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the April Fool.... or "How to Pole Vault using a SUP

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Created by supthecreek Two weeks ago, 2 Apr 2021
supthecreek
2182 posts
2 Apr 2021 11:33PM
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yep.... this happened yesterday
and I have the video

In 57 years of surfing, I have never seen this...... but apparently it is possible

The full impact didn't hit home, till last night when my body seized up
no standing, sitting or laying down... there was no place to hide.

luckily
I can actually walk and sit down again this morning, and it's feeling less dire.
Seems like I was spared any lasting damage.

file under "Stupid Pet Tricks"





Wait for it....

Haddock
10 posts
3 Apr 2021 1:22AM
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Wow, that's......different!!!

Sincerely hope you're ok and that you continue to heal properly.

I think you've probably got enough for 'Creek's Greatest Hits Vol.2' by now so you can stop with the silly dismounts and get back to shredding!!

Seajuice
NSW, 739 posts
3 Apr 2021 8:56AM
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Ouch! Lucky you're still ok.
Yeah the dreaded nose dives. I've had my board bounce back whilst underwater & gave me a good undercut. Haa!
And the most recent snapped a side fin from being too hesitant from taking the drop due to still recovering from ankle injury. The tail of the board & the fin hit my backside.

FRP
417 posts
3 Apr 2021 8:11AM
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Oh man that was not good. Take care and hopefully you will be back out in the water soon.

Bob

colas
4143 posts
3 Apr 2021 2:01PM
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Something close happened to my brother surfing prone. The tip of his swallow tail quad entered deep into his butt cheek...

Brenno
QLD, 783 posts
3 Apr 2021 4:10PM
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Damn Rick, I've done some nasty things to myself out there, but as a tall bloke with a dodgy back that made me cringe.
Take care mate.

surfinJ
548 posts
3 Apr 2021 2:16PM
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Ouch! The silly little falls on the small days can serve up surprisingly nasty hits. Hope nothing more then soreness. The dims son that board are something else.

micksmith
VIC, 1488 posts
3 Apr 2021 5:31PM
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Ouch hope you're ok, super impressed with the drawing though

Nozza
VIC, 2768 posts
3 Apr 2021 7:40PM
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Take care of yourself Rick

Gboots
NSW, 1119 posts
3 Apr 2021 10:03PM
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Take care Creek. Surfing really is a dangerous sport. Speed, inconsistent waves , timing issues , crowding , big boards , sharp fins , hard objects etc . So much can go wrong

supthecreek
2182 posts
3 Apr 2021 9:07PM
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surfinJ said..
Ouch! The silly little falls on the small days can serve up surprisingly nasty hits. Hope nothing more then soreness. The dims son that board are something else.


J, did you notice how snappy the turns were on the first wave? This board is stunning!!! Yewwwwwww!
I haven't surfed it all winter because I needed time on the new Flow V2, so I could understand where it fits in the scheme of things.
The Flow V2 is a really nice board, but I was super stoked to get back on the SP25
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micksmith said..
Ouch hope you're ok, super impressed with the drawing though


ha ha, thanks.... I have too much time on my hands at the moment


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Gboots said..
Take care Creek. Surfing really is a dangerous sport. Speed, inconsistent waves , timing issues , crowding , big boards , sharp fins , hard objects etc . So much can go wrong


Surfing is the safest thing I do all day.
Walking too close to people is the real hazard in this strange new world.

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colas said..
Something close happened to my brother surfing prone. The tip of his swallow tail quad entered deep into his butt cheek...


Yikes!!!! I mean "mon Dieu!"




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Nozza said..
Take care of yourself Rick


Thanks buddy! I hope all is well and the lockdown world is easing up!




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Brenno said..
Damn Rick, I've done some nasty things to myself out there, but as a tall bloke with a dodgy back that made me cringe.
Take care mate.


yeah, I haven't done a back bend is a while.... wait, never!
I didn't like it.



Be prepared for a flurry of videos.... I have too much time on my hands and a wealth of footage. Beware the bird videos

Gboots
NSW, 1119 posts
4 Apr 2021 1:38PM
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Creek just checked dims on SP25 for first time .....sales pitch says it's good for performance on small to medium surf . Is this your take on it or is it best suited to larger waves ? Also with this board is it wiser to opt for more volume given the outline shape , dims and rail shape ?

supthecreek
2182 posts
4 Apr 2021 1:16PM
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Gboots said..
Creek just checked dims on SP25 for first time .....sales pitch says it's good for performance on small to medium surf . Is this your take on it or is it best suited to larger waves ? Also with this board is it wiser to opt for more volume given the outline shape , dims and rail shape ?


Hey boots,
The SP25 is a small to medium wave groveler, designed to maximize performance in average waves.
This is the same board that Sean Pointer won the Barbados APP Pro on.
I feel that I surf this board best of all my boards.

The very pointy nose creates a need to mind the nose on steep drops and control the board from the tail, more than say, the Placid or Flow V2.
Other than that it is a very snappy board that is a pleasure to surf.
Go back and watch the video above.... watch my first wave.... it shows just how snappy this board is with a big, 72 year old on it.
Very fast, vertical and easy float, all in a sweet little board.

I could easily surf the 8'8 at 235 lbs... but the 8'11 is comfortable for me and surfs better than I do.
Just for the info: I have paddled the 8'5 at 126 L on flatwater without great effort.

The SP25 is designed to put a lot of volume under your back foot for maximum float per size and the shape of the board makes it super easy to turn up the face

Just because I like to give max info:
my friends have both the 8'5 SP25 and 8'6 Kanga.... they both seem to prefer the Kanga for ease of use.
My Kanga is so much bigger than my Sp25 that I can't compare them, although I feel the SP25 will be faster and outperform the Kanga at equal size.
The Placid is the all around easiest of the boards below, but not as fast as the SP25

Board to board comps:
8'7 Placid - 8'5 SP25 - 8'6 Kanga

8'6 Kanga - 8'5 SP25 - 8'7 Placid



8'5 SP25 --- a thing of beauty!!!!



Gboots
NSW, 1119 posts
4 Apr 2021 5:51PM
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Thanks Creek. Appreciate the details . I have an oversized Acid (9'1) which has always felt smaller than it's dims. At 63-65kg it is too big for me - theoretically - but in 3 foot or less which I pretty much only surf the board is excellent so long as it is not crowded . I like the fact that it has a pointy and rounded deck , yet at 30 1/8 wide it is plenty even when i move up and paddle hard for a fat high tide wave . But the Acid doesn't have the tapered rail shape of the SP25 that's for sure

MarkW81
VIC, 85 posts
4 Apr 2021 6:45PM
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Take care Creek. Love your videos and Stoke, so hope you have a speedy recovery!

supthecreek
2182 posts
Monday , 12 Apr 2021 12:15AM
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MarkW81 said..
Take care Creek. Love your videos and Stoke, so hope you have a speedy recovery!


Thanks Mark, I greatly appreciate that!
I am making slow but steady improvements...
Probably be sidelined for a while longer, but I am starting to become semi functional again.
Baby steps

Helmy
VIC, 760 posts
Monday , 12 Apr 2021 4:10PM
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Gboots said..
Take care Creek. Surfing really is a dangerous sport. Speed, inconsistent waves , timing issues , crowding , big boards , sharp fins , hard objects etc . So much can go wrong


And the Chompy Chomps...
That's a new technical term I learned from Nozza's daughter LG.
Take Care Rick!

Nozza
VIC, 2768 posts
Monday , 12 Apr 2021 6:38PM
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Rick surfs with Chompy Chomps for fun!
Hope things are improving for you Rick

supsean
132 posts
Tuesday , 13 Apr 2021 9:21AM
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damn not fun, but another war story! Get back out there!

supthecreek
2182 posts
Sunday , 18 Apr 2021 7:05AM
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Yeehaaaa.... I am back on board again!!!
After 2 weeks sleeping in a chair, my back greatly appreciated doing some work again.
Super tight when I started, but after an hour I was all loosened up and a few hours later, I feel quite back to normal








surfinJ
548 posts
Yesterday , 18 Apr 2021 1:33PM
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That's the way to do it!



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