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2 weeks 20 hours ago #38109 by Watto
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Sarzelopez, few nice waves in this clip from awhile back now. That last wave smashed the camera into the deck which I only fixed just before coming ashore.

vimeo.com/462040055

Also Steve Hansen just read and replied to message you sent 2019 - gasp! - sorry missed by thaaaaaat much.. 
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1 week 5 days ago #38146 by CrabStick
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Nice one Watto. You're dominating out there!
Beautiful conditions which have been a bit harder to come by this Summer in Perth. Short, steep and messy last few days and challenging for me to position correctly on the wave but still fun and always learning I hope.
Which NK do you have? Is that the Storm? I'd like to know what length it is and how that works in our local conditions. Sometimes the Swordy feels a bit long but the main problem is just skill and whatever the conditions may be on the day.
Really enjoyed your trip through the Narrows and Wild Saturday videos on Vimeo too, Great action and great music.

CrabStick

Current Boats: BlueFin S, Swordfish S, Fenn Spark S
Previous: Think Eze, Stellar SR, Carbonology Boost LV

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1 week 4 days ago #38149 by sarzelopez
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Those wave look cleeaan, very nice. Where is this? Australia?



Here's a vid of some of this week's sessions. 

At the 3:20 mark I filmed some friends on V1, with the camera pointing directly at them. 
 
The voice over ends at the 8:00 mark. 

After that there's a clip of a lancha (skiff?) wake saving me from the upwind section of Friday's session. 

I have to admit I wasn't feeling super motivated that day having paddled all 4 days before, but it definitely was one of the best sessions of the week. 

We are still in full lock down during the weekends so cramming the 5 paddles on weekdays is pretty much the only option.  That means no trips to real downwind conditions and no chance of doing more than 15k before work:(

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1 week 4 days ago #38152 by LaPerouseBay
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downwind dilettante
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1 week 3 days ago - 1 week 3 days ago #38153 by Watto
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Those wave look cleeaan, very nice. Where is this? Australia?

[font=segoe ui, segoe ui emoji, segoe ui symbol, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Yes Perth, Sarzlopez. As CrabStick points out in the post above yours, this summer has seen fewer decent downwind pickings than normal, a few good blows but uncharacteristically quieter. Most summers guaranteed a good downwinder 3 or 4 times a week at least. Our coastline runs north-south pretty much, winds (we call it the Fremantle Doctor - soothing breeze in the afternoon cooling down our 30-40 degree summer days) either SW, SSW or for great runs directly from the south. Swells typically SW though again if it's been blowing SSW or South, then runs just over left shoulder. Stormy days typically winter it blows NW or West so pretty shitty paddling. [/font]


CrabStick:
Which NK do you have? Is that the Storm?

Lucky me just retired so spent some long-service leave pennies updating my toys - now have Squall 580 Carbon X in the grey and Storm 610 Carbonlite, both boats under 9.5kgs. Most of my paddling has been in the Squall though in some videos the Storm. Just checked Vimeo clips - the Dutchies downwinder is the Squall and the Narrows paddle the Storm (has a katana sticker). Some of the other Vimeo videos are Stellar SES (white) and SR (yellow/white).

My mate paddles a Squall 58 (previous model) which is around 11kgs so most of time I just paddle the Squall. Haven't paddled a lot this summer as busted a few ribs end of last year coming off bicycle and took awhile to heal however Squall my go-to boat. Not quite as quick as a Swordfish I reckon, not much in it, however super stable, very manoeuvrable all time big water boat just bring it on!! Put a big DK rudder on my Storm so though a bit twitchier than a Swordfish with standard rudder, the DK I reckon evens it up stability wise. Storm is more manoeuvrable and faster than the Swordfish paddled by same person I reckon. Also an absolute piece of cake for re-entry. Never been a great fan of Fenns for that reason with their sword edged gunnels and deeper bucket! Same with Elite S which is beautiful to paddle but I struggle to re-enter compared to all Stellars (and I include the SES v2) and Squall/Storm NK's. Paddled in low 20 knots not issues with the Storm, next blow over 25 knots I'll give it a crack. I definitely notice the difference between Squall and Storm in sloppy choppy stuff however, Hillary's Marina on a blowy lumpy day doing ins and outs with rebound off the Marina wall I find testing in the Storm but no probs in the Squall. 

Storm very agile too especially with the bigger rudder. You can jump onto something steep without a great deal of speed and are less likely to broach than with the standard rudder. Bottom line is what's repeated in this forum, stability comes first. Fighting the boat just to stay upright a waste of physical and nervous energy. Yes the skinnier boat (Storm in my case) is faster however there's literally a tipping point. Luxury having the two boats means I can choose however even though I push my luck sometimes (too far), when it's really pumping 30-35 knots plus, blowing South or SSW I know what I'll be paddling.

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1 week 3 days ago #38156 by LaPerouseBay
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downwind dilettante

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4 days 22 hours ago - 4 days 2 hours ago #38175 by sarzelopez
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I was able to to do some runs on the Atlantic side Friday and Saturday. This is a piece from today, the last 1.4km

This one felt a thousand time better than the first one.

I might upload some long sections with the voice over, this video is from when I could see the exit point, line it up and just go. 

Most of the run I had to catch the big ones and bail to my right to stay on a good line. 

I might get a downwind rudder for this conditions, definitely less control compared to the pacific side with the standard one. 

Finished the longer VID, I'll leave it here to avoid double posting

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