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  1. #251
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve83 View Post
    Just got a pair of dark fin gloves I have wanting to try out.
    Dude, i'm sure you're a cool guy and all and everybody seems pretty stoked about your wooden board that you built, which bravo man, that's incredible, BUT, If I were you, i'd spend a little more time paddling and learning to surf then learning to build surf boards. It would be a damn shame if you can built a great board but can't even paddle well enough to catch waves on it. That just seems bass ackwards to me.

    "I'm thinking the gloves will help catch the ones I just missed", which is probably most of them if you have come to the point where you think you need gloves. It's not going to help btw, if you can't catch waves, you can't catch waves....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Dude, i'm sure you're a cool guy and all and everybody seems pretty stoked about your wooden board that you built, which bravo man, that's incredible, BUT, If I were you, i'd spend a little more time paddling and learning to surf then learning to build surf boards. It would be a damn shame if you can built a great board but can't even paddle well enough to catch waves on it. That just seems bass ackwards to me.

    "I'm thinking the gloves will help catch the ones I just missed", which is probably most of them if you have come to the point where you think you need gloves. It's not going to help btw, if you can't catch waves, you can't catch waves....

    I dunno ... the gloves could look spiffy when accessorized with a striped helmet & an orangina flightsuit.

  3. #253
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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Dude, i'm sure you're a cool guy and all and everybody seems pretty stoked about your wooden board that you built, which bravo man, that's incredible, BUT, If I were you, i'd spend a little more time paddling and learning to surf then learning to build surf boards. It would be a damn shame if you can built a great board but can't even paddle well enough to catch waves on it. That just seems bass ackwards to me.

    "I'm thinking the gloves will help catch the ones I just missed", which is probably most of them if you have come to the point where you think you need gloves. It's not going to help btw, if you can't catch waves, you can't catch waves....
    And not to pile on (well yeah to pile on) a better beginner board would have less rocker so you could get into the wave sooner and it would be easier to paddle. Maybe you should get started carving a new board and shelve the current one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    I dunno ... the gloves could look spiffy when accessorized with a striped helmet & an orangina flightsuit.
    Oh totally, the image that comes to mind is pure gold. If you could find a picture of this I would make it my "avatar", isn't that what the kids are calling it these days?

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    I never said I needed gloves to catch waves did I.

    I merely see them as a supplement. To me I see them as a way to boost efficiency. If you cut a hand shape into the SUP paddle it would be less efficient. Or in an extreme example you could just use a broomstick to paddle a SUP.

    Can you imagine the first bodyboarder to wear swimming fins.....you gotta get those feet more surface area to push water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve83 View Post
    I never said I needed gloves to catch waves did I.

    I merely see them as a supplement. To me I see them as a way to boost efficiency. If you cut a hand shape into the SUP paddle it would be less efficient. Or in an extreme example you could just use a broomstick to paddle a SUP.

    Can you imagine the first bodyboarder to wear swimming fins.....you gotta get those feet more surface area to push water!
    Steve, i'm sure you catch plenty a wave (no sarcasm , don't take my comment too much to heart. I think it's just not going to help you in anyway though, ever wonder why you almost never see surfers wearing them? Just to give you an idea of how silly it is, I can and have caught waves on my SUP WITHOUT my paddle, using my bear hands (yes BEAR hands), just like on my regular surf boards, it's just a fatter surboard when you boil it down to basics. Fins on a body board makes sense since you gotta hug that little pillow with your hands. I just don't want you to get your hopes up thinking you'll suddenly be catching waves with the "supplementation" of gloves...
    Last edited by DawnPatrolSUP; Jul 11, 2013 at 10:30 PM.

  7. #257
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    Hey guys I started a new thread for the dark fin surf gloves. I shouldn't have mentioned them in this thread because people are marrying the topics. Ops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve83 View Post
    Hey guys I started a new thread for the dark fin surf gloves. I shouldn't have mentioned them in this thread because people are marrying the topics. Ops.
    Phew! Wouldn't want to ruin your ride report with some silly off-topic discussion. Good move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudicles View Post
    Phew! Wouldn't want to ruin your ride report with some silly off-topic discussion. Good move.
    What ride report??? hahahaha

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    steve how does the surf forecast look in SC? Maine is garbage right now. thats whats keeping me focused on my current build.. New England has been scattered thunder and literally ankle high waves for a month now.. Anyways I do look forward to hearing more about your PP board and how it performs. Also did you draw that plan shape by hand and if so do you have any tips on creating it?