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The crew's quiver evolution
« on: April 14, 2018, 10:09:49 AM »
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 10:13:49 AM »
This is a cool graphic. I should do mine. Not as many (I was also learning to prone surf) but still educational for sure.)

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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 12:22:41 PM »
Fun looking mix.....except the Laird.... ;)
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 12:38:25 PM »
I was looking at your board graphic surfafrica and it confirms that everything comes back around in some form or another.

The 2008 10 foot Laird, at 28 inches wide, looks like a contemporary thin railed, low volume longboard shape that is becoming very popular today.

I wish I hung on to some of my old boards. My first one, the 11’11” Angulo was so much fun in the surf for a big board.


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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 10:12:02 PM »
I couldn't stand on the Laird for more than a minute back in 2008... :P

One of my all time favorites was the 11-11 Angulo. We rode the prototype on Maui back in 2008 side by side with the production model. The prototype was a bit more refined in the rails and was freaking amazing for a big newby. The production one was close but I wish they had left it alone. We held on to the two of them for a week and Pono and I both wanted that board. Ed wouldn't let it go though.

If my 12-6 starboard was in it's original condition (instead of a tank) I'd still surf it. It was always a fun board on a wave.

If I did a similar picture for surf sups it would go 12-6 x 30, (11-0 x 31, 10-6 x 28.5, 9-8 x 30 all of these in one summer) 9-0 x 35, 8-4 x 33, 10-4 x 34

I still have all of those boards except the 11-0 Blend.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 10:23:30 PM by stoneaxe »
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 09:24:42 AM »
That Laird in the lineup above was mine.  And my first SUP.  9'0 x 27, 150 L.  We were prone surfing more back then, but did take the SUPs out in the waves from time to time.   That Laird felt tippy to me back then.  It'd be interesting to try it now. 
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 09:47:30 AM »
I have a bit of a hate affair with the original Laird, which was 12' as I recall. It had a lot of rocker, and no glide, it felt like it moved forward exactly the length of the paddle pull. I bought a returned one from Laird back when SUPs were impossible to get and never warmed to it. Sold it for what I paid for it during the great SUP shortage. Then some years ago I did the Cape Cod Bay Challenge with Brother Bob (stoneaxe) and the loaner board I used was a 12' Laird. It felt like I dragged that board for all thirty miles or whatever it was that year.
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 10:22:25 AM »
My hate affair with it was that it pre-dated the SUP handle.  That thing killed me every time we had to walk it to the break. 
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 10:26:25 AM »
Ha, I'm on pace to hit that number by myself, here's my progression (without pictures b/c I'm lazy):

2014 - 10'1" Palm Head (Don't ask)
2014 - 9'2" Fanatic Allwave (RIP - Broken in half, now put back together and re-shaped as a 7'4" Foil for someone else)
2015 - 8'8" Naish Hokua X32
2015 - 10'1" JL Black and Blue (Current Quiver)
2016 - 7'11" F-One Madeiro (Ha, traded away, bought back - current quiver)
2017 - 8'5" JL Worldwide
2017 - 7'4" JP Surf Wide (Current Quiver)
2017 - 8'8" JL SuperTech (Current Quiver)
2018 - probably a 14' to stay in shape when there's no wind/waves.
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 11:04:31 AM »

Southwesterly wrote: (sorry, I don't know how to do that link)
'The 2008 10 foot Laird, at 28 inches wide, looks like a contemporary thin railed, low volume longboard shape that is becoming very popular today.'


Exactly! I picked up an older 10-footer, used, for a great price, and it has been an absolute joy to to surf. Extremely close to a modern prone longboard in feel, with all the advantages of stand-up.
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 12:50:36 PM »
Here's trip down quiver lane for 1 guy, 5 years, 11 boards in chronological order...can't believe I went through all these. I remember my very first surf session on the 10' PSH. I was on my knees for the most part.

10' x 29 PSH WAA
10'6 404 Trainer
10' x 34 Coreban EZ
12'6 x 28 Focus Cali Carbon
12'6 x 26 Bark Custom (current)
8'10 x 31 Fanatic Allwave
8'0 x 28 Fanatic Prowave
12'6 x 25 NSP/DC SUrf Race Pro (current)
7'7 x 27 Starboard Pro (current)
14' x 23 Naish Javelin LE (current)
7'10 x 27 Laird Surrator (current)

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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 01:37:22 PM »
APPST & SaMo  ....those are impressive boards per year averages!
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 02:06:04 PM »
Here´s my progression:

Wave boards:
NSP 11'0 (don't remember width and volume. Just a big board to learn)
Starboard 2012 8'5 x 30 Pockect Rocket (130 liters) AST Silver
Starboard 2012 8'0 x 28'' Pro (110 liters) AST Silver
Starboard 2012 7'7 x 27'' Pro (98 liters) Carbon
Starboard 2013 8'0 x 28'' Pro (96 liters) Carbon
Starboard 2014 8'0 x 28'' Pro (96 liters) Carbon
Starboard 2015 7'7 x 27'' Pro (95 liters) Carbon
Starboard Hyper Nut 2016 7'4 x 30'' (106 liters) Carbon
SIC Maui Triton 8'2 x 28'' (118 liters) Glass carbon Composite
Infinity 7'11 x 27'' (85 liters) SUPspension Tech Carbon
(note: some of these boards I owned at the same time)

Race boards:
Starboard 2014 All-Star Turtle Bay 12'6 x 25.5 Carbon
Starboard 2015 Race 12'6 x 25.5 Carbon
SIC X-Pro 12'6 SCC
Infinity Whiplash 2017 12'6 x 26''
SIC Maui RS 14 x 24.5 SCC

Downwind boards:
SIC Maui Bullet 12'6 SCC
SIC Maui Bullet 14'0 SCC
SIC Maui Bullet 17'4 FAST

I also have a SIC Maui FX-Pro 14'0 inflatable. Love having an inflatable board that I can carry around anywhere and easy to travel on holidays abroad.

What board should I get next?  ;D

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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 02:10:31 PM »
Here are my boards in the evolution. 

I got the Laird to play around with on flat water between the times we got to the coast to surf.  We did take it into the surf now and again (but usually were prone).  When we did surf our big old SUPs, we did have fun.  I had it once in Maui in maybe 2009 and a guy there was on a 10' Laird.  I'd see him every day out in the break (double over ankle) and he kept trying to buy my Laird ("man, I want the 9-footer!", he'd always say).

I was knocked out of surfing and all sports completely from 2011-2015 due to injuries and a virus taking out my inner ear (dark days).  That SIMS changed my life. SUP surfing changed my life.  Brought me back to the living. That SIMS introduced me to the renaissance of SUP shapes/sizes that was happening.

I also ordered an 8'6 x 30, 118 L RNB in 2015, but knew right away it was a mistake.  It was simply too big for me. I only surfed it a few sessions.  I quickly ordered the 7'6 which has been amazing for me. I still use it quite a bit. It gave me my first taste of SUPing on a pretty light weight board.

The 7'5 (red one) was a great gateway drug to trying lower-volumed boards.  I loved the feeling of it on a wave. I loved bottom turning with such thin rails.

My longboard is super fun when the conditions (or mood) calls for a longboard.

My 7'4 is my favorite board I've ridden to date (surf or SUP).  I'm in love with it.  I hope the honeymoon lasts!
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Re: The crew's quiver evolution
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 02:14:57 PM »
What board should I get next?  ;D

A custom!  ;-)
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