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Created by lam 1 month ago, 2 Aug 2021
lam
VIC, 181 posts
2 Aug 2021 11:04AM
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Gday
i currently have two speeeds, 8'10 and 9'2, I love them both, generally surf the 9'2" as I find I need ultra clean conditions to surf the 8'10 comfortably. Generally surf anything between waist high to overhead +. I weigh about 95+kg.
I am looking at buying a new board, but not in a position to demo boards. I'm generally fairly rough with my boards but hang on to them for awhile, so I need something really well built and durable. More than happy to go sunova again.
so basically I am looking for something that will compliment what I have.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Thanks

bomberdave
VIC, 311 posts
2 Aug 2021 2:26PM
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lam said..
Gday
i currently have two speeeds, 8'10 and 9'2, I love them both, generally surf the 9'2" as I find I need ultra clean conditions to surf the 8'10 comfortably. Generally surf anything between waist high to overhead +. I weigh about 95+kg.
I am looking at buying a new board, but not in a position to demo boards. I'm generally fairly rough with my boards but hang on to them for awhile, so I need something really well built and durable. More than happy to go sunova again.
so basically I am looking for something that will compliment what I have.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Thanks


Iam, Im also around 95+, wrong side of 50 and live in Vicco so probably surf similar conditions. I have all sunovas at the moment - 10" style, 9'0 revolution, 8'8 flowV2 and 8 shroom. I only recently sold my 9'1 creek ( probably shouldnt have but...) The flow is an amazing board it is surprisingly stable and really is the reason I sold the creek. I was looking at an 9'2 speed to fill the gap between the flow and the style but comparing it to the 9' revolution there was no question of which way to go, especially already having one of caseys boards in the flow.
I would suggest you want a slightly more performance board with a different feel to the speeds. The speeds would cover almost all conditions soo I would look to something like the flow V2, the flow has surprised me with just how bloody stable it is and those rails are amazing. Ive had it out in most conditions, it picks up plenty of waves although I dont like to paddle to afar off break that is hard work!.... maybe even a shroom (they are ripping fun and great on that day you just wouldn't normally bother)....
If you are around my area you are more than welcome to try some of the above boards, just send me a message.

lam
VIC, 181 posts
2 Aug 2021 4:07PM
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lam said..
Gday
i currently have two speeeds, 8'10 and 9'2, I love them both, generally surf the 9'2" as I find I need ultra clean conditions to surf the 8'10 comfortably. Generally surf anything between waist high to overhead +. I weigh about 95+kg.
I am looking at buying a new board, but not in a position to demo boards. I'm generally fairly rough with my boards but hang on to them for awhile, so I need something really well built and durable. More than happy to go sunova again.
so basically I am looking for something that will compliment what I have.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Thanks



Iam, Im also around 95+, wrong side of 50 and live in Vicco so probably surf similar conditions. I have all sunovas at the moment - 10" style, 9'0 revolution, 8'8 flowV2 and 8 shroom. I only recently sold my 9'1 creek ( probably shouldnt have but...) The flow is an amazing board it is surprisingly stable and really is the reason I sold the creek. I was looking at an 9'2 speed to fill the gap between the flow and the style but comparing it to the 9' revolution there was no question of which way to go, especially already having one of caseys boards in the flow.
I would suggest you want a slightly more performance board with a different feel to the speeds. The speeds would cover almost all conditions soo I would look to something like the flow V2, the flow has surprised me with just how bloody stable it is and those rails are amazing. Ive had it out in most conditions, it picks up plenty of waves although I dont like to paddle to afar off break that is hard work!.... maybe even a shroom (they are ripping fun and great on that day you just wouldn't normally bother)....
If you are around my area you are more than welcome to try some of the above boards, just send me a message.


Thanks very much bomber, for spending the time in replying and the very kind offer. I have checked out the sunova website and liked the look of the revolution but are you suggesting the flow would be a little better, performance wise? If so why?

SydneySUP81
NSW, 53 posts
2 Aug 2021 7:36PM
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I am 6"4 and 100kg and highly recommended SMIK Hipster 8"10x32 and 9"3x33 and the Starboard Wedge 8"7x32 and 9"2x32

Both brands are extremely well constructed. The 8"10 and 8"7 are my "higher" performance boards , yet both still very stable at 32 wide. The 9"3 and 9"2 are my higher volume for a easy ride but still provide high performance at this size.



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