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Gear Talk / Re: Look what I did to my 9'4" Creek?
« on: September 02, 2019, 05:54:10 AM »
It looks to me like the side fins are on backwards?

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General Discussion / Re: The price of new boards/how do you choose?
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:43:22 AM »
as an xxl surfer you need construction.  @ 220lbs, 250lbs on up....construction is your friend.

regular poly, lightly glassed customs all bad news.

i'd go production.   You will never find bombproof like you can with certain mass produced productions.  (trust me - i always want to support local...but heres a reason to stray)

 if you go custom, you will be very very heavy with most shapers that arent building with advance techniques.

the ONLY brand ive never gotten foot welts in.....which is a primary concern for big guys.....Jimmy Lewis.
Hey NJS, I must have lead feet cause my superfrank has foot wells. I believe you noticed it right away when you demoed the board.  Still wonít stop me from getting another one from JL which should be arriving on Tuesday.   ;D

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 06, 2019, 04:46:17 PM »
So after some back and forth with Jimmy and a much anticipated wait I have recieved my new board! Jimmy Lewis Destroyer, 7í7Ē x 29Ē at 100 ltrs. Absoulutely exactly what I was looking for. Nice full nose coming back to pin tail. This will be my main got to board as it should handle any conditions we get here in FL. It has a nice flat deck, comfy looking pad, weighs nothing and the fit and finish of everything is absolutley amazing. Not only did I want the dimensions of this board but also wanted the bomber construction these boards have a reputation for. Military guy and definetly on a budget, this is the first board I have bought brand new and I had to buy it sight unseen so I was very nervous. But after everything I could not be happier and look forward to many fun years with her!

Milsurf

How did you go about ordering the destroyer and getting it shipped? The Canadian JL distributor is closing shop. The JL website doesnít list the board.

Cheers

Bob
Bob,  I emailed Jimmy directly heís very good at replying.  His son Marlon is hopefully getting my Destroyer ready for shipping.  Info@jimmylewis.com

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:41:00 PM »
Thanks for posting those last pics.

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:21:04 PM »
Oh man, I was all set to purchase an 8í10 Destroyer and you mentioned the domed deck!  Iím not a fan and I guess from pics I didnít pick that up.  Reviews from the other site no one mentions it.  Thanks for the review.


The domed deck looks very subtle to me. I doubt it detracts from the performance much. The problem with the Destroyer are the high volumes in the bigger sizes which force lighter riders like us to go small and narrow if we want the correct volume for our weight.

The 8'10 would have way too much float for you. It's designed for riders well over 200 pounds.
 
Don't confuse volume with stability. Having the correct volume for your weight actually adds stability because the board is cradled more by the water. Ultimately, you want the deck pad to be level with the surface of the water or close to it. Too much volume hinders performance.
I do agree it looks subtle but Iím not worried about its performance more about my knees feeling it.  And yes I have this psychological weirdness with volume but from experience I prefer to go bigger despite losing performance.  Plus Iím 205 without a wetsuit so I think Iíll be fine.  I went with the largest super frank and couldnít be happier.


I can't wait for my new demo board....errrr i mean your new destroyer to come in @LB  ;) ;)
Haha, anytime NJS! Iíll let you know.

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Random / Re: Lotsa health propaganda coming for 2020
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:05:58 PM »
Hi Night Wing,  Do you think there should be a ban on automatic weapons?

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 03:40:49 PM »
Oh man, I was all set to purchase an 8í10 Destroyer and you mentioned the domed deck!  Iím not a fan and I guess from pics I didnít pick that up.  Reviews from the other site no one mentions it.  Thanks for the review.


The domed deck looks very subtle to me. I doubt it detracts from the performance much. The problem with the Destroyer are the high volumes in the bigger sizes which force lighter riders like us to go small and narrow if we want the correct volume for our weight.

The 8'10 would have way too much float for you. It's designed for riders well over 200 pounds.
 
Don't confuse volume with stability. Having the correct volume for your weight actually adds stability because the board is cradled more by the water. Ultimately, you want the deck pad to be level with the surface of the water or close to it. Too much volume hinders performance.
I do agree it looks subtle but Iím not worried about its performance more about my knees feeling it.  And yes I have this psychological weirdness with volume but from experience I prefer to go bigger despite losing performance.  Plus Iím 205 without a wetsuit so I think Iíll be fine.  I went with the largest super frank and couldnít be happier.

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 06:56:59 AM »
Oh man, I was all set to purchase an 8í10 Destroyer and you mentioned the domed deck!  Iím not a fan and I guess from pics I didnít pick that up.  Reviews from the other site no one mentions it.  Thanks for the review.

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General Discussion / Re: Seattle Times Article on SUP Related Drownings
« on: August 03, 2019, 08:42:08 AM »
Another fatality due to leash getting stuck on piling.  Whatís weird is the woman was doing sup yoga and went to help someone else who got stuck in a current, huh!
Happened Friday in Long Island, NY.  I had trouble trying to get a link to the article. 

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General Discussion / Re: Hatteras July '19 Soloshot
« on: August 02, 2019, 12:00:14 PM »
Such nice conditions, good for you!

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Sessions / Re: Heat wave session #2 with Zoner guest
« on: July 28, 2019, 05:29:14 PM »
Nice session. Looks like there were a few little bombs coming through. SUP is what makes these days possible.

I've surfed the east coast and west coast a little when I was younger, but don't really remember the vibe, however, watching a lot of Youtube, it seems like the east coast vibe is a lot more chill, with less aggression. Is that true, in general?
Hi Oki, Iíve been surfing in NJ since 1987 and have never personally dealt with any localism or bad vibe.  Since transitioning to sup surfing I manage to stay clear of regular surfers if where I am people paddle out I move and always get my share of waves.  In my area there are very few sup surfers which honestly Iím fine with.  Also, Iím an early riser and manage to sup surf solo almost all the time.  Finally. Iíll take a lesser wave to avoid a crowd it works for me.

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Sessions / Re: Cool short film
« on: July 26, 2019, 09:32:14 AM »
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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General Discussion / Re: New Jersey Heat
« on: July 24, 2019, 02:15:46 PM »
Good for you Marc! Happy your back in action.

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Hi supsean,  why is sup surfing ďpretty damn kookyĒ?

Glad your enjoying your Steeze.

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Sessions / Re: Last Day of TS Danas
« on: July 21, 2019, 01:57:55 AM »
Very cool.  It appeared on a couple waves you paddle on you knees then jump your feet?  Also see you have those claw fins, I recently heard about them.  How are they?

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