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Gear Talk / Re: Laird 12' Softop
« on: January 03, 2008, 05:11:20 AM »
The big Starboard is also a great get-started board and is a really fun cruiser as well.  My Dad, at 6'4 200 (67 years old) jumped right on and had a ball on this one.  This brings up those important questions, what is your weight, height, etc.  Will you be the only rider?

Technique / Re: New Video--paddling straight
« on: January 02, 2008, 07:52:24 AM »
Here is a "You tube'' vid of Jimmy Lewis  doing it in the  1:22  part of the vid.

Likely just a typo, but that is Ivan during the turns in that video.  I suppose those kind of styley skills deserve to be recognized.

The Shape Shack / Re: Shaped my first 10'-9'' SUP
« on: January 01, 2008, 09:20:32 PM »
Beauty bro!

How stoked are you?  Let us know how she reeeeps.

SUP General / Re: This forum..
« on: January 01, 2008, 07:24:01 AM »
Happy New Year to you too!  Be sure to drop an email or PM when you get to Maui.  We hope you are up for some fun!

Environment / Re: Our Environment
« on: January 01, 2008, 06:43:52 AM »
IMO, the best recent developments in this area are the ones that require zero sacrifice from the armchair environmentalist.  Truth be it known, many people are average at picking up their own garbage, let alone someone elses.  Still, when it comes time to talking about helping the environment, well...everyone is all for it.  So, two things that are currently available that help and require absolutely no sacrifice to the user, are biodegradable plastic bags (made from corn) and the new breed of flourescent bulbs (which last for 7 years, use 1/4 of the power, and are indestinguishable in use). 

SUP General / Re: New Print Mag
« on: December 31, 2007, 06:06:19 AM »
Hi Clay,
Thanks for posting here, and our warmest welcome to the forum!  We are stoked to have you and look forward to getting scooped on upcoming stories, etc.  Hell, we would be stoked with scraps, let alone the generous PDF preview you provided.

I thought I better clarify a few things to avoid my inbox getting filled.  Although we certainly dig Ponohouse and all of the bloggers that participate here, and have encouraged them all to share here and promote their sites, we are not aligned with any of the bloggers in particular.  Chantalle and I started StandupZone alone, with the intention of becoming a great independent forum, where everyone (ourselves included) could feel free to state their honest and unhindered opinions.  We would love to become a useful hub for StandUp activity online, but to us, that means remaining independent. 

Congrats on what I know will be an outstanding venture for you, and what will be a monthly smile-on-the-face at the maibox for the rest of us.


Sessions / Re: Dopamine
« on: December 31, 2007, 05:39:26 AM »
Everything north shore central was fun with no wind at all.  Waiehu was fun too (better I was told, but oh well).  This wasn't a classic day by any stretch, but it sure did the trick  :P

Sessions / Dopamine
« on: December 30, 2007, 06:56:21 PM »
Today we had a little puka in the wind lashing we have been taking for a while (and that is supposed to return soon), and even though the swell was minor, we stayed out for almost 5 hours.  Man, I've got that post-sesh-all-natural-mind-chemical-cocktail in full swing.  Ahhhhhhh.

SUP General / New Print Mag
« on: December 27, 2007, 06:46:54 AM »
Hi All,

Clay Feeter emailed over to let us all know about their first issue, which will be coming out on March 1.

He noted:  ps. We print at same press as Surfer's Journal, and on identical paper stock BUT we are even more photo intensive....

SUP General / Re: Leleo Kinimaka Video
« on: December 27, 2007, 05:35:01 AM »
Man am I running up Leleo's bandwidth,

Under the lip top turns, ripping down the line runs, in the pocket  whacks...Whewww!

Added bonus: it is just so nice to see clean surf like that.

SUP General / Re: Mav's takes its turn
« on: December 25, 2007, 06:04:58 PM »
Amazing video quality.  Wow, talk about putting a new tool into the hands of the consumer for online.  This is a Wow when you put this together with some SUP. a HD Sup video.

I definitely want to take a crack at that later this winter into summer.  Just for fun and sharing here, but also as a vehicle to learn and get this stuff dialed in a bit for other web projects.

It is really a category shift when a one man operation can aquire, produce and distrubute broadcast level content worldwide with a few thousand dollars worth of gear.  Previously that was the domain of broadcast companies and studios.

One other incredible thing about the best of these new cameras is that they shoot true hi def to "super" flash cards (no more tape) and the record 60 frames a second (over 2 megapixels each frame).  Better yet, they do not interlace, so that means essentially 60 high quality photgraghs a second (no more junky looking stills from video).  Can you imaginge the previously missed action moments that can be caught at 60 frames a second?

Anyone with a current web server can serve flash (or QT) video of the quality in the linked clips.

All that, and to think that we are at the very begining of this...cool times.

SUP General / Video (Off Topic Warning)
« on: December 25, 2007, 09:44:58 AM »
Hi Michael,

Just a note about what some folks are achieving right now in terms of HD-like quality online.

The content is way off topic, and should be skipped by most, but it does show off some of what is currently possible (and hey, a little Velvet Underground in the first one).

Personally, I am blown away that this on us already, and I am loving learning about how this is getting done (and I have a LOT to learn).



Gear Talk / Re: Couple new favorites...
« on: December 24, 2007, 08:55:01 AM »

Those look insane. 

Gear Talk / Re: Couple new favorites...
« on: December 24, 2007, 06:11:49 AM »

I would love to see the rocket you shaped for Jerry.  Did you snap any shots?

Gear Talk / Foote Outer Reef Charger
« on: December 23, 2007, 06:34:20 AM »
The other Randy  :D just sent over some shots of his new 11' Foote "Down Wind / Gun (Outer Reef Charger)".  His note to the Zone:

"Aloha Guys,
Some pics of the outter reef gun Bill shaped for me.
Just came home from a downwind run with Bill and Ripper Joe.
No waves to catch but very happy with how it paddles. Got into plenty of small glides that are
normally kinda hard to catch, so I'm sure it will do great in better conditions.
Now I just need some waves for the second phase of testing."


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