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Nugget reviews which model was the best

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Created by dkeating 1 month ago, 4 Jun 2020
dkeating
VIC, 165 posts
4 Jun 2020 3:35AM
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Hi I'm wondering peoples opinions reviews on the various North Nugget surf boards over the years.
I'm currently riding the 2015 5ft 2 love this board as a light wind small to medium waves, but thinking if I could find a duotone 2019 5ft 3 would it be a big improvement, but are discontinued now. The newer one has 2 deeper double concaves,moon tail and rear rails are a lot sharper square. I would imagine it would grip better and hold its edge better in stronger winds than t h e 2015 model.
Nice to hear any feedback from people that have used several models. Thanks

smook
VIC, 121 posts
4 Jun 2020 11:16AM
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Have tried number of Nuggets over the years to see if there performance has improved But as you stated They are good to learn on and light conditions/small waves But it will get to a stage where it will slow your progression Yes to progress there are better models in Durotone Example Pro whip Sizing depends on your weight and height Also if in Melbourne Welcome to try Smook Shredder ( cut off nose board) which is designed for better performance in waves And made in Aus Melbourne


warwickl
NSW, 1437 posts
4 Jun 2020 5:04PM
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And excellent to convert for learning kite foiling and light wind




eddiemorgs
NT, 373 posts
10 Jun 2020 11:40AM
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dkeating said..
Hi I'm wondering peoples opinions reviews on the various North Nugget surf boards over the years.
I'm currently riding the 2015 5ft 2 love this board as a light wind small to medium waves, but thinking if I could find a duotone 2019 5ft 3 would it be a big improvement, but are discontinued now. The newer one has 2 deeper double concaves,moon tail and rear rails are a lot sharper square. I would imagine it would grip better and hold its edge better in stronger winds than t h e 2015 model.
Nice to hear any feedback from people that have used several models. Thanks



I have used the original shape and the 5'2 TT , I think it's 2015, up until a year or so ago when I started foiling.. great boards for light wind and won't get rid of them, I was surprised at the difference in performance of the lighter built version when I rode a mates. Lighter was way better. Using Scarfini fx1 fins also made a big improvement The nugget was always a gap filler for our light wind but a game changer for us.. Trouble was that it struggled in It's ability to engage the wave. Cant comment too much on later model boards but I am guessing there is not a huge difference .....so I bought 5'5 Duotone pro fish to early this year based on its light wind ability and general design over the classic surfboard shapes which I always have found wind hungry up here. ( I'm 85 kgs)

Its a great board and it fills that gap well for me . Up to higher 20s kts it is very controllable , cranks upwind , engages the face , floats off mush nicely , is weirdly great fun to ride when you dial it in. Very pleased with this board.

cheers

Alysum
NSW, 494 posts
10 Jun 2020 12:27PM
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Used to. have the 2016 5"3 nugget which worked well in light winds. Sold it after I got into foiling, light wind strapless is a bit boring with a high volume board !

HappyG
VIC, 280 posts
10 Jun 2020 7:22PM
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I have the 2019 Duotone Nugget 5ft 4in... I have to say I ride with a 10 meter North Carve and I sail everything from 12 knots to 20 knots. It a real fun board to ride. It really ticks people off when you are planing in light winds with a 10 Meter. I used to ride with a 15 meter but there is no real difference to that and the 10 meter... If its lighter than that I take out a SUP or a SUP and Sail.... or go for a surf...

The Nugget has been discontinued and its a shame as it fills a real neat hole for me... above 18 knots a change to the Wam and I now have North Charge (Now this is a sick board)... I really only need a 10 & 7 meter kites now and just change boards. I really don't want to get into foiling rather ride a bike.

Livit
WA, 486 posts
11 Jun 2020 11:25AM
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HappyG said..
I really don't want to get into foiling rather ride a bike.


How do you know you'd prefer ride a bike if you haven't tried?

I reckon the reason the nugget has been discontinued is because riding this type boards means mowing the loan trying to stay upwind while with a foil you can get a taste of speed, incredible upwind ability, boost, etc... and all of this without changing your kite quiver. Add a ram air to your quiver and you can enjoy sessions on mirror like waters when no one else is out there.

HappyG
VIC, 280 posts
11 Jun 2020 6:08PM
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No I am not having a go at foiling... Just more money and more stuff.... That's what I mean I would rather ride a bike... great road and mountain biking in Gippsland... I have had a go of foiling and it is fun much like riding powder on a snowboard.... Again I would rather ride powder on a snowboard.... If you have been to Canada or Japan and had chest deep fresh powder there is nothing like it anywhere...



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