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BLACK ACID with DEEP PURPLE sunova ,9.2 Acid .

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Created by Tardy 6 months ago, 6 Aug 2018
Tardy
2773 posts
16 Jan 2019 5:42AM
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SunnyBouy said..
Coorrrrrrrr blimey Man!
That board is sweet

But, sorry, I can't help feeling like Tardy should be unveiling it and unwrapping it. You know what I mean, it's like His Board. He really should be the one unboxing it.

I do hope he gets to do "another" unboxing, maybe SurfFX boys will wrap it all back up again...

Still, it's a fantastic looking board...



Thanks sunny buoy .it was wrapped again ...and sent ..so I will get that thrill,
the best thrill will be riding it .

the guys at surf fx have been good to me .
many thanks Jon,Scotty & guy.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1732 posts
16 Jan 2019 9:01AM
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Tardy said..


Wow, how good does that look! What a board! I am not sure how I would feel about seeing other guys fondling handling my board.

And how easy will it be to travel with the board. (I have made enquiries to get one, but I promise it won't be black.)

Gboots
NSW, 594 posts
16 Jan 2019 9:56AM
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It looks like you need two people to assemble and disassemble ? That could be an issue at times

Tardy
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16 Jan 2019 6:18PM
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cantSUPenough said..

Tardy said..



Wow, how good does that look! What a board! I am not sure how I would feel about seeing other guys fondling handling my board.

And how easy will it be to travel with the board. (I have made enquiries to get one, but I promise it won't be black.)

It would be great for your Maldive trips ...

black ?

deep purple maybe .?

supthecreek
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16 Jan 2019 6:53PM
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Gboots said..
It looks like you need two people to assemble and disassemble ? That could be an issue at times


nah.... they were using a wobbly stand, so they had to hold both halves simultaneously
Done on the floor or ground, it's a one person task.

Plus, they were seeing the board for the first time and probably didn't want to bash Dude's board



SunnyBouy
308 posts
16 Jan 2019 11:20PM
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I've watched the vid a few times now, and I've got a question..

Those of us from a windsurfing background will understand this...

If Sand/Grit gets in the carbon rods, how will you separate the board?

Us lot have had plenty of Masts stick together and been unable, or using brute force, just got a top section come free from the bottom section..

Those rods looked like "suck" fit to me...

Could be tricky my friend

lam
VIC, 36 posts
17 Jan 2019 7:58AM
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supthecreek said..

Gboots said..
It looks like you need two people to assemble and disassemble ? That could be an issue at times



nah.... they were using a wobbly stand, so they had to hold both halves simultaneously
Done on the floor or ground, it's a one person task.

Plus, they were seeing the board for the first time and probably didn't want to bash Dude's board





They did make it look fairly difficult, stand or not. But I guess the idea is to make travelling easier, so you only have to put it together once on arrival and pull it apart once on departure. It wouldn't be necessary every time you went for a surf.

JEG
VIC, 990 posts
17 Jan 2019 9:29AM
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its a good idea for travelers that really need it and for most us a piece is enough

supthecreek
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17 Jan 2019 6:29AM
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lam said..

supthecreek said..


Gboots said..
It looks like you need two people to assemble and disassemble ? That could be an issue at times




nah.... they were using a wobbly stand, so they had to hold both halves simultaneously
Done on the floor or ground, it's a one person task.

Plus, they were seeing the board for the first time and probably didn't want to bash Dude's board






They did make it look fairly difficult, stand or not. But I guess the idea is to make travelling easier, so you only have to put it together once on arrival and pull it apart once on departure. It wouldn't be necessary every time you went for a surf.


I've seen it done in person many times.... no difficulty at all.
They put one rod in each end of the connection and had 2 different people trying to line it up.
With only one person it is easy.

Put both tubes in the back section.
Stand on its tail, lean against a bench or whatever..
Pick up the super light nose section with your free hand
Position over the tubes and it slides down eezy peezy

Or just place a towel on the ground and slide them together there.

lam
VIC, 36 posts
17 Jan 2019 9:43AM
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JEG said..
its a good idea for travelers that really need it and for most us a piece is enough


Totally agree

supthecreek
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17 Jan 2019 6:59AM
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SunnyBouy said..
I've watched the vid a few times now, and I've got a question..

Those of us from a windsurfing background will understand this...

If Sand/Grit gets in the carbon rods, how will you separate the board?

Us lot have had plenty of Masts stick together and been unable, or using brute force, just got a top section come free from the bottom section..

Those rods looked like "suck" fit to me...

Could be tricky my friend


Sunny, it's a good point, but I have never heard of any issues of that sort.
The race team has been using these 2-piece boards for a year... traveling all over the world and winning races on them.
Lots of beach runs, shorebreak action and all the abuse that Pro racing dished out.
No problems so far.... they always get the nose half, up on the podium without issue!

Noic has his board sitting on sand in this podium shot







SunnyBouy
308 posts
19 Jan 2019 2:45AM
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My comment wasn't a criticism, nope, more an observation on the tightness of the carbon rods.

I've lost count of the times I've had to ask mates to "give me a hand, you take the top, I'll take the bottom"

So, I think Sunova have come up with a really well thought out and workable solution. Looks fairly easy to assemble and take apart... Tardy might want to take a few ltrs of water to the beach with him to flush out any sand etc...

I'm so looking forward to him getting it and him giving us a few words about it...

Its like we've been part of some childbirth

Tardy
2773 posts
19 Jan 2019 7:11AM
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I'm a windsurfer too,the only way sand will get in there is if you pull it apart in sand .

i have nice grass areas and also surf in rocks and reef ,so all good here.

i doubt if it will come part much .maybe once a year when I go on a surf trip .

but your worry is noted...

I Will post more photos and give you my thoughts .

colas
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19 Jan 2019 2:32PM
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Tardy said..
I'm a windsurfer too,the only way sand will get in there is if you pull it apart in sand .


Not exactly: The problem in windsurfing was mainly the very fine dust/salt that got into the mast and then got down from the top part into the junction between the two parts, as this junction moved a bit with the mast flexing on the water. The advent of sealed masts prevented it (so water could not get into the mast from the foot and bring with it this grime), but not completely.

As the board junction is in the water, this phenomenon could also happen for two pieces boards, but it seems less likely, as the junction seems more watertight and you do not have this huge potential container of dust above the junction as in a windsurfing mast.

Salt deposits can be an issue however if you keep the board in one piece for a long time, as happened with wishbones. I would think that lubricating the rods for the 2-piece boards may be a solution.

Gboots
NSW, 594 posts
19 Jan 2019 5:43PM
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Assuming the boards are easy to connect and disconnect these boards would be a great option for:
a. Flying
b. Taking board by public transport
c. Packing board in back of car instead of roof racks
d. Storing at home

How about using the approach on even shorter boards. Say a Speeed 7'11. Split it in two and you could just about fit in a large suit case . Now that would awesome for flying . Would not even look like you are transporting a board when you get to the airport

supthecreek
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19 Jan 2019 5:01PM
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colas said..


Tardy said..
I'm a windsurfer too,the only way sand will get in there is if you pull it apart in sand .




Not exactly: The problem in windsurfing was mainly the very fine dust/salt that got into the mast and then got down from the top part into the junction between the two parts, as this junction moved a bit with the mast flexing on the water. The advent of sealed masts prevented it (so water could not get into the mast from the foot and bring with it this grime), but not completely.

As the board junction is in the water, this phenomenon could also happen for two pieces boards, but it seems less likely, as the junction seems more watertight and you do not have this huge potential container of dust above the junction as in a windsurfing mast.

Salt deposits can be an issue however if you keep the board in one piece for a long time, as happened with wishbones. I would think that lubricating the rods for the 2-piece boards may be a solution.



That's any interesting thought colas....
I have a buddy that doesn't take his apart very often, I'll ask him if he has any issues with build up over time.

Tardy
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19 Jan 2019 7:22PM
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colas said..


Tardy said..
I'm a windsurfer too,the only way sand will get in there is if you pull it apart in sand .




Not exactly: The problem in windsurfing was mainly the very fine dust/salt that got into the mast and then got down from the top part into the junction between the two parts, as this junction moved a bit with the mast flexing on the water. The advent of sealed masts prevented it (so water could not get into the mast from the foot and bring with it this grime), but not completely.

As the board junction is in the water, this phenomenon could also happen for two pieces boards, but it seems less likely, as the junction seems more watertight and you do not have this huge potential container of dust above the junction as in a windsurfing mast.

Salt deposits can be an issue however if you keep the board in one piece for a long time, as happened with wishbones. I would think that lubricating the rods for the 2-piece boards may be a solution.



Yes ,there could be a salt build up ....maybe I should pull it a part every month ..no biggie ...
I guess it would be less time than rigging a sail.
i will be using a electric. Drill with the right bit. I have a weak one ...so not to over tighten .

There is very little sand in our waters ..not many sand beaches ...

thanks colas .

colas
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20 Jan 2019 4:31PM
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Tardy said..
There is very little sand in our waters ..not many sand beaches ...


Yes, also with windsurfing there was ... wind when you rigged up, and this wind carried fine sand dust and salt with it everywhere, even if you avoided rigging on the sand. SUPs should be less exposed to the wind when assembling.

supthecreek
1665 posts
27 Jan 2019 2:23AM
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Here's a fun look at the Sunova Two-Piece, from the men themselves.

I love these guys....mad as a cut snake, but serious about what they build!

Nozza
VIC, 2003 posts
3 Feb 2019 10:26AM
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Has it arrived yet?

DaveSandan
VIC, 730 posts
3 Feb 2019 12:02PM
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I had the same though a couple of days ago, the mainland is not that far from him, must be paddling it to his place against a head wind!!!!

Tardy
2773 posts
3 Feb 2019 9:42AM
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Just picked it up yesterday,I was travelling the last 2 weeks pictures soon ,it also got launched paddled great and looks great,

DaveSandan
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3 Feb 2019 2:22PM
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Tardy said..
Just picked it up yesterday,I was travelling the last 2 weeks pictures soon ,it also got launched paddled great and looks great,


Has it been sharing the bed as well?

Tardy
2773 posts
3 Feb 2019 11:30AM
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It has its own bed , I snore to much , even the girl moves out
it does polish up nice,

Tardy
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3 Feb 2019 4:29PM
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Tardy
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3 Feb 2019 4:33PM
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My first upside down post ,applying rail tape .... rail tape cut in half due to two piece

supthecreek
1665 posts
3 Feb 2019 5:15PM
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Sweeeet!
So stoked for Dude.... you got your Acid and it looks perfect.
Hopefully you will have some quality waves soon, and can give her a good run.

SunnyBouy
308 posts
3 Feb 2019 5:16PM
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"Just picked it up yesterday,"

Wow

More, pic, more pics, more pics, more more more more more pic's man.

Hoppo3228
VIC, 277 posts
3 Feb 2019 8:46PM
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Enjoy mate! yew!

Tardy
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4 Feb 2019 2:56AM
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