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Created by FRP A week ago, 2 Aug 2018
FRP
139 posts
2 Aug 2018 10:18AM
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If........

If you could keep only one board which one would it be?

For me it would hands down be my 8'10" Sunova Speeed. At 70 kg it is now very stable in most and condition, tracks with little yaw and flat water paddles when needed. Pivot turns easily, paddles into waves both small and large with only a few strokes, rarely pearls, fast down the line and carves turns when I get my back foot back. I have started venturing to the nose. Relatively light weight, durable and attractive in a subdued unusual sort of way. In one word.......versatile.

The rest of my quiver are 8'10" Sunova Skate, 8'7" Sunova Creek and 14' Riviera Downwinder. They all have a use and get time on the water but if could only keep one it would be the Speeed.

Bob

colas
2639 posts
2 Aug 2018 12:50PM
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In a place with good waves, the Gong Karmen. 7'11" x 28.75" x 105 liters. Kind of the traditional performance shape, some length for paddling speed, but with slightly wider tips (bullet nose, square tail), and low volume but some width so it is not too tiring. A tad big for small waves, but able to draw carving curves in bigger waves while continuously adjusting the turn radius.

In a place with small/weak waves, that would be the Gong Fatal, 7'3" x 29.75" x 105 litres. Wider and shorter, powerful "sci-fi" tail with a slot channel, and a "Semi Tomo" nose for taking off on anything, big or small, but still able to cope with tight hollow waves. A blast of a board, but too much a handful after 1.5 x overhead, as it likes to be committed fully into turns with its favorite turn radius.

In a place with crappy waves, I would go with a short SUP/foil hybrid board, for me a Gong Mob2Taste 7'6" x 29" x 105 liters range. Foiling is the solution for a lot of crappy days.

Both with a Quobba fins thruster setup, of course. And O&E One XT leashes.

105 liters is my favorite volume for my 100kg and 58 years if I get out more than twice a week. If I was not able to SUP as much, I would go with more volume, 115/125 liters, low volume boards are great but you must use them often to keep your balance on them. Also the Gong 105 liters just float me barely when not paddling (different brands have different ways to measure liters), boards that do not float you are not much more harder to use, but are insanely more tiring, not worth it as a single board quiver if you are not into contests IMHO.

Tardy
2340 posts
2 Aug 2018 5:41PM
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125 litre sunova ACID .
that might change next year though

TWs
SA, 95 posts
2 Aug 2018 7:17PM
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8'8" Spitfire, it's taking me to the Maldives next week

Nozza
VIC, 1815 posts
2 Aug 2018 9:05PM
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Stupid idea

Carbs79
NSW, 52 posts
2 Aug 2018 9:41PM
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Nozza said..
Stupid idea


Agreed.
It's like asking would you keep your left or right nut.

moogengronko
19 posts
2 Aug 2018 7:55PM
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Nozza - your wisdom knows no boundaries

Johndesu
NSW, 176 posts
2 Aug 2018 10:11PM
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If you could only have one board for everything is like if you could only have one partner / wife !:-)
But for me I think the classic 7.4 x 28.5 x 85L Airborn is the best - most fun to ride in all conditions, and is also the lightest, and the strongest. The 7.8 x 27.75 / 27.50 x 96L/95L Naish/s are the second best for everything, and is it just me that thinks that the older boards are better then the newer boards that are being made now these days?:-)

surfinJ
390 posts
2 Aug 2018 10:13PM
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If.... although I would miss my shortboards, the only board that would still get the most of the extreme range of waves I love is the ripper 10-6 longboard. From 1' to 10 feet, clean to choppy, crowded to alone far offshore,
it's really the only all days all waves board.

jarvisIan
13 posts
2 Aug 2018 11:51PM
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One board...what are we Savages? Well, I have an 8'4" Imagine Impact that I added Keel fin boxes to. Those keel fin boxes make it good in small or weak waves, and with a thruster set up, it can do almost anything.

SunnyBouy
240 posts
3 Aug 2018 4:55AM
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Ohhh, good question..

Erm...

Sunova Flow 8'7.

It's my most used Board in all sorts of conditions, from really flat freestyle practice to head and a bit sucky... Whilst it maybe not brilliant at everything, it's a really good board for covering all those conditions.
Those conditions I like playing in.

Garethg
NSW, 403 posts
3 Aug 2018 9:54AM
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Cant go past the ECS Slab

ecsboards-australia.com.au/products/slab-blue

Rossall
WA, 486 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:09AM
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Infinity B-Line 8/5.

But my wife would have a quiver, although she probably would never use them !!!!

Zeusman
NSW, 1195 posts
3 Aug 2018 1:53PM
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My 9'10" Custom from Surefire. 29.5" wise, 4.25" thick and only 7.5kg. It's awesome in pretty much anything!












chucktheskiffie
189 posts
3 Aug 2018 1:42PM
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Carbs79 said..
Agreed.
It's like asking would you keep your left or right nut.




Left.

Wait was that rhetorical?

In that case forget i said anything.

dk78
104 posts
3 Aug 2018 4:42PM
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Infinity New Deal 9'x28"

hilly
WA, 4266 posts
3 Aug 2018 6:10PM
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hilly
WA, 4266 posts
3 Aug 2018 6:10PM
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OR maybe




hilly
WA, 4266 posts
3 Aug 2018 6:11PM
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OR possibly




hilly
WA, 4266 posts
3 Aug 2018 6:13PM
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No definitely

supthecreek
1502 posts
3 Aug 2018 7:06PM
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this one




Nozza
VIC, 1815 posts
3 Aug 2018 9:23PM
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Ridiculous idea, but following Hilly's theme....
Maybe this.....




Or this.....


or this....


No. Definitely this








MangoDingo
33 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:14PM
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hilly said..
No definitely


Hilly - that's a friggin' beast!
How good's the shape!
What is it and where do I get one???

MangoDingo
33 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:29PM
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Given I've only got the Style - I'd say the Style




And on flat days - I'll go with the 6'8 Hamboard












hilly
WA, 4266 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:32PM
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MangoDingo said..

What is it and where do I get one???


Hahahaha very limited supply. Custom bought in Hawaii in 2008. There is an exact copy somewhere in Hawaii not sure how you would find it :)
Blane Chambers is the shaper.

cbigsup
205 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:37PM
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Lessee. Has to work in one foot, DOH, winter, and summer.
I like this beauty today!


MangoDingo
33 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:48PM
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hilly said..

MangoDingo said..

What is it and where do I get one???



Hahahaha very limited supply. Custom bought in Hawaii in 2008. There is an exact copy somewhere in Hawaii not sure how you would find it :)
Blane Chambers is the shaper.


Yeah - jeez, ya know how you can just tell when a board's a good one. That's one of 'em.

Looks like I've got my next project lined up - sourcing a Blane Chambers.

MangoDingo
33 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:51PM
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cbigsup said..
Lessee. Has to work in one foot, DOH, winter, and summer.
I like this beauty today!



How goods the finish on the Smik Cbig - gotta love the pop!

MangoDingo
33 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:56PM
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Nozza said..
Ridiculous idea, but following Hilly's theme....
Maybe this.....




Or this.....


or this....


No. Definitely this









Hey Nozza - what about that Deep prone board you picked up? That looks filth too man.

Nozza
VIC, 1815 posts
3 Aug 2018 11:11PM
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MangoDingo said..
Hey Nozza - what about that Deep prone board you picked up? That looks filth too man.


That would be for the "If I could only have seven " thread.
But the Hamboard - definitely...with electrics





cbigsup
205 posts
4 Aug 2018 12:00AM
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MangoDingo said..

cbigsup said..
Lessee. Has to work in one foot, DOH, winter, and summer.
I like this beauty today!



How goods the finish on the Smik Cbig - gotta love the pop!


RSP on the rails. Not as bad as my JP!



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