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Custom 10'8 Sunova Revolution

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Created by MangoDingo Two weeks ago, 1 Oct 2021
MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
1 Oct 2021 10:23PM
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Check this out. My latest addition to the quiver - custom 10'8 Revolution.
To say I'm stoked is an understatement of epic proportions.

I've gone for the two plus one option with US centre fin box so I can run it as a single fin for extra-turbo ultra glide. I was talking with Dylan about a glider-type shape for the waves we get up here in the top end and thinking about drawing something off the Style (which is still one of my favourite boards).

Anyway, Dylan was like "well, what about if we add a bit of this here and take away some of that there, and then, before you know it - bam, the Revo ultraglide was born.

It's truly a thing of beauty - finished in 'Scream in Blue' (apologies Midnight Oil).

This thing is gonna glide and trim beautifully. There's plenty of real estate so I can get some hang time up the nose when the opportunity presents and think of the turns with hips like that! Ouch!!!

Thanks again to Dylan, Shaw and all the amazing folk at Sunova for their patience with me while we nailed the dims and for turning out another absolute belter of a board. Yeeeooooooowwwww!!!!



LucBenac
388 posts
1 Oct 2021 9:06PM
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Only one word. Whoa!!! Almost wish for a smaller pad to see more of it :-)
I am assuming that it will be a screammer in small clean waves providing hours of fun.

Hoppo3228
VIC, 478 posts
1 Oct 2021 11:35PM
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DDDDUUUUUUDDDDDDEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

What are the dims / volume etc?

Did they glass it heavy to help in the glide?

PS. I'm jealous!

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
2 Oct 2021 6:56AM
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LucBenac said..
Only one word. Whoa!!! Almost wish for a smaller pad to see more of it :-)
I am assuming that it will be a screammer in small clean waves providing hours of fun.


Cheers Luc - yeah man , that's definitely the goal. I'm always chasing the glide but I still need boards that are manouverable. Dylan's been an amazing help, and was able to distil my thoughts and ramblings into a truly amazing surf craft. Hope you're going well over there man and still scoring plenty on that wicked Steeze of yours!

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
2 Oct 2021 7:11AM
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Hoppo3228 said..
DDDDUUUUUUDDDDDDEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

What are the dims / volume etc?

Did they glass it heavy to help in the glide?

PS. I'm jealous!



Hoppo!!! How's it goin down there man?
mate , dims as follows 10'8 x 32" wide x 2 1/2" thick @ 171L.

We agonised over the thickness for a bit - it was originally 2 1/4", but Dylan reckoned it was just a bit too thin and so we dialled it up to 2 1/2" and it came out just right - more properly proportioned for the board's length, and will also help the glide factor.

I originally suggested a stretched out Style - around 12' but the Style actually has more rocker in the nose than the Revo and less in the tail - whereas the Revo has more rocker in the tail and less in the nose. This gives the Revo incredible glide up front and is still super easy to turn and manoeuvre off the back foot.

The Revo drives and projects forward which makes catching waves even easier.

Glassing is normal with nothing added - again Dylan was pretty confident with what we landed on and reckons it'll go real well.
She'd be a good stick for some of those points down your way bro!

Needless to say I'm so frothy to get it wet - I just gotta be patient now while it makes it's way over.

Tardy
4147 posts
2 Oct 2021 7:11AM
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bluemin heck she's a beauty ....can see ya hanging 5 off the nose of that mother mango .

Hoppo3228
VIC, 478 posts
2 Oct 2021 9:37AM
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MangoDingo said..

Hoppo3228 said..
DDDDUUUUUUDDDDDDEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

What are the dims / volume etc?

Did they glass it heavy to help in the glide?

PS. I'm jealous!




Hoppo!!! How's it goin down there man?
mate , dims as follows 10'8 x 32" wide x 2 1/2" thick @ 171L.

We agonised over the thickness for a bit - it was originally 2 1/4", but Dylan reckoned it was just a bit too thin and so we dialled it up to 2 1/2" and it came out just right - more properly proportioned for the board's length, and will also help the glide factor.

I originally suggested a stretched out Style - around 12' but the Style actually has more rocker in the nose than the Revo and less in the tail - whereas the Revo has more rocker in the tail and less in the nose. This gives the Revo incredible glide up front and is still super easy to turn and manoeuvre off the back foot.

The Revo drives and projects forward which makes catching waves even easier.

Glassing is normal with nothing added - again Dylan was pretty confident with what we landed on and reckons it'll go real well.
She'd be a good stick for some of those points down your way bro!

Needless to say I'm so frothy to get it wet - I just gotta be patient now while it makes it's way over.


Enjoy mate, looks Sweet! 32" wide will make it stable enough to throw the dog on and cruise some runners! nice.

2' 1/4" is damn thin for a close to a 11' board, even 2' 1/2" is damn thin!!

I've spoken to Dylan about a 10' prone Glider a couple of times... mmmm... outline a bit like a Wavehog / 8ball... would be sweet for small / medium Bells... that and a Loose Juice would round out the prone quiver nicely...

supthecreek
2279 posts
2 Oct 2021 10:35AM
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MangoRevo.... slick, you have done it again sir!

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
2 Oct 2021 7:57PM
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MangoRevo.... slick, you have done it again sir!

Ha! Cheers Creeky!!
I'm so stoked with the finished board eh. Dylan's been an absolute legend to work with to get the right board for the conditions.
I have to say, it's been a really good learning curve for me too. As I thought I kind've knew what I was after but once I started talking with Dylan it very quickly became clear that I was heading off down the wrong track. The lesson for today class is - ' talk to your shaper before you order your next board!'

Hope you're going well and keeping strong man!!!

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
2 Oct 2021 7:59PM
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Tardy said..
bluemin heck she's a beauty ....can see ya hanging 5 off the nose of that mother mango .

Cheers Tardz'!
Yeah, we're coming into the swell season here too so it's gonna be sick to give the Revo a run eh!!!

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
2 Oct 2021 8:02PM
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Hoppo3228 said..

MangoDingo said..


Hoppo3228 said..
DDDDUUUUUUDDDDDDEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

What are the dims / volume etc?

Did they glass it heavy to help in the glide?

PS. I'm jealous!





Hoppo!!! How's it goin down there man?
mate , dims as follows 10'8 x 32" wide x 2 1/2" thick @ 171L.

We agonised over the thickness for a bit - it was originally 2 1/4", but Dylan reckoned it was just a bit too thin and so we dialled it up to 2 1/2" and it came out just right - more properly proportioned for the board's length, and will also help the glide factor.

I originally suggested a stretched out Style - around 12' but the Style actually has more rocker in the nose than the Revo and less in the tail - whereas the Revo has more rocker in the tail and less in the nose. This gives the Revo incredible glide up front and is still super easy to turn and manoeuvre off the back foot.

The Revo drives and projects forward which makes catching waves even easier.

Glassing is normal with nothing added - again Dylan was pretty confident with what we landed on and reckons it'll go real well.
She'd be a good stick for some of those points down your way bro!

Needless to say I'm so frothy to get it wet - I just gotta be patient now while it makes it's way over.



Enjoy mate, looks Sweet! 32" wide will make it stable enough to throw the dog on and cruise some runners! nice.

2' 1/4" is damn thin for a close to a 11' board, even 2' 1/2" is damn thin!!

I've spoken to Dylan about a 10' prone Glider a couple of times... mmmm... outline a bit like a Wavehog / 8ball... would be sweet for small / medium Bells... that and a Loose Juice would round out the prone quiver nicely...


Hoppo old mate - you're absolutely correct 2 1/2" is ridiculously thin. which is why the new Revo is actually
4 1/2" thick. I obviously was still way under my daily coffee requirements when I wrote that this morning. Thanks for the gentle reminder man!!!

billekrub
110 posts
3 Oct 2021 10:49AM
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How would such a board compare with a Point Break model for catching early unbroken waves?
How would the board's speed on the wave compare with the shorter wide tail models designed for mushy surf?
Would the more highly rockered tail slow it down once on the wave?

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
3 Oct 2021 1:19PM
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Gday Billie
I would imagine a 12' Point Break will catch unbroken waves just that bit easier than a 10'8 Revo. If for no other reason than the length alone. I also have a 14' Search and it is incomparable in terms of wave catching ability. It's a massive beast to do turns on though.

The 12' Point Break will equally catch just about anything and surf better due its outline. From all accounts the Revo has plenty of speed (check the link to the Jimmy Casey clip above).
The speed generated by long boards with parallel outlines and very flat rockers is pretty awesome. Which is why I was originally thinking about a stretched Style around 12'. They just get up and boogie and if running as a single fin, then the speed and fun is next level. But the rocker on the Style is slightly arse about for the type of waves I mostly get.

I haven't surfed a shorter style board (like the Shroom -yet), so I don't really know how they go - naturally, you'd be able to throw the shorter boards around more, but you start to sacrifice the glide factor - especially in unbroken rolling swells. In terms of the highly rockered tail slowing the board down - I don't think this would be a major issue.

If you check out the speed Casey generates on the clip (and there's a few on YouTube you can check out too), he's definitely not slowing down - he's absolutely full throttle.The waves where I am are often gutless and wonky, so I need a board that will maximise glide and manouverability.

It was only after talking with Dylan at length around wave types, conditions, my level of surfing and experience were we able to refine my thoughts and his knowledge. Which is why we've landed on the 10'8 Revo.

Also, I would really encourage you to email Creek and/or Dylan as your learning from the discussions is just so valuable. I found that what I thought would work alright for my conditions probably was slightly off the mark, and so have landed on a board that's going to maximise the fun - which is what we're all chasing eh Billie!

Bighugg
NT, 445 posts
3 Oct 2021 4:08PM
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LEGEND

finsup
WA, 113 posts
3 Oct 2021 5:13PM
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This could be the one Mangy!!!

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
3 Oct 2021 8:38PM
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Bighugg said..
LEGEND


Hey big fella! Great to hear from you!
Well old mate, there's gonna be plenty of fun sticks around for when you get back!!!
Hope all is well in your world man!

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
3 Oct 2021 8:46PM
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finsup said..
This could be the one Mangy!!!

FinsUp!!! Dude, I've got a very good feeling about this one.I'm super keen to see how the Revo goes as a single eh. Ultra glide fun machine. You'll have to take it for a spin and see what you reckon old mate!
I reckon you'll be into it for sure.

ECSurf
10 posts
3 Oct 2021 7:33PM
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Sweet board MD. I'm getting to grips with a 11' Revolution bought last year. Here's a vid in some chest high waves and offshore wind.

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MangoDingo
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3 Oct 2021 9:23PM
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ECSurf said..
Sweet board MD. I'm getting to grips with a 11' Revolution bought last year. Here's a vid in some chest high waves and offshore wind.
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Hey ECSurf - cool clip , thanks for posting man!!!!
Wow - an 11' Revo, you've really cranked up the glide factor with that beast eh!
It looks like it carries you through some pretty fat, lumpy sections and then gets you back into the pocket for a little bit of Bruce Lee, flying tiger kick-off the lip action. So cool!!!
Yours looks a bit narrower than mine perhaps? - what are the dims on yours man?!!
You've pretty much convinced me the Revo's gonna be sweet.
Cheerin' EC and bring on the Revolution!!!
awoooooo!!!!

ECSurf
10 posts
3 Oct 2021 10:04PM
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Haha yeah great stuff man, it's 30" width and 155 litres, I am 6'5 and 107kg, it's seriously snappy for a big board. Every time I think I've found the limit I find a bit more, just keeps getting better!



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