Sunday, April 6, 2014

Skunk proofing your gear

Want to skunk proof your gear? Get a long board. You may say: weren't those boards hot when the movie "Back to the future" had just come out? You are right, the pinnacle of long boarding was back in the day. As an example, the board I rode today was made when I was 13 years old, the graphics show a picture of a guy riding, with no harness! (the harness was actually invented in 1974, so I don't know why this dude on my board is riding with no harness, he looks ripped though)
Nevertheless, those boards had a huge advantage in light winds, getting on a plane easy and piercing through chop like nothing. These boards are like torpedoes, meant to shoot on a straight line. But don't expect them to be snappy or lively, they have a turning radius bigger than the USS Theodore Roosevelt. I
n a any case, they will save you from a skunk, they will get you out on the water, and put a smile on your face as you drive back home, watching other drivers get out of your way, afraid that the thing on your roof will fly off and destroy their vehicles. 

Imagine this with a mast track

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