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The Shape Shack / Re: Build a Vacuum System to Dry Boards
« Last post by magentawave on Today at 09:39:29 AM »
bummer--you clearly care about weight, and at 15 lbs x 9'2", that board is light!

Not any longer!


Hey Magenta, have you figured out the source of the leak?

Yes, it looks like it's one of the FCS1 plugs because if I wiggle the fin I can see water around the perimeter of the plug. It wasn't ever damaged, as in hitting a reef, but the edges of all the fin plugs on this sup are raised slightly higher than the surrounding surface. It's as if the last thing they did on this board was to plop in the fin plugs. This is an older Sunova so I sure hope they aren't still installing them like that.
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Gear Talk / Re: Roof transport in summer
« Last post by spirit4earth on Today at 09:16:11 AM »
Thats a good PSA Clay and Jim.

For anyone who is not quite sure about what might have happened to Clay's board here is what I would assume happened.  As Clay gained altitude on his way to Tahoe (into thin air) his board was loosing pressure at a much slower rate than the surrounding air.  In effect, due to the decreased outside air pressure, the board balooned and crushed its rails against the tie downs.  (although, it could also have been temeprature related)

Most decent tie downs combined with proper rack pads will give you just the right amount of stretch to handle slight pressure changes, whether altitude or temperature related.

I wouldn't have thought of that!
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I would not mind a performance/fast light touring board. A kind of Glide Light or Javelin de-tuned. Pretty much a SIC RS with a tad less volume but without the race moniker to it, so it becomes available on the second hand market :-)
And that is something that could work well with the hollow construction of Nelo. They just have to go wider and make some nicer, cleaner lines. Simple is best.

The JL Sidewinder 14 x 27 has a bit less volume than the SIC RS 14 x 26 and would be very close to the same weight in the more durable signature construction. Just no used ones popping up in BC yet. The Sunova Allwater 14 x 27 may be a bit more volume than what you would want. I noticed Sunova has a new touring/expedition board in multiple widths that Norm Hann helped develop. The 14 x 28.5 would probably be a fairly quick touring board but is higher volume.

I was paddling with Norm this morning and he mentioned that he really like the touring board even in 28.5. the nose profile is less deep than their other board, which I like.
There is also some talk for the AllAround (orange nose, flat deck) to lower the deck so the thing doe snot feel like a bloody cork. I wanted to try the touring board in 27" but the weight has been stopping me. This year it look slike the weight is considerable down so....

Cool, I missed that Sunova also has a 27 wide and the weights are very reasonable for the construction and volume. How do you think the expedition goes in rough waters and for the odd DW? A hollow version of boards like these would be interesting. Low weight and potentially stronger.
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General Discussion / Re: Okinawa Intro
« Last post by surfinJ on Today at 08:47:31 AM »
Hey Oki, looking forward to some videos to catch up on how it looks over there.

While stationed at Kadena AB in the 80s I had an apartment on the Sunabe sea wall and mostly surfed out front. When it was bigger there was a heavy spot at a sea wall by the Hija river just to the north. My favorite road trip was to the cove on Ikei island.  The island was empty back then.  Wondered if we ever surfed together?
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Sessions / Re: Okinawa Intro
« Last post by TallDude on Today at 08:42:55 AM »
Sounds like a familiar story. I got into the distance paddling and then discovered SUP surfing. I grew up surfing but hadn't been surfing much in years. SUP surfing reignited the passion. As for the POV with the GoPro, lots of stuff on this site. I haven't tried the paddle mount, but I think that only worked well with the Sessions. I've used my chest mount for years, but watching my arms swing in front of the camera gets annoying. I would just slide it to my left on a wave so you could see down the line. It worked ok. I've also done nose and tail mounts. Again, kinda limited. The Creek Kook Hat has worked the best for me. I just have to remember to not look back and forth so quick while I'm filming something. I have an old Hero 2 and a Black 5. I'm thinking about using the Hero 2 on my nose mount, and the Black 5 on my Kook Hat to get two POV's to edit from. Sort of switch back and forth from camera to camera. Most of the time I don't film at all. Just surf.

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Gear Talk / Re: Roof transport in summer
« Last post by Bean on Today at 08:37:53 AM »
Thats a good PSA Clay and Jim.

For anyone who is not quite sure about what might have happened to Clay's board here is what I would assume happened.  As Clay gained altitude on his way to Tahoe (into thin air) his board was loosing pressure at a much slower rate than the surrounding air.  In effect, due to the decreased outside air pressure, the board balooned and crushed its rails against the tie downs.  (although, it could also have been temeprature related)

Most decent tie downs combined with proper rack pads will give you just the right amount of stretch to handle slight pressure changes, whether altitude or temperature related.


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Gear Talk / Re: Roof transport in summer
« Last post by mrbig on Today at 08:36:03 AM »
Padded locking  straps. Never fail. Don't have to make them crazy tight. You can lock for serious protection or not.
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Love that surf tune. So you had a nice going away session with your new crew, thanks for the video.

Smooth travels home and hope to see you over here next winter.
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Gear Talk / Re: Roof transport in summer
« Last post by JimK on Today at 08:18:27 AM »
Gotta PLUS1 to Clay Those straps (bungee) are dangerous I had several (like 3) have them fail and destroyed more than 3 boards. I highly discourage there use for highway driving

JImK
Extreme Windsurfing
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Sessions / Re: Okinawa Intro
« Last post by supsean on Today at 08:04:48 AM »
About the same age and about the same feeling about it. Although I don't have nearly as many boards.
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