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Topics - Luc Benac

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Gear Talk / Sunova Torpedo
« on: December 08, 2019, 08:04:27 PM »
Found a nice video showing teh board on James Casey's web page:

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Gear Talk / Reminder UPS shipping to Canada
« on: October 20, 2019, 11:05:51 AM »
Just a reminder for my fellow Canadians. I recently ordered a classic Curtis fin from Fins Unlimited and they offer only UPS shipping to Canada.
I had forgotten how bad is UPS for us. Not only did I pay $25 of shipping but also a surprise $35 of UPS brokerage fees.
In the past I always stayed away from UPS but had forgotten about it.

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Gear Talk / Should I blame David John?
« on: June 22, 2019, 03:44:07 PM »
I might become a yellow addict.....
The Maliko is a sure value and keeper and the 2014 Javelin LE after my second paddle and first DW seems to be another keeper. That is two out of two. Got to love Naish.

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I could not resist one of these demoed a couple of time for CAD 1,560 taxes included from my favourite SUP shop.
I won't have it until July when a friend will drive it to where I live.
Should complement my downwind  champion Naish Maliko for the flat and windless days where the 22 lbs. should feel nice.

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Classifieds / WTB Velocitek Makai or NK SpeedCoach SUP 2
« on: September 30, 2018, 02:57:52 PM »
Looking for a Velocitek Makai (just lost one down-winding after hitting it with my paddle during a bail-out) or a NK SpeedCoach SUP 2.
I am in Canada so will require shipping.

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Downwind and Racing / Light DW <25 knots contenders
« on: June 24, 2018, 03:05:32 PM »
Seems that there are a few kicking around some even approved by Burchas :-)

1) SIC Bayonet
2) Infinity Downtown
3) Jimmy Lewis Rail
4) Bullet V2

I am wondering if these provide a higher fun factor than the all around boards that can downwind in under 25 knots flatwinder, downbreezer and light downwind?

1) Bark Vapor Ghost
2) SIC RS
3) Naish Maliko

And that is without going into clogs.
I do like the easy life of having a go to board like the Vapor that will not let you down regardless of the conditions.
When the summer comes I am always wondering if I could get a few more bumps in light conditions by having a newer generation light downwind board.

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Anybody has paddled a 2018 Sidewinder (NOT THE 2017)?
I am curious to know how it compares with the SIC RS - they do have a little bit of similar look.

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Technique / Travis Grant technique video latest instalment
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:59:36 AM »
I have always found what Travis had to say interesting, and this one is no different:



A few tips contained:
* Paddle the narrower board that make you comfortable and able to deliver power with a stable stance not the narrower board
* do not overreach
* Upper hand weight DOWN on the paddle and not forward
* Do crunches :-)


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Classifieds / Kenalu Mana 90
« on: April 29, 2018, 07:47:03 AM »
Kenalu Mana 90 with 90Flex cut to 79"
but can be cut further as needed or I can provide a longer handle to add a couple of inches
I can also provide a second shorter shaft for sup surfing to bring the length down to 76.5"
Great catch, tons of power, light and fast race paddle. No flutter whatsoever. Bury the blade and power through the pull.
In excellent condition

Canadian Dollar $350 (about USD 275) plus shipping

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Gear Talk / Battle of the clogs
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:49:17 PM »
Has anybody paddled the "new" generation of clogs from an all-around point of view?
  • One-Sup Storm 14x26
  • Sunova AllWater (blue nose) 14x25.5 or 14x27
  • 2018 Ace 14x25 or 14x27
  • 2017 Ace 14x25 or 14x27
  • 2017 NSP Sonic 25.5
I should have access to the first two but not the others.

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Gear Talk / 2018 Naish Maliko Carbon or no carbon?
« on: November 18, 2017, 05:16:27 PM »
Does anybody know the details of the  new construction? Videos say full carbon but web page seems to say glass.
Just comparing the 2017 schematic with the 2018 one....

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Gear Talk / Mistral 17'6" downwind and flat waters boards
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:16:51 PM »
There was a little bit of info on SeaBreeze but does anybody has the goods on these:

https://www.facebook.com/mistralsup/photos/pcb.1715795885106332/1715794621773125/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/mistralsup/photos/pcb.1715797208439533/1715796265106294/?type=3&theater

Beautiful looking boards but not as exciting as Mistral Sup is not distributed in Canada and USA so far.
The downwind board with no rudder would be a very yummy board.

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General Discussion / SUP brand ambassadors?
« on: August 14, 2017, 06:00:03 PM »
Hello,
This topic has come up today on a thread on a different subject.
I was curious to learn what this involves and experience from fellow paddlers in that regards.

This is what was on a Starboard website:
Who are Starboard Brand Ambassadors? They are unique individuals who show a passion for stand up paddleboarding and embody the Starboard tiki-life culture. They are active members of their local SUP communities who love the Starboard brand and can engage an audience on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. These ambassadors will be encouraged to participate in local “Tiki Tour” events and spread their passion and enthusiasm for the sport of stand up paddleboarding.

I have trouble making up my mind if being an ambassador involve spamming every SUP forums and FaceBook pages about greatness of the brand and regurgitate marketing materiel or if there was a more balanced and honest approach or if I am totally missing it altogether. I was approached once but did not even consider it at all. Now I am curious about this.

Thank you for your input.

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Gear Talk / Infinity new downwind board
« on: August 10, 2017, 04:58:32 PM »

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I was blessed this Canada Day long week-end with THREE down-winders including one with friends. I was also using a brand new Larry W. Allison's down-wind fin - the Spartan - and the old timer Aercor.
I forgot my GPS watch on the first down-winder with the Vapor and Spartan but I had it today.
First thing first regarding the Spartan is to leave preconception at the door. It is a big MOFO of a fin at 50 sqi. It it was not from Larry, I would never even have tried it.
Straight to the highlights, get the board on a glide and the Spartan is rock solid and you can link the bumps. Reminds me of the feeling of windsurfing. Coupled with the Vapor that likes to stay high on the bump and it feels like having improved my down-winding technique, impossible....
The fin is quite reasonable to handle in side-wind, side-chop which stays a mystery for me based on it size.
I really want to take this fin on higher winds.

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