Paul...thanks for the FAST delivery.....received the OMNI in the mail on Friday morning- 4days coast to coast- NOT BAD!!! - last week......was wet by 2 in the afternoon.....Thanks so much....got a pair of Viper V7's in the mail on the same thursday....so... a "red-letter end-of-the-week".....first time for both....we don't see the 4G flyer's around here ....much....will pass the word.
....from THIS blue edge of the BLUE.....Our swell didn't come til Saturday am when I was BUSY with PEACE stuff...oh well...the ocean will move with offshores ...again....soon./...THanks...and sunspirits....all!
with my KNee-quadfish - a quiet moment.....ch
Quad in fresh water during pine pollen season!
my surgery was on 2/25/13....I feel fully recovered in all day -to- day practical ways Two months later - went well and fast...was fully walking /driving in three weeks......but that 24 " width on my Kneeboard when sitting in the line-up.....is gonna cause me to flex that joint perhaps a bit more than it needs as yet....and so...I have a GREAT two month " opportunity window" to learn how to fly either the Omni....the UDT or the MT5 that I have.....and work on my legs so that the UDT -swim fins(planed down...or the V7's are not a struggle( i have lots of choices of swim fins on the way THERE!!!)....
Two Enforced MAT training months....AND it lets me beat the Summertime blackball when the Lifeguards are keeping us 'hard edged..finned vehicles"....off the peak that usually finds itself in the Center of the guarded areas ( only an issue in July/August!!!)
by the time THIS happens again in the Fall I wanna be ready to ride it with Either mats or Quad!!!!!.....ch
Just to let you know I received my Omni last Friday. There wasn't much surf on the weekend, but I took it out anyway to get a feel for it; practice duck diving. I even got on a couple of small waves; loved the feeling of just going along for the ride - the Omni seems to know where it wants to go. Amazing!
Thanks; I'll let you know how my mat journey goes.
Took the Omni out in knee to thigh high chop this morning. Blown away by this mat!!!!!
Size fits me really well. (5'9'' x 190) Catches waves like crazy. It gets up to speed really fast. Rode it at number 7 inflation and 90 degree. Rode forward and further aft, didn't matter. It just flies. Very easy to turn. Slides with control when I want. Goes on a rail and flies.
Best of all when I didn't do much of anything other than nudge it it really flew. Very easy mat to ride. Felt like I have owned it for years.
Thanks again for a great mat!!!!!!! Look forward to more sessions on my Omni!!!!!
Got the Omni out in bigger shallow surf up to chest high.Really fast. It likes more air 90 degree fold. Most important it seems to get the best rides when I just let it run and don't disturb it's trim and angle. Finesse is my new goal.With all my yanking and squeezing and contorting to stay in the pocket it just keeps going! I normally would ride my Liddle hull in that surf and the mat was a blast!!!! We don't get that many lined up days for a hull. That's how much I like this mat!!!!!!
A lot of advancements in the Omni. It just made my other mats and a whole lot of surfboards obsolete.
After half a century of being a surfer, riding boards for real, imagined, and in my dreams, I've become involved with the surf mat...and do all my surfing, real, imagined, and in my dreams, on a surf mat.
The great Open Culture site has posted news that Popular Science Magazine and Google now have a searchable archive of Popular Science magazine available. Given PS's long history (it's the 5th oldest running publication in US history) and breadth of topics covered, this is a treasure trove for geeks everywhere.
Type in the word "surfing," and you get 216 hits. Granted, their use of the word "surfing" is liberal, entailing everything from riding waves, to sailboarding (covered in 1972!), to powered surfboards, to watching television, to surfing the interent. But there are a few board building articles from the foggy ruins of time. Great stuff, in a time capsule kind of way.
Or say, for instance, you'd like to see what they have on Greenough. Just type in his name, and you get led to this. In the same, August 1969 issue, inflatable wetsuits are introduced on page 106!
The searching/scrolling app on the archive site is a little crude -- I guess with so much material stored, it would be -- but the foresight and information in any given issue of Popular Science is amazing.