Pistol River Shapes

 
 
Thrailkill was surfing Waimea Bay back in the mid 50's.
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Caught a few with the 5.2 and even planed up a few times in the brief gusts.  The waves were not too big and it was possible to eek out and catch a nice one once and a while.  Luke also worked on some balancing out and caught a nice one.       
 
 
Bill Thrailkill developed the Single-Twin in surfboards several years ago.  I've been enjoying it  on my 7'11" SUP for about a year now and it works great.  I have it on my 85 windsurf board now and its also amazing.  Many thanks to Mr. Thrailkill and the Swaylocks.com community.   
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Tuning up 04/28/2010
 
Looks like the windy season is about ready to finally kick off here.  The new board has new fins and they needed to be tuned-up.  The fin screw head needed to be countersunk as to not be sticking out in the flow and be turbulant.  The paint job on them looked nice but it needed to be wet sanded off as it was also looking a bit turbulant.   I also rounded off the leading edge some, but not much.  It all seemed to work just fine prior to this but I used to race sailboats 30 years ago and have the habit of looking for any performance gains, especially the easy ones.  400 grit wetsanding the bottom is fairly easy too.                
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Two states 04/25/2010
 
SUP'd in two states today.  Cali in the a.m. with Victor and a few more wave sliders and then in Oregon in the p.m.  CC was really fun and easy and then the cape was way more challenging as it was alot bigger and more powerful.  A tourist lady was really concerned about me being out there at the cape.  She said she was about ready to try  to swim out and rescue me. I'm not too sure if she was playing with a full deck as she also got really upset at me when I told her I was never in any trouble out there.          
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Bounce back 04/24/2010
 
Some features can just visibly display how all that energy can push back upon itself sometimes. 
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Wind was about as crazy as it gets with big holes and most of the waves that were attained were usually closing out.  Dana broke a mast as the closeout waves were really heavy. 
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It was about 10 am and Victor calls and says its already 4.7 time.  Victor made one run on his 4.7 and decided a 4.2 would be better for him and it was only around 10:30 am.  I only lasted about an hour or so on the 4.7 and then it got really windy.  The Rock looked like solid 3.5 after lunchtime  and those guys that were sailing there were way powered on 4.o/4.2.  Dana looked like he also had a nice evening sesh later on at the cape.  Here's a pic of Luke's 4.2 rig, he was really charging it and had some spectacular wipeouts too.     
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Sealion dropping in at the Rogue river.
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Victor and I were on 4.7's at the cape and it was very challenging as the wind was just crazy.      
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