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If you wanna see a sad sight right now, come to my house. You'll see:
A bunch of epoxy and q-cells all over the place.
A totally humiliated Point Blanks Rocket Sled that wishes she never met me.
A couple of empty beer bottles.
With the guidance of (now former) friends ("Yeah, that's no problem to fix. It should take you less than an hour. You're lucky, it could have been much worse"), I started my attempt at beta-flashing "hop's first ding repair".
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06-10-2005, 09:38 AM
i'll be curious how the ding repair ends up....
on a related note, how do you like your PB longboard? i think you got a customized triditional... right? my wife and i just got back from CR and are looking for some boards. i've been looking at some of the PB longboards like the 8.6, hp longboard, little big easy, and the triditional for some the norcal waves at Santa Cruz and Bolinas etc. i am not sure if i want to spend the big $$$ for a PB board, but thought i might check them out....
I think it'll end up fine. After waiting over 3 hours for the stupid epoxy to kick, it finally got tacky enough to stop running all over the place and started to stay in place. However, by that point I was so fed up and messy that I just squeegeed the mess off the board and let it do whatever it wanted. I'll sand it down and re-start it on a day well over 68 degrees (the only thing I can think of that would have made the epoxy kick so slowly as I measured out the proportions exactly). The pisser was that I found out there is an epoxy board version of Suncure, which would have been perfect for this situation not to mention much much easier.
Yep, I got a Triditional that's 8'6" instead of 9' and I can't remember off the top of my head if the other dimensions are different from the "stock" board they list on their website. I've only surfed it a couple of times now and I like it fine, but keep in mind I'm pretty shitty and don't have much ability to discern between similar shapes.
I was actually after the "8'6"" model and that's what I thought I was getting when I ordered it from the Pata. retail shop in Portland, so I was ever so slightly bummed when I found out it was an 8'6" Tri (as I have absolutely no need for a big wave performance longboard). Friends that have surfed it agree that it would rock in bigger, faster, steeper waves.
That being said, I have no problems catching or turning on small mushy waves.
As for the PB big bucks, both of my boards combined have been cheaper for me than any comparable single new board out there ( :fm: ) so it was a no-brainer to go that direction. However, I was told that if the wipeout I had with my 7'2" would have happened with a normal board, it probably would have come up w/o a tail (closeout crush in 18" of water). They are also generally lighter than a normal board of similar size.
06-10-2005, 10:13 AM
HEY! Don't even touch barney! It's a fresh hotcoat. Don't need no big ol' haole handprint messing up it's whole trip!
06-10-2005, 12:59 PM
After waiting over 3 hours for the stupid epoxy to kick
i heard sniffing it makes it work faster.
Today: A hot day, some packing tape, and more beer = a much smoother run of things. We'll see how it ends up, but at least this time I'm trying to dial with my wrist and talk to Surfboard repair 911 while my phone is lying on the table because my hands and most everything else are covered in very slowly solidifying epoxy jizz.
tomorrow: heading off to La Push with my almost completely repaired board in tow. It needs one more bit of epoxy to totally dial in the tail shape but once that's on there, I'm good to go. I'm actually somewhat amazed it fixed up as nice as it did! Now if I can just stay out of those shallow water closeouts....
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