canyondiver

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About canyondiver

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    Diving, fishing, building rods, offshore, boats...
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    Photographer
  1. Still available, Been very busy, so I have not been around. Apologies to all. pm sent
  2. Ooh, plug kabobs. Have to like that
  3. Super Surf SS-101-MHS, Extended to 11'6". This is one of the original Prototype green blanks. A few scuffs in the paint around the label, and paint removed where the seat was to be installed (this will be under the grips) $200.00 SSB-136-3M, Extended to 12'2". This is an S-Glass monster with power to spare, in beautiful condition. This is the translucent style later blank. $150.00 The marks in the photo are smudges from being wrapped in a plastic sheet for 8 years, it just wiped off with some Naptha. SB-136-2F Honey beautiful condition. $150.00 GSB-132-2M Spinning: Butt seat and fore grips already done with Quick Grip, Fuji DPS 24 @ 27.5" center, Epoxy ramps done, SIC top installed, ready to wrap. $150.00 GSB-132-1M Conventional: Butt seat and fore grips already done with Quick Grip, Fuji Trigger seat @ 28" center, Epoxy ramps done, ready to wrap. $150.00 I'm one of the early pioneers of the Quick Grip and epoxy ramp work, taught by Phil Koenig of Manhattan Custom Tackle. These are for pickup only, and the address is in NYC right by Washington Square Park. There is a parking garage as well as metered parking, and the building is within a few blocks of most every subway NYC has to offer. I can PM you a phone number and address if interested. If you can find a blemish that disturbs you, there is a tub of goodies we can barter with to make you happy. Here are a few pics... Thank you for stopping by!
  4. Correct, however there is an extension on it which could be removed on a lathe if you wanted. I would not, it casts farther with the extension, and the joint will fall right under perfectly under a DPS 24. Any paint removal would be covered by a 12" fore grip. Surfrat59 and I got these as beta testers, and originally laid tape on the blanks under the guide feet to protect the paint, casting them naked. They were tested against GSB-120-1M we liked the way they felt and cast. However did not find the distance gain was a large margin at the original 10' length. Adding the bit of extra length made it easier to load the blank more deeply without having to use a lot of extra force. The choice was made after after consider building it as a 10' rod, having had a few conversations with a couple distance casters.
  5. What does squirrel taste like? Anything like rabbit?
  6. What would you like to know? It was never built on or had guides taped on her, the bag is missing as these were in a rack on my ceiling where the shop was. Butt is 1.09, tip is 0.2235, weight is 408 grams. Just found a light scratch 54" back from the tip, only in the finish. Depending on layout, it might fall right under a wrap. Other than this, the blank is perfect.
  7. Wow! Obviously all the time involved, and i'd guess the cost of premium caps and OpAmps would drive cost some , new P&G faders would have been a pretty penny. I wonder how many of the Elma switches were replaced as well. Did the reno include the takedown at the shop and install at Electric Lady? Any rumor on the total cost? I have been watching to see if anyone buys the EMI desk. That is going to create some interesting stories, and great music some day, I hope.
  8. Super Surf SS-101-MHS, Extended to 11'6". This is one of the original Prototype green blanks. A few scuffs in the paint around the label, and paint removed where the seat was to be installed (this will be under the grips) $225.00 SSB-136-3M, Extended to 12'2". This is an S-Glass monster with power to spare, in beautiful condition. This is the translucent style later blank. $200.00 The marks in the photo are smudges from being wrapped in a plastic sheet for 8 years, it just wiped off with some Naptha. SB-136-2F Honey beautiful condition. $200.00 GSB-132-2M Spinning: Butt seat and fore grips already done with Quick Grip, Fuji DPS 24 @ 27.5" center, Epoxy ramps done, SIC top installed, ready to wrap. $200.00 GSB-132-1M Conventional: Butt seat and fore grips already done with Quick Grip, Fuji Trigger seat @ 28" center, Epoxy ramps done, ready to wrap. $200.00 I'm one of the early pioneers of the Quick Grip and epoxy ramp work, taught by Phil Koenig of Manhattan Custom Tackle. These are for pickup only, and the address is in NYC right by Washington Square Park. There is a parking garage as well as metered parking, and the building is within a few blocks of most every subway NYC has to offer. I can PM you a phone number and address if interested. If you can find a blemish that disturbs you, there is a tub of goodies we can barter with to make you happy. Here are a few pics... Thank you for stopping by!
  9. Tv can be an enormous time waster, not to mention programming is pretty worthless for the most part. Educational television can be decent, but compared to the content of yesteryear, it seems to often be more entertainment based than learning based. Was media as propaganda based when we were kids?
  10. I subscribe to Vintage King's e-mail list, so this is cheating a bit... Didn't they restore and install one at Electric Lady a while back?
  11. The digital control surfaces have changed the arena in a big way for sure. It is a boon being able to make all the Snapshots, have the nightly shows from show to show, place to place so quick and easy, but not everything is as fast as just grabbing that one to one control, and therein lies the bitch of it. Nonetheless, the tech is quite amazing to have your racks of outboard as plugins, essentially latency free, and darn good sounding. Read about some folks using all Neumann Digital Mic systems, and one of the Avid desks. They are loving the accuracy of the system, the ease of setup, the light weight in comparison. It really is something! I have worked with the Yamaha LS-9, amd the Midas M32, using Rednet connectivity, and they are neat. They simply feel slower to operate on the fly than an analog desk. Precisely what I'm seeing as well! We are becoming sedentary, in a world where things are done for us. Folks my age grew up learning how to do things for themselves. It was fun, challenging, and if you were not sure about something, you asked someone who did. People needed each other more back then, and shared their abilites in barter more often. Things are too busy, or perhaps to filled with distractions to be able to do such things anymore.
  12. Audio Guys United How goes the BBQ?
  13. Hey Mike, What's up Pops Huge D, The long wand is a very effective way to present an artificial, and makes for great fun across the range of species in all waters around the globe. When the heat needs to be put on, fighting with the rod at a low angle and using the reel allows for high drag pressures. This is not somethin that can be said for ultra light fishing, where the mortality rate is far higher. Although this is another method that is a blast, and scaled accordingly makes for reasonable fight times, and fantastic angler fun. Those schoolies on a 7' - 8' medium light power, moderate fast action rod, 8lb-12lb line and some small Yo Zuri's or Redfins can easily be tossed 30'-50'. Palming the spool allows pressures just below breaking the line, reducing the fight to a minimum. It is one of my favorite ways to work calmer water, even with larger fish around. After measuring drag pressures under practical conditions with long surf rods, we found that many people were not generating pressures as high, or much higher than these light line systems. The leverage advantage of a long rod goes towards getting the bait out to greater distances, yet is less advantageous at lifting power. The short rod has the advantage when it comes to the lift.
  14. Salty, Doorgunner, Fishing as a kid was one of the great traditions! It was fun, gave you something to do outdoors, and kept people out of trouble. Enough kids get lost in latchkey limbo today, and a video game is the form of entertainment. Violence is often the game at hand, though not based in reality. We played chess, Monopoly, and other games of strategy. My age is certainly beginning to show at 53, and perhaps the codger is coming out at this point. There is a wonder about whether a breakdown of societal morals has been creeping in. Belmo, Good to see you too! Shaky, Indeed, it is amazing to see how so many have a phone as a new appendage. We go out to a restaurant in groups, just so we may text together while eating in silence. Little, Is that you John?
  15. Many of these were beautiful books, quite a few in larger format coffee table style. There is something very different about sitting back with a good book, the feel of its pages, the scent of ink and clay. Now we sit down with a coffee, or go to put children to bed, and the entertainment is a Kimber, or perhaps some Youtube. At times, it seems we are trading technology for kinder traditions. I'm as guilty as anyone! Unfortunately, they have all been disposed of. It gave me an ill feeling to just throw a couple of thousand dollars of fine books into a dumpster. A whole French cooking library, a photography library worthy of a good advanced college program, and so on. All gone, not even turned into BTUs, which seems a waste. There will be a bunch of surf blanks popping up in the BST very shortly