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  I'm Garmin watches user for 6+ or so years.  I had F3, now on Fenix 5.  I take them off pretty much for charging only, and if you are familiar with Garmin watches you know it doesn't happen often. Not I'm not super athlete, I just like these, because of their features. When Fenix were introduced Apple watch were not intended for any kind of water sports activities. Now it's different. Without going into details now I have a feeling that Apple watch Ultra have all features I need.  The ability to make/receive calls become more important to me. I can live with shorter battery life now, when it's 2-3 days now. 
  So I wonder if any long time Garmin user switched to Apple Ultra watch and what's the impression.   

Classifieds / Re: WTB - 9'8 x 32 SUP
« on: November 06, 2022, 06:35:43 PM »
I'm interested in buying the largest board that will fit inside my car (no longer than 9'8) to use for flat water paddling and small summertime waves.  Please let me know if you're aware of anything for sale, or have something to sell.  I'm looking for a local transaction in New England.  Thanks.
what is your budget? what kind of board you are looking for - more higher end or Bic/NSP kind?
I always start my search with CL:   - has to be fixed

Sunova SUP / Re: Sunova SOUL thread
« on: August 15, 2022, 07:44:02 AM »
Bringing up this old thread as I just scored on CL.  Used SOUL 9'6" in pristine condition and driving distance from my place. I got as my step down board and cannot wait to try it. Coming down from 10' 170 liters nps allourunder, so goal was to reduce a volume but keep the length around 9 and half and width for my 210 lbs..

Thank you everyone who contributed to this thread.

Classifieds / Re: Strange PM's regarding your FS item?
« on: May 13, 2022, 07:58:40 AM »
I noticed another trend, but it CL crap.

When you list something to give away for free people reply with “pls pls get back to me asap, Im ready to come over any time”. As soon as you say lets meet at public place - they never resurface again.

SUP General / Re: Is it safe to buy older carbon surf SUP board?
« on: May 11, 2022, 03:16:30 PM »
yeah it's never toolate

SUP General / Is it safe to buy older carbon surf SUP board?
« on: May 10, 2022, 08:39:46 PM »
 In never ending itch for a new boards I ran across barely used (accordingly to seller of course) carbon board.  Is there a hidden danger in buying it? Like material is getting older, drying out? and become more brittle? I'm on heavy side (210-215) and all my boards have a more or less noticeable stomp dents.  Should I stay away from purchasing such board?


Classifieds / Re: Selling Onda Core Longboard and Zeeko Carver 5m Wing
« on: March 30, 2022, 06:41:59 PM »
Thank you, kitesurferro,  don't see myself dealing with kites though ;)

Classifieds / Re: Selling Onda Core Longboard and Zeeko Carver 5m Wing
« on: March 30, 2022, 05:13:11 PM »
I was thinking about buying a similar combo but I need a board for a beach. What wing size you would recommend for 210 lbs rider? 

Random / Re: Car suggestions.. bought car after lease ended
« on: March 19, 2022, 11:06:46 AM »
 Last fall I sold 2016 XC90 that we had for a couple of years and my wife fall out of love. When she got it she blended in huuge negative trade in  and I thought I would stack paying it though the lease terms. Vroom gave us 3k over what we oved to bank. I followed the car and they sold in in a week with 2k over what they gave to us.
Now her SUV lease is getting close to the end and I'm debating what to do. On one hand it make sense to payoff as it has pre-covid numbers. On another hand she has a tendency to change cars often - so I doubt this car will survive another 3 years in fam. lol. Perhaps make it lease end payoff payment and sell it to Vroom/Carvana/etc..

General Discussion / Re: wetsuit seam repair
« on: February 17, 2022, 12:24:18 PM »
Not sure if it would be helpful for OP, but in general someone could use this info:

O'Neill takes their wetsuits for repair and does very good job. I had 2 ws repaired - they replaced torn panels and knee pads. You pay flat fee and shipping. Year or so ago the fee was $50. 

SUP General / Re: Surfboards (Longboards)
« on: December 20, 2021, 08:57:31 PM »
@ oceanAddict

When I prone surf at Surfside, I'm the oldest person, age wise, surfing at Surfside. Is it because of "old age" or other ailments which is the reason why you do not prone surf anymore?

If it is because of "age", there is a person named Bob McTavish who is an Australian surfboard designer and he has been shaping surfboards probably for the last 50 years. He was born in 1944 which makes him, depending on the month of the year, 77 years old.

Bob still surfs and I have in my collection of prone surfing videos, an excellent video of him surfing one of the surfboards he designed. Most of the video is in "slow motion" so it is easy to see things in detail. Especially his pop-up. You'll see two of these pop-ups starting around the 50 second mark and then again at the 2 minute mark of the video.

So if age or other ailments are keeping you from prone surfing, maybe this video below will spark the interest in you to prone surf again. Nothing like getting re-acquainted with those surfboards you can't get rid of or which have that special sentimental value to you. And I'm sure; if all of your surfboards could actually talk, they would probably ask you, "How about another ride with us?" 8)

@ Night Wing
 Very cool video and give me hope that everything (or almost everything) is possible.

To answer on you question  "why" .. Well. It's clearly not an age as I'm 52, although I had a shoulder injury (untreated  partial RC tear) in the past affecting my paddling abilities.  I stumbled onto surfing late in life like just before 40 and, even it was a love from the first sight, I never get into surfing consistently  as I lived relatively far away from the ocean and had of lot of family responsibilities back then. So slow progress as I was going out probably 10 times a year ? I tried to compensate lack of technique by brutal force and it didn't work well as was not super athletic. And board shopping of course. Then I  divorced and surfing faded away for a while. When I get my life back on track I moved close to water (Boston harbor). So water was at my door steps, but I developed some kind of hesitancy and convinced myself since I suck in surfing I should go back to  flat water SUP - "hey there is not much waves in harbor". So for a while I was cruising along the coast of flat days. One day I got caught it waves and realized I could try SUP surf. Since then I was surfing less and less. Then I found out that my old buddy switched to SUP from windsurfing and we became going out more often, pushing each other. Honestly I find in more advance and more fun. I  can be away from the crowd as I don't need to be competing for a peck with prone surfers. I score more waves, getting longer rides and definitely stay there longer - I don't remember if I ever was out longer than 1.5 hours - when prone. Now I'm pretty comfortable with 2.5 -3 hours session, totaling 6-7 miles.  And I realized that I like flat water paddling less now  :) 
  But my older kid is getting more into prone surfing  these days. Got his own longboard, he keeps it in my place so we usually going out together.  Perhaps one day I'm gonna join him with one of my longboards, just to check  if there is a way back :)

SUP General / Re: Surfboards (Longboards)
« on: December 19, 2021, 10:03:24 AM »
 I'm pretty much sure that  temp tolerance varies with body weight. When you have layer of fat protecting your body organs you cas stay in coder water longer or wear thinner ws. And it works the same not only in water. Back in days when I was sailing my coworker was shivering wearing a hoody  in a light wind (August in Boston) when I was comfortable in tank top. He is cyclist and has very little body fat and I'm well far from it.

@ Night Wing - good for you for pursuing prone surfing. I switched to SUP, first flat water, then gradually moved to SUP surfing. Still have prone boards that I cannot part with, partially because of sentimental values, partially because of hoarding nature lol. Sometimes I telling to myself  - one day I will go back and surf.     

Random / Re: Anyone here from Georgetown SC?
« on: December 11, 2021, 03:53:52 PM »
That would have been a prize!, oA.  I would have probably presented it to Bernie Goldhirsh, our Publisher, as a suck-up. Cheers.


Never heard about him before, he must be amazing person to talk.
On original topic. After we moved closer to shore, I become interested in Boston harbor and vicinity. It's amazing you can find 100 years old postcards showing the place where you live now. Map would be super cool.   

Random / Re: Anyone here from Georgetown SC?
« on: December 10, 2021, 08:35:18 PM »
Anything for Boston haaba?

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