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RATTFINK Oct 29, 2011

  1. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Hey there, I am a surfer and have been for the past 14 years.

    I live in TX* where most of the time I have to ride my 9'-6" board. I also have a 6'-6" & a 6'-5" fish/hybrid short boards. Looking to sell one of the short boards.

    I personally have surfed most of the TX coast and the following...

    California: La Jolla, Point Loma, OB, & PB

    Hawaii:Hawaii, Oʻahu & Kauaʻi

    &

    Fanning Island/Tabuaeran which is part of the Kiribati Island chain located, for you map geeks, 3°51′36″N 159°21′52″W just below the equator.


    How do you guys strap your boards to the rack? Do you use straps, buggies, rope, Strap Thang by Yakima, etc., etc....?

    Do you have piX of your X sporting a surfboard?


    I'll have to take pix of my boards and post them.
     
  2. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Dude, how'd you find yourself on Fanning? More importantly, how was the surf?
     
  3. Oz_X

    Oz_X First Fill-Up (of many) Founding Member

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    whatever you use strap them the proper way. Skegs up and pointed forward. As so:
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    Not as such:
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    You can spot a kook a mile away with a board strapped like that.

    Reasons? Deck up the sun will quickly melt off all of your hard earned wax. Skegs first? If perchance you forgot to strap down your board there's a chance to skegs will catch on something on the way out the back. Yeah a slim chance but that's how its always been done.

    HEY Not saying that you do that RF, just saying as s general rule :)
     
  4. civicjoe

    civicjoe lone wolf mod Super Moderator Founding Member

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    plan to give this a whirl when i get to Hawaii, i used to skate, still long board and snowboard as much as i can, so I dont know if this will help me or not but needless to say im comfortable on a board.
     
  5. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    I'm always more afraid of a load up top coming off in a forward direction in the event of hitting the brakes too hard or, God forbid, running into something. Our trucks don't accelerate as hard as they can decelerate. Still, skeg up, wax down in any case.
     
  6. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Hopped a boat from Hawaii :) The surf was sick!!





    Yeah man. I've seen a lot of kooks do the second. What f'n noobs. In my younger days, my friends and I would put a bar of wax on the cars windshield for being kooks... not so nice I know.






    Naaahhh! I drive at highway speeds (70mph max) and go around in stop and go traffic and never had a board budge. You just need board pads and strap it right.

    If the surf forecast looks right for LA, I'll bring my 9'6".
     
  7. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    My 6'-6"

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    6'-6" & 6'-5"

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  8. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    I wouldn't even bother, bro. Even with a 30 knot south wind there's no rideable surf here, and it's just too choppy. The beach comes up on such a shallow slope that the waves expend 80-90% of their energy before they come ashore and break.
     
  9. Oz_X

    Oz_X First Fill-Up (of many) Founding Member

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    my time has passed but I do get in the water to teach my son. Here's some picts from El Capitan State Beach, CA.:


    Zoe paddling out
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    Giving him instruction
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    Little pushoff from Dad
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    Allllllmost up this time!
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    body boarded a few
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    Me getting bored and body surfing - water was ICE
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    Zoe off on his own now
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    Pop paddling out
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    Admonishing him to "always be looking outside!"
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    Wildlife very close by
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    Dolphins fishing near us and the pelican
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    He's done!
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    Tired
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    Our wicked camp site
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    Son and Pop
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  10. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Very nice man!! Pass on the stoke :)


    Oh, and your time is never passed haha I surf with a 70yr old from time-to-time. :D
     
  11. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Shucks!
     
  12. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    This thread is so cool. I went to Cali one time in the 5th grade and my dad's cousin took me "surfing" one morning. I just body boarded on a boogie board but at the time it was cool as heck. Getting all wet suited up at sunrise at his duplex on the boardwalk of La Jolla. Good memories.
     
  13. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    I LOVE LaJolla. I have family in SD, Mission Valley, and Long Beach.
     
  14. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I'm not sure if he's still got the place at LaJolla but he got into a hand full of places in Hawaii. Needless to say I need to hit him up for a trip someday! My friends and I were going to go there and stay in one of his places for our senior trip but it was a little out of our budget, we ended up going camping and making a heck of a lot of memories there too. //end thread jack.
     
  15. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Joe, there is nothing like the stoke you get from surfing. It's not a sport or a hobby.

    "Once the surfing part bites you, you can never leave."
    -Rabbit Kekai - Step Into Liquid
     
  16. civicjoe

    civicjoe lone wolf mod Super Moderator Founding Member

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    Not too surprising man, I live to ride.


    Sent from the Nighthog mobile command unit.
     
  17. Oz_X

    Oz_X First Fill-Up (of many) Founding Member

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    I think this says it all:
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  18. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    :lols:
     
  19. NMTerras

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    Riders - Sorry for the repeat post (I hit up the snowboard forum too) but I want to turn you all on to my brother in law's line of surf and skate clothes --> http://landandseeclothing.com
    Mike designs and makes quality sh*t, and it's been pretty well received on various pro tours. He's been working his ass off to establish it. Least I can do is help! As you can see, even my X reps him!

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    "You're so Haole, you don't even know how Haole you are! Laters, Brah!"
    -- North Shore
     
  20. civicjoe

    civicjoe lone wolf mod Super Moderator Founding Member

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    Cool stuff!


    Sent from the Nighthog mobile command unit.
     
  21. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    My spare fins for my longboard.

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    Sent from my zombie fort.
     
  22. tommyboy

    tommyboy Need Bigger Tires Founding Member

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    Those are some cool Pics OZ!!!!
     
  23. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    i rock a 6'11 and 5'11 WAHL boards. custom shape from a company around my old town.
     
  24. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Man, wish I had the powerful and lengthy sets y'all have to handle a 5'11. My 6'-5" & 6" are pushing it haha.
     
  25. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    but don't you live in like texas or some southern state were the waves well aren't as big as we get sometimes? i'm surprised you don't ride a longer board than the 6'5 that's a pretty decent size for not getting something to powerful. living in cali does have it's benefits :D
     
  26. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    5'11 left 6'11 right mess around paint job by me with some dish washing soap and rattle can.
     
  27. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Texas. :)

    I have a 9'-6" longboard. Heavy and wide.

    I'm going to sell one of my shortboards to get a 9'-0" board.

    Sent using telepathy.
     
  28. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Sweet boards man.

    Sent using telepathy.
     
  29. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    My 9'-6" longboard by Fry. Had this since 2001.

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    Sent using telepathy.
     
  30. RANT

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    Yo Yo - Salty since 1981
     
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    HAVE HAD SO MANY STIX -
    EK TWIN SWALLOW
    DENNIS JARVIS "SPIDER" TRI BOOMERANG FIN
    OG EPOXY (JACOBS) THRUSTER
    STEWART "HYDRO HULL" 3 FIN'
    DON KADAWAKI - TRES' CHANNELED
    HANK WARRNER - GUN
    NECTAR "ELECTRIC DUCK" SPEED EGG.
    a WHOLE UIVER I CANT REMEMBER THE NAMES ( SORRY I LIVED IN OCEAN BEACH CA IN MY 20'S) - PUFF PUFF
    (NO MAS POR FAVOR.) lol.
     
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  32. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Nice boards man! I love the OB... ya damn hippy hahaha

    I was born in '81 btw :D
     
  33. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Were any of you apart of the Surfer Magazine message board? I used to be really into that community before I found Xterra communities. My name was SurWax and SurfWax2.
     
  34. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    yes fink. somesexnwax22 :D transworld, surfer and a couple local ones.
     
  35. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    [video=youtube_share;ndt9_295HfY]http://youtu.be/ndt9_295HfY[/video]
     
  36. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    epic^^. just planned my surf trip for this year down south. july 8-18th slightly stoked.
     
  37. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Sticky Bumps or SexWax?

    Sent Using Tapatalk 4
    from a Galaxy SIII
    FAR, FAR AWAY
     
  38. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    sticky bumps for the smaller boards i feel it grips a little more, sex wax for the cruisers i use sex on anything bigger than 6'5 and smaller like my skim board i use sticky bumps. So i don't know if you like the smell of them but Mr. Zoggs started making candles, one of my girls brought it over tonight, it smells awesome!
     
  39. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Yeah, the last time I was at the surf shop, they had the candles. Meant to get a couple.

    I've made my own wax using coconut oil and beeswax. Got the recipe from Surfer message board user from NZ.

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  40. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    work pretty good?
     

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