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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenHunter View Post
    there actually is a leash plug, and its pretty big, like an inch and a half diameter. Its white and I set it in with white resin and with the brass bar aligned with the stringer so it kinda blends in and the pad is right up against it
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    Also, we're getting some mooshy front waves here for about two days. Gonna try and head out, if I can, and see how she flies.
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    LOL......you fooled us!
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    The history of the surf-leash.

    Since we're talking about surf leashes, thought you might like to heard the history of it. Now as far as I know, it wasn't invented by Jack O'Neill like wikipedia says. When I worked at O'Neills surf shop back in the early 70's, a young guy came in the store with a new invention.......he called it the surf leash. (I don't think anyone found out his name.) The first leash didn't look anything like the leash of today. It was a 3" round suction cup (that stuck on the nose of your board). The cord was made of surgical tubing (like used on sling shots) and had a loop made in the cord to go around your wrist and not your ankle. The bad thing about that leash was that when you fell off, the cord could stretch out about 50' and when you came back up from a wipe-out, you would come up to a board coming at you at mach 6.......You would either had to dive back down or put your hands up to stop the board. (I heard that is how Jack got his eye poked out). "And now you know the rest of the story"!
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    No shit really? Do you think he stole credit for the idea as revenge for his eye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSMassiv View Post
    No shit really? Do you think he stole credit for the idea as revenge for his eye?
    I think it was just bad luck. And he probably didn't tell anyone he invented it, just that everyone thought he did......... maybe because he was the first to sell them.

    EDIT.......here's what wikipedia said. It was at Steamer Lane that the modern surfing wetsuit and the leash were mainly developed by Jack O'Neill, who had his surf shop nearby for many years and lost his eye at Steamer Lane.
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    I thought that was a leash plug at first, but then i thought it was just a shadow from the pad or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenHunter View Post
    this is the board I made last summer for my self

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    That's a nice board......but it says Apex....?
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    ahh yeah thats when I worked at Apex. I made it in their shop last summer

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    http://www.surfline.com/video/webiso...lifornia_68693

    4:06 watch the guy who goes left. sack of the year award?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSMassiv View Post
    http://www.surfline.com/video/webiso...lifornia_68693

    4:06 watch the guy who goes left. sack of the year award?
    that guy is 9" soft. Guaranteed
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    I mean I've seen clips of peter mel and flea going left at mavs, but from the other side of the peak. to go left from the takeoff spot for the righthander? unreal

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    i have been watching a lot of Pancho Sullivan videos lately because he throws massive spray, you guys know what are some other surfers that just put all their weight into their turns?
    it's not the board, it's the rider

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    mick fanning, taj burrow, peter mendia, noodles

    4:58 pretty good example from taj


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    mind was blown at 1:44, kelly will never stop being the best.
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    holy shit, Mick's ride starting at 1:24
    it's not the board, it's the rider

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    Mick fanning gives me hope that tall people can do well surfing. he's 6 feet tall if i'm not mistaken
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    owen wright is 6'3
    I would aspire to be me if I wasn't already

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    I still can't believe Kelly lost that heat. I know at Bells that turns are more important, but Kelly landed not one, but two 360 airs that heat. wtf

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    LOL @ the red bull employee tasked with making sure Mick is holding up a red bull

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    Bros, I need help. Family just got a shack in dewey beach delaware, my little brother's birthday is on Wednesday and I want to spring for a surfboard for him/us.... We are both 5-7, i'm 170 lb I would think he's 155-165. I've surfed more than he has, but he was able to stand up first couple tries and all, handle himself alright. My problem is I'm at school in Pennsylvania right now but live in Maryland, so I can't drive to check out the boards in person, so I'll have to send my older brother to check them out and I don't want to send him on a wild goose chase.

    My price range tops off at about 150 so I don't expect anything spectacular. Any advice on what to look for will be greatly appreciated. I'm curious how surfboards hold up (i.e. would buying an old board be a bad idea, or is there a good chance it would still ride well as long as it isn't banged up).

    Craigslist options:

    6'1" 3 fins, Wave Riding Vehicle from 1980s $125 no leash

    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/spo/2944262525.html


    5'6" 3 fins, "Heat Wave", don't know anything else about it $150 comes with leash + roof rack

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    Eeeek dem some slim pickins. Every 80s board I've held is heavy as crap, and I dont trust glass/foam that old. The 5'6" would be too small. I think you should keep looking

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    Alright, i was half expecting to hear that, the search started half hour ago so not too discouraged.

    Are these reasonable criteria that i should be looking for?:

    - I do want a shortboard, 6' or above.
    - Not super old, Since 2002 at earliest
    - Not dinged/ small pressure dings are normal i would think
    - Three fins + leash
    - Around $150, up to 175
    - stomp pad

    Any online places for used boards other than craigslist?

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    Alright, I think i'm delaying this search until i'm actually down the beach, should be easier around there. I'll keep an eye out until then, thanks doug.

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    local forums would be a good start. delsurf.com has a small amount of regular posters. beyond that, I'd check out a shop, though im not sure of any "legit" (not tourist trap) shops in DE. but I'm not from DE so I wouldn't know.

    I think your criteria are reasonable, but in that price range expect to find boards that have been previously damaged and are now repaired. that isn't necessarily a bad thing, just be wary of anything that was totally snapped in half and repaired. filled in dings/cracks are no big deal.

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    you'd probably have to do craigslist to get that price. does AO carry surfboards? I've never been there since i don't have a car at school. or a board and suit for that matter.
    people on craigslist usually have cheap boards. my friend picked up a shortboard for like 150 or so. it was in really good shape too.

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    nah alley oop doesn't have surfs but im sure the guys there would point you in the right direction

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    PLEASE ignore the absolutely terrible music in this video, its pretty nuts:
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    looks like someone false negged me on that one...
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    http://vimeo.com/38906892

    reposting this because its amazing. I should have mentioned its filmed with a high speed camera planet earth style. 3:20 dat bear hole

    I'm really hoping this could be Taj's year. The guy has consistently been one of the best for a long time now, he rips so hard he deserves it.

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    I can't tell you how many years he comes in 2nd or 3rd for the world title.... he really does deserve a win

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    Gulf is about to get a nice little blast of surf for the next few days. sun, mon, and maybe clean up tuesday. frack finals...
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    god I love kelly


    i think 7 should be number 1
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    new favorite youtube video^
    it's not the board, it's the rider

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    I'm going to maui in a couple of weeks, and I'm bringing my webber mini fish because it's a pretty good all arounder, and my standard 6'2" is too worn out to trust for a week there. The webber is a 5'9" twin with center plugs, so I want to get a mini trailer fin before I go in case I get lucky and score a good swell

    anyone have any experience with these?
    http://trueames.com/shop/mini-center-trailer-fin

    or know anywhere online to buy individual fins?

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    never tried them, i feel like they are only good for a 5 finned set up
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