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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: First day at the Hatch Reply with quote

Had my first (and second and third) day this weekend. I couldnt believe the size of the swells...I thought " what have I gotten into" the first time across, but was having a great time by sunday. Heres a little clip from Saturday. I tried the Quatro FSW 95L with the 4.0..nope. Back to the logosz spoon

http://youtu.be/Sxas_LyzzUs
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jota



Joined: 28 Feb 2001
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to get after it! Friday and Saturday were epic hatch days, with no crowds and great swell. Good to see you pushing your skills!

Hope we get some more days like that - at this point in the season I never take another good day for granted.
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think ill be going to the event site anymore Laughing Im hoping that tomorrow is worth going Very Happy
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:18 am    Post subject: Re: First day at the Hatch Reply with quote

Those Spoons, especially the Trilobite version, were (and still are)
Cadillacs in heavy chop. Glad you're getting the good stuff at the Hatch.

-Craig

mchaco1 wrote:
Had my first (and second and third) day this weekend. I couldnt believe the size of the swells...I thought " what have I gotten into" the first time across, but was having a great time by sunday. Heres a little clip from Saturday. I tried the Quatro FSW 95L with the 4.0..nope. Back to the logosz spoon

http://youtu.be/Sxas_LyzzUs
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back when the Spoon and the Bonzer competed head on, even the most diehard Spoon fans, including myself, switched from Spoons to Bonzers after one quick demo on the latter. After literally one reach on a Bonzer I dropped into the water beside Lester Polyester and said, "It's mine". I sold my Spoon on the beach right there within half an hour to a rabid Spoon fan ... who sold it for a Bonzer just weeks later.

Check 'em out some time, Chaco.
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: First day at the Hatch Reply with quote

cgoudie1 wrote:
Those Spoons, especially the Trilobite version, were (and still are)
Cadillacs in heavy chop. Glad you're getting the good stuff at the Hatch.

-Craig

mchaco1 wrote:
Had my first (and second and third) day this weekend. I couldnt believe the size of the swells...I thought " what have I gotten into" the first time across, but was having a great time by sunday. Heres a little clip from Saturday. I tried the Quatro FSW 95L with the 4.0..nope. Back to the logosz spoon

http://youtu.be/Sxas_LyzzUs

It does handle chop amazingly well. Im not sure which is the trilobite version, but mine probably qualifies. The nose is about as pointy as a barge Laughing That would be a good design for it if I ever repaint it...
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
Back when the Spoon and the Bonzer competed head on, even the most diehard Spoon fans, including myself, switched from Spoons to Bonzers after one quick demo on the latter. After literally one reach on a Bonzer I dropped into the water beside Lester Polyester and said, "It's mine". I sold my Spoon on the beach right there within half an hour to a rabid Spoon fan ... who sold it for a Bonzer just weeks later.

Check 'em out some time, Chaco.

Im still waiting to find one to try. My girlfriend took over the little Open Ocean so Ill be looking for another little glass board at the next swap meet Very Happy
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't say "OO" or "little glass board". I specifically, deliberately, purposefully, very "informedly" said "Bonzer", as in the proprietary Gorge Animal Bonzer. At your stage and with your go for it attitude they are absolutely in a class by themselves when powered fairly consistently with a 2.8 to 5.2 (7'-6" to 8 foot models, same volume with different nose and tail treatments). My own first-hand, head-to-head testing revelation caused, not followed, my preference for them, and many other aggressive intermediate sailors fully concurred. Find one, power it up, push it way past your present limits, and those limits will just go "POOF" ... beyond your wildest imagination, immediately. Tip: don't try it in January; you will get mighty wet your first gusty day on any board that size.

Didja know Logosz designed the Spoon to sail pointy-end first, then one day decided on a lark to stick the fin and straps on the pointy end and sail it backwards, and The Logosz Spoon was born? No lie, no rumor; straight from Tony's lips to my ears at Micheal Low's (Performance Windsurf Report) house in Hood River.
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jota



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchaco1 wrote:
I dont think ill be going to the event site anymore Laughing


In my post above, I started to say "I don't think you'll be going to the event site anymore," but then I didn't want to sound snooty. But now you have seen what it's really all about . . . !
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be ... maybe ... worse; I've heard there are locals who never sail anywhere but Celilo.
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