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spennie



Joined: 13 Oct 1995
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That ain't shit!

1 nearly new sail, 3 masts, 4 battens, one eardrum, all in one season!



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isobars



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya don't need no steenkin' wipeout. The worst ratio of destruction to fun I've seen was the virgin one-hour-old Work Cup Gold 12# slalom board I saw yanked out of a pickup truck bed onto the rocks and dragged across more rocks to the water, all by just a hand on the back strap. He didn't just crack the nose; he pretty much shortened it by close to a foot.

I'm guessing his only previous board was a 25-30-pound plastic longboard.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pisshaaa, this is how it's done, and it was stainless.
Crashed at the foot of a big wave w/o being able unhook.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nw30 wrote:
Pisshaaa, this is how it's done, and it was stainless.
Crashed at the foot of a big wave w/o being able unhook.


That's a trophy! That sucker almost looks galvanized! You shoulda thought about replacing at a few years sooner!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about a video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrNKDY0q9Tc

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevinkan wrote:
how about a video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrNKDY0q9Tc


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boardsurfr



Joined: 23 Aug 2001
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Root cause is obvious: board shorts over wetsuit Razz
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