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  1. Thread: bonzer question

    by Ray F.
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    A lot of different versions of Bonzer bottoms in...

    A lot of different versions of Bonzer bottoms in the 3 and five-fin designs, with the Campbell brothers' design being the original...and even that one's gone through changes. To read the Campbells'...
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    ^ +1 ^ This is the only reason why I don't...

    ^ +1

    ^ This is the only reason why I don't take it out in hurricane waves. I did, however, get it out in solid 8 ft faces and did extremely well with FK-1 keels and Turbo Tunnel side bite...
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    Lee, My 6'0" Austin Twinzer mini-Sim (in...

    Lee,

    My 6'0" Austin Twinzer mini-Sim (in avatar) is my go-to board for everything but hurricane surf. If you want to see it or send pics of specific parts, let me know.

    I've ridden...
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    Don't forget people claiming to "happily fillet...

    Don't forget people claiming to "happily fillet anybody who can cut a sharks fins off and throw it back in the water alive." I'm pretty sure someone who would (a) actually do it and (b) take joy in...
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    “The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a...

    “The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”
    ― Horace Walpole

    With the "facts" that the internet gives us, it's easy to show "evidence" for our emotional...
  6. Thread: egg v. funboard

    by Ray F.
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    I have to agree with NJSurfer: A funboard is...

    I have to agree with NJSurfer: A funboard is marketed as a do-it-all, rounded nose board with a variety of rails & tails and usually a thruster. The egg usually has a less-full nose, with the...
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    Maybe at the 5 to 6 ft. wave range. It'll be on...

    Maybe at the 5 to 6 ft. wave range. It'll be on the tight side, though. Surf it in anything smaller than 4 ft and the tail will sink at or after the bottom turn and it'll bog out. I guess you...
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    If you're stuck with keeping your board in the...

    If you're stuck with keeping your board in the car, your best bet is to bag it (to keep the wax contained) and crack open the windows. Remember, the silver bags reflect radiated heat (i.e. the sun)...
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    This about sums up this thread: ...

    This about sums up this thread:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtNHuqHWefU
  10. Thread: Longboard Fins

    by Ray F.
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    Turbo Tunnel is very sensitive to angle of attack...

    Turbo Tunnel is very sensitive to angle of attack in the water, so unless it's perfectly aligned with the flow of water, it's going to drag.

    The shaper most-likely designed the board with a fin...
  11. Thread: Old Guys Rule

    by Ray F.
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    x2...................besides being 43 and my main...

    x2...................besides being 43 and my main boards being 6'0" to 6'5" :D
  12. Thread: Vb today!!

    by Ray F.
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    I guess it depends on what break you hit. I...

    I guess it depends on what break you hit. I didn't get anything near head-high this morning, but it sure was clean and fun. Thursday wasn't that bumpy in North End. Friday was, though. I can't...
  13. Thread: Vb today!!

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    I was in north end.

    I was in north end.
  14. Thread: Vb today!!

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    Unless they're an Internet troll or troll bait. ...

    Unless they're an Internet troll or troll bait. This mornig was the cleanest out of the bunch. It started off at waist to stomach & shrunk a bit, but I'm so out of paddle-shape that I personally...
  15. Thread: Vb today!!

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    I paddled out at 6:00 this morning on the...

    I paddled out at 6:00 this morning on the mini-sim to try catch some more of that shoulder to head high love. I was falling out of the sky, half of the time. The other half of the time, I had some...
  16. Thread: Vb today!!

    by Ray F.
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    Everyone I came across in the water was stoked. ...

    Everyone I came across in the water was stoked. Very positive vibe today. Keep it going!
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    I stopped surfing for a few years to do what you...

    I stopped surfing for a few years to do what you are doing and put myself in the position I'm in today. My work requires a lot of travel, so when I'm home, I can go in later or miss a day or two to...
  18. Thread: Vb today!!

    by Ray F.
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    It was absolutely spectacular! Anybody else...

    It was absolutely spectacular! Anybody else notice the number of guys stuck on the beach next to their board? :D
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    It didn't stop the Virginia Beach forecast from...

    It didn't stop the Virginia Beach forecast from being accurate. What a great morning!!!
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    Kook - Someone who doesn't seek to learn the...

    Kook - Someone who doesn't seek to learn the rules of etiquette.

    Douchebag - Someone who knows the rules of etiquette, but believe they don't pertain to him for whatever reason.
  21. You're spot on...in both comments. Welcome to...

    You're spot on...in both comments. Welcome to the forum.
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    NJ, I don't think you get it. If GoodVibes...

    NJ,

    I don't think you get it. If GoodVibes sues the city for his broken ribs & wins, it very well could effect the law in regards to surfing. If he sues and loses), it still costs the city...
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    There's a legal civil action suit called...

    There's a legal civil action suit called "Wrongful Death," in which case, the best case scenario for the township is $100,000 or more of legal fees....to not have to pay millions to those suing on...
  24. Thread: highway 12

    by Ray F.
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    No doubt...and with good reason. I was going off...

    No doubt...and with good reason. I was going off of my next-door neighbor's word (owns a second home in KDH). I got back from dawn patrol about 7:30 on Sunday when he told me he got the word it...
  25. Thread: highway 12

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    Hwy 12 is trashed and will probably take over a...

    Hwy 12 is trashed and will probably take over a week to fix. They're going to start ferrying supplies tomorrow.
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