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Random / Re: Fell down the stairs holding...
« on: June 30, 2013, 02:30:49 PM »
Giant,

Rest up. Ice and Advil!

SL

17
SUP General / Re: Word of The Day
« on: June 30, 2013, 11:34:55 AM »
Sea,

Thanks for your perspective. I agree that defense kept her on the stand a twitch too long. I think it will come to light that she was manipulated by the Martin family and the prosecution... I have interviewed many witnesses, both the manner I which the interviews were conducted and the manner in which the questions were asked significantly impacted her answers. Prosecutors are supposed to be fact finders in the investigation stage... Not advocates... That is for trial. They crossed the line and became advocates during the investigation. People should be losing their bar cards over this.

I think it may be an example of how our education has failed certain of journal youth, certain area of the country, and certain subcultures. The "axe" vs. ask was not a big deal... That is cultural slang... I lwatched to the entire direct and cross, and came away saddened that this person was educated from kindergarten in the US, and on a day when she was trying to speak her best English, sounded as she did.

SL

18
Flatwater and Touring / Re: Spill your quiver
« on: June 29, 2013, 06:32:43 AM »
I forgot Candi... 14 foot carbon 25 inch plumb bow screamer by Corran while he was at Imagine that BROKE MY HEART on a few occasions... especially during one very rough paddle from LA to OC outside the harbor...

SL

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Flatwater and Touring / Re: Spill your quiver
« on: June 29, 2013, 06:30:51 AM »
In the order of acquisition (by foggy memory):

surf:
11 '0" Bear Custom by Roger Hinds**
10'6" Naish Nalu*
9'6" Bear custom quad by Roger Hinds
9'4" Country custom quad by Roger Hinds
7'9" Craig (from Kiku)
8'0" C4 custom subvector quad
8'5" Imagine Cutback by Corran Addison
8'5" Imagine Cutback by Corran Addison
8'6" Imagine Enigma by Corran Addison
8'5" Imagine Enigma by Corran Addison
8'6" Country by Roger Hinds
7'9" Roger Hinds Collab (very, very low volume)
7'9" Imagine "Push" by Corran Addison
8'2" Imagine Enigma by Corran Addison
8'8" Imagine Enigma step up by Corran Addison (Corran leaves Imagine)*
8'2" Mach 1Corran Addison Designs*
8'2" Mach 1 Corran Addison Designs (heroine chic)
8'2" Mach Bobby Roger by Roger Hinds*
7'3" TimSUP by Corran Addison Designs*
8'2" Mach Twin by Roger Hinds*
7'8" Assym Step Up TimSUP by Corran Addison Designs*
8'2" Snap by Imagine (shaped by Dave Kalama)*

I am pretty sure that is the correct order

14 foot downwind/rough water board "Chazz" by Imagine (C.A. Design)*
14 foot Naish Glide carbon
18.6 SIC Bullet "Mark's Beast"*
14 foot Imagine custom downwinder... as yet un named (by Dave Kalama)*

I am pretty sure that about covers it.  If you have one of my old boards and it is not listed, no disrespect to the board... I just forgot.

SL

*denotes still in my possession
** denotes, still "owned" by me, but in some unknown person's garage




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SUP General / Re: Word of The Day
« on: June 27, 2013, 10:44:45 PM »
SeaMe,

If you listen to the last six minutes of the re-cross of this witness (from today), she testified that she has spoken English since Kindergarden, and was educated in English for her entire life.

SL

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SUP General / Re: Word of The Day
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:42:17 PM »
Well, she admittedly can't read cursive... and calling someone "retarded" is not exactly endearing to a jury.  I am fairly convinced that she is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

As to the condescending defense attorney, he is doing an amazing job of tearing up her credibility by showing that she was manipulated by the prosecution and the Martin family attorneys (rather than attacking her).  Dealing with a rude and hostile witness... while a DA is objecting to every sentence coming out of your mouth... is one of the more difficult things to do in law... kind of like hitting a curve ball.

When you hear about the settings in which she was interviewed, (with Martin's dead mother sitting next to her), it is one of the most shockingly inappropriate interviews that I have ever heard of (in a high profile case) in my 18 years of practicing law.

SL

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SUP General / Re: Word of The Day
« on: June 26, 2013, 05:32:47 PM »
From the Zimmerman trial:  "creepy-assed-cracker"

Some really poor witness preparation by the prosecution. Or just awful witnesses for the prosecution.

Not sure which. Actually, a little of both.

SL

23
Quiver shots are a it of a pain...

So here are pictures of the various boards currently in the SL quiver... just the most used boards....

1.  TimASSup:  7'8" by 28 Assym quad.  105 liters (Corran Addison Designs)
2.   Mach Bobby Roger 8'2" by 26.5 quad (close cluster rear)low 90 liters (by Roger Hinds)
3    Mach 1 (Corran Addison Designs) 82 by 26 (pictures is a 25 in version that I sold)
4    Mach Twin (by Roger Hinds) 8'2" by 27 twin 97ish liters
5    TimSUP 7'3" by 28.5 98 liter (Corran Addison Designs)

24
Smart asses...

Charlie, will do.

Slatch, you have to get REALLY low... and there are LOTS of silly rules that if you don't follow, you get a DNF.

SL

25
Gear Talk / Re: sup co
« on: June 25, 2013, 10:28:09 AM »
I echo what has been said.  The company is more focused on selling the SUP lifestyle and has invested serious dollars to try to become the first SUP lifestyle brand... the boards are not really their main focus IMHO.

Their shapes appear to very closely resemble other established shapes from other brands.

Good looking girls in yoga pants work at their store.

That pretty much sums it up... Oh, did I say that good looking girls work at their store?

SL

26
Been drafting appellate briefs for the past two weeks... so not much surfing since the last magic swell.  It was fun all week in front of the house, but I just couldn't get out in the water...

Had a design session with Roger Hinds last weekend.  We spent two or three hours going over the boards in my quiver, dimensions, rocker, outlines... and have come up with two new shapes that we are going to mow.  (again, the "we" is in theory only).

Anyway, as I was thinking about the TimAssSUP and the Mach Bobby Roger (my two favorite boards of all time) it struck me at how incredibly different they are.  I was able to ride them back to back last swell.  

The TimAss is just a flat out speed machine with big ears, super longboard type rocker, after getting used to the ears (I almost fell on my first wave as the front third [ears] was "catching") it was really easy to "point and shoot" and surprisingly easy (given the lack of rocker) to backdoor big hollow waves (for for SoCal)... these qualities all translate into a super fun small wave board too.  The drawback of course is the ability to go vertical, the pocket snap while setting up for a section, and the ability to land big closeout moves without needing to stay way back on the tail.  The width makes landing big exits fairly easy (you know the cutout off the closeout where you get a little airborne)...

The Mach Bobby Roger is not as fast... you are forced to use the wave to generate your speed.  Adam tells me that I surf that board better than any other board, as it forces you to commit in order to make it work.  The very pronounced vee with the somewhat narrow tail make it almost unbearably "twitchy" until you understand it.  It fits in the pocket of the wave almost perfectly and I can pretty much make it do anything on the wave that I am capable of doing.  Due to its lack of "natural speed" it takes a bit of a bigger wave (waist plus) in order to have fun on it.

So here is what is up:  Corran making a TimAss with a touch more rocker in the tail; Roger doing his interpretation of the TimSUP, and Roger modifying the Mach Bobby Roger to make the nose slightly fuller and shorter, throw in 2 percent or so more volume, and open up the tail just slightly (to get a tiny bit more natural speed).

Hopefully some shaping posts this weekend.

Oh, and fixing the TimASS and Mach Bobby Roger as we speak.

SL

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The Shape Shack / Re: TRULY a Zone inspired board
« on: June 25, 2013, 08:21:48 AM »
Greenie Largo,

That is such a fun looking board.  Truly an inspiring "f it... I am gonna make one" inspiration!

I hope that it rides as good as it looks...

Please report.

SL

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SUP General / Re: US SUP TOUR
« on: June 20, 2013, 06:17:48 AM »
Thanks for the Pics guys... just great surfing... standup or whatever.

SL

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SUP General / Re: Well we all have to die eventually
« on: June 20, 2013, 06:16:14 AM »
That guy in the video had to have been a caricature of a washed up surfer... the cheesy ball cap... the aloha trinkets in the background...  Seriously, I think that he just watched a Gidget movie and asked his mother to call him "Tubesteak" from now on.  (Mother said that her father was already called Tubesteak and that they would be calling him 'Coco.")

I thought that it was hilarious.

Not to get judgmental, but the subtext of the article, and his rant, you are not a surfer unless you are currently riding the standard shortboard currently vogue for contest surfers.  "Okay you fat old f*ck, here's my 6'0" quad... see if you can even catch a wave on it."  (Yes, I am old... and no he is not obese... but he CLEARLY carries more pounds than possible to ride the type of shortboard that he sets out as "real" surfing).

Intended as ironic? It has to be... because this is what I saw:

A washed up old douche bag in his mom's basement in Sheboygan filled with souvenirs that she brought to said "washed up old douche bag" from her four trips to Hawaii with Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays in the late 70's (back when said douche bag was merely a friendless nerd playing Dungeons and Dragons with his captive younger siblings)... ranting against video of the most complete watermen in the current culture... ("son" of Billy Hamilton ICON of the surf culture no less)...

Either it is tongue in cheek, or this guy is the least self aware human being in the history of time whose name is not Ron Burgundy.

SL

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Sessions / Re: Dawn Patrol Photo Session from my Girls
« on: June 17, 2013, 09:39:23 PM »
nice creek!

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