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Old 12-17-2012, 04:59 PM
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Wrenching on the board. I need to install studs and wing nuts. LOL



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Old 12-18-2012, 01:18 PM
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If your kyosho has the stainless steel brackets that hold the deck screws
it should be easy to change over to a wing nut system.

Just get some 5 mm threaded bolts long enough to mount
under the the brakets (using the holes the bracket already has)
and able to go thru the deck lid, then epoxy them in or tighten them with hex nuts.

Then get some ss washers to go over the rubber seal washers and install wing nuts.
just have to make sure the washer under the wing nut keeps water out.

I haven't tried it, or ever seen it done, but in theory
it should work great....
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:45 PM
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Yes it does have stainless steel brackets. I will give that a try. Good idea. I was thinking a electric screwdriver would help too. The old wrist get sore after a while. LOL , Hey good luck with the new board. It really looks cool. And I bet it handels as well or better than the kyosho board. I was digging around in my old rc marine box and found a Tekin 4-32 Marine ESC. The thing still works. Tekin makes very good stuff. I hope the get back into the marine speedos again.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:19 PM
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Park,

Thanks for Thumbs up on the new board. It takes a lot more time to make them than I thought it would.
The One thing a like about it, is I finally have some control over the Supply and Production making the boards in house.
It was difficult to keep supply for the boards coming from Asia, and having to depend on them...

The Electric Screwdriver is a must have.



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Old 12-19-2012, 12:43 AM
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Hey,Hey,Hey....

Last week I spent Surfing San Clemente with Maui John and his friends...

I missed out on a lot of cool photos since I stripped the mount on my camera.

John gave me some footage shot from his Go Pro at our session at the Strands...

I managed to pull out these photos from the first video file...




Randy's Surfer




A photo of Slash doing his thing...




Poor John...we were just dropping in on him all morning, he was fending us off with a very large stick that his GoPro was mounted on.


I am impressed by the quality of the photos taken from the actual video...opens new possibilities for sure.


Will post more as I go through the rest of the "thrown away" footage...wish I could have saved previous days with InDaTube at State Park...
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:04 AM
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Hey ALL !

Been away on our family farm for a brief while ...............plenty just keeps happening on this great forum....... awesome stuff !

I want to wish YOU ALL AN AWESOME FESTIVE SEASON !!!!!!!!

Already looking forward to what 2013 will bring to rcSurfing

Thanks to you all for sharing your friendship and fellowship in this great sport !

This is my personal favorite of all the rcSurfing vids I made this year. It just sais it all about rcSurfing for me. This was a 20 minute session 'genuinely' between meetings, and it was awesome !........

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixHBP_TSrts[/youtube]

Bro ********. ...
Share the STOKE !
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:25 PM
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Last week we were at Lowers Surfing 2-3 foot surf...I noticed a Japanese Photographer with a real nice Canon Lens...I'm a Canon kinda guy so I walked up and introduced myself and handed him one of my cards...saying if I happen to get in the way of your camera will you shoot me a photo or two...

Maui John later noticed a stuck on the side of his $10,000 lens...he was there to photograph a couple Japanese groms that were just tearing it up!

No way was he interested in taking photos of us...commented MJ


Hayato sent me an email today...


Hi,Tom!

This is Hayato,photographer.
I took a super cool pictures on that day!
So, I send these for you.

See you at Lowers again!

Hayato Masuda














Yep...photographers, no matter how jaded or feed up with people asking for photos, cannot help themselves when they find themselves in the presence of a Rc Surfer...


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Old 12-19-2012, 04:44 PM
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kitekook     The same thing happen to me too. There was a wedding on the beach. While they were waiting for the bride to show up. The wedding photographer walked over and snapped a few action shots of my RC surfer.



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Old 12-19-2012, 05:03 PM
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YPC:
Thanks for your contributions, More Fun To Come !

Park / Kite:
Classic !!!

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:05 PM
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I was at San Clemente Pier and a surf photographer named Pat Weber asked if he could snap a few photos.......
He posted them on his photo website........... 200 photos....... take a look:
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:14 PM
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Kite - amazing pics, I love that last one with both surfers.
I wish I could surf with you and MJ!!!

Just seeing if I can upload a pic of my finished board (started earlier in the year on Cana's site). Its 33 inch and running on 4 cells. Water/self right tested but not hasn't been run in the surf yet - hoping to rum with itsFishi when he is up here over Chrissy. Has stayed nice and light using carbon and epoxy and needed around 300gms of lead on keel.
If this pic works I will put up a couple more...

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:19 PM
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Two more pics of the 11 time world champ......
http://www.********s.com/download/file.php?id=64
http://www.********s.com/download/file.php?id=62
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:19 PM
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InDaTube     Outstanding Photos! Wow !  I can feel the water splash off my monitor all over my desk. LOL  Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:04 AM
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hey Barrels.

I was watchin the progress ofyour board while on Cana's site... wasknown as macca.... always watchin RCU but afterCana'ssiteclosed i joined RCU as a proper member so i could speak too...... and with all the negative vibes previouslywithin the sitesthought itbest I justjoin as asimple bear... ina cave...

Anyway your board is lookin sweet.... be nice to see howit runs andhope you get some fun with itsfishi over chrissy.... please post some pics and vids of whatever youget.
Btwno offence to 11 times Kelly dude but thinkin you may have to make a "Joel' dude soon hey...

And you other guys showin the pics from the pro pic takers..... yep, only a cameraman knows when to shoot and what is worthy...... well done guys,hope you stay friendly with them visual dudes and post their/your pics often.

Santa is almost here solike YPC says, hope you all have an awesome festive season.

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:34 AM
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surfcurls     I checked the photo of the electric screwdriver , LOL , Im going to Walmart today and get one. They sell a small one that runs on AA's. I think it will be perfect. Hey how do you become a east coast distributor for the new board. I think they will do well.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:24 AM
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Barrels

Nice ride!

Looks like its going to rip.

Always better times surfing with friends...enjoy your sessions with ItsFishi.

Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:20 PM
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barrels

love your kelly replica ,, are you going to make PARKO next LOL,, great to hear your post, keep up the inspiring work, maui john















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Old 12-21-2012, 03:11 AM
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Hey Barrels...........good to see your board complete.....it looks great....love to see more pics of the inside and bottom.
I like the tail shape.........reckon it will style !

I had a 'very keen' persistent buyer, bend my arm to purchase my 'personal Bro' ( every thing has a price)........it was quite a sad moment to part with 'Bro'....... we've had some great sessions together.

Anyways......at least I will go into 2013 now knowing how to build one.......rather than wondering if I could, as at the start of 2012.

Looking back on 2012......its been a really fun and fascinating year - developing my Bro ********........next year I would like to focus that much more on 'really learning to rip' in the Surf......I have a few exiting moves in mind......

Bro ********. ...
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one more pic


thanks kite pro

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:14 PM
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Congrats To Karl Hill And Pete Hodgson.
Your Video Made GoPro's Video Of The Day !

[link]http://gopro.com/videos/video-of-the-day/#2012/12/23/[/link]
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:03 PM
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Great video. I like the flips and the slow motion.

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:26 PM
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Too Bad The Board Shark
out of the box cant perform like that.

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Old 12-24-2012, 01:49 AM
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And all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse..... until the next day when everyone had a karlshark, foamy/lisa kyosho or nqd wavemaster...... and all over the worldnot a beachgoer was safe,haha not even a mouse!

No offence surfcurls couldn't help myself...... lol...... I thank God and Santa none of them perform out of the box.

BTW...... was thinkin for those that can a New Years thought might be a camera guy on the beach taking vid of a GoPro fitted surfer, some GoPro on a stick action, then editingall thevisions together and.........

Oops gotta go Santa's reindeer are here ...Hey you with the red nose, get away from my beer... lol.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:10 AM
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All Good Bear !!!

Happy Holidayz To All.
The Rc Surfer Is Trully Out Of The Bag / Box/ Tube.

Gosh, Gopro 362/365

This gig is going off ...
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Merry Xmas to all.



Hey does anyone know where I can get a water cooled brushed motor?



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