Monthly Archives: October 2013

Registration for SLSA Chi 7th Annual Fluffy Challenge Series Opens

SLSA+logo1Today opens the registration for the 4th series of the SL Surfing Association (SLSA) 2013 Season 2.

Dates: Nov 9th (Open) and Nov 16th (Pro) at 11:00 AM SLT
Place: Chi
Wave: SSi Fluffs
Board: SSi Shortboard

Registration is open until midnight SLT, Tuesday, November 5th. Register on the SLSA Forums.

There must be at least 30 people registered, for both the Open and the Pro to be held. If less than 30 people register the events will be combined into one to be held on November  16th. Top 20 ranked surfers, you still need to register! Your registration into the event is not automatic. This event is open to any SLSA member, even if you have never competed before (you will be competing in the Open event).

Full event rules can be found on the SLSA Wiki.

Also, if you would be interested in working the event, contact any SLSA director. Now, wax up that board and get out there!

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The Revolution Project

Revolution is HereI received a message from Mick Lunasea the other day that something exciting was happening. Something involving surfboards. And, yeah, I’m easy, that’s all it took to get me doing backflips, throwing around lindens and peppering Mick with questions. In that order, I think.

Mick, Revy Lunasea (Revlon Benoir), and Rayzza Rubble have created the Revolution surfboard system. And it is different than anything we have had before. The basic premise is it’s a 2-part system. The “wax” and the “deck”. The “deck” is the actual board you see. Revy created the “wax” for the deck and the wax contains the scripts. This gives a whole new meaning to waxing your board. When you wax your board, you load the scripts into it. The board is a separate purchase item and you can choose your board from any of the Revolution shapers to pair up with the wax. Revy has set the price of the wax (scripts) at 100L$. The individual shapers are free to set the price of their boards. The board I bought was 300L$.

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I asked Mick a ton of questions, and I should just let him tell you about it. He explains how the Revolution board works (both board and scripts) as follows:

The deal is surfboard shapers (Deck creators / artists) are in full control of their own line of surfboards. Make one Deck, make 1000. One shape is a dog? Get feedback from riders, pull it, reshape, make a new vendor instantly. NO WAITING for new vendors. Buy one wax it allows buyer to choose any designated shaper…

The board itself rides different. It requires a bit more practice to unleash its true potential. The surfboard has an adjustment menu to adjust rider position on the board, speed, buoyancy and more. Rob (Robin Mapp of Surf Naked) has explored these options in detail already. Completely new custom rider animations, hammered out cam view angles (we spent months on this alone). Scripted tricks are limited to one handstand. There is a “c” crouch animation which is a rail grab. There is a wipe out mode. Collide with another rider, physical rock, jetty etc. you fall. The board remains in place where you fell (no chasing lost boards). The board is designed to SURF. Hit the up arrow you accelerate like adjusting front foot in RL surfing, hit back arrow you stall the board, lift the nose, putting weight on back foot just like in RL. Combine tapping the up and down arrows and the rider climbs the wave face and allows rider to turn fast sharp, get air etc.

The two part system, wax and deck was designed primarily to give designated shapers independent control of their product. No need to contact the maker of the vendor, virtually no undelivered product as vendors are simple stand alone units not tied to a delivery system. Each shaper’s sculpt / mesh and artwork are protected as boards are copy+/no mod/no trans. If the buyer tries to mod the board it disappears, lucky they have copy to still ride. Creating team rider decks and or artwork is a snap. If a surfer wants a custom shape or artwork? The shapers CAN DO rapidly!

The Wax price is 100L$, whereas, Deck prices are up to the Shaper, the minimum price is 300L$. If a shaper spends untold hours creating sculpt / mesh Decks with artwork, they can price the Deck accordingly. When Revy was asked “why (is the Wax) so cheap?” Her reply was,”This project is not about money, its about Surfing.”

Anyway, I went out to Mick’s shop, SurfCrazy at Kona Beach, bought my wax and picked out one of his boards. With my new board tucked under my arm and wax in it’s bag, I headed home to play with my new toys. I unpacked the wax kit and enclosed is a Quick Start with simple directions to follow to put the board and scripts together. Let’s just go with, if I can do this, anyone can. The Quick Start is a texture that rezzed as soon as I unpacked my wax kit, so I followed the instructions on it and was up and running quickly. But I am going to recommend against using just the Quick Start. Also enclosed in the wax kit is the Revolution Manual. READ THE MANUAL! 🙂 I hit a few snags, which I am sure were due to user error, that would have been clearer if I had used the Manual.

One thing to note, there is an instruction to “Set scripts in board to running.” I haven’t messed with a script in about 5 years, so I was looking for a button on the edit menu to run the scripts. It took me a bit of trial and error, but I eventually found the “Run Scripts” under “More” when I clicked on the board. Later on further trial, (using Firestorm) I found if you put the board in edit mode, click “Build” on the top menu bar, click “Scripts”, and choose “Set Scripts to Running.” Voila! (D’Oh note-this was in the manual. Seriously dudes-Read the Manual)

Me and my new BoardI got the board put together and was surfing on it within 5 minutes of throwing the new items out on the sand using the Quick Start guide. Some things you should know from my experience:

  • The Quick Start guide is great, but like a typical surfer I chose not to read the manual first. Unpacking the wax kit put the Quick Start guide right in front of my face, so naturally I just followed that. Ummm… READ the Revolution Manual. Yeah, I know, who wants to read the instructions, but there is a lot of good stuff in there, such as, How to create, step-by-step, your board/wax combo, How to configure your new board, and How to surf on it. It is quite comprehensive.

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    Wax and Deck ready to work their magic

  • Also, I don’t know if I missed this somewhere, because I didn’t see this particular instruction, but I am going to recommend it. After you set the scripts to running, I would take the surfboard back into your inventory one more time. Otherwise, you have to set the scripts to running each time you want to surf. You will now have 3 boards in your inventory, so keep track of the third one you took. The first is the original Deck board, the second is the Deck and the Wax (but this board you will have to set the scripts each time). The third board in your inventory is the one you want to continue to surf on (or at least I do), because it has the scripts already set to run. (While the board is rezzed you can put a v2 or something at the end of the name of the board, so you know which one it is. Don’t completely change the name of the board, how will you be able to tell people the name of your awesome new board?)
  • I noticed when I took by board back into my inventory, the wax was still hanging out. Take that back into your inventory too. If something happens to your board, you need the wax to recreate it.

I need to work on my surfing skills to figure out what can be done, as well as, all the adjustment nuances, and surfing possibilities Mick mentioned. Right now, I can get to my feet, grab a rail and turn. I need to also work on exiting the wave before I hit the shore. Because you can literally surf up the beach and be picking sand out of your teeth. Hopefully, a little more time and I can look like I know what I am doing. Flynn gave it a shot and was looking much more experienced than I was; climbing the wave, doing 360s, flips, etc. Did I mention that you should READ THE MANUAL? It has tips and instructions on how this board surfs and what you can do to make it work for you.

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Ray from Pray4Surf and Mick from SurfCrazy are the first shapers to work with the project and joining them are Robin Mapp of Surf Naked, Syx Toshi of Surf Shop 6 and Sally LaSalle. As of this writing, only Mick and Robin Mapp have their boards out and ready to buy. Ray’s board designs are expected to be available soon. Hopefully I will be able to report that Sally LaSalle and Syx Toshi also have designs for us to to chose from, in the near future.

I am really excited to explore all the potential that the Revolution board system has to offer. And innovation is a good thing!

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(Note: At this time, these brand new boards are not used in SLSA competitions, but you never know what could happen in the future.)

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(Another note: I bought my own board and put it together myself. So any fumbles along the way were completely my own. Any errors in putting it together or using it were mine. Mick sent me the note that this system existed and was available. I made my purchases and put together the system using the Quick Start before I started asking Mick about it.)

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SLSA Carpe Diem Surf Pro Results

SLSA+logo1In excellent conditions, the SLSA Carpe Diem Pro was held Saturday. Congratulations Shannon on your first win, and to everyone for their great surfing. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and energy to make this  a great event.

Getting Serious Air

Getting Serious Air

Date: Oct 19th, 11:00 AM SLT
Place: Carpe Diem 2
Wave: HP Jaws
Board: SSi Longboard

Finals
1st Shannon Cardalines – 15.83
2nd Maldrul Morris – 15.66
3rd Sunrize Mornington – 15.16
4th Jordan Halderman – 14.66
5th Zelda Zimberman – 14.50
6th Figger J. Arun – 13.83

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The Podium

Semi- Final 1
Pink Kellerman – 14.33
Maldrul Morris – 15.15*
Cierra Theriac – 14.40
Alavaro Pevensey – 14.50
Zelda Zimberman – 14.83**

Semi-Final 2
Sunrize Mornington – 14.83**
Sannon Cardalines – 15.83*
Jordan Halderman – 14.83**
Johnny Whadd – 14.16

Semi-Final 3
Roxy Angel – 12,16
Figger Arun – 14.33*
Abel Halderman – 13.83
Petra Xaris – 13.16

(Heat Winners* and next Top 3 scores** advance to the Finals)

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Heat 1
Harbor Piers – 11.50
Roxy – 14.66*
Robbin Ember – 12.00
mick lunasea – 9.50
Zelda Zimberman -14.66*
Kristoffer Juneau – 12.33

Heat 2
Sunrize Mornington – 14.83*
Petra Xaris -13.50**
Lilly Kona – 12.50
Sarah Pevensey – 12.83
AVEKELLERMAN – 8.00

Heat 3
Robin Mapp – 12.50
Colleen Brennan – 11.50
Pink Kellerman 13.33*
Bethany Felisimo 12.66
Rick Galli 10.66

Heat 4
Reigndrop – 12.16
Maldrul Morris  – 13.83*
Dax Kona – 11.66
Alvaro Pevensey – 13.33**
KatieLove Adored – 12.83

Heat 5
Abel Halderman – 14.66**
Monq Mapp – 11.83
Cierra Theriac 14.83**
Michael Romani – 12.83
Shannon Cardalines – 15.50*

Heat 6
Jordan Halderman – 14.00**
WillowWynn – 10.33
JohnnyWhadd – 13.66**
Missy Lovesu – 10.33
Figger J. Arun – 14.50*

(Heat Winners* and Next top 6 scores** advance to the Semifinals)

Always a party in the Stands

Always a party in the Stands

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Judges Sally LaSalle, Nico, and Wilfrid DeCuir

Staff
Event Coordinator – Bobbi Laval LaSalle
Marshal – Neptune Maa
Head Judge – Wilfrid DeCuir
Judge – Sally LaSalle
Judge – Nico
DJ – pronvelle Cristole

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Cierra Theriac, Event Coordinator Bobbi LaSalle, and Sim Owner Vally Lavender

 

Heat 1 getting their instructions from Marshal Neptune Maa

Heat 1 getting their instructions from Marshal Neptune Maa

 

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***Results as reported are my own, and any errors are mine.

Next Event:
Dates: November 9th (Open) and 16th (Pro)
Place: Chi
Wave: Fluffies
Board: SSi Shortboard

Full event rules can be found on the SLSA Wiki.

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SLSA Carpe Diem Pro Heat Draws

SLSA+logo1Announced (in record time) on the SLSA Forums are the Carpe Diem Pro Heat Draws.

Date: Oct 19th, 11:00 AM SLT
Place: Carpe Diem 2
Wave: HP Jaws
Board: SSi Longboard

Heat 1 needs to be on-site and ready to surf at 10:45am SLT. Check your SLSA Group Notices for a landmark to the Spectator Stands.

Heat 1
Harbor Piers (RED)
Roxy (BLUE)
Robbin Ember (GREEN)
mick lunasea (ORANGE)
Zelda Zimberman (PURPLE)
Kristoffer Juneau (BLACK)

Heat 2
Sunrize Mornington (RED)
Petra Xaris (BLUE)
Lilly Kona (GREEN)
Sarah Pevensey (ORANGE)
AVEKELLERMAN (PURPLE)

Heat 3
Robin Mapp (RED)
Colleen Brennan (BLUE)
Pink Kellerman (GREEN)
Bethany Felisimo (ORANGE)
Rick Galli (PURPLE)

Heat 4
Ace (RED)
Maldrul Morris (BLUE)
Dax Kona (GREEN)
Alvaro Pevensey (ORANGE)
KatieLove Adored (PURPLE)

Heat 5
Abel Halderman (RED)
Monq Mapp (BLUE)
Cierra Theriac (GREEN)
Michael Romani (ORANGE)
Shannon Cardalines (PURPLE)

Heat 6
Jordan Halderman (RED)
WillowWynn (BLUE)
JohnnyWhadd (GREEN)
Missy Lovesu (ORANGE)
Figger J. Arun (PURPLE)

Stand-bys
Reigndrop
Diamond Carbetta
Neptune01
Curshaw MacTagart
Allina
Cristal Rowland
Dax Verlaine

Full event rules can be found on the SLSA Wiki.

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SLSA Carpe Diem Open Results

Woot, I got to work another competition! I had the privilege to marshal this event, but that is not what you really are here for are you? Under as perfect conditions as you can get, the SL Surfing Association held the first part of the third event of the second season of 2013 at Carpe Diem 2, the sister sim to Carpe Diem Surf, on Saturday, October 12th. (yes, I did that on purpose to see if you could follow it) We went back to SSi longboards and surfed on HP Jaws.

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Event Format:
– 5 heat format;
– each heat winner advances to the mini-final;
– all 5 heat winners and the next 5 best scoring surfers qualified to compete in the Pro event on Saturday, October 19th.

Final
1st Place – Figger Arun 14.50
1st Place – Alvaro Pevensey 14.50
3rd Place – Shannon Cardaline 14.16
4th Place – Zelda Zimberman 12.83
5th Place – Sarah Pevensey 12.66
5th Place – Katielove Adore 12.66

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Heat 1
Neptune01 11.66
TawnieLee Rotar 9.83
Zelda Zimberman 15.33 *
Curshaw MacTaga 11.33
AVEKELLERMAN 12.50 **
Rochelle 0.00

Heat 2
Sarah Pevensey 14.66 *
Michael Romani 13.00 **
Annie Panties 10.33
AlexDanger (ORA 10.33
Allina (PURPLE) 11.00
Kristoffer June 14.00 **

Heat 3
Bethany Felisimo 13.66 **
maryann Maa 10.50
Reigndrop (GREE 12.00
Figger Arun 14.66 *
Rick Gall 12.50 **

Heat 4
Alvaro Pevensey 14.16 *
Rose Morgan 0.00
Dax Verlaine 10.66
Rachel Emodemon 9.33
Cristal Rowland 10.66
Shannon Cardaline 14.16 *

Heat 5
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Diamond Carbett 11.66
Sticky Sweet 9.00
Aurora Jacks DNC
KatieLove Adored 13.00 *
Zoso Zepp 10.33

* – Heat Winner
** – Advances to Pro by Score

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Standbys For Pro Event:
Reigndrop 12.00
Diamond Carbetta 11.66
Neptune01 11.66
Curshaw MacTagart 11.33
Allina 11.00
Cristal Rowland 10.66
Dax Verlaine 10.66

Staff:
Event Coordinator – Bobbi Laval
Head Judge – Sally LaSalle
Judge – Robin Mapp
Judge – Abel Halderman
Marshal – Cierra Theriac
Security Officer – Bobbi Laval
DJ – pronvelle Cristole

PreQualified for the Pro Event, October 19th:
Jordan Halderman
Harbor Piers
Sunrize Mornington
Ace
Robin Mapp
Abel Halderman
Roxy
WillowWynn Resident
Petra Xaris
Maldrul Morris
Colleen Brennan
Monq Mapp
Robbin Ember
JohnnyWhadd
Lilly Kona
Dax Kona
Pink Kellerman
Cierra Theriac
mick lunasea
Missy Lovesu

Results from the SLSA Forum.

Full event rules can be found on the SLSA Wiki.

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SLSA Carpe Diem Open Heat Draws-UPDATED

SLSA+logo1As announced on the SLSA forums. Updated 9:30am SLT.

Date: Oct 12th, 11:00 AM SLT
Place: Carpe Diem 2
Wave: HP Jaws
Board: SSi Longboard

Heat 1 needs to be on-site and ready to surf at 10:45am SLT. Check your SLSA Group Notices for a landmark to the Spectator Stands.

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  • In a 5 heat Open event all Open heat winners will advance to an Open event final.
  • In a 5 heat Open event all 5 heat winners and the next 5 best scoring surfers will automatically be qualified to compete in the Pro event for that competition.

Heat 1
Neptune01 (RED)
TawnieLee Rotaru (BLUE)
Zelda Zimberman (GREEN)
Curshaw MacTagairt (ORANGE)
AVEKELLERMAN (PURPLE)
Rochelle (BLACK)

Heat 2
Sarah Pevensey
(RED)
Michael Romani (BLUE)
Annie Panties (GREEN)
AlexDanger (ORANGE)
Allina (PURPLE)
Kristoffer Juneau (BLACK)

Heat 3
Bethany Felisimo (RED)
maryann Maa (BLUE)
Reigndrop (GREEN)
Figger J. Arun (ORANGE)
Rick Gall (PURPLE)

Heat 4
Alvaro Pevensey (RED)
Rose Morgan (BLUE)
Dax Verlaine (GREEN)
Rachel Emodemon (ORANGE)
Cristal Rowlands (PURPLE)
Shannon Cardaline (BLACK)

Heat 5
followingwaves sirbu (RED)
Diamond Carbetta (BLUE)
Sticky Sweet (GREEN)
Aurora Jacks (ORANGE)
KatieLove Adored (PURPLE)
Zoso Zepp (BLACK)

Staff:
Event Coordinator – Bobbi Laval
Head Judge – Sally LaSalle
Judge – Robin Mapp
Judge – Abel Halderman
Marshal – Cierra Theriac
Security Officer – Bobbi Laval
DJ – pronvelle Cristole

Top 20 Pre-Qualified Surfers for the Pro Event to be held Saturday, October 19th
Jordan Halderman
Harbor Piers
Sunrize Mornington
Ace
Robin Mapp
Abel Halderman
Roxy
WillowWynn Resident
Petra Xaris
Maldrul Morris
Colleen Brennan
Monq Mapp
Robbin Ember
JohnnyWhadd
Lilly Kona
Dax Kona
Pink Kellerman
Cierra Theriac
mick lunasea
Missy Lovesu

Full event rules can be found on the SLSA Wiki.

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Carpe Diem Surf

I stopped by Carpe Diem Surf to hang out and relax, and surf. 🙂 Carpe Diem Surf is beautiful and it is obvious that a lot of thoughtful detail was put into it. Next door (Carpe Diem II) is the site of stop 3 in the SLSA 2013 Season 2.

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the Landing Spot:  a perfect place to relax and take it all in

the Landing Spot: a perfect place to relax and take it all in

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I asked owner Valium Lavender about Carpe Diem Surf, and here are some of her thoughts:

Vally is pleased to announce that she has added a new sim next door to her Carpe Diem Surf. The new sim is simply called Carpe Diem Two. However, not much will be done design-wise. Vally acquired the sim solely for an October SLSA Surf Competition. A few trees, chairs, and a hot tub, and of course an HP Jaws wave and SSI longboard rezzer. are all that exist there now and it will most likely stay that way. . Carpe Diem Two is a homestead sim.

Vally says “after the comp I plan to just kick back and enjoy my sims and my friends because I will be closing both sims in December.” “I will be leaving SL for awhile to take care of some health issues but don’t be surprised if I pop in from time to time to say hello. No sim is required for that and the nomad existence might be fun along with a camera by my side!”

“Most people don’t realize I’ve been in SL 7 years now and it’s time I take my brain out of the virtual reality world and do something more productive and more conducive to a healthier lifestyle. My family will be grateful as well.”

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