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SUP General / Re: Starboard Pro vs. Infinity Blurr v2, thoughts?
« on: April 28, 2022, 10:25:04 AM »
I would expect it to chip out like that, on the side that was compressed.  The glass-fibers themselves look pretty normal and uniformly saturated.  It's very possible that the fiberglass layer is cured before the wood veneer is added in which case there is no chemical-bond between the glass and wood laminations.  On compression, the physical-bond is the first to give up the ghost. 

If the rest of the board is in decent shape, it should be an easy buckle repair.

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General Discussion / Re: Have any of you experienced vertigo?
« on: April 27, 2022, 07:35:02 AM »
..." because of the difference in steroid temperature and my bodies temperature, I'm going to spin until my body heats the steroid to my bodies temperature. One ear being a different temperature than the other causes the spinning. "

Learned something new TD, thanks! 

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General Discussion / Re: Have any of you experienced vertigo?
« on: April 26, 2022, 12:30:59 PM »
...no rum for 10 days...real bummer.
Other than the no rum part, that's great news!

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General Discussion / Re: Have any of you experienced vertigo?
« on: April 25, 2022, 10:26:58 AM »
I've been diagnosed with BPPV in the past, and have had great results with various at-home positional maneuvers/exercises.  If you happen to have  BPPV, your Doc will show you some simple exercises to mitigate it.  In the meantime, if you search on BPPV you will find a ton of information. 

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Yes, George Greenough "edge board" and Bob Simmons "Simmons shape" influence really make the most out of mushy waves.  It's worth giving up a little maneuverability for speed.  I actually like the loose/skatey feel of my Mini-Simmons.

Check out the new Infinity Wide Speed, probably checks most of your boxes.

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Random / Re: Car suggestions.. bought car after lease ended
« on: March 21, 2022, 10:14:38 AM »
To your point SB, I just traded a car in at a dealer and under our sales tax rate 6.625% (NJ), I saved about $2,200.  I had quotes from a couple of the on-line sources which I used to negotiate my trade-in.  Of course, I didn't exactly make a killing on the new car purchase...
It's somewhat ironic that that this particular dealer is actually across the river, in Delaware, one of the states that does not impose sales tax on cars (unless from out of state ie NJ).

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General Discussion / Re: Locking tie-down straps, DocksLocks?
« on: March 14, 2022, 06:35:42 AM »
No security system is going to be 100% effective, the best we can hope for is a measure of deterrence.  (Bla bla bla, yada yada...)

The KanuLocks have worked well for me for the las 10+ years (before they were "KanuLocks" -SPL).  I like the simplicity of a single system, decent strap and decent security in one.  Before Kanu Locks, I used Inno racks which were great but just a little bulky, and  are always mounted on the bars. 

I've actually been thinking about going back to the Innos, because they are great when loading in strong winds (we've had a pretty windy winter).  One advantage to using something like Inno is that the lock is conspicuous and a casual thief may go on to the next opportunity.

One of the best security systems is of course the Blue Planet handle, (or similar) thread any cable through and lock it up.

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General Discussion / Re: Do helmets lead to neck problems?
« on: February 14, 2022, 08:47:31 AM »
Hard to beat Tom Carroll's pitch...pretty convincing.  That man has taken some hard bumps, but he just keeps soldiering on.

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SUP General / Re: Kailoa paddle cut down
« on: February 14, 2022, 08:38:50 AM »
Ovalizing that particular handle is not too difficult.  I did that with a couple of Shaka Pu'u's way back when.  The core of the handle is foam so the only hurdle is shaping the CF skin.  A 5 minute job with a Dremel and you're good to go.  Hard to beat the feel of the oval Kialoa's and that T handle.

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Sessions / Re: Got my Woody out !
« on: February 10, 2022, 11:06:35 AM »
Of course we're free SC...now put on your life jacket and get out there and paddle (oh, and don't forget your whistle) ;D

Seriously though, take heart, sometimes bad reg's revert.  Just as one example, and close to me.  In the 1970's and most of the 80's skateboarding was essentially banned in Norway. While the regulators said protecting children was more important than letting big business make money, this was really a half truth.   It was likely more about saving national-healthcare kroner (dollars).  My family in Norway were convinced, from the national media coverage in Norway, that I was some kind of raging lunatic simply for for skateboarding here in the US.

However, since 1989, skateboarding has been and is very much alive in Norway, so there is hope.

Note: Count your blessings, I could have used a US tax law example...

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Gear Talk / Re: longboard Sup options...
« on: February 04, 2022, 08:38:26 PM »
It paddles well, but I canít say that it paddles faster than other 10 footers.  It is very quick from rail to rail when you ride it from the tail.  It really surfs like a hp longboard.

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Random / Re: Ponogolf
« on: February 03, 2022, 11:34:33 AM »
As a non-technical person, I would have just assumed hamster, hamster-wheel and a couple oz of Jim Beam.

Very cool project, you and your brother have complimentary skills for sure!

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Gear Talk / Re: longboard Sup options...
« on: February 03, 2022, 08:01:44 AM »
Love my 10x27 New Deal, it's a true performance longboard shape, and the board construction is exemplary.  At 190, it's a little too low-volume for me on choppy days.  For a more relaxing session in chop, my 30.5", 10' Fanatic is my go-to.  When the waves, tide and wind cooperate, my 9'6" x 28" Jimmy Lewis Black and Blue gets the nod - one of, if not the only, dedicated SUP noserider (50/50 rails, parallel outline, low nose rocker, pronounced tail rocker, big single fin all culminating in displacement-speed, etc). 

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The shoulder carry is also great for avoiding inadvertent board contact with other beachgoers (especially little kids) on crowded days. (Not a problem in NJ at the moment  ;D)   

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General Discussion / Re: wetsuit seam repair
« on: February 02, 2022, 06:38:57 AM »
I just fixed a fin-cut using Aquaseal FD.  They also make Aquaseal NEO contact cement specifically for neoprene but it is not as "permanent".

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