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General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« on: July 19, 2019, 12:07:46 PM »
When I was just starting out, I was thankful for any genuine advice offered. 

I always try to treat people the way I would want to be treated. If they don't like it, that's their problem.

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General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« on: July 19, 2019, 11:49:45 AM »
One time I was walking on the beach and told some girls that they were using their paddle backwards. They didn't believe me and just kept on doing i ;Dt the wrong way.

I think I used the paddle backwards at least the first 6 times I supped till i realized it worked better the other way......


So did I.

I actually took the paddle back to the shop to tell them that they put the handle on backwards. I felt like an idiot when they explained it to me.   ::)

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I bought some exterior screws at Home Depot and wrote a review, and said about half of them had the points on the wrong end for the wall I was working on, but that I was able to use them anyway by flipping them backwards, so I could still give them five stars, and they published it.


At the bike shop I worked at, people would sometimes ask to borrow an adjustable wrench. My reply would be to ask "Standard or Metric?". 

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General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« on: July 18, 2019, 05:46:36 PM »
One time I was walking on the beach and told some girls that they were using their paddle backwards. They didn't believe me and just kept on doing i ;Dt the wrong way.

I think I used the paddle backwards at least the first 6 times I supped till i realized it worked better the other way......


So did I.

I actually took the paddle back to the shop to tell them that they put the handle on backwards. I felt like an idiot when they explained it to me.   ::)

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General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« on: July 18, 2019, 05:56:05 AM »
One time I was walking on the beach and told some girls that they were using their paddle backwards. They didn't believe me and just kept on doing it the wrong way.

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones guy does SUP board...
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:38:54 PM »
Badger...  I sorta understand, and GoT was bloody, murderous, treachery  ...like Rwanda, but fantasy    ...with some characters that were likeable for balance.  I doubt there were any in Rwanda.   HBO had a movie about QUEEN. (who's Queen?!)  Like Thrones it was remarkably well done.  (I guess I was busy when 'Queen' was a thing.)   Badger, I hope not, but I picture you intentionally walking thru a patch of sandspurs if you see civilians enjoying themselves at the beach.  Pleasure deprivation is not productive.  (turning off the 'news' - possibly....)


Basic cable is all I can afford so I don't know anything about HBO and all those other channels. I prefer to watch YouTube anyway.   ;)


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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones guy does SUP board...
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:04:44 PM »
Nice video even though I don't know what Game of Thrones is.   ;D

Is this a joke?


No, I honestly have no idea what it is. I try to stay away from the media as much as possible.


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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones guy does SUP board...
« on: July 17, 2019, 06:13:20 AM »
Nice video even though I don't know what Game of Thrones is.   ;D

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SouthEast / Re: Passage Key FL
« on: July 15, 2019, 01:24:02 AM »
Google knows all.   ;)

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Gear Talk / Re: Another "What board" beginner question
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:26:20 AM »
Reminds me of the Starboard Blend I used to have. That's another dog. Great for flatwater but surfed awful.

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Gear Talk / Re: Another "What board" beginner question
« on: July 09, 2019, 04:40:32 AM »
Tough choice.

The Gong looks nice. If your normal conditions are fairly clean, the 30" width should be stable enough for someone with previous surfing experience like yourself. A little low volume for flatwater but it will do it. Good volume for surfing at your weight once you get used to it.

The 32" Widepoint will be more stable in choppy conditions. Helpful on head high days. The higher volume will be better for all around paddling.

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I really can't imagine this catching on without the foil. It might be a great way to learn how to use the wing but beyond that it looks like it would be frustratingly slow and boring even with a centerboard. I'd like to try it though.

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Technique / Re: Time to get out and back to line-up
« on: July 07, 2019, 06:58:12 PM »
Backside 92% of the time? Are there no lefts in California?   :o

I always pull out rather than ride the whitewater. Riding the whitewater is not surfing. The only time I do it is when heading in to shore. I pull out the moment the wave looks like it's going to break in front of me. If it's a close out beach break, this can make for some very short rides but it's better than getting caught in the whitewater. I hate beach breaks for this reason.

I'm goofy and my home break is a left, so I rarely ride back side. It's something I need to work on. Since getting my new 10'6, my rights have improved dramatically. I've been riding shorter boards for five years and this bigger board is really helping to improve my technique.


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I wear booties ten months of the year so I look forward to being barefoot for July and August.   8)

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It's like that where I surf but it's not coral, just basketball sized jagged rocks. The wave often ends in a foot or two of water. If you fall, it's hard to get back on your feet as every passing wave tries to knock you down. My first year there, I sustained lots of injuries to my feet and legs. Over time I learned the technique of avoiding injury. It just takes experience. With practice you learn.

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It must be extremely difficult concentrating on the wing and the foil at the same time. If you focus too much on one, you lose control of the other.   8)

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