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RSP claims that the rough sharkskinlike surface on the tape actually makes the board go faster.   8)

I'd be willing to bet that if you covered the entire board with RSP, it would not slow the board down at all.

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Nice looking board for the price. Are those high performance channels I see in the bottom?

You could have put all those pics in one post.   ;)

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General Discussion / Re: PSH 12 gun
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:50:02 AM »
Wow, you guys had waves like that and it was completely flat here.

Looks like perfect big board conditions.   8)

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Gear Talk / Re: My 12 ft SUP feels tracky with my quad fins
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:44:28 AM »
I like quads because they let me do deep laid out super fast down the line turns which is more my style of riding as opposed to vertical off the lip slashes. Quads vs Thruster to me is like what Giant Slalom is compared to Half Pipe.

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General Discussion / Re: PSH 12 gun
« on: December 11, 2018, 05:08:17 PM »
One concern I have with the Bombora 12' is that it is designed for gigantic waves with a lot of rocker as well as a long nose scoop which shortens the waterline. I wonder if this shape might have drawbacks in much smaller waist to head high conditions. I would hate to buy it and discover that it's slow and unresponsive in mushy waves which is exactly what I went through with the JL Stun Gun.

In other words, the design qualities that make a board work well in giant waves might not perform the same in smaller conditions. The board I'm thinking of has to have plenty of glide and boards with excessive rocker do not glide well.

One great thing about surfing the M-12'6 is the incredible amount of glide that it has.

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General Discussion / Re: PSH 12 gun
« on: December 11, 2018, 12:55:46 PM »
Somes times the originals are always the best, like old movies.  It takes time to realize what we had,  get lucky to revisit and regain what we lost.    Funny how we gravitate thru the newest latest and greatest only to return to old friends.  There is no one board can do it all.   In my book, 3 boards cover all the areas my skill level & water conditions.    I have one that is always in the van that will cover 80%  of the conditions I usually encounter .   I also do understand one can not have to many boards !

Tip of the day:  Experimenting with new Ideas is a great & healthy endeavor !!!!!

glide on fellow suppers

That's why I have three boards, but I'm always trying to perfect the quiver.

In this case, I'm looking for a 12 footer that is designed purely for performance surfing and nothing else. I want to upgrade from my M-12'6 because I no longer do flatwater or downwind. All I do is surf now.

The M-12'6 is fun to surf, but the board I have in mind will surf a lot better. The current 12' Search is not the board I have in mind.

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General Discussion / Re: PSH 12 gun
« on: December 11, 2018, 12:54:02 AM »
I want one too!

I wish more companies would make boards like this. Maybe tweak it just a bit for waves around head high.

This is what I want Tino and Bert to design me out of the Sunova 12' Search, still waiting for their thoughts on it.

That's awesome that you are talking to Bert about it. The existing Search is too all around and slow. It needs to be souped up for pure high performance surfing with more glide and easy turning in waist to head high waves. I'd like to see what he comes up with.

I'm thinking 12' x 28" around 150 liters with slightly hard rails and slimmer outline.

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General Discussion / Re: PSH 12 gun
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:59:39 AM »
I want one too!

I wish more companies would make boards like this. Maybe tweak it just a bit for waves around head high.

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Random / Re: Any ice skaters? Thin ice fun
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:45:43 AM »
It's like he has never seen ice before. Most people have been skipping rocks across ice since they were five years old? Who hasn't done that?
Either that or he's on shrooms and having way too much fun.   ;D

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Random / Re: Any ice skaters? Thin ice fun
« on: December 09, 2018, 03:50:26 PM »
Ice is fun stuff.   8)

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Gear Talk / Re: My 12 ft SUP feels tracky with my quad fins
« on: December 09, 2018, 03:40:57 PM »
I overestimated a bit when I said 12' x 34" x 5" might be 300 liters. By the time I realized my mistake, it was too late to go back and edit it out.

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Gear Talk / Re: My 12 ft SUP feels tracky with my quad fins
« on: December 09, 2018, 01:20:05 AM »
I did a search and found this.

"The single fin is great for holding a line but it doesn’t generate speed as easily as perhaps a twin fin, thruster, or quad. You have to take more of the energy that the wave gives you. Some people get on a single fin for the first time wonder why they can’t get up and make sections. Single fins are very fast once you get going but you’d have to take what the wave gives you and have less ability to generate your own speed."

http://comparesurfboards.com/learn/surfboard-fin-setups-pros-cons-single-twin-thruster-quad

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34" is extremely wide. That extra width is going to slow you down a lot. You need to get your back foot all the way back on the tail to get as much board out of the water as possible. That should make it turn a lot easier and also speed up the board if the wave is steep enough.

Blane Chambers has some good tips in this video.




12' x 34" x 5" is a huge board to be surfing. It must be close to 300 liters. I'd love to see some photos of the shape.


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I'm often amazed at how good YouTube is at knowing what I want to watch.   ;)

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Technique / Re: Surfing Raceboards is FUN!
« on: December 08, 2018, 01:10:28 PM »
The shoals might have just the wave you're looking for. Definitely check it out.   8)

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Gear Talk / Re: My 12 ft SUP feels tracky with my quad fins
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:53:46 AM »
I'm using a 9" FCS II Connect GF on my M-12'6 and am very happy with the speed and turning ability. I had it out yesterday in some thigh high peelers and was loving it.

https://www.surffcs.com/collections/water-sports-longboard/products/fcs-ii-connect-gf-longboard-fin?variant=7411505496125

I like the shape of the Flow but I would go with an 8" or 9", or even smaller with a 2+1 as A-10 suggested.

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