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  1. Thread: Hammie pull

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    Hey dude-- I had a pretty bad hamstring tear a...

    Hey dude--

    I had a pretty bad hamstring tear a couple of years ago. Got it doing yoga, actually.

    If you are repeatedly tweaking the same injury, seems to me that you are not allowing yourself...
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    Find hot chick, apply Model T ...

    Find hot chick, apply Model T

    https://vimeo.com/74271626
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    In fairness, my guess reading between the lines...

    In fairness, my guess reading between the lines is that the OP showed up with 5 of his buds at a very localized spot, so the reaction is not totally surprising. At the same time, the response seems...
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    According to the OP, it wasn't just yelling. The...

    According to the OP, it wasn't just yelling. The guy paddled over to him and assaulted him in the water. Obviously who knows whether this really happened, but if it did, I would definitely like to...
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    If this actually happened as you described it,...

    If this actually happened as you described it, you should do everybody a favor and call the cops on these guys. It's totally pathetic that grown men participating in a hobby (yes, that's what it is)...
  6. Thread: Winter

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    I'm pretty sick of this winter. I am not pumped...

    I'm pretty sick of this winter. I am not pumped to go surfing right now, to be honest. I have to force myself to do it. I am just sick of being cold.
  7. Thread: Workout Regimen

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    I aim for 3-4 full body workouts per week--...

    I aim for 3-4 full body workouts per week-- basically every other day. I do not workout heavy within 2 days of surfing if forecast is good-- my priority is to be fresh for surfing when I have the...
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    At the end of the day, it's all about value. If...

    At the end of the day, it's all about value. If you can't compete on price (which most local stores cant) you need to deliver better somewhere else. If your prices suck and your customer service...
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    I generally buy into the philosophy of support...

    I generally buy into the philosophy of support the local shop. I like being able to buy wax and other odds and ends there when I need it.

    But I will only go so far. One shop where I have shopped...
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    NY & LA have to be top if you are talking about...

    NY & LA have to be top if you are talking about outlier level hotness and ignoring the vast swaths of normal humans. If you are asking which city has highest average hotness, that is different. For...
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    5'9 19 3/4 2 5/8. Stock dims on a CI MSF.

    5'9 19 3/4 2 5/8. Stock dims on a CI MSF.
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    I generally prefer long boarding. I really like...

    I generally prefer long boarding. I really like smooth fluid style. I can appreciate the athleticism of a lot of shortboarding but it just doesn't appeal to me aesthetically. There are exceptions...
  13. Thread: Stupid Hipsters

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    Making fun of handicapped people is not cool.

    Making fun of handicapped people is not cool.
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    I'm impressed by a lot of the numbers posted...

    I'm impressed by a lot of the numbers posted here. I am in my late 30s. I have found over the years that you can easily go too far with weightlifting if you have a competitive mindset. The...
  15. Thread: Trouble

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    I don't really see it as mind games. Like I...

    I don't really see it as mind games. Like I said, to me it is just the matrix-- there is the superficial reality, then there is the real reality beneath it.

    A fable: Wife wants to buy clothes...
  16. Thread: Trouble

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    The number of years married is significant,...

    The number of years married is significant, regardless of the number of years your were together prior. You both had a relatively painless exit option prior to marriage. That exit option helps to...
  17. Thread: Trouble

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    Yes, next year (if you make it to next year) and...

    Yes, next year (if you make it to next year) and every year after on your anniversary, you will hear "You aren't planning on going surfing today, are you Sweetie?" said in a half joking, half serious...
  18. Thread: Trouble

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    A lot of marriages start to implode in year 4. ...

    A lot of marriages start to implode in year 4. On an evolutionary level, 4 yrs is about the length of time for a child to become relatively self sufficient (compared to a newborn that requires...
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    I'd much rather spend my money with an American...

    I'd much rather spend my money with an American craftsman than some overseas sweatshop. That said, I too am turned off by the condescending vibe that some shapers seem to have. If you are only...
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    There's a lot of things I love about surfing, but...

    There's a lot of things I love about surfing, but one thing that is really unique for me is feeling the power of a wave when you stick right in the pocket. I used to be pretty into skiing and a lot...
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    There is a difference between promoting the idea...

    There is a difference between promoting the idea that everyone is "the best" vs. everyone is special. I think the former is what is really the problem.

    I have two special needs kids. I think...
  22. Thread: North vs. South

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    Uh, the northeast college thing is way, way off. ...

    Uh, the northeast college thing is way, way off. Compare any college in the south (other than Duke) to any college in the northeast and it is night and day.
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    True Ames Parish Single Fin was made for that...

    True Ames Parish Single Fin was made for that lightning bolt. Single fins rule

    http://trueames.com/shop/parrish-single-fin
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    Every account I've read of big wave surfers...

    Every account I've read of big wave surfers indicates to me that they are still really scared when they get into those conditions, i.e., it's not likely you can ever get accustomed to putting...
  25. Thread: TS Dorian

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    Maybe I overstated that. Again, heavy personal...

    Maybe I overstated that. Again, heavy personal preference here. Out of curiousity, what is the board?
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