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Advice on a JL Supertech

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Created by toolate 31 days ago, 20 Jan 2019
toolate
33 posts
20 Jan 2019 12:30PM
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I am riding a 8'7' SG right now. Love it but frankly in most of my days on SS Oahu it is less than shoulder hight and SG seems to need more juice.
Looking at the Supertech. I'm 70kg. How to choose between the 7'11 and the 8'3?

20 Jan 2019 6:50PM
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Hi Toolate, at 70kg you should be fine on the 7'10 depending on your experience & ability & then you have the SG for bigger days.... I'm 80kg & use to ride the 7'10 ST as my comp performance board but if i wasn't riding it all the time it was a struggle in the choppy conditions but great if glassy... I then rode the 8'3 ST for a while & it was definitely more comfortable on the bumpy days.. I use the 8'7 SG as my "step-up" board for the bigger days so they make a good quiver of boards.... I'm now riding the NEW 7'7 Destroyer though which allows me to go short without losing stability...
Hope this helps..

colas
2965 posts
20 Jan 2019 4:25PM
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I never tried the Supertech, but frankly I would advise a short compact shape rather than these pulled in shapes for small weak waves.

In the JL Line that would be the new Destroyer or maybe the Super Frank or the Kwad.

And of course any mini-Simmons / mini longboard / fish SUP shapes in other brands.

toolate
33 posts
21 Jan 2019 3:44AM
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Jimmy Lewis Boards said..
Hi Toolate, at 70kg you should be fine on the 7'10 depending on your experience & ability & then you have the SG for bigger days.... I'm 80kg & use to ride the 7'10 ST as my comp performance board but if i wasn't riding it all the time it was a struggle in the choppy conditions but great if glassy... I then rode the 8'3 ST for a while & it was definitely more comfortable on the bumpy days.. I use the 8'7 SG as my "step-up" board for the bigger days so they make a good quiver of boards.... I'm now riding the NEW 7'7 Destroyer though which allows me to go short without losing stability...
Hope this helps..



Shoots one more choice! But likely something like that fun shape of the destroyer would indeed work better for my south shore mush.

Slab
894 posts
21 Jan 2019 4:50AM
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Yeah, a Destroyer shape much better if your waves are lacking. But on Oahu.....surely you have some punch in the swell? Good call Colas.....

toolate
33 posts
21 Jan 2019 11:02AM
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Slab said..
Yeah, a Destroyer shape much better if your waves are lacking. But on Oahu.....surely you have some punch in the swell? Good call Colas.....


South shore mostly only has punch when your Southern Hemisphere storms kick up in our summer. Or the occasional west wrap from large North west swells.

21 Jan 2019 3:08PM
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Having surfed the South Shore quite a bit the 7'7 Destroyer will do everything you want....Just fin it as a proper thruster or a quad & it'll go good in most conditions

riverider
TAS, 906 posts
21 Jan 2019 7:33PM
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Having owned both boards the 8'3" supertech is a much better board than the 8'7" stungun in gutless waves, but the stungun is awesome in a bit of juice

benjl
172 posts
21 Jan 2019 4:53PM
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I picked up an 8'3 super tech today, really nice shape. Can't get over how light it was! 6.2kg with quad fins! Massive shout out to Rob and jimmy for super quick responses on how to get a couple of dings fixed from
the pervious owner.
Cant wait to try it in any kind of waves but flat water paddling seemed really stable









toolate
33 posts
22 Jan 2019 3:26AM
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riverider said..
Having owned both boards the 8'3" supertech is a much better board than the 8'7" stungun in gutless waves, but the stungun is awesome in a bit of juice


so you might consider it after all despite comments on it NOT being a good shape for gutless waves?

23 Jan 2019 5:25AM
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No problem Benjl, enjoy...

sup808
21 posts
28 Jan 2019 3:21PM
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too late I am on oahu too and have a 7'10 flight board if you ever wanna meet up, you can give it a try and see what you think of that length of board before you buy one.

benjl
172 posts
29 Jan 2019 5:40PM
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I've had a couple of sessions on my 8'3 supertech now and can say first hand it can definitely handle lumpy small on-shore as well as hollow overhead waves. Had to paddle out through this today and I can't get over how stable the supertech is for it's size and volume, makes light work of big whitewash.
probably the closest to a 1-board quiver I've found so far.





toolate
33 posts
Monday , 18 Feb 2019 2:27PM
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i took delivery of a 7'10 ST and got out today. Small surf with pretty clean conditons and mod offshores...
certainly requires MUCh better technique than my 8'7 SG but on the waves really lively and FUN.
Excited to see how it goes in bigger waves

sup808
21 posts
Today , 20 Feb 2019 7:49AM
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awesome! hope meets your expectations. I saw a board like it at a break i think called sand bar yesterday.

toolate
33 posts
3 hours ago , 20 Feb 2019 2:05PM
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umm that was me



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