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Similar to Bean...I used a heat gun on my epoxied handle, grabbed it with a rag, and twisted hard. Not as easy as hot glue, but it did pop free.

General Discussion / Re: stocking stuffers for paddleboarders
« on: December 15, 2019, 10:14:29 AM »
  • Replacement Camelbak valves/hoses without the suspicious mold spots
  • PBW (brewer's wash) to keep the new Camelbak stuff from getting so funky

General Discussion / Re: Cold water paddling
« on: November 30, 2019, 08:43:08 AM »
Winter paddling here is usually air temp in the 30s and 40s, water temp 45-50F...a tad cooler than OP. I'm always trying to find the balance between staying reasonably warm and sweating myself into dehydration. A 4/3 full would be too hot most days. I usually wear a 2mm farmer john wetsuit or 1.5mm neoprene pants with either cycling/climbing type gear up top (base layer + various jacket options) or a 1.5mm neoprene top, or all of it on sub-30F days.

Feet and hands:  7mm Rip Curl flash bomb booties and my feet still go numb sometimes. I bought them big and wear wool socks underneath if it's going to be cold. Avoid split toe booties if you want this option. Cycling gloves are great for hands. I have three pairs from thin basic layer to GoreTex gloves that could be used for skiing. Like Creek, I keep wetsuit gloves on board just in case.

I've ordered a SupSkin drysuit which might control sweat and temperatures better, but it's been months and months and I've given up hope of predicting when it might arrive.

Gear Talk / Re: Fin Fit
« on: October 10, 2019, 02:58:40 PM »
Beasho...that slow-mo video made my day. Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: Fins: stalling and broaching
« on: September 03, 2019, 05:22:18 PM »
Thanks, guys. Good explanations.

General Discussion / Fins: stalling and broaching
« on: September 01, 2019, 03:36:22 PM »
I'm reading old zoner threads about fins and board behavior. The terms "broach" and "stall" keep coming up, but I can't figure out what they mean in the SUP world. Or maybe I can't imagine how a fin would cause what I'm thinking. A little help?

Classifieds / Re: SIC RS 14x26 sup board
« on: August 26, 2019, 07:10:08 AM »
Have you not liked the Ace GT for touring? I would have guessed the extra length and glide would be a plus...

Classifieds / SIC RS 14x26 sup board
« on: August 24, 2019, 07:27:13 PM »
1426″ SIC Single Carbon Composites (SCC) with Innegra rails/nose/tail, 27lbs, 315L, with an 8.3" SIC weedless fin. Just bought the same board in a narrower version. $1,350 anywhere between Olympia and Seattle.

[I get errors when I try to post photos. Happy to email them]

Random / Re: Alt Meat
« on: August 01, 2019, 06:57:29 PM »
>exiled: Have we had a synthetic food replacement successfully usurp the original?

HFCS replaced sugar in many products
Artificial sweeteners replaced sugar in the rest
Artificial flavorings have replaced extracts or whole ingredients 
Low- or non-fat milk replaced delicious whole fat milk in many homes

Those might be ingredients more than foods, but the synthetic food industry still has some success stories.

General Discussion / Re: sunblock that doesn't melt on your face
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:44:29 PM »
Anyone know the difference between Blue Lizard Kids and Sensitive versions? Bottles make it look like kids will last twice as long.

General Discussion / Re: sunblock that doesn't melt on your face
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:36:19 PM »
Same problem here. Curious to hear other suggestions. I've been using Safeway's generic version of Neutrogena's "dry touch" sun block, which works better than most and doesn't leave my hands slippery:

The zinc stuff like Headhunter Face Stick stays out of my eyes and lasts forever, but gets on clothes and everything else.

General Discussion / Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« on: July 01, 2019, 08:37:34 PM »
He's a 'he' with long hair, but yes...stoked!  ;D

General Discussion / Re: 12'6" board to big for 10 year old?
« on: July 01, 2019, 05:44:38 PM »
I took everyone's advice and got a (used) Riviera 12'6 x 24" for my 9 year old. Paired it with a 70sq" Kialoa paddle, both from the good folks at Gorge Performance. Kiddo loves it.

Downwind and Racing / Re: Downwinding at the Gorge
« on: June 29, 2019, 02:42:14 PM »
I read up on the Jimmy Lewis Rail--sounds just right for me--and bought a 28" this morning at their killer sale price. A few hours later received a refund and a note: out of stock in both constructions, both colors, for at least 4 months. The website is updated now. Bummer.

Downwind and Racing / Re: Downwinding at the Gorge
« on: June 25, 2019, 03:45:59 PM »
My garage and wallet like the idea of a two-board quiver. I'm thinking the RSx23 for anything calm to moderate, and a DW-friendly board for everything bigger, including the real DW runs. I haven't had the RSx23 for long, but I have a blast on it and now wonder if I'm heavy enough to do the RSx26 justice.

Bullet, Maliko, JL Rail all sound fun.

Wow...the JL Rail new is cheaper than the used Bullet on craigslist. Anyone have experience on both boards? Or thoughts on JL width for a 175lb guy? It comes in 26.5" or 28".

[Dusk Patrol]...thank you! I might take you up on that. I'll PM later this week.

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