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All the latest stuff coming your way starting today. Somehow I don't think we'll see it in our neck of the woods deep into the next year :(

Gear Talk / Re: JL Super Frank vs Destroyer
« on: October 30, 2020, 05:23:09 AM »
I very doubt a shorter board with 11 liters less will give the ability to catch waves earlier than your SF. Tail outline pulling in only towards the very end so you still have some width on the tail block. With this tail shape and the US fin box it might give you more options to tame it though.

The transition from a 10' range to a sub 9' range is the most challenging I think since it kind of a different way of catching waves. You can no longer muscle your self on a wave through paddle
power and glide. It forces you to position your self better to pickup the wave.

SUP General / Re: the Beast on some serious waves
« on: October 27, 2020, 01:59:26 PM »
My buddy Kenyon is a beast.... and a super gentle, kind soul.
He dances to a different drummer....

Sounds like a younger version of you, ripping without a wetsuit ;D I want to be like that when I grow up.

Trying different construction (stiffer) but the real important feature (as always) that it's matching the color of the board ;D

Sessions / Re: Big board sessions
« on: October 27, 2020, 01:30:01 PM »
Looks like it runs well!
Glad to see som vid of your project.... sweeeet!

Pretty stoked on the board still. The fact that Sunova did such a good job construction wise helps keeping the stoke 8)

Looks like a good bump chaser. How far forward is the fin box?

Perfect for various bumpy conditions. Fin box @ 29"

Never did a downwinder. Looks like "Big" fun!

Downwinding got me stoked on surfing, one complements the other and it's another great activity when surf is no good.
My partner in crime on the vid spends a lot of time in Jersey and always looks for Downwind partners, I'm pretty sure he'll
be happy to take you on a maiden run, you already know half of the Job ;)

We've found 2 good runs not too far from you. Both ends around Sandy Hook, one ocean side and the other on the bay side.
Just say the word and I'll try to hook you up.

Sessions / Big board sessions
« on: October 27, 2020, 06:54:55 AM »
Strong on-shore winds makes for a sucky surf ocean side but super fun big board surf on the other side.

Been riding the Driftwood for the past few months and it's really proven to be a quiver killer. Sunova did a great job on the construction. The board is light and yet solid.
I usually crack a new board within a month of usage unless it's a solid construction, barely few marks after few months. This board category has a lot of potential in the
multi discipline area and outside of hard-core racing it doesn't feel like the wrong board for the job as you can even hang with the big boys...

Foil SUP / Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« on: October 27, 2020, 04:40:50 AM »
Got ahold of the clip

That's a great hero shot jondrums. Maybe you'll be lucky and that guy will swim by on your maiden flight with your newly designed board  :)

Sessions / Re: Hurricane Epsilon Swell- Day Three
« on: October 26, 2020, 07:33:53 PM »
Good stuff cookie. You're certainly making up for lost time 8)

Gear Talk / Re: new fin setup for JL Super Frank
« on: October 26, 2020, 10:31:43 AM »
How many fins did your Super Frank came with? My 8' SF came with 5, one is a center fin (same 4.5" as the rest). I do prefer the thruster setup over the quad in general.
I bought mine used and it only came with 4 JL fins. How do you like the SF with the thruster? Have you tried it in 4'-6' waves? I'll snag an inexpensive Ho Stevie thruster setup and try it out. Then probably try out the nubster (found one for $16 on Amazon) and see how that goes with the quad fins in.

I'd probably start with a nubster. I tried the SF in the local shore break on 4' with all 5 and it didn't suck. I don't use it much but if I did I would probably go with an XL pivot style thruster set.

SUP General / Re: October Okinawa West Side Outer Reef
« on: October 26, 2020, 09:59:31 AM »
Nice video. I always welcome few talking points, especially when there's more than meets the eye.

Gear Talk / Re: new fin setup for JL Super Frank
« on: October 26, 2020, 09:11:32 AM »
How many fins did your Super Frank came with? My 8' SF came with 5, one is a center fin (same 4.5" as the rest). I do prefer the thruster setup over the quad in general.

Foil SUP / Re: I'm building a new website for Mark Raaphorst
« on: October 26, 2020, 06:47:02 AM »
Looks nice Bill. Some interesting content to boot (more of that).

Since we're in beta testing mode...

- I always prefer clean URL's over dynamic (/Contact vs /?page_id=15).
- I'd use CDN while serving local rich media content to help with slow loading times and latency issues (
- Not sure if that's intentional but the logo looks jagged and funky. Using SVG format will result in a hi-res optimized file with a very small footprint.

I've been holding off on a new one because of this. The guy who told me about it, described it as the lightest and most upwind efficient wing he've seen so far... and it is Aluula.

The Shape Shack / Re: shape3D guru (help please!)
« on: October 17, 2020, 12:54:17 PM »
I couldn't find anyone who would accept anything other than boardcad or shape3d, so I redid everything into that format.   Looking at the cut I'm also wondering what's the point?  I'm going to finish off the board, but I'll be looking for someone else who will take a little more care with the cutting for next time.  You live and learn

Good luck with the build. Next time look into APS3000 for cuts, very impressive results. Looking forward seeing the finished product.

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