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Classifieds / Jimmy Lewis Super Frank Lean 7'6" - $725
« on: July 13, 2020, 10:19:49 AM »
Located in Charleston, SC, great board, no issues, it just pretty much got replaced with foiling. Great deal on this board, 7'6" x 29.5", 100L.

Classifieds / Jimmy Lewis Super Frank Lean, 7'6" - $850
« on: May 16, 2020, 03:46:49 PM »
Great board, I took the deck pad off just because I like wax better. Love this board, but....need room for the SUP Foil, 7'6" x 29-1/2", 100L. Pretty stable for my 175 lbs, good for mushy, east coast surf.

Let me know if you have any questions, I'm in Charleston, SC, no shipping.

Foil SUP / JL Flying-V 6'5" and GL Maliko 200
« on: May 15, 2020, 04:02:43 AM »
Finally got out on my first session with the Flying-V and a GoFoil Maliko 200 setup. Background far as foil, no boat, learned with a kite pretty easily. Obviously kite foiling is a lot easier because of the control of power, etc, but at least I know the weight transfer and general feeling of foiling. I've been kitefoiling for about 8 months (probably 25 sessions or so). I'm 6', 175 lbs for reference.

Jimmy Lewis Flying-V Overview:
-First off, great looking board, I expect it from JL, but man, it's a cool looking board. Foot placement markings are really helpful.
-I'm glad I went with 6'5", it's a bit of a struggle to get going to begin with, but getting my feet in the right spots over the foil is really easy because of the length.
-Plenty of volume/stability.

So, overall I got up on two waves in roughly a hour and a half, one ride was pretty long - 400' according to my watch, and it was basically gliding on whitewater, really worked on keeping it down, so I was probably 9" or so off the water, but smooth glide. The GL 200 as I got a bit used to it on take offs seems to be pretty forgiving on not being exactly centered. Foiling on this small of a SUP is pretty exhausting as well, as with anything you are learning, it's a lot of getting your muscles/body used to it. Long story short, I don't think it will take a ton of time to get to flying on a normal basis, but perfecting it will take some time. I'll keep reporting back, I definitely see some SUP's getting sold because of foiling.

Classifieds / WTB - Slingshot Infinity 84 or GoFoil 200
« on: April 26, 2020, 01:19:30 AM »
Looking for a foil setup, preferably with shaft/complete as I already have one setup for kiting that I would rather keep just for kiting.

Foil SUP / First Foil Setup Thoughts
« on: January 02, 2020, 02:02:09 PM »
Ok, so a bit of background, I'm 38, 170 lbs and I've been SUP surfing for about 5 years. My primary boards are the 7'6" x 29" JL SuperFrank (100L) and the 8'2 SuperTech (102L). I have no issues at all paddling either, could probably go down a bit more. I'm on the east coast in crappy, mushy waves.

So, my plan was to basically learn to foil with kiteboarding, I've kited for over 10 years and figured it would be way easier to learn with a kite and plenty of power than on a SUP. This proved to be correct, it was pretty easy, pretty much riding with no issues after a few equipment malfunctions, and after probably a dozen sessions I'm confident with riding toeside, etc.

Back to SUP - I want to get into SUP foiling as there are others (mostly prone though) getting into it here and showing that it's completely doable in our waves. I have a deal on a GoFoil Maliko(200) and the iwa(170) with a tuttle mount and 24" mast. I'm looking at the 5'11" JL Flying-V, any thoughts? I want to go as short as possible as I think a lot of the issues with guys around here on SUP's is the board is too long and it's too awkard to balance on.

Open to suggestions, again I don't need a perfect foil, just want to get going.

I love this paddle, the issue is I'm a bit scared to cut it based on how the Werners are fitted and the fact that it's epoxyed together. I got it a inch overhead because of the smaller blade, over time, I've figured out it still needs to be a 1" under my forehead. So, basically for 2 inches I need to make an adjustment one way or the other.

If anyone is interested, I can send pics, etc.

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Delta - Baggage Fee Waived
« on: July 18, 2019, 06:57:06 AM »
For anyone who flies Delta a lot - no fee for surfboards/SUP's anymore. They still have the 113 linear inch requirement, but I've never had that enforced on me, hopefully that doesn't change.

Classifieds / 8'8" JL SuperTech - $625
« on: January 31, 2019, 03:35:34 AM »
For sale, no trade anymore. $625, non-carbon, great board, I just bought the smaller version.

8'8" x 29", 112L.

Gear Talk / Jimmy Lewis - Sale
« on: December 29, 2018, 05:37:21 AM »
If anyone's looking for a post-Christmas gift to themselves... JL is running 50% off on a lot of his line, including the SuperTech (I'm probably grabbing a 8'3"), etc.

SUP General / SUPBoarder Pro
« on: December 21, 2018, 03:43:22 AM »
Just wanted to let everyone know - I've found this site incredibly helpful for progression in SUP, reviews, etc. It's based out of the UK, but he does a wide range of discussions on SUP surf, race, etc.

I paid for the pro access a year ago, not bad, something like $30, and you get a free shirt out of the deal. Lots of good content, and he has surf breakdowns for technique from user-provided videos, etc.  Nice guy, very helpful and responsive if you e-mail him. Worth giving a look.

Gear Talk / SUP Travel Packing Tips - 2 Boards
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:40:11 AM »
I'm heading to CR in a month, and I'm debating 3 things actually:

1. Taking 2 boards - 7'6" JL Super Frank, and 8'8" JL SuperTech (if it's a typical forecast of waist/chest most days and a few bigger head high+ days)
2. Taking just the 8'8", it's more oriented for steeper waves
3. Taking just the 7'6" SF, because I feel like I can ride it more aggressively.

So, I have a 8'8" Riviera bag, I've used it before with the SuperTech and basically it fits with a board sock around the SuperTech, and some pool noodles around the nose/tail parts of the rails for support. I put both boards in and it fits, but it's tight thickness wise. I doubt I'd be able to get a lot of padding around the SuperTech nose/tail. Any suggestions from someone who's travelled with 2 SUP's in a single bag, or should I just take a single board and keep it simple.

Classifieds / WTB/Trade Jimmy Lewis SuperTech 8'8" for 8'3 or 7'11"
« on: November 18, 2018, 06:42:46 PM »
Just throwing this out there in case someone is interested. I have the 8'8" JL SuperTech and love it, but I think I could go a bit smaller now that I've lost a bit of weight. If anyone wants to discuss a swap for the 8'8" or have a 8'3" or 7'11" for sale, PM me.

Gear Talk / Wetsuit Suggestions - Mix of SUS and Kiteboarding
« on: November 10, 2018, 11:48:13 AM »
I'm in need for a new 4/3 or 5/3 basically for everything my 3/2 doesn't cover, which is typically late December to mid-February (upper 40's to mid-50's water temps). Just curious on a few things:

-I've typically used Rip Curl/O'Neill suits, I had one kite-specific suit with more smooth skin on the chest to block wind better, but.......frankly I'm paddling more in the winter. Any thoughts on surf-specific vs. others.

-Integrated hood or not? I need a hood, I've tried the neoprene beanie, and as soon as I have to dive under a wave it's done. So, I'm either getting an integrated hood or regular hood.

-Ideally it would dry quickly and be flexible/light.

I'm not trying to spend a fortune (Patagonia range - $500 or so), but a solid suit that will last.

Hawaii / Kauai in July - SUS suggestions
« on: September 19, 2018, 02:14:45 PM »
Thinking about escaping the summer doldrums next summer and heading to Kauai for a week. I've been to Maui/Oahu already and my wife really wants to go to Kauai. I'm a fairly experienced SUP surfer, comfortable in overhead Costa Rica waves, etc.

I know it's going to be the south swell season, and I'm looking at staying in Poipu, probably bring my own gear. Any suggestions on where to go/not go, normal swell size (proportioned to an East Coast surfer, i.e. your waist high is my head high).

Any other suggestions on flat water paddles, etc. probably do a good bit of hiking, tourist type stuff too.

Gear Talk / Suggestions on 2 SUP Travel Bag
« on: September 04, 2018, 10:09:49 AM »
I'm taking my usual trip to Costa Rica in January, and I'm pondering taking two boards depending on conditions, my 8'8" JL SuperTech (better in steeper/bigger surf) and my 7'6" JL Super Frank Lean (fun in slower surf, and I just love having a smaller SUP if the waves allow).

Any suggestions on a travel bag? Right now, I have the Riviera 8'8" bag which fits my SuperTech well, but I'd be a bit worried to try and fit the Super Frank in with it, although I may go try it just to see how it would work. I've travelled with the SuperTech and a kite setup before with no issues.

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