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advice on flatwater SUP

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Created by docsaulgef 31 days ago, 19 Sep 2019
docsaulgef
7 posts
19 Sep 2019 8:09PM
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I'd like some help please folks. Im 82 kg and 50 years old and looking for a flat water SUP. I live on the river in West End and will paddle on the river with only city cat wash and wind to deal with. Im an experienced surf SUP rider with a JP Slate (140 lt) and a Sunova Speed (110lt). My old tank of a 14 footer just died after 7 years of service. Im not a brand snob and will never compete but would like to glide fast and not be on something so skinny that the city cat pitches me in. I often paddle in hat/ sunnies/ etc.

paul.j
QLD, 2875 posts
20 Sep 2019 8:25AM
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docsaulgef said..
I'd like some help please folks. Im 82 kg and 50 years old and looking for a flat water SUP. I live on the river in West End and will paddle on the river with only city cat wash and wind to deal with. Im an experienced surf SUP rider with a JP Slate (140 lt) and a Sunova Speed (110lt). My old tank of a 14 footer just died after 7 years of service. Im not a brand snob and will never compete but would like to glide fast and not be on something so skinny that the city cat pitches me in. I often paddle in hat/ sunnies/ etc.


Ok here are some suggestions, first is a EDGE 2.0 www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com/shop/edge-20-k8cmw great board which is nice and fast in the flatwater yet very stable for it's sizing. If you want super easy for your size then the 25 would be a good choice and even the 23.5 will fit it to want you want with the experience it looks like you have. The construction on these is so crazy strong and light they are PVC sandwich molded and bomb proof which for a race board is getting pretty rare.

Not sure if you want to step in to the dugout style boards or not but if you do the then the EDGE pro 2.0 will be unbeatable www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com/shop/14ft-edge-pro the 14 x 23.5 would be more than enough board Or if you want to save a little bit of money they i we have a 14 x 23 EDGE pro 2.0 prototype brand new but has a square tail that we are looking to clear now we have the production Edge pro 2.0 boards nearly here. Construction on the proto board is ultralight carbon skin and on the production Edge pro 2.0 we mostly now only do Hollow as it is by far the best construction for a SUP.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions as always more than happy to help.

Cheers Jacko

docsaulgef
7 posts
20 Sep 2019 9:02PM
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Thanks Jacko a dugout style is fine as it makes sense to be closer to the water. I realise you sell "one boards" are any of yours availble for a demo? Has anyone else on here got suggestions?

paul.j
QLD, 2875 posts
21 Sep 2019 7:35AM
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Thanks Jacko a dugout style is fine as it makes sense to be closer to the water. I realise you sell "one boards" are any of yours availble for a demo? Has anyone else on here got suggestions?


Yes mate we always have demos and late next week will also have demos of the new hollow Edge pro 2.0.

If you are in the goldy feel free to come and try as many boards as you like.

Jacko

docsaulgef
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21 Sep 2019 7:49PM
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Thanks again Jacko we are down every 2nd or 3rd weekend

warwickl
NSW, 1255 posts
22 Sep 2019 7:25AM
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docsaulgef said..
Thanks Jacko a dugout style is fine as it makes sense to be closer to the water. I realise you sell "one boards" are any of yours availble for a demo? Has anyone else on here got suggestions?


Hi, I stayed at Burleigh Heads back a bit and demoed Naish at Alley Designs Currumbin and SIC from Surf FX at South Port.
I bought a 14ft x 26in SIC after much research and communication with others.

docsaulgef
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22 Sep 2019 6:45PM
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warwickl said..

docsaulgef said..
Thanks Jacko a dugout style is fine as it makes sense to be closer to the water. I realise you sell "one boards" are any of yours availble for a demo? Has anyone else on here got suggestions?



Hi, I stayed at Burleigh Heads back a bit and demoed Naish at Alley Designs Currumbin and SIC from Surf FX at South Port.
I bought a 14ft x 26in SIC after much research and communication with others.


Thanks Warwick I bought both my other boards from surf fx and couldn't be happier with their service. What model SIC did you buy and how much did you pay? Do you just flat water or also downwind on it?

warwickl
NSW, 1255 posts
23 Sep 2019 8:30AM
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warwickl said..


docsaulgef said..
Thanks Jacko a dugout style is fine as it makes sense to be closer to the water. I realise you sell "one boards" are any of yours availble for a demo? Has anyone else on here got suggestions?




Hi, I stayed at Burleigh Heads back a bit and demoed Naish at Alley Designs Currumbin and SIC from Surf FX at South Port.
I bought a 14ft x 26in SIC after much research and communication with others.



Thanks Warwick I bought both my other boards from surf fx and couldn't be happier with their service. What model SIC did you buy and how much did you pay? Do you just flat water or also downwind on it?






Jimmy Lewis Boards
NSW, 575 posts
25 Sep 2019 12:36PM
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Hi Docsaulgef,
Jimmy Lewis has an awesome NEW 2019 dugout called the U-Boat which is super stable, light & fast in bothe 25" & 23" widths....(I even use the 23" in the ocean in light downwinders as it's so stable)...see info below-
NEW for 2109 Lighter, Stiffer, Channel Bottom with Dugout Recessed Deck...Jimmy's latest flat water race board is designed to be the fastest board on the water, period. The NEW Carbon U-Boat 14' Foot Race Board is available in 23", or 25"wide, which makes them perform like no others. If you're a racer, or just want the absolute fastest flat-water board out there, you've found your machine.Bred for speed - warning: highly addictive!
Construction: All-Carbon with full Airex sandwich top, bottom and rails.Features sunken deck with quad scuppers to clear the water. Brushed carbon bottom finish, with metalic finish on the deck and rails.The stability on all sizes is much better than the widths would suggest, making them fast, but also very easy to paddle in any conditions!The U-Boat is the fastest smooth/flat water board on the course. This year we've done some minor changes in the shape that resulted in major performance changes. The most noticeable change is the wider tail block. This increases the stability dramatically. The rails in the back are harder too which also adds to stability and makes for quicker water release. Like the original U-Boats these 4 new models have the Jimmy Terrell inspired "square" type concave under the standing zone which adds to the stability and speed as well. We call that the "Quickcave". The rocker line and outline are both designed to "split" the water with the least amount of resistance as you paddle through it, resulting in maximum acceleration and speed.Comes with 7" JL race fin.








paul.j
QLD, 2875 posts
27 Sep 2019 3:57PM
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Video of the new EDGE PRO 2.0

www.oneoceansports.com/edge-pro#

Carvers
131 posts
30 Sep 2019 6:14AM
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If you look for some stability in chop and wind: go for a flatdeck board instead of a dugout styled board. Why? More comfort and stability: fun! I have both: an Infinity dugout Whiplash 14x23 and an Infinity Blackfish 14x24 LTD. I prefere my Blackfish ((flat deck) in choppy, windy conditions with a big fin from VMG Blades. Ok, the dugout is somewhat faster in flat conditions (more momentum and longer glide) but less stable and more influenced by side winds. I am 78 kgs by 180cm, 55 years of age. Using MBpaddles in size medium, 196 and 189cm in length on lakes, rivers and sea. Sailing about 43 years since 1976, windsurfing now and than since 1978, sup since the last 8 years.



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