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I'd say don't complicate things. Get one board that meets you at the corner of performance and longboard.
Sunova has the Steeze 9'6 x 31 @ 144.5L Infinity has the New Deal 9'6 x 31 @141L.

I have the Steeze 9'2 x 30.5 @136L for East Coast winter and I'm at 195LBS (with winter gear).
Both performance and build are pretty good. Better wave count than all the sub 9' around.

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Gear Talk / Re: New paddle
« on: December 26, 2020, 04:40:04 PM »
Congrats! It's a great blade. Glad you found a decent shaft for it and get to use it before the Spring. Will be good to hear how the shaft feels after few long paddles. Enjoy.

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The Shape Shack / Re: shape3D guru (help please!)
« on: December 21, 2020, 11:10:02 AM »
Looks amazing! Great to read it work just as well. Congrats 8)

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General Discussion / Re: Can you safely glue half of a 3 piece paddle?
« on: December 17, 2020, 05:21:50 AM »
Hello everyone,
I guess my username gives away my skill level right away.
So my question which I was hoping someone could help me is the following. I've just got my first sup board and because it came without a paddle I had to go through the immence task of researching the best cheapest paddle out there. I could've gone for the best paddle (period) but those cost 2 times what I paid for the board so that's that. Anyway, I bought online a 3 piece, fiber glass/ plastic paddle with the ignorance of a child because after receiving it yesterday and assembling it I straight away noticed that the bottom 2 pieces connect throught one of those pin balls that slide out of a little hole in the shaft. I can see that it won't fall off but there's movement and of course with time it will definetly snap somewhere around that area. So I was thinking to permanently glue somehow the bottom two parts of the paddle leaving only the handle part ajustable which has the right system, with the clip that tightens the two together and allows you to ajust the lenght to the milimiter. So guys, is it a good idea, first of all? And if it is, what kind of glue should I use? Strong duck tape around the joint, maybe? Gorilla glue? UHU stick 😏? I'd appreciate some enlighment 🙌

Don't feel bad about the paddle choice. Everyone I know who got into paddling started with a crap paddle because it's cheap. If you do get into it seriously. A good paddle is the best investment
in your well being. Boards come and go, paddle could stay with you for a long time.

As for your question, in general I wouldn't worry about the blade falling off, I've use paddles with this system and even well known brands had that wiggle but that depends how crappy your paddle really is. If you are the worrying type, you can just use hot glue, a non permanent solution (search the forum you'll find a lot about it) it will take care of the wiggle and you could always detach it if needed.

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A new contender for you. New size for this shape. Seems like a very good balance between performance and fun while keeping the SUP "feel"

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One is already down for the count ;D Can't get here soon enough. Thx Creek

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Random / Re: Pavones Costa Rica Spa for Sale
« on: December 08, 2020, 06:41:47 AM »
It looks nice, well kept.  US$585,000 ask.  Chump change for Silicon Valley boys ...if they had the time to use it.

Jim

Wow, it used to be 250,000 before it was built if remember correctly. Magical place though.

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Sessions / Re: Cold Fronts, Late Fall 2020
« on: December 08, 2020, 06:39:05 AM »
Sweet cookie. I can't believe these cold fronts came so fast. The good thing about it are the diluted line up around these parts. I love the paddle guitar move... Goes along with your theme tune :)

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SUP General / Re: To my SUP family
« on: November 28, 2020, 11:35:53 AM »
Thanks for that Rick and for all the creative work you share year round keeping the stoke up.

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Foil SUP / Re: Chasing the elusive, inexpensive inflatable...
« on: November 24, 2020, 05:56:45 AM »
The combination between cheap ole' Fuc and a compulsive tinkerer can bring wonderful things to life. Keep us posted.
And on a lighter note, if you can make this work, I'll want to see the Doggie foil vest version next.  Could be a good market for this. Who wouldn't want their dog to fulfill its role as a companion when out there working on flat water dead starts ;D

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Environment / Re: Building up my ocean Karma points:)
« on: November 22, 2020, 03:17:00 PM »
Sounds like a great way to go and with the room you have on the unlimited it seems like you'll be generating lots of points :) I went as far as removing the GPS all-together.

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Random / Re: Apple Silicon
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:40:18 AM »
or...people buy them, are blown away...and come right back when they are ready again.  That has been my Apple experience.  They sell hard but deliver harder.

Call it how you want but they'll separate people from their money one way or the other in a very fast cycles. Much of it because of the fanfare and hype that very often leave people searching for answers once the noise is gone and all they're left with is a super fast machine that half of their eco-system isn't compatible with. That has been my Apple experience for many years, not as a user. As a service provider I made a lot money because of it.

Fair enough.  We usually keep our desktops ~4 years and then move the older ones to update warehouse computers.  We have iMac's that are ready but we'll wait for the new M chips.  iPhone's, we finally upgrade from 6's.  Just replaced ipads as well (maybe 5 years ?).  Old ones to the grandkids.  Chan got a watch and she is loving it.

Sound like a very responsible strategy of a well informed user.

I'm more excited by the implications of this new tech going forward and what it means for the unified macOS/iPadOS/iPhoneOS experience. Developers who for years worked around the constraints of the mobile OS and managed to create simple and streamlined workflows for very sophisticated software will now be able to provide their offering across the entire eco-system
and use the years of experience developing economically for the "limited" mobile platform to really offer significant performance boost on these new machines and a more responsive development cycles.

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Random / Re: Apple Silicon
« on: November 22, 2020, 09:35:50 AM »
or...people buy them, are blown away...and come right back when they are ready again.  That has been my Apple experience.  They sell hard but deliver harder.

Call it how you want but they'll separate people from their money one way or the other in a very fast cycles. Much of it because of the fanfare and hype that very often leave people searching for answers once the noise is gone and all they're left with is a super fast machine that half of their eco-system isn't compatible with. That has been my Apple experience for many years, not as a user. As a service provider I made a lot money because of it.

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Random / Re: Apple Silicon
« on: November 22, 2020, 05:27:08 AM »
...It is going to be wild to see what they design for the Macbook pros that have always had discrete graphics and (my interest) the iMac's which had become super powerful machines even before these new chips.  For that matter they are planning a new (half sized) Mac pro.  What does that look like with these considerations? 

If you're a happy as clam now, you'll be squeaking like the Pillsbury Doughboy when you see the desktop class systems. Super smart people at Apple, they'll have all the fanboys paying to test the new drug for them and have them come back and pay a lot more when it's fully baked.

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Random / Re: Apple Silicon
« on: November 21, 2020, 07:53:23 PM »
...When I need a new mini they will be dialed...

And hopefully will let you run the new shiny $799 BlackMagic eGPU (or any eGPU for that matter) bought to supplement Davinci Resolve 17 and Rhino 3D because right now you'd be F**ked.

My guess would be No though, by then they'll replace the current beefed up mobile class GPU included with their new Desktop class GPU. At least for the marked up models.

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