than the logical “discharge” them thing).

Can someone sensible please take charge. [pun unintended]

Classifieds / Re: SIC X-14 Pro for sale in New Hampshire
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:44:58 AM »
SIC X-14 pro is a slick board. They do well in races.

Gear Talk / Re: So I bought a Hobie Eclipse Mirage...
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:37:03 AM »
call RedPaddle and get a Red Dragon DW world championships going.

The potential for epic crash footage is epic.
Not a million spots which are currently feasible for drone coverage.

I'm in. You guys got good beer there?

General Discussion / Re: The rule of 30's
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:28:58 AM »

I didn't know water that cold existed.

Hey, it's all up from there.

Gear Talk / Re: Race boards, prescribed paddle weights and volume.
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:22:34 AM »
I can’t remember if it was a SUP, ski or bike web site where a product page claimed one weight and if you clicked through to the tech spec page there was another weight listed. Clearly one page written by the marketing suits and another by the engineers.

That would never happen if the marketing people were appropriately lazy. I always just took the engineering materials and rewrote them as marketing. Our clients thought I was a genius--"you know so much about our products!" the benefit of only dealing with the internal marketing folks--they never read the engineering stuff.

cracking up

That was quick. You got some alerts going on whenever marketing is mentioned on the zone? Or a 7th sense?

Isn't life so easy sometimes when you figure it out. You must've had as much fun in marketing as a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Trump. Not so smart. Whoops. Wrong thread. Where were we?

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