<<Then try the rip. I'd rather eat glass than surf a piroette.
Follow up #1. It was odd Travis but last night at the rolling clinic I was
asked if I wanted to try our a Rip someone had brought with them. Talk about
coincidence (given the suggestion that morning by you). Well, it was no go. I
set the foot pegs all the way forward and I still couldn't fit into the boat.
I'm just too tall. There are a lot of good looking new boats out there but I
don't fit into them. I especially like my Pirouette because it fits me like a
glove and I prefer a front bulkhead for slammin' instead of foot pegs.
<<BTW, I've often wondered, not living by the ocean and all but, It seams you
pre***ly / only (?) ocean surf. Wouldn't you be better off with an ocean
specific boat? Is It an economics thing? Or is there an other advantage to
using a ww boat in the ocean? Jake>>
Follow up #2. Ah yes, my good buddy Jake (re: your "Well... Dahh Ray!"
statement). Well J., I live 30 minutes inland from the ocean and predominately
ocean surf because, for me, there isn't a better sport on the planet. Been on
the ocean all my life: know its moods and am completely comfortable in it (most
of the time!). I am sincerely amused by the idea of "ocean specific boat" and
"ww boat". That idea is an illusion which comes about from how boats are
marketed by manufacturers. I find a Pirouette to be quite ocean specific - it
is fast, flies well and I can weave through the lineup while on a wave. Surfs
well backwards or forwards, big enders but it's not a great spinning boat.
What more do I need? Spinning makes me dizzy. Economics aren't the primary
thing - if I found a better boat I'd trade the boats I have now for it.
You going to Hatteras in Sept?