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New NSP Carolina

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Created by BWD73 4 months ago, 11 Jul 2018
BWD73
VIC, 2 posts
11 Jul 2018 9:33AM
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I have now seen two images on Insta of a new NSP race board. Zooming in on the image it looks to be carrying the name Carolina. From the limited viewing (on Nalusurfoz and NSP AUS's pages) it looks awesome. Does anyone know anything about it?

JEG
VIC, 918 posts
11 Jul 2018 10:16AM
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I think your right, I saw a real one about a month ago and the nose and tail look different with the writing on the tail started with a letter C but I cant remember if it was corona or caroline. Nice looking board with a bit of white and blue mixed with some orange.

NNSUP
NSW, 1236 posts
11 Jul 2018 7:06PM
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Yep it paddles unreal. Alain has killed it with this one and the name says it all.

AndrewG4
NSW, 3 posts
12 Jul 2018 12:18PM
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Be interesting to see how it compares to the 2018 sonic ? Any view John?

LucBenac
212 posts
12 Jul 2018 11:09AM
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www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=NSP%20carolina%202019

Sonic on steroid?

BWD73
VIC, 2 posts
12 Jul 2018 3:23PM
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Nice one boys! Thanks for the info. I'm really looking forward to seeing the dims'. Love the look of the chines (hard cornered rails) thru to the tail, should add stability while surfing and at low-speed. This might well be my next board.

NNSUP
NSW, 1236 posts
12 Jul 2018 5:47PM
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AndrewG4 said..
Be interesting to see how it compares to the 2018 sonic ? Any view John?


I can't say too much Andrew but I've been lucky trying both the Fanatic and NSP protos. All I will say is that I was really impressed with the Sonic and the new board.As the name suggests it is a great all rounder. There's going to be some hard decisions when it comes to buying boards this year as there's some good ones coming. Demo, demo, demo is the way to go.

Yardsale
65 posts
20 Jul 2018 1:27PM
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Does anyone know if it has a shallower sidewalls more like the 2017 Sonic.... it's hard to tell from the pics.

JonesySUP
QLD, 842 posts
21 Aug 2018 2:23PM
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Hey Guys...... The new Carolina is a mash up of the Ninja and Sonic. Basically it's got a lower rocker than the Sonic for flat water speed but still has a little kick in the nose for the bumps and the tail is a little wider than the Sonic for turning. It's going to be a one quiver board. For more info check out page below. Yeeew Jonesy
www.nspsurfboards.com/product/carolina/

JEG
VIC, 918 posts
21 Aug 2018 3:04PM
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nice board the Carolina JonesySUP and well thought. I'm looking forward to the test ride.

tyisaac
NSW, 9 posts
21 Aug 2018 3:08PM
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Hey Seabreezers! I've just joined the NSP Team, Last week while in Hood river for the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, I was lucky enough to play around on the new 2019 NSP Carolina. Along with Titouan and Travis we all raced on the 21.5" wide version of the board. I have never ridden a board that narrow, so the first of many things to impress me was the stability. While at first it is a little daunting and also a different feeling being on a dugout it felt like I was standing (at least) on a 23" board, with the added secondary stability from the high side walls it was great for rail steering. My first DW on the board I definitely had a bit of adjusting to do, I got the wobbles a couple of times, but once you got on the bump, the board surfed phenomenally well! To get back down to the tail to lift the nose was a breeze. I was only in town for a short time and I only got to paddle the board once before the race. During the first run of the double downwinder I took my time while still adjusting to try make as minimal mistakes a possible. I paddling conservative - potentially paddling not as hard to chase the bumps so I would not fall. For my second run down the Gorge I felt so much more comfortable on the board and paddled at full pace, paddling over the top and overtaking bumps the whole way to the finish line. I now know why the team has been raving over the board, It did everything that I wanted it to. Hats off to Alain and NSP for making a master class board for all conditions, just look at day 2 for the course race. T2 won after the gruelling 4 lap upwind, downwind and sidewind course. Even after a couple errors while rounding the turning buoy, for the most part it was made easy with the wider tail giving the board good stability for kick turns (I made top 10). That race definitely put the board to the test! If you have a chance, try it and let the board speak for its self! -Ty

Al Hunter
NSW, 367 posts
22 Aug 2018 10:21AM
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Yardsale said..
Does anyone know if it has a shallower sidewalls more like the 2017 Sonic.... it's hard to tell from the pics.


Depends on which 2017 sonic we are talking about
The sidewall are the same height externally than the 14/23 sonic 2017 but the floor of the board is a bit lower so they might look a bit different from the inside.
But the 14/24.5 Sonic 2017 had higher external sidewalls
Cheers

Coque
50 posts
23 Oct 2018 5:09AM
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Any of you guys can help me choose betwen the Carlina 14'*22 or the Ninja 14'*22" as my "smooth conditions board"?

I know I want a Carolina 14'*24.25" as my open ocean/rought water/downwind board but I have doubts choosing betwen the Ninja and the Carolina as my second board since I know the Ninja has much less stability than the 14'*23" Sprint I've been using during 2018.

How much is the difference between Ninja and Carolina, both 22", in flat water?

Thanks in advance!



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