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Takayama In The Pink sizing

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Created by TBM 1 month ago, 22 May 2022
TBM
NSW, 47 posts
22 May 2022 7:12PM
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Hi all,
Does anyone have any experience with an 8' 6" ITP in Tuflite? I have a glass 9' 4" Model T and a 9' 4" McTavish Noosa 66, plus have had a range of other nose riders and performance longboards, but am wanting something lighter due to injuries and age allowances. I am 5' 7" and 70 kg. Would the Takayama 8' 6" ITP be ok to paddle and can you still nose ride it like a 9' plus board?

Thanks in advance.

Macaha
QLD, 21721 posts
23 May 2022 4:48AM
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Not sure what they come standard in on the other dimensions but at 70 kgs you should be right

TBM
NSW, 47 posts
23 May 2022 7:20PM
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Thanks. The dimensions are
8'6" 22.5" 2.9" 64.0L
9'0" 22.9" 3.0" 70.16L

I like the idea of getting the board as short as possible without losing too much on the paddle power/glide and the ability to get to the nose. 9' up is the usual go but would the 8' 6" at my weight and height be ok. Thanks.

wavemaniac
436 posts
23 May 2022 6:00PM
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I have a mate who has one, he loves it.

Hes a big bigger than you ,5/9 and 75-8kgs Id guess.

So someone as light as you should handle it very well.

TBM
NSW, 47 posts
23 May 2022 9:46PM
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Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear. Is your mate able to walk to the nose?

bigmc
NSW, 233 posts
23 May 2022 9:56PM
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I had the 9' 6". I am old and hover just under 100kg. Paddled very well and was a great board to surf. At your weight I am sure it would be fine.

wavemaniac
436 posts
24 May 2022 5:59AM
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TBM said..
Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear. Is your mate able to walk to the nose?


Yes,highly competent wave rider,he puts it through its paces

TBM
NSW, 47 posts
24 May 2022 8:58AM
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Thanks everyone. Really appreciate your help.

bazz61
QLD, 3564 posts
26 May 2022 9:16AM
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i'm 5.5 , 70kgs , the 9ft ITP went well for me , tufflite , very forgiving board .

Macaha
QLD, 21721 posts
27 May 2022 8:35PM
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ITP I took this one 906 23 1/8 3 1/8 o Hawaii great paddle and speed super responsive board



damned67
313 posts
28 May 2022 6:57AM
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Stunning board, Macaha.
I'm also somewhat stunned. It's not a McT.

surf1ng
SA, 58 posts
28 May 2022 3:30PM
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damned67 said..
Stunning board, Macaha.
I'm also somewhat stunned. It's not a McT.

Agreed. Stunner.

I felt up an 8'6" ITP on the rack the other day. The rails felt beautiful, bet it's awesome fun.



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