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Sunova SUP / Re: 12’ custom Search aka my PtBreak
« on: May 20, 2019, 02:38:43 PM »
The Sunova Point Break video is now showing on the Rick Weeks YouTube channel if anyone wants to watch it.

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General Discussion / Re: Grade A carnage
« on: May 19, 2019, 04:13:14 PM »
Looks like Hawaii's version of the Wedge.   8)

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General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« on: May 19, 2019, 04:04:19 PM »
I'm guessing that is the 1/8th inch Spectra/Dyneema line Robert is using.

One concern I have about using rope that thin is that it might cut through the railsaver. I also don't like how the railsaver slides back and forth on the double plug setup which I would think might also cause chafe, But Robert says it works and I have to trust his experience. I'm sure he has seen every leash failure scenario ten times over.   :)

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Downwind and Racing / Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« on: May 17, 2019, 01:35:40 PM »
Wow, awesome conditions. Nice work getting shots of the other riders. That's the way to shoot a video.    8)

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General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« on: May 17, 2019, 01:21:36 PM »
The glue was a great idea. I put a few drops of Gorilla Super Glue on my knots yesterday and they are never going to move now.

I have two loops on my Sunova and will add another to my TC. I prefer to put the loop through itself when attaching it to the plug. That leaves just enough room to slide a single strand of rope under it and tie those two ends together for the second loop.

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Sunova SUP / Re: 12’ custom Search aka my PtBreak
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:42:57 AM »

Excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing Ricks videos of the PtBreak.   8)

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Gear Talk / Re: Cheap tiny POV HD for everyone...
« on: May 17, 2019, 05:18:02 AM »
Thanks cowboy, that was very helpful. Now I understand.   8)

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General Discussion / Re: A "Guest" Sup: 3 Main Choices
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:58:14 AM »
It may not be the most accurate but Swell Info is just showing choppy, onshore winds all week for Surfside. I guess that's common for Texas.

Saturday morning does look doable though and Wednesday might not be bad.

https://www.swellinfo.com/surf-forecast/surfside-texas

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Gear Talk / Re: Cheap tiny POV HD for everyone...
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:23:12 AM »

Many boards have a GoPro mount built into it so one can attach a GoPro camera. I went all over that site to see if I could find if this camera could be attached into a GoPro Mount. I did not find any info on this.

When I looked at the young woman underwater on her surfboard, in a segment of the sample video, I noticed this camera looked like it was being held in place onto the top of the board by a flat suction (cup?) type of device. If this is the case, then this is an automatic deal breaker for me.


Board, body and paddle mounted surfing videos are often very boring when used for wave riding and/or selfies. I think most people have figured this out and that's why we don't see many of these types of videos posted on the forum any more. Up until a few years ago they were very common.

The best way to use a goPro type camera is to take video of other surfers with the camera mounted on your wrist.





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Gear Talk / Re: Cheap tiny POV HD for everyone...
« on: May 16, 2019, 12:50:13 AM »
Anyone who wants to edit 4K is welcome to it.

What does 4K mean? Is it difficult to edit?

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Foil SUP / Re: Dynamics of catching a wave
« on: May 15, 2019, 03:02:57 AM »
I don't know much about foils but I do know that the water in the wave is not moving forward like a tailwind as you think. The water in the wave stays in place as the motion/force of the wave moves through the water.

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General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:29:11 PM »

The website says it’s very slippery and hard to knot.  How do you tie it off?


The website is probably referring to certain specific sailing knot applications.

I tie the loop the same as regular leash rope. It is a bit slippery and not easy to cut but the knot holds together just fine.

Run the loop through the plug and then through itself.



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General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« on: May 14, 2019, 02:05:51 PM »
A10 is right. There is no rope stronger than this stuff. It lasts forever and won't chafe. I really don't think it needs the polyester outer sleeve as A10 suggests. It will still outlast your board.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/samson-rope--amsteel-dyneema-as-78-single-braid-sold-by-the-foot--P014895700?recordNum=3

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 Thank you!   What size/thickness(?) is more appropriate? 1/8 ?  3/16?


I bought it at West Marine and didn't really notice the size. I think it's 3/16 but it measures 1/8 when you pull it tight. It's the same diameter as parachute cord.



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General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« on: May 14, 2019, 05:16:02 AM »
A10 is right. There is no rope stronger than this stuff. It lasts forever and won't chafe. I really don't think it needs the polyester outer sleeve as A10 suggests. It will still outlast your board.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/samson-rope--amsteel-dyneema-as-78-single-braid-sold-by-the-foot--P014895700?recordNum=3

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Or a near equivalent industrial cousin:
https://www.amazon.com/Mophorn-Polyester-Pulling-Arborist-Gardening/dp/B07M9X3NBS

Someone translated to English a little too literally. Read the first sentence of the description (starts with [ATTENTION]). ???


That is just plain old nylon/polyester rope. It doesn't have 1/10th the strength and chafe resistance of Dyneema.

Check where it says breaking strength for 1/4 inch Dyneema is 8600 pounds.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/samson-rope--amsteel-dyneema-as-78-single-braid-sold-by-the-foot--P014895700?recordNum=3

or 1/4 inch Amsteel, breaking strength = 7700 pounds. 30% stronger than steel cable.

http://www.amsteelblue.com/amsteel-blue-1-4-synthetic-rope-by-the-foot-7-700-lbs/

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General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:02:59 AM »
A10 is right. There is no rope stronger than this stuff. It lasts forever and won't chafe. I really don't think it needs the polyester outer sleeve as A10 suggests. It will still outlast your board.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/samson-rope--amsteel-dyneema-as-78-single-braid-sold-by-the-foot--P014895700?recordNum=3

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