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The perfect 5 board quiver ?

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Created by Bighugg 22 days ago, 25 Oct 2018
Bighugg
NT, 109 posts
26 Oct 2018 1:12AM
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Had to move from Perfect 3
I had 5 boards from 8'6 to 10'2 that I used regularly for different types of waves . Learned a lot from them and realize we are blessed with a variety of local waves from beachies to sheltered corners, points n bommies , inner bay runners to BIG outer rollers.
In rebuilding my quiver wants are....
Short as, low volume , to challenge - have - 8'6 Smik Hipster Twin
9'0 Mini mal , noserider, performance rear , fun board - currently GL ,looking forward to getting Smik
10' Longboard, noserider ,performance rear - custom Smik Hipster Twin Longboard here soon ( could swap out for custom 12' low volume, thin specs )
Logg - have - JL BnB 10'1 with deep nose concave
Semi gun , 9'5 to 10'6+ - still looking , maybe even something like the Venom to get in early way out back .
I haven't tried DW or foiling.... YET
Interested to see what your 5 are
Cheers

tightlines
WA, 3117 posts
26 Oct 2018 1:06AM
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I'll have a go (damn only 5)..... ok

Surf Sups

Listed as purchased

9'2 Jimmy Lewis Stun Gun - had it for years, great for when there is a bit of size but not the best on a slow fat wave.



10' x 29 Sunova Style - I never really surfed longboards, I went straight from short boards to SUPS, which kept getting shorter, then (after regularly surfing another fav, my 12'6 DC on the tiny wave I usually get in front of my place) I decided it was time I got a longboard type board for smaller waves and to learn to trim/cross step etc



Which left a bit of a hole in the quiver that the
8'3 ONE filled perfectly, great allrounder and changing between Thruster and quad fins just broadens its range.



Race SUP's

I live in WA so downwinding is my thing all summer, I was using a 24 DC which was great but I needed something 'comfortable' for the longer races the 'Doctor' and the KOTC

The 14 x 26 ONE Storm was a perfect fit.
If I could only have one board it would be this one.



When the surf and the wind aren't co-operating I usually just do some training paddles either on the flatwater or on the ocean so my choice was.

The ONE Edge 2.0 14 x 23.5




Yet despite all of these all I want to do these days is ride my foil board, I have a new 6'8 on the way, when that arrives it is going to be hard to decide which one of the above to drop.

Supnorte
164 posts
26 Oct 2018 1:49AM
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This is my 5 boards perfect quiver:

Infinity Blurr V2 7'8 x 25.5" (79 liters)
Infinity New Deal 9'0 x 26'' (93 liters)
SIC Maui RS 14'0 x 23''
SIC Maui Bayonet 17'1 x 25'' FAST
SIC Maui RS 14'0 x 26'' Air Glide

I've already ordered all these boards except for the New Deal
The Blurr is going to replace the Infinity B-Line 7'11 x 27'' (85,5 liters) that I still have, the RS 14'0 x 23'' is going to replace the 24.5 that I still have, the Bayonet is going to replace the Bullet 17'4 that I sold a couple of months ago and the RS Air-Glide is going to replace the FX Air-Glide I sold last month.
Only problem is that I also ordered an Infinity Tombstone Foil SUP 6'6 x 26'' (105 liters)! Can we start a thread with the perfect 6 boards quiver?

jarvisIan
18 posts
26 Oct 2018 6:29AM
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Flight Rocket 8'2"x28 91 liter (Bill Foote shape)- Best short board I have ridden,bought it used cheap and love it.

Flight Malolo 8'x28.75 105 liter- Best small wave fish I've ridden, bought it use and cheap

Bill Foote Custom Rocket 8'4"x28.75 ?? liter (on order)- Ordered this having loved the 8'2" Rocket, sized for bigger waves, chop and a winter 6/5 wetsuit.

Flight LB1 9x28 106 liter long board (on order)- After the above track record, my guess is it's good!

Flight Step Up 9x29 114 liter - Have only ridden it a couple of times. Reserved for big waves. Paddles fast, makes the drop, stable, predictable, reminds me of my Stun Gun's, but lighter and fits me better.

I guess my quiver is in flux. I have a bunch of boards that aren't on this list. Looks like they'll hit the used board market this spring.

Zeusman
NSW, 1211 posts
26 Oct 2018 9:42AM
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Now you're taking!

Custom Surefire Throwdown Zeusman 9'6"

Custom Surefire Noserider Zeusman 10'6"

Custom Surefire Throwdown Zeusman Daddy Massive 11'11"

Naish Hokua LE 9'6"(Lopez shape)

Naish Hokua LE 9'0"(Lopez Shape)

Add a 14' Naish Glide LE and I'm happy

micksmith
VIC, 1212 posts
26 Oct 2018 10:10AM
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Starboard 8' x 28"@103ltr
with thruster set up
starboard 8' x 28"@103ltr
with quad set up
starboard 8' x 28"@103ltr
with single fin
starboard 8' x 28"@103ltr
with twin fin
Starboard 8' x 28"@103ltr
two + one
?????

TaoJones
QLD, 41 posts
26 Oct 2018 9:30AM
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Well..........with the ante being raised I would add a:

Sunova 12 ft Search
Smik 8.10 Hipster Twin (subject to actually riding one)

to existing 3 board quiver of:

Sunova 8.10 Speeed
Sunova 9.5 Soul
Sunova 10ft Surf (which may eventually give way to a Smik 10 x 29 Style Lord - again, subject to riding one)

Anyone, for a 7 board quiver?

warwickl
NSW, 1031 posts
26 Oct 2018 1:00PM
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TaoJones said..
Well..........with the ante being raised I would add a:

Sunova 12 ft Search
Smik 8.10 Hipster Twin (subject to actually riding one)

to existing 3 board quiver of:

Sunova 8.10 Speeed
Sunova 9.5 Soul
Sunova 10ft Surf (which may eventually give way to a Smik 10 x 29 Style Lord - again, subject to riding one)

Anyone, for a 7 board quiver?


7 board quiver will be when all step up to foiling.

colas
2794 posts
26 Oct 2018 1:23PM
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warwickl said..
7 board quiver will be when all step up to foiling.


Yep, I actually have a 7 board quiver... here is its current state:





Organized by length, right to left:
- Foilboard: Short, Simmons-like foilboard 6'10" x 30" x 125l (regular Gong AS SUP + addex box & straps) + Gong Allvator foil. I will surely upgrade to the future foil-dedicated Gong boards with the same outline but different rails, thickness and hull.
- Small and weak waves board 6'10" x 31.5" x 125l (Gong One)
- Powerful board with max acceleration, small/medium punchy waves 7'3" x 29.75" x 105l (Gong Fatal). Quobba fins
- Hollow powerful waves 7'4" x 28" 115l (Gong Fatal, 2016 shape)
- Smooth carving fast board for clean conditions 7'11" x 28.75" x 105l (Gong Karmen) 6.2kg with pad.... Quobba fins
- Same, oversized for bumpy/fat/windy conditions 8'4" x 30" x 120l. Quobba fins
- Longsup for noserides and cross steps 9'3" x 27.5" x 118l (Gong Moblog SP) and flatwater cruising, if I ever do it again.

I also have a Gerry Lopez 8'10" x 120l "little Darling" in full carbon that I keep for sentimental reasons in the house to lend to my daugthers. It loses too much speed in turns for me, but I cannot sell a 50 years birthday present :-)
And a 10' inflatable for the wifey and friends.

I use only Quobba fins on my fast boards, and play with Al Merrick and Jason Stephenson FCS II fins on the others.

Leashes are O&E One, or Creatures. I just bought an hexagonal section Channel Island leash to test, and it looks interesting: it seems to tangle less, and does not stretch too much.

I use a Gong Pro 8" carbon paddle, cut to my height.

I am actually using a 6 boards quiver: on the 7 above the "Hollow powerful waves 7'4"" stays in the garage. Here in Hossegor, hollow powerful waves are crowded, so I rarely used it. I'd rather use a wider tailed Karmen or Fatal, to be able to go to less powerful peaks without crowds.

But what board to remove for a 5 board quiver? hard to say, it could be the One, I would use the Fatal 7'3" or Moblog instead. Or keep only one of the Fatal 7'3" and Karmen 7'11", but I cannot decide which.

cbigsup
243 posts
26 Oct 2018 10:58PM
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King's 8'2" Accelerator.
Infinity 8'5" RNB.
SMIK 8'10" Short Mac Freo.
SMIK 9'2" Hipster Twin LB.
Infinity 9'6" New Deal.

supthecreek
1583 posts
27 Oct 2018 12:17AM
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Yeah... haven't been down to only 3 boards since the 70's

Here's the "Active" rack in my van
More on the floor... just in case I feel the urge

I literally use all of my boards....
every session, I look at the conditions, then look into the van..... one of the boards always jumps out as the right fit.





billekrub
60 posts
27 Oct 2018 2:07PM
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Taojones:

Re: "Sunova 10ft Surf (which may eventually give way to a Smik 10 x 29 Style Lord - again, subject to riding one)"

Would like to hear your rationale for trying the Style Lord?

TaoJones
QLD, 41 posts
27 Oct 2018 8:19PM
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billekrub said..
Taojones:

Re: "Sunova 10ft Surf (which may eventually give way to a Smik 10 x 29 Style Lord - again, subject to riding one)"

Would like to hear your rationale for trying the Style Lord?


No real rationale behind it! Rode a few of Scott McKerchers designs when he was with Starboard and liked them.

A friend of mine has recommended them and he only rides longboard sups now........ so wouldn't mind giving one a go.

Wouldnt mind having a shot on the Infinity New Deal also........ I like trying new things.

cbigsup
243 posts
28 Oct 2018 3:09AM
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One thing about the New Deals is they are crazy light! 16-17 pounds with pads and fins.
I won a bet with a buddy. My 9'6" weighed 16.2 pounds on a postal scale. Way lighter than any others! And bomber.

TaoJones
QLD, 41 posts
28 Oct 2018 2:10PM
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supthecreek said..
Yeah... haven't been down to only 3 boards since the 70's

Here's the "Active" rack in my van
More on the floor... just in case I feel the urge

I literally use all of my boards....
every session, I look at the conditions, then look into the van..... one of the boards always jumps out as the right fit.






Rick,

You are a lucky man........... what more can I say

TaoJones
QLD, 41 posts
28 Oct 2018 2:41PM
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cbigsup said..
One thing about the New Deals is they are crazy light! 16-17 pounds with pads and fins.
I won a bet with a buddy. My 9'6" weighed 16.2 pounds on a postal scale. Way lighter than any others! And bomber.


That 9.6 is the one that interests me, though it seems out of step with the others, which are quite narrow?

I'd like to know a bit more about these, but don't want to get off track with this thread.

Perhaps a a new thread to discuss the Infinity and Smik longboards? Both companies pushing the boundaries in this area.

normster
NSW, 125 posts
30 Oct 2018 7:17AM
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tightlines - that 8 3 one you have - is that a custom?

I couldn't see it in their catalogue - is it similar to infinitely RNB ?

benjl
113 posts
30 Oct 2018 8:33AM
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@stc is the far right board a james Casey model?
how do you find it? Looks a bit of me

chucktheskiffie
200 posts
30 Oct 2018 12:02PM
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supthecreek said..
Yeah... haven't been down to only 3 boards since the 70's

Here's the "Active" rack in my van
More on the floor... just in case I feel the urge





I feel like the statement in bold probably meant something different in the 70's for STC as well...



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