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Gear Talk / Re: Requesting feedback on Joe Blair SUPs
« on: January 27, 2012, 10:41:38 PM »
Thanks Toejammer, good stuff... good comps.

And I see sincere respect for Joe Blair in every response... very cool

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Gear Talk / Re: The Space Pickle from Slingshot SUP
« on: January 27, 2012, 08:59:07 PM »
love you guys from Dana Point... you revived me after this "Cliff Notes" version of War & Peace.

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Gear Talk / Re: Requesting feedback on Joe Blair SUPs
« on: January 27, 2012, 07:55:07 PM »
Thanks Corlot & Lucabrasi
I have huge respect for Joe and I really like his stoke and commitment to the SUP community. I know that he is always happy to talk personally with everyone. He's the best of "old school" and that is one huge reason his boards appeal to me.

I was just seeking rider feedback. Where I live, I have no access to first hand knowledge of his boards... that's the great thing about the "Zone"... you are all just a keystroke away : )

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Gear Talk / Requesting feedback on Joe Blair SUPs
« on: January 27, 2012, 08:07:12 AM »
I would like input from anyone who has owned/surfed a Blair SUP.

 I have read a lot of good things about them. I would like to know how they handle overhead hollow waves, because I mostly surf a "suck up" beach break. But I am looking for a board that can handle double overhead point breaks as well... and that means a long paddle back out.

I am 250 lbs and dropping fast.(SUP is a great motivator) I like to push my boards hard and work the whole wave. I am progressing on SUP but need to find a much more agile board that still has some float.


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Sessions / Re: A week in the life of an addict
« on: January 26, 2012, 10:39:21 AM »
Nice pics...gotta love paddling in the snow.

We'll have to hook up sometime creek. I'm usually on the Cape once or twice a month.


Hey Bob
It would be very cool to meet up for a paddle some time.
I surf if ther is a swell, and paddle if flat. Either would work for me.

I'll pm my phone #

Rick

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Downwind and Racing / Re: Damned Shoulder
« on: January 24, 2012, 10:30:56 PM »
Think good thoughts and good things will happen

I tore a hamstring  SUPsurfing in October
I was totally bummed till 1 week later I got itchy for action and went for my first flatwater paddle
I discovered a whole new passion
When I look back, I am actually glad that the injury happened. Good from bad : )

Speedy recovery to both of you

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I read the drogue query the other day... so I couldn't help taking this picture during a recent paddle. I had explored a generally inaccessible cove. It was very shallow and weedy, so when I came out I felt this serious drag on my cord... so I took a picture for you

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Sessions / Re: A week in the life of an addict
« on: January 23, 2012, 07:07:09 PM »
ron.c
You got em' all : )
I had a blast all summer & fall meeting the SUP surf crew ... nice group.
I did not get into flatwater until I yanked a Hamstring during the Hurricane Ophelia swell.
I paddled for rehab and found out how much more this sport offers. I was blown away by how  addicting SUP exploring is. Now, in this year of spotty surf, I can feed my need by slipping into the backwaters.

In winter I generally paddle from 10 to noon... then off to reality.
If you want to meet up for a paddle, just pm me... but I am not as addicted to forums as I am to the paddle, so give me a little lead time and I'll give you my number.

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Sessions / Re: A week in the life of an addict
« on: January 23, 2012, 06:46:05 PM »
Hey PonoBill
I have not met Bob, but when I took up SUP this summer, I quickly found out about the Cape Cod Bay Challenge. They did a nice job with that. I know a few of the folks who made that trip. Cudos to all of them. That's a very hefty paddle... I know they have really elevated the awareness of such a worthy event.

And you are spot on with the many places comment... I have enough launch sites mapped out that I may never get to all of them.




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Sessions / Re: A week in the life of an addict
« on: January 23, 2012, 06:51:11 AM »
I live in Orleans

The Cape has incredible paddle diversity. With all the ocean, bays, rivers, coves and creeks, I can usually find a place to paddle that is protected from the wind.

I lived on the North Shore of Oahu livin' the surfers dream, but I never made i to Maui. Funny thing... when I lived in Hawaii for 7 months, the thing I missed most about the mainland was getting in a car and going on a long road trip...

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Sessions / A week in the life of an addict
« on: January 22, 2012, 10:31:05 PM »
Location: Cape Cod
Weather: Unpredictable
Purpose: Enjoy 2 hours of addiction EVERY day
Monday: Perfect, warm & calm
Tuesday:A forced a day of rest to test my self control
Wednesday: Cross Training... walk 18 holes
Thursday: Cool, calm & overcast
Friday: Small swell... SUPsurfed 2 hrs alone... SUPers RULE... today at least
Saturday: Snow Storm... 8" with calm winds.. paddling in heavy snow is amazing : )
Sunday: Calm after the storm... glassy perfection in a winter wonderland...

Just had to log this... it was a great week !

The picture of the Geese taking flight is the reason I bought a waterproof camera...

So many incredible moments in one week... Seasons do have their benefits

By the way... I have never seen an other paddler on these incredible waters. I know they exist... but I haven't seen one.

Paddle on zoners...


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SUP General / Re: Surfer arrested
« on: January 19, 2012, 02:42:25 PM »
There really is a point about “surfer arrested” here, be patient and read on…

The SUP world is amazing, it encompasses much of the best life has to offer. It is both ruggedly individual and supportively communal. It is healthy to the max with minimal harmful effects. It not limited by age, gender, strength, physical condition, climate or season. It can be enjoyed from the beginning of life till the end of life, alone or as a group. Any place there is water SUP can be enjoyed. It can be relaxing or thrilling, either casually enjoyable or supremely challenging. The SUP community is positive, respectful, hugely supportive and tolerant.

SUP is FUN… But as SUP becomes increasingly popular, it will be misunderstood and poorly regulated by misguided albeit well intentioned bureaucrat.

There are many national and local SUP organizations. They focus on the competition aspect, the social enjoyment, fund raising and other aspects that interest us.

In my limited search, I have found no organization that is dedicated to protecting our sport from ill conceived laws and regulations.

It seems to me that the time has come to form a U.S. National SUP Organization dedicated challenge local, state and national laws and regulation of our sport and only our sport. SUP is different from all other paddle or water sports and it needs to have a dedicated body, conceived for the soul purpose of protecting the continued enjoyment of Stand Up Paddle Boarding…. Period… keep it simple and effective.

Like many of you, I have been surfing for 48 years and was a front row participant in all the magic that came out of it.
Surfing has spun off many different sports : Skateboarding, Windsurfing, Snowboarding, wakeboarding and  Kite boarding to name a few.

We have seen them suffer from bad regulation. We were young and all about the sport… screw the establishment. Look what happened. Have you seen a kid skateboarding near any public place ?   We are all subject to limiting local laws and seemingly insane regulations. Heck, I remember a New England beach town where it was illegal to surf without a “Surf License” (you had to pass a test in order to get the license)

The SUP community is huge. It has the ability to raise the funds necessary to support a National organization. If you can afford a paddle… we can easily achieve this together.
Heck, I’ll bet we have all talent and resources we need in our ranks. I am sure we have many SUPers that would jump at the chance to be involved in something so important.

This isn’t funny… just think about the Coast Guard PFD regulation. The people who will make these laws are just trying to set the proper boundaries they just lack sufficient knowledge.

We need a guardian organization, set up as the GO TO authority when municipalities are seeking knowledge and guidance when the SUP question comes up, and the legal clout to defeat them in court if necessary.

Holy crap… that was more than I intended to write. I need to go paddling now.

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Gear Talk / Re: Paddle Jacket recommendations.
« on: January 18, 2012, 09:04:16 PM »
You didn't mention if you wear a rash guard...

I find that if I simply add a THICK rash guard under any wetsuit, it is the equivalent of adding another mil. to the suit. I have one rasher that feels like it's double thick, and it REALLY helps keep you warm when it gets windy and chilly. Simple, Easy and an overall good match.

ps ... try to find one with a high collar.... sort of turtleneckish : )

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SUP General / Re: Shark Villa
« on: January 17, 2012, 08:37:30 PM »
PonoBill, your brother lives "Somewhere on Cape Cod Bay" so you must be aware of the rapidly expanding population of Great White's out here... there is even a "Great White" report now coming out of Chatham... they tag them and post really clear pics of them lingering at the surf line... sheesh, I'm glad I ride a SUP now... no more legs hanging in the water. Surfing my SUP, I don't think much about them, but when I am on a desolate paddle near inlets, I get sketched out sometimes, like when a big ole' bull seal glides by... just under the surface...

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Sessions / Re: Go Pro Video Caribbean day trip
« on: January 17, 2012, 08:10:02 PM »
Great video ! Ditto's on the wind and ripples singing to us... kinda like a velocity meter, the whistle gets louder at speed... nice.

your doin' it right... keep em' coming

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