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General Discussion / Re: Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 14, 2019, 08:37:11 AM »
SC, I have surfed all my life, and I got my ass handed to me at first too. Yes very Humbling. Welcome to the club.
LOL that gives me hope, Ive surfed short boards and long boards but this is a completely different animal ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:45:50 AM »
SouthCounty--Keep at it! Nothing beats the feeling of 'wave sliding'.
The Wide Aquatic's a nice looking board. Any idea how much it weighs? (bathroom scale?)
I'm looking for a lighter weight wide surfing board that I can carry some distance down the cliffs to the breaks.
Dims: 10í4″ x 32″ 183L, approx 24 lbs

Construction: PVC Innegra Blend

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General Discussion / Re: Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:39:13 AM »
South - I found these short little coaching clips super helpful... to remind you of the basics, e.g. low center of gravity, look down the line, be on centerline etc...

https://www.nosarapaddlesurf.com/sup-coaching-videos
Thanks those are informative

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General Discussion / Re: Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 13, 2019, 05:21:48 PM »
Thanks now how do you delete a post that you make by mistake?

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General Discussion / Re: Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:26:14 AM »
Thanks for the tips TallDude, hopefully with practice and a little patience ill get this sup surfing thing. BTW glad I didn't spend the money on a higher performance board like the new deal I wanted, defiantly something to work towards ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:17:49 AM »
I was there 2 years ago. Lots of resources online to help not to mention right here. My only advice is to fall backwards.. I bruised a rib when I first started out face planting.
Hit my ribs twice yesterday lots of pain today hope they're only bruised, but damn they hurt :(

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General Discussion / Re: Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:06:46 AM »
Waves can be humbling and SUPER FUN!
And doing it on substandard equipment (Like we all did back in the day) makes it even harder
Take the advice you get here and other places get the "right" (NOT NESSARILY THE sTATE OF THE aRT cARBON BOARD) EQUIPMENT (INCL PADDLE)
yOU'LL LEARN FASTER, LESS PAINFULLY, ANDHAVE MORE FUN.

Just my 2 cents
JimK
Extreme Windsurfing
Thats exactly why I bought the Infinity great quality

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General Discussion / Re: Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:01:51 AM »
I was there 2 years ago. Lots of resources online to help not to mention right here. My only advice is to fall backwards.. I bruised a rib when I first started out face planting.
Hit my rigs twice yesterday lots of pain today hope they're only bruised, but damn they hurt :(

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General Discussion / Re: Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 13, 2019, 07:59:58 AM »
Nice going you're on the way. I'm in the same boat, good on flat water, shitty in the waves. However, determined as well.

I'm looking for my own surf SUP to start on. What made you choose the Aquatic?  Looks like the best deal out there.
I Spoke with Dave Boehne (Infinity owner shaper) and told him what I was looking for and the wide aquatic is what he suggested, I was against it at first especially at 10'4 x 32'. I was wanting something more performance minded, Boy am I glad I listened to him, also got some feedback from other board members here who said the same thing. Its a true surf shape (Long Board) designed by legendary shaper Steve Boehne, plus at 895.00 its a good deal to start with. Good Luck

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General Discussion / Its official (Im a kook)
« on: August 12, 2019, 05:48:37 PM »
Took my new wide aquatic out for its maiden voyage today, all I can say is, it was a very humbling experience. I caught maybe three waves which I actually rode, and face planted at least a half dozen times. Spent a shit load of time swimming and falling, (that really tires you out fast). At least the waters warm. ;) Im going to take this as a new challenge and I will stick with it until I get it right. Im going to give mad props to all you sup surfers who got this sport nailed, you truly are my heroes. Until next time KOOKIE out ;)

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Gear Talk / Re: Best surf paddles for the buck
« on: August 12, 2019, 08:00:16 AM »
Hippostick Blur model.....skip forward to 2:45

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Gear Talk / New Hippo-stick Triple G
« on: August 05, 2019, 06:30:16 PM »
Picked up the new Hippo Stick triple G today and paddled it for about a hour and a half. My first impression was how light it was 100% 12k carbon. On entry it felt like a hot knife going through butter no flutter at all, its so smooth at the catch and feels like its got a lot of power when you need it. Should be easy on the shoulders. I think this paddle will be very forgiving on long paddles but still pack a punch when you need it to (sprints) anyhow more testing to come. Blade size is 7.1 inches wide  which makes up the 87sq in so far for 420.00 its great, great, great.....se what I did there;)

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Gear Talk / Re: New Board (Infinity)
« on: August 03, 2019, 07:05:43 AM »
Enjoy!

be kind to yourself... and others, there is a steep learning curve, but it eases up fairly quickly.

Lean forward, with pressure on your front foot, while catching your first waves.
The tendency is to fall off the back of the board, till you figure this out.

Play on the edges.... with no one near you, so you have a safe place to get the basics down.

ha ha, I remember my first day like it was yesterday..... so amazing and exciting!  Have a blast!
Thanks for the tips, I am a little nervous of how others will react to me, the one thing ill have is I've surfed for many years just not lately, hopefully the learning curve goes quickly for me ;)

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Gear Talk / Re: New Board (Infinity)
« on: August 03, 2019, 07:01:15 AM »


No way dude. I didnít know they allow kooks in Doho. sick, Iím bringing My 12í6 ;D

Nice looking board dude. Love the SIC style handle. Congrats!
lol Thanks

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Gear Talk / Re: New Board (Infinity)
« on: August 02, 2019, 07:20:22 PM »
Nice looking board. I'm a big fan of 10' length and over boards.

Thanks for sharing the photo of your new board.
Anytime

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