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Gear Talk / Re: Gear Redundancy
« on: May 19, 2012, 05:28:19 AM »
A spare key in a magnetic box hidden somewhere on my car. Something about the beach, me, and keys.  The hard part sometimes is remembering where i hid it.

Gear Talk / Re: deck pad or not?
« on: May 13, 2012, 09:41:05 PM »
I have 3/4 padded board and want to traction the nose for hang 5s... ???

Is there any problem in using wax just for the nose, or can wax somehow on part of the board effect the pad's traction?
Does anybody ever use Monstertraction AND wax?  I was just thinking a little wax on top of that rough surface may complement each other   ???

Gear Talk / Re: Body Glove 3T Barefoot shoes
« on: May 12, 2012, 06:45:12 PM »
I went to shoebuy's web site a short while ago and there was a "15% off Today only banner. I clicked off the page, and when i went back it was gone. I called in the order and they gave me the 15% off. I just told them about the banner.

I would bet that if you  just call in your order they will honer the 15% off.

Lets  TEST this!!!

Boy, interesting info but most of this is very subjective and vague and may have zero relevance with our size boards and speeds. 

How about simple testing this. We should see if this really make a difference with SUPs.

All we need is a good scale, fishing line, a moving swim pool, a board and weight/sand bags. 

 I'm sure someone here has access to a "moving swim pool" (not sure what they are called, the kind where people swim in place)
Place the board in the pool, secure the board nose to the secured scale.
Turn the pool on to it to a average paddle speed.
Measure the drag. Then add weight 150 & 200lbs and ad measure. then experiment with sanding, waxing, soap... Then record the facts.

Anybody In Atlanta Ga have a Moving pool...?

Gear Talk / Re: Goretex vs "manual" vent plugs
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:38:29 AM »
I was searching for a "how to" on the vent plug install and found this one. It looks like a good video to me.   Envision Surfboards Membrane Vent Insert.mov 

Gear Talk / Re: Goretex vs "manual" vent plugs
« on: May 08, 2012, 08:32:39 AM »
Do vacuum constructed boards  (that are sold with No vent plugs) have benefit from installing a vent plug?

Technique / Re: Paddling on one side issue/question
« on: May 06, 2012, 05:20:11 AM »
Our "shoulder Stack" is mentioned a few times here. I'm not clear on this, what is "shoulder stack"?

Gear Talk / Re: review of the Ke Nalu (Pono Bill) paddle
« on: May 04, 2012, 06:37:10 AM »
So I assume the Xtuf shaft on the Malokai blade, does not have the same "magic" (for lack of better word) as the Wiki Blade and the Xtuf shaft?

Gear Talk / Re: Small, durable, waterproof Camera at a good price???
« on: April 27, 2012, 04:15:21 PM »
Correction on the angles of the Hero 2
    2X Sharper Professional Glass Lens
    f/2.8 Fixed Focus
    170 Wide FOV (Including 1080p)
    127 Medium FOV (In 1080p)
    90 Narrow FOV

Gear Talk / Re: Small, durable, waterproof Camera at a good price???
« on: April 27, 2012, 03:52:11 PM »
Yea! Something i actually know about.

(Only because both my boys are Video makers)

The GoPro Hero2 is a GREAT value, and Performs fantastic. The new model Hero2 has 2 different  wide angles, 120 and 90 degrees. And its Slow Motion rate is incredible for the price.
I have heard some incredible stories of how durable they are. Like falling off a motocross bike 60 feet in the air onto hard dirt and still working fine.

Gear Talk / Re: Need adjustable paddle C4 Stendy or Kialoha Hinalea
« on: April 26, 2012, 06:54:26 AM »
So with the ability to hot glue your paddle together you are not locked into 1 size for life. That is great, some how i missed that before. Are the Ke Nalu's the only paddle that Hot gluing is being done with?

Gear Talk / Re: Need adjustable paddle C4 Stendy or Kialoha Hinalea
« on: April 24, 2012, 06:28:59 PM »
I see this is a old thread i was wondering if anyone has any more feedback on the C4 "Stendy" Adjustable Paddle?

Our any other Good adjustable?

I did read this about the Stendy "Shaft length can be set to anything from 60" to 85"."
to clarify the first post
"Research shows the  C4 Stendy or Kialoha Hinalea are my options that will go down to ~68" for her.  The Werner and Quickblade adjustables won't go short enough unless I missed something.  Going up to 70" for her opens up other options but I don't want to stick her with a paddle that's too long."

SUP General / Re: SUP and Fitness
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:32:14 PM »
I work/play/mentor/teach some of the youth at my church. I coordinated a weekly Ultimate Frisbee game that evolves middle schooler, high schooler and anyone else who wants to play. Usually before evening youth service.

I try to handy cap it so the very week player have advantages. 1 hour playing this is Fun, a good work out (smaller teams = more work out) AND a great opportunity to get to know some great kids. 

The cooler things i do with the youth is on their summer retreats to Panama City Fla. I have always brought 2 or 3 longboards and taught/let them do a little surfing/funing on them. This summer i plain on introducing them to SUPing. I'm not sure how this will work out, (having no SUP experience myself) but I'm sure we will have fun with it. Maybe not a True workout but it sure leaves me exhausted.

soon-to-be addict :D

Gear Talk / Re: Beginner SUP surfing ???
« on: April 20, 2012, 11:57:33 AM »
Yeah i think i'll keep my 9'6" Walden Magic for now. It took a long time to find that board used.
My oldest son still has my (at least it use to be mine) 6'4" shortboard so... i'll dream about getting back in shape enough to maybe one day rip again on a shortboard :-\

I must tell you i am getting pretty excited about this adventure into the SUP world :)
Joe Blair was telling me about his SUSurfing Table tops PR this past winter. He said it was unreal good conditions for six weeks straight. Table tops was my back yard literally for 2 years in my youth. Just thinking about the possibilities of SUSing a place like that is crazy exciting and he is 60 something. Even in my prime that wave scared me.

What's "YMMV" ?

Gear Talk / Re: Beginner SUP surfing ???
« on: April 20, 2012, 06:14:47 AM »
Used paddles seem even harder to find than a good SUP. Finding the right length for my 6'4" self may make it even harder.

It seems that a good new paddle cost $200, but a great new paddle is $300. I know i don't know enough about paddles to pick a great one that fits me perfectly, But for what it cost to get into this sport, another 100 bucks for a great paddle may be a good investment ???   

This one caught my attention kialoa-methane http://www.backcountry.com/kialoa-methane-sup-paddle#reviews

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