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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2019, 03:41:42 PM »
You can adjust to anything, having a crappy paddle that's the wrong length, a waterlogged board with shit rails, leashes that break, and even handles that take special effort to grab and sometimes don't work. And then you get the right stuff, the light goes on, and you're a little bit happier with your gear.
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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2019, 05:11:59 PM »
All those things make you stronger...no?

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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #62 on: February 06, 2019, 10:12:40 PM »
Yup the place that breaks is stronger. So Hemingway said, but then he blew his brains out with a shotgun, so I'm not listening to him all that much.
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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2019, 04:30:37 AM »
I'm a perfectionist. If something isn't perfect on whatever device I'm using, it will slightly detract from the enjoyment of the activity. When I see something that could be designed better, I notice it. My mind is always trying to improve things.

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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2019, 04:49:24 AM »
nbd lb--and it's not like i didnt hit the ball back--glad we are cool

in fact there are clean 3 footers at LB NY this am--and it's a balmy 54f (water still 38f)--ima let the tide come down a bit and git some

my testiness may be based on my non-retirement---just now in contract with a new capital partner for my business--i'd be totally excited were i 35 or 40---at 60, not so thrilled--hope is i can gte this operating, then bow out to my partner in a couple years

hear you re perfectionism--tho with my favorite boards, i surrender to the fact that i will turn them to beaters quickly--my creek is dry, but it's got several repaired dings, and, early on i trashed a fin box--so it's one ugly old dog--but hunts so good!

that said, ive had my new 2019 starby pro 8'10" out once--jury's out vs the creek--initial is the shovelly nose on the starby "plows" a bit, so the board def needs an extra stroke or two paddling in--standing? at 29, a little wiggly tippy--wave? seems fast, and holds steep face really well--first turns feel like i am swinging a bit more board, but we shall see--no revelation of superiority at all, but it's early--seems likely ill be split btwn two goto boards--now, if cost is mixed in, the creek easily wins!
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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2019, 05:50:04 AM »
I get it Badger....that handle would probably drive me nuts if it was in one of my boards. Pretty sure I'd change it after getting frustrated. I am kind of surprised that they continue using them as their standard handle...must have bought a boatload of them. Bert is certainly a design genius. I'd think he would want a better designed handle. I mean, it even looks clunky.
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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #66 on: February 07, 2019, 09:37:07 AM »
Winter's cool...five pages of discussion on a handle that some find OK while others object to it. I guess a heated discussion is one way to stay warm. ;D

I've got one on my 14' Lahui Kai, and have experienced the fun of trying to beach the thing in a good shore break. Having fumbled with it a bit at times earlier, I just did the "stoney" and adjusted to it...making sure I had the handle up, and ready to go before attempting the quick exit of the board, make the grab, and dash for the beach.

Best handle in the world? No. Better than no handle at all? Yes (on that board anyway, I don't have handles in my foil SUPs, and like that as well). Is it so bad that I can't live with it, and adapt to it, need to change it out, or not buy a board because of it? Seriously? C'mon now.

It's kinda like a lot of things in life, not perfect, but gets the job done. Kind of like a lot of people I know, and I ain't bailing on them or not making their acquaintance just cuz there might be (or is) a better one of them out there. :)
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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #67 on: February 07, 2019, 03:09:42 PM »
out front of the mist there can be big shorebreak for example (along with a big sweep and pilings, too)---but there's plenty of time to pop the handle so that it's fine for the grab

and with shorebreak, i tend to hesitate anyway, just outside the "peak", and check timing--im on the handle long before i make the move to step out, long before "disaster" or "dangerous situations"

i wait for a smaller "peak" and let the wave place me on the beach, handle long since grabbed, whereupon i run scared, if it's sketchy---liftsup? never a problem. ledge handle? never a problem.

do i think the ledge on my new starby is better? usually

otoh if i am climbing down steep rocks like, say, by the lighthouse due east of the mist, i like to be able to tuck my paddle securely into the liftsup handle, which leaves a free hand to put on the rocks for balance---three points on--one hand to hold board and paddle, other free to help with the climb--i know a guy who paddles a good half mile to avoid that climb---

so who knows? but, for me most any handles are fine, and minimally important to the boards i surf

see i am letting go of this!

hahaha   and i surfed today!

and i ceased with tail handles-how's that for contrarianism?---found i rarely used em--usually go through or over, or ditch--find that i give up less ground ditching and going deep as possible--obvi i take care to ditch away from people.





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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #68 on: February 08, 2019, 03:16:00 PM »
I can't handle this anymore  ;D

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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #69 on: February 09, 2019, 05:16:23 AM »
Guess the level of critically viewing life’s details varies from zoomed in to wide.
I tend towards the latter and it seems to be an easier path.

I love this handle and would want it on all my boards. Has it let me down in a shore break scramble with a grain of sand jamming it closed, sure. But after finally clearing the maelstrom and comfortably carrying my board over the dunes that moment fades quickly as I glow with the stoke from the session.

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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #70 on: February 21, 2019, 05:04:12 AM »
I can't handle this anymore  ;D
I’ve heard that Trump is going to declare the LiftSUP handle a national emergency.

It’s probably the only way to stop Sunova from using it.

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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #71 on: February 21, 2019, 06:47:20 AM »
minimally important to the boards i surf

see i am letting go of this!


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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #72 on: February 21, 2019, 08:16:02 AM »
I can't handle this anymore  ;D
I’ve heard that Trump is going to declare the LiftSUP handle a national emergency.

This could be true. Seems he can't get a "handle" on how to build the wall  ;D
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Re: Any one find a creative solution to the LIFTSUP
« Reply #73 on: February 21, 2019, 12:08:04 PM »
handle & wall = you just can't make everyone happy  ::)