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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones guy does SUP board...
« Last post by Wetstuff on July 18, 2019, 07:54:34 AM »
Badger...  "Basic cable is all I can afford so I don't know anything about HBO and all those other channels."  That's a different kettle of fish.  Sorry for the hair-shirt implication.

Exiled...  When I first heard of Atlantis, I sent them an email -seeing they were in 'Miami'- asking if they would be at SURF EXPO. (Sometimes there were good deals on floor samples).   Of course, their reply was; "WTF?!"

After that bonehead move, I laid quiet for a while.  ...'next thought: 'since they get them shipped to OZ from China already packaged ...how'bout just leaving it in the box and sending it over?   That was a bricked-over door.   I had to find a friend to get my 12' over. 

Self-import leaves you exposed when it comes to damage.  Luckily, the 12 came thru the Panama Canal and elsewhere perfectly.

Jim


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Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Delta - Baggage Fee Waived
« Last post by APPST_Paddle on July 18, 2019, 07:52:44 AM »
AP..  I always look at the legal stuff they can pull out: The Contract of Carriage.   Here's a link to the applicable section.

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/before-your-trip/special-items.html

Here's the paragraph.

"Surfboard Checked Bag Requirements and Fees
Standard baggage allowance and fees based on cabin and travel region apply
Surfboards weighing over 50 lbs. will be charged the applicable excess weight fee
If the outside linear dimensions (length + width + height) exceed 115 linear inches (292 cm), the item will not be accepted
Items in excess of baggage allowance will be subject to additional or overweight baggage fees
Surfboards are allowed up to two (2) boards per bag
Surfboard Terms & Conditions
Between Honolulu and Maui, there is a $20 USD/CAD fee
Delta Connection carrier surfboard acceptance and charges may vary. Surfboards over 72 inches in length are not allowed on Delta Connection carrier flights. Contact Reservations for more information"

My fear is the nice lady on the outbound leg lets me by and then I get one on the inbound leg that 'has had enough of 'tourists' for the day.

Like the difference between the cop that writes a warning and the next who writes the ticket, but in this case, you lose your car too.

Jim

Yeah, so I worried about the linear inch requirement to the point of e-mailing Delta, and had an official response that I printed and carried with me quite a bit. There response when asked was any board over 115 inches in length, not the L + W + H of the board, despite what is said below.

With all of that said, I've travelled with a SUP 6 times with Delta, no issue (other than the $150 fee each way).
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The Shape Shack / Re: drain hole cover?
« Last post by Quickbeam on July 18, 2019, 07:49:59 AM »
Sorry, forgot to mention, that yes, the dugout I was referring to is the ONE Edge Pro. And thanks for the remarks on the board. Iím really just starting to get the feel of it. I will say that at first I wasnít sure I made the right decision, but the more Iím on it, the more I like it.

One weird thing though. I also have a 12í 6Ē x 24Ē ONE Evo (not dugout). I was curious to know how much closer to the water I was standing with Edge Pro, and it turns out I am only 7/8Ē closer to the waterline. It looks like there should be a bigger difference than that, and I would have thought there would be a bigger difference, but apparently not.
7/8ths is still quite a lot in terms of stability gain. But dugouts have to have a strong bottom or people would be putting their feet through them, and there are limits to what can be achieved with the structural and cost constraints of current foam constructions.

Most of the speed advantages of dugouts (in certain conditions) occur because of the high rails rather than the paddler being closer to the waterline. Unfortunately, however, there are considerable practical and handling disadvantages of dugouts in everyday use. The first time you misjudge punching out through waves, you will discover disadvantage number one. Dugouts are for people who donít fall, and donít make mistakes. And who donít regularly stack their boards with others on roof racks, or carry their boards long distances, or surf their boards, or do beach start races.


Your explanation makes sense. It just surprised me that it was only 7/8Ē, as to the naked eye it looks like it should be more on a dugout.

I am curious about one thing. You said most of the speed advantage of a dugout comes from high rails (in certain conditions). Am curious to know what conditions you are referring to and what speed advantage the high rails provide?
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General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Last post by Quickbeam on July 18, 2019, 07:44:13 AM »
The one I see most often is using the paddle backwards. Sometimes I say something, sometimes not. It depends on the situation.
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General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Last post by Wetstuff on July 18, 2019, 07:29:31 AM »
Bean.. is right: Don't tell a rental newbie 'Look down - Fall down'.  They look back with that FU-look on their face.  Buyer-newbies are sponges by contrast.

Jim
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General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Last post by TallDude on July 18, 2019, 07:26:08 AM »
That is the new Grim Reaper 'Scythe' thruster fin setup.
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Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Delta - Baggage Fee Waived
« Last post by Wetstuff on July 18, 2019, 07:24:57 AM »
AP..  I always look at the legal stuff they can pull out: The Contract of Carriage.   Here's a link to the applicable section.

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/before-your-trip/special-items.html

Here's the paragraph.

"Surfboard Checked Bag Requirements and Fees
Standard baggage allowance and fees based on cabin and travel region apply
Surfboards weighing over 50 lbs. will be charged the applicable excess weight fee
If the outside linear dimensions (length + width + height) exceed 115 linear inches (292 cm), the item will not be accepted
Items in excess of baggage allowance will be subject to additional or overweight baggage fees
Surfboards are allowed up to two (2) boards per bag
Surfboard Terms & Conditions
Between Honolulu and Maui, there is a $20 USD/CAD fee
Delta Connection carrier surfboard acceptance and charges may vary. Surfboards over 72 inches in length are not allowed on Delta Connection carrier flights. Contact Reservations for more information"

My fear is the nice lady on the outbound leg lets me by and then I get one on the inbound leg that 'has had enough of 'tourists' for the day.

Like the difference between the cop that writes a warning and the next who writes the ticket, but in this case, you lose your car too.

Jim

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Wow, assuming those guys are about 6' tall, those Gong wings measure out at more than 6 meters, almost seven. I want a big wing, dammit. My 3M was a bad joke, the 4M is close, but the only time I get enough wind to get up easily is when the swell is nuts and the wind is gusty. I'm getting there, but I can tell absolutely that 5 and 6M are going to be my goto wings.

I'd much rather have a smaller foil and a bigger wing than the other way around. The M280 GoFoil wing is super draggy, so I need a really hard push to shove it to lift-off speed, and generally, I need to pump both wing and foil as hard as I can--which isn't all that effective since the 280 feels like I'm pumping in peanut butter. Then as soon as it comes up that big push is WAY too much and I need to get the wing to neutral while I'm still unstable. I'll get there, I'm making progress every day that there's wind, but the less than ideal gear sizes makes it much harder. I'd try another manufacturer's wing, but I'm really sold on the Duotone design. It feels more controllable to me, with more power for a given size than the others I've tried.

The Axis foil is a better compromise in many ways, there's much less drag and it comes up with less drama than the M280, but the 1080 Axis wing more like the M200 in its lift characteristics, so it takes a lot of speed to get my ass up and flying. At my size, it isn't a silver bullet. I only have a 90CM mast for it, which is great in the swell if I get reasonably high, but the river has a lot of weed in it this time of year, and hitting a patch of weed at speed is a remarkable experience.

My theoretical solution, which I dreamed up for downwind foiling, but would be fine for wing foiling, is to build my own foil wings to suit my size, aiming for the highest lift/drag ratio in a grande size. It's the reason I bought an Axis setup to begin with--the attachment method makes it feasible. But my current obsession with wing foiling means I'm spending very little time at the shop. It's a goofy situation.

The positive outcomes of having a wing that's too small for me is that I'm learning to sail the thing fairly well, and I am highly motivated to lose weight. Unfortunately losing weight is a long term solution and I want to fly NOW. I did a long set of downwind reaches two days ago that felt really good. With the relatively small angle I was jibing through I could easily try out ways of riding heel first or switchfoot. Now if I could just do that up on the foil.

Yesterday the wind was light everywhere, but it was extremely steady around noon, and most of the places I looked at had minimal swell. It would have been an awesome day for a big wing, but as it was, it was simply no go.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Naish Jet Foils
« Last post by eastbound on July 18, 2019, 07:21:31 AM »
are they available now?
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General Discussion / Re: I need some ideas on restoring my board.
« Last post by eastbound on July 18, 2019, 07:13:02 AM »
here's my current repair issue--minor hit to my straby flax pro, right by the seam btwn the rail and the edge of the bottom---not sure if it leaks---sucked it and seemed ok, but last thing id want is water in this billion dollar board---so i put a puka patch on for good measure and continued to use the board---got the board nice and cool and prepared to put in sun with soapy water on the hitspot--effin puka patch was stuck tight---peeled it slowly and carefully, got it off--problem: the GD pull to remove the puka patch separated to surface skin of the board from the interior foam, so, now there a soft spot where the puka patch had been---MURPHY RULES!!!-and it's new--there was no soft spot prior to the puka patch pulloff---sux--now i have a repair---if it's still watertight, ill use the bert barger softspot method (see youtube--love the guy's act) inject epoxy into the soft spot with a syringe put a phone book with a block on top--then little glass/epoxy patches on the entry/exit syringe holes---found great industrial blunt tipped syringes at amazon for like 3 bux--if it's leaked, ill have to cut out the soft spot and let the board dry a while, before doing a std repair

oh---and i know very well to avoid melting the foam on the interior, when injecting---low temp resin research epoxy, with mucho micro balloons, so thick it'll barely squeeze thru the syringe
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