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The sunova smurf... cheers brenno

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Created by Nugdam Two weeks ago, 2 Sep 2018
Nugdam
176 posts
2 Sep 2018 8:40AM
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Picked up this 8'10 flow friday arvo off brenno.

Coming off my 135l sunova creek on to this 119l flow was a breeze. Id say it was just as stable as the creek. My legs didnt notice the difference.

Paddle speed felt slightly slower but the waves weren't all that good which didnt help. The flow doesnt seem to bury the nose like the creek likes to sometimes which is great for late drops.

I didn't get many frontside waves was mostly backside this morning but the flow was loose and really easy to snap some turns. It seemed a bit quicker as well on the wave.

Will have to throw some quads on it and see what she does! I ran the same fins as my creek to see if there was much difference. I think the channels on the creek restrict it sometimes when you are after a quick release.

Love both boards so this will be a very fun summer!




Gboots
NSW, 537 posts
2 Sep 2018 12:03PM
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This is my favourite colour for the custom sunovas

Tardy
NSW, 2448 posts
2 Sep 2018 12:29PM
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Great board ...yep the flow is great as a quad.really loosens it up ...your set up works too.these are the fins I use on my flow ..


Gboots
NSW, 537 posts
2 Sep 2018 1:19PM
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The flow doesnt seem to bury the nose like the creek likes to sometimes which is great for late drops.






I am surprised at this comment . The Creek has a nose kick like the Acid. I thought it would be be exact opposite ?

Nugdam
176 posts
2 Sep 2018 11:34AM
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Gboots said..


The flow doesnt seem to bury the nose like the creek likes to sometimes which is great for late drops.








I am surprised at this comment . The Creek has a nose kick like the Acid. I thought it would be be exact opposite ?



I find with where the balance point is I have to stand slightly forward of the handle. So if you arent carful the nose goes under pretty quick because most the weights up the front. Its not so much a problem these days as im used to the board. But if im a bit day dreamy it can happen.

On the flow im slightly before the handle which I think is the difference.

SunnyBouy
265 posts
2 Sep 2018 3:44PM
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The Flow is an underrated board in the Sunova line up I reckon.
I appreciate its a few years down the line in design now, but I sure hope Bert doesn't change it or make it into something it really shouldn't be.
We've the choices of the Flash/Creek/Acid that fit well in a similar situation, it comes down to individual conditions where you surf most that is the main reason for choosing boards.

I look at my quiver and my Flow 8'7 always makes me smile

And that Blue beauty ^^ is really niiice.

Nugdam
176 posts
2 Sep 2018 5:19PM
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Tardy said..
Great board ...yep the flow is great as a quad.really loosens it up ...your set up works too.these are the fins I use on my flow ..



I'll probably try the matching rears of my pcc7 think they are gxqs as they seem like a good alrounder.


These sound like they'd be loose and fun though.





McGuane
QLD, 473 posts
2 Sep 2018 8:13PM
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Good to see such a beautiful board find another worthy home.

Bighugg
NT, 103 posts
4 Sep 2018 10:49PM
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Nugdam said..

Tardy said..
Great board ...yep the flow is great as a quad.really loosens it up ...your set up works too.these are the fins I use on my flow ..



I'll probably try the matching rears of my pcc7 think they are gxqs as they seem like a good alrounder.


These sound like they'd be loose and fun though.







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Nugdam said..

Tardy said..
Great board ...yep the flow is great as a quad.really loosens it up ...your set up works too.these are the fins I use on my flow ..



I'll probably try the matching rears of my pcc7 think they are gxqs as they seem like a good alrounder.


These sound like they'd be loose and fun though.







Please let us know what the DVS preform like, I've had my eye on them for a while



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