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Old 12-04-2012, 02:53 PM
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Heck it's fun to dream ...

Years ago I had a guy that wanted high performance rc Kayaks
I didn't want to mess with it, but I looked on the web today
and found this: The information states the figure paddles strong.

At least the paddle part is possible.

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:58 PM
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Hey- Ya the dude makes the board bank for sure. For a while the arm on the actuator was worn out so he wobbled a bit more that normal. That is at Sunset Beach.The Boardshark guy tends to only take so much abuse and then he starts to break down and I don't jump. ThanksCave, I like being( Kilowatt Karl ) I am a bit led footed on the throttle too.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:11 PM
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Good Morning!


1-2 POOR To FAIR Conditions...






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Old 12-04-2012, 08:49 PM
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OMG ! If thats 1 -2 with Fair conditions, I'll take it !!!

Great Waves and Shots.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:35 PM
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Hey Curls........... I just bought my 4 year old daughter, 'Cassidy Ray' a baby doll that actually 'swims' by rotating her arms and kicking her legs........maybe !.......LOL ( I'll send the link)...........are you thinking the surfer should 'duck under' as well.........?

Honestly...... don't know about the rest.......but I am more than happy with the static ******** function as it is.......anything more, as Karl mentions, just eventually leads to extra bother in maintenance and repairs = cost !........and the risk of a great session being spoilt by a breakage !

Keep It Simple !

Bro ********. ...
Share the STOKE !




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Old 12-05-2012, 12:40 PM
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this is a test .. do not adjust your screen,, i just got photobucket,, lol






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Old 12-05-2012, 01:11 PM
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this is an picture of randys home made rc surfer

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:01 PM
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Great Pix, Randy Made an Awesome board.

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The $70 NQD Seems long gone.
There is another company selling the same boards.
Take a look, But Better be sitting down ...


[link]http://www.trendtimes.com/remote-control-surfer.html[/link]
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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Jumped out for some more fun in the Sun...


well....ok, no sun....but more of that 1-2 POOR to FAIR Conditions...




Extra Fun today as I was joined by Maui John and Indatube for a morning session


Charging!


Flying!


Indatube just tearing it up!



Surfline must be measuring that 1-2 Foot from the Backs. lol




Nothing like shareing a wave with your sensi..
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:03 AM
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just did your photo test anddidn't adjust my screen

Bad apple's are supposed tolook bad......best you adjust the clarity of that photo to suit please......... LOL

btw great shot of randys surfer... is that Go Pro vision or another type waterproof camera

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:05 AM
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  Yo - Don't your guys get cold in that water without wetsuits ?  Nice Photos !!!    
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:15 PM
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:33 PM
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thats a goproon a stick ,,, and boy was thatwater cold 56% degeress,,my junk isshrunk,,



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Another Day at Califia...







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And a couple more good ones of InDaTube from yesterday...







InDaTube has the ability to pick up the swell way before I could see it....he beat me to soooo many waves!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:56 PM
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Koa Smith
Was recently Awarded Triple Crown's "Rookie Of The Year " in Surfing ...
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/ne...hoto/157597886

He also Got Huge Barrels his first "Throttle out" in rc surfing
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:27 AM
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Nice photo's...RCU should dedicate this pagetocold Cali cruising.... them big boards look cool on themglassface'shey well done.

Maui john
56degree's is way too cool..... I put the heaters on inmy cave at 60.... surprised your junk hasn't creeped back up a cavity and dissapeared all together...

Gopro on a stick is a way cool idea for some barrel action but.... thanks for that tip off the iceberg.

Hugh
That red bull ocean bouy is big hey..... itsway biggerthanmycave.... I wonder if i can use it as a house if it breaks away and floats down my way after the event..

regards puss bear who would need a 20mm Mr Michelin wety to even think of gettin wet under 65degrees... meow.....LOL
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:09 AM
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Yeh reckon the $70 ******** is long gone too and was lucky i was sittin down when i checked the price...didn't even bother checkin the postage.... 

Anyway for those out there that like the rcsurfrider custom thrusters... on the Australian Ebay there is a used twice Mick Fanning replica dude custom board with a bad billy fin and side fin water intakes re-listed for sale now.... 10days to go.

Even though the $500 askin price is a bit steep for me i asked some questions and the seller said it was bought last month for $599 but his 8yr old finds it hard to handle.... it was rinsed off after both sessions but....

I'm tempted to make an offer if it don't sell in 10days but its still a bit exe for me.... just sayin but worth checkin out if your keen.

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:25 PM
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$500 for a High performance built Kyosho board with Dude is a good find.
That board looks real clean, and Ed did a nice job on it.
Costs and prices are only going up...
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:47 PM
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Hugh Maui report:

Red Bull hosted opening ceremony for "Jaws Paddle In" today on the cliff overlooking Jaws.
http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satelli...01243282498704

I worked as Grip for all day doing interviews & shots
All top invited were there - all the contestants said this contest will change surfing forever.
- see pictures, longest board was 12 feet - freeking Rhino Chasers....

Waiting period starts tomorrow thru mid March for +50 ft waves.







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Old 12-08-2012, 03:11 AM
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With Redbull coming off another F1 car constructers win this paddle incould be big... and apart from other pre-requisites them rhino chasers will need some broad shoulders to paddle hey.

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That rcsurfrider board on ebay is a classicyesbut did you see the $119.99 free delivery to Australia 1/8th scale rc mosquito class-757 rc surfer listed by vivi-toy...

Looks like an nqd dressed as a mozzie..... guess $70 a few years ago equals $120 now
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:39 AM
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Bear...I found these...they claim to take paypal

for the 500.00 that modified one cost... you could be the source for all of Oz...

http://sunnykids.en.alibaba.com/prod...ol_surfer.html
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:12 PM
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A couple of things to consider.

it's an Alibaba listing, Some are scams, another thing is its
F.O.B China, so the shipping is charged to the buyer
and I bet it's going to be costly.

Years ago Alibaba had listings for $13 a board
then they wanted a 500 unit minmum order
and shipping was Thousands of dollars
and they wanted the money paid upfront
by wire transfer, Thats a huge red flag ...

Theres an old saying "if it's too good to be true"
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:19 PM
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Speaking of shipping,

Wondering How Others Travel with or Send their boards by Air.

Sail Dog Packs his in a hard suitcase when he goes to BVI.

MJ makes wood crates to ship.

I cut Foam and then card board encase them.

Any suggestions are encouraged.

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:18 PM
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Haha Kite you could be right!
Mightneed another cave to store the minimum order and not sure Bearly There Enterprises has a complaints department big enough to handle all the 'happy' customers if i was to sell them unmodified.... lol.

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yeh good points... i remember you sayin similar about alibaba type sites a while back when jimmi was trying to buy some un-assembled ones.
Yes the old "if its too good to be true it probabaly is " sayinshould always be remembered.

The $500 thruster is exe but anyone who buys will have something that works more than once.... even tostrip then modify a cheepy chinese up to acceptable level would prob cost more than that anyway....

I think i paidabout $60 for my nqd then bought another.... was acheap starting point when you have never done this before but they are woeful in all areas.....one of them worksbut everything was eventually replaced or modified except for thesteering cable tube... and still modifying or repairing... lol.

Just my opinion but If you can shape and glass its probably bettertobuild one from scratch..... or pay the $500 plus plusto someone who can build and get something that works from day one....

I know many here have discussed the priceing around a good ********.... Facts are they are hand built, time is money and experience is priceless... at the end of the day you probabaly get more than what you pay for...
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