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Short vid .on my 9.1 sunova Acid .

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Created by Tardy Two weeks ago, 7 Jun 2018
Tardy
2233 posts
7 Jun 2018 8:18PM
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just a few small winter waves .enjoy .

supthecreek
1455 posts
7 Jun 2018 11:53PM
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Killing it Tardy.... great vid!
Appreciate the walk down as well, thanks

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1509 posts
8 Jun 2018 6:58AM
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Acid rules!

DaveSandan
VIC, 539 posts
8 Jun 2018 8:11AM
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Great stuff, you must hate living there???????

Nugdam
151 posts
8 Jun 2018 8:08AM
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Nice looking surf mate! Must get shallow.

Th0m0
QLD, 511 posts
8 Jun 2018 10:59AM
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Wow. Beautiful spot.

Gboots
NSW, 490 posts
8 Jun 2018 11:55AM
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Nice one Tardy. There's been a lot of love for the Acid . You must be ripping it.
I can't keep up with you . Can I have a guess at the body count ?

Flow 8'7 an 8'10
Creek 8'10
Flash ?
Acid 9'1

if this is true .....then I hate you

Tardy
2233 posts
8 Jun 2018 12:14PM
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Gboots said..
Nice one Tardy. There's been a lot of love for the Acid . You must be ripping it.
I can't keep up with you . Can I have a guess at the body count ?

Flow 8'7 an 8'10
Creek 8'10
Flash ?
Acid 9'1

if this is true .....then I hate you



confused.nah i was only using the 8,10 creek on a trip i went on .

but yes I have 4 sunovas ,,,,,,,purely by accident

i hope thats acceptable ..

Tardy
2233 posts
8 Jun 2018 12:18PM
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Nugdam said..
Nice looking surf mate! Must get shallow.


yes... there is a spot on the wave ,where you don't want to fall off .or else you become a rock fish .

slugga
VIC, 152 posts
8 Jun 2018 5:51PM
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For a full time potato farmer and part time dunny blocker you sure surf well .
ripping mate that wave looks fun and I like the crowd.

Tardy
2233 posts
8 Jun 2018 5:01PM
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slugga said..
For a full time potato farmer and part time dunny blocker you sure surf well .
ripping mate that wave looks fun and I like the crowd.



The Carpe diem will never be the same after us 2 .blockers .
it was great to ride a left hander again after all them rights in Maldives .even seen a kingfish in the waves .
not bad for a on shore wind day .

Cheers mate .

slugga
VIC, 152 posts
8 Jun 2018 7:09PM
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Tardy said..

slugga said..
For a full time potato farmer and part time dunny blocker you sure surf well .
ripping mate that wave looks fun and I like the crowd.




The Carpe diem will never be the same after us 2 .blockers .
it was great to ride a left hander again after all them rights in Maldives .even seen a kingfish in the waves .
not bad for a on shore wind day .

Cheers mate .


Very jealous mate it's been freezing here my ear is still blocked and ty has the flu real bad so no surfing for us yet since we got back. Hope to get out on Sunday in my 4/3 wetsuit and booties would love to be in the warm water spotting kings .. well played

SunnyBouy
225 posts
8 Jun 2018 6:37PM
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What a lovely surf spot, is it local ? Looks rocky underneath though, lost a fin yet???

Nugdam
151 posts
8 Jun 2018 7:14PM
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Are you just using a chest mount with the go pro?

I might try the chest mount out tomorrow. See if I get get wome footage.

Tardy
2233 posts
8 Jun 2018 7:23PM
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hey sunnybouy...,no, I have lost more skin than fins been up on those rocks a few times .all good .

nugdam, no its a head mount .i think i needed to point it down a bit more ...too much sky .

supthecreek
1455 posts
8 Jun 2018 7:47PM
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Tardy said..
hey sunnybouy...,no, I have lost more skin than fins been up on those rocks a few times .all good .

nugdam, no its a head mount .i think i needed to point it down a bit more ...too much sky .


Aimed perfectly..... lower it and you will lose the lip when you cutback.
The aim you have gives a nice overall look at the shoulder, lip and board. Perfect, IMO

Nugdam
151 posts
9 Jun 2018 4:15AM
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I thought it was perfect position as well. I think I would loose a head mount instantly..

Tardy
2233 posts
9 Jun 2018 8:17AM
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Hey nugdam......i used and made up this cap ,put a couple of stainless bolts through for safe measures but one would do ,and glued a float piece to the bottom of the visor .I cut from a fin cover it also stiffened up the brim ,i do have straps on the hat .works a treat .and floats if ripped off my head .with the Gopro session .

thanks for the positive feed back on my camera angles guys .



Gboots
NSW, 490 posts
9 Jun 2018 5:51PM
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Tardy said..

Gboots said..
Nice one Tardy. There's been a lot of love for the Acid . You must be ripping it.
I can't keep up with you . Can I have a guess at the body count ?

Flow 8'7 an 8'10
Creek 8'10
Flash ?
Acid 9'1

if this is true .....then I hate you




confused.nah i was only using the 8,10 creek on a trip i went on .

but yes I have 4 sunovas ,,,,,,,purely by accident

i hope thats acceptable ..


Acceptable ......I guess

Hows the rocker on the Acid nose compare to the Flow ?

Tardy
2233 posts
9 Jun 2018 8:01PM
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well the nose rocker seems similar ,but as soon as you get half way the acid has more tail rocker where the flow is flatter
so over all the Acid has more rocker and a narrower tail .
you can really lay the acid over ,where the flow seems to ride flatter .and has a little more speed.
for a 9,1 you can really throw it around ,it is a lot rockier to paddle than my 8,10 ,but i
prefer the acid due to it extra performance .the 8,7 is a bit more radical to ride ,but its no surprise being a lot shorter narrower
and 5 less litres ,I do like the acid in bigger waves ,but seems to rip in medium waves too as show ,
I'm surprised it doesn't get more of a wrap ,its a great board .

Helmy
VIC, 594 posts
10 Jun 2018 5:52PM
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SunnyBouy said..
What a lovely surf spot, is it local ? Looks rocky underneath though, lost a fin yet???


SunnyBouy, you may have some ancestors that ended up there.
No surfing for them though...

Helmy
VIC, 594 posts
10 Jun 2018 5:53PM
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DaveSandan said..
Great stuff, you must hate living there???????


Nozza and I are planning a road trip...

Tardy
2233 posts
10 Jun 2018 4:27PM
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Helmy said..

DaveSandan said..
Great stuff, you must hate living there???????



Nozza and I are planning a road trip...

HA.
Bring the 12 footer ...and pack a sandwich ..and bring Dave ..

Stev0
380 posts
11 Jun 2018 4:26PM
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Nice vid! Yeah you are throwing that 9'1 around like it is a toy. I love the POV from the head cam as you see how aggressively the Acid bottom turns and snaps off the top. My 8'10 Acid is a keeper and I get hassled by a major SUP brand, who I have done some marketing work for, to sell it and ride their gear.

Nozza
VIC, 1758 posts
11 Jun 2018 7:26PM
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Helmy said..
Nozza and I are planning a road trip...


Road, boat, board.....

Tardy
2233 posts
11 Jun 2018 7:07PM
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Stev0 said..
Nice vid! Yeah you are throwing that 9'1 around like it is a toy. I love the POV from the head cam as you see how aggressively the Acid bottom turns and snaps off the top. My 8'10 Acid is a keeper and I get hassled by a major SUP brand, who I have done some marketing work for, to sell it and ride their gear.



ACID gets my vote for bottom turns and top Steve ....,after reading your thread i just had to have one ....don't listen to them stay with the acid its the best 9 I've had ,feels smaller than it is ... its 125 litres of action .

Stev0
380 posts
12 Jun 2018 6:22PM
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Tardy said..

Stev0 said..
Nice vid! Yeah you are throwing that 9'1 around like it is a toy. I love the POV from the head cam as you see how aggressively the Acid bottom turns and snaps off the top. My 8'10 Acid is a keeper and I get hassled by a major SUP brand, who I have done some marketing work for, to sell it and ride their gear.




ACID gets my vote for bottom turns and top Steve ....,after reading your thread i just had to have one ....don't listen to them stay with the acid its the best 9 I've had ,feels smaller than it is ... its 125 litres of action .


That is awesome that you got an Acid after reading my review! (I wrote the 2018 global product brochure for a major brand so have a bit of experience writing about boards - it was cool to get paid for doing that!)

It seems like the Sunova guys have expanded their range with some very interesting hybrid models like the Creek and Flash - but the Acid is still the Don. What continues to blow me away with my 8'10 is how so easy it is to rip in small or crappy waves for a board they say is for high performance in quality waves. The Acid: A high performance board for sucky bowly waves. From chest high up to head and a half, maybe a little more in the right conditions. If I read this before I got to demo my Acid I would not have bought it at all!

I have tried a few different fin sets and recently got on to these which make it turn with more grip - just keeps the board turning tighter than ever before: mfchawaii.com/catalog/surf/surf-fins/v2-thruster-set/

Tardy
2233 posts
12 Jun 2018 8:08PM
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you got paid .sweet.
yep i can vouch for that ,its just as good in small waves ,it feels like it has no restrictions ,
also had help decided from cantsupenough,also a acid lover .

I'm running some FCCS 7 ,may try and score some MAUIS later ,they make great windsurfing fins too.

had the 9,1 in some serious waves today ...love the way it can tuck in and go, and stick half way up the wave .

DaveSandan
VIC, 539 posts
12 Jun 2018 10:22PM
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Tardy said..

Helmy said..


DaveSandan said..
Great stuff, you must hate living there???????




Nozza and I are planning a road trip...


HA.
Bring the 12 footer ...and pack a sandwich ..and bring Dave ..


It is on my bucket list that's for sure!!!

surfinJ
377 posts
14 Jun 2018 8:03PM
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Nice stoke happenings here and another fan too. 9-2 custom 125l quad.

supthecreek
1455 posts
14 Jun 2018 10:48PM
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Ha... I rode my 9'1 Acid in 1' waves this morning.
weighed myself after the session. 108 kg... on a 125 liter board.
1.15 ratio and it actually felt pretty good

I can't wait to get on some real waves on the 9'1.... and maybe lose all the weight I gained in Thailand



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