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General Discussion / Re: Booming Mavericks KAI Lenny and Others
« Last post by Tom on January 18, 2019, 07:16:07 PM »
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Gear Talk / Re: Laird SUP gun
« Last post by Area 10 on January 18, 2019, 06:38:27 PM »
King's Triple Treat looks interesting.

https://www.kingspaddlesports.com/collections/surf/products/triple-threat?variant=29516577925

King's really needs to upgrade to a better handle IMO. Those old fashioned FCS handles are useless with gloves/mitts. I think you can have any handle you want if you go custom.

Nice board, but it doesn’t look very “gunny” to me.

Guns with that extra pointy look are designed for waves like Mavs or Jaws. Most of us don't surf anything bigger than double overhead. A true big wave gun would be impractical and probably wouldn't work well in the waves most of us surf, although it might look cool on the roof of your car.
Well I’ve got a couple of guns and they work very well in the fat slow offshore waves I get here. Sure, they don’t turn as well as a less gun-like board, but they make getting into waves easy, and making flat sections easy too, and I can paddle them for miles all day and catch many more waves than on a shortboard. The guys on short boards take forever to get out, and are knackered when they arrive, then struggle to get into the waves without leaving it so late that they are almost free-falling, and then only stay for 30 mins before having to paddle back because they are tired.

So I guess it just depends on your local spot. Sure, if you are at a beach break with short rides then a gun might not work well.
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Last post by Area 10 on January 18, 2019, 06:30:59 PM »
Yeah, most of these “protein bars” and other convenience “sports” stuff is just crap your body can do without. They’ll make you feel worse, not better. If you need a snack on the go, buy a bag of unsalted nuts, drink a load of water, and maybe have a coffee with plenty of cream (no milk), if you can tolerate caffeine. Most raw fruit in moderate amounts is OKish too, and any amounts of vegetables you can eat. Try e.g. raw carrot or celery with hummus, or munch away on a tomato. Basically, try to avoid nearly all of the stuff that advertising is trying to get you to eat. They want to make you fat and depressed. Give them the traditional salute you’d give anyone who wants to ruin your life while filling their pockets with your money.
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General Discussion / Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Last post by eastbound on January 18, 2019, 06:16:04 PM »
i hear you creek--wise not to rush things with the ankle--but understand we are jonesing for vicarious water time
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« Last post by Night Wing on January 18, 2019, 03:52:59 PM »
Good to see your shoulder procedure went well. Hope you have a good recovery with no complications. Work hard in PT since that is what is most important now after your operation.
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Last post by RideTheGlide on January 18, 2019, 03:48:23 PM »
decided to go very low sugar during shoulder rehab and see how i feel about it in 3 months. no candy snacks. one serving of an offered home made dessert will be an exemption, as will finishing off some protein bars as occasional in a rush going to gym in the morning or forgot my lunch meal substitute. no canned fruit, or just about anything else pre sweetened
Ditch the dessert and the protein bars. You think you need them. But you don’t. They’ll just make you want more desserts and protein bars, that’s all.

i just looked up the protein bars - pure protein brand - and the 50g bars i have each have 20g whey protein and claim only 2-3g sugar. look close at ingredients - 8g "sugar alcohol". wtf? read their warnings on them. ok, these are going away.



dessert exemption will be very rare and i night get rid of it. i just don't want to start cravings by deciding "never ever". i play a lot of mind games with myself.
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Gear Talk / Re: Laird SUP gun
« Last post by Badger on January 18, 2019, 03:45:40 PM »
King's Triple Treat looks interesting.

https://www.kingspaddlesports.com/collections/surf/products/triple-threat?variant=29516577925

King's really needs to upgrade to a better handle IMO. Those old fashioned FCS handles are useless with gloves/mitts. I think you can have any handle you want if you go custom.
Nice board, but it doesn’t look very “gunny” to me.

Guns with that extra pointy look are designed for waves like Mavs or Jaws. Most of us don't surf anything bigger than double overhead. A true big wave gun would be impractical and probably wouldn't work well in the waves most of us surf, although it might look cool on the roof of your car.

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General Discussion / Re: Booming Mavericks KAI Lenny and Others
« Last post by Beasho on January 18, 2019, 03:27:14 PM »
I have to give huge kudos to my SUP amigo and ultimate Mavericks mentor Dave Westendorf.

10 years ago before I ever SUP'd he lent me a board and dragged me out to Mavericks.  I sat wide, with even wider eyes, and watched and then inched closer and closer to the break.  I never ended up catching a wave prone.

Dave had been going through a dry spell at Mavericks.  I am not sure he caught a wave in the past 2 years.  Then just before Christmas he dusted off his 12' Lyle Carlson gun.  We paddled out a few times in marginally breaking conditions.  I was all wobbly from the foil's influence.

He proceeded to start catching waves and raving about the "Huge advantage that a SUP gives in the lineup. . . OMG I can see everything coming and I am ready to takeoff . . . . I am paddling so fast I am already in . . . ."  I was a bit miffed about these revelations considering I had been crowing about all these things years earlier and HAD in fact motivated him to buy the 12' Lyle Carlson in the first place - 5 years prior.  He had never even caught a wave at Mavericks on this board.

He was booming about a wave he caught just before Christmas.  "Wave of the Day!"  Of course this is all hyperbole until:

He forwards me this from Dec 19th.  Wave of a lifetime.  Certainly for 99.999% of the planet.  And even for those of us who surf Mavericks.  The lighting, the perfect rotation into position, the solo ride for 400 yards all filmed in perfect 4K from the heavens by a random and very expert drone operator. 

Way to go Dave!  Go full screen.

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General Discussion / Re: Booming Mavericks KAI Lenny and Others
« Last post by Beasho on January 18, 2019, 03:20:55 PM »
Beasho was that you on the SUP in the last few seconds of the first vid?

Negative.  That was Ian Wallace on the SUP.  He and Haley Fiske are the 2 most prominent SUP superstars in the lineup.
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« Last post by supthecreek on January 18, 2019, 03:13:52 PM »
Right on Glide!
Part 1 behind you, now it's do what you need to do, to get back on the water  :)

Heal well and quickly!
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