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The Shape Shack / Re: Paint
« on: Today at 11:47:51 AM »
Thanks for that, TD ...  "concrete sealer in various glosses works well."  I'll look into it. 

https://www.southernpolyurethanes.com  ...is my favorite, after trying Transtar.  I wish I had more reason to 'shoot stuff'.

Jim

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Gear Talk / Re: Need Paddleboard Advice
« on: August 16, 2019, 06:53:37 AM »
$4k... Dude!  "Keep your hands out of your pockets."   $4k would buy you some of the most luscious c'hit from the best brands ...great paddles (important) and great racks.  You are actually entering at a probably a great time ...with the market contracting.  The early impulse movers have moved on.

I just scanned your local Craigslist ...and there were only two brands when you enter 'paddle', for a search, that I would walk across the street to look at: Infinity and KeNalu. (the KeNalu paddles are new...)  The rest is -from my perspective- is a bunch of cheap, Chinese product made to maximize profit for a retailer.  Just from that scan: there's a lotta crapus in FL.*

And don't let gimmicks; "tie down hooks for a cooler, or a place to store keys in a small cupholder type cubby." distract you.  (unless you are camping - a loaded cooler will upset your balance. ...plus, you really want to lose weight, not gain it.)

There are plenty of great brands that are fully developed and evolved that are made in the best factories in Asia. Look in the classifieds here - you are likely to find better choices.  Also, https://www.distressedmullet.com/classifieds/.  ...because the people here and over at the mullet have more time invested and a specific interest in this sport that goes beyond a casual paddle. 

Use those rental, water-logs to develop some good paddle skills**. ..they'll be like pre-season, training sleds for the NFL when you get some good foam underneath you.  And don't let this first response deter you from coming back to ask; "What about...?"  Good hunting - it's a great sport.

Jim

*one brand, Bic, is not known for podium-performance but is very sturdy kit compared to most of that other stuff I saw.

**You may even want to find a good paddle first (no cheapos!) - they are very important.

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General Discussion / Re: front yard wave?
« on: August 15, 2019, 06:15:35 AM »
Don't tell - it's Creek's secret spot in Rhode Island.

Jim

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Random / Re: This will make you smile
« on: August 15, 2019, 06:12:05 AM »
Bill, It must be a sign of End Times ...when you click on that older Chinese girl - Facebook only allows you to watch if you agree to allow them to track you.  I do not use Facebook, and they still want to track me?! 

Jim

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Foil SUP / Re: Dock Start in South Texas
« on: August 15, 2019, 06:06:29 AM »
Watch this guy snake the lineup...  This sport may get serious.




Jim

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Foil SUP / Re: Dock Start in South Texas
« on: August 14, 2019, 02:33:13 PM »
I guess that is where they got the name 'Armstrong' foils...     Whew.

Jim

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Nice stick, Bigs!

Scotty has to be one cool guy - traipsing around the globe with a 'full quiver'.  "Yes, Sir - I fully intend to ride every one of these on my vacation in your fair country."   Coming from a frank-speaking Aussie, it's 90% believable.

Jim

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Foil SUP / Re: Dock Start in South Texas
« on: August 14, 2019, 08:54:55 AM »
Isn't that just too cool, SS.  No way this old weezer could ever...

Hilly posted this on Seabreeze.  This young fellow had a heaping bowl of Rice Krispies that morning.




Jim

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SouthEast / Re: Hilton Head Island, SC - should I bring SUP
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:28:50 AM »
C'hit...OA.  I'd hate to be stuck for "some time" in Appalachia without something to paddle!  Hilton Head is a 'bring another for a friend', new or old, destination. 

IOP... I got tangled in that 'snob net'.  My ex married some condo/timeshare hustler and I was picking up my kids to haul to FL 30+ years ago. Two boards on the roof made it so she had to bring them out ...this vagabond might have contaminated the fine air. 

Jim

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....and superman knees, Peter.  Who needs a damn wing?!




Jim

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Random / Re: Testing the Solar System
« on: August 13, 2019, 07:43:19 AM »
Hey... Bill!   I haven't seen you over here...  https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewforum.php?f=38.   Maybe under a different alias?  I have had a Manx under a cover for a few years but been too distracted/busy to get to it.  It's fun sourcing period parts, especially for such a small project.   

Jim

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Random / Re: Lotsa health propaganda coming for 2020
« on: August 13, 2019, 07:35:48 AM »
Seldom,  C'mon... any 4yr old can come up with a completely logical story of a mythological hero to save his teddybear. 

No offense to the relatives of the guy on the trail, but I'd sure as hell trade the same number of —knife killing incidents— for similar numbers due to the growing pathology we wave around as a 2nd Amendment 'right'.   Gun Nut should be prominent in the DSM-5. 


Jim  ...in the Army that was smart enough to not let play with our guns.





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Random / Re: Getting family and friends in the ocean!
« on: August 12, 2019, 11:12:36 AM »
We be 'Fun'sters' ...not Old'sters.  Good for you.

Jim

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There was another showing its limitations toward the end...  I think I would get more physical/mental exercise out of a paddle in those conditions.




Jim

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QB,  I too am curious...  I was an excited, early-mover in kites in our area. Subsequently bought some really dangerous shit with very narrow powerbands and squirrelly controls - 3-line, 4-line, blimps, and foils.  It wasn't for a few years 'till the major players had kites pretty much developed.  This market is likely a lot smaller and yet there's a ton of entrants already.  It seems a bit like a 'gold rush' or a Game Theory 'First Mover Advantage' play. Already, Naish is called 'lightweight for the recreational user' in a, somewhat disrespectful, REAL video, so the sorting has started. 



And, it may not be quite as easy as presented by the young experts; even if your German is not perfect - you can see some of the learning challenges at about 24:30-on in this video.




Like watching the first few weeks of the Premier League, I like Duotone and Slingy at the moment. My hesitation is that I am not about to foil, so unless this is a lot more fun on a flat board or useful in the surf, like kites, then I may pass.   ...tho' I don't want to!

Jim

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