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808sup

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Really Hobie?
« on: April 08, 2016, 10:55:37 PM »
Not sure what they are thinking here.  Looks like a great way to lose some money to me. Handlebars  :o


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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 11:42:15 PM »
You've been beaten to it...post further down. But. Agree with you!

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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 11:56:37 PM »
Sorry, can't delete it.  :(

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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 09:09:53 AM »
I wish we could delete that board..... ;)
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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2016, 09:22:51 AM »
You guys are nutz. They'll sell a zillion of them. I don't know why they made it so heavy, or why the handlebars look so dorky, but those things are going to be as common as bellybuttons. And if you're not one hell of a paddler, they'll dust you. There used to be a video of a plastic Hobie sit on top kayak with a mirage drive pedalled by Mr. Ordinary doing a tug of war with an olympic level kayak paddler. The mirage easily towed him backwards across the pool. Hemi vs. Yugo.

Take that basic setup and ditch the handlebars in favor of elliptical machine-style handles and I think it would fly.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2016, 09:27:57 AM »
I know it will fly. I loved that mirage drive since I 1st saw it on your adventure isle. The dork factor throws me though....I already look dorky enough.
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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2016, 09:42:07 AM »
Unquestionably dorky. It will go well with the outfits I've been wearing lately. I'm held together by compression.
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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2016, 09:56:05 AM »
Unquestionably dorky. It will go well with the outfits I've been wearing lately. I'm held together by compression.

Bill, you are clearly not in a witness protection program.  ;D

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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2016, 10:16:19 AM »
Just chop it a little. Add some crucifix handle bars, a black leather jacket, and leather saddlebags. The new weekend badass water biker.
It's not overhead to me!
8'8" L-41 ST and a whole pile of boards I rarely use.

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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2016, 10:26:44 AM »
Ape hangers!

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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2016, 11:13:57 AM »
Unquestionably dorky. It will go well with the outfits I've been wearing lately. I'm held together by compression.

Bill, you are clearly not in a witness protection program.  ;D
I saw the photos. A witness protection program is probably overkill, but they should at least warn the witnesses before they look.

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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2016, 11:55:03 AM »
SUP has a coolness factor.  "I just bought a Costco SUP and paddled on a lake.  I'm cool."
The Hobie is more: 'Hi neighbor.  I'm mowing my lawn in black dress socks!'.
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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2016, 11:59:43 AM »
Wow, that's a low bar.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2016, 12:08:20 PM »
I saw the pictures....I've started telling people I was adopted......;D
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Re: Really Hobie?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2016, 01:26:20 PM »
All kidding aside, he is color blind right?

 


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