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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #90 on: February 21, 2019, 10:34:45 PM »
SUPs are stupid money now....I point blank refuse to pay the top cash for these boards....I always go for the cheaper option...you can still get really good boards at “reasonable” prices.

Especially averse to paying list when when you see last years model marked down significantly, and years previous to that marked down 40-50%.
It’s the wide price range in Europe that flummoxes me. For instance an Infinity New Deal longboard SUP is the equivalent of 2350 US dollars, whereas a Gong Zero longboard SUP (which is full carbon and PVC sandwich) is only 1132 US Dollars.  How can one board be literally *twice* the price of the other, especially when the materials used in the cheaper board will be, if anything, more costly than the more expensive one?

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #91 on: February 22, 2019, 07:58:45 AM »
Pearson Arrow Makes good longboard SUPs
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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #92 on: February 22, 2019, 08:23:43 AM »
A10, yes the Gong pricing is very competetive.  The Freak 115 (proper noserider at 9'2"x28 3/4" and 115 l) is looking really good at 999€ (or $1,130).  It looks like they will be releasing it mid May.

As they moved into a new warehouse location, Infinity just had a huge sale last month and New Deals were going for around $1200 including shipping.  Timing is everything.

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #93 on: April 15, 2019, 01:00:05 PM »
I finally made a choice and ordered a Gong NFA 10' :https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?ViewObjectPath=%2FShops%2Fbox1707%2FProducts%2FGON9SUPFNFA100%2FSubProducts%2FGON9SUPFNFAB100
I'll let you know how she goes!
Thanks again for the help and input to all of you. I think this thread contains a lot of information that might also help others.

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #94 on: April 15, 2019, 01:39:52 PM »
I finally made a choice and ordered a Gong NFA 10' :https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?ViewObjectPath=%2FShops%2Fbox1707%2FProducts%2FGON9SUPFNFA100%2FSubProducts%2FGON9SUPFNFAB100
I'll let you know how she goes!
Thanks again for the help and input to all of you. I think this thread contains a lot of information that might also help others.
Will you be clobbering your board with a rubber mallet like Patrice does at the start of this video?



I see he shows the NFA longboard toward the end of the video.

That construction looks solid. Let us know if it turns out to be, in reality.

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #95 on: April 15, 2019, 03:52:04 PM »
Hey I'm a believer after watching that video. They look like quality boards. Please do share your opinion as you get into it. And congrats on a nice choice.   
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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #96 on: April 15, 2019, 04:22:40 PM »
has anyone ridden both a Stylemaster and the Sunova Style?

I'd be really interested in the comparison.  I have the 10'6 style which i love but has a little too much rocker and width for the Knee high summer waves i use it exclusively on.

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #97 on: April 15, 2019, 09:31:54 PM »
That's amazing. I'm a big fan of bulletproof boards these days. One of the first surfing SUP's I bought was a Focus Carbon Classic 9' long board. Great shape, but absolute garbage where build quality is concerned...been chasing leaks from day one. Cost substantially more than the Gong, too...   

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #98 on: April 15, 2019, 09:42:25 PM »
Pearson Arrow Makes good longboard SUPs

True that. The nest noserides and dancing-around-on-the-board day of my life was on a borrowed Pearson Arrow. Why I don't have one escapes me.
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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #99 on: April 16, 2019, 05:04:39 AM »
The Pearson Arrow CJ model is the closest prone shape that I’ve seen(experienced) to the JL B&B.  Both great noseriders but definitely not performance shapes.  You really can’t have both in one board.

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #100 on: April 16, 2019, 06:53:43 AM »
agree, Arrows work really well. 
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