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Yob sp board

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Created by benjl A week ago, 8 Feb 2020
benjl
305 posts
8 Feb 2020 5:30AM
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anyone know much about these? Performance? Construction?
the 8'0 x 29 @98l sounds appealing
www.yobaustralia.com.au/product/yob-sp-2019/

colas
3646 posts
8 Feb 2020 2:28PM
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And weight... On these performance shapes, the lightness is really important to unlock a board potential.

benjl
305 posts
8 Feb 2020 2:33PM
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It does say carbon, pvc? But keen to know the weight

goofy
WA, 116 posts
8 Feb 2020 5:21PM
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Boards are great, I've got 2 of the SP's.

Lach is also a great bloke to deal with, just give him a call he usually has demos.

benjl
305 posts
8 Feb 2020 9:19PM
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Tell me more about the sp's?

DHUPEDNORTH1
90 posts
10 Feb 2020 10:23AM
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The YOB family are extremely lovely people. Live near me. Dedicated to SUP, not just coming in from another sport or there to scam a bit of cash off the newbies. They even do weekly demo sessions down at the river for people wanting to try different boards and run a ladies group wanting to try it as fitness on Wednesdays(?). But Lach and their other riders also know how to rip on the waves too. I ride my brother's yobs sometimes and really impressed with the stability. I only don't have one cause their longsup, the sandman, is a bit small for my ample girth.

But their focus is to make really good boards for a decent price. So, for a metaphor, if you want a Merc, Beemer, or Audi, you may want to go a Sunova, Smik, or Jimmy Lewis but you will pay for it around the 2K mark or so. If you don't have that level of cash to spend or don't want to, YOB is a really good alternative. The SP is around 900 at the moment from a quick look at their website. Still good construction - yes not bulletproof like a Sunova or JL but pretty good, and the shapes are really well thought out - as I said, Lach and the team are really good surfers, particularly on the short SUPs. They constantly go up North to try them on the bigger swells. So, for the metaphor, think maybe a Kia or Toyota. Not a high end German, but certainly does the job for the $$ and doesn't get much wrong. Think your expectations will be well met with a SP for 900.

SRrat
WA, 234 posts
10 Feb 2020 8:37PM
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Have had a couple of YOB boards, the current one is an SP, 7'6" x27. Had it nearly a year, bought it as used demo model for a very good price. Not super light , sorry haven't weighed it. Haven't put anything more than a paint scratch in it.
As has already been said, Lach and crew are great to deal with, genuine enthusiasts.
I really like their paddles too, 50/50 glass and carbon, light strong and a nice small blade, perfect for the surf and my dodgy shoulder.

Souwester
WA, 990 posts
11 Feb 2020 5:23AM
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Just bought an 8'6 x 29 SP, smallest SUP for me yet, I'm 5'10 -85kg.

Really looking forward to getting it dialled in, amazing quality finish to the board and it does look pretty sexy, got some pretty decent fins with the board and bought a pretty high spec bag as well - customer service was awesome.

Lach let me demo the model I was looking at that morning, this was after he had had the morning demo class. You can tell they are all just absolute frothers on the sport.

I'm following Lach's Advice and doing some flat water training to adjust, board feels good, I know you are looking at the 8'0 but I will report back in on how the 8'6 surfs

YOB Australia
WA, 169 posts
11 Feb 2020 10:35AM
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Hey Benjl, our YOB SP's are constructed using a moulded EPS core, and full carbon fibre/ divinycell foam sandwich. All inserts (fin boxes, leash plugs etc) are mounted in to divinycell as well. The 8'0" weighs in around 7kg, which I call 'not light, not heavy'. I agree with Colas that very light performance wave sup's will give you the potential for higher performance - but (IMO) only in smaller and less powerful conditions. I prefer a bit of weight in my wave sup's ( without being a brick). The reason for this is to give better control in more powerful waves - and in the West - this is usually associated with wind and chop. Happy to answer any other questions you may have.
And DHUPEDNORTH1, our new model 10'6" Sandman has just landed. We've upped the volume to 165 litres (from 146 litres) just for fellas and girls like you !
Cheers
Lach

colas
3646 posts
11 Feb 2020 3:01PM
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YOB Australia said..
I agree with Colas that very light performance wave sup's will give you the potential for higher performance - but (IMO) only in smaller and less powerful conditions.


Yes, to be honest, my point was just stressing that generally brands should publish actual weights of the boards as it is an important information for the customer.

It is true that an heavier board is noticeably stabler when paddling in chop. But light is also very useful for attempting vertical surfing in any conditions... anyways 7kg for a 8'0" seems quite reasonable.

DHUPEDNORTH1
90 posts
11 Feb 2020 4:22PM
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YOB Australia said..
Hey Benjl, our YOB SP's are constructed using a moulded EPS core, and full carbon fibre/ divinycell foam sandwich. All inserts (fin boxes, leash plugs etc) are mounted in to divinycell as well. The 8'0" weighs in around 7kg, which I call 'not light, not heavy'. I agree with Colas that very light performance wave sup's will give you the potential for higher performance - but (IMO) only in smaller and less powerful conditions. I prefer a bit of weight in my wave sup's ( without being a brick). The reason for this is to give better control in more powerful waves - and in the West - this is usually associated with wind and chop. Happy to answer any other questions you may have.
And DHUPEDNORTH1, our new model 10'6" Sandman has just landed. We've upped the volume to 165 litres (from 146 litres) just for fellas and girls like you !
Cheers
Lach



thx for looking after us fatties. though haven't been on the site for a while but that SP 9'2 looks good at around 140L in gun metal grey. Set of orange quobbas on the bottom and I think I would be set for the time being for a shortboard style sup for when it's too big and steep for my 10' JL Striker. May have to come down to the baths and demo.

Souwester
WA, 990 posts
Thursday , 13 Feb 2020 4:42PM
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After a couple of flatwater paddles I got the 8'6 out on the ocean today, less than ideal conditions, actually more like terrible but I was determined to see how it goes.

Managed a couple of waves, one thing that stood out straight away was how it instantly gets lift when you are on the face - feels really lively straight from take off - looking forward to getting some good waves to throw it around.

Paddled pretty well all things given, there was back wash and a lot of rips making it tough going but all in all pretty happy. Ill have to tune into being closer to the peak as opposed to getting a good run up on the longer SUP's

32Sixteen
WA, 1 posts
Sunday , 16 Feb 2020 8:36AM
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I have had an 8'3 for a couple of years , very good board. Had quite considerably thinner rails than the competitors boards at the time I got it,
they seem to have caught up a bit since then, has been very durable. Is slightly heavier than a Naish/JP/Fanatic and the same volume but I only notice that carrying back to the car after a long session it is also about $600-$1000 less in price and you get the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting a local business and family. I have no plans to "upgrade " it anytime soon!!!!



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