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  1. #251
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve83 View Post
    The leash plug held in perfectly in 3ft surf. Very happy about that. I'm thinking the gloves will help catch the ones I just missed.
    Do you slightly cup your hands while paddling? This should give you an extra boost over flat handed paddling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Don't rule out IOP. 9th st and 31st st have been producing some very long rides this summer.
    Trew Brew.

    Come on out to Folly too. I know you're a east sider but you're too young to have the bridge crossing phobia so many have in our town. I spent a couple years only surfing IOP and I kinda regret it because it's such an easy wave. Easy but limiting, I've had to make a couple adjustments to accomodate the laziness that I could get away with on IOP. Folly packs more punch but you do have a better chance of riding all the way to the beach at IOP.

    Steve,
    Brew does have a point here, IOP is probably you're best bet and it's probably not any further from N Chas than Folly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve83 View Post
    The leash plug held in perfectly in 3ft surf. Very happy about that. I'm thinking the gloves will help catch the ones I just missed.
    The problem also might be the 7" of rocker on your board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Trew Brew.

    Come on out to Folly too. I know you're a east sider but you're too young to have the bridge crossing phobia so many have in our town. I spent a couple years only surfing IOP and I kinda regret it because it's such an easy wave. Easy but limiting, I've had to make a couple adjustments to accomodate the laziness that I could get away with on IOP. Folly packs more punch but you do have a better chance of riding all the way to the beach at IOP.

    Steve,
    Brew does have a point here, IOP is probably you're best bet and it's probably not any further from N Chas than Folly.
    I surfed the pier a couple times last summer on Folly. It honestly felt just like 31st on IOP, but was a fun time. I am sure both spots were decently punchy last weekend. I would love to get down to Folly more often, but summer traffic pisses me off so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    I surfed the pier a couple times last summer on Folly. It honestly felt just like 31st on IOP, but was a fun time. I am sure both spots were decently punchy last weekend. I would love to get down to Folly more often, but summer traffic pisses me off so much.
    The pier is the most IOP-esque spot on Folly. The waves gradually get steeper as you near the washout.

    I hear ya. When I was living on Sullivan's Island, I rarely made it out to Folly. I couldn't justify leaving the beach to go to the beach. Traffic has calmed slightly with the drinking ban just don't try to go out there at 12pm.

    I usually go early AM and in the afternoon so traffic is rarely a problem

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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.

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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!