Spring session

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Spring session

Unread post by zensuni » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:22 pm

Hi there,
After a long winter with only a few sessions at weird repli spots, I had a nice spring session Today, nice conditions.
Still the same old Atlantic beach break :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFMLsVIj99g
I lost the board twice, once after a wipeout, but the board wasn't far from me, and another time, after a weird "duck dive wipeout" (I ducked dived but I poped out right into a second wave), and this time the board went right to the beach :lol:
This is why I hate gloves, it's hard to have a good grip on the board.

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Re: Spring session

Unread post by bgreen » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:53 am

First wave looked like a nice long ride.

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Re: Spring session

Unread post by zensuni » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:54 pm

Thanks, that was a longboard friendly wave, it broke outside and connected with the inside. The flat spot in the middle was weak so I had to "pump" and paddle a little bit to keep going. The last part was fun, canon ball stance, perfect triming, the board accelerated until someone was on my way, unfortunately.

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Re: Spring session

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:50 am

Zensuni, I don't know if this would work so you'd want to test it on a sample piece of neoprene--there is a product called Vulkem116, some sort of silicon caulk, that dries rubbery and bonds very strongly to what you put it on when its fresh from the tube. Some people, used to be many, used it on the deck of surfmats for excellent traction. Some people don't because they think it gives too much traction. Anyway, you would put some very thin striped of it on palms and fingers of your gloves then immediately rough it up or stipple it w/ an old toothbrush (NOT your wife's!!!!). Once it dries, overnight, you're good to go and might well have gloves that grip your board better than your bare hands.

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Re: Spring session

Unread post by zensuni » Thu May 02, 2019 4:05 am

GeoffreyLevens wrote:Zensuni, I don't know if this would work so you'd want to test it on a sample piece of neoprene--there is a product called Vulkem116, some sort of silicon caulk, that dries rubbery and bonds very strongly to what you put it on when its fresh from the tube. Some people, used to be many, used it on the deck of surfmats for excellent traction. Some people don't because they think it gives too much traction. Anyway, you would put some very thin striped of it on palms and fingers of your gloves then immediately rough it up or stipple it w/ an old toothbrush (NOT your wife's!!!!). Once it dries, overnight, you're good to go and might well have gloves that grip your board better than your bare hands.
Fortunately, the water here is now warm enough to get rid of gloves, which temporarily resolved the grip issue (just a little bit of wax on the board's nose is fine). On wood boards, the lack of grip has been less an issue for me than on my previous surfmat, which was as sliperry as a piece of soap (Krypt M5). My new surf mat does have a great grip naturaly (4th gear flyers), but I don't know if I would like this kind of grip on a wooden board.

Nice session yesterday !
Good weather, 3-4 foots waves, all good, except a lot of current.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWkXr8OOPq0

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