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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  8. 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...
  11. 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?
  12. Thread: TS Dorian

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    On longboarding: 1. There are many different...

    On longboarding:

    1. There are many different types of longboards. Not all longboards are noseriders.
    2. Noseriding is more theatrical, but Knost is at the extreme end. His style is very...
  13. Thread: SUPs conundrum

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    One of the better SUPers I've seen does not wear...

    One of the better SUPers I've seen does not wear a leash. When I first saw him without it, I was concerned, but he quickly demonstrated that he was in complete control. I think the leash allows...
  14. Thread: Why so short?

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    It's all personal preference. How do you want...

    It's all personal preference. How do you want surf? If you want to surf in a high performance style, you really need to go shorter. But you can surf with style on a longer board too-- it's just...
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    Pig influenced shapes work well in beach break. ...

    Pig influenced shapes work well in beach break. Wide point back of center helps you turn. You can skip the D fin and go for a more raked fin which will improve turning even more. Sort of a Magic...
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    More thigh to waist in RI this morning-- glassy. ...

    More thigh to waist in RI this morning-- glassy. Bunch of people out. Not sure if it was caught on camera.
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    OK, I can see where you are coming from on the...

    OK, I can see where you are coming from on the bodyboard point. Saturday morning looks promising at this point.
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    My reaction was more based on the fact that I was...

    My reaction was more based on the fact that I was just thinking how this summer has been well above average and I can't even remember when the last truly flat (i.e., totally unrideable) day was. So...
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    I didn't say it was perfect. It was short...

    I didn't say it was perfect. It was short period, light onshore wind, mostly junk but every 5-10 minutes a decent set would roll through. It's not a wave machine and IMO it was pretty fun for July....
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    Oh, you saw videos. Lucky all of the spots in RI...

    Oh, you saw videos. Lucky all of the spots in RI are on camera.
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    If you have a longboard, I don't understand why...

    If you have a longboard, I don't understand why you are complaining. Maybe you should move to the north shore.
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    Not sure where you are, but there were...

    Not sure where you are, but there were waist-chest high sets at first light this morning in RI. Onshore winds, but not too bad. There has barely been a day this summer that wasn't at least...
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    there are many different kinds of longboards...

    there are many different kinds of longboards designed for different types of waves. even noseriders, which are arguably the most specialized kind of longboards, can be surfed well in a variety of...
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    longboarding is cool http://vimeo.com/63782369

    longboarding is cool

    http://vimeo.com/63782369
  25. Thread: Kayak

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    I saw a dude out on a kayak in RI sunday morning...

    I saw a dude out on a kayak in RI sunday morning and he was very capable. Much more in control than most of the surfers. ride whatever you want, just respect others.
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