Stuff that works

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by yankee, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    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. Jrusso

    Jrusso Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2007

  3. cresto4

    cresto4 Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    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. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    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. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2008

    *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. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    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. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    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: Nov 30, 2010
  8. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    and ZING!!!!
  9. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    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: Nov 30, 2010
  10. live aloha

    live aloha Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2009

    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
  11. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    Stufff that work!!!

    the attitude of gratitude

    Trekking through the snow to get into the ocean

    chuck Norris jokes

    the endless summer

    self control

    having open eyes to see gods beauty in this world

    jack Johnson

    Wacky Mac

    being positive

    sliding out on your surfboard and keeping balance

    think or sink

    not watching television

    feeling bad for people who live IN-LAND

    night surfing in summer

    a nice batty rip



    bored people who care about the environment and do something about it

    knowing how to disconnect from technology

    being humble in the line up
  12. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Ah, yes, one can always count on Cresto the Negativo. :eek:

    Yep, I asked for & got a lot of great, positive advice from some of the guys on this site.
    And as a result, bot a great wetsuit & booties & gloves & it's been great in the cold.
    Don't know what else to tell ya.
  13. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Come on Stud, you guys can do better than just that....

  14. delsurfer88

    delsurfer88 Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2008
    1. fire
    2. hookers
    3. black girls
    4. frozen yogurt
    5. axe throwing (for the ladies)
    6. BET
    7. racist jokes
    8. surfing
    9. food
    10. stuff
    11. things
    12. Mel Gibson
    13. Ur mom
    14. scented candles
    15. techno
    16. lists of stuff that works
    17. jewish acountants
    18. porn
    19. Disney movies
    20. Surfing... naked
  15. ridewaves

    ridewaves Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Gotta disagree partially. My 2000 Camry is the biggest piece of junk I have ever dealt with. No words can express how much I loathe this car. Every day I wake up and wonder if it's going to start, and yes I do have a good battery. Horrible, horrible piece of machinery. Definitely did not live up to Toyota quality.

    My 99 4runner however, so far has! Too bad I don't drive it too often because the parents will charge me for gas. I love taking that thing to the beach

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    1. Surfboards 9 foot and over

    2. Hyperflex

    3. Landrovers

    4. Big tits

    5.flannel shirts

    6. Carhart jeans

    7. Moonshine

    5. Long lefts

    6. Alaias


    8. the quiet kool

    9. pulling out

    10. patience

    11. drving to check it

    12. 99 cent value meal

    13. Samual Adams lager

    14. Birdwells

    15. fire arms Id cards

    16. Wide skateboards with big wheels

    17. Dora Lives

    18. the parking meter trick

    19. homemade hand plans

    20. the guy who busted obama's lip
  17. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    1 surfing
    2 swellinfo
    3 in the eye
    4 matt johnson
    5 hyperflex
    6 wavejammer
    7 lbcrew
    8 lance carson
    9 hatteras
    10 da mook
    11 mp
    12 surfboards
    13 lee
    14 wayne lynch
    15 swell
    16 pier
    17 inlet
    18 jenks
    19 cm
    20 chadwick
  18. 420

    420 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    this is an excellent thread. i think we all know what i would add to it :)
  19. 420

    420 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    No seriously one of the best threads i have seen started on here by far. love reading. and PLEASE everyone enjoy all the lists and the different opinions whether you agree or not and dont ruin this awesome vibe with debate or argue. JUST ENJOY IT
  20. cresto4

    cresto4 Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    whatever dude. how bout you tell us how that handcrafted wetsuit works in january - next february...:rolleyes: