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Mur r ayBour t on r s tpi c kedupapl anerbac ki n1970andhasnott ur nedi toffs i nc e. Hehass eent heevol ut i on ofs ur f boar ddes i gnf r om al mos tt hebegi nni ngandhi sknowl edgei nhydr odynami c st hr ought r i al ander r or overt hel as t35year si ss ec ondt onone. Manywel l knownt ops haper sl i keDar r enHandl ey( DHD) , J as on St ephens on( J S)andhi ss onSkyeBour t on( OnFi r e) , owet hei rs t ar t st oMur r ayBour t on. Mur r ayBour t ons t ar t edPi pedr eam s ur f boar dsi n1976, andhi ss hapesar ewel l knownandr epr es ent ednot onl yont heGol dCoas t , butal l ar oundt hewor l d. Thef amousCool angat t aPi pedr eam s t or ehasal ways avour i t ehangoutf orl oc al andvi s i t i ngs ur f er s , wher eMur r ayBour t oni sof t ens eeni ns t or e beenaf s har i nghi smanyyear sofdes i gnexper i enc e. Now30year sl at erMur r ayBour t onhasr el eas edBour t on Shapes , asar ei nvent i onofPi pedr eam. Bour t onShapesar et opend, hi ghper f or manc es ur f boar ds whi l ePi pedr eam s ur f boar dsar es t i l l avai l abl e, t heywi l l r emai nanent r yl evel andmor eaffor dabl e s ur f boar dbr and. Ther ear eal s oagr eatr angeofPi pedr eam Ret r oboar dsonoffer , t hatar eexac t r epl i c asofmodel st hatMur r ayBour t onus edt os hapebac ki nt he70’ sand80’ s . Hi sver s at i l i t yf r om I ndogunst ot owboar dsr i ddenbyT onyRayandRos sCl ar keJ onesandhi s c ut t i ngedgec ont es tboar dsr i ddenbyt hehotyounggunsT r oyBr ooks , L ukeMunr o, RyCr ai ke andLeeWi l s on, l eavenoques t i onsas kedofMur r ayBour t on’ sc ommi t mentt omoder ns hor t boar d des i gn. Apoi ntwor t hment i oni ngi sMur r ay’ sc ur r ents uc c es swi t hCool y’ sl at es t16yearol dwhi z ki dJ ac kFr ees t one, whoi s42year syoungeri l l us t r at i ngt hatwheni tc omest okeepi ngpac ewi t h eac hnewgener at i on, Mur r ay’ sdes i gnl anguaget r ans c endst hegap. I nr ec entyear sduet oMur r ay’ sembr ac ementoft hec omput ers hapi ngpr ogr amshi spas s i on t oi nnovat ehass oar ed, dr awi ngf r om pas tandpr es ent , hi snewhybr i ddes i gnshavei ns pi r ed os tpat i enc ewi t ht het hr us t er ’ ss t at usquo. Duet ot hei rpaddl ef r i endl ynat ur e manywhohavel Mur r ay , evenathi sage, wi l l t es tr i demos toft hes edes i gnst obes ur et heyar eont r ac k. Per hapsBour t on’ ss t r onges tas s eti shi sc us t om c ommuni c at i ves ki l l s , havi ngwor kedi nhi s owns hopst hel as t35year shei sundernoi l l us i onwhatar eal s ur f erwant sandneeds . Thi s as s ethasbeenbol s t er edofl at ewi t hhi smas t er i ngoft hei nt er netc us t om or der i ngpr oc es s . Manyc us t omer swhomakeenqui r esabouthi smodel sar es ur pr i s edwhenal l ofas uddent hey ar eonl i net al ki ngt ec hni c al wi t h40year sofhydr odynami c s . Mur r ayt r eat sonl i net hes ame ashedoesac us t omeront he oorofourhar dwar es hops . Soi fyouar eadi s t anc eawayand wantt obes er vi c ed-wedar eyout os endhi m anemai l .


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Offt hebac koft hes uc c es soft heBr ookor oundt ai l quadMuz zhasc omeup

TheSki nnybul l eti sbas i c al l yt heF atBul l etonadi et . Al l t hes amedes i gnbutf or

wi t hal i t t l emor equi r kymodel f ort hos ewhowantamor es hl i kever s i on

as hor t ert ai l veeandt heboar dmadenar r owerandt hi nner . Ther el evanc eof

ors i mpl ywantt oenj oyt hes ens at i onwi t haf ewpaddl i ngadvant ages

t hi si sf ort hi sdes i gnt obeavai l abl ef ort hos ewhoar el i ght erorwantt hedes i gn

t hr owni n; ent ert hehul l ! Thenos esar enar r owerandt het ai l i sr oundmaki ng

f orbi ggerwaveswhi c hr equi r esmor el engt handl es swi dt h. Thebot t om s hape

t heboar dmor ever t i c al andr es pons i vet hant heBat sands wal l ows . Thi si s

i ss l i ght l ydi ffer enti nt het ai l ar eabuts t i l l r et ai nst hec ent r ec onc aveandnos e

Muz z a’ sz i ppi es ts hyet . TheBr ookor oundt ai l quadhast aughtmet hatwi t h

hul l . TheF atBul l ethasal ongerdeeperveei nt het ai l t hatf al l si nt oac onc ave

ar oundt ai l youc anmovet her ear nsbac kal i t t l ef ur t herands i tt hem upa

over2f eetupf r om t het ai l . Bei ngs owi deandhavi ngadeepc onc avef or war d

l otmor ever t i c al asyouhaveex c es sl oos enes st ol os ei nex c hangef oral i t t l e

t heF atBul l etneedsal ongerveet oc ont r ol t heex c es swi dt h. TheSki nnyBul l et

mor edr i ve. Remember i ngt hatt heBr ookowasi nt r oduc edi nor dert o

hast hec onc aver unni ngf ur t herbac kbet weent hef r ont nsandt heveepops

i mpr ovet hequadsver t i c al c apabi l i t i esandt hi si swhyt hef atbul l etal s o

ups uddenl yi nt hel as t6i nc hes , s i mpl ybec aus et heboar di snar r oweranda

i nc or por at esanar r owernos e( i nt hel as t18i nc hesatl eas t )t hatenc our ages

l ongerveei snotneeded. Thi sput sal otmor er ai l l i nec ur vei nt ot hel as tf ootof

t heboar dmor ever t i c al l y . Att heot herendt hebal l ands oc ketoft her ound

t her ai l r oc ker , gi vi ngt heboar dal i t t l emor et wi t c hf ort hos ewant i ngi ns t ant

t ai l al s omakest hi st i ght err ot at i onofft hebot t om mor epos s i bl et hus

r es pons eandas hor t erar cver yhandywhenyouar et i ghti nt hepoc ketand

enabl i ngamor ever t i c al c l i mbupt hef ac e. Ther ewi l l notbemany s hesout

f eel i ngyourwayar ound. I t hi nkt heSki nnyi sagr eatal t er nat i vef ort hos et hat

t her ei fany , t hatwi l l beasc apabl ei nt hi sdepar t ment , ast hi sl i t t l ec hub.

c has es ol i dl onghol l owr eefwavesl i keI ndoet c . TheSki nnypl anesi nt os ol i d wavess omuc hear l i erduet ot hel ownos eent r y , hul l andi nc r eas edar eaunder t hec hes t . Thenar r owerbac khal foft heboar dandt wo nsont her ai l dot he r es tt ogi vet hem evenbet t err ai l c l i ngandt wi c easmuc hs peed. Thi sal l adds upt os ur vi val par t i c ul ar l yf ort hos ewhol os eal otofbar k. TheSki nnyi ss t i l l wi dert hant henor mal gunsandc ons equent l ydonotneedt obeasl ong eveni nt hebi ggers t uff.


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“ Sot heMac h2r oundt ai l quadi ss omet hi ngt hatmeandMuz z ahavebeenwor ki ngon. TheoneI ' mr i di ngi sa5' 8" . I thass l i ght l ymor et hi c knes sandwi dt ht hant heor i gi nal Br ookoRTQbuti swaymor emanoeuvr abl e . I ti sper f ec t f r om04f t . I ts eemst ogett ot hes ec t i onhal fabeatf as t eral l owi ngy oumor et i met ot ur nofft het op. Asi ti ss hor t er y ouc anr eal l yr i pi tar oundandt ur ni nt hes t eeppar toft hewavewi t houtnos edi vi ng. Myl as tf e ws ur f soni thave beenoutat6f tSt r addi e . Thi si ss t r et c hi ngi t sl i mi t s . St i l lnei nt hebar r el butI ' dr at hert he5' 11"Br ookoRTQast he

T r oyhadt r i edaBatt ai l quadwi t hmoder at e

e xt r ac oupl eofi nc heshel psi nr eal l yput t i ngi tonr ai l . Ne ver t hel es si fI wasbac kont ourf orJ apan, Br az i l andEur ope

s uc c es sbutwhenher odet her oundt ai l he

t hi sl i t t l epoc ketr oc ketwoul dbeakeeper . Mac h2i sper f ec tf or90% ofmys ur f s04f t . Ons hor eoroffs hor e . I fy ou’ r e

wasbl ownaway , notonl ydi di thavet he

s urngbi ggerwavest hant hat , mos toft het i mel etmeknow, I ' l l c omej oi ny a. ”Br ooko

ac c ept edext r as peedc ommont oquadsi t

Si nc eBr ookohasbeenofft het ourhi si nputt omydes i gnshasi nc r eas edi nl eapsandbounds . Havi ngbeen

al s ohadt hever t i c al c apac i t yofat hr us t er

ar oundt het r apsf ors ol ongandunder s t andi ngt hepr es s ur esont heguysont ourt ohavet hebes t

butwi t hmor es peedc r eat i ngmor epot ent i al

equi pment100% oft het i me, I knowt hi sdemands t iesanyc r eat i veexper i ment at i on. Thef earofl os i ng

t opunthi gher . Hehandedi tar oundt oal l hi s

f or c est hem i nt oc onf or mi t y . Thedayher et i r edhes ai d, “ r i ghtnowMuz zhi tmewi t hem” ,r ef er r i ngt oal l t he

mat esi nQui c ki eandt heyal l c ameupwi t h

s t uffI waspl ayi ngwi t hwhi l ehewasont our , buthadnotas kedhi mt or i deduet ot heabove. Thi si showt he

t hes ameopi ni on. . . I wantone!

Br ookoRoundt ai l Quaddes i gnwasbor n. Per hapst heonl yoneont ourwhoi snotavi c t i m ofc onf or mi t y– Kel l ySl at erbeganast hewor l dknows , pl ayi ngwi t hver ys mal l r oundt ai l s nubnos edquadsofwhi c hhe

OneofMuz z a' smos ts uc c es s f ul per f or manc e

gaveaf ewt oT r oy . T r oyas kedmet odomyownver s i ononl ynotass hor tasKel l y’ sbuts hor t erandwi der

model sof2009. Wi t ha4x4di agonal gl as sj ob, t hanhi sc ur r entr oundt ai l quad. I bas i c al l ys quas hedhi s6. 0downt o5. 8addedext r awi dt hands hi f t ed wi t hc ar bonpat c hesanda4pl ys t r i nger , t he

hi swi des tpoi ntf or war dwi deni ngt henos eandnar r owi ngt het ai l pr opor t i onal l y . Thec onvees t ayedt he

Br ookoRTQi sal i ght , s t r ongandf as t

s amebutI bul kedupt her ai l abi tmor eduet ot heboar d’ ss hor t nes s . Thebr eakf r om mynor m wi t ht hi s

per f or mer .

des i gni st he npl ac ement . I wasi n uenc edal i t t l ebyKel l y’ s ns et swhi c hwer el es st oedi nt hannor mal quadsandI gur edhi sr eas oni ngwast hatbec aus ehi sboar dswer eext r emel ys hor thec oul daffor dt o pl ac et hem al i t t l emor epar al l el t ogi vet heboar dmor er un, c ozI am s ur eat5. 2, i twasbl oodyl oos eenough. Thef eedbac kf r om Br ookoevenont he r s tonewast hati fhehadt hi sboar dont ourhewoul dbes t i l l on t our . Bi gc al l f orChopesandPi pebutnever t hel es sher ec konst her ei snopl ac eont hewavewher ehec annot puti t . I haveal s oputt hes eboar dsundermanyot herf eetandt hef eedbac ki sc ompel l i ngs oi ti st i met o r el eas ei t . Themar ketf ort hi smodel i st ypi c al l yt hewayaboveaver age s ur f erwhowant sa s ht hatwi l l al l owhi mt odowhathedoesi n power ; i nnopower .


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Bas i c al l yt hes edes i gnshavehi psanddeeperc onc aves , t heyar e s quas ht ai l swi t hs mal l boxyr ai l sands l i ght l yveeddec ks . The boxyr ai l al l owst het hi c knes si nt hec ent r et obekeptt oa mi ni mum, s oi ft heys eem t hi nnumer i c al l yt heyar ec er t ai nl y noti nt her ai l . I havedr awnt hel i neat6' 6c ozI r ec kont he c onc eptget sl os tanyl ongert hant hat . Cus t omsi nt hi s model ar ewel c omeasI haveonl yc over edt hec ommon

TheRoundt ai l i sver ys i mi l art ot hes t andar dhi pi nc ont extofr oc ker s

di mens i onf orac ommonc us t omerwei ght .

c onc avesanddec kr ol l s . Thec hoi c eofar oundt ai l woul dbef ort he s ur f erwhowant st oappearc ont r ol l edands moot ht hr oughhi st ur ns . Ther ounds hapeoft het ai l bal l ands oc ket st hr ought ur nsandi s par t i c ul ar l yeas yofft het opandc anbemor ever t i c al offt hebot t om. Asar ul er oundt ai l sc anweat herl es st ai l l i f tgi vi ngt hem s omeext r a dr i veoffas t r ai ght err oc ker . Thi smakesupf r om t hel os sofpodar ea ( r oundeds quar eC/ Fwi t hr oundt ai l )wher eal i t t l et hr us ti sl os t . Al l i nal l agr eatdes i gnf ort hos ewhowantaboar dt hatr eac hesand

HPL-4x4Diagonal-4Ply-CarbonPatches-Light&Strong TheHPLal s of eat ur esauni quegl as sj ob, des i gnedbyMur r ayBour t on. Thi sgl as sj obi snowf eat ur edi nanumberofmodel sac r os st heBASE br andsandi sus edbyanumberofourt eamr i der s .TheHPLar et he r s tpol yes t erboar dsoft hei rki nd, i nt hewor l dandwoul dboas tt o beoneoft hes t r onges tandl i ght es tofanyc ommer c i al pol yes t er s t oc kboar d. The4x4di agonal weave, c ombi nedwi t ha4pl ys t r i nger andc ar bon apsovert het ai l r ai l s . Makesf orapr ol i t epr oduc tt hat wi l l s er vet het es toft i me.

t ur nseas y .


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TheI ndogun2009hasevol vedc ons i der abl y . Thebot t om s hapei snow

Ther eefs wal l owi ss omet hi ngt hati sdeart oMuz z a’ spas texper i enc es

ac onc aveundert hec hes tr unni ngi nt oa3ml veet hr ought he nsand

i nI ndoovert hel as t35year s . Thi sdes i gni sar eac t i ont ot hedomi nanc e

outt het ai l gi vi ngt heboar dmor es peedandmor ec ont r ol t hant he

oft her oundedpi nast he r s tc hoi c ef orbi ggerr eefwaves . Thenar r owed

r ever s eveeofol d. Ther oundedpi ni st hepl ans hapeofc hoi c eandt he

s wal l owt ai l i st hebes tt ai l f ordr i vi ngbot t om t ur nsandal s of ors i t t i ng

r oc keri sl eani ngt owar dl owent r yandmor eext r emet ai l c ur ve. Di agonal

deepi nI ndobar r el s . Thes uper i ort ai l bi ghtal l owsonet obemor e

gl as spr oc edur esar es t andar dwi t ht hi smodel par t i c ul ar l yduet ot het ype

f or t hr i ghtwi t ht hef r ontf ootf ordr i vi ngdownt hel i nei nor dert omake

ofwavest heyar emeantt oex c el i n. I havebeens urngI ndor egul ar l yf or

t heneverendi ngwal l s . Theper f or manc ec onc avewhi c hr unsr i ght

35year snow, s oI am pr et t ys ur et hi si swhatyouneedi fyour eal l ywant

t hr ought ot het ai l gi vest hi sdes i gnt hes peedi tneedst os i thi ghand

t ot ac kl ewhat ’ sonoffer .

r un. Thi r t y veyear sofR+Dc annotbedi s c ount edbys hearf as hi on.


2 0 1 0R a n g e I fi ti swi dt handc ur vyl i nesyoupr ef erovers heerc hunki n your s hes , t hent hi sl i t t l e ooz ymaybef oryou. Wi t ha pl ans hapes oki ndont heeyeMuzhasgonet ogr eatl engt hs t ot ar tupt hi ss ht ot hepoi ntt hatanys el fpr oc l ai medr et r o s hheadwi l l bewal ki ngoutt hes t or ewi t ht hi sbabyunder ar m andaguni nhi spant s . Ohyeah! Thi smodel i sr edhoti n t hewat ert oo.


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Bourton 09 Range


TheBat s hi swher ei tal l s t ar t edwi t hmyquadf et i s h. Wi t hapl ans hape

TheBi gBatQuaddes i gni sanot heroneofmymanyf our nappl i c at i ons

whi c hl ooksass t i asamor ni nggl or y , t heBatbl ewmymi ndwi t hi t s

ai medatt hos et hatneedapaddl erandaper f or mer . Thei nc l us i onoft he

s peedandagi l i t y . Spor t i ngac onc aveatt henos eandaveeatt heot her

di amondbatt ai l i sabr eakt hr oughi ns hor tar candc ent r al c ont r ol des i gn.

end, t heBathasbot hs peedandc ont r ol s oyouc anputi tanywher eyou

Thedi amonds hor t enst her ai l l i neal l owi ngt heboar dt ot ur naf r ac t i on

want . Thedi amondbatt ai l hasas hor t err ai l l i net hanas wal l owwhi c h

ear l i erandt heel ongat edpi noft hebatgi vesac ent r e nl es sboar d

makesi tf eel s hor t eronr ai l . Thever y atdec kdi s t r i but esmor ef oam

s omet hi ngc ent r al t ogaugef r om r ai l t or ai l . I tal s os por t sac or nerf eel f or

outt ot her ai l al l owi ngt hec ent r et hi c knes st obeatami ni mum and

t hos et hatneedac or nert opus ho.

addss t abi l i t yt ot hedec kmaki ngt heboar dmor ef or gi vi ng. Cur r ent l y oneofmymos ts uc c es s f ul s h.


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ThePs eudoQuadi sanupdat eoft hes t andar dquadwhi c hper f or msbet t er

TheBi gBoyQuadi ss i mpl yabl ownupoft hes t andar dquadsands houl d

i npowerduet ot hel ongerveei nt het ai l andar eaf or war dt ypepl ans hape.

havebeenavai l abl eear l i erast heguyswhoar ebi genought or i det hes e

Thes wal l owt ai l i st het ai l ofpr ef er enc ei nt hi smodel asi ti si nmos ts hes

des i gnsar et heonest hatneedt hem t hemos t . I ts eemst hatbi ggerguys

i nt hi sdi mens i on. Bot t om l i nei sf ort hos ewhodugt hePs eudo s ht he

maket hemi s t akeofempl oyi ngext r al engt ht opaddl eont owavesbut

l as tt enyear s , t hi smodel t akesusi nt oanewt ypeofr i de, oner i ddl edwi t h hypers peedandt hes hor t es tofar c s .

ndt hems el veswant i ngmor eonc et heygett ot hei rf eet . Lengt hi ns mal l waveski l l sal l oppor t uni t i esf orqui c ks hor tar cs urngpar t i c ul ar l ywi t h hr t us t ers etups . AsI haves ai dbef or ekeepi ts hor t , addar eaf or war d andmi ni mi z er oc kerundert hec hes tandyouwi l l haveapaddl er , addf our nsandyouhaveaper f or mer .


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Atl as tMuz z ahaspoppedoutal i t t l ebr i c kf ort hos ewhowantr eal

The“ Hi ghPer f or manc eRet r o”gi vesyout hebuoyanc yandpaddl epower

s hor tandr eal f at . St i l l r et ai ni ngal l whathehasl ear ntwi t hquad

youneedwi t houts ac r ic i ngper f or manc e. Auni quec ombi nat i onofa

s hesovert hel as t5year st heSumor et ai nsal l t hes mar tl i nes

wi dernos et empl at e, l owernos er oc kerandadoubl e-yers wal l owgi ves

i nher enti nhi ss ophi s t i c at edquaddes i gnsbutbl at ant l ydar es

youas hor tboar dt hat ’ sl oos eandmanoeuvr abl e, buts t i l l al l owsyout o

yout ot r yands i nkher .

eas i l ypaddl ei nt owaves . Per f ec tf ort hebi gf el l aors omeonewant i ngt o c omedowni nboar dl engt h. I tal s oboas t sauni que ut edc onc ave hr t ought hebac k yer . Cr eat i ngl i f tandbi ght , gi vi ngt heboar danadded l i vel yf eel underyourf eet .


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I havepos i t i onedt hi sr i dgeabout2½ i nc hesi nf r om t hepl ans hape. Thevee

TheMi ni Mi ni i sai medataf ewni c hemar ket sf r om younggi r l s , t oguys

i nt het ai l andc onc avet hr ought hec ent r ehavebeeneas edbac ks l i ght l yi n

whowantanal t er nat i vet oa s hdes i gn, orbi ggerguyswhoj us twanta

or dert obl endr ai l l i nesmor ec omf or t abl ybutar es t i l l r adi c al bymos ts t andar ds .

s hor t erboar d. Duet ot hewi dt handf or war d at nes st hi sc oul dber i dden

Thepl ans hapei sabi tmor et aper edands t r eaml i nedal mos tbul l etl i kewhi c h

bya90kgs ur f erandal s oduet ot he2Âź t hi nnes si tc oul dal s obemanaged

hasgi veni tmor edr i ve.

bys omebodyar ound65kgs .


Muz z a’ sAr c hi v es


TheSt andar dHi pi sMur r ayBour t on’ shi gh

Ol df ai t hf ul . ThePs eudoFi s hi soneofMur r ay’ s

TheBi gBoyi sas c al edupver s i onoft he“ St andar d

per f or manc es hor tboar d. Thepl ans hapei nc or por at es

mos ts uc c es s f ul s hapes . Des i gnedf orever ybody

Hi p”model sf ort hebi ggerguyswhous ual l yend

as i ngl et odoubl ec onc aveandauni quedes i gnf eat ur e

s hape&ver s at i l eenought obeus edi nal l

upwi t hboat s . Sc al i ngi sanar tandonet hat

c al l edt he“ Hi p” . TheHi pi sl oc at edt owar dst hemi dt o

c ondi t i ons , t hePs eudoFi s hi st heul t i mat e

Mur r ayBour t onhass uc c es s f ul l yac hi evedi nmany

l owers ec t i onoft heboar d. Thepur pos eoft he“ Hi p”i s

al l r ounder . Al i t t l ewi dert hr ought hec ent r e,

f ac et sof “ bi ggerguy’ sdes i gns ” . Thec onc epther ei s

t oal l owwat ert o owf r eel yf r om t her ai l st oi nc r eas e

wi t haveei nt oas emi bonz ac ar vedi nt ot he

t oexpandever yf eat ur eevenl ys ot her ei sno

ac c el er at i on. Thi spl ans hapedi s t or t i oni sl oos eand

bot t om, al l owst hi sboar dt oex c el i nbot h

di s t or t i oni nanypar t i c ul arar eaoft hes ur f boar d.

f as t , t heSt andar dHi pi samus ti nal l advanc eds ur f er s

power f ul &gut l es swavesal i ke.

“ AHi ghPer f or manc eBoar df ort heBi ggerGuys ”

qui ver s . “ Thi si saSt andar dCont empor ar yHi gh Per f or manc eShor tBoar d”



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