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Popularity of 10ft boards

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Created by bramber > 9 months ago, 12 Mar 2019
copperdog1
VIC, 23 posts
18 Apr 2019 9:20PM
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donut4u said..

copperdog1 said..
I got into SUP mid last year (after 45 years of short boarding). Following research, 10ft seemed to be the length for my weight, so I got one. I now realise I could have gone shorter (8.6 or 9), but that hasn't stopped me having heaps of fun both in waves and flatwater cruising with my 10ft Waterborne Evoke



so would you say you've become more woke because of your evoke?



(sorry)


That's a really bad pun - how about 'reborn on my waterborne'?

rgmacca
94 posts
20 Apr 2019 5:38AM
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I've just reduced my fleet of boards.
The only hard board left is the 10' stylemaster.
This is the board that works best in most conditions, means wave count is high, can have fun turning and walking it.
I have done the lowest volume poss with windsurfing, but it just reduces your days on the water.
The 10' sup fir me just works ??

LNC
29 posts
13 Nov 2019 7:18AM
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rgmacca said..
I've just reduced my fleet of boards.
The only hard board left is the 10' stylemaster.
This is the board that works best in most conditions, means wave count is high, can have fun turning and walking it.
I have done the lowest volume poss with windsurfing, but it just reduces your days on the water.
The 10' sup fir me just works ??


are you sailing the stylemaster?

rockmagnet
QLD, 1294 posts
13 Nov 2019 12:19PM
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I just bought 10' Sunva Steeze and a 10' Smik Stylelord cause at 71 I just want to catch the damn wave

CaptainJimbo
106 posts
13 Nov 2019 1:56PM
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rockmagnet said..
I just bought 10' Sunva Steeze and a 10' Smik Stylelord cause at 71 I just want to catch the damn wave


Hi Rocky, please let us know how each of them goes. At 71and 11 months, I just wanna catch waves too and NOT get the ****s trying to balance while I'm waiting.

rockmagnet
QLD, 1294 posts
13 Nov 2019 6:34PM
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CaptainJimbo said..


rockmagnet said..
I just bought 10' Sunova Steeze and a 10' Smik Style lord cause at 71 I just want to catch the damn wave




Hi Rocky, please let us know how each of them goes. At 71and 11 months, I just wanna catch waves too and NOT get the ****s trying to balance while I'm waiting.



Hi I posted how good the Smik is, stable easy to ride nose stays up and pretty quick in the wave. The Steeze is a lovely looking board with TR3 wood but have not had it out in the surf yet but took it out on the creek and its very light and stable. Was surprised how fast it is and easy to paddle. Will keep you posted when I get it out in the surf.

hilly
WA, 5041 posts
13 Nov 2019 9:16PM
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Not sure how popular they are. Had mine in buy and sell for a while not even a sniff. Everyone is going foiling obviously.

Bighugg
NT, 337 posts
14 Nov 2019 8:27PM
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hilly said..
Not sure how popular they are. Had mine in buy and sell for a while not even a sniff. Everyone is going foiling obviously.


There's no Bali delivery on your advert ...

Bighugg
NT, 337 posts
16 Nov 2019 7:07PM
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Bighugg said..

hilly said..
Not sure how popular they are. Had mine in buy and sell for a while not even a sniff. Everyone is going foiling obviously.



There's no Bali delivery on your advert ...


Sorry, retract that . Just saw your Red rocket has Futures.

rockmagnet
QLD, 1294 posts
17 Nov 2019 11:16AM
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CaptainJimbo said..


rockmagnet said..
I just bought 10' Sunva Steeze and a 10' Smik Stylelord cause at 71 I just want to catch the damn wave




Hi Rocky, please let us know how each of them goes. At 71and 11 months, I just wanna catch waves too and NOT get the ****s trying to balance while I'm waiting.



I finally took the Steeze out for a wave this morning in small surf and I would have to say it's not going to replace my 10'x32'' Smik. It was okay but not as stable at 30'' and had a tendency for the nose to dig in if your'e not quick to get back. If I were to recommend a board based on my experience then I would say that for someone of my age and ability that the Smik Style Lord wins hands down. Having said that, Sunova make a great range of boards which would have been wasted on my wife which is who this board was intended for to paddle around in the creeks and canals where we live. I think the Sunova Placid would have been a better choice if the board had been for me. Too late the deal is done.

The Gambler
QLD, 102 posts
17 Nov 2019 5:18PM
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Hi rockmagnet,

I just took delivery of a 9.2 Steeze so slightly off topic but also found the nose would dig if my front foot was forward of the handle. However, as soon as I moved back slightly the board found a beautiful balance and surfed really well.
I needed to be forward to catch the wave but as soon as momentum was achieved a step back paid dividends. When I wasnt forward on the board in the initial stage the waves passed underneath me.

Maybe the same would apply to the 10 footer?

I'm also wondering about the Placid. It seems wide to me, but early days of reviews so time will tell.

Haven't tried a Style Lord or Hipster Twin Longboard but the reviews on this forum are definitely positive.

ghost4man
335 posts
17 Nov 2019 7:04PM
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I like the challenge of the much shorter SUPs which are plenty fun once you dial them in.

At my weight, 80 kg and below, I find the bigger boards corky which throw me around without the extra weight.

I'm also used to the convenience factor with shorter SUPs - easier to carry, easier to store, easier to travel with overseas and I prefer the idea of having a mishap with a 7 foot board over a 10 foot one.

BigZ
44 posts
17 Nov 2019 10:01PM
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ghost4man said..
I like the challenge of the much shorter SUPs which are plenty fun once you dial them in.

At my weight, 80 kg and below, I find the bigger boards corky which throw me around without the extra weight.

I'm also used to the convenience factor with shorter SUPs - easier to carry, easier to store, easier to travel with overseas and I prefer the idea of having a mishap with a 7 foot board over a 10 foot one.


I get the convenience factor for travel and storage but longboard does not mean big and heavy. You can get a 90l 26" super light longboard SUP which will challenge you like a 7 foot short board. Even production one.

infinity-sup.com/pages/surf

ghost4man
335 posts
19 Nov 2019 1:14AM
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BigZ said..

ghost4man said..
I like the challenge of the much shorter SUPs which are plenty fun once you dial them in.

At my weight, 80 kg and below, I find the bigger boards corky which throw me around without the extra weight.

I'm also used to the convenience factor with shorter SUPs - easier to carry, easier to store, easier to travel with overseas and I prefer the idea of having a mishap with a 7 foot board over a 10 foot one.



I get the convenience factor for travel and storage but longboard does not mean big and heavy. You can get a 90l 26" super light longboard SUP which will challenge you like a 7 foot short board. Even production one.

infinity-sup.com/pages/surf


True, but this is the exception rather than the norm.Interesting boards.

colas
3609 posts
19 Nov 2019 2:59PM
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I like the challenge of the much shorter SUPs which are plenty fun once you dial them in.



Me too, I sold my 9'3" x 27" x 118 liters (for my 100kg) noserider, I prefer my 6'10" (x 125 liters) for small waves for the acceleration, but I reckon most people have more fun on longer boards.

This said, I also sold my noserider because I found a 6kg 8'4" with a fast rocker and semi-pulled in nose & tail provided me nearly as much glide as a 10', and paddling speed to roam the coast, but still have fun if stumbling on a quality peak. A quiver is a nice concept, but in practice it can be a pain to get back to the car and change boards, so the more versatile boards are the ones getting more water time. Also since I surf beach breaks with 3 meters tides, peaks change totally by the hour, so I am a bit biased towards versatile boards.

10' boards are quite specialized tools, just like 7' boards. 8'x" seems like the "magic lengths" to have fun in all conditions.

IanInca
52 posts
20 Nov 2019 3:22AM
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colas said..

ghost4man said..
I like the challenge of the much shorter SUPs which are plenty fun once you dial them in.




Me too, I sold my 9'3" x 27" x 118 liters (for my 100kg) noserider, I prefer my 6'10" (x 125 liters) for small waves for the acceleration, but I reckon most people have more fun on longer boards.

This said, I also sold my noserider because I found a 6kg 8'4" with a fast rocker and semi-pulled in nose & tail provided me nearly as much glide as a 10', and paddling speed to roam the coast, but still have fun if stumbling on a quality peak. A quiver is a nice concept, but in practice it can be a pain to get back to the car and change boards, so the more versatile boards are the ones getting more water time. Also since I surf beach breaks with 3 meters tides, peaks change totally by the hour, so I am a bit biased towards versatile boards.

10' boards are quite specialized tools, just like 7' boards. 8'x" seems like the "magic lengths" to have fun in all conditions.


Colas, out of interest what was the 8'4 board? Karmen?

colas
3609 posts
20 Nov 2019 2:02PM
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Colas, out of interest what was the 8'4 board? Karmen?


Yup. Kind of a quiver killer :-)

BigZ
44 posts
23 Nov 2019 10:39AM
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colas said..


ghost4man said..
I like the challenge of the much shorter SUPs which are plenty fun once you dial them in.





Me too, I sold my 9'3" x 27" x 118 liters (for my 100kg) noserider, I prefer my 6'10" (x 125 liters) for small waves for the acceleration, but I reckon most people have more fun on longer boards.

This said, I also sold my noserider because I found a 6kg 8'4" with a fast rocker and semi-pulled in nose & tail provided me nearly as much glide as a 10', and paddling speed to roam the coast, but still have fun if stumbling on a quality peak. A quiver is a nice concept, but in practice it can be a pain to get back to the car and change boards, so the more versatile boards are the ones getting more water time. Also since I surf beach breaks with 3 meters tides, peaks change totally by the hour, so I am a bit biased towards versatile boards.

10' boards are quite specialized tools, just like 7' boards. 8'x" seems like the "magic lengths" to have fun in all conditions.



I agree that a quiver is nice but a "quiver killer" is even better. For me, a quiver killer is a 10' high performance long board. But it is very personal. I am 6'4 and 110kg with significant damage to pretty much all joints. There is no way I will ever paddle a sub 8' and a sub 28" wide board. But I am very comfortable on a 28" high performance longboard. And I can get a much better turning and gliding performance from a 125 liter or so longboard than from a similar volume 32" wide short board shape, which I would need to have similar stability.

DHUPEDNORTH1
79 posts
25 Nov 2019 10:11AM
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find the term "quiver killer" offensive. People suggesting just having one board? Just wrong.



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