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Created by PJRatpatrol Two weeks ago, 3 Feb 2019
PJRatpatrol
4 posts
3 Feb 2019 9:21AM
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Hi All

I have been lurking around here a bit and decided to come in from the cold or heat as I'm in Melbourne
I have been SUPing for about 6 months and love it I have a long windsurfing background so was not an issue getting started. Started off with a Sunova one which I love in the surf and when it's calm. However it has its limitations in the chop and doing distance, so looking at a 14 footer
After much research, indecision, procrastination, YouTube, English reviewers (which are quite good I must say) and marketing hype I have narrowed it down to either a SIC RS 14 28" or a Starboard All Star 14" 26". Although as indecisive as I am I could be convinced with a Naish Maliko
For some reason the big dugouts don't do much for me. They remind me of the opening sequence of Hawaii Five O from the 70's so I have flashbacks of "Book em Dano"
80% of the use will be in Port Phillip bay in Melbourne Oz which as the locals know varies quite a bit
I am mid 50's 110kgs (with not much chance of going below that again) so hence the high volume boards.

Any thought or ideas would be welcome

DavidJohn
VIC, 16073 posts
3 Feb 2019 12:27PM
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The 14'x 29" Naish Glide is what I'd recomend.

You are welcome to paddle my 14x 28" Maliko and see how you go at 110kgs.

DaveSandan
VIC, 725 posts
3 Feb 2019 2:16PM
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I had a Naish Glide 14x29 and it would be a great board for you, go the GTW model though as the GS I think they are was quite heavy in comparison and the new models are not Yellow anymore,it's a shame I liked the colour scheme here?
They are a fast board when it's flat despite the extra weight and carve through chop when you get caught in a head wind or side chop, I am 80kg and I think it was a bit much for me but you should have no trouble, it's very stable.

PJRatpatrol
4 posts
3 Feb 2019 11:56AM
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Thanks guys, seems my academic researcher skills are not as good as thought as I never considered a Glide

DJ- I saw your video from May 16, it was awesome . ....You are Nuts!

The board seemed to blitz the conditions and i was surprised at far you could get to the back of the board.

Hopping down the investigation path, also trying to earn brownie points to offset the arrival of I would consider 14ft of heaven against what the boss would call another useless aquatic toy to go with the other pile of useless aquatic toys.

Cheers

Peter

DaveSandan
VIC, 725 posts
3 Feb 2019 3:22PM
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No browny points needed, I mentioned selling one and buying another in a passing conversation and a week later I said look what I got?????? then I had to buy a Vessel for her??Last week she bought a bag worth as much as a SUP without telling me as most wives do at some stage so all square for me to splash on some accessories of my own.

paul.j
QLD, 2748 posts
3 Feb 2019 3:22PM
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I know it's not on your list but for us this board is one of the best alround 14ft boards we have ever made!!

From what is sounds like you want this could be perfect.

We had a small race in Brisbane today where a lot of the local crew tried it out and it was a real winner.

You can check out the Aussie site www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com and click on the EVO 2.0 to find out more and the pricing is crazy good for the quality these are. Hardest thing is having to wait until late March for them to arrive.

PJRatpatrol
4 posts
4 Feb 2019 3:59PM
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Thanks Paul, looks like my list is getting bigger.

The thing is I think i am indecisive so at this stage I might just crawl up into a ball in the corner until I think of something else

cheers

Area10
1386 posts
4 Feb 2019 4:12PM
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paul.j said..
I know it's not on your list but for us this board is one of the best alround 14ft boards we have ever made!!

From what is sounds like you want this could be perfect.

We had a small race in Brisbane today where a lot of the local crew tried it out and it was a real winner.

You can check out the Aussie site www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com and click on the EVO 2.0 to find out more and the pricing is crazy good for the quality these are. Hardest thing is having to wait until late March for them to arrive.



I hope more care goes into the making of your boards than went into the proof-reading of your website. It gives an impression of sloppiness when a company's website is written so poorly. If writing advertising material isn't, understandably, your strong suit, why not pay a copy-editor to go over it and tidy up the language a bit?

Markmyword
QLD, 51 posts
4 Feb 2019 7:35PM
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Area10 said..

paul.j said..
I know it's not on your list but for us this board is one of the best alround 14ft boards we have ever made!!

From what is sounds like you want this could be perfect.

We had a small race in Brisbane today where a lot of the local crew tried it out and it was a real winner.

You can check out the Aussie site www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com and click on the EVO 2.0 to find out more and the pricing is crazy good for the quality these are. Hardest thing is having to wait until late March for them to arrive.




I hope more care goes into the making of your boards than went into the proof-reading of your website. It gives an impression of sloppiness when a company's website is written so poorly. If writing advertising material isn't, understandably, your strong suit, why not pay a copy-editor to go over it and tidy up the language a bit?


I usually find that whenever someone attacks either the Grammar or proof-reading or something means that their product must be pretty good. Wording with flaws in it means it's written by actual people, not robots. I will add that i don't own a One board, but maybe i should.

paul.j
QLD, 2748 posts
4 Feb 2019 8:39PM
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Area10 said..



paul.j said..
I know it's not on your list but for us this board is one of the best alround 14ft boards we have ever made!!

From what is sounds like you want this could be perfect.

We had a small race in Brisbane today where a lot of the local crew tried it out and it was a real winner.

You can check out the Aussie site www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com and click on the EVO 2.0 to find out more and the pricing is crazy good for the quality these are. Hardest thing is having to wait until late March for them to arrive.






I hope more care goes into the making of your boards than went into the proof-reading of your website. It gives an impression of sloppiness when a company's website is written so poorly. If writing advertising material isn't, understandably, your strong suit, why not pay a copy-editor to go over it and tidy up the language a bit?




Haha thanks for reading the hole site and giving some nice feed back.

As a very small company we do take on a lot of these roles ourselves and we do try our very best but have always said we might not be perfect and I guess in your eyes far from it. We feel that the most important thing is to have a site and to be honest I'm super proud of Ang who has done the whole site by her self and is constantly touching it up as we go. Everytime we spend money on something like a proofreader that's just more you have to pay for a board and I would much rather not go down that path, we like the low outgoings and put all the real effort into the boards.
We dont have the budgets of the big companies or have some mega rich backers like others we do 100% our selves and we do the best we can for two very average people. Unfortunately I am very little help on this side as well as I surfed way to much at school and spent no where near enough time in a class room but I the up side I can paddle pretty quick and know how to make a board that works so sorry if we let you down and take your great positive feed back on board.

Maybe it's because ang wrote it in Aussie and not standard English?

Cheers Jacko

paul.j
QLD, 2748 posts
4 Feb 2019 9:04PM
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PJRatpatrol said..
Thanks Paul, looks like my list is getting bigger.

The thing is I think i am indecisive so at this stage I might just crawl up into a ball in the corner until I think of something else

cheers


Haha dont do that, all the boards listed will do the job and all of them are better than sitting in a corner just watching the world go by.
Just remember having to much choice is better than no choice at all!

If you ever come through the goldy feel free to call in and try a bunch of boards out or you could always hit up our mate in Melbourne Dave white as he has pretty much every ONE board ever made and might be able to give a good I sight for what will work well down your way.

Jacko

magillamelb
VIC, 597 posts
5 Feb 2019 10:43AM
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PJRatpatrol said..
Hi All

I have been lurking around here a bit and decided to come in from the cold or heat as I'm in Melbourne
I have been SUPing for about 6 months and love it I have a long windsurfing background so was not an issue getting started. Started off with a Sunova one which I love in the surf and when it's calm. However it has its limitations in the chop and doing distance, so looking at a 14 footer
After much research, indecision, procrastination, YouTube, English reviewers (which are quite good I must say) and marketing hype I have narrowed it down to either a SIC RS 14 28" or a Starboard All Star 14" 26". Although as indecisive as I am I could be convinced with a Naish Maliko
For some reason the big dugouts don't do much for me. They remind me of the opening sequence of Hawaii Five O from the 70's so I have flashbacks of "Book em Dano"
80% of the use will be in Port Phillip bay in Melbourne Oz which as the locals know varies quite a bit
I am mid 50's 110kgs (with not much chance of going below that again) so hence the high volume boards.

Any thought or ideas would be welcome



I have a ONE Storm 14' x 28" for sale. A perfect Port Philip Bay board for a bloke your size. Used less than 10 times. As new. With a cover.
You're welcome to take it for a spin...

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1732 posts
9 Feb 2019 12:40PM
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Another possibility as I did not see it on your list; the Sunova Search. I have the 14' version.

I also have a traditional 14' board, but it is very thick and thus tippy. Mine is 26" so I hope the recommended 28" and 29" widths would work better for you - so I highly recommend testing one first.

The Search is like a stretched out surf board. It isn't as fast as the ONE or Naish boards, but it is more stable (I think) and you can surf them if you want. (I am 97kg, 6'3 and 57 - living in Melbourne but mostly surfing Westernport.)

I don't sell them and you can't buy mine - but you can try it if you are down the peninsula any time.

PJRatpatrol
4 posts
9 Feb 2019 2:53PM
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Hi Guys thanks for the advice and responses, also thanks for the ride offers , I will PM when I can get away.

I have those evil things called children that seem to suck up your time not to mention finances. Although I got the boy on a board for a try , no problem then and he managed to do a step back turn on his first go without going in

I fell off a lot trying it.

I hate him , I may sell him for medical experiments, if anyone has any pharmaceutical company or mad scientists on their books let me know

Cheers



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