Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby WaWaZat » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:38 am

In! Gonna go say grace with Pier now!!
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby xwindsurf » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:22 am

I stopped after two hours when I realized that despite booties, I could no longer feel my toes, which made landing jumps a real challenge ;)
Gusty? Yes. Up-and-down? Yes. Cold? Sure. But tons of fun, going beyond and above that now-or-never feel that was there.
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby dbur » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:48 am

good session till 4pm, amazing how warm is the water for this time of the year
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby West » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:55 am

Holland was 9m side shore with clean head high waves......couple of kites in the air when I arrived at 10. Rode for a couple of hours next to the pier, was super warm. TG and Jimbo showed up and we did a downwinder to Port Sheldon....bit gusty, but smooth waves and sunny!!!!!!!!!! Nice Tday 8)
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby V » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:11 am

xwindsurf wrote:I stopped after two hours when I realized that despite booties, I could no longer feel my toes, which made landing jumps a real challenge ;)


I upgraded to 5mm non-split-toe booties...what a difference. For the cost of the gas of one session, having the right booties makes a huge difference this late in the season (gloves too)...maybe its time for an upgrade?
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby WaWaZat » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:50 am

V wrote:
xwindsurf wrote:I stopped after two hours when I realized that despite booties, I could no longer feel my toes, which made landing jumps a real challenge ;)


I upgraded to 5mm non-split-toe booties...what a difference. For the cost of the gas of one session, having the right booties makes a huge difference this late in the season (gloves too)...maybe its time for an upgrade?

Yeah, I wear a 6mm round toe...feet are always toasty warm! Was in the water 3 hours straight, no prob...
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby xwindsurf » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:21 pm

Great idea. I always assumed I wouldn't be able to feel the board in anything thicker than 3 mm but I guess if I can't feel the board because I'm frozen stiff, it's time to reconsider.
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby Pier » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:05 pm

Hey Tom,

don't be afraid to use thick booties, 5mm or 6mm will make a huge difference compared to 3mm keeping your feet warm while you won't lose much feel with the board.

I was concerned about that since I couldn't find anything thinner than 7mm 3 years ago, the season was ending and I didn't want to waste any more time in searching so I thought: "I won't feel the board but at least I can be out in the water". I bought them and gladly noticed that I was wrong: I could ride with no problems, never been cold and I still use them after 3 seasons.
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby West » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:32 pm

3 mil gloves 5 mil boots........5/4 built in hood, undershirt......that's the ticket....still getting cold, then it is too cold....good for 40:40!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby dbur » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:47 pm

anyone tried one of these as a base layer? http://www.realwatersports.com/quiksilv ... short-john
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby xwindsurf » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:45 pm

'Battery sits on leg for compatibility with harnesses, vests, or life jackets
7.5 oz polypropylene long john with flexible heating pads using infrared heat technology
Water proof/impact resistant battery with high and low settings and vibration pulse feedback"

Are you sure it's not a sex toy? ;)
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby V » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:59 pm

I wear a pair of 1mm shorts w a titanium lining butbits more for changing than warmth. When my hands are cold at the end of a session, it sometimes takes a while to get the suit off and i'm usually outside, 1mm of windblock makes a big diff!
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby FSP » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:49 pm

Im just hardcore and need very little warmth..i am also the most interesting man in the world.
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:02 pm

FSP wrote:Im just hardcore and need very little warmth..i am also the most interesting man in the world.

say are u the guy from the dos xx commercial :lol: :lol: :lol: stay thirsty my friends
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby dbur » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:06 am

short clip from that day http://youtu.be/l0PeQhSgH04?hd=1

this was to test new GoPro slow motion 240fps and 120fps modes, I spent minimal time on video editing so don't comment on that or my sloppy riding
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Re: Waukegan 11/22/12 Thanksgiving

Postby Jimbo » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:42 pm

The slow mo looks great. Very clear video and endless hang time on the jumps :D
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