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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #105 on: April 23, 2019, 01:04:08 PM »
This is madness  >:( Third time is a charm
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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #106 on: April 23, 2019, 03:04:19 PM »
Hi Spirit. That’s a real shame. So sorry to hear this. You would think after you sent the first one back they would get it right. Hopefully the next one is good!
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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #107 on: April 23, 2019, 03:18:05 PM »
Hi Spirit. That’s a real shame. So sorry to hear this. You would think after you sent the first one back they would get it right. Hopefully the next one is good!

The problem now is they might run out of that board.  That’s okay ....I’ll get a Hanalei instead.  But will it make it?  Should we place bets?

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #108 on: May 13, 2019, 12:42:03 PM »
I got it!  After a few tense moments at the freight terminal at the Charlotte airport, the board was tied on and driven home.  It’s really beautiful!   So, on the third try, I actually got a board that I like more than the all-white ones that were damaged by fedex.
I got 38.9 mpg to Charlotte, 28.1 back.  Ouch!  Lots of wind and a mountain to go over, but that was true in both directions.  That’s a brutal mpg hit.
Once I get the rail tape on (I’m kind of dreading that), I’ll take it out.
Yay!

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #109 on: May 13, 2019, 12:43:23 PM »
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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #110 on: May 13, 2019, 12:57:21 PM »
Congratulations on your new board- it looks great! Well worth the wait! Enjoy!!!!

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #111 on: May 13, 2019, 01:06:27 PM »
Wow! I think the couriers actually did you a favour in the long run - that board is lovely. You are going to really love it.

Use LOTS of water when you rail tape, and make sure you do it in warm (but not hot) conditions. I find it easier to start by affixing the middle of the tape to where I want it (usually centred to the middle of the handle, or a bit ahead, depending on the board and length of tape) and then working outwards (one end at a time), rather than starting at one end and doing it all the way to the other. But everyone has their preferred method.

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #112 on: May 13, 2019, 01:44:05 PM »
Thanks, guys!  A10, no problem with it being warm here!  🌞. I’ll do it outside on the shady side of the car, so it won’t be too hot.  The good thing is that the tape is removable!

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #113 on: May 13, 2019, 01:57:09 PM »
So what started almost almost 4 months ago, has ended happily after all. You have the perfect board for you in your hands. Just in time for summer:)

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #114 on: May 13, 2019, 02:15:17 PM »
Checking in saw "Thin Rails not for Surfing" and was hoping that your luck had changed!

Looks great in pics have fun on it!
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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #115 on: May 13, 2019, 02:27:14 PM »
You guys are the best!  Wow, was it really four months ago?  The timing is perfect, indeed.  I hope to share my own amateurish on-the-water report soon.

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #116 on: May 13, 2019, 07:15:51 PM »
Beautiful board! I'm jealous. Have fun and let us know how you like it. 8)
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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #117 on: May 13, 2019, 10:41:16 PM »
Hi Spirit. I just got home from vacation today and saw that you got your new board. Major congratulations.

Sometimes good things are worth waiting for!
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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #118 on: May 14, 2019, 06:28:59 AM »
It’s great!  I got started on this journey a long time go with a Red Paddle Co 10’ surfer.  Then Rick, Pono, and stoneaxe gave me a boost with their amazing generosity.  And then all of you with your advice and knowledge——thanks to you!
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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #119 on: May 14, 2019, 06:48:58 AM »
Your new board is a "looker"! Looking forward to your first review of it.
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