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Just curious as always.

In the video, you seem to be on a long length board. If you don't me asking, what is the length of the board as well as the width of the board you were surfing?

Gear Talk / Re: Paddle suggestion for SUS with bad shoulders
« on: March 23, 2017, 01:43:07 PM »
Having my left shoulder operated on 15 years ago and now my right shoulder is going to be operated on in 6 days, looks like I'm going to be in the market for a new paddle. Something 85 or lower. I prefer an adjustable length paddle though.

BTW, nice topic thread.

Sneak Peeks, Rumors, and Wish Lists / Re: Jimmy Lewis Unlimited..
« on: March 23, 2017, 01:34:38 PM »
Wish there were some schematic drawings to take a sneak peak to see what it would look like.

My surgeon told me a tear this long, there is no amount of exercise that will heal this up because the bone spur caused the tear in the first place "so the bone spur has got to go". Surgery is the only way since left un-repaired, the tear will eventually tear all the way through my rotator.

On another note, just after lunch the Physical Therapy department called me and my first session of PT is scheduled for Friday, March 31st (two days after surgery) and the first session is going to last one hour. I don't have a time yet but I'm hoping for the 10:00 am time slot. And as an added bonus, the physical therapist who worked with me on my left shoulder 15 years ago, he will working with me again on my right shoulder.

I already know what he will expect from me in PT and he already knows I'll give him what he expects from me in PT. The last time I was with him was 15 years ago. I did 3 months of PT work in 3 weeks of time. My plan is to do the exact same thing this time around. I'll see if the last 15 years has slowed me down any. My primary goal is to be taking my sup on it's first leisurely flat water cruise of 2017 on June 1st. My secondary goal is to be sup surfing on August 1st........or before.  ;)

Saw my orthopedic surgeon this morning at my 10:00 am appointment time. Went over the entire procedure and I went with the long cut (open surgery) instead of arthroscopic surgery. This way my surgeon can see the entire joint. My MRI showed a tear which is three quarters through the rotator. The tear is not where it is attached to the bone so that is a bit of good news. My bone x-ray showed the tear was caused by a hooked bone spur at the end of my clavicle which started the tear and once the tear started tearing, it just kept tearing to where it is now.

So the spur will be shaved off and the rotator will be repaired. I did ask about using my sup for leisurely flat water cruising and was told that would be okay around June 1st. I then asked about sup surfing waves and my surgeon said "maybe" by August 1st,but no guarantee for that date. I'm "guessing" he will want to see me during the last week of July and check the shoulder out with various exercises to see whether the shoulder can handle this type of activity.

My surgery is scheduled for (Wednesday) March 29th. I have to be at the surgery center by 7:00 am and my surgery is schedule to start at 8:30 am. I will be leaving the surgery center with my right arm in some sort of sling. Today my surgeon wrote a prescription (to be taken after surgery) for 3 medications and I will pick them up tonight after 6:00 pm at my local pharmacy.

Looks like I'm all set.

General Discussion / Re: Springtime is here.
« on: March 22, 2017, 07:33:15 PM »
Spring is definitely here where I live in Texas. The high temperature today was 85 degrees F. Our early morning low for Thursday morning will be around 63 degrees F. Right now as I type this post, it is 75 degrees F.

BTW, nice photo.

I like the feet placement on the middle of the board photo. I started using this position last October. Works well.

The specs are definitely needed for the new board so a comparison can be made to the older board in order to better understand your new stance.

Gear Talk / Re: So I bought a Hobie Eclipse Mirage...
« on: March 22, 2017, 04:50:30 AM »
One video I could find that might be of interest to this topic thread.

Sessions / Re: Amazing f-one vid.
« on: March 22, 2017, 04:36:20 AM »
The F-One company really knows who to make a fine video to watch. Nice choice in music in the background of the video makes the video so serene like.

Thanks for sharing this video.

SUP Sports / Re: Thor's Hammer
« on: March 21, 2017, 04:43:48 PM »
Wow! Ron is going to love his fishing sup when it is finally finished and he gets it. Not to mentioning doing his first fishing trip on it.

Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: TENS machine
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:28:05 AM »
I bought "something" on February 16th which my orthopedic surgeon recommended for my lower back pain, but I'm still trying it out. It was delivered to my home on February 18th.

If it works and so far it feels like it is working, I'll make a new topic somewhere most likely in the Random forum since I don't think it fits in this forum. But I have to give it two months of time before the jury comes back in for the verdict. If it doesn't work, I'll forgo the new topic.

Random / Re: surf mat v1
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:06:48 AM »
The last surf mat I was on was when I was 10 years old. That was 57 years ago. Seeing all of those actions photos brought back pleasant memories for me.

We've had a warm winter where I live. With the start of Spring yesterday, the air temperature reached 85 degrees F. What is really chapping me is the water temperatures where I live for fresh and salt water. It is warm enough for me to go supping now wearing a long sleeve shirt and jeans.

The water temperature this morning at Lake Conroe is 66 degrees F and that water temperature is my minimum personal water comfort zone. The water temperature at the private lake in our subdivision is at 71 degrees F this morning. Down on the upper Texas coast, the water temperature for the North Jetty at the entrance to Galveston Bay is at 70 degrees this morning.

I've got my Hammer sup and I can't use it because of my right shoulder. All I can do is watch the prone and sup surfers on their boards on the webcam down at Galveston Island surfing the small waves at the 43rd Street Jetty. It is frustrating for me to say the least. Right now, I feel like "I'm a boat in dry dock waiting on repairs to my hull".

Gear Talk / Re: So I bought a Hobie Eclipse Mirage...
« on: March 21, 2017, 04:45:44 AM »
I'll be interested to see how well you like it on the water. Looking forward to your review of it.

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