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Slappysan
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Re: Crap surf fun

Postby Slappysan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:55 am

Um ... Neither of those are A: strapless or B: surfboards

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Re: Crap surf fun

Postby sarc » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:56 am

Slappysan you are right. My only defense is that they ARE enormous fun. Why would anyone want to go strapless in crappy waves?

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Re: Crap surf fun

Postby mike dubs » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:48 am

My conditions are 90% on or x on shore. Any decent surfboard shape works fine.

Biggest issue is a good deep turning kite and kite skills, lots of power and an aggressive attitude and you can rip on or x on with pleasure. Also put ur foot farther back to crank it.

The 10% x shore I get can be good but it’s super gusty in that direction at my spot, so half ur bottom turns or cutbacks are ruined by awkward gust or lull timing.

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Re: Crap surf fun

Postby Matteo V » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:05 pm

sarc wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:56 am
Why would anyone want to go strapless in crappy waves?
Crappy small, as in closeout, no distance from one to the next, and no organization = great place to practice strapless! Yes, you will go slower strapless, and not be able to do as much as you could strapped. But when the waves get bigger, and are of some consequence (should you fall), you can transfer some of the skill and just plain experience to the bigger stuff.

Strapless is a handicap no matter what (on a board under 6'-0" in length). I definitely support strapless riders upping their skill in crappy waves so they are not so much of a liability when it gets good.

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Re: Crap surf fun

Postby Matteo V » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:11 pm

Slappysan wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:55 am
Um ... Neither of those are A: strapless or B: surfboards
I think sarc has a pretty good recommendation for the OP of another thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2400881&sid=b7c3c24 ... d8985e6fb7, but not for this one. This guy has stated that he has completely bought into strapless and has the desire to make it work.

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Re: Crap surf fun

Postby BigZ » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:39 pm

Matteo V wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:05 pm
sarc wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:56 am
Why would anyone want to go strapless in crappy waves?
Crappy small, as in closeout, no distance from one to the next, and no organization = great place to practice strapless! Yes, you will go slower strapless, and not be able to do as much as you could strapped. But when the waves get bigger, and are of some consequence (should you fall), you can transfer some of the skill and just plain experience to the bigger stuff.

Strapless is a handicap no matter what (on a board under 6'-0" in length). I definitely support strapless riders upping their skill in crappy waves so they are not so much of a liability when it gets good.
Could not agree more. Practicing in messy onshore beach breaks develops skills that will keep you smiling and may save your life or at least equipment when you venture into bigger waves.

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Re: Crap surf fun

Postby STFU » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:12 am

Plenty to think about thanks for the feed back. I am on a old slingshot srt in on shore crap. Can't see me ever using straps. Strapless is far more fun and rewarding in any conditions.


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