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Naish new race board

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Created by nickmcd41 > 9 months ago, 17 Apr 2014
Area10
1423 posts
21 Jun 2014 6:27AM
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cel23 said...
this says it all! The worlds top 3 brands, with the worlds top group of paddlers, one with a huge lead on the pack. This is only seconds after the start!

No board gives you that much advantage. Unfortunately.

paul.j
QLD, 2875 posts
21 Jun 2014 4:11PM
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cel23 said...



this says it all! The worlds top 3 brands, with the worlds top group of paddlers, one with a huge lead on the pack. This is only seconds after the start!


Haha casper and kody were on the same board in that event so if what you are saying is right then they should be up there as well!!
if we are just buying boards of top paddlers going fast then you would buy what Danny paddles as he smoked everyone in the 200m sprints here at lost mills!! So could be the board or could be he is just fast?

HumanCartoon
VIC, 2098 posts
21 Jun 2014 5:16PM
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Area10 said...


cel23 said...
this says it all! The worlds top 3 brands, with the worlds top group of paddlers, one with a huge lead on the pack. This is only seconds after the start!



No board gives you that much advantage. Unfortunately.



I have come to accept that "slow board" isn't my biggest problem

gregbuydts
63 posts
21 Jun 2014 4:34PM
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there is another Naish in that same race .........it's behind the top 6..........put Kai on a Starboard and he kill's it all ! the "engine" is the key , the board is a small part of it;

yugi
85 posts
22 Jun 2014 5:50PM
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I'm super curious to know how it rides.

It's interesting how there are hard rails the full length of the board; more DW/surf planing hull style. I'd guess that it steers surf-style when on at an angle (roll) rather than the dreaded reverse-steer of the displacement type hull.

Do tell if anyone has, or has heard, feedback.

I prefer the planing hull type feel. I skipped the whole race/displacement thing. I went straight from my long surf style SUP board that I paddled hard with friends on 12'6 race boards to a 14' DW board with hard rails right up to the nose (Jimmy Lewis M14). I figured I was too old to race so went for the fun option. Now a fast 12'6 race board might become an option. Exciting times!

Jeroensurf
383 posts
22 Jun 2014 10:50PM
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paul.j said...

if we are just buying boards of top paddlers going fast then you would buy what Danny paddles as he smoked everyone in the 200m sprints here at lost mills!! So could be the board or could be he is just fast?


I don,t need Danny,s board..just his muscles package and technique.
Anybody knows where to order that online



Kieranr
NSW, 526 posts
23 Jun 2014 6:20AM
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You want Danny's package??

Jeroensurf
383 posts
23 Jun 2014 4:48AM
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Don,t worry, you have no competition for that part.
I haven,t really train a lot this year due an ongoing string of injuries. There is light at the end of the tunnel but no matter how hard and often I train out, such build as he got is way out of my reach.
At the moment the closest I come is: widest point around waist and rather small shoulders



yugi
85 posts
24 Jun 2014 1:15AM
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for feedback on how it rides.

WWS
SA, 116 posts
24 Jun 2014 7:47PM
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I've done a few downwind runs on them in Maui.

Really Stable, I thought more than last years X26. Nose comes up better than the old shape LE's when you bury into the wave in front, didn't test on the flat but the shape and the design brief for the board to suit flat water conditions more than the current boards.

The he big test will be when we get them over here and ride them in Aus conditions. The big tick for me will be that I won't have to buy a second board for flat water. This looks to be alot better in the flat and I was impressed with how it performed downwind.


WWS
SA, 116 posts
24 Jun 2014 7:48PM
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One board that will do both.

Adrenalin Rush
QLD, 876 posts
27 Jun 2014 8:23PM
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We did quite a few Maliko downwind runs in Maui last week on the new boards. Firstly, they look sick. Couple of things I noticed -

- you need to transfer your weight continuously when catching runners to help trim the board and stop from nose diving, especially in short chop

- if the nose does dive, it recovers better then most boards I have paddles. You can pretty much keep the power on and the nose pushes through

- the board is on the fly the entire time. Its lively and easy to tap over the smallest of bumps. This makes paddling in running sea state exciting as you can continuously link your runs and get some incredible rides

Cant wait to get mine!!














yugi
85 posts
27 Jun 2014 8:00PM
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drooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

viatormundi
92 posts
29 Jun 2014 1:22AM
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I talked to Casper in Lost Mills. He said the boards will be available end of August, September. He preferred to use 26 wide version. The board looks nice, the pain job is cool. There is little volume in the back. Didn't look specifically faster or smaller than the other boards in the races.



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