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The Shape Shack / Re: Hollow 14ft sup
« Last post by tarquin on Today at 03:55:52 AM »
Put some brass inserts in for the Dynema loops to go thru. I would use something a little different next time. It's what I had.Dynema tie down loops. Like they used to make leash loops out of glass.
 Surfcowboy, I have made hollow wood boards in the past and wanted to try something different. Yes the idea is taken from boat building.
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That article is from a nutjob that has been proven to be a nutjob

https://beachgrit.com/2020/04/an-open-letter-to-scripps-scientist-kim-i-wouldnt-go-in-the-water-for-a-million-dollars-prather-surfline-and-surfrider-if-the-public-continues-to-get-hammered-with-conjecture-as-fact-from-sa/

But of course a bunch of people have jumped on it


That completely blew up on her. For a change, the media actually called her out on it.
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Gear Talk / Re: NEW BOARD! 8'2 Genration Wedge
« Last post by LBsup on Today at 02:35:34 AM »
Good for you Mike! Looks awesome, enjoy!

Thanks LB May need to coordinate a session with the solo shot to show the zoners for the official review!
Sure, let me know

Although I snapped back to reality and probably best wait for this virus to calm down before getting together to surf and play with the Soloshot.
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Random / Re: COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« Last post by Admin on Today at 02:24:12 AM »
The stats about infections or death rates in Europe are largely nonsense. People with very obvious COVID symptoms are not being tested in the UK and elsewhere. The hospitals are often actively avoiding testing.

So as far as modelling goes, garbage in, garbage out.

IMO watch instead the total number of deaths in the country and how that differs from seasonally-adjusted norms.

But Staying at home has led to a decrease in deaths due to cardiac problems, road traffic accident, head injury etc. So even that data is hard to interpret.

We donít really know what is going on, Iím afraid, in Europe. What we are discovering is that this disease can cause heart inflammation and also brain inflammation in some people and that this might be causing a significant number of the deaths rather than respiratory problems per se. So the recordings of deaths when testing is not being done is error-prone: what is recorded?

We are learning about this thing as we go along, and mostly the data is of such poor quality that itís hard to draw any conclusions that are more than vaguely guided speculation. Maybe you have better data in the US.

Hi Area10,

You are right.  Check out this page: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing-source-data# .  They intended to follow testing over time in each country.  It looks like they eventually found it too problematic to continue.  They go over the issues in each country.

I learned that in the USA in many states negative tests are not being reported at all so while we can get a raw number of positives we cannot get a number of positives/people tested. That would be super relevant as it could tell how representative our testing results have been.  This is particularly vexing because they have this information.  The system was just not in place for it to be entered.  That is aside from the other issues caused by insufficient test availability, etc.  Same is true here of naming cause of deaths in ambiguous cases (deaths where testing has not occurred).  I read that we are following no one standard on how to do this from state to state.  We don't know the level of false attribution.  I red two articles about this yesterday which came to very different conclusions.

On the upside, it does seem possible that there will be sufficient motivation going forward to improve collection systems and coordinate testing information globally.  One the one hand we are witnessing the first near real time sharing of international data in the moment of a crisis.  That makes analysis like Beasho is doing possible.  That is pretty remarkable if you think about it.  On the other hand it is frustrating to everyone to have that data be so problematic.  Granted, nothing ever goes smoothly in the moment of a crisis but it is so much worse when the systems are not in place.

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Gear Talk / Re: NEW BOARD! 8'2 Genration Wedge
« Last post by LBsup on Today at 02:01:53 AM »
Good for you Mike! Looks awesome, enjoy!

Thanks LB May need to coordinate a session with the solo shot to show the zoners for the official review!
Sure, let me know.
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Random / Re: COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« Last post by pdxmike on April 06, 2020, 09:54:26 PM »
With the reduction in travel and general @ risk behavior the Net number may be negative.
I can't help but think vehicular deaths are going to be down significantly this year.

On the other hand, I'd assume there will be some additional deaths due to people not going in for or delaying non-virus medical things--tests, preventative stuff...



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Gear Talk / Re: NEW BOARD! 8'2 Genration Wedge
« Last post by supmmmm on April 06, 2020, 09:29:34 PM »
Nice quick review, Iíve got a Speed thatís just waiting for the green light - to go back out n play in the water.
On paddles n wax - I use wax on all my paddles - itís messy but hands arms and shoulders are so much more relaxed with that extra grip.
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Gear Talk / Accent or Red Paddle?
« Last post by Windwarrior on April 06, 2020, 09:21:44 PM »
Howdy all!
Hope this finds you, your family and friends in good health!

I'm going to be buying a second board and I need some advice on which paddle would be best. If anything it may end up as a backup depending on how it performs compared to the Kialoa I currently use with my first board which I'm pretty happy with.

The two options I have to chose from are either the Accent Octane Carbon OR the Red Alloy. Both are 3 piece.

One thing that stands out for me is on the Accent and the ease of adjustment which has the same style as my Kialoa. I don't have a clue how the Red Paddle adjusts in comparison.

Oh and I'm landlocked so this is strictly lakes and reservoirs.

Other than that, any feedback and advice would be greatly appreciated. ✌
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Gear Talk / Re: NEW BOARD! 8'2 Genration Wedge
« Last post by exiled on April 06, 2020, 09:16:13 PM »
Oh man, I want to hear the review. I was so close to ordering one before I blew all my money on foil gear.
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Gear Talk / Re: NEW BOARD! 8'2 Genration Wedge
« Last post by Night Wing on April 06, 2020, 08:23:02 PM »
Congrats on your new  board.
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