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Title: longboard Sup options...
Post by: supaddle195 on January 30, 2022, 01:02:35 PM
Any thoughts, experience or comparisons with these boards :  The Casey revolution, Infinities New deal and the starboard longboard... Thanks!
 
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: Dusk Patrol on January 31, 2022, 04:24:30 PM
I had a 9'6 x 31 x 141L New Deal.
I currently have a 10' x 29 x 123L Starboard Longboard sup.
No experience of the Casey.
My ND and LB can't really be compared to each other, because of their dims.

The ND is marketed as a performance longboard shape, and it is, but  at 9'6x31 it was more a great all around board I could turn from the middle. The build exudes quality, and it was a fast board. I had other similar enough boards (due to my affliction) so I sold it to an interested friend.

I have noticed that guys tend not to hang on to New Deals, like maybe it lacks whatever it may be to make it a favorite, But that's conjecture. I do like them. I rent them from the Infinity shop in Dana Point when I'm down there.

I got the Starboard LB  to have a more traditional longboard shape and size. Its relatively low volume and thin, which I like.  It surfs well. The guys at Big Winds swear by the 9'0 length, but that again seems to be moving away from the longboard thing.

That's the extent of my experience. Before buying the Starboard I did watch some longboard comparos and found it interesting to watch how the various boards turned and moved in the water generally.   
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: TallDude on January 31, 2022, 04:43:11 PM
My hands down favorite. My brother has one and a good friend of mine has one. I love the way they surf. I have an old 11'-6 x 29 Nalu, but 10' x 29" for smaller riders and older 11'-4" x 30" for heavier riders are just buttery smooth. The magic rocker... Iggy was the master.
https://www.naishsurfing.com/product/nalu-s-glass-sandwich/
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: BigZ on February 01, 2022, 10:22:38 AM
That is my new favorite. Same bullet proof construction as Infinity New deal.

https://kalamaperformance.com/product/kalama-ez2-stand-up-paddleboard/

Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: Dusk Patrol on February 01, 2022, 11:20:17 AM

Or Jimmy Lewis' Striker:

https://youtu.be/qU5QHX8t08Y
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: supaddle195 on February 01, 2022, 01:06:34 PM
Thanks for the replies,
I hadn't considered the kalama/naish or limmy lewis boards..there are no local dealers where I live so it cuts down options
SB, infinity and sunova I do have access to..

DuskPatrol - do you like your 10 x 29 starboard ? one in stock locally so its a front runner at the moment...
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: Dusk Patrol on February 01, 2022, 02:11:48 PM

Yep I do really like it.  If a longboard is what you're after, I think you're fortunate that its in stock locally where you are.   (Where are you located btw?)

Here's a fairly in depth review if you haven't seen it yet:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa7V6eF_4Lg

Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: Luc Benac on February 01, 2022, 06:35:13 PM
A professional paddler, friend of mine, just got a Sunova Casey Revolution 9x30 and swear by it.

https://www.facebook.com/NormHannExpeditions/photos/a.1475381205922476/4300090550118180/ (https://www.facebook.com/NormHannExpeditions/photos/a.1475381205922476/4300090550118180/)

https://www.facebook.com/NormHannExpeditions/photos/pcb.4178362845624285/4178362782290958/ (https://www.facebook.com/NormHannExpeditions/photos/pcb.4178362845624285/4178362782290958/)
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: supaddle195 on February 02, 2022, 08:36:19 AM

Yep I do really like it.  If a longboard is what you're after, I think you're fortunate that its in stock locally where you are.   (Where are you located btw?)

Here's a fairly in depth review if you haven't seen it yet:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa7V6eF_4Lg
I did see this but I wasn't 100% sure if the shape was the same as the 2021.. I doubt anyone would be unhappy with
it..

I see you have a 9 4" blue planet, I have a 9 4" funstick which I really like..
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: Dusk Patrol on February 02, 2022, 08:57:12 AM
Yeah, years ago Starboard had a differently shaped model with the 'Longboard' name, but for the last three years or so it's the new, and same from year to year, shape.

My Blue Planet is the Funstick.  Great board.

So many good boards out there!
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: Bean on February 03, 2022, 08:01:44 AM
Love my 10x27 New Deal, it's a true performance longboard shape, and the board construction is exemplary.  At 190, it's a little too low-volume for me on choppy days.  For a more relaxing session in chop, my 30.5", 10' Fanatic is my go-to.  When the waves, tide and wind cooperate, my 9'6" x 28" Jimmy Lewis Black and Blue gets the nod - one of, if not the only, dedicated SUP noserider (50/50 rails, parallel outline, low nose rocker, pronounced tail rocker, big single fin all culminating in displacement-speed, etc). 
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: supaddle195 on February 03, 2022, 01:29:31 PM
I'd love to  try a new deal, 27 is probably too narrow for me..must feel quick when your paddling for waves?
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: Bean on February 04, 2022, 08:38:26 PM
It paddles well, but I canít say that it paddles faster than other 10 footers.  It is very quick from rail to rail when you ride it from the tail.  It really surfs like a hp longboard.
Title: Re: longboard Sup options...
Post by: kwhilden on March 17, 2022, 05:23:29 PM
I have a 9'6 x 29 122l New Deal custom ultra-light carbon, and a 10' x 31" Starboard Longboard (pine tek).

Both are great boards.  The Starboard is a bit chonky and heavy in Pine Tek construction. It would be a lot better in blue carbon.  But it's still quite fun on days when I'm feeling lazy.  I can feel how responsive the design would be in narrower and lighter models. 

The New Deal is an awesome board. So fast and responsive.  Although it's not fair to compare an ultra-light custom to a mid-range Starboard. 

Both are great boards, and you can't go wrong with either one.  I would say the Infinity New Deal is a bit more tuned toward on-rail performance surfing, while the Starboard Longboard is more tuned towards longboard noseriding. But both turn, and both noseride pretty well. 
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