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Classifieds / Wanted - Good Family Board
« on: August 26, 2021, 06:28:02 AM »
Hey folks,
Been looking on clist and facebook.  Looking to get my buddy an all around cruiser for his beach place in NJ so his family can use it.  Needs to be at least 30" wide and stable.  Also, needs to be under $1000.

Thought I would ask the good folks here to see if anyone had something laying around they might want to sell.  I live around Harrisburg PA, but can make a drive for a good board.


Classifieds / Hamboard Fish
« on: June 16, 2021, 08:02:08 AM »
Nice board. Havenít used it since a snapped my Achilles.  $250 local pick up near Harrisburg PA.  Comes with extra springs and cams.  Also have a big kahuna land paddle for $50.

Classifieds / Fins for sale
« on: June 16, 2021, 07:57:36 AM »
Got these when I bought my whiplash and never changed them for what was already on the board.
FCS II Eric Terrien $100
Futures 10Ē weedless $65
Larry Allison Pro box fins make me an offer. Couldnít find an original price online.

Classifieds / Fai Vaa Tahitian Outiggers
« on: November 02, 2020, 08:21:39 AM »
I know it's not SUP but figured some folks out here paddle outriggers as well.   I'm trying to organize a shipment of 8 Fai Vaa V1s from the west coast.  If I can get all eight (or at least 7) spoken for it would really cut down shipping for everyone.  White hulls with green, grey or blue tops.  Vaccum bagged glass which come in at around 28lbs rigged,

If I can get all 8, total cost would be $3300 as is or $3650 with custom length foot brace and foot pumps installed.  The canoes would be delivered to me in PA and I was going to make an east coast drive to deliver (for gas and food money).  Pic is from the Fai website.  Second pic gives you an idea of colors.  Trying to get this nailed down by the end of November if possible.


Classifieds / QB trifecta and Kanaha
« on: August 24, 2020, 05:12:15 PM »
Hey guys. Have a 79 in all carbon trifecta and an adjustable all carbon 74-84 inch Kanaha for sale. Both have the carbon handles.  Trifecta Iím asking $250 and the Kanaha Iím asking $200.  Shipping is no problem.  Send me a message and I can text pics. They are too big to download here. 

Thanks !

SUP General / Blade Shapes and "Feel".......Why?
« on: June 16, 2020, 05:27:33 AM »
I had been paddling with a Kenalu Maliko for over a year and recently picked up a Trifecta to give a high aspect blade a try as they are said to have a softer catch which would be good for me as I paddle distance flat water.

When first using the Trifecta, I found that I was getting gurgling at every catch.  Now the shaft is a few inches shorter than my Maliko which was not helping the issue, however to add to the issue, I had to bury a longer blade to really plant it.

This leads me to the following question.  Does the blade shape really make a big difference is the entire thing is supposed to be buried at the catch?  I know the surface of the blade makes a difference in feel (dihedrals etc), but 95 sq inches buried under the water should give the same resistance regardless correct?  I know I'm wrong, I just can't noodle through why.  For example, take two totally flat blades (a la Kialoa), one is a tear drop and the other is a square high aspect.  Both are 95 square inches.  Bury them both to the ferule and pull.  Difference?

Classifieds / Werner Trance 85
« on: May 06, 2020, 04:25:11 AM »
Hey folks.  Got a Werner Trance (brand new) with a Isup I bought for my wife.  It's a one piece cut to 77".  I'd rather get an adjustable for her so she can use it and the kids can also.  It has never been used.  The original sticker goo is still on it from when I did a crappy job taking it off.

$250 obo.  Also would consider trades if that works for anyone.

Classifieds / WTB decent 14ft all around
« on: March 04, 2020, 05:53:30 AM »
Hey everyone.  Since I started surfsking and OC1, I don't SUP nearly as much as I used to so I sold my Allstar and haven't paddled SUP for about 1 1/2 years.  I think I'd like to get one again for fitness and just relaxing paddles around the lake.

I'm in midstate PA but can drive a little ways for the right board.  Looking for a 14 by at least 28.  My old Naish Glide was great and I never should have gotten rid of it.

Anyone with a board for under $900 max let me know.  Thanks

Classifieds / 2015 Allstar 14x26.5
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:57:09 AM »
Selling my Allstar after having it for 2 seasons (only really paddled one).  I've been paddling my surfski and OC1 pretty much 99% of the time anyway.

Asking $1100 obo.  For asking I'll throw in a generic adjustable carbon paddle.  Also, willing to trade for a wider cruising board 28" wide or wider.

I'm located in Hershey PA but I can drive Phili, Baltimore or DC since they are pretty close.


Gear Talk / Hulu vs Shaka Puu vs Methane
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:26:23 AM »
So itís time for me to replace my generic carbon/glass adjustable and get a good paddle.  Kialoa are having an awesome closeout sale and have the Hulu, Methane, and Shaka Puu on sale (hulu is about $40 more than the other 2).

I have a 14í Allstar and Iím 6ft 195lbs.  Since I live in central PA, I paddle mostly lakes and rivers around me so no surfing at all.  If Iím lucky, the wind blows the right way up river and gives some small rolling swell but thatís as exciting as it gets.  Mostly I paddle for fun and fitness (5-6 miles per session).  I might race once this summer but I also have an OC1 and surfski I paddle as well.

I like the Hulu because it has the hook blade and have the same blade on my Nehu OC1 paddle.  Itís super thin and super clean in the water.  However the Hulu doesnít have the oval shaft like on my Nehu.  As for the Shaka and Methane, I have read comparisons of the two (methane being smaller version of the shaka) but usually people are using it in the surf context.  Also, never found a comparison between them and the Hulu.
Any help would be appreciated.

Classifieds / Scorpius OC1
« on: March 21, 2017, 12:43:15 PM »
I'm swapping out a couple of boats this year and my OC1 is one of them.  Scorpius OC1 I bought used last year.  Good boat, no leaks or issues.  I'm selling to get a Hurricane which is faster for flat water racing.  Asking $2000 obo ($400 less than I paid last spring).

I live around Harrisburg PA but I driving to Balitmore, DC or Phila is no big deal.  I can just make a paddle day out of it.

Classifieds / Looking for a paddle
« on: July 18, 2016, 03:13:38 PM »
So it's been a bit over a year now since I starting SUPing.  I have an generic carbon paddle and would like to upgrade.  When I got my OC1, I bought a Kialoa and now have the sensation of what a good paddle should really feel like from the catch to the release.

I'm 6' 195lbs and do 99% flat water paddling.  My current paddle is set at about 83"  Looking for a Kialoa, Ke Nalu or Quickblade used.  If anyone is looking to thin the herd, let me know!  Thanks


Gear Talk / Potentially pointless comparison of old boards
« on: July 04, 2016, 06:51:35 AM »
I sold my v2 Naish Glide (14' x 27.25")about 2 weeks ago.  I looked at multiple boats and found a brand new 2014 Starboard Allstar for a fantastic price...even with shipping which was only $140.  Oh by the way, shout out to the great folks at California Kiteboarding.  They were really helpful and nice. 

Ok, on with the comparison.  First off, let me say that the reason I sold the Glide wanted something a little faster and slicker through the water as I paddle 95%+ flat water lakes. 

Appearance:  I actually prefer the graphics on the Starboard.  I know some don't like the tiki guy but I think he rocks.  Just staring at me as I rack up the miles.  I will say though the the blue of the board seems like it will get hotter in the sun.

Ergonomics:  The board weight is roughly the same as between the two with maybe a couple of pound advantage to the All Star.  The side handles work well however they still aren't perfectly centered.  The offset center handle on the Glide was nice but, once again, not in the center.  Foot pads on the All Star are much more comfortable.  The Glide's foot pad was too aggressive for me and pieces of it were delaminating.

Stability:  Despite only a 3/4" difference in the board widths, the Glide is seems much more stable.  The All Star doesn't have really strong primary stability (feels a little twitchy) which took a little getting used to when paddling hard and leaning on the rails.  I actually over leaning and went in twice so I had to change up technique a little.  With the raised rails on the All Star, you can really dig in and use them to balance.  Needless to say I'm good now but it caught me off guard on the first ride.  I really thought with the sunken deck, I would be rock solid right out of the gate.

Speed:  The board is definitely faster.  I don't have GPS but I can see it (since I paddle close to land).  Ironically enough, the All Star glides much better than the Glide!  Ha!  Foot positioning on the All Star can easily create a full displacement bow causing it to carve well through the water using the entire waterline.  With the Glide, I always felt like the board was slowing down to fast which cause me to have to increase my cadence.

Overall, I really did like the Glide.  It was my first board and I clocked a number of miles on it.  It treated me well and I was glad to pass it one to a good person.  The All Star appears to be a great board as well which I think will suit my needs better.  Any questions, feel free to ask.  I figured I would post this for other people who might be looking at used boards. 


Gear Talk / Need Help Fast - New Board Decision
« on: June 28, 2016, 03:45:12 AM »
Hey All,
My first board was a 14' x 27.25 Naish Glide (V2).  Great board, however since I really paddlle 95%+ flat water, I decided to sell it and go for a displacement bow.

This leads me to my dilemma.  I found two new (old stock) boards online.  One is a 2014 Starboard Allstar 14x26.5.  The other is a 2015 Starbord Race 14x27.  The Race is $200 more which isn't a big deal especially if its really a better board for me.  Just for reference, I'm 6', 190lbs.  I had no balance issue on the Glide and used it mainly for fitness and fun.

I found a comparison of the 2015 Allstar to the 2015 Race however it leaves me wondering if there were many design changes to the Allstar between 2014 and 2015 (can't find that answer no matter how much I google.  I also saw that a handful of the Race changes were incorporated in the 2016 Allstar.

The reason I need help fast is because I'd like to have the board ordered by today (in about 6hrs) so that I can get it in time for a trip I planned.  Would really love to have it.

Classifieds / Wanted - 14' flat water race board
« on: June 20, 2016, 07:53:33 AM »
So I just sold my 14' Naish Glide.  Looking for a displacement bow for my next board.  Something like a Bark Dominator or similar.  Being searching the net but thought I would past here is case someone has any good leads.

I'm in central PA, but don't mind driving a few hours for a good board.

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