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    MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

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    GRAYMAN

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    MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:19 am

    Well it finally happened...

    The seemingly cursed tenth UK Mat Surfers matmeet went off today despite at least 4 late cancellations (one being down to Quikabongesque megatron label "Animal" stragengely enough... Seems the mainstream's out to get us!)

    Anyway, 8 made it in the end:

    Piskian
    James H
    Steve C (super-newb)
    Sinclario
    Bony
    Bod
    Surf Empty
    Me

    Not a bad turnout considering the karma around this... It was short lived fun in the sun in 2-3 foot Hayle Rivermouth until the wind came in and CAINED it! The peaks were shifting like crazy making it difficult to stick in a pack, hence the video is very short...

    Best party wave went to the two newest comers, Steve and James H.



    Longest swim never came to pass as my 3 foot sprint was the most that came to pass.

    At first glance, the Wave of the Day winner seems unsurprising...



    Yes...

    It was Piskian...

    However, this was a very tight affair with both Surf Empty and Myself right on his heels! (I reckon we should get Animal to pay for some judges!) At least it was him who had to take this ludicrous trophy home!



    Looks like he was happy with it mind.



    So there you have it... Probably the briefest meet yet but a really good laugh. Well done to Sinclario and Steve for making it after being out on the ale til 2am!

    G

    PS We planned a paipo session but it didn't happen. The surf had just gone too poop.



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    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:58 am

    Video is 'ere:



    At the time of posting it's nearly done so if it's not playing as you read this it'll be up dreckly. Shortest video yet!

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    sinclairio

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  sinclairio on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:46 pm

    Ace Work, good song too!
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    matt23

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  matt23 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:32 pm

    Shame it was short lived, looks fun though.
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:06 am

    Cheers fellas.

    The second to last wave is Surf Empty on a 5GF Blue Streak. So much for big waves only. The video doesn't do justice to how fast he was going!

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Surf Empty

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  Surf Empty on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:35 am

    Twas the tail-end of a longish right too.

    The 5GF goes in anything and has become my go-to mat in pretty much any conditions. No speed sacrificed in my experience for a whole lot of extra hold. It's a slot-machine of a mat, aim and fire down the line - really gets going in bigger conditions too. The narrower profile means that there's no sense of having a mat under you at times (out of sight out of mind), added to by that special blue streak pliability and extra feel. This results in you intuitively using more body roll to effect turns and a sensation of being a one-man mat machine!

    Great mat for me. Only problem is my blue streak standard feels huge whenever I take it out!

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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:02 am

    You can download a full HD version of the meet video from here:

    http://ukmatsurfers.org/html/media.html

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    James H

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  James H on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:34 am

    The UKMS convoy turning up at the parking spot would have made a cool bit of sped up footage. Meeting up at Maccy D's - reminiscent of meeting up at a motorway services before a rave! Ardcore!
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    JeffT

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  JeffT on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:54 am

    Great video and music.Surf looks fun!
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:57 am

    Cheers Jeff. Great laugh as always. Shame you couldn't make it. Are you in the UK?

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    JeffT

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  JeffT on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:29 pm

    Florida.Used to visit the UK a bit with work.Now I want to go back for a surf!
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:22 pm

    cheers

    Hope Sandy didn't hit you too hard.

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    JeffT

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  JeffT on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:31 am

    No problems down here.Ate up the sand and flooding.Good
    surf.Had a couple good mat sessions.I'm riding the mats more
    than anything.Very addictive!
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: MATMEET X - Report, Pics and Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:41 am

    Great stuff mate. Smile

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"




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