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Gear Talk / Re: Longboard SUP Advice
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:36:36 AM »
Unfortunately, I think you just missed inventory clearances at Blue Planet and Infinity.
Blue Planet might have some used NP9s and NP10s in their rental fleet which could be a decent deal.

In fact, the sale at Infinity is still going on. 20% off and free shipping in US on Infinity New Deal.

SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 06, 2019, 11:53:20 AM »
Oh man, I was all set to purchase an 8í10 Destroyer and you mentioned the domed deck!  Iím not a fan and I guess from pics I didnít pick that up.  Reviews from the other site no one mentions it.  Thanks for the review.

The domed deck looks very subtle to me. I doubt it detracts from the performance much. The problem with the Destroyer are the high volumes in the bigger sizes which force lighter riders like us to go small and narrow if we want the correct volume for our weight.

The 8'10 would have way too much float for you. It's designed for riders well over 200 pounds.
Don't confuse volume with stability. Having the correct volume for your weight actually adds stability because the board is cradled more by the water. Ultimately, you want the deck pad to be level with the surface of the water or close to it. Too much volume hinders performance.
I do agree it looks subtle but Iím not worried about its performance more about my knees feeling it.  And yes I have this psychological weirdness with volume but from experience I prefer to go bigger despite losing performance.  Plus Iím 205 without a wetsuit so I think Iíll be fine.  I went with the largest super frank and couldnít be happier.

I am 245 pounds and my 8'5 is very stable - even in rough water. IMHO, at 205, 8'10 will be too big.

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