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Flatwater and Touring / Re: Finally it's breakup in Alaska
« on: May 10, 2021, 05:38:20 PM »
Fantastic! Looking good as always.

Classifieds / Re: Assorted SUP Fins
« on: May 10, 2021, 04:23:30 PM »
If memory serves, you were aiming for flat water speed. If that's the case the VMG is a better design for that IMO.
Larger base and faster release with most of the extra surface area is where you need it would be better for that purpose,
especially if you're higher torque rather than fast cadence.

Classifieds / Re: Assorted SUP Fins
« on: May 10, 2021, 11:14:02 AM »
I'm assuming that's for your new RS? Why would you give the VMG for the SIC weedless? Which fin did your RS came with?

General Discussion / Re: Most theft proof rack
« on: May 09, 2021, 04:37:30 AM »
Take a look at many advantages other than theft proof.

Gear Talk / Re: Black Project Hydro Flowx - considering a new paddle
« on: April 26, 2021, 04:15:59 PM »
That's one hefty price to pay, especially when you already have a good paddle. There are other good choices for a lot less if you really must ;)

See this thread:,37085.0.html

Foil SUP / Re: Downwind board size and shape. Using a paddle.
« on: April 26, 2021, 04:09:57 PM »
Nice board, horrible paintjob. ;D :)

You've just insulted the French Flag mind you :) That's a good looking board on all accounts imo. Very slick looking shape.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Swing V2
« on: April 12, 2021, 06:16:58 PM »
Curious to hear what the differences are between the 2 wings.

One aspect I've seen coming up in reviews is the leap in upwind performance in the Strike.

They've singled out the Strike 6M saying:

6m has a completely different design and concept from the other sizes and is dedicated to light wind

I haven't seen one anywhere nor did I hear about anyone put that claim to the test

Gear Talk / Re: Gearing up on fins
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:01:21 AM »
What does that fin set up do that a single fin doesn't. Very curious.

You're getting the added stability and drive of a longer base fin with turning ability of a short base fin.

Gear Talk / Re: Gearing up on fins
« on: April 01, 2021, 05:41:40 PM »
Had one of the best runs on that specific course the other day. Bumpy and Humpy worked really well on the Maliko for the conditions.

SUP General / Re: Fun for the whole Family.... even the Foil Crew!
« on: March 31, 2021, 06:50:15 PM »
That was fun creek!

If itís just a matter of thickness you could easily address it by sanding the base.
Itís better a base too thick than thin.

Gear Talk / Re: Replacement Neoprene Rail Handle (for NSP Ninja)
« on: March 20, 2021, 01:07:49 PM »
Try the handles from NSI
I bought some without the adhesive base for a lot cheaper but can't find it on their website, maybe try calling them.

Gear Talk / Re: Price of paddles justified?
« on: March 20, 2021, 06:19:26 AM »
^True dat! The market could have benefited from a tinkerer minds such as yours.

There is a sweet spot for high end paddles with comfortable enough margins to keep dealers happy... $400 sounds about right
especially in light of the prices Black Project sells their fins with a 7x markup.

Gear Talk / Re: Price of paddles justified?
« on: March 19, 2021, 04:31:11 PM »
Lane makes one hell of a blade.

Nice plug for the KeNalu Bill. I too consider my Mana as one of my favorites.

I still hold firm that prices are too high considering production costs. Take for example Werner Rip-Stick. One of the best surf paddles on the market.
Super solid American made lightweight construction for a bargain price of $324 :o I got one from a dealer for a cool $300. Somewhere in there there was still a room for profit.

I'm glad someone brought that subject up, prices have gone out of control! I work closely with some of the players in the market and have a good idea about production quality/cost.
You could mark up 5x a good quality paddle and still won't end up at $600. somewhere in there there are at least $200 of BS fee.

@Dusk Patrol, It may be a coincidence but this is the 3rd time I hear someone complaining about this new trend from Black Project in past few days.

SUP General / Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« on: March 19, 2021, 06:47:41 AM »
Congrats creek. Still going strong! Nice edit 8)

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