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Whose still got a PSH?

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Created by wazza66 Two weeks ago, 1 Aug 2019
wazza66
QLD, 463 posts
1 Aug 2019 8:22PM
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Many years ago a few of us used to ride PSH or Paddle Surf Hawaii boards designed by Blane Chambers from Hawaii.

Haven't seen any of these boards around anywhere for awhile .

These boards were the first of the real performance style surfing sups. I was wondering who is still holding onto one or still riding one and if so what model and size. My 12 foot PSH gun still gets a workout in both big and small days.

Anybody still got one?

Casso
NSW, 3565 posts
1 Aug 2019 8:34PM
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No, don't have any anymore. But here's a ten year old clip of the 9'3" Ripper:

wazza66
QLD, 463 posts
1 Aug 2019 8:49PM
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How could we ever forget the green boardies

hilly
WA, 4742 posts
1 Aug 2019 9:13PM
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Still got this one

CTS67
QLD, 59 posts
2 Aug 2019 5:04AM
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I wish I still did. 12 ft gun was the most versatile board (just heavy)

Like most boards, should never had sold it

Zeusman
NSW, 1241 posts
2 Aug 2019 2:40PM
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I know a bloke that has two 12 foot guns. I know this because I sold them both to him
And in a few weeks I'll have something to ad to this thread.


Funnsurfn
NSW, 301 posts
2 Aug 2019 9:58PM
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I have one of the stringered prototypes. Great board but poor construction. Creased it in solid waves also rebuilt tail and most of the deck. Feels big now but was high performance when I got it.

Timsups
11 posts
3 Aug 2019 12:51PM
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I used to go to Hawaii each year met Blaine and Austin at PSH who would have a PSH Sup Waiting for me when I arrived. I would use the new board and then they would ship it home to me in Florida. I became an "ambassador" of sorts for PSH Here in Fla. It was a great experience and the whole crew at PSH were incredible!!.
As their business wound down they were able to ship me some of their final model boards (never actually sold in the States), a 14' PSH Hull Paddler, a 12.5' Hull Paddler and 9'5 All Rounder. These were all the PVC construction which was super strong and lighter than there standard boards. I still have all of those boards and will NEVER let them go. I also have an 11'1 All Rounder, wood veneer construction that I use for family and friends to learn on. All of the shorter "Rippers" and HP Hull Paddlers I owned have gone by the wayside as technology and board design has improved.
During its heyday PSH Boards (IMO) were without a doubt the best designed boards on the market and BLane Chambers was on the cutting edge of the SUP revolution. I still occasionally paddle all of my PSH's I own and I can honestly say that even though they are close to a decade old they still perform exceptionally well!!!!
PSH=GREAT BOARDS and GREAT MEMORIES!!??
Tim
PS... I will be using the 11'1 All Rounder tomorrow at a paddling event for "Wounded Warriors" here in FLA..

Timsups
11 posts
3 Aug 2019 1:18PM
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11'1 PSH All Rounder


exiled
236 posts
3 Aug 2019 3:53PM
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hilly said..



Still got this one


Those balsa laminate customs were probably the nicest ones ever produced. Hold on the that one as long as you can.

Nozza
VIC, 2104 posts
3 Aug 2019 7:50PM
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Got 3 12' Guns - ex Casso via Rob Dog Pretty Blue Gun, windsurf converted Gundawindy, and a yellow one from Robdog I am yet to paddle.
Got the I've forgotten what it is maybe 9'3" Hull, which I must get back in to use, and a very weathered Wide Ripper I'm hoping to bring back to life enough for a wall hanging.
Sold an ex Robdog 10' wide all rounder I didn't really want to sell, but loaned it to a friend of The Wife One and she didn't want to give it back.
The Sunovas have kind of taken over.....

stronzo
2 posts
3 Aug 2019 7:50PM
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bought the 11'6 Tom Carroll (because of design by BlaneC) to replace my old water-logged and dented 10'6 PSH wide ripper - even though the old PSH is now heavy .... it still rips ... a testimony to the great original design ... i just love the outline and rails

My new TC (unfortunately ...) is much slower ... the weird bulge under nose causes drag at bottom of wave .... urgh!

Area10
1422 posts
3 Aug 2019 9:24PM
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I still have my red 12ft PSH Gun. Not many made it to Europe, but I have one of them. I can't imagine ever selling it, even though I tend to use Hypr Nalu Hawaii 12-6 and 11-6 guns now in conditions where I used to use the PSH. They are more durable and have better handles. But the PSH is a true all-rounder if you are an ocean SUPer, and is still a better design IMO than most current offerings. And it looks gorgeous too.

ninjatuna
35 posts
3 Aug 2019 11:22PM
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Have a 12'6 hull paddler and an 11'1 hull paddler here in Florida too. Those will not even be sold.

GizzieNZ
3896 posts
5 Aug 2019 8:33AM
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Had a 9'6 ripper......very fragile. Still clutching on to my 12'6 hull paddler. It seems pretty bullet proof......running it as a quad

GizzieNZ
3896 posts
5 Aug 2019 8:42AM
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goggo
NSW, 66 posts
5 Aug 2019 7:57PM
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I still have a 9'0" ripper under my mother in law house in Hawaii, bought it for $150 at a yard sale. Be there for Thanksgiving, hoping to get some waves.

hilly
WA, 4742 posts
7 Aug 2019 1:30PM
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exiled said..
Those balsa laminate customs were probably the nicest ones ever produced. Hold on the that one as long as you can.


It is safe




DHUPEDNORTH1
WA, 64 posts
Monday , 12 Aug 2019 1:22PM
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hilly said..

exiled said..
Those balsa laminate customs were probably the nicest ones ever produced. Hold on the that one as long as you can.



It is safe





surprised you don't have the dolphin on the wall as a trophy...

hilly
WA, 4742 posts
Monday , 12 Aug 2019 7:21PM
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DHUPEDNORTH1 said..

hilly said..


exiled said..
Those balsa laminate customs were probably the nicest ones ever produced. Hold on the that one as long as you can.




It is safe





surprised you don't have the dolphin on the wall as a trophy...


Getting it stuffed as we speak

rodriguez
VIC, 878 posts
Wednesday , 14 Aug 2019 8:44AM
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Oh that ones going straight to the pool room!

Daws
NSW, 2 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 8:01AM
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Psh now you are talking my language.l've got 4 ,2 12 foot guns that I bought from zeusman,1 12'6 Hull paddler and a 9' 9" ripper .Obviously I am a big fan of psh.I think Blaine was way ahead of the curve when it came to sup design.the 12 footers are just beautiful boards ,plenty of glide with surf ability ,a rare combination.I recently took one home to Hawaii (not easy to travel with) it was so good to ride there.hoping to still be riding them in my 70's (only 63 now).

wazza66
QLD, 463 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 9:24PM
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Back in 2011 Piros made a video of a trip with a few of us who where riding a few PSH sizes from the stable from BC. Very small waves but heaps of fun from 8'6 -10 '0 rippers and allrounders.

Those who had one will appreciate their versatility in all size waves.

Ah........ the PSH memories


Daws
NSW, 2 posts
Sunday , 18 Aug 2019 10:09AM
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Sorry Blane misspelt your name.Daws

GizzieNZ
3896 posts
Yesterday , 19 Aug 2019 12:48PM
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Daws said..
Psh now you are talking my language.l've got 4 ,2 12 foot guns that I bought from zeusman,1 12'6 Hull paddler and a 9' 9" ripper .Obviously I am a big fan of psh.I think Blaine was way ahead of the curve when it came to sup design.the 12 footers are just beautiful boards ,plenty of glide with surf ability ,a rare combination.I recently took one home to Hawaii (not easy to travel with) it was so good to ride there.hoping to still be riding them in my 70's (only 63 now).


The 12'6 is fun......you gotta have strong leg muscles for bottom turns though......when surf is bigger



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