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Smashed board

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Created by kato A week ago, 15 May 2020
kato
VIC, 2711 posts
15 May 2020 5:40PM
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Who missing a half? Found at Cuttlers near Kilcunda. Surprised by the build.



515
451 posts
15 May 2020 4:02PM
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Even the strongest board can be broken!
Sometimes a dumpy shore break mistimed.

Kami
1479 posts
15 May 2020 5:04PM
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Missus bailing out from her SUPer

subber
53 posts
16 May 2020 7:31AM
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No stringer?

kato
VIC, 2711 posts
16 May 2020 12:55PM
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subber said..
No stringer?


Epoxy don't use stringers.... normally. No real composite construction like a windsurfer and very easy to separate the layers

supthecreek
1963 posts
16 May 2020 11:49AM
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Sunova's are built to flex quite a bit to absorb a big hit without snapping.... but everything has a point where it will fail.
Must have been a proper whallop!

Gboots
NSW, 914 posts
16 May 2020 2:08PM
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Could convert to a decent kick board for the little ones

colas
3830 posts
16 May 2020 12:40PM
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kato said..
Epoxy don't use stringers.... normally. No real composite construction like a windsurfer and very easy to separate the layers


No, a lot of EPS + epoxy boards have stringers. Some also have reinforced rails (carbon, wood, ...) that act as stringers
Sunova has balsa rails that act as stringers. www.flickr.com/photos/sunova_surfboards/5357080928

Any board can snap in two, even in small waves. Be at the wrong place at the wrong time, and the forces of water can be enormous, especially on long shapes with wide nose and tails. A good rider tries to not put the board in harm's way when going out or in wipeouts.

benjl
381 posts
16 May 2020 1:35PM
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Quite cool to actually see how it's made

micksmith
VIC, 1397 posts
16 May 2020 3:55PM
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Hope the owner is ok

kato
VIC, 2711 posts
16 May 2020 4:21PM
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Carbon rails on this one. Not many small waves down here and the shore break is a killer. 6 ft yesterday on the high tide. I'd love to here from the owner as to where it broke as it may have traveled along the coast for a bit

Suplife
VIC, 8 posts
18 May 2020 12:05PM
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A mate of mine snapped that board at Big Left Flinders around 26th April.

Interesting it was found at Kilcunda a bit of a journey.

This is the 2nd Sunova he has snapped in half

kato
VIC, 2711 posts
18 May 2020 1:24PM
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Suplife said..
A mate of mine snapped that board at Big Left Flinders around 26th April.

Interesting it was found at Kilcunda a bit of a journey.

This is the 2nd Sunova he has snapped in half


Could be it as it's pretty weathered

Suplife
VIC, 8 posts
18 May 2020 1:45PM
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Here is the other half.

Not the best when it breaks with a 1 km paddle in

TBM
NSW, 28 posts
18 May 2020 1:59PM
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He now has a custom Speeed.

Souwester
WA, 1045 posts
18 May 2020 2:05PM
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Have snapped 2 x 10fters in that exact same location on the board, cyclone swell shore break was one and in a big swell on a reef break the other. Looks like a longish board, is it 10ft?

Have heard people talk about Sunova longboards snapping ( a few gave them the nick name 'Snapova') but not heard or seem much about the SUP's.

I loved both boards (diff brands) but after snapping 2 x 10fters putting them in places they dont belong I have decided to stay away from them as i just cant help myself

rockmagnet
QLD, 1377 posts
18 May 2020 4:20PM
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Suplife said..



Here is the other half.

Not the best when it breaks with a 1 km paddle in


You might get a trade in on it (slightly damaged )

justaddwater
NSW, 170 posts
18 May 2020 6:05PM
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Souwester said..
Have snapped 2 x 10fters in that exact same location on the board, cyclone swell shore break was one and in a big swell on a reef break the other. Looks like a longish board, is it 10ft?

Have heard people talk about Sunova longboards snapping ( a few gave them the nick name 'Snapova') but not heard or seem much about the SUP's.

I loved both boards (diff brands) but after snapping 2 x 10fters putting them in places they dont belong I have decided to stay away from them as i just cant help myself


Snapova) quote of the day!!! Flame suit on

Souwester
WA, 1045 posts
18 May 2020 4:17PM
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Ha ha no offence meant, dont want to bag any brands, as the guys above have pretty much said boards breaking is just part of the game

Mark _australia
WA, 19778 posts
18 May 2020 11:55PM
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Its broken so far forward it would be an easy rebuild.
13-16kg EPS, reshape and vac bag on more balsa - its all staggered so would be a nice irregular join.

Paddlelight
8 posts
Friday , 22 May 2020 2:42AM
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kato said..
Who missing a half? Found at Cuttlers near Kilcunda. Surprised by the build.





That's a bummer. Hopefully they got the other half and were able to throw it in the trash instead of leaving it at the beach.



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