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Gear Talk / Re: Help deciding which wetsuit?
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:35:20 PM »
I BOUGHT A XTERRA closeout and i like it a lot so far.

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Random / Re: Retiring But where?
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:19:56 PM »
Pets are a far bigger expense and restraint than most people realize--or care to acknowledge. I like dogs, but wouldn't have one if my wife wasn't so attached to them. I've been looking at our expenses per year and dog expense is big enough to pop up on the radar. That was a surprise. Add to that, there are a lot of things we don't do, or have to do in a contorted way, because of the dog. Our dog is a service dog--a diabetic alert dog, but with a continuous glucose monitor, the benefit is hard to justify on a medical basis.

That book is well done Pono!
One question; why is HAwaii ranked so poorly for WEATHER? Some of the finest weather on the planet IMO

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Downwind and Racing / Re: west wind downwinder anyone??
« on: February 10, 2019, 07:54:36 PM »
the only time i have ever seen Waikiki look like it did today was during tropical storms...today may even have been gnarlier

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and with winds to match so not much surfing action i think

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Gear Talk / Re: Leash toe advice
« on: February 10, 2019, 11:13:25 AM »
Thanks for some great options! Off hand what thickness can fit?

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Gear Talk / Leash toe advice
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:18:23 PM »
Have used some narrow guage parachute cord but that failed once.
What do folks like to use to secure the leash to the board for SUP wave riding?

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Classifieds / Re: looking for a 2019 Starboard Hypernut 7'10"
« on: February 06, 2019, 05:19:51 PM »
my 8'0" Hypernut has pretty much bit the dust on a recent pearl. it was old and time to retire anyway. if anyone has the new 2019 7'10" Hypernut for sale, please let me know. I'm in Jupiter, FL.  Please no advice on other boards. thanks

bit the dust as in?

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Gear Talk / Re: 2018 fanatic bamboo carbon 50 paddle
« on: February 04, 2019, 01:21:54 PM »
Good paddle and price and even better price when you get it on sale at just over $200+. What I like about this paddle is the bamboo/carbon mixed shaft, its one of the best imo. The blade Width7.25", Area90 sq.in./580 cm and this size blade would given my shoulder grief but not with this shaft combo. The blade is nice mixed of tear drop and high aspect and it has a nice grab and release and not worrying about being a technical paddle stroke freak. I started using with the race board 73" shaft length then I cut to 70" for the surf and the shaft still have a nice flex (paddle weight 560g)

where can you get it on sale?

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Technique / Re: getting back on the pad
« on: February 04, 2019, 12:55:17 PM »
way to CRANK that turn! but you missed the chance for a nice off the lip  8)

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Technique / Re: getting back on the pad
« on: February 04, 2019, 11:55:53 AM »
It's challenging to ignore the ride and focus on getting better, since the ride is what makes us do this sport to begin with. Foiling has that problem squared. I'm trying to improve and tighten up my turns, but as soon as I get up in the air on a wave the voice in my head yells "I'm flying!!" and my plans go to shit.

this quote makes me want to start foiling

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Technique / Re: getting back on the pad
« on: February 03, 2019, 07:34:01 PM »
this is great advice
It's a funny thing.
On my 14'r, I get back to the stomper on every turn...
but on my 9'4 , I never do.

Necessity most likely in my case... the 14 won't turn unless I am at the tail,
but my 9'4 turns really well with my back foot on the rail, over the side bite.
I also suspect that on my 9'4, standing all the way back on the stomper stalls the board.
A person my height, but 50 lbs lighter may have the same stance as me, but on a smaller board, his back foot will be on the stomper and his front will be near the handle, so no stalling.

On speeding up the learning curve:
Early on, I had a hard time getting myself to switch paddle sides when turning, so.....
I would spend entire sessions on ONLY that.

Before a wave I would say "Switch paddle sides"!!!!!
That was my only focus, I didn't care about the rest of the ride....

my sole purpose was to ingrain the paddle switch into a routing action.

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Technique / getting back on the pad
« on: February 03, 2019, 01:45:07 PM »
I surf a JL stun gun now for 2 years. I used to think " why did they put the kick pad so far back, i'll never get on that except in the steepest waves" (admittedly the SG seems to be FOR steep waves.)

But over time i find i am back there more and more. Wondering what accounts for that ? I mean obviously technique is getting better but how could that slow learning curve for me have been speeded up?

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Gear Talk / Re: RSPro wet application vid.
« on: February 03, 2019, 01:20:08 PM »
what did you use for the wetting/ Soap?

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Gear Talk / Re: Applying RSPro Rail Tape
« on: February 03, 2019, 01:16:59 PM »
This is how we apply the RS pro tape at Blue Planet:


Hey Robert:
That video says wet wont work on RS pro. But RS pro says it is ok. Did they cahnge the formulation?

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Gear Talk / Re: Surf Paddle Flutter
« on: February 03, 2019, 12:48:36 PM »
My Sunova paddle has no flutter. Best paddle I've ever had. Whenever I go back to my old Kialoa Pipes, it flutters all over the place. It's like night and day.

badger which modelare you on?

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