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The Shape Shack / R&R of Foil tracks
« on: June 14, 2021, 08:31:15 PM »
Iím totally satisfied with my Pandemic Project board. I have about 2 dozen downwinders on it now and no issues.
So I have a new project before me. I have another foilboard that I have noticed the mast has some flex in when mounted to it. Looking closer I believe it is slowly delaminating around the tracks. Sooooooo.... here is my crazy idea. I want to avoid cutting the lamination on the deck side of board. Could I #1-  Remove tracks/eps from bottom of board to underside of deck laminate (which is Carbon) and then #2- laminate carbon to underside of deck first and then drop in HD foam block with tracks. #3 laminate carbon over repair etc. ???  My concern is bonding to the existing deck lam.
Will it work? Mahalo to all the garage builders and those who professionals who share their knowledge.

The Shape Shack / Pandemic Project
« on: April 26, 2021, 09:05:29 PM »
Well, it began a few months ago...
I have watched as others have made boards for themselves and of course thought about making one too. Procrastination and uncertainty kept me from trying for months but I finally took the leap. Inspired by many of you who have jumped in and completed their builds with success gave me the push to give it a shot. A bit of background first. Avid Downwind paddler for years but when I first saw Kai on the foil I declared to my wife (and myself) that I was all in. Been hooked ever since. Learned to foil kiting so sup foiling came pretty easy for me. Downwinders on a foil sup was one of The hardest things I have learned to do. I did my first attempts at 59 and it was brutal and humbling at first. I had no ski or friend with one but once you learn the technique of getting up on foil you progress quickly. 3 years later and still learning new things.
Anyways, back to the board. Been riding my 6í8 X 26Ē Flying Dutchman since the start but wanted a smaller board like many others have here that are downwinding. I liked the look of kalama boards that he has been riding but couldnít spend that kind of money. (Too cheap😉)  Didnít measure or pull any template from one but I see them under other peoples feet on some of my runs.
Here was the start. I went with a stringered 1.5lb blank because I didnít feel confident in keeping anything symmetric without a stringer and also figuring that my glassing abilities would be subpar and further weaken the board.

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Headed to Hood River ( Advice needed )
« on: April 13, 2021, 09:54:34 PM »
Well it may be time to get off the island and see something new. We are thinking of going to see my daughter who lives outside of Seattle in Issaquah. Planning to go sometime this summer most likely in July but still unbooked at the moment. We will probably spend the first week in Issaquah and the next In Hood River. Weíve never been to the river but want to try foiling there too as Maui is the only place I have done it. Sooooo... looking for advice on the best location to stay and such. Someone at Big Winds said the viento run ends near the event center would be a good place but Iím sure others have opinions too. I am only planning to Downwind on a foil sup. I see there is a best western near there that looks like it could work. I welcome any ideas or suggestions in advance.

Foil SUP / Early Days & Thoughts On Foiling
« on: January 27, 2020, 10:50:18 PM »
Iíve been out of the water for a couple of weeks due to some back issues. Itís tough to watch some amazing wind and waves and not be out there in the water enjoying them. Sup surf and downwind for many years now and then came foiling. Bam! I havenít been on any board without a foil for almost two years now. They are all collecting dust in the garage.
So whilst killing time out of the water I came across this article on foiling which is from 2001.
I particularly found the quotes from DK. interesting. The first was when he first road the bumps after exiting a wave and continued on for a few hundreds yards and then realized that anything is possible. The second one was when he mentions the possibility of riding swells between the islands. I remember hearing Laird say something similar somewhere. All of this has happened! With record times to boot.
And then there is this inspirational video of Kai from 3 years ago. In it he states something like always been a dream to fly. That did it for me! Iíve been on the same mission only a couple years late and decades older the Kai.I wish more people could enjoy the thrill of flying above the swell for miles and miles at a time. Itís never crowded on downwinders🤙

Foil SUP / Does anyone foil in the Outer Banks?
« on: September 26, 2018, 03:29:34 PM »
The wife and I are here in nags head for a couple days. Waves have been pretty consistent.  Grinding barrels on the inside and fat bombs on the outside. I see shortboards on the inside and thatís all. Looks like a great day to foil from the outside. Could get a loooog ride and pull out before the inside crunch. Just wondering if these waves are the norm. If so I will bring a foil on my next visit for sure. Aloha

Random / Scary Stuff!
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:16:07 PM »

Foil SUP / Foil Surfing
« on: July 14, 2017, 10:32:26 PM »
I don't know if this has been up already.  I always thought waikiki would be a place where this would thrive.

Random / Cane Fire!
« on: June 19, 2016, 07:01:19 PM »
I came home from work the other day and found two fire trucks parked in front of my house. There were 3 helicopters with buckets dumping water on this blaze until dark. There were several tankers in the field spraying water. Some came up behind our house to refill via the hydrant in front. Big mahalos to MFD for knocking this suspicious fire down. Lucky for us the trades were blowing instead of kona's or we could have been toast. On the brighter side, it made for a beautiful sunset. 😉
Here is the link to a video I shot of it. Hope it works...

SUP General / Robby Naish injured
« on: May 05, 2016, 11:47:24 PM »

Gear Talk / Really Hobie?
« on: April 08, 2016, 10:55:37 PM »
Not sure what they are thinking here.  Looks like a great way to lose some money to me. Handlebars  :o

Downwind and Racing / Haleiwa Joes Race
« on: September 06, 2013, 11:11:50 PM »
Went to Oahu last week with to paddle with a couple of friends. Paddled the hawaii kai run on sat. Enjoyed looking at the coastal scenery along the way back to waikiki. Sunday was race day. It started at waimea bay and ended in haleiwa. Two of us were on rental boards and Kathy was on her foote. The start of the race was in the wind was nil, but after leaving the bay it was side-off the rest of the way. Lots of paddling on the right side. Good thing I have had some practice paddling on the right in kahului harbor.  ;) Kathy came in 1st in her division! Good food and fun for all. Looking forward to going again next yr. and bringing my own board. Mahalo to jeff chang for the rentals and for the the shuttle service.

Downwind and Racing / Channel crossing anyone?
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:42:38 PM »   I ran across this the other day and wondered how it would handle one of our channel crossings.

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Any Bisect Boards out there?
« on: January 22, 2012, 05:27:55 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if there are. Seems like there may be a need for those who travel. Not interested in an inflatable. Forgive me if this has already been discussed.

SUP General / Seen one of these in your lineup?
« on: December 06, 2011, 10:10:19 PM »
Just wondering what you would do if a celeb paddled into the lineup. Would you cut him/her any slack? Ask them to autograph your board?

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