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General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« Last post by Badger on May 17, 2019, 01:21:36 PM »
The glue was a great idea. I put a few drops of Gorilla Super Glue on my knots yesterday and they are never going to move now.

I have two loops on my Sunova and will add another to my TC. I prefer to put the loop through itself when attaching it to the plug. That leaves just enough room to slide a single strand of rope under it and tie those two ends together for the second loop.

Gear Talk / Re: New way to carry board?
« Last post by Night Wing on May 17, 2019, 01:09:20 PM »
I tried out the Hipster today. I put on the belt and adjusted the tightness of it. There appears to be a flat piece of metal which makes the hook shape. the metal hook is covered in a nice fabric type of belt. I tightened the belt just above my hips and started walking. Then I put one of my sup's rails into the hook shape and it fit neatly without any problems.

BTW, with the way I outfitted my board for this experiemt, with a 4 fin (2, 5") (2, 4") quad setup and with a deckpad, my 11'1" One World weighs 22 pounds, 14 ounces.

The largest lake in our subdivision is about 100 yards from my home. Going down to the lake, there is a hill which totals around 75 yards. The Hipster just stayed in it's carrying hook all the way down to the lake. It stayed right on my right thigh while walking with my sup. All the time walking, I right hand was in the sup grip of my board.

But the acid test would be coming back from the lake to my home because it was hot and the wind was blowing around 18 mph, gusting to 23 mph. While I was on the lake, I put the Hipster in one low hanging limb above the water out from the shore so if someone came along, if they wanted the Hipster, they would have had to deal with the 8' of water depth where the limb with the Hipster was.

After my flat water paddling session, I put the Hipster back on, put my sup's rail into the hook shape and walked back to my home. When I got to the street, I made a right turn and started to walk uphill for 75 yards. The wind was coming from the southeast and I was walking uphill facing northeast.

If I didn't have the Hipster, the front half of my board would have been trying to go towards the northwest. But since I was wearing the Hipster, I could control the front half of my sup and keep walking uphill. And I didn't get tired and I didn't have to switch hands while battling the wind going uphill.

The Hipster, for me, was a good purchase and fits my needs, wants and likes. So if anyone is going to walk 100 yards or more to the water, the Hipster is a good purchase.

Foil SUP / Re: Dynamics of catching a wave
« Last post by clay on May 17, 2019, 01:01:35 PM »

In my extremely biased and unhumble opinion that board is way to small for you, and pretty much anyone to learn on.

The 2 benefits of a small board are high performance turns and pumping back out, I suspect it's safe to assume beginners are not doing either of these.

A 7'6" dedicated foil board is a good size to start on.  Might outgrow it in a few months or a year or more, and then when you get good enough to foil in head high plus waves you can dust off this board and have enough paddling power to catch bigger waves.

Also I believe a stable foil is the best way to shorten the learning curve.
What Pono wrote.
you cant even hew to what you yourself have written-

Hew can say that again... ;D
Sunova SUP / Re: 12’ custom Search aka my PtBreak
« Last post by Badger on May 17, 2019, 09:42:57 AM »

Excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing Ricks videos of the PtBreak.   8)
General Discussion / Re: Surfboard Leash String - what to use?
« Last post by oceanAddict on May 17, 2019, 09:42:21 AM »
Thank you for suggestions, everyone.  Got a few pieces of Dyneema in different colors last at WM. Man, this rope is like steel cable...Gonna use 2 loops in different colors to keep an eye on those. Superglue idea is awesome too...
Sunova SUP / Re: 12’ custom Search aka my PtBreak
« Last post by rbgar on May 17, 2019, 09:01:50 AM »
Well delayed again at work so I’ve given Creek my blessings to unveil the PtBreak with a detailed thread of its own. I promise to post pics of my beautiful board ASAP
Foil SUP / Re: Divinycell PVC Foam Block
« Last post by TallDude on May 17, 2019, 09:01:02 AM »
You might consider glassing the entire tail area (foil mount area) to the rails and fore and aft 6 inches with maybe 2 or 3 layers of 9 oz CF. Then install one of these retrofit type of base plates that increases the strength at the mast base and distributes the load across a larger surface area on the base of the board.

In addition, you could run some fiberglass tubes top to bottom. Drill holes through the foil-mount near the corners and run through-bolts. The top deck where the bolts come through would need to be reinforced as well. Maybe a poly-carbonate plate (as was mentioned) under the stomp pad.

Or just run the bolts through your foot strap, kind of like a foil leash in case it starts to break away ;D     

Classifieds / Re: 7'9 Jimmy Lewis Hovercraft Foil Sup
« Last post by fatfish on May 17, 2019, 08:48:51 AM »
Great sup to learn to foil on.  A lot of stability to allow you to focus on getting on foil and flying.
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