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General Discussion / Re: The rule of 30's
« on: March 20, 2017, 12:19:56 PM »
Ahh the beauty of winter surfing..

Always good to see Creek photos..

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General Discussion / Re: I Like the Zone....
« on: March 20, 2017, 12:17:38 PM »
And it seems Sunova replaced your Speeed under warranty and also accommodated you by changing the size of board for you too..

So, whilst you had a strop about the Brand, now come clean and say what they've done to rectify the situation.

And stay off the breeze...

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Sunova SUP / Re: Easy open fix for the Liftsup handle.
« on: February 15, 2017, 11:22:10 AM »
Some love the handle (me) some hate it.

All depends on conditions and agility. Granted it's a pain in shorebreak if you can't pop the handle, but surely you prepare for that before you get munched?

I wouldn't be without it, I think it's ace.

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I'd never heard of Sunova before buying my Speeed, it was the passionate riders and Brand that drew me in.
The board and the Brand and the passionate riders make me feel part of a family, maybe part of Bert and Tinos extended family, for sure I know if I bumped into him or STC or the many other Sunova riders who I've had the pleasure to surf with we do feel part of something very very good indeed.

Thanks guys, it's really appreciated.

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He makes his transitions look so damn easy doesn't he.

I'd like 30% of his skills please  ;D

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Sunova SUP / Re: Casso on the 7'11 Sunova Speeed
« on: January 27, 2017, 12:57:35 AM »
Fabulous, it's nice to see some Summer shred going on whilst our Northern Hemisphere is coated in fog and chilling temperatures.

He always makes his surfing look so easy, I do wonder how he would fair over my way in our mushy slop  ;D

I do follow his videos, always good to see how he places himself and his footwork placement. I've a Speeed 8'10 and I'm desperately trying to mimic him.. ;)

Thanks for posting the vid.

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General Discussion / Re: SUP Goals for 2017
« on: January 06, 2017, 12:08:26 PM »
Over here in the U.K. It's good for paddlesurfing a wide variety of beaches. My mates stay/go local, I go far to find surf and see new places. I've found some quiet fabulous places, a few locals, I like that.
So:
1) continue my travels, meet locals, surf thier spots.
2) nail those long roundhouse cutbacks (think Levi Siver windsurfing bottom turns.. soooo drawn out)
3) compliment my Speeed 8'10 with a Flow, maybe a 9' +
4) find some quiet French beaches, chill out, surf, get a tan.

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Gear Talk / Re: Help choosing Ke Nalu paddle for surfing!
« on: January 02, 2017, 09:49:47 AM »
Well. Glad I could help, but it's only my view.

My stroke was laboured, I tended to dig and drag for waves, clearly at some point I was going to get some sort of strain injury and I did, right side peck.. sore.
Waves here are mushy and random, we do get sets here but these are few and far between, in the main it's ground swell mush of varying heights and randomly spaced. So I'd gotten into the habit of trying for every wave, dragging myself all over the place and I got tired quickly. Different conditions down at my mates in St Ives, just turn up, stroke twice and bingo!

Over this way we have SupMag editor out most days testing stuff, it was he who commented on my stroke (and my mates) and as I was looking for another paddle he recommended some very good brands, said my stroke needed upping and a smaller blade would help.. damn right it has. I also have a short stick, it's my choice on length and many folks will comment, but at just head high for me means I now up pace and less stress.. I like it.

I tried to demo some paddles before buying, but no one over here was willing to let one out for a day, so I chose a well respected brand, service and availability, and look.

I'm happy, be good if you get the opportunity to try a few brands out before spending 250-350.

Best of luck.

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Gear Talk / Re: Help choosing Ke Nalu paddle for surfing!
« on: January 01, 2017, 06:19:17 AM »
Hi supcymru, I'm UK South Coast based and debated long and hard on which new paddle to buy. I was using a Starboard Enduro but the laminate separated and thier warranty team just shrugged thier shoulders and ignored my moans.
So, I went for a Ke Nalu 8" WIKI 84 BLADE AND XTUF 's' SHAFT from the SupHut and whilst I've only used it 5 times so far, it's been a revelation to my stroke. I like the flex in the shaft, the blade digs hard into the mush we get here and my drive/stroke ratio has gone up enabling me to drive harder and longer for waves.

I did consider Black Project paddles, it was a close call.

Hope that helps.

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Gear Talk / Re: Suggestion for Sunova, get rid of the LIFTSUP handle.
« on: November 19, 2016, 06:44:57 AM »
That does look like a great job there, but there is no way I'd ever butcher my board for the sake, of what seems to some, a minor distraction.

As is today, here in the UK, we are in the first forays of winter which means gloves.. I had no problems at all lifting the handle.. all be it with just one finger in the little cutout.

Each to thier own.

Stay safe, enjoy the surf.

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Sunova SUP / 4 Suns of Stoked..
« on: November 12, 2016, 02:21:42 AM »
4 Suns of Stoked, St Ives Cornwall.

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Gear Talk / Re: Suggestion for Sunova, get rid of the LIFTSUP handle.
« on: November 11, 2016, 10:11:20 AM »
I love the liftsup handle, I think it adds to the board not detracts.

Having said that I have only just bought an 8'10 Speeed, which means I've yet to surf it through the winter here in the U.K.

I'll post back in the Spring  ;D

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Hi,
Having read a lot about the Sunova Speeed on here and the other forums (Seabreeze etc.) then watching the review in SUPboarder for the 8'5 Speeed, I fell for the look and quality shown on the board on the video, then watched all the other videos on YouTube by "supthecreek" and others, so I started looking for one to view. I found Julius based in St Ives (http://www.standuppaddleboarder.co.uk) who looks after the brand here in the U.K. After a long weekend playing in the waves of north Cornwall, I got to know the board and its characteristics enough to buy one.  So I bought the 8'10....last Sunday. I have to to say it's the best board I have ever owned, had the pleasure to play on and each day my skills increase. 
This is forum has been a wealth of great information, I'd like to thank all the contributors who've posted reviews, posted videos, added comment and advice to those of us who sought a new board such as the Speeed. I'd like to thank Julius for bringing me on Brand and into the family.  Yesterday and Today was my maiden voyage into some very windy 1ft slop, today super clean glassy 1ft, but I just had to get out and get to know the board. I'm hugely surprised that I managed to both catch waves and spin the board with such ease, paddle into 20knts and actually catch these little lumps that formed yesterday and today caught every little wave I paddled to catch. Light conditions I didn't think would be fun,  but I'm so wrong. This board just glides the ride.
My grin is huge and I'm so looking forward to some cleaner 3ft'ers where I can really get to grips with understanding the board, take it along to some of the UK's fabulous locations and enjoy the journey.
Cheers all.

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