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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2010, 04:23:44 AM »
I'm on a 3 board rotation.  14' Ron House Surf/Race board, 11' Ron House Rhino Chaser Quad, 8'6" Ron House Quad.  Some days I take turns riding each of them.
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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2010, 05:33:06 AM »
Niiiiice photos Tom.

Which board are you on at the first pic?

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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2010, 06:51:50 AM »
The 1st pic is my 14'.  I love that board.
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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2010, 07:00:47 AM »
nice pics Tom-recognize D-Patch-where are the bigger waves located?
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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2010, 10:04:05 AM »
I agree with the short board thing.  They are fun when conditions are just right, but there is nothing like catching rolling swells before they break on my bigger boards.  As far as dedicated flat water boards, yea, I know everyone is going displacement, and yes they are faster, but I still like the look and feel of the old school somewhat surf looking board.  My Naish Glide 12ft seems to be a compromise, good for flat water but still looks somewhat like a surfboard and feels like it too.

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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2010, 11:19:04 AM »
The big waves are in San Diego.  There are lots of hidden reefs that don't have defined channels that nobody wants to deal with when it is huge.  I'd much rather deal with 20' of whitewater than 100 crazed surfers.
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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2010, 02:50:21 PM »
Nice photos.  Thanks Tom.

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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2010, 03:51:22 PM »
Tom,

Gotta say that the power gouge on the DW hybrid board is so classic... that is what standup is all about... having a freaking blast, no matter the conditions!

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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2010, 04:30:23 PM »
Couldn't agree more with VB. Its all about the glide and gettin in early.


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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2010, 05:49:00 PM »
Corran,

Classic Monty Python scene... going to Dr. tomorrow to get weekend surf clearance...

Whatever board you make me... you KNOW how I feel about the need for razor sharp rails in the rear quarter... like my magical Cutback...

Come home and make my board!

Out for now.

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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2010, 07:38:22 PM »
Corran, SL pics please!!! I wanna new board I feel like my 8'6 is too big now!

I'm thinking something in the 7'11-8'4 range and want it for the winter, strand if you dont like corrans creation ill take it off your hands for some cashola

Tom nice pics! I took out my 12'6 starboard pin on some micro swells a few weeks back and had a total blast, was the only one out cus it wasnt rideable for anyone else, it felt like good practice as it wasn't exactly easy to turn that boat around
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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2010, 05:20:16 AM »
I call micro waves (<'1 - 2') "The unridden realm". 
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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2010, 08:56:18 AM »
Length is only about options and expectations:

feeling groovey? Glide with style
needing a schwack?!?!? Short baby
testing some limits?: comfort (volume) and performance
practicing your best Lemming imitation?: durability...

I agree with the multiple quiver and the other So Cal quiver fiends: PaddleSurf, SL, SoCal Supp, Tom English.  Reach into the toolbox and grab the right tool for the job.  Obviously it takes some insanity and cash to build a quiver. .

At 5'11 230lbs, I surf everything from a Hobie CP Stinger 10'2 for the glide down to a Hobie CP Stinger II (custom) 9'2 for the progression.  Depends on wave conditions, type, location etc.  If I head south to Dogpatch with SoCal, or just down the way with "The Bird" (SL), or north to HB with Rocky, or maybe even way south to catch Paddlesurf on his super Baja excursions (one of these days...), I'll pick the board and hopefully that choice will match my expectations...

No waves crap conditions  = distance paddle on 14'

SL. CLearance for this weekend?!!? Nothing like right into it your first day back..

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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2010, 09:16:41 AM »
If you have not had a chance to watch Tom surfing the 14 footer you're missing out. That board should not move the way it does...really cool!

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Re: The Short SUP Craze!
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2010, 09:58:48 AM »
Length is only about options and expectations:

feeling groovey? Glide with style
needing a schwack?!?!? Short baby
testing some limits?: comfort (volume) and performance
practicing your best Lemming imitation?: durability...

I agree with the multiple quiver and the other So Cal quiver fiends: PaddleSurf, SL, SoCal Supp, Tom English.  Reach into the toolbox and grab the right tool for the job.  Obviously it takes some insanity and cash to build a quiver. .

At 5'11 230lbs, I surf everything from a Hobie CP Stinger 10'2 for the glide down to a Hobie CP Stinger II (custom) 9'2 for the progression.  Depends on wave conditions, type, location etc.  If I head south to Dogpatch with SoCal, or just down the way with "The Bird" (SL), or north to HB with Rocky, or maybe even way south to catch Paddlesurf on his super Baja excursions (one of these days...), I'll pick the board and hopefully that choice will match my expectations...

No waves crap conditions  = distance paddle on 14'

SL. CLearance for this weekend?!!? Nothing like right into it your first day back..

its true WB-those of us with SUPitis-we are all one fry short of a happy meal-i need more fries!!!
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