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General Discussion / Go pro Mount advice2
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:40:38 PM »
If i mount a go pro knock off on the side of my helmet, the screen will be oriented with the long axis vertically. How do those videos work out for those who have tried this?

Gear Talk / Go pro Mount advice
« on: August 10, 2019, 05:12:51 PM »
Simple question but what is the go Pro mount called that plugs into the nose of my board (Jimmy Lewis)?

And what do folks like best for handle mounts?

Any other favorite mounts? Helmet?


Gear Talk / Go Pro Knoock off Recs
« on: July 21, 2019, 11:08:45 PM »
Just looking for an inexspensive video camera for surfing so i can grab some vids of my kids in the surf.
Likely wont be using it much. But would like something that can take a decent image.
Are any of the cheap go pro knock offs any good?

saw this one:

General Discussion / what to do when you find yourself on the reef
« on: July 07, 2019, 12:48:41 PM »
yes, I know, the right answer is " dont find yourself on the reef"
but shit happens.
the other morning at high tide, the sun came up over the mountain and was right in my eyes. Add to that a perfect wave that made me greedy and not being able to see reef due to tide and sun and next thing you know i was in the reef. surrounded on all sides.
i bet it has happened to many here.

I got lucky. I fell as easily off my board as i could, tried to fall shallow, tried to float shallow. fortunately the next few waves were not huge ( the day was overhead) and 3 or 4 waves later and a few bumps and scrapes to my feet and chest i was able to extricate myself. My board escaped with only minor fin trauma.
It could have been MUCH worse.

I know that in these particular conditions of poor visibility venturing near reefs edge is not smart.
Just wondering if and when the worst happens you all handle it?

General Discussion / Mental Tricks
« on: July 02, 2019, 11:52:18 AM »
Some days I feel I can do nothing wrong. Other days nothing right.
This is also true in the surf.
What mental tricks do people use on those days when you feel like you are NOT in the ZONE? Those days when you are always in the wrong position for the wave...afraid to commit for the steep lip...

Gear Talk / Terry Chung Foil Sups
« on: June 02, 2019, 04:21:09 PM »
Anyone here comment on them?

General Discussion / buying a used foil
« on: June 02, 2019, 03:22:34 PM »
What to look for when buying a used gofoil or similar?
can damage be hard to see or is it obvious?

Gear Talk / Corduroy For Traction Pad SUP?
« on: May 25, 2019, 01:17:11 PM »
I know surfers like it for front foot but will it give enough traction on a SUP? Not much pa=dding compared to EVA but that is ok with me.

General Discussion / Fin repair
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:28:03 PM »
Have some quad fins that need some love to the leading edge. The fins in question are JL glass with honeycomb. damage is about 1/8-1/16 inch.
Any recomendations on how to repair gauges?

General Discussion / Waterprrof key holder
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:41:06 PM »
Have a electronic key fob measures 9.5 x3.5 cm
Hard to find something tp store it in while out on the water.
whhat do you all like?

Gear Talk / gel coat repair
« on: May 05, 2019, 01:22:24 PM »
Got reacquainted with some old coral heads from my youth this morning. Dinged the bottom of my JL Stungun Carbon Edition.
The size of this ding is about half penny. The material in the center appears to be carbon. So it looks like i took of the gel coat. No water leaking.
Thoughts on best DIY repairs? Was thinking Epoxy resin with some pigment ...

General Discussion / neck injuries
« on: March 10, 2019, 06:28:06 PM »
Anyone have experience with neck injuries when going over the falls?
I fear increasing age and big steep falling are a bad combination...
What worked for your recovery of you have been through this?

Gear Talk / wax removal
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:30:55 AM »
what does everyone favor; Pickle or citrus solvents? any particular favs?

General Discussion / Realizing a board can be TOO BIG
« on: February 20, 2019, 08:41:14 AM »
I recently stepped down from a JL SG 8'7 to a ST 7'10. I must say i had agonized about the move thinking it was going to be too small. Quite the opposite! First time out and I knew i had been on a board too big. (mind you i only weigh 155). But the feeling of control makes me realize that sometimes the larger board would get away from me. Now I know that in high winds and chop that longer waterline will come in very handy (especially I do miss the better tracking).

Gear Talk / waxing technique
« on: February 17, 2019, 09:59:17 PM »
I got a new SUP with no deck pad. I followed this video :
used sticky bumps base and wax coats
But after just one session today (and a cool day for Hawaii ; 70's) the area where i stand was pretty much wax free....
Any pointers to make the wax last longer than a session?

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