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SUP General / Any good ways to protect my knees while learning?
« on: June 16, 2012, 12:36:15 PM »
I got back from my first SUP surf experience with many holes in my knees.

I know it is called Stand up paddling, but the nice little swell that hit the gulf last week was not not going to let me do much of the stand-up part.

4 days of fun surfing and learning how to SUP surf, came at the expense of having to be on my knees most of that time. The many 3 & 4 hour sessions took there toll.

I was wondering does any one have any suggestions to protect my knees during this learning transition?

Gear Talk / Re: Anyone ever try "Newax" deck grip?
« on: June 03, 2012, 04:46:19 PM »
Thanks ColdSup,

This stuff looks like thin silicon stickers maybe 1mm thick. I would imagine it would be lighter than deck pad. They say somehow they are suppose to be stickier when wet for good traction. If they work they seem like a good clear-like option for the front a SUP. Apparently in Japan/?  this is a popular deck grip for prone surfers. The price seem good for the coverage, but I'm just not sure if what is being said is the straight skinny.

It appears to have been around for a while but not to much known about it in the English speaking SUP world. I might have check a prone surfers site.

There are a lot of video's on how to put this stuff on but nothing on this stuff in English.  :(
Newax neo 貼り方動画

This guy sing a song about it, I think he like it. (Don't worry there is subtitles)

Gear Talk / Anyone ever try "Newax" deck grip?
« on: June 02, 2012, 07:49:42 PM »
I can't find much feed back about this type of deck grip. It looks like it has been around over seas.

I see a Aussie site and a Japanese (I think) site and one not sure where they are. I wonder is there any body in the US that sells this?

Gear Talk / Re: What’s on your shaft?
« on: June 02, 2012, 06:47:09 PM »
On mine? It's tattooed "Way", and sometimes "Welcome to Jamaica and have a nice day".

I always heard his shaft was not adjustable. :D

Gear Talk / 4 people +4 boards in 1 car ???
« on: June 02, 2012, 08:02:48 AM »

The banner adds that alternates up top between "Starboard" ...  & "Curious?"

The banner add reads "4 people +4 boards in 1 car" does not link for me. I'm curious as to what is the product?

Gear Talk / Re: Inexpensive Paddle Recommendations
« on: June 01, 2012, 11:13:26 AM »
Thanks guys for the insite.

 I bought two C4's and got free the shipping. my sons birthday is taken care of and i'll have no unfare advantages when i beat him racing  ;)

Gear Talk / Re: Inexpensive Paddle Recommendations
« on: May 31, 2012, 10:45:19 PM »
I don't no if you bought your paddle yet, but i just saw this C4 one piece fiberglass about the same weight as the Fiji for $99.

 I don't no if one is better than the other but this C4 sure seems to be on a good mark down price, and looks like a good one from the very limited info that i have.  $10 shipping is pretty good also. I think i might get one of these while im saving for performance paddle.

Any opinions of which is a better paddle C4 fiberglass one piece, or the Warner Fiji?

Gear Talk / Re: Dock Locks
« on: May 31, 2012, 08:50:29 PM »
Here is the link to the board lock I have used.  The nicest difference between this and the dock locks is that the cable lock is not coiled.  It is straight.  The coiled cables are a pain to deal with.


He sells them on ebay for about $25 + 7 shipping
I have tried to contact those guys for about 2 weeks, I left phone messages and emails, no reply!

Looks like a good product but i guess customer service is a no go with them  :-[ 

I just want to no shipping time frame & if i could rush shipping if necessary.

Gear Talk / Re: Help finding a used SUP
« on: May 29, 2012, 07:21:01 PM »
I have found Shoping for used boards in the South East US to be very unproductive. I have shopped Craiggers daily, for GA, over the past 4 months, Nothing. Really, there may have been 2 good deals in all that time, and they would have required some driving and fast responding. Now look at Craiggers for the West Coast and WOW, what a difference.

A lot of people recommend buying used, but west coast and east coast are day and night in comparison on what is available and prices. (Florida is a good bit better a market but still know way near as big of a used market as the west coast.

  I recently just bought 2 new boards with paddles shipped for $1250. 11' & a 10' Hulakai board with plastic  Jimmy Styks paddles. I will added they are very good boards for beginners, and i even think the paddles decent enough. (i did add vent plugs to the boards because i do plain on keeping them) I got them on Ebay from JK surfboards. So you might want to take a close look at Ebay for your first board.  For me I am very happy with my purchase, me and my 19 year old have been having a great time with our new found sport!

SUP General / Re: Top 10 tips for stand-up paddleboarding
« on: May 26, 2012, 04:14:04 PM »
How about
#1. Don't let your wife find out how much you spent on your SUP Gear!

Gear Talk / Re: Body Glove 3T Barefoot shoes
« on: May 22, 2012, 06:45:15 AM »
I wear an 11 1/2, and i got 11's they fit pretty good.
I bought them locally at the Rack Room so i could try them on. The "Sale" price was $49.99 but they have buy one get the second 1/2 off. So me and my youngest son got a pair. Averaged $32.50.

Gear Talk / Re: Body Glove 3T Barefoot shoes
« on: May 21, 2012, 10:37:39 PM »
they are a pain to put on. I use a shoehorn to get them on
I agree, the BodyGlove are hard to get on, the opening does not give much.

Gear Talk / Re: Body Glove 3T Barefoot shoes
« on: May 21, 2012, 10:26:37 PM »
I got mine today also

I found the Body Glove 3T Barefoot shoes irritating and a bit hot on my feet.

I went out today and bought some Fila skele-toes Bay Runner that i saw at Rack Room last weekend. (The Bay Runners are much better than the other Filas bare foot shoes http://www.drjays.com/shop/P1258691/fila/skele-toes-bay-runner.html?utm_source=cse&utm_medium=googlebase&utm_campaign=fila%20-%20men&utm_term=1258691%20-%20skele-toes-bay-runner )

I did a literal side by side comparison. (one on each foot for over an hour)

The Body Glove's had stitching inside the irritated the top of my feet it really made me want to hurry up and take them off. The black neoprene material is hot made me wish i had socks on the top of my feet were hot. If i was in the hot sun i imagine my feet would be very sweaty. The soles are soft and very grippy. You can tell what you are standing on, good or bad. On a wet kitchen floor the BG's griped a good bit better than the Bay Runners. The drains/vents on the bottom of the shoe are great. They have a Stainless steal mesh in the vent holes that protect, the vents did help cool the bottom of my foot, the drain/vent a very good idea.

The Bay Runners where very comfortable. They are much cooler on my feet. The soles are about 1/16" thicker and made of a harder material. The BR should last a good bit longer than the BG's, i'd bet at least twice as long. The BR's have much more support on uneven surfaces, rocks... The BR don't have any drain holes in the bottom but the top half is a strong light weight airy material, it should dry much faster than the BG's while on your feet.

They both seem to be good quality. they both fit well i could move my feet with no problem like wearing socks.
 If i was in a surf contest and wanted the best traction advantage i'd wear the BodyGloves. I'd even wear them in colder waters. I'd say in water the BG have some advantage over the BR's.

But for me I'll be keeping the BRs. The comfort comparison hands down goes to the Bay Runners. I could wear them all day, i could not say the same for the BG's. maybe my feet are on the sensitive side, but even my two sons (1 of which goes bare foot all the time) would not keep the BG's on for very long. They said the stitching bothered them also.

Gear Talk / Re: Removing deck pads...
« on: May 21, 2012, 09:59:10 AM »
Wazza66 , that sure sounds like a easy solution. Having the pad come off in one peace.

Has any one else tried using Mineral_turpentine in this manner.

Gear Talk / Re: review of the Ke Nalu (Pono Bill) paddle
« on: May 21, 2012, 06:46:32 AM »
I just lost a really long post on my X Tuff small SUP surf impressions.  Fark!  Here is the short version.

I like it.  The slight lag allows your core and thighs to micro-adjust before you are fully engaged.  On a low volume SUP (87 ish liters) this is a really really good thing and keeps you upright.

Totally dig the texture on the handle.  Didn't even use wax on the handle.  if you know me at all, this is a very big deal.  Super positive engagement.  Not sticky.

Chest and arms a bit sore, shoulder not at all.  I think because when the power is being applied is a split second later, and at that point in my stroke my top hand is pushing against my lower hand.  Slightly different muscle groups involved due to the small lag (reading too much into the small lag?)

Love it. It is my new surf paddle.  Done.

Questions, ridicule, clarifications... you know where to find me.


Where you using the Xtuf with the Wiki blade?

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