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Naish 2019 Mana 9.5 GTW or Hohua 9.6 GSX????

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Created by Cristian4771 Two weeks ago, 30 Sep 2019
Cristian4771
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30 Sep 2019 2:52PM
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I would like to buy my first board to take the first waves, now I'm using a 200 L QUEST 9.8 What do you think of Naish 2019 Mana 9.5 GTW (163L)or 2019 Hokua 9.6 GSX(170L)??I weigh 85 kg (approx 190 pounds) and 5'11", I'm not a young man , 48 yrs old, meaning that I will not be doing 180's, extremely snappy topturns, etc..

808-Obsession
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30 Sep 2019 5:43PM
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Cristian4771 said..

I would like to buy my first board to take the first waves, now I'm using a 200 L QUEST 9.8 What do you think of Naish 2019 Mana 9.5 GTW (163L)or 2019 Hokua 9.6 GSX(170L)??I weigh 85 kg (approx 190 pounds) and 5'11", I'm not a young man , 48 yrs old, meaning that I will not be doing 180's, extremely snappy topturns, etc..



The Hokua is a much more performance-oriented board with quite a bit more rocker, more pulled in nose and tail. Unless you're going to be cranking big turns, I'd recommend the Mana.

Cristian4771
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30 Sep 2019 4:56PM
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808-Obsession said..

Cristian4771 said..


I would like to buy my first board to take the first waves, now I'm using a 200 L QUEST 9.8 What do you think of Naish 2019 Mana 9.5 GTW (163L)or 2019 Hokua 9.6 GSX(170L)??I weigh 85 kg (approx 190 pounds) and 5'11", I'm not a young man , 48 yrs old, meaning that I will not be doing 180's, extremely snappy topturns, etc..




The Hokua is a much more performance-oriented board with quite a bit more rocker, more pulled in nose and tail. Unless you're going to be cranking big turns, I'd recommend the Mana.


Thanx

DavidJohn
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30 Sep 2019 8:32PM
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I have both of those boards and I'd say.. Mana for sure.

juniorburger
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30 Sep 2019 8:49PM
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The Hokua GSX is just a rebranded 9'6 Quest from 2018, essentially it's exactly the same shape just with different graphics, at 32.5" wide and slightly more literage than the mana it will be more stable.

However at your weight the mana is definitely a viable option and in the GTW construction it will be lighter and more nimble than the GSX hokua.

808-Obsession
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1 Oct 2019 12:42PM
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juniorburger said..
The Hokua GSX is just a rebranded 9'6 Quest from 2018, essentially it's exactly the same shape just with different graphics, at 32.5" wide and slightly more literage than the mana it will be more stable.

However at your weight the mana is definitely a viable option and in the GTW construction it will be lighter and more nimble than the GSX hokua.



The OP's 9'8 Quest at 200L is basically a Naish Odysseus which is a stable-table (I had one for my wife and it was impossible to fall off). My understanding of the 9'6 Quest is that (as you said) it's the same shape as the Hokua's - while it may have a tad more volume, I'd suggest the Mana will be more stable due to plan shape and flatter rocker? I understand 'Quest' to be the cheaper construction method in Naish across their range rather than a specific shape/model

Cristian4771
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3 Oct 2019 4:22AM
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I bought the Mana! ??????????

808-Obsession
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3 Oct 2019 10:35AM
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Cristian4771 said..
I bought the Mana! ??????????


Fantastic!!! That's a great board and I think will really suit your stated purpose & style. Congrats Cristian



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