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Random / Re: Cover songs.
« on: Today at 12:16:08 AM »
Thanks, I should have gotten that.

Random / Re: Cover songs.
« on: September 18, 2019, 05:18:44 PM »
Teach your children hell.

Never heard that song before. Who was the original artist?

General Discussion / Re: Humberto
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:50:44 AM »
NH will be getting two days of perfect clean head to overhead Friday and Saturday. Wind is perfect. Tide is perfect. We've been waiting a long time for this.

The construction seems rock solid. I haven't dropped it on the rocks yet but I think it would survive a drop better than most. The paint job is also well done and rugged. So far it only has one tiny scratch near the nose where it grazed the pavement last week. It's amazing how they can build it so strong and still keep the board relatively lightweight. I haven't weighed it yet but I'm confident it's under 25 pounds.


Gear Talk / Re: Input on the Patagonia impact vest
« on: September 10, 2019, 06:02:03 AM »
I bought my Slasher Comp online. The size chart was not much help at all but after reading a ton of reviews about sizing, took a chance on the medium and it was a perfect fit. The chest size is the most important thing. My chest is 39 inches and I'm fairly slim. It fits nicely over all my wetsuits up to 6/5.

It feels a bit tight when I put it on dry but stretches and becomes perfectly comfortable once it gets wet. It fits like a glove. Never rides up. Looks great in solid black. I'm really happy with it.

I had the O'Neil Techno Comp pullover vest for four years but it eventually got stretched out and needed replacement. The zippered vests go on way easier which is less stressful on the fabric.

Gear Talk / Re: Input on the Patagonia impact vest
« on: September 09, 2019, 06:23:04 PM »
I bought a Patagonia during the sale and didn't like it.

It has very little stretch so getting on and off is a hassle. It's also too bulky with more float than you need.

It's made for true big wave surfing, not the conditions normal people surf in.

I sold the Patagonia and bought an O'Neil Slasher Comp zippered vest. It's perfect. Easy on/off and just the right amount of float.

I'm 6'0, 175lbs and wear a medium.

Nice backpack. How can you not inflate that thing right now? Get a feel for it before you hit the water. 8)


Gear Talk / Re: waist leash
« on: September 09, 2019, 04:29:40 AM »
Coiled leashes often get tangled after a wipeout on a wave. The turbulence of the water twists the cord during recoil and can take quite a while to untangle. If you're caught inside and the knot gets pulled tight, you might have to fix it on shore.

Gear Talk / Re: waist leash
« on: September 08, 2019, 06:35:06 PM »
Coiled is just asking for a tangled mess at some point IMO.

Flatwater and Touring / Re: Discovering Myanmar Sagar lake
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:18:15 AM »
Those pagodas are cool. I could really get into that place. 

Sunova SUP / Re: 12 custom Search aka my PtBreak
« on: September 05, 2019, 01:04:10 PM »
Hopefully the swells will arrive before the wind does.     :)

Sessions / Re: Back Swell in Maine
« on: September 02, 2019, 06:32:57 AM »
Can't believe I never heard of Surf God Huey. Nice Maine waves. Never been.

Yeah, me too. I've been following the surf scene since the early sixties and don't recall ever hearing it mentioned or seeing it written anywhere.

It's now permanently recorded in my brain.   8)

NH and Maine get great surf in the Fall/early winter. You need to make a trip up here some time.


UPDATE - I'm still liking the Outer Reef. I've had about eight sessions so far. I love the way it surfs. It gets into waves early and is super stable. It probably has more stability than I need most of the time. I think the only things I would change would be to decrease the width from 32" to 30" and lower the volume by taking a half inch off the thickness. The extra width seems to slow the board down just a bit and the added stability isn't really necessary in normal conditions. There were a few choppy sessions though where the stability did come in handy and the slightly slower speed gives it some added control on bigger days.

The board is still really fun on small days and it's often the board of choice when I want that extra glide and early wave entry. It's is easy to control allowing me to weave my way around the other surfers with confidence. When the waves are steep enough to get back on the tail, it feels like a much shorter board than you would expect from a 10'6.

Overall, it's a really fun all around board.

Glad to hear your vision repair went well.   8)

General Discussion / Re: Jimmy Lewis Super Frank review
« on: September 01, 2019, 05:51:36 AM »
I don't find the pad too slippery but I don't do a lot of radical maneuvers.

I run quad also. I switch to thruster now and then but always return to quad. Same with my Flow. It seems to suit my style of riding.

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