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SunSurfer last won the day on February 2

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About SunSurfer

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    An aesthetic carver


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    Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
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  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    10+ boards between 160 & 180cm, 1995 to 2017 builds.
  • Current Boots Used?
    Modified UPZ RC10S. A pair of standard boots is just the start of the fun!
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Regular stance. Models: F2 & Bomber TD3 Intecs. Isocline plates, both DIY design/builds and BBP 4mm, with UPM & 4x4 pattern, ride with fixed axle front. Experimenting with stance distance & skwal style stances.
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  1. Yeah, that first guys got a skill set I want to emulate. Multitasking, sweet heelside and clearing his nose at the same time!
  2. There are other threads recording failure at the UPM inserts. I have a 2012 build Coiler NSR 180cm with UPM inserts that failed non-catastrophically at the same point as Nitro's Donek. In correspondence with BV he's clearly had the same issue occur with other boards and recognises that these extra inserts in a thinner part of a boards core are weak spots. He discouraged me from getting UPM inserts in the replacement board I bought from him. The buyer should beware, especially buying 2nd hand boards with UPM/AllFlex inserts.
  3. Helvetica Now? Since there are different ideas about what a spade is, if you really want to derail this thread show them the difference between Aussie and Brazilian thongs!
  4. Apart from a sense of adventure, is there a rationale for this?
  5. Was not unexpected. Talked with some people who were good friends with him during my time in Aspen in Feb this year about the great memories they had of carving snowboards with him at Buttermilk.
  6. You'll need someone to make him lie still while you fix him.
  7. Pictures of Left handed 3D design built in TinkerCAD. Matching Right handed version. .stl files available on request. Minor problem. Local commercial 3D printing company quoted me over $500 per hand to print them in Nylon 12. http://3dprint-nz.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-materials/ My "found item" construction method suddenly looks a whole lot more reasonable.
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    To quote/paraphrase someone's signature here "Trenches don't lie". No real difference between us. "Lots of spray" is subjective. Joerg Egli in a body dragging, edge grabbing, Pureboarding style turn is, for me, a good example of lots of spray and the turn not being cleanly carved. Example from around 3:25 to 3:40 in the video below, and the second turn clearly shows the squiggly "trench" left behind. Earlier in the video are lots of much more cleanly carved Pureboarding turns, short and with modest amounts of spray. @Calle loved your photo sequence.
  9. That would be Richard Knapp. He's come to a number of SES/ATC and taught a range of clinics from beginner through to advanced skills. I credit Richard's teaching with me making real progress in my riding during the 2015 session.
  10. SunSurfer

    Quick mini edit

    Nic(r-typo)e promo for Kessler. (?all 168s?)
  11. You've watched/read the material Autodesk provides?
  12. The secrets of sports recovery https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/apr/21/the-secrets-of-sports-recovery?
  13. Causing an outburst of fat shaming wasn't my aim. Even lean cyclists know the cheapest way to lose total weight from bicycle and rider is to lose rider weight. Chris Froome is seriously LEAN. I deal with the consequences of Western calorie rich diets every day in my work as a doctor. For me, obesity is a health issue that robs, the person trapped inside, opportunity and length of life.
  14. That's the carving equivalent of wearing Speedos away from the training/racing swim pool.
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