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Ok, I got a SUP
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September 8, 2011 - 8:04 pm
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Ok…. I went out and demoed a few SUP’s and ended up purchasing a Oxbow Cruiser 12.

Basically I needed a large board as I’m a lard a… I mean large guy.

I liked the Oxbow Cruiser 12, as it was a board that could handle my weight range. This is a key consideration.

Use case: Flat water Standup Paddling – Primarily Lake

Experience, lots of youtube video watching Laird Hamilton and no formal training.

I’ve been out 7-8 times and been working on my paddling technique.

I’ll report as I continue to learn.

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September 27, 2011 - 10:07 pm
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Ok… I’ve had the board 3 weeks and been out a dozen times or so.

Had a intro class with Zoar.

Lost 10 pounds.

Had my first unplanned dip on Shaver Pond in Grafton NY when a downed tree caught my fin underwater. Had to laugh when I climbed back on my board and noticed a guy sketching right there.

Still learning. The board is great, I have it on my roof rack and can run out after work and get a quick mile and a half paddle in in under an hour.

I am at this point working to get in as much board time as possible before the water freezes. I’ve done a little class 1 down river float and… wow… My new NRS Shorty came in today.

Still figuring out the right paddle length…. I have a Bic adjustable right now, but am eying an 82 or 84" Werner, for Touring… I understand that, just like in Kayaking, blades for white water paddling are shorter than flat water.

This is something you really should try. What a blast.

ChuckS

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September 28, 2011 - 8:26 am
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Hey Chuck,
Good job man , isn’t it a blast. Had my board for almost 2 weeks.
I’m starting to learn to walk the board. it’s hard to hold a surfers posistion on it. Do you have the small fins for yours? I’m thinking of running Fife Brook next spring. Need a lot of practice in the ocean first. Ocean will be good for balance.
So far I lost 2 lbs.

Bruce

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