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    You are right, I was looking at FS mostly. ...

    You are right, I was looking at FS mostly. Forgot about that. But even in the 26" bike world, I see 32-34# bikes with similar build as the Vitus. The Nukeproof I do like and have it and the...
  2. So I ended up with a pair of Launch d30 about a...

    So I ended up with a pair of Launch d30 about a week after starting this thread. They work great for me. Easy to peddle in, not too hot, stay up easy enough. Great pad.

    Now. How do I make...
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    Near Santa Cruz, CA. I generally surf outside of...

    Near Santa Cruz, CA. I generally surf outside of the bay north and west of town. The coastline there mainly runs North to South and faces West, but there are slight differences from spot to spot,...
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    Great session today. Headed out solo and went to...

    Great session today. Headed out solo and went to my usual spot. No one out, and it is a place that can feel lonely. On the walk to the cliff, the light ESE became a moderate SSE breeze and started...
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    Basically, that would mean I can't ski Capser...

    Basically, that would mean I can't ski Capser Bowl? Or S and S? Stockton in a sliver of the offerings here. Come on down and I'd be happy to show you around.

    I'm just trying to point out that...
  6. Kirkwood can't get much busier, with its parking....

    Kirkwood can't get much busier, with its parking. Maybe you'll juts need to arrive earlier.
  7. That is when I ski north lake, or until the...

    That is when I ski north lake, or until the passes open and Mammoth is only a few hours further away.
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    If by "tool" you mean the guy who ski untracked...

    If by "tool" you mean the guy who ski untracked all day and every waited in a lift line at no extra cost to himself, then, yup, that is me.

    If by "tool' you mean the person who gets used by the...
  9. Fuck yeah Powdork. Loving the early turns. ...

    Fuck yeah Powdork. Loving the early turns.

    Folks, I can tell you this year is expected to be a decent season. I have no injuries as of Oct 13th, and that bodes well for the snow. As long as I...
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    My god, ya'll sound like old people. Especially...

    My god, ya'll sound like old people. Especially Benny, who is worrying about whose job it is gonna be. Don't worry dude, I'm sure the corps are all over that and don't need your input.

    Sierra...
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    I get calf cramps. Usually in more solid surf...

    I get calf cramps. Usually in more solid surf when my entire body is working and I've been out for a while and it is cold 55F water. Not aways, but not terribly uncommon.
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    Vitus are gone. That was quick. Back to seeing...

    Vitus are gone. That was quick. Back to seeing what is available. Will look at the soul 10

    There is a used Timbercraft for $1200 on pinkie. gulp... It is purple and he digs purple. Nice...
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    I had him on a Marin 5 in the shop and can take...

    I had him on a Marin 5 in the shop and can take that for a street ride test. XXS comes with 26" wheel, but is just a 13.5" frame (Vitus is 14" so give him more room to grow). Marlin is a 2X8, coil...
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    Figure I'd throw this post here as well.... ...

    Figure I'd throw this post here as well....

    Kid bike buying question. 10.5 yr old, riding in Santa Cruz (Wilder and UCSC). 25" inseam, 54 inches tall.

    Not hitting the steeps (yet) but hitting...
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    ^^^ my kid is on an older 24" hot rock fully...

    ^^^ my kid is on an older 24" hot rock fully rigid. He does great on it. Heavier for sure, but he is stronger now. The newer hot rocks are even heavier with the suspension fork, but they have...
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    EDIT: Moved question to kids single track bike...

    EDIT: Moved question to kids single track bike thread, as it is about that specifically.
  17. Holy crap snow gets me excited. Looks pretty...

    Holy crap snow gets me excited. Looks pretty stellar out there. It did feel cold down her last night.
  18. ^^^ mostly on point. I learned to surf at 13, so...

    ^^^ mostly on point. I learned to surf at 13, so early enough. I did have an issue with draping the top of my back foot. As a kid I would sometimes rub my foot raw across the knuckles of the big...
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    It is. We always seems to get these consistent...

    It is. We always seems to get these consistent late season south swells with longer period. Just enough to cross things up, but the places I enjoy most this time of year just really want a single...
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    Another fun day at the ledge. A touch smaller...

    Another fun day at the ledge. A touch smaller and touch less period, but still oh so much fun.

    Rode my actual shortboard (6.0 with about 31L) today and it was simply a blast. I have been riding...
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    First time in 22 months I can post up in this...

    First time in 22 months I can post up in this thread and say, yes, indeed, I got some today. Felt amazing. Back home on my favorite ledge. Surfed with a water buddy I had not seen in some time. ...
  22. So, does anyone know any good boot fitters? ...

    So, does anyone know any good boot fitters?

    Agreed. We need some snow. Sooner better than later.
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    ^^^^ I am not sure the local features of mundaka...

    ^^^^ I am not sure the local features of mundaka or this reef here, but for sure breaks are effected by an number of things besides amplitude.

    Period and direction play a huge role in breaks that...
  24. ^^^^Volume is the best friend of a poor pop up. ...

    ^^^^Volume is the best friend of a poor pop up. Coming off not surfing 18 months due to injury, I found that my pop ups were as flawless as ever on my higher volume boards (they do offer easier...
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    So great seeing this thread still having legs. ...

    So great seeing this thread still having legs. Thanks for all the stoke ya'll are putting up.

    Didn't surf much this week, due to a locally angry sea outside of town. Last week was quite good. ...
  26. Love the climb out of Magic Carpet. Bunch of...

    Love the climb out of Magic Carpet. Bunch of good ways down over there. I can spend hours over there and rarely see another person. Some of the trails are in great shape too. Some, a bit blown. ...
  27. True, but I will mostly be skiing there when...

    True, but I will mostly be skiing there when staying at my buddies. Or arriving at 7:40AM because it is snowing and I'm off work and off dadding.
  28. Bring the bikes next time. There are trails for...

    Bring the bikes next time. There are trails for every level here, as long as they can ride down a sidewalk. Seriously, I've been taking kids around campus for almost three years now. My son and I...
  29. My kid practices soccer at Harvey West on...

    My kid practices soccer at Harvey West on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6. Up EMT, up UCON, up lower RockNRoll to the Circle of Doom, to the road to the water tanks and down upper Dead Camper to Hilly Billy...
  30. December is not winter in Tahoe. Winter starts...

    December is not winter in Tahoe. Winter starts some time in January or February and runs till late March or early April. So that is a fall closure. Seriously, how may times have we not had a...
  31. It is not that hard to have fun at Palisades...

    It is not that hard to have fun at Palisades Tahoe out of the Olympic Valley base on a weekend. I hit it up with kid on a mid winter Sunday with variable conditions. We skied all day and never were...
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    To be fair, as I've been tracking this. 20/21...

    To be fair, as I've been tracking this.

    20/21 Passes went on Sale just a COVID was breaking. Price was listed at $649 for early renewal which was slated to end in mid April just like 19/20. The...
  33. I'm totally fine with that. Rarely ever surf that...

    I'm totally fine with that. Rarely ever surf that place. Besides, it is little entertaining seeing all the 'locals' get cringe and pissed at the SUP in the line up. Pure comedy.

    Emcee, there is...
  34. ^^^^ thank you for actually making me chuckle out...

    ^^^^ thank you for actually making me chuckle out loud. That shit I great. Never though about the underside of the flat earth before.





    um, go home bay boy. Next thing ya know, you'll...
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    secret combinations are still working this...

    secret combinations are still working this morning, not sure how long that will last. If you got one from me, it should still be good, but not sure for how long. otherwise, thanks for playing. If...
  36. ^^^^ That is the way I heard it. Like you herd...

    ^^^^ That is the way I heard it. Like you herd cattle. They will run every which way, but if you flank their sides, they will run in the direction of momentum. Instead of trying to create fire...
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    This thread is full of stoke right now. Thanks...

    This thread is full of stoke right now. Thanks for all posting it up.

    Xover that sucks. I have heard that Mexico is rough right now, but that is shocking

    justo - love those super ripple days...
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    Rio Del Mar can get really fun but it will really...

    Rio Del Mar can get really fun but it will really depend on the swell. It is in a bit of a protected part of the bay, but if we have solid swell it will get over run. If that is the case Pleasure...
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    My experience with Hanalei was over a decade ago....

    My experience with Hanalei was over a decade ago. I was surfing the north shore for a little over a month. It was a great run of early season swell. When I was, I did not end up surfing Hanalei on...
  40. Offering a piece of driveway in Santa Cruz for...

    Offering a piece of driveway in Santa Cruz for anyone who needs to escape down to the coast. Air has been very decent down this way. Watching and praying/ hoping for the best up there.
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    Last Call. Closes at midnight on September 1st. ...

    Last Call. Closes at midnight on September 1st. As a reminder, midnight is the first stroke of the day, so that might be what many of you refer to as midnight on 8/31. So Monday night at midnight....
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    I think I'm all up to date with replying to PMs. ...

    I think I'm all up to date with replying to PMs. If I missed you, sorry and let me know. I'll respond.
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    Hawaii is pricey. And during the fall, the big...

    Hawaii is pricey. And during the fall, the big north and west swells start arriving. Not really beginner stuff.

    Hanalei on Kauai has a beginner inside break by the pier you could lean on. Very...
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    And I was all stoked on a one second coverup to...

    And I was all stoked on a one second coverup to chandelier I rode out of on Saturday. That waves is massive. For all the big wave love and riding out there, this wave seems like the ultimate.
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    Group Closes on August 30th. PM now to get in...

    Group Closes on August 30th. PM now to get in during the final weeks.
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    I thought Plague was in Ireland some where right...

    I thought Plague was in Ireland some where right now. He is like a Nordsee surfer.

    Those remind me of early autumn waves around early.

    I'm back in the water. Took me 11 months post shoulder...
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    Mag Deal from Free the Powder

    Anyone know if Free the Powder is still around. I canít link to their website. Keep getting server down message.

    Edit: never mind. In now

    Anyone know of any current mag deals at FTP? Gonna buy...
  48. And technically, if it does get blown up, you...

    And technically, if it does get blown up, you will attracted a lot of people already. By definition. Sounds like a win win.
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    Back home and put in 25 miles and 3k. Felt really...

    Back home and put in 25 miles and 3k. Felt really good back on my new bike, in my back yard on trails I know. A bit dusty and loose but oh so much fun.
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    ^^^^thats what I figured. 2 hours from their...

    ^^^^thats what I figured. 2 hours from their home. With a pass they could easily go up for a morning session and be home for an evening surf. Or head up mid day and stick around for the evening. And...
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