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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« on: Today at 08:32:47 AM »
Still on the hunt... I found one in Canada, but shipping is going to cost more than the board. So still searching.

British Columbia / Carolina Cup
« on: April 15, 2019, 07:12:22 AM »
Anyone from the area going to Carolina Cup? I could use some help transporting a board.

Gear Talk / Re: Concept Sunova: Big Boy Bombora
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:26:42 AM »
I've been looking for a JL Bombora 12'x28" for a while now. I'm surprised they are not more popular. It seems like a very versatile board.

Classifieds / Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« on: September 27, 2018, 01:06:56 PM »
That's close, but I'm limited to 12'

Classifieds / Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:18:17 AM »

Yeah for flat water 23 is pretty wide.  21.5 or less makes more sense based on what top racers are on.  For me as well 23 feel draggy vs a 21.5 spear.

RS used a 21 custom for 11 Cities.  So for really lightweight paddlers a 20 should be fine.  23s just have so much more form drag vs 21.5 and less spears.

"The 14' x 21" Blue Planet dugout race board"


No one asked for it, but I'll add my 2 cents. I like the Nelo, but it's a flatwater board and I'm not gonna buy a flatwater board over 21.5"

Classifieds / Re: Kenalu Mana 90
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:37:48 PM »
Mana 90 is my everything paddle as well. I would like to have a mana 82 for my "off" days to give my shoulders a rest, but I can't afford it at the moment.

Classifieds / Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:35:25 PM »

Classifieds / Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:33:27 AM »

Classifieds / Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:51:50 AM »
Yeah $49 off don't seem like much of a deal haha

Classifieds / Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:27:21 AM »
anyone no where I can pick up a used one? Not looking to spend the cash on a new one.

Anyone know what the course is going to look like? Supposed to be a little windy, NE 15 w/ gust to 30?

Gear Talk / Re: Paddle for bad shoulder
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:29:16 AM »
To summarize and agree with what everyone else is saying, and maybe add my 2 cents...
1) Smaller blade
2) More flexible shaft / smaller diameter shaft.
3) Shorter paddle length
4) Don't over extend at the catch
5) Push out your chest during your catch.  Rolling your shoulders down, hunching, or dropping your head will put more pressure on your shoulder. Paddling split stance sometimes helps me keep a more upright posture.
6) Strengthen your shoulder. Scapular push-ups, scapular pull ups, interior/exterior rotator cuff rotations. (I think this is the most overlooked)

Gear Talk / Re: NSP 14x23 Flatwater
« on: April 15, 2016, 01:08:52 PM »
Hi jeepy.... since you will be at the C Cup, you might want to demo the Sunova Faast2, flatwater.
Carolina Paddleboard Company has 2 widths to demo.
Sunova has a 23", but not currently at the shop. I believe they have a 24" or 25", so you can get a feel for it.
Light, strong and affordable.....  Sunova does try hard to make Demos available on the East Coast  :)

I really love their boards. Light without any carbon. I think I'd like to try to 14x24 ocean version. I like the wider stance of the nose. I'll look for them at C Cup.

I can sympathize with the distributors and shops as well, how many of them can afford to have $10 thousands of demo boards along with the eventual hit on sales value . 

 Race boards are just too expensive

Yeah the fact that shipping them is super expensive and often results in damage doesn't help.

I think Riviera is on to something going to fiberglass race boards.  The extra 2 pounds for the fiberglass in my mind doesn't make that much difference. It's less that 1% of the weight of the board+rider+ gear. Using a derivation commonly used for rowing, that would equate to 0.166% lost is speed. That means over a 100 min race you are looking loosing 10 seconds... not very much. I think I'd rather save $1000 than go 10 seconds faster.

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