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Random / Re: Delta Variant is here...
« on: August 03, 2021, 10:25:22 AM »
It's like trying to diagnose a problem with car that has a flat tire. There are no vaccinated people being hospitalized. If you've been vaccinated and you get it like my wife, her co-workers, and our friends kids, the symptoms are almost nothing to a 24hr fever, some congestion and a temporary loss of taste and smell. That's it.

And, the Delta variant, while more contagious, has symptoms that aren't as virulent as the original?

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Random / Re: Delta Variant is here...
« on: July 16, 2021, 10:27:57 AM »
My vacinatted RN wife is just getting over Covid-19 illness. She was one of the first to be vaccinated (Moderna). Her and 10 of her hospital co-workers all recently contracted Covid from the same patient. All tracing protocals were taken. All of her co-workers are /were already vaccinated with various Covid vaccines. She's doing fine now. She had a high temp for two days, coughing, and partial loss of taste and smell. She isolated herself from everyone for more than a week and no one around her has become ill. She was symptomatic within two days of exposure to the patient. Pfizer is reccomending a booster shot which they say can booster the effectiveness even more against the new variants. Maybe the fact that everyone else in our family (me included) were vaccinated much later lends itself the idea that the vaccines do lose their effectiveness over time? Maybe yearly booster shots will be needed?

Glad she is doing fine now.

Hmmm....I guess a question is, Is the natural immunity/antibodies she got from catching the virus better than the vaccine (and/or the potential  booster)?

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Technique / Re: How many steps to the tail?
« on: July 01, 2021, 10:45:58 AM »
My brother found watching Laird's video helpful when riding his log.  Laird has a wide stance.  You need this with longboards.  When moving up and down the board, it helps to try to keep your feet near the centerline of the board.  If you feel like you are starting to wheelie, maybe try a wider stance (front foot more forward).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcuw4xGLaNk
When I switch between an 11', 10'6", 9'6", it is surprising how much real estate you have to cover to get to the tail, where you can feel the 6" of difference in board length.

Love the Laird Compilation - watch it every few months.
I use lots of different fin setups.  The other day I was surfing with a very small 2+1 setup on my 10'6" Pearson/Laird and I was noticing how I automatically had broadened my stance about as much as I can and I was thinking, "Oh...Like Laird does!" 
That way I could just lean - it was tricky to step.

So with the smaller fins or a tippier board, I think a wider stance.  With a Bigger fin that adds stability I don't do that noticeably -
if anything it is the opposite.

Also, with the less stable setup....leaning way over....putting a lot of force on the paddle so I don't fall in during the turns,
especially if I experience a wobble at the bottom of a hard bottom turn.  I don't do this nearly as much with bigger, more stable
fins in.  Of course, fin shape/placement matters too.

Since I am surfing what today are considered big boards, I'm often walking all over the place.
Although, not so much if I'm concentrating on turning way back on the tail which is also a lot of fun.  Maybe I'll sit back there for a few turns,
unless it is big and I have to step (or lean) forward to get the board going back down the steep.

I'm not muscling the board I'm just putting my weight in places so gravity and hydraulics and the shape and the fins, etc.
turn the board.

My balance was pretty weak when i started SUP surfing about 10 years ago.  I spent a lot of time practicing turning and
walking on the board in the Harbor - lol, I would still fall a lot in flat water.  So different now.  Amazing how we improve and how much stronger
our bodies and our core gets.  Such a great sport!

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Gear Talk / Re: 10' Sunova Style XL. Center Fin
« on: June 05, 2021, 09:55:20 PM »
You can use a piece of plastic or part of the wall of a coke can but
I build up a fin's base thickness with some Super Glue.

Spread a thin coat on one side, in the areas where the base is loose
then put it out in the sun to cure.  Best if it is warm and sunny.

It may take a few applications depending on how loose the fin is to start with.

Try not to inhale the fumes - do it outdoors.
If warm and sunny it takes about 20 minutes to harden.

- -
If the base is too thick I use a flat file to thin it down just a bit.
You can also wax the fin base and/or use a rubber mallet to bang it in.

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SUP General / Re: Surfboards (Longboards)
« on: May 24, 2021, 08:55:58 PM »
If one wants a nice single fin niche board that can do what the Parallax can do and can nose ride easily, then another of CJ's designed boards can do this and it is his "Neo Classic" longboard. The Neo Classic comes in two lengths which are: 9'5" x 23 1/2" x 3 1/8" @ 76.1 liters and 10'0" x 24" x 3 1/4" @ 84.4 liters.

CJ's rides his Neo Classic 10'0" length with a 10.5 "Power Flex" Flying Diamonds fin.

And I just so happen to have an indepth video review of his Neo Classic model in the 9'5" length below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul3b3ApIra8

Nice vid. 
I see the Neo Classic model is a pintail also but noserides better than the Parallax -
I guess the Neo Classic is designed to noseride more specifically..
Maybe the pintail is the "Neo" in Neo Classic.  Although they point out in the video that iit also has a bit of a step deck front and tail too.
Also, that the last foot or so of the tail has a bit of an edge rather than being 50/50.  Maybe
it turns as well as the Parallax - CJ was really turning and slashing with the Parallax in the earlier video.

My Pearson Laird 10'6" is a pin tail with a somewhat sharp edge from about the middle of the board.  It turns great and
noserides very well, but it lets go when you try to put toes over.
My Jimmy Lewis Black & Blue has a big square tail, more tail kick and 50/50 rails - a "dedicated noserider" - It does nose ride better & I can
get toes over but most of the time I've a few inches back while on the Laird I'm a foot or more back.

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SUP General / Re: Surfboards (Longboards)
« on: May 24, 2021, 11:16:06 AM »
Nice NW!
Appreciate the videos and research.

Boy, that has some flat rocker.

I've got an old Pearson/CJ Nelson Noserider by Surftech that I purchased used.
I've only surfed it a few times as I'm usually on my SUP, and my popup isn't that great.
I will say, it begs you to go to the nose - so you may become a noserider,
if the Parallax is similar to it.  Both have that very flat rocker.

Let us know all about what you think of it when you get it.

I wish CJ made SUP noserider.

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Random / Re: Surfing Quotes
« on: April 20, 2021, 08:15:30 AM »
First rule of surfing: when there's surf - surf
Second rule of surfing: never leave surf to find surf

And, for some of us,
Don't leave parking to get better parking.

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Random / Re: Doge to a Dollar
« on: April 19, 2021, 07:31:44 AM »
Manias!
 8)

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SUP General / Re: What to do when caught inside?
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:02:06 PM »
I also noticed the weak point where the leash attaches to the cuff and also where the leash attaches
to a waist belt - the plastic attachment, like on the Leash Lok HAWAII - I own one but don't use it - its my back up.

I also owned (but lost) a Haley SUP Waist Leash which I liked more - the belt wrapped around my body more.
However, it didn't have a double swivel - It didn't have a swivel where the cord attached to the belt,
so it would get twisted sometimes.  He may have done that to avoid a weak point.  That setup is hand tied.

I also hand tied a cord, well, at the swivel, to a different waist belt.  So a double swivel. Works great. 


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Random / Re: Ahh, community
« on: March 31, 2021, 01:45:26 PM »
A few months before Covid hit (back in around August 2019),
our local newspaper, which is owned in a big
conglomerate of newspapers, suspended
its Comment Section.  The newspaper said it was due
to name calling in the Comment Section; however, from what I saw,
name calling was minimal, if any.

To me, killing the comments, really killed the value of the paper. 

***Geeze, this whole forum revolves around Comments!***
 8)

The paper had already cut staff. 
There was almost always far more good
content in the comments both on local stories and
on national stories. Of course, you had to wade through it.

It seemed to me that they killed the comments because
they didn't want a discussion of certain points of view.

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We need a new term because the moment you google SUP, Standup or anything resembling that you end up with a shitload of places that will rent you touring SUPs.  And now there is iSUPs taking up space.  I want to paddle a lot of different surf SUPs under a variety of conditions but man is it difficult to find the places that rent performance surf SUPs.  I do find them on occasion in tourist destinations throughout the world known for surfing but on the east coast it seems SUP renting is only for flat water touring.  Anyone know of places in Florida or NC.

searching "surf sup rentals" seems to work pretty well.

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Random / Re: YouTube Video GOES Viral - Why?
« on: February 11, 2021, 04:14:14 PM »
You [now] have over 1,000 subscribers and they are running advertisements on it.
With 5,985,398 views you must be getting some advertising revenues?

Cowabunga!
 8)

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Here in Santa Cruz there are definitely more surfers in the water,
and, maybe, a few more SUP surfers.  I would say, yeah a few more SUP surfers -
just an increase of a couple is a 100% increase!
 8)

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SUP General / Re: Surfboards (Longboards)
« on: May 15, 2020, 06:13:23 PM »
You can also most likely Prone Paddle surf one of your long board SUP's.

I'm about an inch taller than you (and we'll say a bit heavier) and I've prone paddled
a couple of my longboard SUP's a few times:

Pearson Laird Surftech Longboard 10'6"x23"x29.75"x18"x4.375," 154 liters, 24 lbs, 3 boxes
Jimmy Lewis Black & Blue Noserider 10'1"x31"x4.25," 164 liters, 24 lbs, 1 box

Even the Black & Blue with its 31"width was comfortable enough prone paddling. 

You could also prone paddle a longboard SUP in one of your lakes to build up prone paddle muscles
before switching over to a prone longboard - the muscles you use SUPping are different than when prone
paddling.  It would make the transition easier because the SUP's generally paddle easier because
they usually have a lot more volume.

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Random / Re: COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« on: April 22, 2020, 01:35:00 PM »
USC and L.A. County Department of Public Health officials have released the preliminary results of their antibody tests, which show a surprising number of residents have been infected with the coronavirus:

"Based on the results of the first round of testing, the research team estimates that approximately 4.1% of the county’s adult population has an antibody to the virus. Adjusting this estimate for the statistical margin of error implies about 2.8% to 5.6% of the county’s adult population has an antibody to the virus — which translates to approximately 221,000 to 442,000 adults in the county who have been infected. That estimate is 28 to 55 times higher than the 7,994 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the county at the time of the study in early April. The number of COVID-related deaths in the county has now surpassed 600."


600/221,000 = .27%
600/442,000 = 0.14%


https://news.usc.edu/168987/antibody-testing-results-covid-19-infections-los-angeles-county/
Early antibody testing suggests COVID-19 infections in L.A. County greatly exceed documented cases
USC and L.A. County Department of Public Health officials have released the preliminary results of their antibody tests, which show a surprising number of residents have been infected with the coronavirus.

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