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Style 9' 6"

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Created by KarlLQ 4 months ago, 20 Jun 2018
KarlLQ
15 posts
20 Jun 2018 6:14PM
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Hi all

I'm thinking of getting the 9' 6" Style but want to check people's experience with stability.

I have a 10' Style and 8'8" Speed and find both super stable, even in choppy onshore conditions. I've also got a home made 7'8" x 30" wide, 110 litre Tomo type board which I find also very stable.

I'm only 70kg and a pretty competent prone shortborder and SUP surfer.

My only worry with the 9'6" Style is at 27 1/2" wide, will it be too tiring in my typically choppy surf.

What are your experiences with the 9'6"?

Karl

JoffaDan
VIC, 241 posts
21 Jun 2018 8:33AM
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I've had the 9'6 style for around 3 years. I owned the original version and liked it so much I bought version 2.

It nose rides quite well and turns on a dime when you get your foot back far enough. It surfs like a much smaller board but being 9'6 picks up waves with ease.

It's very stable for a 27 1/2" wide board. I weigh 75 kg and have no problems in choppy conditions - the wide nose helps a lot with stability.

Sunova construction is second to none.

1fox
136 posts
21 Jun 2018 6:53AM
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Hi,
I had version 1. I found it quite stable. I'm 82kg.

Treth
24 posts
21 Jun 2018 8:51AM
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I'm about your weight and use my 9'6 style as my " choppy condition" board. It may be relatively narrow but due to reasonably parallel rails it has the width for a significant part of the length of the board. This Helps a lot in the overall stability. It also surfs great in pretty much everything.... So IMO you would love it.

supthecreek
1584 posts
21 Jun 2018 11:39AM
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I am 105 kg and surfed a 9'6 XL in Thailand for a few sessions.
It was easy enough for a low volume board, tippy but doable at 1.12 weight to volume.

I was paddling it to an offshore reef about 500 yards out, without issue.

KarlLQ
15 posts
7 Jul 2018 3:09AM
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Thanks for the great advice!

I pulled the trigger and got the 9 6 Style.

First paddle was on the harbour in 12 to 17 knot scruffy conditions. Very stable and more so than the 8 8 Speed in the same conditions.

Next day was waist high surf in about a 10 knot onshore, in the dark to start with. Felt a bit wobbly until it got light, then it was very comfortable.

Then yesterday it was waist to chest high, 15 to 20 knot offshore, leaky, fast waves.

What a great board. Stability beyond what I expected. And it does the more old school long boarding fantastically. Pivot turns, drop knee, and nose riding.

I'd recommend the right sized Style for this type of surfing.

prdska
SA, 3 posts
5 Aug 2018 8:07PM
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KarlLQ said..
Thanks for the great advice!

I pulled the trigger and got the 9 6 Style.

First paddle was on the harbour in 12 to 17 knot scruffy conditions. Very stable and more so than the 8 8 Speed in the same conditions.

Next day was waist high surf in about a 10 knot onshore, in the dark to start with. Felt a bit wobbly until it got light, then it was very comfortable.

Then yesterday it was waist to chest high, 15 to 20 knot offshore, leaky, fast waves.

What a great board. Stability beyond what I expected. And it does the more old school long boarding fantastically. Pivot turns, drop knee, and nose riding.

I'd recommend the right sized Style for this type of surfing.


hi karl, currently surfing 125 litre jl baby bomb,in all conditions, sold my 125 ecs noserider,with the idea of getting a more manouverable sup,thinking about 9 6 style,8 6 jl striker 116 litre, and more recently 9 foot infinity 105 litre, and maybe 8 foot 3, smik spitfire ,which one is going to suit me the best, i dont know, hope to get a paddle on a spitfire, and maybe the9 6 style, not many of these boards in adelaide,how are you finding the style cheers paul

KarlLQ
15 posts
6 Aug 2018 12:29PM
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Hi Paul
A couple of surfs in I'm finding the Style great. Still playing around with fins but a more upright fin gives a more classic pivot turn style. Its definitely for the classic style of surfing rather than rip and bust. Having said that, it surfs nicely off the tail.
Karl



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