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Is It Just Me ?

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Created by paperboy Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018
paperboy
NSW, 78 posts
Wednesday , 10 Oct 2018 3:57PM
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I got myself a 10 footer and its a complete fun machine , because I have been on her so much the few surfs Ive had on my short sup have felt weird .Balance and paddling not the problem but on a wave just feel like a complete unco kook.
Anyone else get this ?

colas
2751 posts
Wednesday , 10 Oct 2018 2:28PM
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You need some time to adapt when changing gear. In my experience, the more you switch gear the easier it becomes, be it long/short SUPing, foil / non foil, prone / sup, etc...It depends on the day, but I need at least 3 waves to get back in tune with the board of the day.

colas
2751 posts
Wednesday , 10 Oct 2018 2:28PM
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You need some time to adapt when changing gear. In my experience, the more you switch gear the easier it becomes, be it long/short SUPing, foil / non foil, prone / sup, etc...It depends on the day, but I need at least 3 waves to get back in tune with the board of the day.

Nozza
VIC, 1873 posts
Wednesday , 10 Oct 2018 6:46PM
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paperboy said..
.........on a wave just feel like a complete unco kook.
Anyone else get this ?


Every time I try to surf

supthecreek
1562 posts
Wednesday , 10 Oct 2018 7:55PM
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When the world went all shortboard in the late 60's, I was just getting good at noseriding.
I chased "short" with everyone else, but after a few years I missed noseriding, so I got another longboard.

Every time I got back on the shorty, it felt like a potato chip.... woosy, no carve blah.
SO... I brought both boards, every session.

20 min on one..... then swap

Pretty soon I had developed a "chip" in my head for each board.
Even the waves looked different when I swapped boards in the same session.

Worth mentioning..... in low power waves,
I find that my boards with less surface area, give up too much speed to perform properly.

Yes.... that is a Greg Noll, Micky Dora "Black Cat"



MangoDingo
NT, 102 posts
Wednesday , 10 Oct 2018 9:47PM
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supthecreek said..
When the world went all shortboard in the late 60's, I was just getting good at noseriding.
I chased "short" with everyone else, but after a few years I missed noseriding, so I got another longboard.

Every time I got back on the shorty, it felt like a potato chip.... woosy, no carve blah.
SO... I brought both boards, every session.

20 min on one..... then swap

Pretty soon I had developed a "chip" in my head for each board.
Even the waves looked different when I swapped boards in the same session.

Worth mentioning..... in low power waves,
I find that my boards with less surface area, give up too much speed to perform properly.

Yes.... that is a Greg Noll, Micky Dora "Black Cat"




Far out Creeky - classic photo man. From what I've ever read, Greg 'da Bull' Noll and Micky Dora only did a limited run of those boards.
Mate - where is it now?
That thing's a piece of surfing history (and probably worth a mint!)

supthecreek
1562 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 5:17AM
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MangoDingo said..

supthecreek said..
When the world went all shortboard in the late 60's, I was just getting good at noseriding.
I chased "short" with everyone else, but after a few years I missed noseriding, so I got another longboard.

Every time I got back on the shorty, it felt like a potato chip.... woosy, no carve blah.
SO... I brought both boards, every session.

20 min on one..... then swap

Pretty soon I had developed a "chip" in my head for each board.
Even the waves looked different when I swapped boards in the same session.

Worth mentioning..... in low power waves,
I find that my boards with less surface area, give up too much speed to perform properly.

Yes.... that is a Greg Noll, Micky Dora "Black Cat"




Far out Creeky - classic photo man. From what I've ever read, Greg 'da Bull' Noll and Micky Dora only did a limited run of those boards.
Mate - where is it now?
That thing's a piece of surfing history (and probably worth a mint!)


ha ha.... yup, about $6,000 USD last time I checked.
I let it go for probably $60 when I found a perfect Hawaii Noserider that I like better



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