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Favourite sup board

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Created by The Gambler Two weeks ago, 2 Jan 2020
The Gambler
QLD, 97 posts
4 Jan 2020 4:17PM
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Tardy said..
Nah....can't do it



8,7 placid at the mo ,might change next week ,


Hey Tardy,

That new Insane might be a contender for the title?

wazza66
QLD, 483 posts
4 Jan 2020 4:49PM
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Oldie but a goldy........ Magic Carpet Luke Egan model 8"6 swallow tail quad .
Fast, loose, durable construction and stable.
Should never have sold it

sls
WA, 156 posts
4 Jan 2020 4:00PM
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12'6 Mickey Munoz Water Ryder.
For me this has become the ultimate all rounder, the one I'd keep if forced to use just one board for everything.
Surfs small waves, big waves, flat water training or just cruising, showing beginners, even down winds alright. Plus cargo straps to carry a picnic basket if one was so inclined.
$400 second hand, bargain.

Board recommendation: "As small as you can, as big as you dare!" - Mickey Munoz

Bit hard to throw around 12 and a half foot's worth of board but having a go.




Tardy
3286 posts
4 Jan 2020 4:09PM
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The Gambler said..

Tardy said..
Nah....can't do it



8,7 placid at the mo ,might change next week ,



Hey Tardy,

That new Insane might be a contender for the title?





You could be right ...

rockmagnet
QLD, 1288 posts
4 Jan 2020 6:27PM
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My next one

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1872 posts
4 Jan 2020 9:19PM
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I really should say the Sunnova Acid. At my current weight (100 kg) the 9'1 125L is my favorite (the 8'10 115L is too tippy).

But I have had a couple of surfs on my new Infinity Blurr V2 8'5 121L and sitting here right now it is my favorite - had a cracking surf yesterday.

But that would be unfair to my Acid's that I have ridden soooo many times.

So I guess I should vote for my Acid...

Nugdam
QLD, 356 posts
4 Jan 2020 8:31PM
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cbigsup said..
And there can only be ONE!

Highlander chooses SMIK 8'4" Hipster Twin with C-Drive Twins..

Cheers
SharkBoy


What were the specs of your hipster?

cbigsup
393 posts
5 Jan 2020 12:08AM
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Nugdam said..

cbigsup said..
And there can only be ONE!

Highlander chooses SMIK 8'4" Hipster Twin with C-Drive Twins..

Cheers
SharkBoy



What were the specs of your hipster?


8'4" x 30.75" x 120 liters.

Longer than the stock 8'3, slightly narrowed, and less liters.

I thought those changes would make it work in larger waves. Seems to have been a good plan.

Scotty approved. Perfect for my massive 65 kegs!

justaddwater
NSW, 120 posts
5 Jan 2020 8:27AM
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wazza66 said..
Oldie but a goldy........ Magic Carpet Luke Egan model 8"6 swallow tail quad .
Fast, loose, durable construction and stable.
Should never have sold it


Wazza 66 how good was that photo of Luke Egan,vertical back hand soo long ago,it changed my perspective of sup.And sls I was so close to getting the Munoz it looked like it would it all!!!

Nerdburger
NSW, 174 posts
5 Jan 2020 10:23AM
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Current JP 8'6" 113 ( I think on the volume) Pro. Great do it all performance board, thin rails, great surf shape still doable for small waves. Suits me at 90 kg.

I have a Infinity blackfish, that dose the rest, creek, down wind, super small waves, keeps the fitness up between surfing and windsurfing ?? !!
if I had to just have one, the JP is it though. I think I'll add a Infinity B-Line for the junk, surf, onshore stuff and my quiver will be completed.

Johndesu
NSW, 235 posts
5 Jan 2020 1:10PM
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I think my alround favourite now is a 7.2 Kazuma custom but because it is so beaten up (creased and one fin glassed-in a close 2nd would be my 6'10" Hypernut until the Kazuma is fixed and ready for battle, my 7.4 Airborn was my favorite previously but it is too big for me now:-)

Nugdam
QLD, 356 posts
5 Jan 2020 12:19PM
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cbigsup said..

Nugdam said..


cbigsup said..
And there can only be ONE!

Highlander chooses SMIK 8'4" Hipster Twin with C-Drive Twins..

Cheers
SharkBoy




What were the specs of your hipster?



8'4" x 30.75" x 120 liters.

Longer than the stock 8'3, slightly narrowed, and less liters.

I thought those changes would make it work in larger waves. Seems to have been a good plan.

Scotty approved. Perfect for my massive 65 kegs!


Excellent. I emailed scott something similar. 8'5 x 30 120-125l.. I'm about 95kg though. I might have to pm some questions to you!

BigZ
42 posts
5 Jan 2020 10:28AM
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Jimmy Lewis Destroyer 8'5 130l. Perfect board for my 110kg.

Brenno
QLD, 720 posts
5 Jan 2020 5:14PM
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My 9' x 28" x 125L Smik Hipster Twin Longboard with C Drive twins. Simply the best.......

And Murray
NSW, 3 posts
Monday , 13 Jan 2020 7:07PM
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8'2" Infinity Blur V2 the best Sup I've ridden so far

rgmacca
94 posts
Tuesday , 14 Jan 2020 6:05AM
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Tough choice between

fanatic stylemaster 10'
SMIK 9'2" hipster long board. the fantatic does it all, can Cruz on flat water, catch ridiculously small waves, glide in early, decent in a bit of height.
SMIK Is lighter, more manoeuvrable, really works well on the wave comes alive.
which one? I will go with the SMIK, not as all round as the fanatic, but when it works it really works well. All subjective to a few boards I've tried, nothing out there really jumps out at me to try fir my local spot.

broadman
145 posts
Tuesday , 14 Jan 2020 12:12PM
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Lots of under 10ft boards. Mine my 10'1" x 30" jackson close.

Nozza
VIC, 2171 posts
Tuesday , 14 Jan 2020 8:13PM
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Gawd, impossible....
The one I'm on, on that day....

beached57
10 posts
Tuesday , 14 Jan 2020 7:39PM
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starboard hypernut 7'10". most stable, most fun board i've ever owned. don't even look at new boards anymore.

OkiWild
11 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 10:02AM
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broadman said..
Lots of under 10ft boards. Mine my 10'1" x 30" jackson close.


I've always hated longboards, and the only use I had for them was in riding with my daughter when she was little. Turns out the problem wasn't longboards, but that I just never figured out how to ride them... So it was kind of weird when I changed over to SUP a few years back, fell in love with the longer boards, and now my favorite board is my Blue Planet NP10 (10'x28"x128L). Love that board so much, I just got a second one, only in carbon.

Zeusman
NSW, 1275 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 5:03PM
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This is a hard one! But I'll go with my custom Surefire Throwdown 9'6"










The Gambler
QLD, 97 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 4:24PM
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Zeusman said..
This is a hard one! But I'll go with my custom Surefire Throwdown 9'6"











Serious looking board that one!!

The Gambler
QLD, 97 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 4:27PM
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Brenno said..
My 9' x 28" x 125L Smik Hipster Twin Longboard with C Drive twins. Simply the best.......



Hey Brenno,

Saw one of these at Surf FX yesterday. It was all I could do not to take her home!

colas
3592 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 3:35PM
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For me it is the Gong Alley 8'1" 120l (see pics of my quiver at www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/SUP/The-perfect-5-board-quiver--?page=2#2448258 ). It is the same kind of shape as the Infinity Blurrs, without the step rails: what you see in most "step up" prone shortboards.

This represents quite a turnaround for me after 10 years SUPing. As I am short with stiff hips, I always favored the shortest board possible so that I could drive a board properly with the rear foot above the rear fin even with my narrow stance, plus I craved the acceleration of a very short board in everyday waves. And I loved boards with a good width front of the handle for stability, and a pulled in tail to handle the power.

The Alley was kind of the opposite in design, so I was skeptical at first, but what changed my mind was:
- The lightness: at 5.8kg with pad for a 120l board, you get the accelerations and nimbleness (low swing weight) of a much shorter board. And as it is full carbon, the board delivers noticeably more energy in turns than a glass fiber construction.
- The paddling speed: the extra length (for me), the pulled-in nose and fast rocker makes wonders, the boards motor into the wave.
- Piloting from the rear: as you need to be more on the tail since the pulled in nose has less lift, on hairy take offs you do not have to move a lot to adjust to the wave power. I was thus surprised that I nosedived less than with a board with a wider nose, where I would be more forward on takeoff to use it, and could have a nasty surprise if the wave jacked up too fast. But although the nose tip is quite pulled in, the zone just in front of the handle is still wide, providing a stable paddling if you keep the nose tip a bit more above the water than usual.
- The round tail: the board has a enough surface over the fins so that it can be ridden on the tail easily, but the round tail and fluid lines smooths a lot its rail to rail so it does not feel cumbersome at all in the power.

I also got a confirmation that it was such very different shape of what I was used to, since after riding the Alley, I was not able to stand anymore on my previous favorite board but with a short length, wide nose and narrow tail, as I wrote about in www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/SUP/Small-SUP-boards--a-sobering-experience

Happyhaydo
NSW, 57 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 6:36PM
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Jp surf pro 8,6 seems to be improving
my surfing super light great turning board , I started on a jp went through a few boards went back to jp again
very happy with them

Gboots
NSW, 738 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 7:05PM
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Happyhaydo said..
Jp surf pro 8,6 seems to be improving
my surfing super light great turning board , I started on a jp went through a few boards went back to jp again
very happy with them


Haydo do you still use the Shroom ?

Happyhaydo
NSW, 57 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 10:05PM
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Gboots said..

Happyhaydo said..
Jp surf pro 8,6 seems to be improving
my surfing super light great turning board , I started on a jp went through a few boards went back to jp again
very happy with them



Haydo do you still use the Shroom ?


Hi Gboots I haven't rode the shroom for ages I still have it and will ride it again just enjoying the surfing on jp
i did think off selling it but couldn't ??

AgBak
9 posts
Friday , 17 Jan 2020 1:28AM
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Has to be my 8' 10" Flow. First board that made me feel special. Though I pick up my new Creek on Sunday, so that may change

FinsUp
NT, 1 posts
Friday , 17 Jan 2020 7:33PM
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First and only.
10'6" Halo. Stock single fin, araldite nose.
Been Supping for ten months and love it. Got the comfort and glide of an old Kingswood... Altho might appreciate some power steering one day... ??

MangoDingo
NT, 344 posts
Friday , 17 Jan 2020 8:11PM
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FinsUp! Stoked to see another Territory SUPster finally on the Breeze man!!!
yep - that thing of yours is a beast, got all the classic lines and speed of a HK wagon with a 308 - and you're surfing it well man!
Yeeeew!!!!



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