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Gear Talk / Re: Roof transport in summer
« on: Today at 08:37:53 AM »
Thats a good PSA Clay and Jim.

For anyone who is not quite sure about what might have happened to Clay's board here is what I would assume happened.  As Clay gained altitude on his way to Tahoe (into thin air) his board was loosing pressure at a much slower rate than the surrounding air.  In effect, due to the decreased outside air pressure, the board balooned and crushed its rails against the tie downs.  (although, it could also have been temeprature related)

Most decent tie downs combined with proper rack pads will give you just the right amount of stretch to handle slight pressure changes, whether altitude or temperature related.

The Shape Shack / Re: Build a Vacuum System to Dry Boards
« on: Today at 06:45:27 AM »
Hey Magenta, have you figured out the source of the leak?

The Shape Shack / Re: Build a Vacuum System to Dry Boards
« on: March 15, 2019, 12:58:01 PM »
I would agree with Marlon (and Jimmy), it's generally best not to poke the bear when dealing with a passive vent.

Because they are designed to gas out, and they constantly make bubbles, it makes it difficult to diagnose a leaking passive vent.  This is especially true when you consider all the different ways they can fail, (all resulting in bubbles at the vent).  Bond failure between the vent body and the lam, cross threaded, cut or deformed o-ring, bad element, etc.  As you can imagine, these failures sometimes happen when installing and uninstalling the element screw.

If you suspect the vent is allowing water in, one way to check is simply by unscrewing the element.  If there is water inside, it is obviously leaking.  If not, stuff a small piece of paper towel inside and reinstall the element.  Apply water for a little while and see if the towel remained dry under the element.

It's never a bad idea to weigh the board and mark it on the stringer so you have a bench mark for those times when you swear it's feeling heavy.

Gear Talk / Re: Roof transport in summer
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:55:49 AM »
Just a couple of thoughts. 

Given a choice, lighter colors will naturally stay cooler and a passive vent (most boards these days) is a plus.

If the board you end up with has a screw-in vent, remove it when the board will be racked on the car for more than a half hour or so, on hot days.

If it has a passive vent, (gore-tex) I would leave it alone and let it do it's thing.

If you end up falling in love with a dark board, a light colored day-bag or cover will help.  Just don't bag the board while its still wet.  And, you don't need to bag it if you are going to be driving (unless it's bumper to bumper).

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: March 15, 2019, 06:46:28 AM »
That's actually a Uke....that I have not yet learned how to play.

Wow, never actually seen a Taylor Uke. 

Jumping Jim (Beloff), is a little corny but has put out some great learn to play books and videos.  I picked up the uke in the mid 90's with Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Tips 'N' Tunes.  But, I'm sure you already know, there is tons of great, free content on youtube including some good stuff from Jake Shimabakoroo. 

Channel your inner IZ!

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: March 14, 2019, 06:05:50 PM »
Right on! My daughter has a Baby Taylor...a very unique sounding guitar.

Your art is inspiring Stoney!

Random / Re: 2020 Vision
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:32:09 AM »
More in the spirit of new boss old boss being the same...

I suspected as much, Tony Danza and Brue Springsteen are the same... ;D

Random / Re: 2020 Vision
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:44:41 AM »

again, not clear.

do you mean a "significant degree of capitalism" in a given artist's message?

or are you saying the artist/band must have originated in a "significantly capitalist" country?

or is that the band's music must have been sold in "significantly capitalist" countries?

but hey, why guess what TD meant? I'm sure he'll explain at some point

sharif dont like it, rock the casbah---kinda timeless---not so different with the saudis in the present..............

No, not guessing what TD meant, just chiming in. 

But, to go just one step further, imagine the music industry, in an economy without any degree of capitalism.  In other words without the capitalists, the people that put up the money for the tours the productions, you know, the producers/investors.  Over time, the super groups got away from their "record labels" and became economically self-sufficient, in otherwords, they became their own capitalists (in the truest sense, providers of capital).

Random / Re: 2020 Vision
« on: March 13, 2019, 06:21:43 AM »
yeah the who were awesome, and had a great powered up unique style---but what's this got to do with capitalism?   cant get my arms around that....

It makes me wonder, could a superband of the 70's and the 80's have had the degree of commercial success without a significant degree of capitalism.

Random / Re: 2020 Vision
« on: March 13, 2019, 05:09:03 AM »
That’s right, the Clash!  They were great, but unfortunately had a short trajectory.  I will still spin a Who album on occasion.

Random / Re: 2020 Vision
« on: March 12, 2019, 09:04:24 PM »
Loved The Who, but felt a little taken advantage of after attending their “farewell tour” at the Kingdome in 82.

General Discussion / Re: Congo, check it out
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:28:06 PM »
I bet it would be worthwhile to study their paddle stroke, they look pretty fluid.

Sessions / Re: Nice waves yesterday Norther Jersey Shore
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:14:51 PM »
Great vid LB! 

I was out at Sea Girt from about 5:00 - 6:30 yesterday for some late afternoon dreamers.  The shortboarders were getting totally shacked.  Some of the cleanest waves for us in a while for sure.   

Random / Re: 2020 Vision
« on: March 12, 2019, 11:02:23 AM »
Interesting tidbit, Townshend would not allow Michael Moore to use Won't Get Fooled Again in Fahrenheit 9/11, he considered Moore a bully.

General Discussion / Re: neck injuries
« on: March 12, 2019, 10:49:49 AM »
You mean like this idiot (I mean awsome dude)?  ;D

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