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  • in reply to: search for fins #11171
    Scooterboy
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    KayakerAdams;
    Have you checked out the fins from http://finsciences.com/ ?
    I have a large single fin on one of my skis, and I have to say, I’m quite impressed.
    I bought mine before they offered thruster and quad set ups.
    Regards
    Kevin in Nova Scotia.

    in reply to: Eureka! I think…. #11174
    Scooterboy
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    Thanks for the notes Ramon.
    I guess it really depends on the shape of the nose of the ski to use your method. The WM has quite a flip upwards, the G Force has a more subtle entry.
    Anyway the proof is in the pudding as they say….
    I had the G Force out for 4 hours on Saturday morning in chest high conditions with the seat moved way back.
    A huge difference. The best rides I had on this ski since I got it. I enjoyed it immensely.
    So my intuition was incorrect. In this case riding off the tail makes this ski plane out faster than riding off the center of the rocker.
    Another lesson learned.

    in reply to: First rides of the season #11170
    Scooterboy
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    Laker; Nice to hear that the new knee isn’t putting up too much of a fight and that you got an early session in.
    The water has warmed up quite a bit here. I’m out in a 3/4 now.
    It was quite good at the local reef here last evening. Got quite a few rides in.
    I hope everyone has a good summer!
    Scooterboy in Nova Scotia

    in reply to: First rides of the season #11161
    Scooterboy
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    Laker; nice to hear from you as well.
    Yes, we get swell through the summer, but it usually relies heavily on a combination of bad offshore weather and a slight offshore breeze to reduce the chop. Like most ocean side places I guess.
    Typically fall winter is the best time around here. The water is warmest in fall, but the waves best in winter.
    I’d love a Waveskate, but can hardly justify another ski. I have a Wavemaster, two Woodyskis, and a G Force. My wife would beat me silly. And I wouldn’t blame her.
    Glad to hear that you had a really good spring. It’s a shame it flattens out so much.
    And it sounds like your knee is working out quite well.

    I was down to the beach the other night with a buddy of mine, and it was dead flat.
    I spoke to a fellow with two homemade thick shortboards on the roof who looked very disappointed.
    It turns out he too surfs on the Great lakes and had ventured in our direction for a week long surf vacation to find it flat all week. I felt for him.
    If only he had been here a week earlier.
    Scooterboy

    in reply to: The Oldest USA Waveskier – Update #11157
    Scooterboy
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    I have to ask….Is Bob the fellow with the place in Costa Rica?
    Or is that another Bob?
    Kevin in Nova Scotia

    in reply to: The Oldest USA Waveskier – Update #11156
    Scooterboy
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    Awesome!

    in reply to: Ashes to Ashes #11146
    Scooterboy
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    In other places in the world it is growing if not holding steady.
    France for instance is a hot bed, Spain much the same, South Africa and Aussie land.
    Things just take trends it seems. Take longboards for instance, they had a bit of a lull. And windsurfing as well, with the onset of kite boarding.
    Maybe people are just out doin’ it, rather than chatting about it? I dunno.
    Laker, the ice must be gone by now I hope.
    Kevin

    in reply to: Ashes to Ashes #11144
    Scooterboy
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    Oh, I’m hard at it when the weather allows. I love it, what can I say.
    Yes, everybody seems to be doing some SUP riding, it seems to be the latest rage. Diluting the participants.
    But I don’t think the sport has died.
    I’m sort of like Laker, an army of 1. But I know there are other waveskiers around the area, we just don’t seem to gather at the same spots.
    It would be nice to here from some of the past contributors though.
    Kevin in Nova Scotia

    in reply to: Rides? Anybody have a summer ride report? #11128
    Scooterboy
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    All is well that ends well I guess Laker. Making it look “casual” works just fine sometimes.
    I always say, just one ride makes it all worth while.
    So the new ski does the job?
    I hope to be as avid as you at that age, especially in those chilly temperatures.
    Kevin in Nova Scotia

    in reply to: Waveski Contest November 14th Fernandina Beach! #11140
    Scooterboy
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    So…..How was it?
    I hope you had good conditions.
    Kevin

    in reply to: Rides? Anybody have a summer ride report? #11126
    Scooterboy
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    Saturday, might have been the last rides for the season for me.
    One of my buddies called me up to say there was a nice wave coming in at one of our usual haunts.
    It was raining, about 45F (7C) out, and the water about 50F(10C), but he was right, some nice sets coming in, waist to shoulder and smooth. And it stopped raining.
    The spot was quite populated (15?), but we all had our turn.
    After about 3 hours and several great rides, it was time to come in.
    I had no problem walking over the rocks on the way to the car as I couldn’t feel my feet.
    But my Ocean Rodeo drysuit kept the rest of me nice and warm.
    I hope everyone else out there is pushing the season.

    in reply to: Waveski Contest November 14th Fernandina Beach! #11136
    Scooterboy
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    Cooool! I wish I could attend. But I used up all my vacation.
    Have fun though.

    in reply to: Rides? Anybody have a summer ride report? #11125
    Scooterboy
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    Laker, make a trip out our way, and break in that fancy new ski before the weather decides to change! I’ll show you around.
    With the impending swell from the latest hurricane I ventured to the local breaks over the last three evenings hoping to get some rides. Monday yielded huge people eaters with any sheltered breaks either dangerous or crowded. Tuesday was still big, ugly & choppy.
    Last night was just right! Offshore light winds, and nice sets rolling in at Seaforth. Along with about 1/2 dozen surfers I was getting some nice rides.
    Surfed for 2 hours, well after sunset (too bad it gets dark so darned early).
    I have to say I was very tired when I put the ski on the roof.
    Kevin in Nova Scotia

    in reply to: Rides? Anybody have a summer ride report? #11123
    Scooterboy
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    The water has stayed very warm up here for an extended period of time.
    It’s still at least 70 degrees, just plain beautiful. And the fall sun to go with it.
    Since last Thursday some swell come in, probably the same swell as Greenwave reported.
    As I am a working guy, I didn’t get out until after supper on Thursday, but stayed well after dark as there was a bright full moon.
    Lawrencetown was a bit too busy at both breaks, so I drove another 10 minutes down the road to Seaforth where a nice A frame develops at mid tide.
    A group of familiar boardies (8 to 10) and myself enjoyed wave after wave.
    I only had one “spectacular” wipe out, an end over end maneuver that spit me out upright.
    This is just the best time of year!
    Kevin from Nova Scotia

    in reply to: What killed this forum? #11096
    Scooterboy
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    Wowsers! Steve does a wonderful job eh? And one hell of a nice guy too.
    Do you ride with both straps and a belt?
    That’s one honey of a ski.
    Congrats!

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