Author Topic: Low Volume Longboard SUP (dreaming one up)  (Read 5473 times)

surfafrica

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 468
    • View Profile
    • Instagram
Re: Low Volume Longboard SUP (dreaming one up)
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2017, 02:32:08 PM »
Any ride reports yet?   8)

Nope. It'll be a while as I work through my shoulder injury recovery. I'm hoping for March.
Instagram http://instagram.com/surfafrica.sup
YouTube https://goo.gl/mK0aze
Infinity RNB: 7'6 x 28, 95 L https://goo.gl/SqlWR4
Kronos NB: 7'5 x 26, 87 L https://goo.gl/VRVNac
Kronos LB: 8'10 x 26.5, 84 L https://goo.gl/psDuJU

surfafrica

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 468
    • View Profile
    • Instagram
Re: Low Volume Longboard SUP (dreaming one up)
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2017, 10:27:44 AM »
I'm still 2 weeks from picking mine up, but a report has come in on this shape.  The full carbon on the right is 8'8 x 25, 86 L.  It comes in at 9 lbs (9 lbs...wtf!).  Mine is 8'10 x 26.5, 84 L @ 12.75 lbs.

Here's a report from the owner of the carbon:

"The light weight of this board makes it feel like there is hardly any swing weight and it just lets you surf it quicker with faster reaction. Iím not a noserider guy so I can appreciate this. Something interesting I've found is that more liters does not give me more stability. I rode another board same shape/brand that was 9' and about 8-10 more liters and I felt a little less stable than mine since mine settles more in the water. Paddling through the white water was a breeze and would punch right under or over without kicking back at me. Good amount of tail rocker really allows you to step back and crank the board around quickly. I could surf this thing aggressively and have all the confidence. The performance was unreal and completely shocked me. I can confidently say that I will ride this board easily as much as I ride my shorter SUPs."

I was curious if there was any downside to the full carbon being too stiff (maybe chatter?).  Here's what he said:

"Downside to carbon, I don't know. I think I need more time on my boards to know better but for now, I don't see any. Obviously flex must be important but I just don't feel the difference. The 2nd day I was out it was not even semi-glassy. There was a little bit of chop but not much and it seemed just as smooth as any other board would, actually this board seemed smoother but I think that's due to the natural shape of this board."

Instagram http://instagram.com/surfafrica.sup
YouTube https://goo.gl/mK0aze
Infinity RNB: 7'6 x 28, 95 L https://goo.gl/SqlWR4
Kronos NB: 7'5 x 26, 87 L https://goo.gl/VRVNac
Kronos LB: 8'10 x 26.5, 84 L https://goo.gl/psDuJU

 


* Recent Posts

* Recent Topics