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Fanatic prowave 2019

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Created by Foam 3 months ago, 2 Jul 2018
Foam
WA, 667 posts
2 Jul 2018 5:19PM
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Any reliable info out there

SunnyBouy
270 posts
4 Jul 2018 7:32PM
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Not the Prowave no, the Stubby 8'3 was like a stiff tray though.
Couple of local lads to me like allwaves, but they all look bulky to me.

2222222
NSW, 54 posts
16 Jul 2018 10:38AM
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Foam said..
Any reliable info out there


The comment below yours sounds like a comment that would come from a Sunova rider.

BrisKites
QLD, 1205 posts
16 Jul 2018 2:58PM
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Not released yet. I tried it a few weeks ago.
Maybe call your dealer for the details but we can't put it on the www yet.

benji123
VIC, 1 posts
23 Aug 2018 4:12PM
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Boards are starting to get released in stores now new shape from last year's model and change in length for the larger boards

Pics from ocean addicts











Foam
WA, 667 posts
23 Aug 2018 3:44PM
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Epoxy, not to flash of a glass job or is that used

colas
2747 posts
23 Aug 2018 3:53PM
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Pros know that a glossy finish is slower...

Zeusman
NSW, 1199 posts
25 Aug 2018 8:55PM
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colas said..
Pros know that a glossy finish is slower...


Exactly!!

jdm
NSW, 19 posts
28 Aug 2018 10:07PM
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Mmm, how do the all waves look? Do you have them yet?

BrisKites
QLD, 1205 posts
4 Sep 2018 8:50PM
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jdm said..
Mmm, how do the all waves look? Do you have them yet?


In most stores now

northy1
144 posts
5 Sep 2018 4:57AM
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can you confirm the sizes / dimensions please (length, width, vol)?

micksmith
VIC, 1196 posts
5 Sep 2018 11:24AM
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Looks pretty good, it will be interesting to see specs/construction.

Ishie
NSW, 11 posts
14 Sep 2018 2:33PM
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Some of the dimensions:
7'6" x 26.5" 80l
8'0" x 27.5" 92l
8'5" x 29.5" 108l
8'9" x 30.5" 120l

And a fair bit cheaper I heard.

Fepsi
NSW, 52 posts
14 Sep 2018 8:28PM
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Anyone rode the 8'9" 2019? Recently got the 8'8" 2017 and love it. At 91 kg and fairly unfit I find my sessions are a little shorter compared to riding my 8 8 speeed and my legs work a fair bit more...but totally worth it. Abit more volume in this years model (110l v's 120l) and wider (29.5 v's 30.5) - looks good!

BrisKites
QLD, 1205 posts
17 Sep 2018 2:15PM
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Fepsi said..
Anyone rode the 8'9" 2019? Recently got the 8'8" 2017 and love it. At 91 kg and fairly unfit I find my sessions are a little shorter compared to riding my 8 8 speeed and my legs work a fair bit more...but totally worth it. Abit more volume in this years model (110l v's 120l) and wider (29.5 v's 30.5) - looks good!


Yes, the 2019 is considerably more stable.

TaoJones
QLD, 12 posts
17 Sep 2018 3:32PM
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Very cool looking board!

BrisKites
QLD, 1205 posts
18 Sep 2018 9:45AM
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Here you go-

Fepsi
NSW, 52 posts
26 Sep 2018 10:11PM
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Man.... Airton surfs exactly how I feel on a wave. Only thing is I'm just holding on for dear life with my toes can't wait to try the new model!

Foam
WA, 667 posts
27 Sep 2018 8:58AM
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Fepsi said..
Anyone rode the 8'9" 2019? Recently got the 8'8" 2017 and love it. At 91 kg and fairly unfit I find my sessions are a little shorter compared to riding my 8 8 speeed and my legs work a fair bit more...but totally worth it. Abit more volume in this years model (110l v's 120l) and wider (29.5 v's 30.5) - looks good!




Yes, the 2019 is considerably more stable.



Just lost a bit of float, any comparison to starboard pro
8,3 starboard pro Vs prowave 8,5

Foam
WA, 667 posts
27 Sep 2018 12:44PM
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Man.... Airton surfs exactly how I feel on a wave. Only thing is I'm just holding on for dear life with my toes can't wait to try the new model!


Are they still a pvc wrap or more like a custom layup glass job

DaveSandan
VIC, 610 posts
27 Sep 2018 5:12PM
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colas said..
Pros know that a glossy finish is slower...


I find this interesting but in reality how much faster? I surfed in the 70's and 80's and all boards were gloss and when your on a wave you are going fast enough so does it really make that much difference??

If your a pro racer 1000th of a second may win you a race but be honest guys none of us are pro racers so really how fast do you need to go? BUT how much faster are you talking, one or 2 meters per second????

Besides gloss looks better and Red Ferrari's are always faster!!!!??????

Hoppo3228
VIC, 244 posts
27 Sep 2018 5:22PM
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Foam said..

Fepsi said..
Man.... Airton surfs exactly how I feel on a wave. Only thing is I'm just holding on for dear life with my toes can't wait to try the new model!



Are they still a pvc wrap or more like a custom layup glass job


Looks like more of a standard glass job... Which arguably surfs better anyway... Although it doesn't last as long...

colas
2747 posts
27 Sep 2018 3:25PM
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I find this interesting but in reality how much faster? I surfed in the 70's and 80's and all boards were gloss and when you're on a wave you are going fast enough so does it really make that much difference??



See: www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php?topic=7044.0
This topic has been quite studied in naval construction. The faster you go, the greater the difference.

I used to sand my white glossy boards hulls (sailboards then SUPs), as since the difference was not obvious to the eye so it did not lower the resale value. The gain was very noticeable on the transition to planing: the board was getting on a plane much easier, it seems like there was less of a "hill" to overcome to get to planing. Also, the slight drag reduction was allowing me to keep speed in turns a tad longer, that could mean the difference between a so-so turn and a satisfying carve. Sanding fins also helped.

I sanded the paddle blade to ease water entry and exit, but could not notice a difference.

Once at speed on good waves, I did not feel a difference, but on marginal conditions, it was quite noticeable. Nowadays all good boards have a rough finish anyways.

DaveSandan
VIC, 610 posts
27 Sep 2018 6:05PM
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colas said..

DaveSandan said..
I find this interesting but in reality how much faster? I surfed in the 70's and 80's and all boards were gloss and when you're on a wave you are going fast enough so does it really make that much difference??




See: www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php?topic=7044.0
This topic has been quite studied in naval construction. The faster you go, the greater the difference.

I used to sand my white glossy boards hulls (sailboards then SUPs), as since the difference was not obvious to the eye so it did not lower the resale value. The gain was very noticeable on the transition to planing: the board was getting on a plane much easier, it seems like there was less of a "hill" to overcome to get to planing. Also, the slight drag reduction was allowing me to keep speed in turns a tad longer, that could mean the difference between a so-so turn and a satisfying carve. Sanding fins also helped.

I sanded the paddle blade to ease water entry and exit, but could not notice a difference.

Once at speed on good waves, I did not feel a difference, but on marginal conditions, it was quite noticeable. Nowadays all good boards have a rough finish anyways.



Yep understand the science and can see it would help at speed on a boat and I have seen your videos and you are quite a good surfer so you would feel the difference. However I think for we mere mortals who are on boards for cruising and enjoyment with a bit of fun racing, Dwers and a casual wave there would be no value in a Matt boards unless you like the look of it. My Mana is gloss top and bottom and my new JL has a satin/Matt finish underneath but I doubt I would notice the difference if the later were gloss, I simply could not paddle fast enough to notice, but I could be wrong too.
One thing I do notice with Matt finishes is they are harder to keep clean, dirt just gets in and is harder to get off but again no big deal.

Fepsi
NSW, 52 posts
27 Sep 2018 10:31PM
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Foam said..

Fepsi said..
Man.... Airton surfs exactly how I feel on a wave. Only thing is I'm just holding on for dear life with my toes can't wait to try the new model!



Are they still a pvc wrap or more like a custom layup glass job


Dunno mate. Still to see the new model in person.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1629 posts
28 Sep 2018 10:17AM
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That is a nice looking board!!

colas
2747 posts
28 Sep 2018 12:01PM
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I simply could not paddle fast enough to notice, but I could be wrong too.


I dont think it is noticeable for recreational raceboards, the non-planing speeds are not high enough.

Foam
WA, 667 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 10:46AM
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Still no review or further info.... Anyone

Kovert
37 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 5:26PM
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saw the 8'5 in the flesh at local shop, will demo as soon as get suitable waves. Shape looks really nice, rails in particular. Overall package looks amazing, keen to see how new construction will hold up but it's not really gained any weight and cheaper by a fair chunk!

Foam
WA, 667 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 5:36PM
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Kovert said..
saw the 8'5 in the flesh at local shop, will demo as soon as get suitable waves. Shape looks really nice, rails in particular. Overall package looks amazing, keen to see how new construction will hold up but it's not really gained any weight and cheaper by a fair chunk!


So quite possibly just the same glass job as any custom I. E deep etc

Hoppo3228
VIC, 244 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 10:25PM
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Foam said..

Kovert said..
saw the 8'5 in the flesh at local shop, will demo as soon as get suitable waves. Shape looks really nice, rails in particular. Overall package looks amazing, keen to see how new construction will hold up but it's not really gained any weight and cheaper by a fair chunk!



So quite possibly just the same glass job as any custom I. E deep etc


yep!



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