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Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« on: May 10, 2018, 08:30:00 AM »
So, this is the time of year when we start to hear whispers about what is coming from the brands for next season. Anyone heard anyone yet ? Unusually, I havenít heard anything yet.

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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 08:47:11 AM »
The only thing I know is that you're gonna see a lot of deep dugouts.
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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 09:49:58 AM »
Racing? Do people still do that? :)

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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 09:53:35 AM »
The only thing I know is that you're gonna see a lot of deep dugouts.

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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 02:06:44 PM »
From what I've seen and as PonoBill said there will be dugouts coming. I saw Jimmy Lewis and JP Australia so far.

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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 02:06:58 PM »
as below  ;D

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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 02:07:18 PM »
From what I've seen and as PonoBill said there will be dugouts coming. I saw Jimmy Lewis and JP Australia so far.

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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 02:27:13 PM »
Sonni was on a monster Starboard dugout for the Olukai. I saw her and another lady pulled off by the side of the road adding half a dozen straps to try to keep it on their rental car. I stopped and tied the nose to the bumper for them. I was amazed by the depth of the thing--deeper than any OC1 or surfski.
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Re: It’s that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 02:32:35 PM »
Sonni was on a monster Starboard dugout for the Olukai.[...] I was amazed by the depth of the thing--deeper than any OC1 or surfski.

Another nail in the coffin from my perspective, when the halo boards are evolving into something I'm personally not interested in.  It's as if its not evolving, but morphing into something different altogether...   
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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 03:40:48 PM »
Sonni was on a monster Starboard dugout for the Olukai.[...] I was amazed by the depth of the thing--deeper than any OC1 or surfski.

Another nail in the coffin from my perspective, when the halo boards are evolving into something I'm personally not interested in.  It's as if its not evolving, but morphing into something different altogether...
Actually sounds like some of the dugout shapes are getting almost deep enough to be used as coffins.

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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 03:47:35 PM »
Sonni was on a monster Starboard dugout for the Olukai.[...] I was amazed by the depth of the thing--deeper than any OC1 or surfski.

Another nail in the coffin from my perspective, when the halo boards are evolving into something I'm personally not interested in.  It's as if its not evolving, but morphing into something different altogether...
Yes, thatís how I feel about it too. Itís moving away from surfing/boardsports and becoming stand up canoeing. These craft are awkward - awkward to paddle, awkward to carry, awkward to transport. If you werenít racing you wouldnít choose to paddle one - at least, not standing up, anyway.

But this is the evolution of SUP. Racing will become increasingly niche, a subclass of canoeing. Surf SUP will break away and become its own thing - a rather slow version of ďrealĒ surfing. The early adopters will all move to foiling. The rest of the demographic will paddle with their dogs on inflatables. And forums like this will cease to exist because there is no longer any meeting point for the various subtypes of SUP (which will adopt new names in order to distinguish themselves from each other).

And a small core of us from the early days of SUP will continue to surf 9ft+ surf SUPs, paddle downwind boards that look like big surf guns, and tour, explore, fish and do yoga on just about anything that floats. No competition, just fun. Just like we always have: old school SUP.

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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2018, 04:47:23 PM »
Actually sounds like some of the dugout shapes are getting almost deep enough to be used as coffins.

I just love all the more my Ace-GT. Not crazy deep, low volume, 31 lbs.
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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2018, 06:07:50 PM »
Sunova is making it easier to transport raceboards around the world.
Team members, Kelly Margetts and Lina Augaitis battle tested them in rough conditions at the Carolina Cup Graveyard race in April.

Lina's comment:
"Surprisingly competitive. This system is allowing us to travel and race around the world cheaper, with less hassle and less broken boards...."
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I watched Takuji Araki pack these 2 blue boards inside a Taxi van with with 5 people heading to the airport. Zero hassle.
Watch for his 12 yo son "Shrimpy" to compete in the M2O on one of these boards.

All Sunova's can be made as 2 piece now.
If you travel with your SUP..... it's worth a look.


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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2018, 06:20:06 PM »
I would gladly settle for a one piece Allwater 2018 with the new tail.
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Re: Itís that time of year - 2018 Race Board Gossip ?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2018, 07:35:02 PM »
Very 1st time I saw a dugout (K15) I hated the look. I've never been interested in owning one. I don't care for the confining nature of them and a lot if not most of the boards are designed for secondary stability....which means nothing to me. I fall often and dragging myself back over that edge would get old. I think it's part of what has turned me off of racing....being big was part of it but the shape that boards have gone to in order to be competitive has contributed as well.

Despite my personal dislike of dugouts I have to says that it looks like Sunova has done it again. That answers a lot of issues for racers and the dugout shape must make the two piece a lot stronger.

I'll be interested to see the other boards in 2 pieces....I'd love to have a travel sup.
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