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Gear Talk / Re: Paddle #3
« on: December 10, 2007, 12:38:40 AM »
"Uugh....what a dog. It paddled horribly. I'm going to completely reshape it. The whole float idea was a complete bust."

What float idea?

Why did it paddle horrible?

The outline shape looks good..Did you put any dihedral shape into the face of the blade?

DJ

6542
Gear Talk / Re: Cheap Deck Pad?
« on: December 05, 2007, 07:34:57 PM »
I used a little bottle of some kind of industrial strength supa glue (about $15)...Down the center and around the edge..I'll see if I've still got the bottle to check the name.

I then ran a bead of silicon around the edge..and it has not moved..or even started to lift anywhere..and I'm out on it almost every day.

DJ


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SUP General / Re: Save the Children Paddle Auction ends in 30 mins...
« on: December 05, 2007, 07:23:58 PM »
If I wasn't the other side of the world..I'd buy it...It would look great up on the wall.

It would be a great item for a surf shop...I dunno why there's not more interest.

Good luck with the sale.

DJ

6544
Gear Talk / Re: Anybody sailing SUPs?
« on: December 04, 2007, 05:08:45 AM »
Last week we had the 27th Mambo Wave Classic in Merimbula (Oz)...It's a windsurfing/kitesufing event.

We had very little wind...Bugger!..and most of the guys windsurfing were on SUP's.

I was there for a week and sup'ed every day..Beautiful...I must have seen at least 30 stingrays..some 6-8' across..wales, dolphins and schools of fish jumping out of the water ahead of me as I paddled.

Here's a couple of pics of the comp on one of the light wind days.

DJ








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Gear Talk / Re: Cheap Deck Pad?
« on: December 04, 2007, 04:53:16 AM »
I was unable to find any deck-grip for my board and one day came across a Nike yoga mat for $20..and stuck it on...It's still on (6 months now) and works ok..but not perfect..Here's a couple of pics.

DJ






6546
Gear Talk / Re: Bonga Perkins 10' review
« on: December 04, 2007, 04:44:33 AM »
Thanks for the review..It's about what I expected..I also have been using an NSP (because nothing else was available then)..and my local surf shops have now have a few SUP's to choose from, one of which is a Bonga.

I've been offered a test ride..and will do soon..I just need to find a paper bag big enough.. ;D.

Re posting pics..I think you will first need to load them in a photo site so you will then have a url number..and it's this url number that lets you to post a pic...(I think)...sites like Photobucket are free.

DJ

6547
SUP General / Re: Finally.....
« on: November 30, 2007, 04:53:03 AM »
Great picture of Tom Carroll...Do you know what size board that is that he's holding?

Here's a nice little vid of Tom talking about SUP... http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2007/s1924536.htm

DJ

6548
SUP General / Re: Do You Have Paddle Questions?
« on: November 29, 2007, 02:40:10 PM »
G'day from down under.

I'd love to know if anyone is using a paddle that's symmetrical (no off-set with the blade).

I've been using a straight blade paddle for a couple of years now and I like it..Maybe because I'm so used to it.

Is anyone making a quality paddle without any off-set?..Also what degree of off-set is best..They seem to vary a lot.

Does how tall the person is have any effect on how much off-set there should be..A canoe or outrigger paddler would swing through a much shorter arc so more off-set makes more sense to me.

They say that the most important part of the stroke is the first 6-8" (where I think a straight blade works better) and not at the end of the stroke (where the off-set blade is working best).

Just wondering....Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree here.. ;D

David

6549
Gear Talk / Re: Sketches of next paddle
« on: November 17, 2007, 03:51:01 PM »
Nice..I like the rounded teardrop shape.

How's it going..any pics of the progress?

What length have you decided on for it?

DJ

6550
Gear Talk / Re: Cold Water - Flat Water Paddling - Wetsuit Solutions?
« on: November 17, 2007, 12:18:13 AM »
We've just come through our Winter here in Oz and I didn't want to stop paddling..Not even for one day.. ;D

I have many wetsuit options already but knew it would feel uncumfee and sweaty so here's what I did.

I bought some wetsuit shorts (like the water skiers use..I think) and wore them under my boardies..(boardshorts)..I also bought a wetsuit sleeveless vest..

So with my vest overlapping my wetsuit shorts I guess I ended up with a sort of sleeveless springsuit..but with the option of taking the vest off and just wearing the shots under my board shorts and the paddling keeps me warm enough.

It's amazing how much warmth wetsuit shorts add to keeping warm...I also bought one of those new long sleeve 'thin' wetsuit tops but never needed to wear that often but when I did it was ok and didn't restrict paddling.

DJ


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