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Gear Talk / Re: Footstraps for foil board
« Last post by fatfish on Today at 11:32:18 AM »
I got the Dakine Tyrant straps.  My foot was healed enuf to go out this morning.  Wore some old booties to protect the scab and also to deal with the rocks.  Wow these straps are so easy to slot my foot in there and ultra cushioned. 

thanks for the recommendations!
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General Discussion / Re: SUP racing growing ? Uhm.....
« Last post by PonoBill on Today at 10:59:08 AM »

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 isnít a problem so I thought it would be fun to have one at the house. The problem Iím having is actually tracking down one to buy. Closest one I could find was in North Carolina. Kind of a bummer but Iíll 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.

Looks around some locally, dog. Chances are there is a outrigger club somewhere in your area. Google might not be all that helpful, until just recently if you googled Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club you wouldn't find anything. I don't paddle OC6 in Maui, but I DO paddle twice a week in Hood River. We have a very active club with three standard and two unlimited OC6s as well as a lot of people in the small boat group doing OC1 and 2, as well as surfskis. Hood River is 150 miles from the ocean and we have about a hundred people in our club. Anyplace that is right on the ocean seems more likely to be into it.
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Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« Last post by NEplay on Today at 10:51:58 AM »
Ellisville Harbor is great place to watch the Pilot Whales feed. They come in close. And just a beautiful place for a beach walk.
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SUP Marketplace / VinakaSUP.com is here. Best sweatshirt SUP Logo
« Last post by VINAKA SUP on Today at 10:40:48 AM »
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The Shape Shack / Re: What are the limits of step rails?
« Last post by PonoBill on Today at 10:27:29 AM »
I'm not a fan of domed decks, they make my ankles ache, but I like thinned out rails, so stepped is good. On my L41 it made the board challenging to stand on, the sweet spot for balance, both in pitch and yaw, is tiny. But it carves turns with a feel that's hard to express--I aim to be able to feel that locked-in sensation on a foil once I get past the "whee, I'm flying" stage. Which is taking much longer than expected.

The Foote Triton has stepped rails too, though its of a style that's also hard to explain and it gives the board tight turning ability that a 10'4" board shouldn't have. The rail looks full at the nose and tail because it tapers upward as the rocker increases. I think it makes the arc of the board tighter than the rocker line and let's it snap turns even with my weight somewhat forward. The King board above has similar rails, though not as pronounced and the effect is probably minimized with the blunt nose and tail. The Foote certainly doesn't carve like my 8'8" L41, but it does turn like something in the mid 9' range rather than a 10+ board. And of course with all that length and width stability isn't an issue.

I've certainly noticed the stability effect of having the board under water. My 6'11" foil board hasn't got a lot of volume in the nose, so if I'm not paying attention it sinks under water a few inches. It's stable like that, and I only fall off the board when I look down, see it's buried, and try to get it up to the surface. I'm learning to ignore the "problem" and just focus on getting into position to catch a wave. I discovered if I catch a wave with the nose buried that it makes no difference. The board still planes along even if the deck is awash and a quick pump outs me on the foil just fine. Most of the challenges of foiling have to do with learning what matters and what habits to break. This is a tough one, but watching Junya get onto an well-overhead wave with his board completely underwater helped me understand that a sunken board works fine--it's the frantic efforts to unsink it that toss me off.
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Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« Last post by SUP Leave on Today at 09:52:28 AM »
That beach arrow is great, really like the looks of it.

If I lived in Lebanon, Kansas I would want one made, point the arrows east and west.

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Sneak Peeks, Rumors, and Wish Lists / Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Last post by eastbound on Today at 08:12:11 AM »
youll need interest rates to get any bid for gbp

and with uk economy, as well as the context of a crappy euro economy generally, aint gon be no interest rates for a while, so aint gon be no strong gbp for a while
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Classifieds / Re: Mavic Pro lands on the Brooklyn Blowout Ramp
« Last post by Bean on Today at 08:06:13 AM »
Nicely done EB!
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Sessions / Re: Okinawa West Side 24 March
« Last post by surfinJ on Today at 07:59:27 AM »
Very nice and chill session. I think that return to the groom affliction is quite common among former proners gone standup.

And thanks for switching mounts. I use the same mount and although I like the sounds of the surf, my breathing noise was the reason I add music to my vids now.

Although itís probably not true I feel as if Iím still improving as far as my surfing goes. The initial years backslid a bit as I learned the standup thing but later after expanding to a complete quiver with shortboards and a gun, I feel as if the skill level is on the rise again. Especially in big waves. The only problem now is at 59 the age will start to push back.

If you donít mind I was wondering how you ended up spending your whole life on the Rock?

Breathing-


Music-

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Classifieds / Re: Mavic Pro lands on the Brooklyn Blowout Ramp
« Last post by eastbound on Today at 07:56:13 AM »
via a complex derivatives trade, involving a synthetic perpetual knockout swap, the drone had traded into the hands of our very own creek!

bet we all see some nice footage soon

sorry for the poorly run blowout this time

sold out til the next brooklyn blowout!
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