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General Discussion / Re: SUP Booby Trap on YouTube
« on: Today at 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.

General Discussion / Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« on: June 13, 2019, 02:33:33 PM »
I get cold really easy too. I doubt I would survive 30 minutes in 55 degree water with no wetsuit.


Gear Talk / Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« on: June 13, 2019, 01:58:28 PM »

ODJ.   Just curious what you think of this shape?

Also there is a 9/4

Looks like a great shape, but if we’re being honest, those graphics are pretty bad.

Agreed. Those graphics are hard to stomach imo, but Robert has some good boards
In his collection. Good price points and easy delivery.

I have to agree as well. Nice looking shapes but the graphics are a bit of a turn off.

I prefer a clean looking board with solid colors and small graphics. I'm tired of the wood veneer look and carbon fiber should never be seen.

General Discussion / Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« on: June 13, 2019, 08:16:12 AM »
With water temps, I think a lot depends on what you're used to.

In Florida, 65 degree water might be considered cold, but in NH that's quite warm.

When water and air are about the same temperature, you can ignore the water temp. With 65 degree air/water, if you try to dress for hypothermia in the water, you will quickly overheat and be miserable. I like to be as warm as comfort will allow to minimize the risk. It's better to be sweating than shivering. Whenever I start to overheat, I just jump in the water and flush my suit with water to cool off. The bigger the temperature difference between air and water, the higher the risk of hypothermia.

Right now in NH, the water is in the low to mid 50's. We won't see 65 degrees until August.

In June, if the air is between 60 and 70 I'm wearing a 3/2 full suit, 3mm boots and no gloves. 75 and sunny, I can probably get away with my 2.5mm long sleeve shorty and no boots.

SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Rail
« on: June 12, 2019, 01:28:09 PM »
I would like to hear more about surfing the Rail as well. It's such a nice looking shape. I would go with the 28" also.

Interesting that the nose is Vee to double concave similar to the TC Outer Reef.

$1200 + $150 shipping is very tempting. I wish I could afford another board.

Random / Re: Which Wind Sport
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:57:41 AM »
I had to Google the name to find out who he was.

What does he have to do with anything?

Thanks for the pic. 2019 Starboard Longboard. Double concave to Vee in the nose. Yes, it really is very similar. I had a look on the website and watched the videos. Pretty cool.   8)

The Outer Reef has a slightly more pronounced Vee but other than that, it's the same idea. Good to see other shapers are using it.



The smallest liter wise is the best. I can paddle in wind, down the beach a mile
or so to surf. It has the bow like the outer reef which I see works really well.

That sounds interesting. Who makes it? I haven't seen any other boards with a similar nose. Can you post a photo so we can compare the two?

I didn't notice any change in stability.

I had an awesome waist high session this morning and got to try the new thruster set up. It surfs much better this way. The board is noticeably faster and turns sharper with these fins, more like the shorter boards I'm used to. I have a lot more control of the board so less worry about using it in a crowded line up compared to the the stock fin set up. It doesn't feel like a big board at all.

The 32" width provides more stability than I need most of the time. I think 30" would be perfect for most conditions and would no doubt add some speed but I'm thankful for the extra width when conditions get difficult which is the main reason I bought the board. Overall, I still love the board and have no complaints. I can't wait to get it out in some overhead waves.

The fins I'm using are FCS II Performer PC, XL (4 3/4") center fin with matching quad fronts, Large (4 1/2").

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