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#3025 Re: One for the surfers
September 06, 2018, 04:44:32 pm
As well they should.

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#3026 Re: One for the surfers
September 08, 2018, 09:26:00 pm
So I have given some time to watching the Surf Ranch comp, I lost interest pretty quickly.  Just seems so sterile and predictable I canít excited about it.  Would absolutely love a go at surfing there though! 

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#3027 Re: One for the surfers
September 08, 2018, 10:01:50 pm
Me too. Itís really boring and conveyor belt.
Like you though I would love to surf it. I think it will take surfing up a level due to now being able to add repeatability into learning manoeuvres. Something thatís never been available until now. Can see some stuff thatís cutting edge being standard, especially air stuff.

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#3028 Re: One for the surfers
September 08, 2018, 10:19:37 pm
Roll in take off, each section of the wave is predictable, barrel, air section etc...  You could certainly get very good at manoeuvres very quickly with this kind of facility.  Was expecting to see a lot more above the lip action in the comp.

Interested to see what Occyís multi-wave hub thingy turns out like.

To think all the hard yards put in, getting flogged, falling off, fluffing take offs, battling with whitewater etc etc..  just to learn to do a decent bottom and top turn, could have been avoided.
Although to be fair surfing decent long point breaks definitely has a positive impact on my surfing but they donít always switch on when you want them to...

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#3029 Re: One for the surfers
September 25, 2018, 09:52:27 am
First life in the north sea for god knows how long. Great session apart from one board to chin incident, looked like Desperate Dan last night.

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#3030 Re: One for the surfers
September 25, 2018, 11:53:31 am
Ditto down here. Couple of nice sessions but i wimped out of the main event for the 1st time ever. Double overhead and barrelling but old age and lack of water time sent me scurrying like a little scared child to a more sheltered spot.

If this is what being 50 is going to be like shoot me now.

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#3031 Re: One for the surfers
September 25, 2018, 04:53:06 pm
Must admit I chickened out of the shifting overhead point in the middle of the bay after backing off a couple and opted for the smaller but more consistent reefy section. the guys who were playing the percentage game in the middle were missing most, but taking off on some right monsters when they got it right. First time in the water in Scotland this year.

If you end up on a SUP now you are 50 I will happily hunt you down and shoot you.

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#3032 Re: One for the surfers
September 25, 2018, 09:41:10 pm
cant believe i was away for this. looks mint on the east coast. so. much. psyche

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#3033 Re: One for the surfers
September 26, 2018, 10:26:43 am
3 days in a row, unprecedented.

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#3034 Re: One for the surfers
November 26, 2018, 08:41:41 pm
Good surfers? Check.  Insanely good and big waves? Check.  Potential for serious carnage? Check.  Jaws Challenge @ Peahi is on live now..  The surfing equivalent of E10  :popcorn:

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#3035 Re: One for the surfers
November 26, 2018, 09:15:43 pm
....and now theyíve called it off for the day because itís too dangerous  :ras:

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#3036 Re: One for the surfers
November 27, 2018, 09:39:16 am
I watched some of the comp at Nazarre the other day, the commentators made it impossible to sit through.

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#3037 Re: One for the surfers
November 27, 2018, 11:21:16 am
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and now theyíve called it off for the day because itís too dangerous

Yeah came to this for the last set before they called it off. Insane conditions!!!

Replay here...

http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/361715/jaws-challenge-big-wave-tour-round-1-heat-1-full-heat-replay

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#3038 Re: One for the surfers
February 19, 2019, 11:48:54 am
Bit of a advice s'il vous plait? Wondering if you guys suffer from broad shoulders/arms as a side effect from climbing and struggle to find good fitting wetties, and how you go around it?

It's high time for me to get a new suit, and the combination of age and not going out as regularly as i'd like due to distance from the water means i'm not in the shape i used to be, and with the winter suit i seem to use most of my energy fighting rubber rather than making progress paddling though what feels like treacle, so thinking about playing it smart with my next suit.

So, are there any brands more generously cut around the shoulders and forearms that you use? Worth going up a size and have to deal with the longer torso? Is a chest zip really worth it over the misery of putting it on and off (always hated them, so stayed away from them)? Going down to a 4/3 and just deal with the cold (surf mainly in the SW and not too affected by the cold, but occasionaly visit the south coast and NE)? Just MTFU?

Thanks!

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#3039 Re: One for the surfers
February 19, 2019, 12:11:54 pm
I've got fairly wide shoulders pretty skinny and fairly tall (6ft 2) and find the XCEL LT (Large Tall) size to fit me pretty much perfectly.

All I can recommend is going to a shop with the best selection, and fighting into and out of as many as you can. PS wearing nylon socks helps when putting them on.

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#3040 Re: One for the surfers
February 19, 2019, 12:52:18 pm
Good nylon sock knowledge

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#3041 Re: One for the surfers
February 19, 2019, 12:55:20 pm
I've an O'neill psycho in a large tall, after having the same problem with sizings - made it much better. As Chris has said above, try as many on as possible - also pushing your limbs through with a carrier bag on your foot/hand makes it alot easier to get them on!

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#3042 Re: One for the surfers
February 19, 2019, 01:28:17 pm
Xcel is one brand i have always had to have a pass on as i don't fit in any of their standard sizes according to their charts, they seem to favour the 'skinny and tall' type.

Heightwise i'm about an S and possibly scratching onto the MS, but chest size i'm ML at 100cm. They do an MLS in America which would be perfect but can't be had over here  :'(

Their sizing may be a bit funny though. I got a pair of their 1.5mm gloves in a large going by their charts which came ridiculously loose, so exchanged them for  mediums. After a couple sessions they still felt big, so ended up with a pair of Small which fit like a, err..., glove. Go figure

Neil, is the psycho better because of the stretchiness or the fit? Wondering because i'm eyeing up some Vissla which are on sale and they are supposed to be tailored to fit like O'Neil, so there could be a punt there.

You are both right about the trying them on first, but i'm a cheapskate who only really buys on sale discounted suits and don't want to be 'that guy' who goes into a shop to try suits with no intention to buy them. Not clever and only me to blame, but 1 or 2 hundred quid difference goes a long way!

P.s. Good call about the nylon socks/plastic bags.

Edit: Anyone interested in a pair of medium 1.5mm infiniti gloves? Used twice, going cheap, never pissed on them. Ha, ha.  :wave:
« Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 01:47:05 pm by Lopez »

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#3043 Re: One for the surfers
February 19, 2019, 02:40:22 pm
Things where i don't buy online and bite the bullet on full price; wetsuits, ski boots, usually rock shoes.

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#3044 Re: One for the surfers
February 19, 2019, 04:36:06 pm
Fit for me - I tried on quite alot in scarborough/k10 Bay, and whilst I wanted the patagonia fur lining, it just wouldn't fit...

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#3047 Re: One for the surfers
July 07, 2019, 10:14:35 pm
I just read William Finnegan's Barbarian Days in a 24 hour binge - I'm sure everyone here has already read it, but what a great book. The parallels with climbing were very strong. There's a great passage early on where he talks about how as 13 year old in Hawaii he was left to surf all by himself or with friends, exploring his physical and mental limits, learning about the ocean through trial and error. That reminded me of my start in climbing. I first went out with my brother, who had probably only been climbing a few months, thereafter me and my friends were largely on our own (though there was a school teacher who sometimes took us out as well). I suppose that was typical and hopefully is still sometimes the case. I guess it can make for a very powerful learning process.

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#3048 Re: One for the surfers
July 07, 2019, 10:29:09 pm
Ill put it on the list! Whilst ive got a good decade and a half on him, im really enjoying solo trips to the seaside and seeing what I can get away with. Its not hawaii, but feels pretty wild out there sometimes. It feels like when I started climbing, just trying stuff and seeing what works and what doesn't. Must have been pretty out there at 13 in hawaii!

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#3049 Re: One for the surfers
July 09, 2019, 12:04:19 pm
Fantastic book. My copy has gone through most of my family members, who are non surfers and they all loved it.

Anithesis of Slater's Pipe Dreams, dull as fuck.

 

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