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Created by SUPbru 1 month ago, 19 Aug 2019
SUPbru
382 posts
19 Aug 2019 7:06AM
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A big thanks to Travis from OAM for hooking me up with some sweet deckpads for some of my Sunova's...they're looking sharper than ever & the OAM pads are the shnizz...super grippy / robust & lightweight + it helps that they don't retain water when your arms are cooked after a big session

Supmaori
660 posts
19 Aug 2019 7:51AM
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Bruv those babies are looking mint.

shi thouse
WA, 827 posts
19 Aug 2019 8:29AM
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Was it a mission getting the old Sunova deck grips off??

SUPbru
382 posts
19 Aug 2019 8:45AM
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Not too bad getting the actual pads off but removing all the glue to show case that magic balsa was hard graft!

shi thouse
WA, 827 posts
19 Aug 2019 2:13PM
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Great job champ! Well done, the boards look awesome.

Frothn
46 posts
19 Aug 2019 2:41PM
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Look rad but there goes one k on grip

SUPbru
382 posts
19 Aug 2019 4:05PM
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Fair point Frothn but they are +10 year boards (most of them already +3 years) so the investment is well worth it if you hang onto them...still way cheaper vs 1 bad board decision....& I've had a few of those

Frothn
46 posts
19 Aug 2019 9:15PM
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Yeh for sure would grab one if they are cheaper as I need a new one haha. Not sure how people sup on small wax it's beyond me just not enough grip. Mmmm

supsean
33 posts
20 Aug 2019 12:00AM
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good to know the balsa outlasts the pads...

Hoppo3228
VIC, 328 posts
20 Aug 2019 8:26PM
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Supbru,

what's the board on the right?

supsean
33 posts
21 Aug 2019 12:50AM
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Hoppo3228 said..
Supbru,

what's the board on the right?


Is it a steeze?

Supbru, Can you tell us your process for taking off the pad?

SUPbru
382 posts
21 Aug 2019 3:39AM
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Hoppo3228 said..
Supbru,

what's the board on the right?


Close call supsean...it's the same as 1fox's custom....a 9'1 x 97L quiver killer which goes unreal

SUPbru
382 posts
21 Aug 2019 3:53AM
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Hoppo3228 said..
Supbru,

what's the board on the right?




Close call supsean...it's the same as 1fox's custom....a 9'1 x 97L quiver killer which goes unreal

I removed the actual pads (they were starting to look a bit tatty & a couple were slippery underfoot from day-dot) using a light scraper / some elbow grease + a good few beers & then I actually outsourced the clean-up process to a mate who works in the industry. I landed up swapping a paddle for his efforts....probably a fair trade because he mentioned it took a while to restore the balsa back to it's original glory

Rossall
WA, 516 posts
21 Aug 2019 9:46PM
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Certainly brightened up my Infinity custom

FRP
328 posts
22 Aug 2019 1:29AM
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SUPbru said..
A big thanks to Travis from OAM for hooking me up with some sweet deckpads for some of my Sunova's...they're looking sharper than ever & the OAM pads are the shnizz...super grippy / robust & lightweight + it helps that they don't retain water when your arms are cooked after a big session



These boards really pop with the black deck pads. Beautiful. So the board on the right is the 9'1" custom. Now to guess at the rest of the boards left to right?
Creek
Insane
Acid
Insane
9'1" Custom


Any my other guesses before you tell us.

Bob

SUPbru
382 posts
22 Aug 2019 3:07AM
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Hi Bob...good guess....2/4 excluding the 9'1 LB. Let me know when you're ready for the reveal

Sweet looking stick Rossall...the colour combo of that OAM pad is the perfect choice

1fox
149 posts
22 Aug 2019 4:21AM
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Awesome quiver!

SUPbru
382 posts
22 Aug 2019 4:36AM
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1fox said..
Awesome quiver!


I can thank you for 1 of my favourite boards

FRP
328 posts
23 Aug 2019 9:55AM
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There seems to be no more guesses about the quiver. Time for the reveal please!

Bob

Zeusman
NSW, 1259 posts
23 Aug 2019 5:33PM
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SUPbru said..
A big thanks to Travis from OAM for hooking me up with some sweet deckpads for some of my Sunova's...they're looking sharper than ever & the OAM pads are the shnizz...super grippy / robust & lightweight + it helps that they don't retain water when your arms are cooked after a big session



Tell us about these boards Supbru!

SUPbru
382 posts
24 Aug 2019 2:46AM
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From left to right:

- 8'1 Acid which was 1 of my 1st Sunova's i.e. this board holds a special place in my quiver & works a treat in punchy beach-breaks
- custom 8'6 x 97L Insane with stepped rails which goes unreal in bigger/clean conditions (IMO, the stepped rails do make the stability a bit more twitchy)
- 8'11 Insane which offers more stability for those less than perfect bigger days (I added a carbon patch to the deck so there's some weight which isn't a biggie for a big wave board)
- custom 9'8 x 120L Insane which is a beast in terms of paddle speed for bigger conditions (I generally wear a waist leash because it's a lot of board which otherwise rag-dolls me....I can see why Zeusman opted for his sweet 11'11 custom cause there's a lot to be said about a bit of waterline / narrow width + a pin tail )
- custom 9'1 x 97L progressive LB which handles anything except a stiff off-shore (my back-up is a 10' x 27" New Deal & then a have a dedicated 9'6 log for nose-riding)

Bottom line, foiling has made a few of my shorter/performance boards redundant but thankfully not my LB's + big wave boards

Bighugg
NT, 251 posts
24 Aug 2019 6:04AM
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Choice

FRP
328 posts
24 Aug 2019 11:02PM
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SUPbru said..
From left to right:

- 8'1 Acid which was 1 of my 1st Sunova's i.e. this board holds a special place in my quiver & works a treat in punchy beach-breaks
- custom 8'6 x 97L Insane with stepped rails which goes unreal in bigger/clean conditions (IMO, the stepped rails do make the stability a bit more twitchy)
- 8'11 Insane which offers more stability for those less than perfect bigger days (I added a carbon patch to the deck so there's some weight which isn't a biggie for a big wave board)
- custom 9'8 x 120L Insane which is a beast in terms of paddle speed for bigger conditions (I generally wear a waist leash because it's a lot of board which otherwise rag-dolls me....I can see why Zeusman opted for his sweet 11'11 custom cause there's a lot to be said about a bit of waterline / narrow width + a pin tail )
- custom 9'1 x 97L progressive LB which handles anything except a stiff off-shore (my back-up is a 10' x 27" New Deal & then a have a dedicated 9'6 log for nose-riding)

Bottom line, foiling has made a few of my shorter/performance boards redundant but thankfully not my LB's + big wave boards


That is quite the crazy........I mean "Insane" quiver! Beautiful.

Bob



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