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Soul SUP'n

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Created by supthecreek A week ago, 6 Oct 2019
supthecreek
1783 posts
6 Oct 2019 11:55PM
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All the anticipated storm swells in New England the past few weeks, have attracted crowds at every break....

My goal is to slip in some sweet sessions, with little or no people.

FRP
334 posts
7 Oct 2019 5:40AM
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Thanks Creek

Nice Waves and impressive surfing. Your surfing seems as fluid, stylish and graceful as ever.

Cheers

Bob

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1814 posts
7 Oct 2019 1:35PM
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Nice surf! Nicely surfed!

How did the point break go out there?

supthecreek
1783 posts
7 Oct 2019 7:38PM
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Thanks Bob!

CSE - the Point Break was sweeet!
I was super tired by that time and it made for a relaxing finish

MangoDingo
NT, 303 posts
7 Oct 2019 9:23PM
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Yep - sweet session STC!!!
Nice late drop on that last one too cob - let the good times roll!!!
Yeeeew!!!!

Helmy
VIC, 683 posts
8 Oct 2019 9:10AM
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Rick,
the time difference here means that I can watch your newest vids first thing in the morning...at work...sshh don't tell the boss...
always brings an otherwise missing smile to my face...
thanks!

justaddwater
NSW, 72 posts
8 Oct 2019 9:27AM
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Ngratsupthecreek said..
Thanks Bob!

CSE - the Point Break was sweeet!
I was super tired by that time and it made for a relaxing finish


Rick,thanks for all your time posting.I get it's a sunova thing,and congratulations on that achievement.I would love to hear /see more about the point break,ops thanks rbgar//Bert for the design.This board for me is the very essence of sup and why I got into it ,yeh I know shorter/thinner/less volume ect,I have been down that road to ,and I find it easier than riding the bigger boards,that require style /smile approach,IMO.Now to the question how important is the width/plan shape curve for the boards surfability,as I am only 76kg and 32 wide may be to much. Thinking 30 ?I have always wondered about a Skip Frye eagle type design for sup,some thing you can trim / noseride cannot afford it at the moment but maybe one day,and has it been done yet?Hope everyone's getting waves

supthecreek
1783 posts
8 Oct 2019 10:48AM
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justaddwater said..

Ngratsupthecreek said..
Thanks Bob!

CSE - the Point Break was sweeet!
I was super tired by that time and it made for a relaxing finish



Rick,thanks for all your time posting.I get it's a sunova thing,and congratulations on that achievement.I would love to hear /see more about the point break,ops thanks rbgar//Bert for the design.This board for me is the very essence of sup and why I got into it ,yeh I know shorter/thinner/less volume ect,I have been down that road to ,and I find it easier than riding the bigger boards,that require style /smile approach,IMO.Now to the question how important is the width/plan shape curve for the boards surfability,as I am only 76kg and 32 wide may be to much. Thinking 30 ?I have always wondered about a Skip Frye eagle type design for sup,some thing you can trim / noseride cannot afford it at the moment but maybe one day,and has it been done yet?Hope everyone's getting waves


Hi add water
When RbGar was posting the design process, a lot of people advised making it narrower, because that's what all the other 12' boards were.
They all seemed to say that it wouldn't work on Bombies like the other similar length board.

Well, since it was designed for waves that most of us will actually ride, we made it to surf easily in regular surf.

Since I asked the American distributor to order a few extra's to be made up and shipped with RbGar's,
I wanted to make sure we were ordering something that would really surf well for a lot of people.

I called Bert and asked him point blank:
"Should we go a bit narrower or leave it as designed?"
Bert's answer:
"Leave it at 32" wide.... I really like the way this board turned out.
The 32" width gives it a nice hip curve that will make it turn easily for such a long board"

After surfing it and watching friends your size surf it, I say anyone can ride this board.
Surfing a 12' board requires proper foot placement, not weight, to turn well.
Think of all the tiny surfers of the longboard log era..... they turned the longboards in a way that became the classic longboard style.

All I can say is, the Point Break turns entirely different and much easier than my 30" wide, 14' Search.

My first SUP was 36" wide.... I could snap a turn with ease.





Brenno
QLD, 700 posts
8 Oct 2019 1:41PM
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Nice STC.
Stylin' as per usual...

billekrub
87 posts
8 Oct 2019 12:08PM
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Wouldn't the faster Shroom have been much better on such soft surf? The soul seemed too slow on the wave.

supthecreek
1783 posts
8 Oct 2019 10:13PM
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billekrub said..
Wouldn't the faster Shroom have been much better on such soft surf? The soul seemed too slow on the wave.


Shoom would have been fun as well, but I chose the Soul and loved it... it felt just right to me.

justaddwater
NSW, 72 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 8:22AM
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supthecreek said..

billekrub said..
Wouldn't the faster Shroom have been much better on such soft surf? The soul seemed too slow on the wave.



Shoom would have been fun as well, but I chose the Soul and loved it... it felt just right to me.


The soul looked right to me imo good to see this design in action,it doesn't get a lot of attention,but I'm sure it has its fans,good surfing as always creeku



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