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General Discussion / Re: Why I still love SUP
« Last post by FRP on September 18, 2019, 02:37:08 AM »
OMG Samo!

That is one of the best SUP clips I have watched. How could you not love SUP after watching it.

Thanks for Posting

Bob
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General Discussion / Re: Value of older SUPs
« Last post by exiled on September 18, 2019, 01:09:26 AM »
When it comes to surf sups, I have had really great luck working out trades rather than sales on craigslist. Just including something like 'selling to move to a smaller size' has gotten me some great trade offers. I just picked up a board just a touch larger than what I was hoping to custom order. Saved me at least $1,000 easy.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Last post by PonoBill on September 17, 2019, 10:45:49 PM »
Underhand feels more comfortable but somehow doesn't give as much power or control as overhand.
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Random / Re: How big is Amazon? How big will it become?
« Last post by PonoBill on September 17, 2019, 10:38:44 PM »
Back when the dot com bubble was roaring the private equity firm (TA Associates) that invested in us dragged me to an investor conference in San Francisco to watch companies pitch big investors en masse. TA was tired of me talking about profit (we had a lot) and wanted me to get religion: Profit bad, growth good. I sat through a bunch of presentations where any pitch team that mentioned profit was immediately discounted. If you are making a profit you aren't optimizing your opportunity for growth. OK, I got it. Then the bubble burst and all those fast-growth folks were back living with their folks. I felt vindicated, and then I thought it through. Profit is bad if there is an opportunity for growth and the business model is valid.

Is Amazon a Ponzi scheme? In your dreams, Eastbound. If they don't get regulated into a coma they are on track to own the means of consumption if not the means of production. They will soon be measuring results in percent of GDP (if they don't already). Only a fool would open a store in a town anywhere to sell stuff, unless the stuff or the value they add to the stuff is unique to their store.

Instead of Facebook doing Blockchain currency for no particularly good reason (what do they have to sell??), imagine Amazon doing so. Suddenly a significant percent of the world's transactions take place without sovereign currency and the ability of governments to gauge the value of transactions. What do you tax? Information flow? Take the model and carry it forward. Transactions don't need money. they need an exchange of value. Who could do that other than Amazon? No one.

Does it matter that Amazon and Tesla, and any other company with an opportunity for huge growth with a valid business model doesn't make a profit? Yes, it does. If they make a profit they didn't grow as fast as they could have, didn't build as much advanced infrastructure as they could have, didn't erect as effective a moat as they could have. Does it matter that Uber won't make a profit? Yes, it does--their business model has clearly limited potential, so the only way they can remain a company is to either pivot into something that offers more potential or be immediately profitable.

Profit is for wimps.

I'm not a fan of Amazon BTW, I think they are ultimately destructive. But they are what they are. A huge and growing element of life in the disrupted age.
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General Discussion / Re: Why I still love SUP
« Last post by TallDude on September 17, 2019, 10:21:06 PM »
Nice SaMo... I just paddled some distance in the ocean by myself the other day on my 14'. Even though there was a little south wind bump, it felt good to be out there and clear my head. That's what originally hooked me on SUP. On my way in I caught a few waves at DoHo as well. Thanks for sharing.

And playing with dolphins is just icing on the cake.
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Random / Re: NOAA Admin + Trump
« Last post by PonoBill on September 17, 2019, 10:00:57 PM »
I'm listening to 21 lessons for the 21st century again--I think this is the third time. Or maybe I read it once and this is the second time listening to it. Anyway, it's an important book. the author, Noah Harai, also wrote Sapiens and Homo Deus, equally important books for anyone who would like some insight on where we came from, where we're going, and what the fuck we're doing now.

It's interesting how it makes the rise of Trumpism and the tangle of Brexit feel not only inevitable but understandable. Unfortunately, with my FIFO brain, the insights will be gone a week after I finish, but I can always start over and it will all be fresh and new. Here's the book report: People feel and are increasingly irrelevant, and so they do stupid and destructive things.

For the details, you'll have to read or listen for yourselves. It's worthwhile.

And yes. it's completely relevant to this thread.
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Foil SUP / Re: Go Foil Advise
« Last post by paddlur on September 17, 2019, 09:59:06 PM »
I received my GL 210 today, after dark, & it was windy & wavey this evening!  Had to go on the Maliko 200 but still had fun. Anyway, the tail is back ordered till next month. Has anyone tried the GL's with the old tails?? I'm wondering what to expect or if I should even try it at all.
I just recieved my GL210 couple weeks ago as the GL rears were sold out, but finally tracked one down,and in mean time have been using it with the maliko tail and really like it in small waves,I just recieved my rear 1.5 18W tail but have not tried it yet waiting for a bit more swell to test it but with my weight 225lb the GL210 with the Maliko tail works great for me and itís a stock Maliko not cut down, looking forward to trying the new 18W tail, but was pleasantly surprised how well it worked for me.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wind wing sand cart
« Last post by PonoBill on September 17, 2019, 09:45:40 PM »
Yup, that's the one. Either the Racing or Slalom, I can't tell which. Lots of people got hurt on that thing, including me.

http://www.speedsailshop.com/epages/237191.sf/fr_FR/?ObjectPath=/Shops/237191/Categories/%22Speedsail%20complets%22
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Sessions / Re: Mid September Lows
« Last post by OkiWild on September 17, 2019, 09:25:05 PM »
Did you lose your bucket hat at one point?

Nah, I hate the hat, but the UV's in the sub-tropics, even when it's cloudy, and I've lost all my hair up top... If it gets dark enough, I put it away LOL.
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General Discussion / Re: 3 nice sessions on 12 ft Sunova Point Break
« Last post by OkiWild on September 17, 2019, 09:17:45 PM »
Another great video, Rick.
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