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different shapes, different feelings!

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Created by anchorpoint 1 month ago, 29 Apr 2020
anchorpoint
103 posts
29 Apr 2020 3:50AM
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Hope everybody is ok! Just wanted to share my "small" boards pictures and more than that the shape of those boards , all differents, all optimized for a specific type of waves , all good products! We all talk about shape , noses, tails etc...but what is obvious is different shapes, different feels....i didnt add my gong curve that has a square tail but i should just to have all types of shapes....the strangest thing is i love them all but just need to choose your wave and conditions accordingly


anchorpoint
103 posts
29 Apr 2020 4:09AM
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forgot to mention the sizes....the infinity is the blurr v2 8.5x 30.5 121 Liters , the smik is the Hipster V1 version 8x30.5 118 Liters, the sunova is obviously the speed! 8.10x 29 1/8 130 Liters, i have never went so fast than with speed , the smik is fast also but the speed is more controlable at hight speed if that makes any sense? the hipster is amazing as its trajectory defy common sense , you can really in a half second project yourself at the opposite direction of where you were going to! the infinity allows you to slide the tail as i have never experienced for a board of this size, again i call them my "small" boards but some of the lighter guys go for 90 or 110 liters or even less...but for my 45 years old 92 kgs i consider them my small boards

If i had to buy them again i would go for one or even two smaller size on all the boards on display, do i use one more than the other one? not really ...they all play a role in the grand scheme of life!

Nugdam
QLD, 438 posts
29 Apr 2020 12:57PM
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So what conditions do you like them in?

anchorpoint
103 posts
29 Apr 2020 11:13AM
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Nugdam, hard to say but i will try! big and hollow bring the infinity! small or medium sized but not hollow bring the smik! if im not sure of the conditions, bring the speed ! The speed works kind of well everywhere! very simplified version but ....in a nutshell scared for my life blurr v2 so i go in style! fun and not scared to death the smik, not sure if hell or heaven then the speed...

Gboots
NSW, 917 posts
29 Apr 2020 1:26PM
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So for waves less than 3ft I would assume the Speeed ?

anchorpoint
103 posts
29 Apr 2020 11:35AM
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Not necessarily ,or the smik! depend of your 3 feet! hollow or mushy etc...baseline is the speed work kind of well everywhere but the smik is really fun also in a different style , it really depend of how pumping the wave is , how fast it goes , how forgiving the wave is etc...im sure an expert could do aerials on a 3 feet waves on any of those 3 boards but for us common mortals the speed is safe,the smik is challenging us in a good way because its a difeerent feel on the wave and the infinity likes only control and technicality if that means something? ugh...

Gboots
NSW, 917 posts
29 Apr 2020 2:39PM
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In terms of my shorter boards I only just got a 711 Speeed . I also have a 8 ft Starby Pro and about ECS Slab 7'5. I am definitely a mere mortal. Just vanilla stuff when i am on the wave and generally in less than 3 foot.
In choppier and mushier stuff I take the Slab. At this point I also find this easiest going top to bottom due to ease of getting foot right back .
If steeper or unsure on consistency I take the Pro
If glassy or a bit fatter I would go the Speeed

anchorpoint
103 posts
29 Apr 2020 1:22PM
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GbootS , you are not a mere mortal, definitly a range or two below me mate! thats another thing about those forums, people exchange about boards etc...but 115 liters for me is my limit , some people woudnt stand on 130 liters board thats why i think sharing advises on boards whitout a level factor is hard , what is a piece of cake for me can be undoable for another one , but can be so easy for someone else, i mean its hard to share about a specific board when not sure what crowd level you are untertaining

colas
3835 posts
29 Apr 2020 1:30PM
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anchorpoint said..
forgot to mention the sizes....the infinity is the blurr v2 8.5x 30.5 121 Liters , the smik is the Hipster V1 version 8x30.5 118 Liters,


Interesting how a photo can distort the perspective!
I thought that the smik was twice as wide as the infinity by looking at the pic :-)

For my quiver shots I tend to get away as far as possible and zoom with the camera, to minimize the deformation. And be perfectly square with the board.

anchorpoint
103 posts
29 Apr 2020 1:42PM
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colas said..

anchorpoint said..
forgot to mention the sizes....the infinity is the blurr v2 8.5x 30.5 121 Liters , the smik is the Hipster V1 version 8x30.5 118 Liters,



Interesting how a photo can distort the perspective!
I thought that the smik was twice as wide as the infinity by looking at the pic :-)

For my quiver shots I tend to get away as far as possible and zoom with the camera, to minimize the deformation. And be perfectly square with the board.


colas, you are right , pictures give a wrong impresion of the real size,but the shape of the board can be compared..my original post idea was look how those boards look so different meaning they will deliver differently!

Tardy
3501 posts
29 Apr 2020 3:50PM
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good cover of conditions with those board anchor point ,there not one i would not like to have .

always wanted a speed ...maybe in the future ..I like the fact that it is narrow ,and gives a fast feel .

benjl
383 posts
29 Apr 2020 3:50PM
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this is a cool topic as I was just thinking the same thing.
i currently have a 7'2 x 28 x 105l hypernut, a 8'3 x 28.5 x 105l jimmy lewis supertech and a 8'4 x 28 x 101l blue plant ninja star.
although all quite similar dimensions and volumes, they are all soo different!

id have to rate the hypernut as the most stable, which I previously thought was the supertech. The super thin rails of the tail in the ninja star make it seem more like a 90l board that is quite twitchy.
on a wave- again all 3 are very different. The hypernut picks up anything, but paddles slow and needs to be in the pocket. Despite the short length, it feels longer and doesn't carve or rip like I could do on longer and wider boards.

the supertech is that perfect middle ground, a touch more twitchy than the hypernut but paddles faster. Goes on rail easier and handles bigger and more hollow waves. It's got good rocker but doesn't feel that way in the water.
the ninja star is different again. It's twitchy to paddle and not as fast as the supertech. It has flatter rocker than the supertech so despite the more narrow rails and rounded pin, it doesn't turn as tight or hack back up to the lip like the super tech but does go on rail quick.
its got a more of a stable feel on the wave and when it's hollow, I've never felt a board that's so glued in to the wave and hold a tight line. big down the line waves are the home for this one, although can still grovel but not with the agility of the other two.












Supnorte
221 posts
29 Apr 2020 6:01PM
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Great boards anchorpoint! That Blurr should be perfect for Anchor Point!

Hope everything is OK with you, my friend, and that we will meet soon.

Really want to some surf some of those pointbreaks next winter.

colas
3835 posts
29 Apr 2020 8:14PM
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Realizing I didn't mention my quiver... I discussed it here:www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/SUP/The-perfect-5-board-quiver--?page=2#2448258

anchorpoint
103 posts
29 Apr 2020 9:25PM
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colas said..
Realizing I didn't mention my quiver... I discussed it here:www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/SUP/The-perfect-5-board-quiver--?page=2#2448258


that is some serius quiver colas!

anchorpoint
103 posts
29 Apr 2020 9:32PM
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Supnorte said..
Great boards anchorpoint! That Blurr should be perfect for Anchor Point!

Hope everything is OK with you, my friend, and that we will meet soon.

Really want to some surf some of those pointbreaks next winter.


Hi Supnorte, so far so good, im really impressed with the blurr v2 ,its crasy light for its size and so far no ding at all ! and believe me im not an opera dancer in term of my use of the board! if all the infinity range is made the same way its really impressive...
Yeah thats what lockdown do to you,you start planning new surf trips for after this mess is gone!

Gboots
NSW, 917 posts
2 May 2020 5:40PM
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Gboots said..
In terms of my shorter boards I only just got a 711 Speeed . I also have a 8 ft Starby Pro and about ECS Slab 7'5. I am definitely a mere mortal. Just vanilla stuff when i am on the wave and generally in less than 3 foot.
In choppier and mushier stuff I take the Slab. At this point I also find this easiest going top to bottom due to ease of getting foot right back .
If steeper or unsure on consistency I take the Pro
If glassy or a bit fatter I would go the Speeed


Forgot to include my Flow 77. Just getting use to it . Took it out at local beach break today . 1 ft waves, strong onshore need gale winds. Only SUP surfer out .
Reason I took it out was the lack of foam in strong wind felt much safer . Struggled first 30 mins with falling as i was about to catch wave , but started to get knack of it and caught some nice little waves . Easily the hardest of all my boards to get use to

Nugdam
QLD, 438 posts
2 May 2020 6:27PM
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Would love to see how well the infinity slides. The smik is loose as goose slides so well.

anchorpoint
103 posts
3 May 2020 6:55AM
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Nugdam said..
Would love to see how well the infinity slides. The smik is loose as goose slides so well.


Nugdam try those , but i would say the round tail of the blurr slides with more harmony than the smik hipster IMHO



supthecreek
1965 posts
4 May 2020 6:29AM
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After looking at the conditions, one always speaks to me

I will also load up different boards in the "active rack" if I am feeling a need for change.





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