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The Shape Shack / Re: Private shaping lessons from Ron House..
« on: June 16, 2013, 05:25:39 AM »
HM,

That was a brief flirtation... (180)

Probably 185 as that is my maintenance weight.

SL

32
The Shape Shack / Re: Complete makeover of my unlimited.
« on: June 16, 2013, 05:23:20 AM »
Crikey tall dude!

That's a heck of a project. Well executed indeed!

SL

33
Gear Talk / Re: Gear Bag
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:14:56 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, guys. It seems like people are going with very spartan types of containers. I have a big one in the back of my car, but I wanted a bag to organize the smaller things, especially leashes. Those leashes tangle up with each other like eels.

I use the Velcro to keep each leash individually looped (like a hose). No tangles.

Good call on the ikea bag.

SL

34
The Shape Shack / Re: Private shaping lessons from Ron House..
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:13:02 PM »
Mmmm Ryders Club!!!!!!!

Took a client (pdx by way of nyc) there once cuz he said he wanted the best burger in OC. He called it the Best burger of his life.

I believe we washed them down with old Rasputin ales.

SL

35
SUP General / Re: Is he unstoppable?
« on: June 15, 2013, 04:17:22 PM »
Giant,

Didn't we all dabble in supermodels in our twenties?

Who knows if he's an ass... he doesn't seem like one... but we'll never knnow.

He rips like no one else who has ever taken a breath of air, however.

SL

36
SUP General / Re: Helmets - SUP surfing
« on: June 15, 2013, 01:13:33 PM »
I would be too reckless in a helmet.

My exposed head forces me to manage my risk in heavy surfing situations.

SL

37
SUP General / Re: Is he unstoppable?
« on: June 15, 2013, 01:10:45 PM »
I think u can tell a lot about a guy in his choice of partner. He could have basically any woman in the world, and didn't choose a supermodel... He chose a really cool, really cute, really genuine person.

My two cents is that he will (of course) struggle w retirement like we all will... But he seems pretty okay with himself and where he is (and where he will be) in life.

SL

38
Gear Talk / Re: Asymmetric debate
« on: June 15, 2013, 12:51:46 PM »
I think that assyms will always be niche boards. The one that Corran shaped for me was built for one specific spot, at a certain size... With one purpose in mind. But it is a really fun board in lots of different conditions.

The new one that he is building for me is for a different spot.

Should I have tried this outline in a non Assym first, so I could compare?  Probably, but I didn't have the patience.

The board that I am shaping with Roger tomorrow will be a cross between the Mach Bobby Roger and the Outline of the Assym (if the Assym was symmetrical... You know what I mean).

Reports when done.

Besides, Assyms look pretty freaking cool, and that is pretty important. :)

(Thanks for the kind words Gator)

I am working on a post comparing the Assym to the Mach bobby roger, as when I broke the Assym on Saturday, I switched over to the recently buckled and repaired Mach bobby roger... Until I buckled it.

SL

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SUP General / Re: Is he unstoppable?
« on: June 15, 2013, 12:41:17 PM »
The cooemtators were hilarious. "Whenever Kelly paddles out, the ocean is allowing ten point rides..."

WOW. What a coincidence.

His surfing at Tavi was the most masterful display of surfing that I have seen in my entire life.

He was just at a different level.

HE surfs more. He thinks harder. He works harder. He wants it more.

The first 10 in his quarter final with Seabass was the most technical backside barrel that I have ever seen.

The first wave of his final (when he got destroyed getting out the doggy door) was a thing of sublime beauty.

His surfing was so amazing that when I got home from work this week...TWICE I watched and rewatched  his heats instead of surfing.

Mind blowing. Double O VERY difficult lineup... On a 5'10".

We can't call what he does "surfing" it is different from what everyone else is doing. I call it "Slatering."

SL

40
Super,

I read a thread on this on Swaylocks a bit ago... it seemed like there was an issue with bonding... (from what I could glean between the gratuitous slanders)...

I am going to look into it.

SL

41
Random / Re: Mountain bikers, show your bikes....
« on: June 15, 2013, 07:07:26 AM »
Holy crap-noodle poppy.  I got an involuntary reaction out of looking at that Intense... kind of like that nude picture of Steffi Graf in my head in my late 20's.... ALL FREAKING BUSINESS... and dead sexy (yes, I have a thing for hard German women... I admit it).

I get the steel-love Dave, I forget how much I love steel, and then I hop on my old Sannino crit bike... and fall in love all over again (of course I have messed with the angles as a riding a true crit bike is akin to the penultimate scene in Braveheart)

That tall boy is more like a Cindy Crawford in her prime.  Take that chick anywhere and she will own the room.  I now officially have bike envy.

My riding has taken a massive back seat to standup... as in I haven't bought a mountainbike since I started... and I converted my old mountainbike to my surf transport mobile.  I ride road with my son... who now has a very serious girlfriend... so you know what that means... "Dad who?"  My fun time is super limited so I just don't see a lot of mountainbiking in the near future.

But I did just pick up Dava Kalama's Imagine prototype 14 foot downwind hollow carbon board... so I've got that going for me.  :)  That thing can catch a bump the size of a pea.

SL

42
Lopez will, that would be a fun list to make!  I am afraid that my"super cool" wife would not be into the adventure, however.

My top 5:  g-land, Tavi, puerto Escondido, rockpiles, ocean beach (sf).

Magenta, Cardiff, and verde largo,

The wife is indeed very cool.  I am quite fortunate to have stumbled upon this sport later in life... Well past the days I was struggling to make my mortgage payments and pay my kid's tuition.

SL

43
SoCal / Re: Summer Swells
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:31:26 PM »
HM,

Thanks.  We really dig the pad... and to have a perfect view and access to my favorite wave... well, that's just gravy.  Ill take a panorama shot on a clear day.  We can see the hills of Laguna to the North, the smokestacks of Huntington Beach beyond, the cranes of LA Harbor, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula beyond... and when it is really clear, the lights of (either Malibu or Ventura, not sure which)... and Catalina and San Clemente Island to the West and Southwest respectively.

If anyone wants a really cool pad... with a great view... not too big... not too small (2,500 sq. ft.)... hit me up.  Special Zoner price.  It will probably hit MLS on Monday.

Wife and I are under contract for a different pad... a few blocks to the West... if you catch my drift.  :)  House wasn't on the market... but I asked anyway... you never know unless you ask.  (this place has a better view and better access to my favorite break).

SL

44
Thanks for the nice comments guys.  As a surfer, you are not supposed to "talk big" ... but it is hard not to share... while not sounding like a braggart... hopefully I pulled it off.

I would like to think that the carbon strip helped to keep the board from creasing.  There are buckles on each rail, on either side.

As to what wave it happened on, I tried to be very careful about exposing the board to the lip, but at this spot, unless you are always taking the last wave of the set... you are going to take some energy to the face.  I was taking the first wave of every set... hoping to also get the last wave.  :)  Pulled it off a few times too.

I have the board in the car, still drying... and am going to use it as a template for something that Roger Hinds and I are cooking up this weekend.

F the board budget.

SL

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Gear Talk / Re: Quick review of new board.
« on: June 13, 2013, 07:29:50 AM »
Blowing up boxes Boludo. Nice board. Can't wait to try it. I am doing something very similar (conceptually) right now w Corran.  Giving my Assym a tweak to the tail rocker (as in adding some) so that the board fits in the pocket better, and will be able to snap from the rails on meaty waves.

Keep us advised!

SL

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