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Check out the New Sunova Placid

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Created by SurfFX Two weeks ago, 30 Jan 2020
SurfFX
QLD, 468 posts
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30 Jan 2020 8:25PM
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We check out the New Sunova Placid in the TR3 construction

Tardy
3323 posts
31 Jan 2020 2:54AM
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hhhhmmm ..love to give that a try .

Gboots
NSW, 766 posts
31 Jan 2020 6:47AM
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Tardy can I have an autograph

Tardy
3323 posts
31 Jan 2020 4:50AM
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buy a placid and I'll write all over it ..ha ha ..the first black rail ones are way better ..
nah, in all seriousness they really are a great board ..you will be happy to know boots the 9,1 acid is better in the bigger waves ..and more tippy .I personally like the placid as a quad ,but the twin set up was way loose ..its my favourite board now . .(ever)

Gboots
NSW, 766 posts
31 Jan 2020 9:50AM
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Thanks Tardy.
Not sure when getting next board bit need something to fill gap between 102 L Starby Pro and 83L 77 Sunova Flow .
The 7'7 was a step to far for me and I can only go out in this in total glass and with a Coronavirus mask to hide my identity from the Kook police .

bomberdave
VIC, 231 posts
31 Jan 2020 1:40PM
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Hey Tardy how would think the placid would compare with a creek???

rockmagnet
QLD, 1312 posts
31 Jan 2020 1:17PM
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Just picked up a 9'4 Placid from Surf FX a few days ago and they should have called it "The Rocket".She goes she goes she goes!!! Nothing Placid about it.

Tardy
3323 posts
31 Jan 2020 2:14PM
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bomberdave said..
Hey Tardy how would think the placid would compare with a creek???


I Can only compare the 8'10 125,3 ,litres creek to 8,7 ..125 litre 31.5 wide placid .because thats all I've ridden .

creek being narrower is probably better in bigger swell being longer it did catch waves easier ,but you can't throw it around like the
placid ,placid has more fin placements and more rocker ,so easier to use in lumps .

down the line cruise style surfing ...creek
cut loose ,lip bashing ....placid

the creek has more speed .the placid is for more performance surfing .hope that answers it .

Tardy
3323 posts
31 Jan 2020 2:17PM
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rockmagnet said..
Just picked up a 9'4 Placid from Surf FX a few days ago and they should have called it "The Rocket".She goes she goes she goes!!! Nothing Placid about it.


good one rocky...i wouldn't mind one in a bigger size too ...

rockmagnet
QLD, 1312 posts
31 Jan 2020 4:28PM
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I needed a 9'4 as at 71 anything smaller just does not work for me. It was the width of this board that won me over. At 33.5 wide it gives me the stability of a bigger board .

bomberdave
VIC, 231 posts
31 Jan 2020 5:37PM
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Tardy said..

bomberdave said..
Hey Tardy how would think the placid would compare with a creek???



I Can only compare the 8'10 125,3 ,litres creek to 8,7 ..125 litre 31.5 wide placid .because thats all I've ridden .

creek being narrower is probably better in bigger swell being longer it did catch waves easier ,but you can't throw it around like the
placid ,placid has more fin placements and more rocker ,so easier to use in lumps .

down the line cruise style surfing ...creek
cut loose ,lip bashing ....placid

the creek has more speed .the placid is for more performance surfing .hope that answers it .


thanks for the insight

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1885 posts
2 Feb 2020 1:07PM
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I have had a love-hate relationship with mine (8'7 x 31.5 125L and I am 100 kg).

The guy in the vid said it is sensitive to fin size/placement - that's the truth. I have had it out and it just didn't want to turn. I have had it out in bigger waves and it just seemed a bit slow. I have had it in some medium waves and I thought its lack of speed made it hard to catch waves I might have caught on an acid - which figures, it is 1" narrower and 6" longer.

But with Tardy/Phil's advice, I have experimented with fins, and tried it in different conditions, and I am liking it much more.

I have had it out a few times where I have had a ball on it. Nice and maneuverable, fast enough, and really stable.

Yes - this board is wide and very stable.

At the same time I have been using my new Infinity Blurr V2 (8'5 x 30.5 121L) and my 9'1 Acid (30.5 125L).

I love the V2, but at that width and length, and my weight (100kg) and height (6'3), I need good conditions or I bobble a bit too much (it is quite thick because it has stepped rails so that may contribute to instability). It is fast, maneuverable, light, tough as nuts. If the conditions are good, I take the V2. If it gets a bit lumpy, I take the Placid. As it gets bigger I take the Acid. And I just got an Insane (9'11 x 29.5) and took it out in 1.5X ocean bigger waves - it was great - but a bit tippy.

So, for me, the Placid is working much better with the right fins and the right waves.


rockmagnet
QLD, 1312 posts
2 Feb 2020 2:54PM
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cantSUPenough said..
I have had a love-hate relationship with mine (8'7 x 31.5 125L and I am 100 kg).

The guy in the vid said it is sensitive to fin size/placement - that's the truth. I have had it out and it just didn't want to turn. I have had it out in bigger waves and it just seemed a bit slow. I have had it in some medium waves and I thought its lack of speed made it hard to catch waves I might have caught on an acid - which figures, it is 1" narrower and 6" longer.

But with Tardy/Phil's advice, I have experimented with fins, and tried it in different conditions, and I am liking it much more.

I have had it out a few times where I have had a ball on it. Nice and maneuverable, fast enough, and really stable.

Yes - this board is wide and very stable.

At the same time I have been using my new Infinity Blurr V2 (8'5 x 30.5 121L) and my 9'1 Acid (30.5 125L).

I love the V2, but at that width and length, and my weight (100kg) and height (6'3), I need good conditions or I bobble a bit too much (it is quite thick because it has stepped rails so that may contribute to instability). It is fast, maneuverable, light, tough as nuts. If the conditions are good, I take the V2. If it gets a bit lumpy, I take the Placid. As it gets bigger I take the Acid. And I just got an Insane (9'11 x 29.5) and took it out in 1.5X ocean bigger waves - it was great - but a bit tippy.

So, for me, the Placid is working much better with the right fins and the right waves.




I put the quads in from the start which seems to work for me. Cant wait to get some decent surf so I can get the full feel of the board.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1885 posts
2 Feb 2020 9:50PM
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rockmagnet said..

cantSUPenough said..
I have had a love-hate relationship with mine (8'7 x 31.5 125L and I am 100 kg).

The guy in the vid said it is sensitive to fin size/placement - that's the truth. I have had it out and it just didn't want to turn. I have had it out in bigger waves and it just seemed a bit slow. I have had it in some medium waves and I thought its lack of speed made it hard to catch waves I might have caught on an acid - which figures, it is 1" narrower and 6" longer.

But with Tardy/Phil's advice, I have experimented with fins, and tried it in different conditions, and I am liking it much more.

I have had it out a few times where I have had a ball on it. Nice and maneuverable, fast enough, and really stable.

Yes - this board is wide and very stable.

At the same time I have been using my new Infinity Blurr V2 (8'5 x 30.5 121L) and my 9'1 Acid (30.5 125L).

I love the V2, but at that width and length, and my weight (100kg) and height (6'3), I need good conditions or I bobble a bit too much (it is quite thick because it has stepped rails so that may contribute to instability). It is fast, maneuverable, light, tough as nuts. If the conditions are good, I take the V2. If it gets a bit lumpy, I take the Placid. As it gets bigger I take the Acid. And I just got an Insane (9'11 x 29.5) and took it out in 1.5X ocean bigger waves - it was great - but a bit tippy.

So, for me, the Placid is working much better with the right fins and the right waves.





I put the quads in from the start which seems to work for me. Cant wait to get some decent surf so I can get the full feel of the board.


You put the Sunova supplied quads in the Placid? I tried that but wasn't very happy. It could just be me, or the conditions at the time. They seemed a bit big - or I found it more difficult to turn than I expected.

rockmagnet
QLD, 1312 posts
3 Feb 2020 8:20AM
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It's a bigger board at 9'4 x 155 litres. I'll have to wait to get some better surf as we have had 4 months of Northerlies in Qld with the odd half decent days. The points are working occasionally but those days are gone for me. I'll do some experimenting but for the moment in crappy surf it's okay.

Tardy
3323 posts
3 Feb 2020 11:29AM
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yes you are right rocky ,if the surf is not to good bigger fins help with stability and wave catching .
i messed up a day ago ,and put small fins on my 9,1 acid in 17 knot wind before i left home ,,,i spent more time in the drink .
felt like a kook . i put all my fins back in the car now ..incase a fin change is needed .

they made this 8,7 placid for me i reckon ,its perfect for my weight .& age



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