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Gear Talk / Re: Brian K and his 8'6" C4
« on: March 17, 2008, 02:21:20 PM »
Where did you see the pics at?

Gear Talk / Re: One more
« on: December 19, 2007, 05:32:54 PM »
Hows the board coming along Rand? The days go by like months while a new board is getting glassed, I know the feeling.

Gear Talk / Re: Fins, fins and fins
« on: December 19, 2007, 05:30:23 PM »
Byron, how are you liking your quad? I've heard only good things about them but haven't tried one yet. Post  a pic of your fin setup if you can and let us know how she goes.

The Shape Shack / Re: wide point
« on: December 06, 2007, 11:09:06 AM »
I thought I would bring this topic up again because I've been seeing quite a few 'ripper' boards around the web. It would be nice to get some of the shapers input on widepoints on ripper boards compared to the round nose all around boards.

Rand, on your new foote board being shaped, is your tail measurement wider or narrower than the nose? It looks like it takes a lot of the design concepts from a regular shortboard with the widepoint slightly back and the pulled nose. Maybe you or Mr. Foote could elaborate on your thoughts about the design of this board.

General Discussion / Re: anybody wanna see another video??
« on: November 19, 2007, 10:22:43 PM »
Nice vid, really nice waves.

You guys do know that on the Youtube page it says "ULIboards Steamroller Model 12' SUP surfing the last south swell of 2007 at Ala Moana, O'ahu, Hawaii."

Gear Talk / Re: New 8'4
« on: November 15, 2007, 09:57:00 AM »
Nice, you'll have to let us know how it rides as a quad.

The Shape Shack / Re: What make a board unstable and/or tippy?
« on: November 11, 2007, 03:39:04 PM »
Yep. Flatter or concave bottoms will be much stabler than rounder bottoms. Some boards have concaves most the length of the board, that probably helps quite a bit with stability also. Just because a board is big doesn't always make it stable; the foil and the bottom contour does a lot.

Gear Talk / Re: Kids SUP boards (or alternatives)
« on: November 11, 2007, 12:18:12 PM »
A 68lb kid could pretty much stand on any regular longboard. Im 130lbs and I've stand up paddled on regular 9ft thin narrow longboards, although I would be underwater when I stopped paddling. No need to buy another paddle board, just get him out on a surfboard.

The Shape Shack / Re: What make a board unstable and/or tippy?
« on: November 10, 2007, 11:12:41 PM »
Practice makes them easy to paddle.

Gear Talk / Re: When are we going to see...
« on: November 10, 2007, 09:21:17 PM »
  My question is, why are there ZERO that are going after the market that wants to check out the shapes that the pros are riding? 

I guess my question to the manufacturers is, why not produce the boards you are personally ripping on for the public?

Probably the main reason is because all the "pros" have all different riding styles, body weights, and heights,  which is why they have custom boards. When a shaper spends the time and money to get a board molded for production, they want to make sure it will work for a wide variety of surfers. Besides, when you start riding bigger waves and progress to a more high performace level, you're gonna want a board that is fitted to your style and size    = custom board. 

Gear Talk / Re: New PSH 8'6
« on: November 06, 2007, 10:48:51 PM »
What type of fin setup is it? Is that a rounded pin, diamond, or squash tail?

Sessions / Re: 11-03, 04 and 05
« on: November 05, 2007, 09:04:18 PM »
Sick board blane, what's the width on that thing?

General Discussion / Re: South Shore in November?
« on: October 31, 2007, 08:43:04 PM »
Thanks for the surf report rand, It could be kinda cool to have a separate category for swell reports.  :o

General Discussion / Re: 9 feet at Kauai #1...
« on: October 22, 2007, 09:25:34 PM »
What site did you see that on Rand?

Depending on how thick your board is, it might fit into a 12' dakine regular longboard bag. My board is 26.5" wide, 3.5" thick and the width fits snuggly into a 10'6" dakine regular longboard bag (not a paddleboard bag). I had a guy cut the nose off right above where the zipper starts so the length fits my 8'10" board. For traveling you could just tape the nose of the bag down like Blane said.

When you get your board on maui just take it to some shops and ask to try fit it in different bags. Windsurf bags and longboard bags will probably be cheaper than any bag designed for a stand-up board. It seams like everything made for stand-ups is over priced.

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