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9AMdp

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SUP
« on: September 11, 2012, 07:40:05 AM »

First, this is not a SUP hate thread.
It's observation, made this weekend; and,
it's my opinion only. 
You may beat upon me as you see fit if you disagree.

So, had some folks in town, my old roomate owns a shop up north,
and they sell a ton of SUPs.
Went Sunday afternoon to Lori to watch some guys SUP, (work right?),
and was told the "World Champ" and bunch of guys from "the tour"
were out free surfing, um free SUPping?

Anyway, watched for a bit and really, my impression was
what a lame and awkward looking spectacle.

Maybe it's my predisposition of what surfing should look like,
40+ years in the making, but really,
no style, no grace, and frankly, I've seen better board control
in most menehune divisions in any contest anywhere. 

Maybe it's the fact that they've got to hold on to the paddle
or maybe it's just the size of those batteaus they're navigating
or maybe it's just that the the sport is too new
for anyone really good to develop,
but the lone no name guy surfing the midsize surfboard
that drifted thru that forest of standups
nailed every wave with style, poise and grace that
none of the standups could even begin to mimic.

I've got nothing against SUPs and hope they sell a million, but
sorry Seinfeld SUPpers,
no SUP for me. 

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Re: SUP
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 07:47:59 AM »

I agree but there are some folks who can ride those boats with style.

http://www.timmckennaphoto.com/us/features/page-166-teahupoo+sup+session.html
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Re: SUP
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 07:53:40 AM »

May be true Dan but I've yet to witness it.
And I never trust surf photos.
Why?
I've seen pics of me that
make me look like
I can surf.
Clearly a trick of the camera.
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Re: SUP
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 08:16:21 AM »

They are fun though, especially in the river or on flat days in the ocean.  You can see so much more standing up than laying down.
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Re: SUP
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 01:54:28 PM »

This older guy I know ripped pavones and pilon apart on SUP. He was paddling into 8-10foot waves on one.

Yes a frame can make anyone look good.... or really really bad. (see that pick of the guy doing the hack on that other post)
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Re: SUP
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 07:25:54 PM »

"No SUP for Me"!!!

I wouldn't mind paddling one around the thousand islands
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Re: SUP
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 05:50:53 AM »

That's what I'm talking about!  Paddling through the 1,000 islands is a good time...as long as the skeeters aren't out!
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Re: SUP
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 06:51:22 AM »

The 1000 islands are great, I've only explored about 675 of them...
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Re: SUP
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 07:33:59 AM »

There a 1000 islands everywhere, even in the salad dressing isle
but my father in law's favorite was 1000 island in Canada.
Pretty cool place to hang out, drink, explore, camp, fish and drink. 
This is a picture from wikipedia (I don't have any) but this is what
it looked like to me.

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Re: SUP
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2012, 08:01:50 AM »

Cool house, looks like a sketchy place to be if the river rises!
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Re: SUP
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2012, 01:32:20 PM »

Ya, this thousand islands is kind of the east end of Lake Ontario,
before it narrows down to become the St. Lawrence Seaway.
I think the water level is pretty stable. 
It's about 1/2 in the US and 1/2 in Canada.  Tough border to guard. Haha!

When it freezes in the winter, they use sleds (snowmobiles) or just drive
out to their islands. 
Lots of the areas have riverlike current and don't freeze solid so the ice can be tricky. Local knowledge.
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Re: SUP
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012, 02:30:41 PM »

Ya, this thousand islands is kind of the east end of Lake Ontario,
before it narrows down to become the St. Lawrence Seaway.
I think the water level is pretty stable. 
It's about 1/2 in the US and 1/2 in Canada.  Tough border to guard. Haha!

 Local knowledge.

I will be fishing the Salmon River next month in Upstate NY, the river is fed from Lake Ontario. Can't wait, salmon and steelhead trout.
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Re: SUP
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 02:55:42 PM »

I guess you have to take your fin out to have style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0JEgrSk98Y
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Re: SUP
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2012, 09:37:36 PM »

 I bet Nuttjelly gets a SUP after watching that. :fro1:
LOL  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqUdI4AIDF0
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Re: SUP
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2012, 11:22:53 AM »

OK, I gotta chime in here real quick...I had my first run in with a SUP tool bag this weekend.  Dude was on EVERYTHING and being a jerk about it too.  He was calling people off waves before he even really "got" them.

I decided to go for a nice left and he was way outside trying to get it, he's calling me off before he really even made the connection and as he's paddling like mad he dang near took my head off.  In hindsight it was stoopid of me to try and challenge him as he with the bigger board usually wins but he was a total jerk.

OK, rant over.  :)
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