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Gear Talk / Re: NEW BOARD! 8'2 Genration Wedge
« on: April 07, 2020, 02:35:34 AM »
Good for you Mike! Looks awesome, enjoy!

Thanks LB May need to coordinate a session with the solo shot to show the zoners for the official review!
Sure, let me know

Although I snapped back to reality and probably best wait for this virus to calm down before getting together to surf and play with the Soloshot.

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Gear Talk / Re: NEW BOARD! 8'2 Genration Wedge
« on: April 07, 2020, 02:01:53 AM »
Good for you Mike! Looks awesome, enjoy!

Thanks LB May need to coordinate a session with the solo shot to show the zoners for the official review!
Sure, let me know.

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Gear Talk / Re: NEW BOARD! 8'2 Genration Wedge
« on: April 06, 2020, 06:33:33 PM »
Good for you Mike! Looks awesome, enjoy!

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Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Sup rental in Florida
« on: March 11, 2020, 10:10:28 AM »
Thanks for the feedback folks.  Caribesurf, Iíll go where I can rent a sup.  My wife really wants to go to a warm area for a few days and is supportive of me sup surfing while there.

STC filled me in on some shops too, thanks Rick!

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Travel, Trips, Destinations / Sup rental in Florida
« on: March 11, 2020, 06:21:05 AM »
Hello,

Does anyone know of shops in Florida that rent decent surf sups ?

Weíre considering going to Florida during my wife and daughters spring break and we are flexible on where we go.

Thanks in advance.

Ken

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Gear Talk / Re: Tried the Jimmy Lewis 9'3" Destroyer today.
« on: February 14, 2020, 11:09:22 AM »
LB, how does destroyer compare to SF. I loved surfing SF. Thanks
My SF is the wide version so that should be taken into account.  Both very fun boards the main difference for me is I think the destroyer handles bigger waves better.  This is probably due to it being narrower and a bit longer and on my back hand(which I use a lot in this area) I can take off late on steep drops and feel confident Iíll make it.

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Gear Talk / Re: Tried the Jimmy Lewis 9'3" Destroyer today.
« on: February 14, 2020, 09:36:28 AM »
I have the 8'10 Destroyer.  I'm 56, 5'9, 205lbs without 5mil wetsuit.  I've been riding the Destroyer since September and like it a lot.
I live in NJ and ride exclusively beach breaks from gutless junk to solid head high juice.  When standing on the board the rails are just below the surface of the water my feet are dry, that's how i like it. I do not want my feet underwater when standing.  I feel the nose rocker is just right and the board paddles great.  I'm currently riding it as a thruster using GL2 side fins with a smaller 4" True Ames center fin, I really like this configuration.  I don't agree with your assessment of the way this board turns.  I can do long drawn out turns I also can surf it from the middle not on the tail.  Finally, I am not a fan at all of domed decks I feel the 8'10 dome is very subtle.
Below is a pic of the Destroyer with the JL SF just below.

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NorthEast / Re: North Jerz and SupSean share a session
« on: January 22, 2020, 02:10:21 AM »
Hey njs, no worries.  I tend to prefer solo on days like that I guess the selfish side of me shows.

Hi Osprey, yep Going backhand the entire session.

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NorthEast / Re: North Jerz and SupSean share a session
« on: January 21, 2020, 04:35:17 AM »
Thats cool, glad you guys got on it!  Sunday was pure fun, I got out around 8am surfed for over 2hrs, the offshores didnít really kick in until I got out.

Sunday prior in jerz was bigger and more challenging due to the wind and drift but the benefit of the sup was being able to stay in place.  The less experienced proners were paddling out 100 yards south of to a peak then in no time they were 100 yards north of me.

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Gear Talk / Re: Look what I did to my 9'4" Creek?
« on: September 02, 2019, 05:54:10 AM »
It looks to me like the side fins are on backwards?

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General Discussion / Re: The price of new boards/how do you choose?
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:43:22 AM »
as an xxl surfer you need construction.  @ 220lbs, 250lbs on up....construction is your friend.

regular poly, lightly glassed customs all bad news.

i'd go production.   You will never find bombproof like you can with certain mass produced productions.  (trust me - i always want to support local...but heres a reason to stray)

 if you go custom, you will be very very heavy with most shapers that arent building with advance techniques.

the ONLY brand ive never gotten foot welts in.....which is a primary concern for big guys.....Jimmy Lewis.
Hey NJS, I must have lead feet cause my superfrank has foot wells. I believe you noticed it right away when you demoed the board.  Still wonít stop me from getting another one from JL which should be arriving on Tuesday.   ;D

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 06, 2019, 04:46:17 PM »
So after some back and forth with Jimmy and a much anticipated wait I have recieved my new board! Jimmy Lewis Destroyer, 7í7Ē x 29Ē at 100 ltrs. Absoulutely exactly what I was looking for. Nice full nose coming back to pin tail. This will be my main got to board as it should handle any conditions we get here in FL. It has a nice flat deck, comfy looking pad, weighs nothing and the fit and finish of everything is absolutley amazing. Not only did I want the dimensions of this board but also wanted the bomber construction these boards have a reputation for. Military guy and definetly on a budget, this is the first board I have bought brand new and I had to buy it sight unseen so I was very nervous. But after everything I could not be happier and look forward to many fun years with her!

Milsurf

How did you go about ordering the destroyer and getting it shipped? The Canadian JL distributor is closing shop. The JL website doesnít list the board.

Cheers

Bob
Bob,  I emailed Jimmy directly heís very good at replying.  His son Marlon is hopefully getting my Destroyer ready for shipping.  Info@jimmylewis.com

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:41:00 PM »
Thanks for posting those last pics.

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:21:04 PM »
Oh man, I was all set to purchase an 8í10 Destroyer and you mentioned the domed deck!  Iím not a fan and I guess from pics I didnít pick that up.  Reviews from the other site no one mentions it.  Thanks for the review.


The domed deck looks very subtle to me. I doubt it detracts from the performance much. The problem with the Destroyer are the high volumes in the bigger sizes which force lighter riders like us to go small and narrow if we want the correct volume for our weight.

The 8'10 would have way too much float for you. It's designed for riders well over 200 pounds.
 
Don't confuse volume with stability. Having the correct volume for your weight actually adds stability because the board is cradled more by the water. Ultimately, you want the deck pad to be level with the surface of the water or close to it. Too much volume hinders performance.
I do agree it looks subtle but Iím not worried about its performance more about my knees feeling it.  And yes I have this psychological weirdness with volume but from experience I prefer to go bigger despite losing performance.  Plus Iím 205 without a wetsuit so I think Iíll be fine.  I went with the largest super frank and couldnít be happier.


I can't wait for my new demo board....errrr i mean your new destroyer to come in @LB  ;) ;)
Haha, anytime NJS! Iíll let you know.

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Random / Re: Lotsa health propaganda coming for 2020
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:05:58 PM »
Hi Night Wing,  Do you think there should be a ban on automatic weapons?

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