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    In order to knee paddle efficiently, you have to...

    In order to knee paddle efficiently, you have to be pretty much on top of the water. I have a heavy, classic singlefin log that I can barely knee paddle.... 9'3x23x2.75 and I'm 6'1, 190... add 20 lbs...
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    Right on... Just goes to show that it's not about...

    Right on... Just goes to show that it's not about what you have, but what you do with it. Plenty of Charmed Life kids do nothing to contribute. He was given a golden opportunity... and a golden...
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    ... and he nearly failed out of high school, and...

    ... and he nearly failed out of high school, and lasted one semester in college. Now that's an indictment of our Educational System!
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    I have a copy of that book, and built my first...

    I have a copy of that book, and built my first board from it alone back in '79/'80, using a Sears Craftsman planer. Used to get all my materials from Heritage Surf Shop when Dan Sr. ran it.

    We owe...
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    Stop saying "retarded"... it's not PC. Which...

    Stop saying "retarded"... it's not PC.

    Which makes it even funnier.
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    If you mean it has a mini swallow, that says to...

    If you mean it has a mini swallow, that says to me it has more curve in the tail... pulling in the width from that 19 inch wide point to about 4 or 6 inches tip to tip on the swallows? That's quite a...
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    Yes... If you're talking about fins, foiled...

    Yes...

    If you're talking about fins, foiled means curved. So single foiled means curved on one side (outside), uncurved, or flat, on the other (inside). Double foiled means curved on both sides,...
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    Zach... the feedback you've been given is...

    Zach... the feedback you've been given is accurate. The reason why your fish feels like that is mainly because of the outline (straight) and rocker (flat). Take that fin setup and put it on a...
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    Here's my understanding of how things developed,...

    Here's my understanding of how things developed, in 100 words or less... The original twins, as you probably know, had twin keels that were symmetrically foiled, with zero toe and cant... double...
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    A twinzer's leading fin operates as a canard...

    A twinzer's leading fin operates as a canard (google it... there's lots of info out there), redirecting flow and modifying pressure around the main fin. It helps prevent spinout by keeping water...
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    When I ride a retro style single, something in...

    When I ride a retro style single, something in the 7'0 range, I feel like I'm riding a lowrider Caddie. They're a total trip... but you have to change your whole mindset and approach.
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    Yea... it was a south swell, with a hard NNW/NW...

    Yea... it was a south swell, with a hard NNW/NW wind, which means mostly rights, with the wind and current going against you on the takeoff, plus the dreaded "north wind bump" on the faces. Normally...
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    Got some nice sized waves yesterday... but didn't...

    Got some nice sized waves yesterday... but didn't have a great session. Side-offshore wind put a funky bump on it, the bottom was dropping out and it was super hard to drop in... had to take off late...
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    One of those first generation quads back in the...

    One of those first generation quads back in the 80s. The thing could only go straight.
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    Takes after his old man... but better.

    Takes after his old man... but better.
  16. Thread: Flex

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    Deck patch.

    Deck patch.
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    Those lefts are why I don't care if I go...

    Those lefts are why I don't care if I go frontside or backside today... almost 40 years later... anywhere on the planet. It is a unique place, and it can be magic. I have many memories of perfect...
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    Born and raised there, brother. I got out as soon...

    Born and raised there, brother. I got out as soon as I could.
  19. Thread: How big was it?

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    Tore a knee ligament on a chest high day. Put me...

    Tore a knee ligament on a chest high day. Put me in a brace for about 3 months.
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    Imagine a full rail turn... depending upon where...

    Imagine a full rail turn... depending upon where your feet are and how your weight is distributed, the foiled ends of the board will cause it to flex like a bow, with the ends flexing most. With one...
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    This is a super complex and difficult topic to...

    This is a super complex and difficult topic to discuss… and one that everyone is not necessarily in agreement on. Like bottom contours, most of the “evidence” is anecdotal, and not empirical, so in...
  22. Thread: Ripped Wetsuit

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    Instead of a patch... I tear out tape from old...

    Instead of a patch... I tear out tape from old wetsuits and use that. Glue the slice back together, then tape it on the inside and outside.
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    When you're adding fins like you are, and you come across errors like that, the important thing to remember is that the new fins' placement should be accurate relative to the other fin on that same...
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    Agreed... Best waves I had were lefts yesterday...

    Agreed... Best waves I had were lefts yesterday morning. Just the way the sandbars were set up with the east swell angle. Most of the time it's closeouts at my local on an east swell, but the sand...
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    ...doesn't look nearly as good, I think.

    ...doesn't look nearly as good, I think.
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