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Foil SUP / custom foilboard travel bag
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:14:06 PM »
I worked with Mark from Airwave in San Francisco to design a travel bag for my foilboard/foil/paddle.  I also wanted it to fit my other surfing SUPs, so I did a lot of measuring to make sure the bag would work for all combinations.  While the bag wasn't cheap, Mark did spend a bunch of time with me getting the design right.  Perhaps the next one he makes will be a lot easier...  Just thought I'd share because it worked great on my recent trip and I highly recommend Airwave for custom bags.

I'll be staying with the family at a resort right in front of Rainbows and I plan to get out every morning at first light.  Hopefully the wind and swell cooperates.  Would be overjoyed to meet up if anyone is in town at the same time or local.  I'm bringing my foil board, but can set it up without the foil depending on conditions.

Gear Talk / new paddle blade day!
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:48:22 AM »
supposedly a factory defect, but I can't find it.  Helicopter tape blade wrap (thinner and more durable than electrical tape).  Excited is all -

Foil SUP / hollow foil boards for surfing?
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:54:23 AM »
I used to own a hollow carbon windsurfing board (branded AHD, but I think it was a special one-off for one of the AHD pros at the time).  I hated it on everything but absolutely flat water because it was so lively and stiff, but damn was that thing light.  I think a hollow SUP wouldn't make sense for surfing because of the feel of it, but for foiling I think it would be absolutely awesome with the super low swing-weight and stiff deck.  So, who is going to make the first hollow foil board?

Foil SUP / tape your finbox!
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:51:13 AM »
It makes a noticeable difference catching waves!

Foil SUP / Standup Foil leash options
« on: August 27, 2017, 06:17:08 PM »
OK, so my leash is getting fouled on the foil more often than I think it should.  I'm using a rather long heavy duty leash because I don't want to be too close to the board in the wash.  Today I came up with the innovation to put a couple of coils of leash under my foot while in paddle-stance, then when I hop over to surf stance it lets the leash free. While it worked great, it is annoying and not sustainable.

So what's everyone doing to solve this?  short leash? waist leash? Something else?

What a terrible websuit, although it does look nice to the eye.
Does anyone have a succinct explanation of the difference between the three Matuse wetsuit models?
Hoplite, Dante, Artemis

Gear Talk / wetsuit with elbow pads?
« on: January 18, 2017, 11:09:43 PM »
Turns out, I use my whole forearm/elbow in getting back up on my board and that's been wearing out my wetsuits prematurely.   Now I'm trying to find one that features reinforcement in the elbows.  Anyone know of a brand/model that offers a 4/3 fullsuit with this?

Is there anyone on the forum that would be willing to go check out a board on craigslist, buy it, and ship it up to SF Bay area?  Would be willing to throw in reasonable $$ above your costs to make it worthwhile.

Gear Talk / foiling on a SUP!
« on: May 06, 2015, 11:44:30 PM »
I have no idea what they are saying, but apparently you can foil on a SUP!   Makes sense, but it hadn't crossed my mind as possible.

General Discussion / rent/demo Jimmy Lewis board in Maui?
« on: April 12, 2015, 05:32:03 PM »
I have been eyeing the Jimmy Lewis Striker for a while.  Anyone know if any shops in Maui rent/demo Jimmy Lewis boards while I'm there next month?  If it matters, I'm splitting the trip half and half between Kahana and Paia.  If nobody knows about the JL question, second question would be which is the best shop to rent from?  Have van, will travel!

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