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General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:55:16 AM »
the other day in waikiki i was about to warn an obvious newbie woman wearing baggie shorts and a tshirt paddling out on a costco foam surfboard with some sort of kiddie paddle. It was double overhead on the bigger sets and i smelled trouble...just then she spun on a dime and took off on a perfect wave nearly getting barrelled... ???

Great thread. I have FCS fins but it’s great to learn about the physics of it all. I thought about buying a super tech but decided against it because of its slow wave performance.

And yes.  the ST is much like the STun Gun.  It needs a real wave (waist at least) for it to have fund as most of the speed generated is during the turns (Especially I have found the first bottom turn) not pointing it down the line.

My experience differentl.  My 7'10 St performs way better and faster than my SG down the line. Much faster in waves less than overhead. i love the control of the SG in big waves.

General Discussion / what to do when you find yourself on the reef
« on: July 07, 2019, 12:48:41 PM »
yes, I know, the right answer is " dont find yourself on the reef"
but shit happens.
the other morning at high tide, the sun came up over the mountain and was right in my eyes. Add to that a perfect wave that made me greedy and not being able to see reef due to tide and sun and next thing you know i was in the reef. surrounded on all sides.
i bet it has happened to many here.

I got lucky. I fell as easily off my board as i could, tried to fall shallow, tried to float shallow. fortunately the next few waves were not huge ( the day was overhead) and 3 or 4 waves later and a few bumps and scrapes to my feet and chest i was able to extricate myself. My board escaped with only minor fin trauma.
It could have been MUCH worse.

I know that in these particular conditions of poor visibility venturing near reefs edge is not smart.
Just wondering if and when the worst happens you all handle it?

Foil SUP / Re: Bump Cap
« on: July 06, 2019, 08:43:09 PM »
i made something like this for myself last month. figured when my board comes down on my head it would take the sting out a bit...
when it is windy and overhead i like a helmet.
if you have ever been clocked by a SUP that got rocketted you would know why...

Foil SUP / Re: Leash recommendations?
« on: July 06, 2019, 08:12:25 PM »
just tie a piece of velcro to your leash midway and stitch the other side of the vecro tape to your boardshorts...voila.

Works like a charm. Never lost my shorts once yet

General Discussion / Re: Mental Tricks
« on: July 02, 2019, 11:36:43 PM »
Wow! fabulous replies everyone! Mahalo For your insights and encouragement!

General Discussion / Mental Tricks
« on: July 02, 2019, 11:52:18 AM »
Some days I feel I can do nothing wrong. Other days nothing right.
This is also true in the surf.
What mental tricks do people use on those days when you feel like you are NOT in the ZONE? Those days when you are always in the wrong position for the wave...afraid to commit for the steep lip...

Foil SUP / Re: Fastest learning method to Foiling
« on: June 05, 2019, 02:08:50 PM »
Do you mean, surf foiling or just foiling ? because this is not the same.

Equipement is the key, you want an easy slow safe wing.

Please eleaborate

Gear Talk / Re: Terry Chung Foil Sups
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:02:20 AM »
no one?

General Discussion / Re: buying a used foil
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:00:22 AM »
Well, I think the obvious answer is 'because there are plenty of used Go Foils on the market'.

Gear Talk / Terry Chung Foil Sups
« on: June 02, 2019, 04:21:09 PM »
Anyone here comment on them?

General Discussion / buying a used foil
« on: June 02, 2019, 03:22:34 PM »
What to look for when buying a used gofoil or similar?
can damage be hard to see or is it obvious?

Foil SUP / Re: Starting over
« on: June 01, 2019, 11:04:45 PM »
how about the Lift foils? Some kids out on them the other days swore by them

Gear Talk / Corduroy For Traction Pad SUP?
« on: May 25, 2019, 01:17:11 PM »
I know surfers like it for front foot but will it give enough traction on a SUP? Not much pa=dding compared to EVA but that is ok with me.

General Discussion / Re: Fin repair
« on: May 22, 2019, 01:55:41 PM »
Thanks for ideas all!
I installed some Futures Rasta Quad on my JL SG.
Not quite used to the feel yet. The profile is pretty much the same as the OEM. but they are much faster down the line, and turn a tad less easily. Speed Is what i was looking for I guess but...

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