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Random / Re: The Sunset Thread
« on: November 09, 2018, 04:51:46 PM »
First pic. is just after sunset. The moon is setting if you look close in the second pic.

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Sweet! Smooth is fast🤙

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Random / Re: The Sunset Thread
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:34:31 PM »
A few minutes ago! Clouds make the pic.

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Aloha zoo! The wife and I were just there last week.The waves at nags head looked pretty fun to me. Fat on the outside and sandy barrels on the inside. Waves were good further south at Hatteras too. The ferry wasnít operating at the time because of the aftermath of Florence so getting to Charlotte was a good drive. All fun though. Good luck.

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Foil SUP / Re: Carrot for additional push
« on: September 28, 2018, 06:23:56 PM »
Oh, another thing. If lifeguards demand we all start wearing then for higher visibility Iím out.  :P

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Foil SUP / Re: Carrot for additional push
« on: September 28, 2018, 04:23:03 PM »
Ok, Iíll bite. ;)
I have often wondered of using something to aid oneself on downwind runs. But really, a carrot??? Itís certainly believable that  Lou would dream this up. I think we would all do better downwinding if we would #1 Be in better shape. And #2 learn to read the bumps better.

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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

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Foil SUP / Re: Do prone foil surfers go faster than their SUP brothers?
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:18:39 AM »
Funny nobody addresses the foot straps and paddle issue.  ???

So take 2 sprinters, both equally fast.  Give one a cake to run with, holding with both hands and also tie his shoe laces together so he can only step forward a limited amount.  The other guy isn't holding anything nor are his shoes tied together...

Guess who was faster?
What kind of cake is he carrying? Pound cake😉
But seriously, it should be all about having fun. Some think the longest ride is the shiz, some think the most consecutive waves in a row.
Iíve seen Nate here in this video many times and noticed that his technique is soooo smooth. He gets what he needs from each wave and then seamlessly heads back and repeats. If you watch him in videos his pumping is so subtle, Changing the AOA  in small increments. Iíve seen him going back out to catch another ride much faster than he rides in.

Both holding the paddle and foot straps restrict movement. 
YES!




And back to the board size topic.... I've ridden both prone and SUP foil boards in sizes ranging from 8'4" down to 4'10" and can speak from experience, whatever is forward of the mast impacts speed, lift, pitch, roll....end of story.  If you are foiling on a SUP, you WILL ALWAYS have more volume than a prone board.  This is why you will always be slower.

But this isn't drag racing, there's no trophy for being faster.  It's all about having fun in the ocean.  So lets keep that in perspective.
This video is kinda rough but  shows the advantages of being smooth...

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Random / Re: Going nuts with no wind
« on: August 19, 2018, 09:16:54 PM »
Thanks Greg for pointing Lewis & Clark in the right direction.  😉

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Foil SUP / Re: Anglefoil
« on: August 19, 2018, 09:13:21 PM »
Horue foils are made like that.

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I tried to commit to a vote but couldnít do it. I kinda think why, as a lifelong surfer, would I retire somewhere I can only occasionally surf. I was part of the blackies crew before moving here to Maui many yrs.ago. While it is expensive to live here I enjoy the weekends to the fullest. I donít know if I can afford to retire here. Iíve been to NC and enjoyed it quite a bit. The wife and I enjoy NASCAR which is home to NC. There are many enjoyable things to do in NC however I feel I need contact with water or I will go nuts. Not sure a lake would work for me . I need breaking waves. Also not sure if they would satisfy my needs being in Hawaii for so long. I hope you come to a solution that works for you with no regrets. That would be my fear.

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Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:26:59 PM »
[quote author)Also what's the paddle in the air thing from the sup riders? Guessing it's a sign of respect.
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Iím thinking they may be swatting at the pesky drone flying overhead. I would

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Random / Re: A little Peyote never hurt anyone...
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:58:41 PM »
Beldar? I was gonna guess Paul Newman 😉
Btw, Maliko was firing today. Windy season is upon us.🤙

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Downwind and Racing / Re: Big Current
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:20:00 AM »
Pono ,bust out your foil and give it a go. But notify the search and rescue beforehand. ;)

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Iím guilty of the same shark supper. Sometimes my projects never even get started because I want perfection and second guess myself etc. So maybe you should just knock it out and enjoy a martini like beasho did and get back on the water.

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