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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Stuff that works

    Ok....I love America & I'm a patriot & that means I question authority just as our ancestors did....y'all know that 'the system' is busted....i.e., health care is a joke, the political system is a crock, everyone's out for every buck they can take down at everyone else's expense, et. al. ad nauseum....still & all, nowhere better on this planet than here. Having said that...

    So.......let's lose the marketing hype....WHAT REALLY WORKS?

    Here's a couple things that I've discovered over 5 decades, in no particular order, are Always The Real Deal:

    1. Quality handcrafted surfboards.
    2. Quality handcrafted wetsuits along with 5 mil booties in January on the east coast.
    3. Toyota products: screw the media frenzy, I've owned a Landcruiser, a Sequoia & an FJ & these things work off-road (Assateague, Central America, the DR) as well as on-road.
    4. Hand made wool clothing & blankets.
    5. Wolverine boots.
    6. Springfield Armory XD45 pistols.
    7. My left jab, straight right, lol.
    8. True & great friends.
    9. Dogfish Head Ales
    10. Telling the truth no matter what.
    11. Cash.
    12. Non-stop international flights in first class.
    13. Ferraris.
    14. A woman who has multiple deep orgasms with you. And then cooks you breakfast. And then cooks you dinner.
    15. Perseids meteor shower, up close.
    16. Surviving death.
    17. The northern lights, up close.
    18. The laughter of your nephew or niece or son or daughter.
    19. The supreme best friend aka a dog.
    20. Good health.

    What are your 20....?

  2. #2
    ....4loko.

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    Here's a couple things that I've discovered over 5 decades, in no particular order, are Always The Real Deal:

    2. Quality handcrafted wetsuits along with 5 mil booties in January on the east coast.

    10. Telling the truth no matter what.

    Posted by yankee on November 8:

    This is my first go-round with surfing east coast early spring & late into the autumn. In years past usually went to DR or Nica or Barbados during Nov - May months. So, as odd as it sounds, haven't had need for wetsuit before this.

    This is going to sound rookie dumbass, but then again I am a rookie dumbass when it comes to wetsuits: do most guys wear rash guards underneath the wetsuit ...? It's pretty tight on my shoulders & arms now with nada underneath.




  4. #4
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    No rashguard under my wetsuit.

    Other stuff that works...

    * neosporin
    * the gym
    * glassed on twin keels
    * Q-tips
    * cooking HER dinner
    * sunscreen
    * UV lam resin
    * abstinence... but most people prefer latex condoms

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
    Location
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    also

    *K-Bar knife
    *New Balance Trail runners
    *buying somewhat overpriced gear from the local small surf shop even though the kid behind the counter is a mindless jerkoff b/c you know its important (not just for surfing) that he stays in business

  6. #6
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    Jeep Wranglers
    Sticky Bumps wax
    308 sniper rifles
    Do it yourself anything
    X2 on the handcrafted surfboards MADE on the east coast (if you surf here)
    beach bonfires
    any dark rum

  7. #7
    1. German autos
    2. +1 on the wool gear
    3. my local beach break once a month
    4. cooking dinner together, over a bottle or two of red...
    5. the pick-up line "hi, my name is ____"
    6. super lemon kush
    7. schnieder wiesse aventinas
    8. Sperrys + other good leather products
    9. gore-tex
    10. polarized shades
    11. Friends who would get dirty for you
    12. Doing sh!t yourself
    13. A good concert
    14. Surf movies (i like taylor steele)
    15. getting what you pay for
    16. local handshaped boards that you actually have input on
    17. Traction pads
    18. a US passport
    19. anything with a lifetime warranty
    20. karate

    holy ****, i cant believe i actually thought of 20 things that work
    Last edited by leethestud; Nov 30, 2010 at 01:05 PM.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by cresto4 View Post
    Posted by yankee on November 8:

    This is my first go-round with surfing east coast early spring & late into the autumn. In years past usually went to DR or Nica or Barbados during Nov - May months. So, as odd as it sounds, haven't had need for wetsuit before this.

    This is going to sound rookie dumbass, but then again I am a rookie dumbass when it comes to wetsuits: do most guys wear rash guards underneath the wetsuit ...? It's pretty tight on my shoulders & arms now with nada underneath.



    and ZING!!!!

  9. #9
    Boards by local shapers. high quality flexible wetsuits for all temps, uncrowded surf spots. dolphins, girl surfers, great surf flicks, Ford, surfer families and communities that watch out for each other, Girlfriends that have to have something in their mouth to have an orgasm and have mutiple with you then cook breakfast in the morning, Palmer wax, your own schedule so you can surf on your time, buds with houses in Costa, Pura Vida!
    Last edited by Alvin; Nov 30, 2010 at 05:19 PM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
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    Word

    I am indeed a fatty, and it shows in my list!

    1. Raw veggies, marinated with lemon juice for ~24 hrs
    2. Avocado
    3. Acai bowls
    4. Jeff Bushman surfboards
    5. Any flick with Leslie Nielson (R.I.P., in case you didn't hear)
    6. Jeans and hoodie
    7. Close friends
    8. Honestly among close friends
    9. Eating sushi in Japan
    10. War in the Middle East
    11. Clipper City beers
    12. Cheap-o surf trips sans hotels, resorts, etc.
    13. Fall on the East Coast, either hiking or surfing
    14. Hitting the mute button during all major news broadcasts
    15. The Economist magazine
    16. Anything written by Jack London or Mark Twain
    17. Physics. Yea, I teach.
    18. Ditching the coffee and drinking tea. Usually, anyway.
    19. People named Mark who charge big waves (Healey or Matthews)
    20. Swellinfo as a superb time waster