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SUP General / Re: What to do when caught inside?
« on: April 15, 2021, 03:15:44 PM »

The worst is getting pummeled by a set of awesome waves and then... waiting... nothing... waiting   

SUP General / Re: What to do when caught inside?
« on: April 15, 2021, 08:14:53 AM »

Yes to Dakine leashes... never a problem. Too bad to hear about LeashLok leashes.  I do use their attachment loops with no problems.   

Tail handles seem to be helpful. I've never installed, but that's what I think about as I'm getting maytag'ed.,2741.0.html

SUP General / Re: Infinity New Deal (Demo)
« on: April 10, 2021, 09:16:08 PM »
I had this board in this size. Slightly domed deck and super great construction.  I devoted myself to using another board, so the New Deal didn't get as much use as it deserved.  It's a fast board. Not the most inherently stable, but it is 9'6 x 31 so stable enough. I sold it and kinda sorry I did. Have fun demo'ing. I'm curious what your impression will be.

General Discussion / Re: Birthplace of surfing?
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:32:32 PM »
Look at either the Lotus Honolulu or the Kaimana Beach Hotel (used to be called the Sans Souci). They are in a super quiet little pocket of Waikiki under Diamondhead, far from the madding crowd.  IMHO if you're going to surf Waikiki you'll be happiest in Waikiki, not windy Kailua or the north shore. And there's good surf in front of the hotels. 

General Discussion / Re: Birthplace of surfing?
« on: April 07, 2021, 09:19:45 AM »
Go for Canoes and Queens... stay for Pops  ;D

Gear Talk / Re: What makes a good wave/surf paddle?
« on: April 06, 2021, 10:44:01 AM »
Kialoa doesn't have a European distributor that I know of. It's partnered up with Werner lately, so you might just email them and ask.

But I wouldn't invest too much importance on getting something marketed as a surf specific paddle if access to one is challenging.

Consider getting a nice, light weight, well constructed one-piece paddle that is available in your market.  The consensus is a smaller blade size (80-85 sq inches for me), and shorter in length to account for being in a lower stance when paddling. You're lucky to have an adjustable paddle already so you can dial in the length that works best for you when surfing.   Flexible to normal stiffness just for general reasons of being good to your body. I like the Rip Stick because the blade design is super grabby for the relatively small blade. Giving me some purchase as I dig. (Check out the Quickblade V-drive blade for a similar approach. Not suggesting the V-drive as a surf paddle, just to see the blade design.) A non-grabby blade could go a little bigger. 

Depending on how much effort you want to put into this project, you could order a T-handle if your paddle of choice doesn't have one. Just make sure the diameter matches. But again, a hybrid T (like Werner) is fine. not critical.   

You could also apply some RSPro paddle grip tape.  Some paddles are slipperier than others , and this is a quality product that takes care of that issue. And is from the EU.   

Random / Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« on: April 02, 2021, 03:40:13 PM »
I sold a board to a guy who arrived in a sleek glass topped Tesla S, with no apparent way to carry a board.
He said Tesla racks cannot be fitted to Tesla’s glass roofs, and he hauled out some Sea Sucker vacuum operated suction cup racks. I would be nervous but he has used them for a couple of years now with confidence.
Interestingly the only issue is over mountain passes the pressure differential requires him to pump out some additional air.  Just took him at his word on that. But they looked pretty slick. 

SUP General / Re: Fun for the whole Family.... even the Foil Crew!
« on: April 02, 2021, 01:59:17 PM »
I am reaching up to this board... as it is best used by the highly skilled performance SUPsters with solid balance skills.
The more I learn, the more I like it!
Someday I may feel qualified to do an actual review... till then, I'll sneak in some clips from time to time  :)

Thanks. I looked it up and sure 'nuff it's styled as a relatively more advanced board. You wouldn't know it from looking at it.

Back to the video... it's probably good for our mental well being to get maytag'ed now and again. Keeps things in perspective...

SUP General / Re: Fun for the whole Family.... even the Foil Crew!
« on: April 02, 2021, 09:56:31 AM »

Love your taking the elevator down at 1:46.

Hey Rick what is that board at the end, with the stepped rails and nose kick?   

Random / Re: Ahh, community
« on: March 31, 2021, 10:31:37 AM »
"create ... engaging" through suspending engagement

"improve community" through suspending community

Admin I don't think your questioning authority fits within their world view...

Sessions / Re: Jordan River Vancouver Island
« on: March 31, 2021, 10:26:23 AM »
Cool!  Always great to hear about an awesome day. 

Gear Talk / Re: Nu-2-Me Carolina
« on: March 25, 2021, 12:07:23 PM »
Nice. Those are good looking boards. Congrats on doing the work, too.


There's a site/platform called Awayco that shops can use to operate their rental business. I found it when I rented boards from Infinity's Dana Point shop. Though they don't use it anymore.

Gear Talk / Re: What makes a good wave/surf paddle?
« on: March 25, 2021, 07:55:53 AM »
Some (me included) like a Tahitian style T handle on a surf handle, for control.
Surf specific paddles can be straighter, with less of a blade angle, so you can use both sides. Check the Werner (Rip Stick) and Kialoa (GL Surf II)  web sites for how they describe their surf paddles.

Classifieds / Re: Naish 3-piece travel paddle anyone?
« on: March 25, 2021, 07:35:34 AM »
The longest section measures 37”.

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