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Gear Talk / Re: Should I blame David John?
« on: July 02, 2019, 05:51:35 AM »
Nice quiver
But it won't be complete until you can find a Penatrator

Random / Re: Cheap Electric fatbike
« on: June 29, 2019, 06:58:12 PM »
For $1600 The Rad Rover is worth an occasional uck

It does everything i need it to do.   It was just too easy to click send...


Foil SUP / Re: Yay! I got a Four meter
« on: June 26, 2019, 06:31:59 PM »
Only you would take a new toy right out of the box and start tweaking it

Bet you didn't even place the aluminum tube in position before you ran to the shop and started cutting the paddle shaft!

Waiting for flight data :)


Three things i haven't seen in any vids....2 of three would make me pull the trigger

1.  Pumpability They all seem pretty baggy
2.  Light wind ...4.0s + 5.0's but only seen so far in wind that you could use otherwise....I wanna see 10 - 15 mph or less
3.  Someone luffing overhead on a macker swell...I am quite sure that this will happen soon...but that's what i wanna see...everything else is just another thing for the shed

General Discussion / Eddie
« on: May 04, 2019, 06:10:00 AM »
Somehow Eddie made it to Google doodle (the Browser pic) today

Not sure what he would think...but maybe big smile?

Hauʻoli Lā Hānau

Random / Re: Navy SEAL charged with war crimes
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:16:58 AM »
I hear and agree with all of the above..

My fear is that that this was a very honorable man who lost touch with everything he held dear....and broke with reality

Not sure I am qualified to judge, but I have seen repeated horrific stresses cause complete disintegration in some folks.

If he was a murderous guy from the get go, then I'm sad it took so long to unmask. 

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Mellow Wave Destinations
« on: May 01, 2019, 07:33:36 PM »
Nosara had the allure for my similar aged teens.
Except that we had 6' at 16 seconds for like  5 days straight, and all i could do was hang outside and play lifeguard.....
They got mad skills out of the deal, and actually did great...., but it was not restful for me ....I would catch an occaisonal wave when i thought they were safe

Would go back, that was a bit of a freak...but for my $,  Maui makes way more sense.  we lived there, so it's all  familiar...the travel time/hassle is about the same for me.

Drop The Mom off at the spa

We had fun in Puerto Rico...Rincon was good   

Random / Re: Navy SEAL charged with war crimes
« on: May 01, 2019, 07:18:18 PM »
We have asked too much of these guys.

That article does not capture the sum of this man's career.

"Innocent until proven guilty"   but I don't think any of us can imagine what that means when someone has been repeatedly immersed in warfare for so long.....

I am extremely grateful to Chief Gallagher, and I feel like we failed him no matter what happened....

General Discussion / Re: A death on Cape Cod...
« on: April 29, 2019, 06:24:01 PM »
What a great guy....always upbeat....kind of a devil smile he had something else going on
Very much a character...and in  good shape ...worked at a local  Mountain/outdoor  store.

I surfed with him on Saturday, he later took pics of another surfer.
Saturday was slightly bigger, only maybe chest, but real drainy, and i almost got knocked-the-fck out on a late drop.

He was just in Maui like a week ago, so maybe he had a pulmonary embolism, or a concussion or pulled a Biggie , but it was all surf related.

The hardest part is that that beach always has people watching from the cliff,  He went in when the rest of the surf crowd went home,....but somebody had to have seen him go in, and if there had just been one wetsuit /water person in the parking lot maybe things could have been different, but it got called in, and  the authorities sent boats which took forever.....he was recovered like 400 yards offshore ....and was floating alone for too long.

This is hard....we already circled the wagons after the shark thing last year, and this was a fun time as things warm up, but shit... the Dude was a solid citizen .....carved Tiki, played mean rockabilly guitar

This is a hard.....and a real reminder of how precious it all is.


Actually looks a little more rigid than i expected

I'm looking for the rig that will be best in 15 mph side on ....still playing with a mast -sail - boom....adding a short grab rope  at the boom for more mobility than a traditional uphaul,  but the wing is promising

Gear Talk / Re: Windsurfing on a Sunova Creek
« on: April 12, 2019, 03:47:45 PM »
The Creek is a nice board....but not going to do well on a lake...Too much rocker....WIll be hard to stay upwind unless you can shlog artfully .
Longer and thinner if you wanna supsail ....There's some older threads   with like the Naish 12

If u had a Creek 9'1 with 15 mph side off,  chest high swell and a 5.6, you'de be stylin'....but on lake? nah

Makes total sense...
The whole windfoiling in serious waves is notably absent right now....Casey Hauser pushing it  a little bit

Have watched this genre evolve...
Windfoiling is great, but once on a swell, the rig has to go neutral (is useless)...Pop that thing above your head and luff it

It's just not going to feel rigid...mush baggy vs pumping a nice rigid wing

Please note the wrist leash because it'd blow downwind like a balloon if you loose it in the surf....but it'll sell

The Shape Shack / Re: EPS Breather layer....Pono jrandy?
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:43:58 AM »
OK i did use EPS sheets as breather layer....and it can wrap rails as the vac comes up, it bends nicely....

For flat stuff it's ok....maybe really good, certainly looks good and clean....  but  while it will wrap a rail, initially it's stiff and flat, so when it begins to wrap, it overhangs the vac bag and then folds down on top of the bag making a crease in the vac bag as it folds  (top of the rail...bag pleats in)

But it definitely bends well...didn't crack/fracture...handled a 3" rail with good bend

So if it's 1/4"  on flat it's good, but i would only use it on a vac table and a half rail type bend...I was using a true bag, and couldn't keep up with the pinching....pulling the bag down wasn't easy as the vacuum  needed to bend it pulled the bag in too quick

  You can fair a clean line with the CF, but those fibers are stronger, and yeah they can be a bit more brittle.  so some may lift   The weave is too big won't be super straight   If you do go that way imho a  finer grit, and wear a mask.
  I still dont think you are seeing get the whole glass veil's just sacrificial will help hold the CF down and fill some of the weave gaps  make  it a smother sand down  even if you ran the veil over the masking tape
  Or use filler

  "go with what you know" didn't apply
   I moved the whole production inside because yesterday was such clammy weather, so i bumped the ambient temp up 15 degrees.
   That was enough to start the kick-off a little early.
   Everything worked out, but i was definitely fumbling to get it all wetted out

   I definitely keep the total volume of the pot down at all times....but one more subtlety from the JL vid is he seems to add both parts to the pot....just doesn't mix it until he's all set....  so it sit's like a Mai Tai floater for a bit....I don't have that much courage...and yeah...quick scoop out of a bucket for the microballoons is laughable compared to my  prep....but i def think that stuff shouldn't be in your lungs and am way more cautious, as i often see it floating around....but every little step is time

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