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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."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=271&v=nl_zq04r68E


Jim

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


Not a Box, a Bus.


Jim

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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.

Jim

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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

...one side note:  In CA you get 250mg in a 2oz jar ...in 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...)

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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. 

$900.

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.

Jim

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Random / Lotsa health propaganda coming for 2020
« on: June 20, 2019, 07:53:10 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCPW4gvlZLc&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top

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...

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-desperate-for-lifesaving-insulin-americans-head-to-canada/

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

Jim


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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.

https://www.nazdar.com/en-us/P/4319/Nazkote-RA1500-UV-Premium-Satin-Roller-Coat-Clear


Jim

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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.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/05/09/warming-oceans-have-created-golden-age-big-wave-surfing-leaving-surfers-conflicted/?utm_term=.20c38307b89a

Jim

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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.

Jim


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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.

Jim



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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)

Jim



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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.




Jim

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