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Created by toolate 1 month ago, 9 May 2021
toolate
68 posts
9 May 2021 3:20AM
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I am on a Stun Gun 8'7 and a Supertech 7'10
Love the sufability of the supertech but my waves are rarely juicy enough for the SG.
But the ST is a workout for me. I get tired after an hour. 61 yo but 70kg

thinking of the destroyer...what size would you think? and is this the right complement for this quiver?

justaddwater
NSW, 294 posts
9 May 2021 8:24AM
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IMO The 10 ft Destroyer is the only board in the range that's truly refined ,all the other models are way over volumes for their size,fine for the bigger rider but not good for us lighter people, I'm 75 kg and the 10 x29 ..125 litres is fine.

toolate
68 posts
9 May 2021 11:13AM
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justaddwater said..
IMO The 10 ft Destroyer is the only board in the range that's truly refined ,all the other models are way over volumes for their size,fine for the bigger rider but not good for us lighter people, I'm 75 kg and the 10 x29 ..125 litres is fine.


not sure i follow you here. I am too floaty on the SG at 110 litres

BigZ
99 posts
9 May 2021 11:32AM
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justaddwater said..
IMO The 10 ft Destroyer is the only board in the range that's truly refined ,all the other models are way over volumes for their size,fine for the bigger rider but not good for us lighter people, I'm 75 kg and the 10 x29 ..125 litres is fine.



At your weight, you should be more than fine on Destroyer 7'7. What is wrong with its dimensions? Too wide?

justaddwater
NSW, 294 posts
9 May 2021 2:45PM
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Sorry misinterpreted the question,I was looking at it from a long boarding point of view.,I just think and have said many times the Destroyer range could handle,a lean version of all boards under10 ft,and yes the very small versions are to wide,again IMO

BigZ
99 posts
9 May 2021 2:01PM
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toolate said..
I am on a Stun Gun 8'7 and a Supertech 7'10
Love the sufability of the supertech but my waves are rarely juicy enough for the SG.
But the ST is a workout for me. I get tired after an hour. 61 yo but 70kg

thinking of the destroyer...what size would you think? and is this the right complement for this quiver?


7'7. Destroyers are incredibly stable.
I am 105kg and 8'5 is my "rough" conditions board - choppy, messy, windy, etc.

toolate
68 posts
12 May 2021 7:06AM
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justaddwater said..
Sorry misinterpreted the question,I was looking at it from a long boarding point of view.,I just think and have said many times the Destroyer range could handle,a lean version of all boards under10 ft,and yes the very small versions are to wide,again IMO


Too wide from your experience riding or eyeballing?

justaddwater
NSW, 294 posts
12 May 2021 10:11AM
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IMO...Good point to late,I have picked one up looked it over felt it's weight ,and did not purchase ,for the following reasons .I'm 68yo I have been as high as 90 kg am now 75 with the weight loss at this age you tend to lose muscle mass /strength I also have very bad shoulder problems so my boards have to be longer and more parallel,to limit Yaw boards that are to small in length and to wide tend to yaw for most people,let alone older / injured suppers.I have Been a fan of Jimmy's prouduct for as long as they have been available in AU and have owned approximately 15 of his sups my favourites being the striker in several sizes as they are flatter rocker and tend to be more parallel in shape .Then I purchased The 10 ft Destroyer ..... wow this board / model is amazing and all I have been riding for Approximately 2 years now,but even this board is becoming hard to paddle for me,and will probably need to go bigger that's why it's for sale . All the above is about my journey not the destroyers design or sizes if I was younger / fitter I would be on an 8 ft, as I would never question Jimmy's designs/ models,my only criticism of this model is I would love to se more options on sizes like the lean range of the super frank,,especially narrower/less volume in the lower sizes for lighter riders

billekrub
107 posts
14 May 2021 11:56AM
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justaddwater said..
IMO The 10 ft Destroyer is the only board in the range that's truly refined ,all the other models are way over volumes for their size,fine for the bigger rider but not good for us lighter people, I'm 75 kg and the 10 x29 ..125 litres is fine.


What is different in the 10 x 29 x 125 shape, compared to the Striker and other Destroyer sizes?

justaddwater
NSW, 294 posts
14 May 2021 3:06PM
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Billiekrub,the most obvious is the rocker on the 10ft destroyer there's lots of it,and the rails are so fine the bottom shape of the destroyer is the same as the strikers except for slight concave under the nose on the destroyer ,the rails are the same on both destroyer and striker,an old school down rail,with good edge in the tail,THE NOSE RAIL IS WORTH NOTING ITS A DROPPED NOSE RAIL similar to the Takayama in the pink longboard designed to help the nose lift. back to bottom shape flat all the way to vee in tail (striker)-and the strikers rocker is much flatter....slight concave to flat to vee in tail (destroyer),both simple but Very functional designs this KISS principle plus build quality/weight is there secret IMO.

billekrub
107 posts
15 May 2021 12:33PM
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Thanks, VM, J.A.W. for sharing your encyclopedic knowledge!!!!



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