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Random / Re: What's Wrong With This Picture? (Wetstuff)!
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:58:32 AM »
No, the one on the left goes around your neck and attaches to the cord.    ;)

Okay, now you've got it home, let's see the board.   8)

The Destroyer SUP model has been available for quite some time in Australia. Awesome looking board.

Unfortunately, the 8'0 x 30  115L might be a bit narrow for me. I could probably get away with it on clean days. I'd love to demo one.

Funny how the website says the Destroyer "should fit in somewhere between the Striker & the Stun Gun". Stun Gun must be a misprint. They probably mean the Super Frank.

General Discussion / Re: Swellinfo
« on: June 20, 2019, 10:20:40 AM »
I never use surf forecasts for wind. There are better sites for that such as the local weather and Ventusky.

I like Swellinfo solely for the swell information which is so easy to see with the graph they use.

General Discussion / Re: Fin Placement
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:48:53 AM »

Twinzers are weird.

General Discussion / Re: Question for paint experts
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:30:18 AM »
It's a big risk if you do it yourself. I've painted a couple of boards. Tried both spray cans and roll & tip method using two part epoxy paint.  Sanded and prepped the boards perfectly only to have the paint not stick. What an ugly mess.

Bill is right. Paint adds a lot of weight.

I'm the same as you. Having a board the wrong color really bothers me, but a botched up paint job is worse.

I hope they gave you a nice discount on the board for their screw up.


That video was 2010. This video is 2019. Kitewings haven't changed much in that time. Still made in NH. Interesting that they are not having anything to do with the inflatable market.

General Discussion / Re: Swellinfo
« on: June 19, 2019, 12:16:32 PM »
I've been reading the SwellInfo forum posts and nobody seems to know. Lots of theories but no answers.

You would think they would have a pop up explaining what's going on.

SwellInfo is/was my main forecast site. It's not perfect but I really like the way the colored graph shows the swells for the week.

Hopefully if/when it comes back, it will be even better than before.

Gear Talk / Re: genration boards - Sunova Poynter Hughes
« on: June 18, 2019, 01:42:13 PM »
Nice looking shape but way too narrow for most mortals. Good to see they went with a proper handle.

I do like the looks of the new Sunova Placid. The 8'3 X 30.5"  112L would be perfect for me.

Photo -


General Discussion / Re: SUP Booby Trap on YouTube
« on: June 18, 2019, 04:27:13 AM »
If the way they say "Raw Beefs" bothers you, you must hate Monty Python.   ;)  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Bummed with North Carolina Surfing
« on: June 16, 2019, 02:26:39 AM »
Don't give up. We should start seeing some hurricanes pretty soon.   :) 

General Discussion / Re: Bummed with North Carolina Surfing
« on: June 15, 2019, 04:37:14 AM »
WB looked knee to thigh and super clean on the cam at 7:30am. I'd surf that. Quite a few longboards out, and one SUP.

Update, 8:00am and it's starting to get choppy.


Random / Re: Speaking of BMX
« on: June 14, 2019, 08:11:44 AM »
Nice. Yeah, that's much better.   8)

Random / Re: Speaking of BMX
« on: June 14, 2019, 02:41:57 AM »
I remember it well. I was wondering if it was still going on. That track seems a little boring. It needs to be more technical to make it interesting.

That's how it all started back in the mid 70's. Kids were converting their old Stingrays and racing on neighborhood tracks. Then the bike companies caught on and started selling real race bikes. By 1980 it had spread all over the world and eventually turned into an urban street thing.

I watched the whole evolution of the sport from the bike shop I worked at. Same with mountain bikes. I built one of the first mountain bikes in northern New England in 1978. At the time there were only a few guys doing it. A year later we saw custom frames being built and the first production Ross bikes. People thought it was just a fad. Many traditionalists hated the idea and refused to ride them at first. A few years later, everybody had a mountain bike in their garage.

Random / Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« on: June 13, 2019, 04:38:14 PM »
BMX has been growing and taking over a lot of skate parks. I think if I were in my teens/twenties again, I might be into that.

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