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Random / Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:38:49 AM »
SF...  Are they back on again?  The last I was able to record* and take home was the abbreviated Xmas (New Years?) race?  Are there pre-finals? I thought they were not going at it again 'till like March?  Thanks.


*in the States, we get a goodly assortment of releases on Youtube. ...but they can be confusing.

CD,  ' Limited to the situation, or have you had them outside winging?   I had my annual with my Derm last week; she's a strong bike rider.  I was complaining my forearms got cold riding when all else was Ok.  She said a lack of tissue/circulation coverage... eve tho' I usually wear long sleeves with a nylon jacket.

I made a set of Polarfleece to-the-forearm shorties to test.  Send me your address in a PM - I send you a pair to water-test. (I ain't going in 40f water!)

Outside that, I take 500mg Magnesium both for heart rhythm and geezer leg cramps at night.  I am not convinced it works.  I do get some of the best isometrics for my thighs and calves at 3 am!


General Discussion / Re: What apps for your phone do you use?
« on: January 09, 2021, 07:18:44 AM »
Dinga..  I have always been attracted to 'free', so these are my current favorites;-78.5;5&l=gust

...on a crappy, cold day I fill my tank with

Cheers.   Jim


'Before docs, nurses, hospital cleaning staff ...we gotta take care of the Canucks.  What a great way to run a railroad.


(former CDN resident)

Random / Re: My action cam evolution
« on: January 07, 2021, 05:55:34 AM »
Woah... some nice kit, Dave!  I spent a lotta hours fiddling, making mounts for skydivers and some contest rated water-skiers. Attached to a knee of a waterskier, the water pressure would blow the seals on early cams.  They were also hard to find in weeds when they came off skydivers... 'Still, lotsa fun.

My big inspiration was Rob Pirie (Piros) like with SUP and now, Foils ...he was well ahead of most everybody in water-proof cams.  Without being on anyone's F'ing payroll.

I had my fun; 'moved on.  This is newish—about 6yrs old. (I stole this idea from Piros)


Random / Re: Covid-19 - the Second Wave?
« on: January 06, 2021, 06:24:53 AM »
"It's strange that we've become numb to the untimely losses of thousands of Americans every day." 

Isn't it tho'?!... The current occupant of the White House is a modern-day Jim Jones. Rather than 'Stop the spread' ...these AM radio types run around saying; 'Stop the steal'.  Somehow I am amazed that the fellow brined in orange makeup did not have the political instinct to realize he had the opportunity for a third term.  COVID set that up for him better than his golf partners turning their backs while he single puts every green. I do not believe there was a better political opportunity in my lifetime.

"Another sublimated concern is for the long term effects of this virus.  Neurological symptoms are estimated to be as high as 80% in the Covid infected.  Viruses, unlike bacterial infections, can have long term implications.  The list of diseases linked to viral infections include, MS, muscular dystrophy, ALS, hemophilia, rheumatoid arthritis, and the list goes on.  These symptoms can take years to develop."

...this may similar to us nuking the Japanese at Nagasaki and Hiroshima ...after the ambulance sirens stop.  This jaw-music about 'everything will be fine by Spring' sounds like what I would expect to hear the day after an attempted suicide. 


Ooooo. "I was shocked at how rigid the thing was--they slip wide carbon battens into pockets on the rail."  Thanks for that Bill.  I'm still playing with making a wing mount for a foil.  I have a SS plate but battens are something I can easily add to my 'Corset'. 


Fan'er...  Always read/print the Contract of Carriage.  You may get a temp at the counter who may default to: "No ..Next." as an easy out.   Here's the first bit that will weigh on your wallet.

(4) Baggage in excess of sixty-two (62) inches but less than eighty (80) inches (sum of outside length plus outside height plus outside width) is subject to an oversize charge of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150) per piece, with the exception of a standard hard-sided golf bag of up to eighty (80) inches which will not be subject to oversize fees. Baggage in excess of eighty (80) inches will not be accepted as checked baggage.

...but, there's a second bit.

C. The following items are excluded from the baggage weight and size limitations set forth above, except that items weighing one hundred (100) pounds or more, unless otherwise noted, will not be accepted as checked baggage. These items shall be acceptable for carriage upon a Passenger’s compliance with all special packing requirements and payment of applicable fees:

(1) single seat, non-motorized bicycles will be accepted as baggage if packaged in a hard-sided, padded bicycle case. Pedals and handlebars must be removed and stored so as to not create a risk of damage to other baggage;

(2) surfboards, with a single surfboard packed in each surfboard case and properly packed to prevent damage to the board and other baggage; or

(3) windsurfing and kitesurfing boards, when properly packed to prevent damage to the board, sail, boom, related equipment and to other baggage.

This also appears to affect your wallet but gets your board loaded.  Make sure you have the most recent date of the contract.  Let us know.  'Wish we were going also.


Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: First Sesh
« on: December 31, 2020, 12:19:44 PM »
TB.. What was underfoot?


Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: December 29, 2020, 09:20:42 AM »
Phils,  I too really like our upstate New York icebreaking friend.  I appreciate the effort he takes in controlling the variables and presenting the information.  I wonder (not just with him) when/if increased time-in-the-saddle makes you a progressively better rider, which alters the results creating an impression it's the stuff below your feet that is making the difference.

Conversely, I believe have seen people test boards where their skills seemingly have plateaued and likely do not equal the board's potential. It may be that some people are unable to optimize their gear and therefore then to blame the horse. 

Nonetheless, it's a great time to live to see this amidst the chaos in other parts of our existence.


Ya, Clay..  The enthusiasm was positively infectious. 

Oh'—but that's right—it's NZ.  The country is running about 3-10 new cases a day for the last month or so.  We're 'living free' and still #1 3,000 deaths per day!  We are on schedule to catching the 'horse-and-buggy' Spanish Flu which lasted two years. Can you imagine what the history books/tablets will look like? 


Foil SUP / Re: First wave!!!
« on: December 23, 2020, 06:15:20 AM »
Total envy...  I gather there's no going back. 

Can you imagine all the potential places...  The other guys are spending $Mils building wave pools or accept a 20% inopportune opportunity.  That ol' BS; "If you can surf here - you can surf anywhere." just got a Webster's update.


SUP General / Re: Anyone in Mid-Atlantic Still Paddling?
« on: December 22, 2020, 06:36:00 AM »
Badger...  That is too smart for me to have thought of.  Good for you. 

I often stop at the store on the 1hr drive back to the shop - they'd think I was a serious COVID martian with my wettie and facemask picking up milk.  Then.. I would have to stop and explain that cold saltwater works better than chloroquine. Of course, the guy who promotes that stuff would not dare put that hair in salt water, so he wouldn't know.


We who get entertainment via satellite, usually miss major sections of The Tour, Dakar, and the Am's Cup.  BUT - Youtube to the rescue.  You can get the cliff notes version in 33min or the FULL, 3hr race. Hot C'hit!   Download time...


Travel, Trips, Destinations / Don't break quarantine...
« on: December 21, 2020, 08:14:08 AM »

We got stopped in CR twice ..once on the main hwy I suspect because I had a board atop a rental and we looked like marks or drug suspects.. the other in a town because I drove with my headlights on ..and looked like a mark.  I cannot imagine being thrown in prison in the countries I have visited. 


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