"Eating glass" and "Ocean specific" boats!

"Eating glass" and "Ocean specific" boats!

Post by RWFarn » Thu, 05 Mar 1998 04:00:00


<<Then try the rip.  I'd rather eat glass than surf a piroette.
Travis>>
   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?
-Ray

 
 
 

"Eating glass" and "Ocean specific" boats!

Post by Aled » Thu, 05 Mar 1998 04:00:00

"I .....ocean surf because, for me, there isn't a better sport on the
planet."

Right on the nail RW!

But........
have you ever thought of paddling one of those nippy little things called
"squirts"? I'm sure you could find one your size.

I find lack of volume a good thing in the waves, you always surf the green,
even when its fluffy 'round your ears. You have boat speed galore, crisp
edges to hold you high up in the barrel, lightness of weight so its easy to
throw around, flat bottom for those wildest of spins, and an ability to
duck-dive - anytime! For the ultimate seat-of-the-pants ride, do the
squirty thing!

Aled

 
 
 

"Eating glass" and "Ocean specific" boats!

Post by Paul Skoczyla » Thu, 05 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>    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.

My club's Rips have bulkheads, not pegs.  Also, with the bulkhead not
all the way forward (it could have gone another inch or two) I could
quite comfortably fit my 6'2", 200# frame into it.

-Paul

 
 
 

"Eating glass" and "Ocean specific" boats!

Post by RWFarn » Thu, 05 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Aled - I've got two fellow paddlers who squirt.  Recently (Tom) and I got
caught inside on a set wave and we were doin the diagonal sprint big time with
the (left) wall bearing in on us.  My hull speed (or adrenaline) was working
better and I just barely made a sharp turn  to catch the thing.  Tom, in the
squirt, was caught short.  Next thing I know Tom is beside me!  He did a pretty
incredible takeoff from the soup and we surfed that thing together for awhile.
I couldn't pull that move off in a Pyro.  Anyway, I have trouble bending my
feet at a severe angle for a long time.  Lots of old sports injuries.  So, I
don't squirt.  To me, however, it is radical fo sho.  In some of the newer
boats I see efforts to reproduce that sharp flat back end for quick turning.
-Ray
<<But........ have you ever thought of paddling one of those nippy little
things called "squirts"? I'm sure you could find one your size.
I find lack of volume a good thing in the waves, you always surf the green,
even when its fluffy 'round your ears. You have boat speed galore, crisp edges
to hold you high up in the barrel, lightness of weight so its easy to throw
around, flat bottom for those wildest of spins, and an ability to duck-dive -
anytime! For the ultimate seat-of-the-pants ride, do the squirty thing!  Aled>>

 
 
 

"Eating glass" and "Ocean specific" boats!

Post by Jak » Thu, 05 Mar 1998 04:00:00

I sold my Hatteras, too much money tied up in one boat!

                                                   Jake

" OVER FORTY......
IT'S ALL DOWN RIVER FROM HERE "