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Classifieds / Re: ISO Kenalu Paddle Blades
« Last post by Caribsurf on January 17, 2024, 12:18:05 PM »
not what either of you is searching for, but I have a brand new Molokai 95 blade still in the bag never used for anyone who is looking. 
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Last post by B-Walnut on January 17, 2024, 07:08:15 AM »
Saw this review about the carver so I figured I would add it to the discussion.

I recently tried out the Sunova Carver 6.2 Custom 79Ltr board, pairing it with an Axis ART Pro 1051 foil and a 4m wing for some short downwind runs. Normally, lifting my board with a 4m wing and the 1051, particularly in open ocean swells around 20-23 knots, has been a struggle. However, the Carver has been a game-changer. Itís still a bit of a sinker for me, but I can stand on crunch down to get it flying. When itís on the surface, it skips over the water to gain the speed necessary to engage the foil. The speed it generates is unbelievable.
Recently, I took it into some waves, using the Axis Spitfire 780 and 720 with a 4m wing in winds between 22-25 knots. Surprisingly, the Carver allowed me to generate enough speed through the chop to get the foils flying. I was blown away by how easily I could downsize my foils by 1-2 sizes thanks to the Carverís narrow size and length, which enable it to plane incredibly fast.

Impressed by the performance, I couldnít resist going back to the foil shop today and acquiring a 5.2 with stock measurements as well. As a heavier rider at 6.5ft and 107kg, Iíve designated the 6.2 Carver as my go-to for light wind conditions. If the wind picks up beyond 20 knots, Iíll switch to the 5.2 for an optimal experience. Totally stoked

That's awesome that it's working so well for ya. Have you had many days on the 5.2 yet? My buddy got that one so I'll get to try it this spring.
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Classifieds / Re: ISO Kenalu Paddle Blades
« Last post by jondrums on January 16, 2024, 11:15:58 PM »
Sorry to hijack the thread, but I'll purchase any Mana 90 blade someone has laying around.  Wish it was still in production...
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Last post by ninja tuna on January 16, 2024, 08:18:28 PM »
Saw this review about the carver so I figured I would add it to the discussion.

I recently tried out the Sunova Carver 6.2 Custom 79Ltr board, pairing it with an Axis ART Pro 1051 foil and a 4m wing for some short downwind runs. Normally, lifting my board with a 4m wing and the 1051, particularly in open ocean swells around 20-23 knots, has been a struggle. However, the Carver has been a game-changer. Itís still a bit of a sinker for me, but I can stand on crunch down to get it flying. When itís on the surface, it skips over the water to gain the speed necessary to engage the foil. The speed it generates is unbelievable.
Recently, I took it into some waves, using the Axis Spitfire 780 and 720 with a 4m wing in winds between 22-25 knots. Surprisingly, the Carver allowed me to generate enough speed through the chop to get the foils flying. I was blown away by how easily I could downsize my foils by 1-2 sizes thanks to the Carverís narrow size and length, which enable it to plane incredibly fast.

Impressed by the performance, I couldnít resist going back to the foil shop today and acquiring a 5.2 with stock measurements as well. As a heavier rider at 6.5ft and 107kg, Iíve designated the 6.2 Carver as my go-to for light wind conditions. If the wind picks up beyond 20 knots, Iíll switch to the 5.2 for an optimal experience. Totally stoked
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Last post by B-Walnut on January 15, 2024, 03:21:41 PM »

You need the larger board to start the smaller foil in light wind, it's your prefered way to foil, enjoy. Tried the 85L range, doesn't work for me, doesn't suit my style. I'll save my 710 for (very) windy days. It is not my preference to use it in lighter winds regardless of the fact I can start it with my larger board. It's just not as much fun. A single board won't work for me but nice to hear you've found one that works for you.



The performance gains are at all wind speeds, I didnít buy this as a lightwind specialty board and while I appreciate that it can fly well in light winds, I never said my goal is to just use it in light winds. Those same benefits translate to higher winds.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Last post by Thatspec on January 15, 2024, 02:31:03 PM »


Not sure where you comment about just driving around small foils and no wave power is coming from or how they relate to this conversation? Are you trying to say you only like to foil in strong wind? Even then, I prefer the use of a smaller foil and wing over a smaller board.



You need the larger board to start the smaller foil in light wind, it's your prefered way to foil, enjoy. Tried the 85L range, doesn't work for me, doesn't suit my style. I'll save my 710 for (very) windy days. It is not my preference to use it in lighter winds regardless of the fact I can start it with my larger board. It's just not as much fun. A single board won't work for me but nice to hear you've found one that works for you.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Last post by B-Walnut on January 15, 2024, 10:02:40 AM »
It's not a sailing sport for me. It's a foiling sport so just driving a small foil with wing power gets kinda boring after 20 minutes. Without wave power to drive that foil, may as well go on a bike ride. I think the 2 knot difference is pretty close. Without a wind meter on my wing though...  there's really no way to quantify. Wind is very rarely steady. I'm pretty much always using the same size or smaller wing than the 65-75Kg guys with my 60L. Just enough wing to start is all that's necessary, apparent wind, pumping and wave energy do the rest and keep it more interesting.

One 64Kg buddy uses a 38L board which still floats him better than me on my 60L. Kinda hard to wrap my brain around that :o



Not sure where you comment about just driving around small foils and no wave power is coming from or how they relate to this conversation? Are you trying to say you only like to foil in strong wind? Even then, I prefer the use of a smaller foil and wing over a smaller board.

The 2 knot difference you're citing is a bit of a moot point though. Any time two riders go out at the same spot, they are relatively in the same wind. We wouldn't be standing there thinking "I'll do my water start where it's 2 knots lighter, and you can do yours where it's 2 knots stronger." The same rider using a neutral buoyancy kit vs a -30l kit is always going to be capable of using a smaller wing and a smaller foil with the added liters. If it was 2 knots stronger, as in my post about 14 knots going up to 16 knots, I would then downsize my wing to 3.5m or throw on my 550.

People can say that they like the submerged stability in the water of a -30l board, or that they prefer the smaller board over the smaller foil and wing, that's fine. However, I don't think they can claim comparable low end takeoff at any wind speed of the same foil and wing with a neutral vs -30l board.
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Classifieds / ISO Kenalu Paddle Blades
« Last post by Deadbait on January 15, 2024, 09:56:34 AM »
Hi Guys,

My Kenalu paddle blade is starting to wiggle and needs to be reglued.  So before I do that, I thought I would reach out and see if anyone has any old Kenalu Blades they want to unload.   

Specifically, I'm looking for a Ho'oloa 84 or a Mana 82 if you got one.

I currently have a Wiki 84 and a Konihi 84 both on the Xtra Tuf shafts which I love both, but seeing if anyone wants to clear out some gear.

I am willing to pay, so not looking for handouts.

Thanks!

(p.s. ISO = In Search Of)
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Last post by Thatspec on January 15, 2024, 12:29:03 AM »
For the moment, the 85l will be my one board quiver for winging...

You mentioned a 2 knot penalty? Are you saying you only need 2 more knots to water start with a 60l board? My experience has been quite different on that front. I tried the Omen 60l and yes, it was plenty comfy submerged under water, but it lost a huge amount of the low end that I desire...

Now, I will clarify that I am probably a rarity in that I absolutely crave the smallest wing and foil and am very typically out there on smaller gear than anyone else

Regardless, as a single board solution, the 85L carver looks great. The larger / longer board absolutely allows you to start the smaller foil with less effort.

I have a different way of looking at winging than most.

It's not a sailing sport for me. It's a foiling sport so just driving a small foil with wing power gets kinda boring after 20 minutes. Without wave power to drive that foil, may as well go on a bike ride. I think the 2 knot difference is pretty close. Without a wind meter on my wing though...  there's really no way to quantify. Wind is very rarely steady. I'm pretty much always using the same size or smaller wing than the 65-75Kg guys with my 60L. Just enough wing to start is all that's necessary, apparent wind, pumping and wave energy do the rest and keep it more interesting.

One 64Kg buddy uses a 38L board which still floats him better than me on my 60L. Kinda hard to wrap my brain around that :o

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