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Lahui Kai Raceboards

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Created by AA > 9 months ago, 14 Nov 2014
AA
NSW, 2150 posts
14 Nov 2014 10:35AM
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Cool vid of Brian Szymanski talking in detail about the new 12'6 Lahui Kai Race.



This is the board that put everyone of their team (all Aussies) in the top ten at the BOP at Salt Creek last month and Lincoln Dews in 2nd place in the Technical/BOP race at the Aussie Nationals recently.




The 14' x 27.75" and the 12'6 x 27.75" are slightly wider than the Team Race ( at 26") offering a more stable and forgiving platform that anyone can feel comfortable on. All boards are triple carbon wrap.
These boards land in Australia next week.


SUPingCaveman
NSW, 111 posts
4 Dec 2014 11:26AM
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Got the chance to paddle the 14 footer at Merimbula, albeit into the howling NE on Saturday arvo. Really impressed with the tracking and secondary stability. Step/pivot turns easily and looks the goods

AA
NSW, 2150 posts
5 Dec 2014 5:36PM
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Thanks Caveman, yeah lots of good feedback after Merimbula to these boards as good all-round ocean racing boards. Super stable with all Brian's little tricks under the bonnet.

14' x 27 .25 Triple Carbon Race RR $2400
12'6 x 27.75" Triple Carbon Race $1999
12'6 x 26" Triple Carbon Team Race $1999

In store now at Balmoral Paddlesurf, ESS Erina, Jungle Surf Forster, RPS Vic or Mick DiBetta in QLD

You can check them all out at the Great Melbourne Paddle this weekend with RPS and the Balmoral Paddlesurf Demo next Sunday Dec. 14th on Balmoral Beach.

baddog
255 posts
7 Dec 2014 2:23AM
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Just guessing from pics and vids... The bottom rocker looks like the 2014 Allstar, and the deck more like the 2015 Allstar. Let's paint one baby blue with some orange Starboard graphics... Does anyone know if the new 2015 Allstars have Brian's signature on the bottom?

surfgrub
NSW, 105 posts
8 Dec 2014 4:15PM
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baddog said..
Just guessing from pics and vids... The bottom rocker looks like the 2014 Allstar, and the deck more like the 2015 Allstar. Let's paint one baby blue with some orange Starboard graphics... Does anyone know if the new 2015 Allstars have Brian's signature on the bottom?


Who cares, he's moved on...

Lenn
NSW, 104 posts
2 Jan 2015 11:16AM
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Just wondering if anyone else would like to chime in on their real life experience(s) with the 14".... I am interested in durability of the triple carbon wrap and am sidelining this purchase next to a Jav. 14" - 28. Unable to easily demo at this stage.

My usage is 100% Port Hacking River Sydney south...sometimes glassy, sometimes full of small to large boat chop, sometimes howling S, NE, or whatever so little down (and up) winders, and rarely Bundeena / mainbar bay surf...(for those in the know).

(No Racing) [never say never though]

mickeyb
NSW, 39 posts
3 Jan 2015 3:51PM
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Hi Lenn

I have the 14 as part of a demo fleet. My feedback so far would be this. I have found the triple carbon wrap to be very durable. I have had people knock it around and it has held up really well. If I were to recommend this board to someone it would not be to the athletes who are at the pointy end of the stick. It is more suited to someone who is after a reliable board that is a true allrounder. I have paddled this board at our local SUP 5.0 (flatwater) and kept up with the 25 inch boards until my own fitness let me down. The nice thick rails and big square tail give it ample stability enabling the rider to walk up and down the board easily. When in the ocean the nose will pierce the runner in front of you however there is sufficient nose rocker that will pop the nose back out.

I would describe the board as a really good all rounder. It has been excellent on the flat and in the ocean. It won't be a hardcore down wind board like a V2 bullet or WOW GSR Wraith or pure flat water like an SIC XPRO Lite but for someone who wants a bit of both I think it fits the bill really nicely. To be honest I'm not a massive fan of the new Jav's but even if you do like the Jav, look at the price point. It would be worth going and seeing AA and taking it for a run.

Lenn
NSW, 104 posts
3 Jan 2015 5:15PM
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mickeyb said..
Hi Lenn

I have the 14 as part of a demo fleet. My feedback so far would be this. I have found the triple carbon wrap to be very durable. I have had people knock it around and it has held up really well. If I were to recommend this board to someone it would not be to the athletes who are at the pointy end of the stick. It is more suited to someone who is after a reliable board that is a true allrounder. I have paddled this board at our local SUP 5.0 (flatwater) and kept up with the 25 inch boards until my own fitness let me down. The nice thick rails and big square tail give it ample stability enabling the rider to walk up and down the board easily. When in the ocean the nose will pierce the runner in front of you however there is sufficient nose rocker that will pop the nose back out.

I would describe the board as a really good all rounder. It has been excellent on the flat and in the ocean. It won't be a hardcore down wind board like a V2 bullet or WOW GSR Wraith or pure flat water like an SIC XPRO Lite but for someone who wants a bit of both I think it fits the bill really nicely. To be honest I'm not a massive fan of the new Jav's but even if you do like the Jav, look at the price point. It would be worth going and seeing AA and taking it for a run.


Thanks Mickeyb for this response.

I am keen on trying one, it is just a bit hard getting from South of Sydney up to Balmoral etc to demo one.....



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