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SUP General / Re: Kalama Ez2 vs E3 SUP
« on: September 20, 2022, 08:49:40 AM »
I'm loving this board so far. I have the 9'2.

On the small days I fin it with a HoStevie quad set ( and on bigger waves I use a FCS2 Harley quad set (

Gear Talk / Re: New Board, Kalama 9'2" x 30" any experience?
« on: August 25, 2022, 04:57:41 PM »
@BigZ is the handle on the Kalama as deep as the handle on the JL Destroyer? Im really hoping so. Jimmy uses the best handle in the game - you can fit your whole hand in there. If this is one of those finger tip handles Im gonna be bummed.

Gear Talk / Re: New Board, Kalama 9'2" x 30" any experience?
« on: August 25, 2022, 01:18:38 PM »
I use Quobba in an improvised quad. Large fronts, medium center. Waiting for Quobba's proper quad. Have the same set up :) My other board is 8'5x30 Destroyer. Use large thruster Quobba on the Destroyer. 106Kg.
Oh rad! And you see a need to have both boards? I'm wondering when I'll prefer one over the other.

Thanks for the fin suggestions. I surf the Destroyer with the stock Jimmy Lewis 4" side fins and a Gerry Lopez 5.5" center fin. The 8" stock center fin was way too big for my taste.

Gear Talk / Re: New Board, Kalama 9'2" x 30" any experience?
« on: August 25, 2022, 01:03:24 PM »
Slightly off topic but see you have surfed an Element but also the 8,5 Destroyer. How does the Destroyer compare with the Element in terms of stability and does it really need a bit of push in the waves due to its small length?
They're two different beasts. The Element is 9'8 and the Destroyer is 8'5. The Element is stable is a barge for me personally but have put first-timers on it and they can barely stay on their knees. The Destroyer took some time to get comfortable with, but I was stepping down from the 9'8 Element so I was expecting a challenge. It started as my "only on clean days" board but I can now take it out in all conditions. The Destroyer has a little bit of glide, but nothing like a 9'+ board so I've learned to catch waves pretty late. Not sure if that answers your questions, but feel free to reach out via pm and I can blab on further.

Gear Talk / Re: New Board, Kalama 9'2" x 30" any experience?
« on: August 24, 2022, 07:39:00 AM »
Just pulled the trigger on a 9'2 x 30" in orange. I'm 85kg with solid intermediate skills. I've been primarily surfing the Jimmy Lewis Destroyer MP 8'5 x 30" 130L for the past two years and absolutely love it, but I'm excited to be on something a bit longer as sometimes the foreward/backward balance is tricky on the 8'5. Hopefully it's the perfect all around board for me!

I've always preferred a thruster setup... I've only ridden one board with quads - a Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 8'6 x 32" and found the setup fast and fun but slippery / skatey on head-high waves. But per Dave, the man himself, it sounds like this board should be ridden quad so I'll give it a go. Any suggestions on affordable quad fcs fins? All my fins are futures. I'm also curious what fin sizes y'all have tried on this? Cheers!

Gear Talk / Re: New Board, Kalama 9'2" x 30" any experience?
« on: June 13, 2022, 12:17:56 PM »
Let us know what you think of it. Too bad he doesn't make a 9' x 30" as it would make a great do-it-all.

I've been drooling over the Infinity New Deal 9x31 but the cost is just so high... wish they would offer the New Deal in the less expensive pvc/carbon like they do with the RNB.

Classifieds / Re: 8'11" Jimmy Lewis Stryker
« on: May 19, 2022, 01:10:58 PM »
My bad. I thought jondrums had started this listing - I'm interneting too fast.

Have any pics?

I'd pounce on it if the total price came out to $800 - I just can't justify spending more right now. But I'm guessing you'll be able to find a local sale which would remove the hassle of shipping!

Classifieds / Re: 8'11" Jimmy Lewis Stryker
« on: May 19, 2022, 10:39:48 AM »
Is this the carbon one you were trying to sell a couple years ago that we messaged about? If so, still interested... just need it shipped to Massachusetts.  ;)

Gear Talk / Re: Infinity RNB PPVC
« on: November 15, 2021, 09:37:16 AM »
I know, I know. You all get to say "told ya so", haha. ;D I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to own a brand new Infinity board at a discounted price so I jumped on it. I'll take it out a few more times and see if I can make it work. Again, I do love the build quality, stability, and length... just didn't love the volume and the tail, but I recognize that the tail works well IF the board is sized properly to the rider. Maybe I will like it on smaller waves tho... we shall see.

Gear Talk / Re: Infinity RNB PPVC
« on: November 13, 2021, 03:31:13 PM »
I bought an 8'8 RNB (carbon... not the pvc I originally was aking about) off craigslist a few hours ago, immediately got it wet since there were chest-high waves here today, and I have to say... I'm unsure. It's a GORGEOUS board. So solidly built and very lightweight - I'd guess around 17lbs and it feels bombproof. It was ridiculously stable, which was really nice as there was a bit of a side chop. But I struggled with the takeoff and bottom turn because of that wide split tail. All of my current and previous boards were rounded pins and I really love that tail shape because it doesn't get pushed by the wave at takeoff, can bottom turn super easily, and can turn from the middle of the board. It seems like I'm going to have to really work on my foot positioning throughout the entire wave because of this tail. I finally had better luck on takeoff if I got in surf stance as soon as the wave had me gliding and put my rear foot way back. But I definitely wasn't confident with my bottom turn by the end of the session... I'm used to takeoff and turn, but with this board I wasn't quite getting it there and ended up missing the pocket on most waves. Any tips from those who ride wide split tails after coming from a rounded pin?

The other thing I didn't love was the handle. Even though the board is light, the handle isn't deep enough. You can just get your fingertips curled. I love my Jimmy Lewis handles where you can get your whole finger in there. It makes a huge different when you have to walk a lot.

Classifieds / Re: Sunova Creek 94 sup for sale
« on: November 08, 2021, 09:08:30 AM »
Did this sell? I'm down in NBPT and interested.

Gear Talk / Re: Infinity RNB PPVC
« on: October 28, 2021, 02:23:08 PM »
Interesting. If that's the case I'll just stick with my JL Destroyer 8'5. I was hoping to pick up something a little longer, wider, and with more volume for the winter when I'm wearing my heavy rubber.

If they start making the New Deal in this less expensive PVC construction, I'm all over that 9 footer. DAVE BOEHNE, ARE YOU OUT THERE?  ;)

Gear Talk / Infinity RNB PPVC
« on: October 28, 2021, 10:16:09 AM »
Any thoughts on the Infinity RNB PPVC? Anyone surf both the pvc and the carbon versions and have a comparison to share? I'm thinking about picking up an 8'8 in the pvc construction - seems like a solid board at a good price. I have always preferred rounded pintails so I am curious how that tail will perform.

from the website:
The Round Nose Blurr is one of our most popular performance surf designs of all time. Perfect blend of performance vs stability and a noticeably FAST board. This design bridges the gap between a traditional shortboard style outline and the  inspired parallel rail boards. This board allows riders to ride shorter and narrower board while maintaining similar stability of a board 1-2" wider. Features a slight single concave and a deeper double between the fins. Very versatile in the small stuff and can mix it up in some juice as well with the 5 fin option.

This construction is made up of ultra light CAD designed and CNC cut stringerless EPS foam blank that is wrapped in a high grade E glass shell and reinforced with PVC for strength and integrity. We add carbon for linear strength and flex control. This construction is very strong, durable and the way we have sandwiched up the materials together has proven to be performance driven. All finboxes and handles are installed with a high density foam anchor then capped for a nearly bomb proof install. Light, Strong and Performance minded.

Gear Talk / Re: Volume of new (to me) 9' Angulo Surfa?
« on: October 25, 2021, 07:30:39 AM »
from a specs and shape perspective, that looks like a great board! enjoy it and let us know what you think of it

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