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Classifieds / Re: fs: (2) Laird Pro Carbon Paddles (price reduction)
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:42:00 AM »
Price Reduction:

(1) Laird Pro Carbon Paddle, Blade 95", Ergo Handle, ~83" / Flex = Regular - $100

(2) Laird Pro Carbon Paddle, Blade 95" Ergo Handle, ~74" / Flex = Stiff - $100



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Gear Talk / Re: CDrive fins preorder in USA
« on: September 21, 2019, 02:39:11 PM »
Fins - small - came late so only surfed them today.

Speeed was noticeably looser and could snap tighter turns.

I will try the small trailer soon.

Thanks for all the input.

Bye - bye Humberto...

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Gear Talk / Re: CDrive fins preorder in USA
« on: September 17, 2019, 05:02:23 AM »
What size?

C-Drives in my King's Accelerator 8'2" Shark Board.

Awesome!

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Gear Talk / Re: CDrive fins preorder in USA
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:54:36 PM »
got it...just ordered the smalls - thx.

I currently ride an 8'2" Speeed with the stock 105's.

I believe the board is over finned anti is really apparent when there's a bit of current as I can feel the push while waiting in the line up.

I am ~78 kg's and assume I would go with the C Drive's in a size small as below:

https://www.surfnvs.com/collections/specialty/products/c-drive-s-apex

I don't see the trailer fin on the site that some refer to here.

Any perspective or suggestions appreciated - thx!

At 105 kg I was using the C-Drive L size in my 8'8 Speeed, so I would say yeah, probably the Smalls, depending on your style. The channels on the Speeed always seemed to give me extra hold, I never felt like the board slipped out on any size wave.

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Gear Talk / Re: CDrive fins preorder in USA
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:01:35 AM »
mrbid,

All FCS tabs - no US Box.

Let me know if you have any idea on proper size.

Thank you,

I clicked on your link.

It looked exactly like the one I used to order a set.

Three fins, a left, a right, and a center.

They are awesome.

Only issue that I can see if you have a center box with a plate and screw you are in trouble and would have to use an FCS adapter.

I believe the Speed uses twin tab boxes in all positions so you should have no problems.

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Gear Talk / Re: CDrive fins preorder in USA
« on: September 14, 2019, 01:43:54 PM »
I currently ride an 8'2" Speeed with the stock 105's.

I believe the board is over finned anti is really apparent when there's a bit of current as I can feel the push while waiting in the line up.

I am ~78 kg's and assume I would go with the C Drive's in a size small as below:

https://www.surfnvs.com/collections/specialty/products/c-drive-s-apex

I don't see the trailer fin on the site that some refer to here.

Any perspective or suggestions appreciated - thx!

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Classifieds / fs: (2) Laird Pro Carbon Paddles
« on: September 09, 2019, 07:00:04 AM »
Used lightly // Like New Condition - (2) Laird Pro Carbon Paddles

(1) Laird Pro Carbon Paddle, Blade 95", Ergo Handle, ~83" / Flex = Regular - $120

(2) Laird Pro Carbon Paddle, Blade 95" Ergo Handle, ~74" / Flex = Stiff - $120

Boston area and can meet within reason - MA, CT, RI, VT, NH

Thank you,
john

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Has anyone used these and if so what has your experience been.

Thank you,
john

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Gear Talk / Re: What length is your surf paddle?
« on: November 11, 2018, 08:33:26 AM »
I am just over 5'10" and my Kialoa Methane is about the same.  I may go shorter.

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Gear Talk / Re: SIC 12'6" Bullet - Leash/Cargo Net Insert Failures
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:52:24 AM »
PonoBill,

Thank you for the advice.

I never used the cargo net.  I will do a complete repair soon and epoxy / new traction where they now reside - without a cargo net.

The other issue I am having is the same sub-standard inserts SIC used on the cargo net are identical to the leash inserts (plugs).  There are 2 placements available on the Bullet's for the leash attachment.  One of those has definitely failed and the other seems to have failed as well.  There is dried salt residue around it.

The metal inserts for all these systems are corroding.  Since they sit adjacent to the outer shell of the board, delaminatation is occurring and causing water to enter the board where the hardware is located.

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Gear Talk / Re: SMIK Hipster Twin
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:39:31 AM »
General SMIK and some specific Hipster info here:

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/Review/Jp-surf-pro-8-6-2017-18

excerpt:
"here ,,, i found a great review for you from SUP International.. on the Smik 8,0 x 30.5.. dont get too hung up on going narrower,, its a hoax.. why do you think so many guys end up selling mint pro boards after a few months? they cant ride them in anything but low wind no chop/backwash conditons.. duh not the real world unless you are cruising the island reefs..

Performance
The 8'0 Hipster didn't really feel that small in the water at all, in fact it felt comfortably stable for my 85 kg frame,(I normally ride a 100L size board). Its wide, soft railed nose pops over the white water and feels very amiable in choppy conditions. Paddling into a chunky, choppy Atlantic wave on a wide twin fin I thought would be a bit of a challenge, but the Hipster seemed to slide into the waves easily and has a ton of grip for a full compressed bottom turn. The surprising ace up its sleeve was the immediate controlled change of direction you could drive out of this board. The Twin just grips and spins around in such a tight radius it surprised us. It rebounded easily over white water sections which you quickly catch up to - be prepared to go faster than you maybe have on a sup before. So yes, we really enjoyed this board. It's more stable than the dimensions suggest, slippery across the wave and turns beautifully and doesn't get hung up in the mush after your final manoeuvre. This 8'0 feels more stable than many bigger 'Pro' style boards but proved to be tons of fun in a range of conditions. A cracking board and great value for a carbon build too.

im currently on the Starboard Airborn 8'8" x 31.5. im 6'1" 85kg.. this board rips.. looking to step down to Smik 8.0 or even 7'10" looks doable.."

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/Review/SMIK

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/Review/Jp-Surf-Pro-vs-Sunova-Flash-vs-Smik-Spitfire




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Gear Talk / Re: SIC 12'6" Bullet - Leash/Cargo Net Insert Failures
« on: August 09, 2018, 06:12:00 AM »
This year, yes. There are cargo inserts.

A few years ago, no. There weren't cargo inserts. Not even last year.

Where did you buy it from?

Every Bullet I have seen has the inserts - in the catalogs over the years, my neighbors (11' and 12'6"), ...

Bought at Ocean House in Swampscott, MA.

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Gear Talk / Re: SIC 12'6" Bullet - Leash/Cargo Net Insert Failures
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:51:59 PM »
Yes - Factory installed and it still seems to be the case:

https://www.storesicmaui.com/boards/12-6-bullet.html


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