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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.

Downwind and Racing / Re: Downwinding at the Gorge
« on: June 25, 2019, 05:49:52 AM »
How would the Bullet be for paddling upwind or crosswind? Is it a DW-only board?

As much as I'm dreaming of the Gorge, a few trips per year is more realistic. It would be nice to have a board that could do those DW runs plus some local days (without shuttle).

Downwind and Racing / Downwinding at the Gorge
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:54:12 PM »
Made our first trip to Hood River this weekend--holy smokes(!). It won't be our last. This is paradise. My wife was researching vacation homes and retirement locations before we'd left. It was my first proper downwinder.

I grew up surfing and racing outrigger canoes 25 years ago, but I've only been on a SUP for a year. For you lurkers like me, downwinding and flat-water SUP are two different beasts. Flat water is like road bike racing: economy of motion, timely application of power, maybe some drafting, etc. Technique, fitness, aerodynamics. Downwinding seems more like surfing or XC bike racing. Reading the water, creating the flow by moving on the board, responding to the many variables that nature presents. It had been decades since I've dropped in on anything resembling a wave and...I'm hooked!

Wind this weekend was around 25mph. I did a Viento run both Saturday and Sunday. Got dunked 25x the first day...mostly learning how to move around on the board. The key (on my SIC RS, at least) was learning to scoot way back as soon I caught a wave, and jump forward as soon as it petered out. Day two I was down to 8 dunks for the same run, and had several magical runs of connecting 2 or 3 bumps together. Continuous improvement.

Many thanks to PonoBill and the other locals who have written about the Gorge. I wouldn't have known about it without you.

General Discussion / Re: Which transport method to use?
« on: June 15, 2019, 08:19:11 AM »
Agreed...and if you don't have fancy soft pads, a pool noodle will fit nicely over those Yakima bars.

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