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Low litres getting old

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Created by Foam 8 months ago, 4 Aug 2018
JBFletch
QLD, 1285 posts
15 Aug 2018 1:12PM
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cantSUPenough said..

For 90% of us, renting/demoing is not an option. And besides, if you are choosing a board near your limits, one demo session in whatever the conditions happen to be at the time is not a 100% indicator of how it will perform for you longer term.


Why is this the case?
You borrow a board for the weekend.
Take it to your fave spot, fit your fave fins and ride your fave wave.

Agreed most "demo days" have less than suitable conditions but doing your own, is a sure win.

JBFletch
QLD, 1285 posts
15 Aug 2018 1:12PM
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cantSUPenough said..

For 90% of us, renting/demoing is not an option. And besides, if you are choosing a board near your limits, one demo session in whatever the conditions happen to be at the time is not a 100% indicator of how it will perform for you longer term.


Why is this the case?
You borrow a board for the weekend.
Take it to your fave spot, fit your fave fins and ride your fave wave.

Agreed most "demo days" have less than suitable conditions but doing your own, is a sure win.

makesurf
NSW, 157 posts
15 Aug 2018 2:09PM
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colas said..
.. say nothing of the mortal sin of knee-paddling :-)


By all means, say nothing if you think it is sinful.
I enjoy it even more now that it is "naughty".
As you can see from here:kneelupps.info/..it allows me to surf a smaller board than I would if I had to do that crazy balancing act in between waves.

Kami
1337 posts
15 Aug 2018 2:20PM
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Sure that some demos are useful to meet acquaintance with an unknow board but like at database rendez vous, it needs some long time to know if she is the one of your life.
Joke apart, trying a new board is a time investment, take more time than a WE to know what there is inside.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1751 posts
15 Aug 2018 9:31PM
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JBFletch said..

cantSUPenough said..

For 90% of us, renting/demoing is not an option. And besides, if you are choosing a board near your limits, one demo session in whatever the conditions happen to be at the time is not a 100% indicator of how it will perform for you longer term.



Why is this the case?
You borrow a board for the weekend.
Take it to your fave spot, fit your fave fins and ride your fave wave.

Agreed most "demo days" have less than suitable conditions but doing your own, is a sure win.


Sure, if you had it for the entire weekend and could surf a few sessions, and the surf conditions cooperated, you would certainly get an idea if it was wrong for you. But as I have tried to push my limits, I find it takes a few sessions to begin to understand the dynamics of a board - where to put your feet when paddling out, where to move your feet when turning, how to get through whitewash, how it will respond, etc. I can't remember any of my boards (where I was pushing my limits) where it was love at first sight. It has often been the opposite.

Foam
WA, 700 posts
16 Aug 2018 8:14AM
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Quite right, there lies the question where 100 litres and Aprox 90kg as a example is hard work 99 percent of the time

There for a 90kg x 1.2 I would believe is the base limit but adds a little extra for gear

= 108/110

Or a one board quiver

90kg x 1.3 = 117

JEG
VIC, 1089 posts
16 Aug 2018 3:54PM
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More info Foam

standupsurfshop.com.au/blog/cat/news-events/post/downsizing-your-SUP/

quikdrawMcgraw
1001 posts
16 Aug 2018 4:13PM
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Was a bloke in Bali only got up to paddle into a wave, I've not seen that before or since, I mean why not just prone surf a more high performance standard surfboard ?

Kami
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16 Aug 2018 4:35PM
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It just starts with: Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the easiest sport to do in the world

Well, it seems that it's talking about paddling, it's not about surfing on a SUP.
As well said Colas once stability while paddling is antinomic to surfing ability of the board.
Because to be loose as much as to be able to carve on its planning area of the board like surfboards digging the rail and fins, the front part of the board shape must be pull-in. And that pulling off the frontlines make the board definitively unstable whatever volume or width are.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1751 posts
16 Aug 2018 8:53PM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
Was a bloke in Bali only got up to paddle into a wave, I've not seen that before or since, I mean why not just prone surf a more high performance standard surfboard ?


FWIW I think, for some people, being able to jump to your feet once you have caught the wave, right at the critical time, is an issue: skill related or back/injury related. How you get to your feet so that you start paddling is a different matter.

I have seen people do and it freaks me out. One minute it looks like they aren't going for the wave and then suddenly they are up and paddling.

Kami
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16 Aug 2018 7:44PM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
Was a bloke in Bali only got up to paddle into a wave, I've not seen that before or since, I mean why not just prone surf a more high performance standard surfboard ?





FWIW I think, for some people, being able to jump to your feet once you have caught the wave, right at the critical time, is an issue: skill related or back/injury related. How you get to your feet so that you start paddling is a different matter.

I have seen people do and it freaks me out. One minute it looks like they aren't going for the wave and then suddenly they are up and paddling.




It feels like taking off from a ramp edge. That the same feeling and this is why low liters will be always a young way. More longtime as possible to me.

quikdrawMcgraw
1001 posts
17 Aug 2018 12:09PM
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I went for my first paddle this morning in 6 weeks due to work /injury, very little exercise in that 6 weeks, I 've gained about 6kg right at the belly button.
My board felt like it had a mind of its own - very rusty, but still bootiful in the water crystal clear



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