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Posted: 26 November 2007 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Just received my new 08 Zen - stoked -  wheres the wind


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Posted: 26 November 2007 11:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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LOOKS GREAT!!!! can’t wait to get mine…

will probably arrive next week!! footstraps and pads also look clean!!! This year I will go for the slightly bigger 129 zen instead of the 123.

Why is it so damn cold here in Holland… wish I had the money for one those drysuits!!!!  rolleyes

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Posted: 27 November 2007 07:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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god that looks amazing, I really need to get one of those!

Anybody want a 2007 Zen 135?

Ben

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Posted: 18 December 2007 10:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Mossman,
were you using this board with the 8m at BB this last storm?
how’d it work?
Conditions looked great on the webcam, I was so jealous!

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Posted: 19 December 2007 10:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yes i was the combo is valid…...

the board itself rocks 135 x 43 i’m 210 lbs so it works well, holds a great edge and shoots up wind very well. The only draw back (this will be resolved in a few months as john has informed me) the pads need a heel cup and a toe ridge. The strap are very comfy and the board has great visual colors to see it easily in the pacific water after a crash.  Very happy

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Posted: 19 December 2007 10:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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heel cup and a toe ridge?
have you modified your stock pads like this?

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Posted: 20 December 2007 03:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Check out the Zen with some real pads…...

The deck is awesome!! the rails are nice and thin, The woodcore is constructed in there as a X which will definitely increase the ability to load up the board. This thing has INSANE pop and I love the design.

Have fun!

PS I know that the straps on all the boards are the wrong way…. Excitement can win it from common sense. Graig and I know :wink: Funny thing that Johannes made the exact same mistake on his board… Maybe it was not a good idea to celebrate unpacking the new toys with a nice joint?

I love the Netherlands!

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Posted: 20 December 2007 05:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I have 3 things to confess as well…

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I’ve been using Zees yota as a rack for a demo Zen that Kevin set me up with.
Works great if you put that rail right in that seam between the hood and the quarter panel.
I rode the Zen for the very first time yesterday…..

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2.
I’m screwed!
How the hell am I going to give this board back!
This board is like a shock absorber and spring board all in one!
I jumped so high yesterday, I peed my suit!
Plus this turns way better than what I visualized in my mind,
rail to rail transitions were blow’n my mind and make’n me smile.
Darn’d thing points upwind like a rail gun too.
I fricken love it!

and three, hmmmmm…..
3.
I want to start my day at the coffee shop, then maybe some window shopping, before a good session at the beach, with beer, too.

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Posted: 20 December 2007 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Re Straps:

It’s funny how there doesn’t seem to be a general consensus on whether the “fat” side of the strap goes to the outside or inside.  I have seen them mounted both ways, and tried them both ways.

Personally, I like them the way you have them now (on the surfboard) - with the wide part to the nose in front and tail behind.  It seems to fit my foot the best especially when I rotate my feet around within the straps..

Just my opinion..

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Posted: 20 December 2007 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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wouter

How do you like those pads on the middle board…. what are they?

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Posted: 21 December 2007 04:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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It is UG. expensive but an awesome combo must say. Probably the OR 3d pads will be really nice as well. Problem is that those are not available yet and I don’t want to use the stick-ons on such a fine board…. This is my board for kiteloops and other powered stuff so I really need good pads for this one.

@joe fat side of the straps should always face inside. Seems odd but you will have way better grip.

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Posted: 21 December 2007 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Wouter - I like the wide part towards the outside (on a surfboard) because I ride with the straps pretty loose, and I also rotate my feet depending on whether I am going toeside or heelside, and depending on what kind of turn I I am trying to make, so for me, it seems like I can use the wider part to curl my foot up against to get more grip.. but I guess I will try it again the other way and see!

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Posted: 22 December 2007 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Sorry Craig, I should have kept my mouth shut about the straps hehe!

Wider bits to the inside,

Have a great xmas mate

Ben

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Posted: 02 January 2008 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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[quote author=“mossman”]Yes i was the combo is valid…...

I still love that line.

Craig, loving all the shots of the truck my friend…I am glad it came in handy for you!

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Posted: 07 February 2008 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I too have been Zen’d :!:

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Posted: 08 February 2008 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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as have i from next week smile

i cant wait to see this thing in the flesh smile

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