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NEW 2019 Jimmy Lewis "Destroyer" Model arriving December

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Created by Jimmy Lewis Boards 3 months ago, 6 Nov 2018
railbanger
WA, 13 posts
20 Jan 2019 2:36AM
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JEG said..
I would like to test the 8'0" x 30" 115L and compare with Franky baby 8'0 x 30"x 4.2" liters 115L


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SRrat
WA, 211 posts
20 Jan 2019 11:08PM
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Hey Rob,
what dims do you reckon a custom Destroyer for a 5'4" 63 kg intermediate/ advanced surfer might be. My latest sup challenge is a very beaten up 7'3"x 24 3/4 " and 74L Naish Hokua. Which is great to surf but the glide is gone. That is to say in the often choppy and windy conditions she not much of a paddler. I did have C4 Waterman 9'0" batwing, which I enjoyed a lot, it was a fast paddler, very stable at 26 3/4 , but at 105Lwas a lot of board in more critical waves. I'm thinking I'll keep the Naish for cleaner days it does surf great but I need some paddle power back and the Destroyer is such a great shape.
cheers

21 Jan 2019 6:34PM
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Hi SRrat, your only choice really is the 7'7 Destroyer as that's the smallest one so far sorry...it will give you the paddle power & glide & as you said just keep your smaller Naish for the clean days

colas
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21 Jan 2019 5:08PM
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SRrat said..
what dims do you reckon a custom Destroyer


If you go custom with JL, maybe you can have him make you a SUP based on his "Canary" prone shape?
jimmylewis.com/shop/canary-2/
For small choppy waves, a wide tail give a lot of stability and power and take off and compensate the shorter length, and is quite fun once on the wave. But paddling back out is slow. I use a 6'10" fish-like shape for this.

The other option if the wave face is bigger (shoulder+) is a longer board for paddling speed, but with a somewhat pointed nose with rocker to pierce the chop and smooth the ride in chop. Something more like a "stun gun". I use a 8'4" for this.

I do not use longboard shapes with wide nose in chop. They are stabler, but the chop hits them hard on the wave face and lifts a lot the nose, not very pleasant in my opinion.

SRrat
WA, 211 posts
22 Jan 2019 7:56AM
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Thanks for the quick responses, at my height and weight 29" wide is just too much. I live in the Capes region in the far SW corner of Western Australia and the waves are often overhead and have plenty of push. My ideal is a board that has plenty of paddle power in a compact shape, that can cope with a variety of conditions but is comprised toward the bigger days. A step up board that I can use when it's not so clean or I need some paddle power to navigate shifting or more remote lineups. The straighter outline and semi pin tail I thought would fit that pretty well.
Colas you make some interesting points. The JL Canary has a similar plan shape to my old C4 Batwing with the C4 having a set of flyers that stepped the tail in and a similar semi pulled in nose. It did work well, but overall just too big for my fly weight once my surfing shifted from speed generating to speed controlling( if that makes sense). It did make a big difference once I trained myself to not only step back on the tail to shorten turns, but to step back and across. But overall I didn't need all that volume. Also I'm enjoying not getting dragged around by my leg rope so much with the little Naish on the cleanup sets.
Cheers All

colas
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22 Jan 2019 3:25PM
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SRrat said..
Colas you make some interesting points. The JL Canary has a similar plan shape to my old C4 Batwing with the C4 having a set of flyers that stepped the tail in and a similar semi pulled in nose. It did work well, but overall just too big for my fly weight


Yes, these "stubby" shapes need to be ridden small, otherwise they become quite a handful. But they will not be adapted to your conditions, they seem too powerful for them unless you undersize the board, and thus kill the paddle speed.

SRrat
WA, 211 posts
22 Jan 2019 8:37PM
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colas said..

SRrat said..
Colas you make some interesting points. The JL Canary has a similar plan shape to my old C4 Batwing with the C4 having a set of flyers that stepped the tail in and a similar semi pulled in nose. It did work well, but overall just too big for my fly weight



Yes, these "stubby" shapes need to be ridden small, otherwise they become quite a handful. But they will not be adapted to your conditions, they seem too powerful for them unless you undersize the board, and thus kill the paddle speed.


So... longer, narrow, pulled in , typical gun shapes.

23 Jan 2019 5:20AM
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Hi SRrat,
I'd suggest either the 7'7 0r 8'2 Stun Gun then with the conditions you have described....

SRrat
WA, 211 posts
23 Jan 2019 6:18AM
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Hi SRrat,
I'd suggest either the 7'7 0r 8'2 Stun Gun then with the conditions you have described....


Didn't know they did a 7'7"SG

supsean
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Tuesday , 12 Feb 2019 4:43AM
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JEG said..
I would like to test the 8'0" x 30" 115L and compare with Franky baby 8'0 x 30"x 4.2" liters 115L


anybody do this yet? It seems like an excellent comparison.



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