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2 piece boards

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Created by The VIP 2 months ago, 16 Dec 2019
The VIP
QLD, 60 posts
16 Dec 2019 1:24PM
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Just looking for comments from people who have used a 2 piece Sup. I am looking for something I can surf if possible but as I have transport issues issues I need something I can take on the bus with me and for it to be easy to assemble/disassemble.

burchas
20 posts
21 Dec 2019 5:53AM
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I've been using a 2-piece 10' performance long board for a year now. Same tech Sunova using (Carbon Compact). Board is still holding well
and I haven't been gentle... Definitely a viable option. Very easy to put together.

I have seen some shortboards out of the same tech, easy fit on a bus. mine, no so much.

The VIP
QLD, 60 posts
22 Dec 2019 8:01PM
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How hard is it to get apart? Will probably need to get a trolley too...any ideas?

supthecreek
1885 posts
22 Dec 2019 9:13PM
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The VIP said..
How hard is it to get apart? Will probably need to get a trolley too...any ideas?



Hi VIP
I have surfed the 8'10 Sunova Speeed 2-piece one time in 4' waves at the Sunova Factory in Thailand.
When Standing in the center, at the split, in slightly choppy conditions, I could "feel" a very minimal sensation that I was on a 2-piece.
But when on a wave it was no different from my 8'10 Speeed I have at home.

It surfed the same and honestly, I forgot that I was on a 2-piece.

It was my best session during my month in Thailand, but my SoloShot failed to follow me that day.

They are super easy to take apart and put together.... in fact, this video shows Tino's 2 sons putting one together.
One son was 10 and the other is 7

Traveling with a 2-piece:
Prone boards and smaller SUPs make daily travel easy, even on public transportation

Bigger SUPs and raceboards are MUCH easier to store, transport by car or airplane
However, as Buchras said:
Big SUPs can still be a bit unwieldy if you are talking about carrying a 10' SUP on public transportation

The reality is.... the bigger your SUP, the bigger the package.
If you have a 10' SUP that's 4.75" thick
You will be carrying something that is 9'5" thick and 5' long and weighs what it weighs, plus the bag

The best way to carry:
Order a Sunova 2-piece Bag when you order the board, so it can be delivered with the board (saving costly shipping if you buy later)

The Bags have shoulder straps so you can handle it easier, and are properly padded.

Here's a vid all about the 2-piece, by Bert Burger.
using a 2-piece prone longboard
showing putting it together and taking it apart and traveling by motorbike

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backbeach
NSW, 17 posts
23 Dec 2019 12:55AM
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Hi STC
What's your opinion about a big and heavy board like the point break you're enjoying muchly.
As a two part board would it become too heavy or have any other potentially detrimental effects on it's performance.
Picking up what I think you're putting down is that big sups , >10', in 2 piece means that the user is still dealing with 2 big pieces. In the point break case its 2x 6'x32" boards weighing in at a potential 12kg, not sure of the thickness but it'd be up there, so thats a fair swag to lug around on planes, trains and automobiles.
I could see it being less of an influence weight and performance wise on sub 9' boards but am only guessing of course. Imagine it,d make for more user friendly luggage too.
BTW really reassuring to hear your positive feedback on the 2 part system not affecting a sups performance, cos its something I'm considering, keep it coming.

supthecreek
1885 posts
23 Dec 2019 6:38AM
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backbeach said..
Hi STC
What's your opinion about a big and heavy board like the point break you're enjoying muchly.
As a two part board would it become too heavy or have any other potentially detrimental effects on it's performance.
Picking up what I think you're putting down is that big sups , >10', in 2 piece means that the user is still dealing with 2 big pieces. In the point break case its 2x 6'x32" boards weighing in at a potential 12kg, not sure of the thickness but it'd be up there, so thats a fair swag to lug around on planes, trains and automobiles.
I could see it being less of an influence weight and performance wise on sub 9' boards but am only guessing of course. Imagine it,d make for more user friendly luggage too.
BTW really reassuring to hear your positive feedback on the 2 part system not affecting a sups performance, cos its something I'm considering, keep it coming.


Hi backbeach

You have it about right.
The 2-piece makes it possible to transport big boards like raceboards and 12' boards like the Point Break, which may be impossible as a one piece.

But for casual travel, like subways and trolleys, it is a lot of bulk to man handle.

But even a Point Break or raceboard would fit in the storage on a transport bus.
I was turned away from a bus with my 9' SUP in a bag, because it would simply not fit in the Bus baggage compartment.
The 2-piece would fit.

Nossa has a 12' or 14' Search in 2-piece.
Check his post or contact him directly for feedback as well.

On the performance side
all turning force on any board is applied to the back end of the board.
Since the 2-piece is cut in front of the handle, the nose is merely along for the ride.

The VIP
QLD, 60 posts
4 Feb 2020 10:19AM
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Had my 2 piece out for it's maiden voyage--seemed fine in flat water and tiny waves so so far so good. Easy to put together and take apart. Was a bit of a mission getting it on & off the bus while juggling a fixed length paddle so will need to get a travel paddle...any suggestions?

Nozza
VIC, 2216 posts
4 Feb 2020 3:14PM
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Sorry, I missed this thread.
The two halves of the two piece 14' are very easy to manhandle - easier than expected.


I got two covers made - I think it would be very awkward packed in one.


Fitted easily in a Kombi Van.


A bit more snug in a Toyota Prado.



But 3,820 km later, via a train that wasn't going to let me take a 14' board.





colas
3657 posts
4 Feb 2020 2:43PM
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I remember the days where all good windsurfing masts were in one piece and we scoffed at the 2 piece masts...
fast forward some years, and all the masts were 2 pieces ... you even were able to mix and match pieces with different length and flex to vary the mast behavior... Some brands were even pushing foot bases so long that they had basically a mix-n-match 3 piece system.

So maybe we will see "chimerae" boards where you could swap a round tail for a fish one for weaker waves, or having longer or shorter noses, and even a noseriding one?


... like the kid games where you mix animal halves :-)

515
360 posts
4 Feb 2020 3:29PM
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Yes I remember the days of one piece masts going through airports was to increase your skills. If you're walking through corridors, doors or forward looping over steep small waves over shallow reef.
That 2 piece system looks really good but would it really work with different nose and tails? There is definitely potential to cover a huge range with less board bulk?? as long as that rocker connection isn't too much compromise?



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