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    That stick is almost certainly made in asia....

    That stick is almost certainly made in asia. Probably P.R.O.C but maybe Taiwan. They import the dion resin, FCS fin system and the Bennett blanks. Fiberglass cloth is good quality also. Shapes...
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    The ditch and dive on bigger surf on the end of...

    The ditch and dive on bigger surf on the end of the leash will crease the HPLB. Places the board perfectly in the wave to taco it. If you have to do this make sure the board is not perpendicular to...
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    That slice duck thing works better than any...

    That slice duck thing works better than any T-roll on bigger surf. I do right nose corner down first then kick tail left corner down to right it under me to get the nose pointed back up like a real...
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    A real Bonzer is fun on that very special clean...

    A real Bonzer is fun on that very special clean and easy to ride day but they want a very lateral line on a wave. Fast on a long section like C-street on a good day. Good luck getting tight...
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    Don't know if this will help but I find myself...

    Don't know if this will help but I find myself setting the rail on the pop up with my back foot whilst in the process of. I drag the back foot across the tail lightly to keep a little weight on the...
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    Rattle cans are almost always petrol distillate...

    Rattle cans are almost always petrol distillate solvent based paint- the solvent is meant to bite into older cured paint and plastic surfaces. You can shoot clear over them but better do it very...
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    Bring the 3/2 & the 4/3, boots & gloves in case...

    Bring the 3/2 & the 4/3, boots & gloves in case of wind chill, maybe even a hat. Water probably will be mid fitties but maybe warm as low 60s and as low as high 40s. So shallow there the air temp...
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    Swedish made desert/stoner metal akin to QofTSA,...

    Swedish made desert/stoner metal akin to QofTSA, Fu Manchu, Dozer, etc. Thunderous droning groove, matches paddle strokes and gives me chicken skin @ 3:50.

    https://youtu.be/tmUT-YSBueM
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    Mid length singles are fun when the waves have...

    Mid length singles are fun when the waves have quality and are easy to ride. Kind of suck in less than quality and don't make tiny waves more fun like a MS or fish does. Typically they have narrow...
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    Don't waste your money. Even if it is free don't...

    Don't waste your money. Even if it is free don't waste your time. Frustrating little boogers that are more effort than reward. Beater sponges are more fun for the buck than these ironing boards.
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    Carolinas Long Bay- 2.5 hr. continuous paddle,...

    Carolinas Long Bay- 2.5 hr. continuous paddle, challenging, chunky, 15+ side offshore, drifty. Super fun, high wave count, long rides w/ numerous sections to bounce off of. Always fun to witness your...
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    Fun, fun, fun side offshore drifty chest to head...

    Fun, fun, fun side offshore drifty chest to head lefts in southern NC up under Cape Fear last night. Uncrowded, walk back up the beach after numerous turns to hightidy wicked shore break racetracks....
  13. Thread: Hyfi

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    Always fun to watch how any different combination...

    Always fun to watch how any different combination of materials that builders come up with hold up to the mainstream surfer. Some are loved by a cult following that wear well but have an odd...
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    18643 Harry Nilsson Folks had a lot of LPs...

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    Harry Nilsson
    Folks had a lot of LPs but my vietnam vet cousin dropped this on me around 1973. Read the wiki on this LSD inspired piece that evolved into an animated film. The track "Me...
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    One thing not to over look is the time of day to...

    One thing not to over look is the time of day to do the work on EPS core boards. Because epoxy takes so long to cure and generates heat when stacked and cures so slowly beware the burned/melted foam...
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    It probably rides great and has its own...

    It probably rides great and has its own character. From my experience restored old boards can sometimes weigh a ton but I guess that depends on if it was re-gel coated/glossed after the skin was...
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    Why not just get a Joe Bark? He has more...

    Why not just get a Joe Bark? He has more experience than anyone I would bet in materials and shape. So you would be assured a quality product. No doubt he has one ready for shipment right now and is...
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    Trevo, where did it delam? I have had more than a...

    Trevo, where did it delam? I have had more than a few fellows that had a style of surfing that there was no way a board would not delam regardless of construction type or glassing. Either...
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    Evening sesh, 2.5 ft. @ 6 S, full tide, side off...

    Evening sesh, 2.5 ft. @ 6 S, full tide, side off wind. Some chump was on one of those little stand up board things w/ a weedeater motor on it being a **** and blue smoking the lineup. My youngest @...
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    Spreadsheets on boards? Percentiles on SI forum...

    Spreadsheets on boards? Percentiles on SI forum posters? It appears you might be the textbook definition of "analysis paralysis". Funny thing I have found is that the best surfers to watch can shred...
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    Tried one and it was exactly what I expected. The...

    Tried one and it was exactly what I expected. The extreme width for the (stock) lengths and the exaggerated hip make it not fit at all in small pockets with a confused "not sure where to go" feeling....
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    Question: Is a CNC milled blank classified as a...

    Question: Is a CNC milled blank classified as a handshape now? If I am not mistaken Todd Proctor owns a milling machine and loves it but I was wondering if he actually did bust out the saw and planer...
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    Can never go wrong with an 8' beater. Glassed on...

    Can never go wrong with an 8' beater. Glassed on fins? Hard to tell from the high quality sideways image. Glass on fins date it probably prior to '94 or so. Probably built from an 84R clark blank in...
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    I assume you are referring to the summer tourist...

    I assume you are referring to the summer tourist crush? I live in a southern resort town, I just suck it up and make the paycheck that they offer. It is the suffering we endure through the summer...
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    ^^^Yes, the wave ski/surf ski thing seems a...

    ^^^Yes, the wave ski/surf ski thing seems a better option than the surf yak for riding waves. The wave skis I have pieced back together in the past seem to be more surfboard oriented than the kayak...
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