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« on: January 06, 2021, 02:30:10 PM »
how did you score such a good deal?

Ok someone needs to be the contrarian. I am having more fun at age 60 on my 7'10 supertech than i have ever had on my longer boards.
more work yes. More falls yes. But the action on the wave makes it all worthwhile. at least for now. and in many ways the board feels more forgiving.

SUP General / Re: HOw in the WORLD?
« on: December 28, 2020, 10:24:13 AM »
Thanks Bill

SUP General / Re: HOw in the WORLD?
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:31:39 PM »
Easy to do, and you wouldn't necessarily feel it. Thruster fin boxes are held in with about a playing card thickness of fiberglass and good thoughts. You can break them out by hitting a fin with the heel of your hand as "enforcers" have demonstrated to interlopers on many occasions.

That repair is a job for a pro, and make sure whoever you use has a jig for setting that box or it will probably be done by eye. Not good enough. Don't do anything to the board before you bring it to the shop.

Thanks for the advice. What does a jig like that look like?

thoughts on whether i should jut bring it in or dry it a home first?

SUP General / Re: HOw in the WORLD?
« on: December 27, 2020, 02:55:13 PM »
in my dreams!

SUP General / HOw in the WORLD?
« on: December 27, 2020, 12:23:14 PM »
Yesterday Sup surfing 3-5 foot waves. Had a fall, completely unremarkable. felt nothing. no other boards around. No reef. when i looked at my fins this is what i saw!
Fin itself is unharmed.
Not sure how i did that? if i landed on it, i should have felt it and been black and blue.

So , should i try remove the whole box to dry it out before taking it in for pro repair or other drying tips here? Much appreciated!

SUP General / Re: repair shops in Honolulu
« on: December 27, 2020, 11:48:59 AM »
thanks both of you!

SUP General / repair shops in Honolulu
« on: December 26, 2020, 04:37:21 PM »
Looking for quality Epoxy repairs...
got a ding bigger than i can manage

Gear Talk / Re: Sup Paddle fpr surf advice
« on: November 27, 2020, 06:36:57 PM »
gong available in USA?

Gear Talk / Re: Sup Paddle fpr surf advice
« on: November 17, 2020, 09:54:22 PM »
I'm a big fan of the Werner Rip Stick 79 (which is what I have now). The Rip Stick especially with the smaller diameter shaft just less strain on shoulders. Big fan of a smaller overall blade to increase cadence with surf.

appears sold out

Gear Talk / Re: Sup Paddle fpr surf advice
« on: November 16, 2020, 10:49:46 PM »
Those are all good options. I haven't experienced flutter on any of my different paddles for years. I even just bought a used Riviera Vantage for $40. and it doesn't flutter either. Maybe a technique thing? Or maybe I don't pay attention to it anymore?
well i  didnt notice it till trying the other shape. then it became obvious.

Gear Talk / Sup Paddle fpr surf advice
« on: November 16, 2020, 05:17:59 PM »
Have been on a Kialoa for couple of years. the front of the blade is basically fal and it flutters a lot. I didnt really notice it till i took out anohter paddle with a dihedral shape and saw the advantage in terms of reduced flutter.

so now looking for a new paddle. to be used exlcusively in the surf.
fixed length,
kenalu? Quickblade? Blackproject?

The Shape Shack / Re: Gelcoat on Jimmy Lwis Repair
« on: October 04, 2020, 06:31:31 PM »
What is spot putty?

General Discussion / Re: Post-worthy shark tips
« on: October 03, 2020, 04:27:23 PM »
speaking of sharks, my break in honolulu has had em plenty this past month. Big Bait ball in at the beach brining em in. sandbar and others.
Pretty much every day see three or 4.
The main attraction has been to see them breaching near you!
that one takes some getting used to

The Shape Shack / Re: Filler
« on: October 03, 2020, 04:15:42 PM »
You can add a little baking soda too. I don't know why it helps but it foams up lighter. You can also add baking soda to cyanoacrylate glue to make a very strong but sandable filler that works well for hard plastics or dense wood.

You do that in the ding or in a cup before putting it into the ding?

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