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SUP General / Re: Shoulder issues/Paddle Craft Type
« on: October 08, 2018, 05:53:36 PM »
It really comes down to how your specific biomechanics match your chosen sport...
The problem I've found is that your bio mechanics can be perfect 99.99% of the time but if even only 1 in every 1000 strokes is "off"- the bones in the joint aren't set and stabilized just right- you are most likely causing soft tissue damage.

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SUP General / Re: Shoulder issues/Paddle Craft Type
« on: October 07, 2018, 02:19:35 PM »
Oh yeah, that'll do it too. Good luck

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SUP General / Re: Shoulder issues/Paddle Craft Type
« on: October 07, 2018, 01:20:01 PM »
I'm sure I'll get flamed for this but... The dirty little secret in paddling, all disciplines- but especially kayak and SUP, are soft tissue joint injuries. Every serious paddler I know has had shoulder and/or elbow problems. The amount of leverage created by a paddle is incredible. The ligaments, tendons, and muscles in and around the elbows and shoulders are tiny and relatively insubstantial. They are not designed to handle the stress that we can put on them. All other things being equal I would rank the disciplines as follows for "Likely to damage joints" 1. SUP The longest lever results in the highest force transmitted through the skeletal system. 2. Kayak "winged up" elbows opens the shoulder to injury. 3. Canoe.

The most important thing to do if you want to pursue racing is to become a very serious student of proper technique. Seek expert instruction and practice it like your joints depended on it.

It is really unfortunate that it can be so easy to seriously hurt yourself doing something so fun and otherwise good for you. Good luck.

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SUP General / Re: Decent price on a Surftech Laird 10'0
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:30:22 AM »
The best surfing SUP I have ever been on. I would buy that in a second for that price.

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SUP General / Re: I could have been safer with kids
« on: October 01, 2018, 02:32:58 PM »
Arteries on young kids can clamp down on a slice really nicely. If that happened to me (54) the stupid vessel would just stay open while everything pumped out.

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Random / Re: Fear: Trump in the White House
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:47:05 AM »
Alightythen, solid evidence isn't needed, decades of records showing how he behaves behind the bench won't be considered, from now on it will only be trial by fire.  Lets se how he handles this!

If that's the direction that we are going to be heading from now on, this country has lost the foundation of decent civil practices.  It's back to the dark days of the inquisition.
Here's an idea, how about nominating someone who has decades of bench qualifications AND lacks a well documented, decades-long reputation as being a total scumbag. How about that?

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Random / Re: Surfboard Epoxy - Food Safe?
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:03:40 PM »
Just an FYI, most food cans that we've been eating from our whole lives are lined with epoxy.

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Gear Talk / Re: SIC boards
« on: September 03, 2018, 05:56:56 AM »
Well it’s certainly true that people don’t want the word BIC on their board because for most of the population this is synonymous with cheap biros not watersports. BIC means “cheap crap”.

So changing to SIC would be a good move for the BIC brand.

But it will destroy the SIC brand in the process. So why not do a Toyota/Lexus type arrangement? Then you’ve got it all covered. You buy a BIC you know what you are getting - cheap, durable, disposable. You buy a SIC you know you are getting top end. But then you don’t want to slap SIC on your cheap plastic models, which is what they seem to be doing?



Unlike in the car world, in the SUP world the “Lexus” brands generally do not make much money- the Toyota Corollas make the money. BIC sells boards. A LOT of boards. SIC is not going to change their high end DW and race boards. The only thing that joining with BIC and expanding what they offer will do is allow them to actually stay in business making those high end boards.

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Gear Talk / Re: SIC boards
« on: September 02, 2018, 06:03:47 PM »
Wow, taking the SIC name and wrapping it onto crap boards--that has to be the dumbest thing to do with a performance brand ever. I joked that they bought marketing rights because it was inexpensive to change the B to an S. Maybe it's not a joke.
Yep, dumb dumb dumb, and very bad business. There is (or was) value in that brand.
Dumb not dumb. The recreational market is what keeping SUP alive right now. In the grand scheme of things race, DW, and surf are little blips on the spreadsheet. Both companies have done well since the purchase.

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Gear Talk / Re: SIC boards
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:39:57 PM »
The Agents are nice boards. It comes in something like 6 different sizes but even the smallest will be plenty big enough for your weight (240 is not that big) anything over 150 liters is more than enough volume to float you fine. Stability is a different question and is based more on the board's width, volume distribution, and shape. The Agent series is a designed to be beginner friendly (stable) but still provide some fun. Any sized Agent would work for what you are looking for.

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Gear Talk / Re: SIC boards
« on: August 30, 2018, 02:54:03 PM »
I was going to settle on a 11'6" BIC performance but when I went to REI the board had dents and the quality did not live up to what I expected.  Thus, I am in the market for an all around board that would do well in Surf but would be mainly used in lakes.   I found SIC boards but could not find much on the technology used.  The GC are what I would normally expect but the ST sounds similar to BIC in that it is wrapped in plastic.  Can someone confirm  and provide their feedback on the board if they have one.   Thanks
Yes the SIC ST is the exact same thing as the BIC Tough Tech. It is a plastic shell around the board. As Ichy said above, BIC owns SIC and they are in the process of morphing together as one. In my opinion the ST/TT construction is really not the way to go for your own personal board. They are heavy, they have a hideous seam all the way around the entire board, they DO (often in my experience) leak, the plastic cover is essentially impossible to repair in any way that looks halfway decent. Water infiltration is almost impossible to get rid of once they leak. Since they are entry level, there is nothing exceptional about the shape- it will not "do well in surf." They are really marketed for entry level and rental programs rather than personal use. I think you're better off looking at a normal board.

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SUP General / Re: Why the zone has gone south
« on: August 21, 2018, 07:13:00 AM »
Last November I was home sick as a dog for a full week with the flu. To entertain myself as best I could I went back to the very first page of the General Discussion Forum, back to 2007. I moved forward in time, page by page, looking at every single thread title and reading many that caught my eye. It was fascinating to see the evolution of the sport, the forum, and the characters who come here. This really is a great site.

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Gear Talk / Re: Backup Paddle
« on: July 26, 2018, 07:54:12 AM »
A bigger point in all this is that you are more likely to have problems with headwinds that a lost or broken paddle. The solution to headwinds isn't a second paddle strapped to the deck, it's prone paddling. Well that just turns out to solve the "lost/broken" paddle problem too. What are you going to do if you lose or break the spare paddle? Carry a third? See where this goes? Sometimes some solutions are actually better than others.

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Gear Talk / Re: Backup Paddle
« on: July 26, 2018, 07:36:50 AM »
A spare paddle is not the solution to that problem. I can't imagine going through the BS of carrying a spare paddle on a SUP. Kayakers have to carry and can easily carry extra shit on their boats. This is not kayaking, you do not need an extra paddle to go anywhere nor is it easy to carry one on a SUP. Practice prone paddling. That is an entire sport devoted to paddling, training, and racing very large distances in the open ocean on boards that look suspiciously like a SUP using only your arms. I have gotten F*cked over a mile out in 30+ kt offshore headwinds and associated 1 to 2 foot waves with no way back other than to lay down and prone paddle. It was no problem. Point is you don't need a paddle to go anywhere on a SUP.

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