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  1. 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...
  2. Thread: album

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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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    Always thought it was interesting that (many)...

    Always thought it was interesting that (many) Mazdas are built in Hiroshima. 8/6/45, I burn your house to the ground but we can be friends after that. Guess that's what it takes sometimes to get a...
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    Interesting. So on the first wave he gets dusted...

    Interesting. So on the first wave he gets dusted on he is actually at a corner and bails the board at :15. Water in the shot and no yellow board. So that means he bailed on a great duck dive...
  16. Yah. Must adjust attitude. Keep the eye of the...

    Yah. Must adjust attitude. Keep the eye of the tiger. Pack that pit and pull out the back until your back gets pulled out for you.
  17. That's a thing you have to work out yourself. I...

    That's a thing you have to work out yourself. I know guys that are your size that ride big guy shorts under 6'6" and shred pretty hard. They know how to set the rail on a steep face and catch the...
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    So why not carry a weapon if you are going to be...

    So why not carry a weapon if you are going to be out at Chacocente all by your lonesome? Is that a possibility? At least a stun gun, taser, pepper spray or equivalent. From what I have heard and seen...
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    But from what I understand they shape the blanks...

    But from what I understand they shape the blanks flat w/o rocker then vac them to a template for the rocker hence the "coil" name. Is this correct or did I hear incorrect info? Maybe that is why they...
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    This looks like the definition of happiness.

    This looks like the definition of happiness.
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    I find the MS shapes work fine in anything except...

    I find the MS shapes work fine in anything except maybe really quality overhead surf then they can be made to work if that is what you want to ride. S-turning (carving) soft faces (which can be...
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    Got a logistics question for the bike/board...

    Got a logistics question for the bike/board thing. So you ride the w/ the board to the beach and get there in one piece, what do you do with your gear? I guarantee your luck will run out at some...
  23. Just get it. It will be a heap of fun and you are...

    Just get it. It will be a heap of fun and you are not going to "maneuver" it anyhow. You will be happy to get in halfway trim on some mushburgers and maybe you will like it so much you will try a...
  24. Florida got the biggest/best of that swell....

    Florida got the biggest/best of that swell. Surfed Masonboro Island w/ my smelly Basque roomate @ the time. It was at the peak of the swell and like it does at Mase the swell was diluted just enough...
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    I have found that if I plan my quiver/wetsuits...

    I have found that if I plan my quiver/wetsuits and keep them prepared, watch SI and beach cams just faintly recalling that I want/need to ride ocean waves then I can maintain a degree of sanity and...
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