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Classifieds / Re: SIC 12'6" Bullet SF
« on: October 27, 2022, 02:44:38 AM »
Price drop- $1600.

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Classifieds / Re: SIC 12'6" Bullet SF
« on: September 30, 2022, 05:26:55 PM »
I will get an exact weight tomorrow for you. Also price drop to $1800 with the bag.

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Classifieds / Re: SIC 12'6" Bullet SF
« on: September 23, 2022, 01:27:36 PM »
Price drop- $1900

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Classifieds / SIC 12'6" Bullet SF
« on: September 19, 2022, 01:50:04 PM »
2021 SIC Bullet 12'6" in the SuperFly layup. This is one of the very last Bullets in the SF layup. They do not make it anymore. This board is structurally perfect, it has never hit anything and there is no damage. It is very light. Cosmetically it is almost perfect. There is one small superficial paint chip on the tail and a few light scuffs here and there. I bought this board new in April 2021 and have used it lightly only 5 or 6 times. I am just not using it so I'd like to get it to someone who will. I am including a heavy duty BIC 12'6" bag that has been used for a few years on other boards and shows some wear but it works perfect. Located in southeast Mass. $2,200

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Classifieds / WTB Laird Pearson Arrow
« on: January 04, 2022, 06:34:15 AM »
Does anyone have a 10'6' Laird Pearson Arrow in decent shape kicking around that they'd sell? Thanks.

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SUP General / Re: SUP racing growing ? Uhm.....
« on: April 12, 2019, 03:33:02 AM »
I’m sure the fact that there were drug tests has nothing to do with the absence of some big names.


A controversial claim there.......
Not exactly sure what you mean by his opinion being controversial. But if you disagree with that opinion I am with you 100%. I took his statement to be extremely sarcastic.

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I’ve been thinking about getting a big board, primarily for relaxed cruising between breaks... but for surf. 

What are peoples’ thoughts about using an oversized performance surf shaped board instead of a longboard or large allrounder shape?

Granted if super-sized, a performance shape wouldn’t reach the performance it was designed for. BUT, if my goals do not include shredding or stylized longboarding, what harm in having decent rails and a shape that can turn?  (…and for the humility record I can’t shred or drop a knee turn.)

So specific example – The ‘appropriate’ Jimmy Lewis World Wide for my 185lb would be the 8’9 (141L).   But there is also a 9’9 x33” (171L).   Would that be a big board that is fun? … or just a big pain in the a** … ?
Find an old Laird (Pearson) 10'6" It's my all-time favorite board. Pearson got this right over 10 years ago and I haven't seen anything as good in this category (long surf board (not longboard)) that can cruise. 29" wide, 150ish L. Pin tail and razor thin rails it turns on a dime. We've all seen the vids...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcuw4xGLaNk

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SUP General / Re: SUP racing growing ? Uhm.....
« on: March 25, 2019, 02:41:27 PM »
My wife and I had the pleasure of paddling an OC6 in Maui last week with some friends  and had an absolute blast. So much so that I started looking for an OC1 for home. We live about a 50 yard walk from Narragansett Bay and storage isn’t a problem so I thought it would be fun to have one at the house. The problem I’m having is actually tracking down one to buy. Closest one I could find was in North Carolina. Kind of a bummer but I’ll continue to keep my eyes open. If anyone here knows anyone within the northeast that has one they would be willing to part with, please let me know. An OC2 would be fine too but I know chances of that are even more unlikely.
Call Sam at Osprey in Westport. She has one and would know of any active groups or other folks. She loves hers.

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SUP General / Re: Realizing a board can be TOO BIG
« on: February 21, 2019, 05:12:13 AM »
Put me in the big board camp. Everyone is different but for me SUP surfing is about cruising, comfort, and long board feel. I love surfing a 14' board and my favorite surf SUP is a 10 year old 10' 6" Laird (154 Liters). For me I have never enjoyed going smaller. But enjoy what works for you, just don't fall into the FOMO trap that smaller is always better for everyone. 

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Random / Re: Retiring But where?
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:10:41 PM »
What about abroad? Lots of great countries where a retired expat can live quite well.

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SUP General / Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« on: February 06, 2019, 02:04:08 PM »
Just catching up to this, WOW fantastic! Good for you Rick!

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SUP General / Re: Kai's aeirial at Mavericks.
« on: December 26, 2018, 03:42:14 PM »
adding to addapost: the extent to which he studied the climb, memorizing details about every single hold, was incredible---the preparation was beyond comprehensive--appropriately so, given the urgency that the feat be accomplished without error

i am anything but an advocate of free-soloing---as an observer, and an ex climber, i am in awe---but i am also concerned that it may be some slow version of suicide--including all the implications for friends and family, and the "complicity" of anyone invested in any way in the process, right down to simply the person who watches the media honnold was paid to be a part of

big mountasin climbers die alot---even those who dont free solo---effing avy took out one of the best, and smartest---one swoop and alex lowe was gone.......

one can flirt with death, yeah, but even well-prepared and very careful, in the mountains death is a random moment away at all times--avy, rock fall, storm, icefall, lightening....................

That's why I enjoyed "The Dawn Wall" so much better than "Free Solo". I get that those guys are all professionals and get paid (probably) big bucks to produce something occasionally but Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson's Dawn Wall climb was way more like watching two guys work really hard to just climb (oh just the hardest rock climb on earth) while watching Honnold was like a voyeuristic peek at a failed suicide attempt. If you haven't seen "Dawn Wall" it is definitely worth the $5. In my opinion, the best climbing movie yet.

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SUP General / Re: Kai's aeirial at Mavericks.
« on: December 22, 2018, 08:02:39 AM »
So how did Alex take a water or potty break during the free solo? He was climbing for hours. I didn't notice a hydration pack on him. Do they plant water bottles or do the camera people carry?
While the overall level of difficulty of that climb is a very hard 5.13a, there are spots that are ledgy scrambles where you can just stand there and pee, or even lie down and nap if you wanted. Those sections don't make the editing cut for obvious reasons, the real climbing, the overhanging hard stuff is the goods. I'm sure he had plenty of water and probably food stashed along the way. He had climbed the thing roped up probably a hundred times before the solo.

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SUP General / Re: Kai's aeirial at Mavericks.
« on: December 21, 2018, 12:42:22 PM »
It's also the concentration. Even 80' waves only last a few seconds. Honnold was perfectly locked in for FOUR hours. To me that is the piece that is unexplainable.

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SUP General / Re: Kai's aeirial at Mavericks.
« on: December 19, 2018, 05:17:01 PM »
I love watching Kai surf. The kid is so talented. That ride was spectacular! But Honnold? What that dude does is not human and really isn't comparable to surfing- even big waves. Big waves can hurt if you blow it and of course it is possible to get killed but it really isn't likely. Dudes get macked all the time and come out relatively ok. Solo climbers are going to die. Period. There are other climbers who have done similar climbs, they just didn't have a film crew or a social media presence marketing their efforts. That is not a knock on Honnold, I love the guy and hope he keeps safely doing climbs I can enjoy watching from my chair but it is the current reality. He is public and marketed so we know about him but others have done very very similar stuff. Go read Jon Karkauer's account of his solo climb up the Devils Thumb in the late 70's. Or read Mark Twight's early accounts of some of his solo's in the Alps almost 30 years ago. The mind control these guys have is insane. Anyway, right now I can't decide if I want to go surf or ice climb.

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