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Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jan 9th, 2018 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

...will beat your ass...

...gay-ron-teed:

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Yeeeehaaaa!
Jan 9th, 2018 01:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thought this was gonna be a thread on Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth's formidable 413 cubic inch displacement V8 engine.

Taildragger
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Jan 9th, 2018 01:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here...

...maybe you can forgive me now:

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Jan 9th, 2018 04:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't live far from The Wedge and it has kicked my butt several times when I was a younger man.

Although Mopars are cool I prefer surf guitar.

The Wedge - Dick Dale

(This message was last edited by Hammond101 at 11:34 AM, Jan 10th, 2018)

Taildragger
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Jan 9th, 2018 04:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Need t'fix your linky, Hammond101...

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Jan 9th, 2018 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not to be a thread tangenter, but I should mention I have a fantastic old Hot Rod Magazine article on a gloriously beautiful red and white 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury, with 426 Max Wedge, and Torqueflite 727. I want one.

Edited: did I actually type '427'?.....sigh....I meant '426.'

(This message was last edited by Charlie Macon at 08:07 AM, Jan 10th, 2018)

Taildragger
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Dude: Mopars are welcome in my thread!

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Jan 10th, 2018 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ugh, shore break close out. What is the feature that caused that? A sand pile or a chunk of ledge?

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Jan 10th, 2018 09:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dang, the copy/paste must have been stuck in there. Sorry, link fixed.

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Jan 10th, 2018 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Ugh, shore break close out. What is the feature that caused that? A sand pile or a chunk of ledge?"

Why The Wedge does what it does:

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Jan 10th, 2018 10:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

GAH!

Flashbacks of me surfing Steamer Lane @ Santa Cruz in 1984.

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Jan 10th, 2018 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wright's analysis is The Wedge is hilarious. Here's a snippet:

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Why can’t we all just get along? It is easy to see why the wedge crew wanted a little alone time in the lineup...outside of the blackball hours during a decent swell it can be a madhouse of skimboards, bodyboards, and bodysurfers flying everywhere, calling each other off, and occasionally fighting it out on the sand. The problem arises mostly because the three different disciplines require different take-off spots but all eventually overlap once the wave starts breaking...this means that it is hard to know whose turn it is. So what happens is that everyone goes at once, get into each others way, get mad and start punching people much like myself after a bottle or two (too much) of whiskey. There isn’t really a solution to the issue short of taking numbers...so the best we can do is be down there with our video cameras to make sure the fisticuffs get posted on YouTube.



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Even with size, The Lane isn't as dangerous as The Wedge because it breaks in deeper water and the waves aren't as thick (less water volume/weight). I've ridden The Lane at double-overhead+ and yes, it'll hammer you, but not like The Wedge does. I used to ride The Lane a lot and while I've endured some long hold-downs, I've never gotten bounced off the bottom there (which is common at The Wedge).

The main danger at The Lane (particularly nowadays) is the crowds (especially inexperienced members thereof) and, during higher tides/big days, the cliffs when you are entering or exiting the water.

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"The problem arises mostly because the three different disciplines require different take-off spots but all eventually overlap once the wave starts breaking...this means that it is hard to know whose turn it is."

Yeah, right: welcome to surfing 2018! Sounds more like just another excuse than anything. "Whose turn it is"? With today's extreme crowding (thank you, surf schools), traditional, right-of-way, surf etiquette is pretty much a thing of the past at many if not most established breaks.

Too many rats in the cage...

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Jan 10th, 2018 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You kids! Get your damn surfboards off my wave!"

[shakes cane threateningly and executes a perfect roundhouse cutback]

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Jan 10th, 2018 03:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The waves get crowded even in...

...England:

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Jan 10th, 2018 04:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's beautiful.

At 0:37 in the vid...paddling-out dude gets hair parted by guy in the hole. THAT could've been bad!

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Jan 10th, 2018 04:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Guy on the wave has right-of-way: it's up to the paddlers to stay out of his path. If it looks close, they should paddle towards the whitewater and give him room to maneuver on the open face. Them's da rules...

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