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General Discussion / Re: 2017 Infinity Blackfish
« on: May 29, 2020, 08:30:59 AM »

 I liked the board but felt it lacked a little volume for me at 83kgs. The stability was fine though. Would be interesting to try with smaller and no ventral fin.
 I would be interested to know what people that have paddled this board think about it.

I'm about 95 kilos  /210 lbs and have the same board in 27'. I found the volume is adequate to my weight and stability is good even without ventral fin. With ventral fin in place - it's very stable. I don't race so I cannot comment on the speed aspect. It has a good glide for my weigh lol

Classifieds / Re: Infinity blackfish
« on: April 23, 2020, 08:59:24 AM »
I have the same board with Larry's ventral fin setup and it's awesome. Someone should jump on it. Very stable and fast board even for a large person.

General Discussion / Re: Which paddle do YOU own?
« on: April 13, 2020, 02:15:07 PM »
Yes I like them too.
If I would have a chance I would blend those two Wereners in one. I like the bit thinner shaft on S and fact it's more "responsive" - it has more flex and I feel like it "helps" me (could be really subjective of course). And I like the length of another one (I think it fits me better); the blade is slightly bigger as well. But the shaft is stiffer and slightly bigger in diameter, and balance is not 100% right for me (top-heavy)- probably because  it has a plastic handle (S has a carbon)

General Discussion / Re: Which paddle do YOU own?
« on: April 13, 2020, 01:02:18 PM »
Accent - my first one. Adjustable with lever Lock. Very light
Werner - both 3 piece - travel adjustable. S has carbon handle
Kialoa Methane - not pictured. Oval shaft. Fixed length.  Haven't cut it yet

We saw this on TV yesterday and the wife now is against any beach activities. I'm surprised that I don't see any information/warnings on local level. Beach waling, SUP and surfers are everywhere. I'm in MA.

really bummed.

General Discussion / Re: Hernia Repair Advice
« on: February 03, 2020, 07:35:54 AM »
Guess I just jinxed myself by posting here haha. After a week on nagging pain went to a walk-in clinic yesterday, they transferred me to ER and discharge diagnose was an inguinal hernia. Bummed

General Discussion / Re: Was followed by seal today
« on: February 02, 2020, 08:07:09 AM »
Cool, thank you guys.  Feel better now :)

This encounter causes me searching some basic facts about seals As I wonder what they eat when fish is not around during wintertime

Food Preferences & Resources
Adult harbor seals eat squid, crustaceans, mollusks, and a variety of fish; including, rockfish, herring, flounder, salmon, hake, and sand lance.
A harbor seal's diet varies seasonally and regionally and often is subject to local prey availability.

Food Intake
Adult harbor seals eat 5-6% of their body weight per day, about 4.5-8.2 kg (10-18 lb.).

Feeding Habits
Harbor seals don't chew their food. They swallow their food whole or tear it into chunks. With their back molars, they crush shells and crustaceans.

In dark or low light conditions, a harbor seal uses its sensitive vibrissae to find food.

Water Intake
Harbor seals generally obtain the water they need from their food. If food intake is decreased, the metabolic breakdown of fat produces water. The metabolism of 0.45 kg (1 lb.) of fat produces 0.64 kg (1.4 lb.) of water. 

When seals sleep in water, they sleep in a position known as bottling. ... Some species of seals sleep completely submerged but remain close to the surface of the water. To avoid drowning, they can open or close their nostrils to prevent water from entering.

Life span:
over 30 years

General Discussion / Was followed by seal today
« on: February 01, 2020, 08:14:23 PM »
 I finally found some time to paddle near the new place, first time after the move. It was a very calm day no wind or any waves, and for about mile, I was followed by a seal.  Is this common? He/she kept the distance about 10-15 yards, checked me multiple times before taking off. it was pretty strange, I've seen them before while paddling and I've seen them closer but I've never been followed. Are they territorial? I was paddling mostly along the shoreline, just scouting spots for fishing in spring and wonder if I "trespassed". Hope it was accidental as I want to go fishing in the area..


General Discussion / Re: Hernia Repair Advice
« on: January 28, 2020, 09:06:48 AM »
same with me--any more than 7.5 hrs laying down (asleep or not) and  i get up with back pain--usually fixed with a hot shower and a stretch

this thing had me laying down for some 22 hours per day during initial recovery--the cramps and back issues were worse than the gut cut pain

i thought i was well-trained for this, but next time ima do yoga daily for 30 days prior--cant think of any other way to prevent this shit

proner budddy's sending clips from el sunzal and troncones--looks nice down there--he's ripping it up

hey eastern

wishing you a speedy recovery and have a suggestion perhaps related to the morning back pain. I just have begun getting AARP invitations in the mail and last several years experienced something similar - ie morning back pain. My wife convinced me that our mattress  is to blame and literally twisted my arm to get a tempur pedic foam mattress. I was skeptical about all these sales gimmics but after two weeks I realized I feel better in the morning and while she is not reading that, I can admit she was right and it was totally worth it. 

"7. What’s in the quiver? (Feel free to include all boards opposed to just sup boards)

   At the moment (changes every few months), I’m lucky enough to have:

  - 7’4” Sunova 2IN1 Foil SUP (great quiver killer for when you can only take one board)
  - 7’8” Sunova Foilboard (Sunova’s first prototype SUP foilboard – still goes awesome)
  - 7’10” Sunova Flow (my old comp board that got trashed by the airlines)
  - 7’10” Sunova Creek (my current comp board – love it)   
  - 7’11” Sunova Speeed (the board I take when conditions are too hectic for the Creek)
  - 10’0” Sunova Style (my ten footer that I take everywhere and surf in anything)
  - 12’0” Sunova Search (a super fun board in ten inch surf or ten foot surf)
  - 14’0” Sunova Faast (for those downwinder days). "

Wow. Rick....

General Discussion / Re: Surf/beach web cams-favourite
« on: January 21, 2020, 04:00:55 AM »
I call my local camera  "no-surf cam" because it's mostly flat here   but the view could be very nice sometimes

It's 2020. Who is taking shots in portrait mode anyway? :D

j/k. who cares it sideways. nice selection! is shaft round or oval?

Gear Talk / Re: Strange bulge on new iSUP, is this normal?
« on: January 12, 2020, 02:20:24 PM »
Yeah, that’s the plan. I was just wondering if anyone seen anything like that and if it looks like defect.

Gear Talk / Re: Strange bulge on new iSUP, is this normal?
« on: January 11, 2020, 05:45:20 PM »
Couple more pics

Gear Talk / Strange bulge on new iSUP, is this normal?
« on: January 11, 2020, 05:43:49 PM »
Happy New Year Zoners,

I recently purchased brand new iGo Starboard in 10'8". When I inflated it for the first time I noticed that there is a bulge next to the inflating valve and the valve has a bigger gap between the valve and the material it welded into - just on one side. It looks like a defect to me (my few years old SIC doesn't show anything like that). I was even afraid to inflate the board to max allowed pressure and stopped as 15 psi (18 max). Not sure what to do at this point. I like the board, but concern about the possibility of a valve and decking material separation.

Here are a few pics. Not sure how serious it looks in pics...

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