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General Discussion / Game of Thrones guy does SUP board...
« on: July 17, 2019, 05:42:29 AM »
Ha!   When I first looked at this guy; "He looks familiar."


Random / Giant jellys off Cornwall, UK
« on: July 17, 2019, 05:30:34 AM »

Not a Box, a Bus.


Gear Talk / Slippery deck pad...
« on: July 15, 2019, 12:01:39 PM »
It's my Venom 12'.  It is very smooth compared to the Blue Planet deck pad.  I need all the stability I can muster if I take it in the ocean.

I did a search here and found mostly 'replace it'...  But, I would prefer to work with it and not destroy it in the process.  I also searched the Tube and found Creek's posting about adding a tail kick on a Naish and some others who do the whole pad.

But what I am looking for is perhaps a 'sanding' solution.  I could wear booties but I am already the worst out there; I don't want to look as if I am only missing a Speedo and my reading glasses.


Training, Diet, and Fitness / Shoulder pain and THC
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:33:14 AM »
I qualified for a Maryland Medical Card for lumbar issues.  Frankly, have not found it to be of any specific benefit. I am not attracted to 'highs' so I do not drink or toke to speak of. (long ago, I left the Army both a heavy user of cigarettes and alcohol - it took time to shake that!)

But...  I can attest to the rather quick results from using a 50/50 salve on recently developed, chronic osteoarthritis in my left shoulder.  My grandson played water polo in CA with a young guy who was a swimmer in the Brazil Olympics.  He relayed this fellow used the same salve for pains I gather developed after long workouts.

I cannot tell you the duration, because I use it before I go to sleep, but the difference is noticeable very quickly.  My pain is tolerable but annoying.  I may also use it before I paddle because pain is really annoying when you are needing to relax standing on a board. The typical Neproxin regimen is not doing it.

Jim side note:  In CA you get 250mg in a 2oz jar MD, they sell 100mg in the same size container.   I do not know the CA price, but it is about $30. here.  (I smell effects of 'competition' of the lack of...)

Classifieds / Sunova Skate XL, 8-8
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:14:44 AM »
Unfortunately, I move like a robot and have to position myself too far forward to get my feet placed properly; I nose this board over.  This was perfect for my short period, waist/chest shorebreak conditions, but not with my limitations. I need the extra length of Blue Planet's 10-6.

Our friend Creek did a video on this model.

More pictures soon. 


I am 2-3hrs from Balto, Wash DC, Norfolk, Philly  ...right on the road most people from the North take to HAT.  Available 7-days.


Random / Lotsa health propaganda coming for 2020
« on: June 20, 2019, 07:53:10 AM »

When I sent this to my friend on Cape Breton Is. her comment was; there is no waiting if an emergency  ...and we all have healthcare.

The counter or perhaps what's being masked...

None the less, it should be an interesting political season ahead. 


The Shape Shack / UV clear coating...
« on: May 27, 2019, 10:21:26 AM »
I was looking for some vinyl screen ink solvent and noticed this item that may be helpful to use-guyz.


I heard the audio on the tail-end of a multi-part podcast, but could not find the audio link.  Here is the print version.


Technique / Back to basics: feet—shoulder or hip width apart?
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:37:38 AM »
First time back on the water since last October...  Robert's Multi-Tasker was a good choice as it is stable enough to land FA-18s on, atop doing all its other chores well. I had to remind myself to never set my heels ...for me, that's a quick trip off the back.

BUT...  I want to refine things with correct foot placement. Early days I was like on a Bongo Board with my feet near the rails of even a 32" board overreacting to any chop.  Mostly, they are shoulder-wide.   But, would it be better if they were less wide? 

I tried waist-width some and it seemed the board was more active, but not unstable.  I am comfortable with shoulder-width but would force myself to learn another position if it was ultimately more stable.  We get some 2-3 swell conditions where it is 'victory at sea' outside the break; I need all the stability I can muster.


General Discussion / Stay unpopular - comment on foiling
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:35:10 AM »
First, I have to say that Robert Stehlik, from 3,000mi away, seems like one of the nicer people on the planet and a big boost for our sport. He's a 'contributor' not just someone branding off his 'legend'.  Having said; the very first wave in a Foil video of his was taken by both a sup-surfer and a foiler. I almost immediately thought; 'The surfer is having a better time!'  The foiler looks to me like the 2019 version of 'going straight'.

When his ride was over, I thought - 'How the fuc is he getting back out all that way?!' I cannon imagine paddling that stubby little shape thru whitewater ..with the additional drag the foil may add  ...that distance?  I'd need to be an Olympic athlete to have that stamina.

I had to keep watching because it is such a beautiful break, but then I saw 'me' at exactly 6:28.  More power to you guys - good luck.


The Shape Shack / Foam repair/glue
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:02:23 AM »
I saw this piece on one of my airplane magazines.  I knew about Gorilla glue but had not seen this trick.  Perhaps this is old news to shapers ...but, maybe not everybody.   (there are a couple of more pages of technical stuff - if anyone wants them)


Random / Some silliness...
« on: May 03, 2019, 11:31:25 AM »
My wife does Tai Chi ...Naaaa, that's a little too low impact for me.  She got into 'Birding'.  Boquete, Panama, E and W coastal FL with an old chum from the Canal Zone.  But, I am kinda of the attitude why purchase Skin magazines if you live in a nudist colony? ...but, I have been paying attention recently  ..and any excuse for a new diversion is a good excuse. So, here's about a 1min file from this morning.


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