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Escaping LA this winter... Spending the month of December in Hawaii visiting family. Most of that time will be spent on Maui, but the first 5 days I’ll be exploring Kauai for the first time. I’m staying near Hanalei, closer to Tunnels.

Risk airplane travel with a board from home? Hmmm....Seems like a great excuse to get a new board built by a local shaper.

Any suggestions for board builders on Kauai? Given the time of year, I’ll probably be looking for a step-up of sorts.

I’ve been impressed by Lance Ebert’s
Shapes...Anyone else I should check out?


PS: open to any and all Kauai food/hike/adventure recs as well
If any of you here slalom, I have a GoG front and some Paris 108mm trucks I’d like to sell. Let me know if you’re interested.
WTF, this DVD came out 3 yrs ago and the only place that I buy it at is in Japan. Anybody knows if the the rights are owned by a Japanese Company. I mean c'mon on now. Skip Frye, Josh Hall, Devon Howard, Jen Smith very common Japanese names, right. I thought by now I could easily get this puppy from Ebay or Amazon, No Bueno. Anyone knows what gives?

Hey Jammers!

I just placed a deposit with Ryan for the 7' 4" Lizzy I have been dreaming about for some time. He has posted that he will be shutting down orders until "mid-winter" this Friday.

Full disclosure I *have not* floated this idea with him, but I have worked with him in the past and he has been nothing but reasonable and customer service-centric. My idea is to get 1-3 more boards on a shipment to share the cost. The following is direct from his site.

Do you ship, or how do I get a board in another country?

If I'm not traveling to your area any time soon, I ship boards alllllll the time - not a problem at all! I charge a $50 boxing & packing fee to make sure the board will be safe, and different locations have different shipping costs after that. The freight companies change their pricing often so below is a really really rough list of what shipping usually costs to a few different locations around the world in USD:

-East Coast US $150 (shortboard) $275+ (longboard 8' and up)

I figure if I can get a couple other guys together we can all save. Under 8' would be great but we can work it out otherwise. Anyone interested?

If there is interest I will reach out to him and make sure he is cool with it. I may not be able to get an answer back before the Friday deadline but I will try. Let me know!

Since this seems to be the theme of the week -

Quotes From Jack Handey
Here are a few Deep Thoughts to remind you of why they're awesome. All of these quotes are replicated here courtesy of Jack Handey's Official Website.

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

Children need encouragement. If a kid gets an answer right, tell him it was a lucky guess. That way he develops a good, lucky feeling.

To me, it's always a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, "Hey, can you give me a hand?," you can say, "Sorry, got these sacks."

When I was a kid my favorite relative was Uncle Caveman. After school we'd all go play in his cave, and every once in a while he would eat one of us. It wasn't until later that I found out that Uncle Caveman was a bear.

To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said, "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.

If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He like enchiladas, because that's what He's getting! If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did."

"Sometimes I just feel like curling up on the floor in front of the fireplace, and just rolling around the room, like a tumbleweed, and not even caring if I knock things...
How has aging affected your surfing? By that I mean the experience of surfing, your performance surfing, your injury frequency, etc. And what have you learned and how have you coped?

I'll start.
I get hurt more often and easier. I have learned to be more aware of this and make some changes and concessions.
The level of how I surf has been dropping steadily. I have learned to let a lot of shvt go. Like I'm NOT going to get the "wave of the day" anymore. And my wave count does not matter either. These has been the hardest for me. But I've learned a whole new mindset on what constitutes a good session. And it does not take much. All I have to do is leave my ego on the beach.
How I feel about fellow surfers has changed dramatically. I mean strangers, not people I know. I feel as my proficiency has dropped, my credibility to dictate has too. I do not care anymore if some visitor is taking more than their share of waves and breaching simple etiquette, a younger guy at my local can handle it. I talk to everyone, I no longer have a dog in that fight. I just want to slide one or two.
So how about you guys? I know there's more than couple of seniors on here. Chime in.

-2019, age 69. Trim till you can't anymore!
if we are to do this...

my hope is that a collection of subjective responses will provide some insight to our beloved _________.

Love skips response.