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Beautiful shot Cleve. That is sharp looking. Love the color. I could easily go for that board.

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General Discussion / Re: Tiny Waves
« on: February 12, 2019, 12:30:43 PM »
My JL M-12'6 loves tiny waves.   8)

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Normally I don't care for longboards, but that's one I could get into riding. I wish they were sold here.

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Gear Talk / Re: Leash toe advice
« on: February 10, 2019, 05:35:15 AM »
+1 on Amsteel and/or Dyneema. Get it at West Marine.

Incredibly strong and abrasion resistant. You'll see how strong it is when you try to cut it. It will outlast your board.

Why are the links we post not working?  For some reason they take you to a useless Vigilink page.

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Such a good video it has to be posted. Watch it in full screen.




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General Discussion / Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:30:37 AM »
I'm a perfectionist. If something isn't perfect on whatever device I'm using, it will slightly detract from the enjoyment of the activity. When I see something that could be designed better, I notice it. My mind is always trying to improve things.

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General Discussion / Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« on: February 06, 2019, 05:30:23 AM »
I take it back. Tail handles are not useless in the shorebreak.  I thought about it and I do use the tail handle until I get to where it's shallow enough to pick up the board and walk with it. It's at that point where you need to quickly grab the center handle.

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General Discussion / Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« on: February 05, 2019, 07:40:19 AM »
I've got the LiftSUP handle on my two Sunovas (Acid & Insane) and my custom BARK raceboard. No problems with it since I'm not in cold weather.

There's a long thread on the zone about tail handles. Isn't that a creative solution to the issue of dealing with shorebreak etc?



Tail handles are no help at all in the shorebreak. If the board is pointed toward shore, you have to lift the tail for every wave or the board will have tendency to nosedive into the bottom. If the board is sideways, it will twist your arm. If pointed out to sea, you would have to walk backwards to get to shore.

Actually a tail handle can be of some help in shorebreak. You don't need to walk backwards, you just grab it and get the hell out of Dodge. This means dragging your board so obviously it's not someone's first choice but when your top priority is getting out of the water, it can be a pretty obvious compromise to make. Is it ideal? No, but it can and has worked for many people.


Yeah, if the water is less than knee deep that would work. Just grab the tail handle and run for it.

My beaches are very flat. If I fall trying to surf the wave in, I usually get hit by half a dozen waves before I make it to the shallows. That's usually where I would be fiddling with the LiftSUP trying to get it out. I can clearly remember lifting the tail to let the whitewater pass by but I never had to drag the board ashore.



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General Discussion / Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« on: February 05, 2019, 05:15:55 AM »
I've got the LiftSUP handle on my two Sunovas (Acid & Insane) and my custom BARK raceboard. No problems with it since I'm not in cold weather.

There's a long thread on the zone about tail handles. Isn't that a creative solution to the issue of dealing with shorebreak etc?



Tail handles are no help at all in the shorebreak. If the board is pointed toward shore, you have to lift the tail for every wave or the board will have tendency to nosedive into the bottom. If the board is sideways, it will twist your arm. If pointed out to sea, you would have to walk backwards to get to shore.






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General Discussion / Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« on: February 04, 2019, 07:16:55 PM »
The LiftSUP was a major source of irritation for me.  I wear 5mm three finger mitts six months of the year. It is absolutely impossible to get the handle out while wearing them. The knotted string worked but was also an irritation trying to grab the thin string while getting hit by waves.

It was a bit easier with 3mm gloves but I had to use my pinky finger to get the handle out which was a hassle.

It wasn't too bad with bare hands during the three months of summer. It's easier to get the handle out from one side of the board than the other. If you happen to be on the wrong side, it's a little more difficult because you have to contort your hand a bit.

The LiftSUP was a big enough problem for me to replace both handles with the SUP GRIP handle. I think it cost me about $30 for each board to do it myself.



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General Discussion / Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« on: February 04, 2019, 03:42:15 PM »
I love following this topic. This is the best thread happening in the forum right now.

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General Discussion / Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« on: February 01, 2019, 10:17:57 AM »
I usually tip my board upside down as soon as I hit the beach after surfing. It's the first thing I do.

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General Discussion / Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« on: February 01, 2019, 09:07:39 AM »
The only thing with any ledge handle is they hold water untill you tip the board almost completely over.  Once in a while, I forget and get a pretty good trickle down my arm whentrowing my board on to my racks after a surf.  Not a big deal unless I had just put on a dry shirt.


The LiftSUP does that as well.

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General Discussion / Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« on: February 01, 2019, 05:40:29 AM »
I think Naish was the first company to use a ledge handle. Before that handles were just slots which really sucked. Nobody uses slot handles anymore because they are so impractical compared to the ledge. Why would any company want to go with a handle that is impractical?

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Sessions / Re: Winter Sessions- January 2019
« on: January 30, 2019, 10:43:58 PM »
You are so lucky to live down in NJ where it's warm.

Check out these pics taken last week in NH. You know it's cold when you have ice forming on you.

http://ralphspic.com/RPOTW%201-27-19/BLOG%20Frozen%20Chosen.jpg

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