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Sunova shroom 7'3 or small speed

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Created by Happyhaydo Saturday, 12 Aug 2017
Happyhaydo
NSW, 3 posts
Saturday , 12 Aug 2017 1:31PM
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Hi has anyone rode the smaller Sunova shrooms
7'3 or 7'6 want to buy a fun board but still want a little bit of stability. Or smaller speeds what are they like ?
Im 78kg ????

SUPbru
334 posts
Sunday , 13 Aug 2017 2:55AM
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If your objective is to find a stable board, I'd rule out a smaller Speeed (sub-8') because they tend to be a bit tippy mainly due to the narrow width & low volume e.g. the 7'8 is 25.5" x 87L. That being said, I love my 7'11 & it certainly is a fun board

colas
2057 posts
Sunday , 13 Aug 2017 12:47PM
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First, I want to say that I never set foot on a sunova, so my advice is a based on similar shapes, but not the actual speeed:

I think there are two kinds of stability:
[1] the one preventing you to fall while idly waiting for waves, not really focusing on keeping your balance
[2] the one preventing you to dig a rail on take off

I am not bothered by [1], as falling when nothing is happening is not bothering me, but [2] is important for me, as falling on takeoff or while setting up for one is both frustrating and dangerous.

So, if [1] is important for you, I would follow SUPbru advice. Otherwise, the wide and parallel-railed nose of the speed will provide [2], even at low volumes, so you can get a 87l board with no issues, other that it will be more tiring and paddle slower than a bigger one.... but it will help a lot in bigger and more powerful waves.

80 l however, means the board will sink under your weight plus its weight, it is another level, not so much in stability but as in "extremely tiring". I would avoid it if you are not aiming for a competitive level.

Happyhaydo
NSW, 3 posts
Sunday , 13 Aug 2017 7:51PM
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Thx guys for your help
I think the speed will be out
mainly ride beach break not always perfect waves ?? really
looking at a fun low volume square nose board for waves up to 3 foot so maybe shroom the go
just have to work out 7'3 or 7'6

jrc22ski
WA, 18 posts
Monday , 14 Aug 2017 3:49AM
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Happyhaydo said..
Thx guys for your help
I think the speed will be out
mainly ride beach break not always perfect waves ?? really
looking at a fun low volume square nose board for waves up to 3 foot so maybe shroom the go
just have to work out 7'3 or 7'6



I too am about 78L and I want to go small for weak/junky days.
I just don't know ho low to go with Shroom - 7'3" or 7'6".

Don't forget the Skate - seems more versatile. Skate at 8.0 seems a bit big though.

I have been riding the 8'2" Speeed over the last 2 years.

supthecreek
1195 posts
Monday , 14 Aug 2017 8:58AM
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Happyhaydo said..
Hi has anyone rode the smaller Sunova shrooms
7'3 or 7'6 want to buy a fun board but still want a little bit of stability. Or smaller speeds what are they like ?
Im 78kg ????


I have not.
But
I am bigger than you

At 107 kg and 69 yo, I am very comfortable on an 8'3 x 32 at 126 liters
Meaning you would be similar to me on the 7'6
If you are younger and fit, the 7'3 is not out of the question, because of so much wetted surface on the water.

Sounds like you have the perfect waves for the Shroom!



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