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    Quote Originally Posted by Inland View Post
    This thread is over two years old. I hope the OP learned by now.
    He probably has, unless he stopped surfing, but it's good conversation, one of the only current threads that actually talk about SURFING, instead of the 1,000 threads about water quality, beach access in the Sandy disaster areas, or the many threads of people pretending to be coastal engineers and giving their suggestions on beach replenishment. Or how about we start a new thread about a Mini-Simmons for sale, or what about a new wetsuit thread, or another "i'm looking for a Lost Rocket", yeah we need more of those. HAHA, Just sayin...

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    "people pretending to be coastal engineers"

    haha awesome and so true

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    . . . water quality, beach access . . . Sandy disaster areas, . . . beach replenishment. . . .a Mini-Simmons for sale . . . a new wetsuit thread, or . . . "i'm looking for a Lost Rocket" . . .
    How are all of the things you listed above not directly related to surfing? More to the point, isn't this the SwellInfo forum? I thought this was a forecasting site devoted to predicting ocean swell when it hits (or doesn’t hit) local beaches, not just a site devoted to Surfing. Seems like taking advantage of the many other things one can do at the beach besides surfing is often dependent upon how the waves are or aren’t. I don’t know, all of the things above affect me personally in some way except the Sandy stuff (boards, wetsuits, water quality, beach replenishment); I live at the beach, that stuff matters to me everyday. Sandy affects all of us, as a community of surfers. I’m pretty sure the erBB forum is way better at only posting about surfing topics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    How are all of the things you listed above not directly related to surfing? More to the point, isn't this the SwellInfo forum? I thought this was a forecasting site devoted to predicting ocean swell when it hits (or doesn’t hit) local beaches, not just a site devoted to Surfing. Seems like taking advantage of the many other things one can do at the beach besides surfing is often dependent upon how the waves are or aren’t. I don’t know, all of the things above affect me personally in some way except the Sandy stuff (boards, wetsuits, water quality, beach replenishment); I live at the beach, that stuff matters to me everyday. Sandy affects all of us, as a community of surfers. I’m pretty sure the erBB forum is way better at only posting about surfing topics.
    I think you took that one wrong, what i'm saying is there is an over abundance of these threads currently. I have participated in many of these threads out of boredom, but to be honest, i'd much rather talk about the actual ACT of SURFING, rather than all of the other stuff mentioned. Sure, a thread here and there wouldn't bother me, but when it's the same thread posted over and over by different people on a regular basis it gets redundant. That's all i'm sayin man. I too enjoy feedback on a good wetsuit from time to time, but having 100 threads about the same thing? My post was really just directed at Inland's post suggesting we shouldn't be talking in a thread two years old, when the topic being discussed is more useful than any of the other threads currently being beat like a dead horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    I think you took that one wrong, what i'm saying is there is an over abundance of these threads currently. I have participated in many of these threads out of boredom, but to be honest, i'd much rather talk about the actual ACT of SURFING, rather than all of the other stuff mentioned. Sure, a thread here and there wouldn't bother me, but when it's the same thread posted over and over by different people on a regular basis it gets redundant. That's all i'm sayin man. I too enjoy feedback on a good wetsuit from time to time, but having 100 threads about the same thing? My post was really just directed at Inland's post suggesting we shouldn't be talking in a thread two years old, when the topic being discussed is more useful than any of the other threads currently being beat like a dead horse.
    LOL. So what you're saying is that people need to use the Search option more often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    LOL. So what you're saying is that people need to use the Search option more often?
    That's not what i'm saying, but that would be a good start for people. Rather than post a new thread on a topic that has been repeated infinite times already, just open one that exists and post there right? So yea, that's a good suggestion, and i've been guilty of it before (like when i wanted to know more about Rincon). I just think the forum lacks conversation focused around surfing technique, tips, tricks, etc. these are the things I think most people including myself would benefit from. No matter how good you get, there is always something to learn from someone else. So when a guy revives a thread about "Steep Drops" I welcome it because i'm not Kelly Slater and I am always looking to hear what other people are doing out there.
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    I was psyched to see the steep drops thread also...the forum seemed a little stale the past week or so IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    I was psyched to see the steep drops thread also...the forum seemed a little stale the past week or so IMO.
    Thanks, that's what i'm getting at here

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    If your thread gets stale, make croutons or dip it in egg and make french boast

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    Threads like this keep me tuning in. For me it is important to look over my shoulder just before the wave arrives to make a last minute adjustment in angle and how hard I bear down on that last stroke which is usually with both arms. I take off at an angle generally at the peak and going in direction of the swell. That said, there have been big hollow days when I've sat outside all session, paddling for many and not getting into one wave. I was lacking a confidence, commitment or conditioning ingredient and should not have been out there. Other steep days it felt right and I've done well. I'm getting better at understanding my limitations.