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First morning in a long time that it was cold outside. Winter's on its way, so...

Finally ready to go with a heated vest, and wanted to check in with those of you who have gone this route... as it's a pretty spendy buy-in.

Durabilty? Sizing? Comfort? Any other brands worth checking out?

Many thanks!
Alas, I am a goofy footer in the land of epic righthand point breaks. I can limp my current board (8'0 Spence) going right just fine but when I find a good left it really comes alive, like night and day. Is this just the nature of the beast? User error?
Looking for recommendations on a backside friendly hulls / hullish boards in the the 7'6" - 8'6" range.
I just put a Magic on layaway and I am pretty stoked to see what these are all about. Mine is a single fin and I am unsure how to fin these. I have searched through a lot of the posts but most seem to reference a 2 + 1 setup.

Me: 115 lbs, used to riding big heavy noseriders

East coast beachbreak. I have other boards to ride when its choppy/dumpy/ultra short period, so the Magic would probably be my go-to in small clean conditions.
So there's a very good chance my daughter and I will be heading to the NJ/NY area sometime in October and we're interested in booking a session (anywhere from an hour to several hours) at the pool opening near the Meadowlands.

I've been in touch with the operators and basically we're going to need to book privates because of COVID restrictions. Registration just opened today and while I don't have my hard dates yet, I'm wondering if anybody on here would be interested if we end up getting a group together. Pricing is $1800 an hour so the amount would be divided between whatever number end up attending. Based on my Waco experience (same underlying technology), I'm thinking 9 total would be ideal but that's just a starting point. That would be $200 a person per hour and more waves than you ever get in a week of regular surfing. That said, it can accommodate 20 people max and I assume we would want to book multiple hours if possible.

While my daughter is mostly interested in the air and barrel settings, my understanding is that they can essentially dial "a playlist" of different waves for different people and their preferences. In other words, cruisers and alternative equipment folks -- even beginners -- would be happy. Personally, I found the intermediate setting at BSR to be a perfect replication of small Rincon cove ... perfect for mids, fishes, etc. (I rode a bonzer MBLV.)

Anyway, we have other people we might reach out to but I figured I'd post here just to see. You can PM me or reply here if you're at all interested ...

April 4, 2020, Santa Monica Pier.

No one out

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Just picked up a custom I've been looking forward to for 6 months... it's beautiful. Looks and feels exactly like I was hoping.

After oogling for a bit I lay it down in the garage and get ready to pop the fin in but... the box is too tight! The fin can barely slide a couple inches up in the box, let alone lay all the way down.

I try several other fins and get same result. The box is too tight. Any ideas what is going on and how to fix it? I know sanding the fin base down is an option but becuase the box is too tight for literally every fin I have (some of which have already been sanded down) that doesn't seem like the right solution... and I'd still have trouble sliding it around on account of the pin.

Interested to hear your feedback and jokes. Thanks in advance.
See Classifieds - My mistake
I got word from an old high school friend of his that Don Bennett my have passed away earlier this year. I was lucky enough to fix up one of his boards as well as talk to him about it (via email). He responded to my questions, saying he would still be shaping if his eye wasn't injured. Also, the board rode fantastically.
If anybody has any info, it would be much appreciated.
For those of you East Coasters growing up in the 60s-70s, some of you might have one of his boards, or maybe some stories of him. If you do, please share. There is barely any information on one of the best board makers the rest of the world never knew.

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