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I'm noticing some below the skin nodules in the palm area in line with my forth (ring) finger.  My friend has severe dupuytren's disease and she says I've got it.  No one in my family has ever had it but reports say it can be brought on by tension in the palm area.  From what i've read it starts out as soft nodules then slowly the nodules grow and harden over time.  As the nodules harden they force the finger to become permanetly bent (curved over) getting worse and worse.  Surgery might help but not always.

I can't tell what the nodules are but they are under the skin and do not look like a callous.  Anyone else getting these things?

There's no pain just feels weird.  I have them in both hands, right were my handle jams into my palm???

Fish Tales, Stand Up style / Tandem Fishing SUP
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:49:40 PM »

hmmm......need to resize photos...back in a bit

How do I make photos larger???  I'm using photobucket.

The Shape Shack / Re: handle placement?
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:48:44 PM »
It needs to be centered on the "balanced" middle which may be different from the middle as measured.  lay your board on a broom stick (like a see-saw, with the fin removed) and keep moving it back and forth until it balances out.  That's where your handle cup needs to be centered on.

Goes in after the glass like others have mentioned.

If you aren't in the balanced middle, your nose or tail will fall as you carry it.  Some people like to off center the handle towards one side but that's only good if you pick it up on the same side everytime, with changes in wind you need to be able to pick it up from both sides, therefore better off centering it IMO.


Gear Talk / Re: wetsuit for bigger guys
« on: October 21, 2011, 07:04:19 PM »
I'm 6', 235 lbs, big barrel chest.  I'd have to throw my vote to Excel.  Their upper end suits are sooo stretchy for a fat guy to slide into.  They feel like a toasty glove.  Buy them a little snug as once in the water they'll feel just right.

I think mine is the second style from the top end, ran about $250.  It's a front chest entry and i was a little skeptical at first about getting my ass through the small hole, thought I was gonna rip it while trying it on in the surf shop.  But now after a few years in it, it's nothing to stretch and squeeze on through.

Very toasty.

The Shape Shack / Re: plywood 14' racer
« on: August 25, 2011, 09:21:25 AM »
Cool board.

Nice touch with the nautical belt and Jesus slippers too brah!

Downwind and Racing / Re: Racing Hull Shape, Swede form -vs- Fish form
« on: August 25, 2011, 09:10:50 AM »
Wow!  In plan view a swede, in cross section a fish...

So, I guess I'll call it a... "Swish"!!!

Downwind and Racing / Re: Racing Hull Shape, Swede form -vs- Fish form
« on: August 24, 2011, 10:06:04 AM »
I was looking at the M&M 14' Carbon, I don't think it's a fish design, pretty sure it's Swede.  I scanned the image into CAD and it measures widest point well back of center.

At least that's what I got.  It even looks Swede with the naked eye.


Gear Talk / Re: Brian Syzmanski must be an evil genius
« on: July 15, 2011, 08:44:27 AM »
Jonathan -  The video speaks a thousand words.

You meant to say "canoe" not "board" right?  I could sit my entire family "inside" that thing.  It's a canoe that you just happen to be standing up in.

In other words, a SUC.

Sorry, you can hate me all you want, just calling it like I see it.

I paddle a bunch in the Corpus Christi ship channel, lots of massive tankers, fishing boats, and pleasure craft.  A few things that I try to do for safety; wear a bright colored top for visability, look out for big wakes when close to the bank, stay off to one side out of the main flow of boat traffic, and when around piers and other obstacles I try to keep at least eight feet away so if I fall off I can't hit my head on anything.  Oh yeah, a PFD and a leash is a must, and a friend is good.

Go for it.

Gear Talk / Rusty Boardworks 10'4"
« on: July 08, 2011, 08:39:23 PM »
Just checked one out at the local shop, was very surprised at the weight.  Seemed heavy.  Picked up the PSH Boardworks right next to it, and it was super light.  Same manufacturer, maybe different makeup?

I liked the shape, anyone ride one?

Gear Talk / Re: Brian Syzmanski must be an evil genius
« on: July 07, 2011, 04:29:30 PM »
Not sure about all the Starboard models, but the one I raced against a few weeks back was at least 8" deep and the riders feet had to have been 4" below the waterline.

Gear Talk / Re: Brian Syzmanski must be an evil genius
« on: July 07, 2011, 06:36:22 AM »
Just went to Webster's Dictionary for kicks.

Board: a piece of sawed lumber of little thickness and length greatly exceeding width.

Boat:  A small vessel propelled by oars, paddles, or by sail or power.

Vessel:  A hollow structure designed for navigation in or on the water.

You can paddle what you want I could care less.  The point I'm trying to make is that at some design point you're stand up paddling a canoe ( in the middle of a canoe with foam/glass covering the front and back sections) and that's what a few designs are approaching.

Gear Talk / Re: Puma/Laird SUP
« on: July 06, 2011, 08:49:25 PM »
Thank God it doesn't have footwells!  Otherwise I'd have to ban it.

Gear Talk / Re: Brian Syzmanski must be an evil genius
« on: July 06, 2011, 08:30:29 PM »
Corlot - Thanks for getting my point.  I'm strictly talking racing and what will eventually happen in the heavily regulated race circuts (OC1, waveski, sculling, canoe, sailing) that we will become just like every other racing craft that is eventually governed by a body and strict set of rules that detail what their water craft can and can't be.  You don't tend to see much deviation.   

So yeah, as far as SUP racing goes, in the near future someone is going to tell you what a SUP is and you might not like the definition, as I might not like it.  Race organizers call the shots and are already telling you what you can and can't ride.  Shoots, next week race rules could say "no submerged footwells below the waterline."  And you'll either say forget it, or who cares, just like you do when the race rules say no catamerans, single hull only.  You don't have a catameran so you say "so what," but there's a guy out there with a catameran SUP who's saying "this rule sucks!"

Take it however you want.  Just my prediction and my opinion.

Gear Talk / Re: Brian Syzmanski must be an evil genius
« on: July 06, 2011, 05:30:09 PM »
Almost every SUP race has denied the catameran SUP's and still do.

It's designed to stand up paddle, why have multi hulls been denied? 

So you draw the line there?  Look at every racing class be it sailing, canoes, sculls, OC1, waveskis, they have very tight regulations leaving the craft looking very similar.  Stand Up Canoes (starboards) are a very different type of vessel than the SUP (Barks) and the differences are getting further and further apart and will only continue to do so.

My gymnast wife (and SUP'er) just said, yeah, the balance beam would be cool if it was 8" wide, girls would be doing double back flips, but gymnastic meets don't allow teams to show up with their 8" wide beams, sorry it's 4".  The reason is to keep it "apples-to-apples."

Limits must be set as this sport progresses.  We've said no to multi-hulls, why not no to SUP canoes?

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