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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2019, 04:23:55 AM »

According to Jimmy: it would be fun in small waves if you weíre doing that mellow type of surfing, but it wouldnít be ideal if your trying to do more performance/responsive type surfing"

I translate mellow as slow. So slow that it wouldn't have enough speed to do much turning, especially in mushy waves. Just straight line slow surfing.

There are lots of better 12ft boards than the Bombora for everyday surf conditions and casual flatwater/race/downwind paddling.

Off the top of my head....

Blue Planet Bump Surfer

PSH Hull Paddler

King's Downwinder

JL M-12'6

Sup Sports One World

Sunova Search

They will have less rocker and a lot more glide. I'm sure there are more.

Watch with full screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvi9s5vFACI





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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2019, 07:33:08 AM »
I translate mellow as slow. So slow that it wouldn't have enough speed to do much turning, especially in mushy waves. Just straight line slow surfing.

There are lots of better 12ft boards than the Bombora for everyday surf conditions and casual flatwater/race/downwind paddling.

Off the top of my head....

Blue Planet Bump Surfer

PSH Hull Paddler

King's Downwinder

JL M-12'6

Sup Sports One World

Sunova Search

They will have less rocker and a lot more glide. I'm sure there are more.

Watch with full screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvi9s5vFACI


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Blue Planet Bump Surfer - Too long, wider

PSH Hull Paddler - Too long, wider

King's Downwinder - Too long, cu$tom

JL M-12'6 Too long, wider

Sup Sports One World - Too wide

Sunova Search - Too wide


12'6" is a race class and most "surf sup" races are 12ft and under. Narrower and/or longer boards will be faster.

I can guarantee that it won't work downwind due to the rocker.

That sounds like a challenge.

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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2019, 11:14:51 AM »
I can guarantee that it won't work downwind due to the rocker.

That sounds like a challenge.

I don't know about a challenge but definitely good workout to get into the bumps unless it's blowing stink.
I could put miles on it as well but it will suck for racing, unless paddling around aimlessly is your idea of racing,
then this should work just fine ;)

This size and rocker will work on short period steep bumps that we get on the river.
Would have loved to try the Bombora on this run we had 2 winters ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XG9UZBgEmY

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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2019, 01:40:53 PM »
Sorry I didn't know about the 12ft and under racing rules.

If anyone ever tries a Bombora downwind, please make sure you get a video.   ;)

In order for a board to plane downwind, it needs a very relaxed rocker. The Bombora is anything but relaxed. It will push through the waves like a bulldozer.   :)
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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2019, 12:46:08 PM »
I found another option...

Kahuna 12'2" x 27.5" Mako Makani

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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2019, 12:54:53 PM »
Yet another option:

The Hypr Nalu Hawaii Gun - comes in four sizes, 9-6, 10-6, 11-6, and 12-6.

https://www.hyprnalu.com/gun-details

Iím going to demo one of these on Saturday, so Iíll let you know my impressions.

Fancy getting a woody? :)

https://youtu.be/3U7dcvy0118
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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2019, 01:55:54 PM »
Yet another option:

The Hypr Nalu Hawaii Gun - comes in four sizes, 9-6, 10-6, 11-6, and 12-6.

https://www.hyprnalu.com/gun-details

Iím going to demo one of these on Saturday, so Iíll let you know my impressions.

Nice looking wood veneer sup in the video. And there are a lot of nice looking boards in the different models as well on that website.

Thanks for sharing the link.
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters (2 Dukes)
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters
CJ Nelson Parallax: 9'3" x 23 1/2" x 3 3/16" @ 78.8 Liters (prone surfing longboard)

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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2019, 02:22:14 PM »
Yet another option:

The Hypr Nalu Hawaii Gun - comes in four sizes, 9-6, 10-6, 11-6, and 12-6.

https://www.hyprnalu.com/gun-details

Iím going to demo one of these on Saturday, so Iíll let you know my impressions.

Nice looking wood veneer sup in the video. And there are a lot of nice looking boards in the different models as well on that website.

Thanks for sharing the link.
Yeah, Iím told that their veneer is much thicker than is typical for SUPs, and they are using expensive hardwoods, so it is skilful to get those concaves on the bottom. They have to vacuum bag several times to achieve that. Also, they apparently use a wood stringer, to create an I-beam type structure which will greatly enhance the strength. Of course, this means that they arenít the cheapest boards on the planet. But given the materials and skills required to make them, I think the price makes some of the bigger top brand boards look pretty indifferent value, actually. Because of the nature of the wood, each board will look unique.

Now the question is, what happens if you get a serious ding in a board like that? It might be best not to think too much about that: I assume that it could be a very expensive and unsightly repair, and take an age to dry out (if at all).

But if you are looking for interesting shapes and beautiful boards that are as much works of art as they are sporting items, then these are a bit special IMO.

Did you see this guy on the smallest size gun? Heís not exactly a small guy so he can really work that board.

https://youtu.be/iQtiVV_39ZU
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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2019, 04:35:01 PM »
The Malolo 11'3 looks like it might have a lot more glide than the Gun. More speed as well.

https://www.hyprnalu.com/malolo-details



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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2019, 04:36:04 PM »
@ Area 10

I looked at just about every model of boards over 10' and if it had a video with it, I watched it.

You are right when you say if one of these beautiful looking boards built with hardwood veneers, if the board gets a serious ding, it will probably be expensive to repair (if one is not a DIY'er) and it will never look as good as the original.

When I watch videos, if it is from a GoPro attached to the nose of the board; I always watch the sup surfer's footwork, I try to judge their height, their weight, the overall length of their paddle, paddle blade size in square inches, the speed of the wave they are surfing and the height of the wave.

The sentence above is about "details" for me and helps me make decisions if I'm looking to purchase a sup.
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters (2 Dukes)
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters
CJ Nelson Parallax: 9'3" x 23 1/2" x 3 3/16" @ 78.8 Liters (prone surfing longboard)

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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2019, 04:38:26 PM »
The Malolo 11'3 looks like it would have a lot more glide than the Gun. A lot faster too.

https://www.hyprnalu.com/malolo-details

The only thing missing in the link, on that page, no liters of volume for the different lengths.
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters (2 Dukes)
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters
CJ Nelson Parallax: 9'3" x 23 1/2" x 3 3/16" @ 78.8 Liters (prone surfing longboard)

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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2019, 04:56:49 PM »
Here's another equally elusive board ... Wetstuff's Atlantis Venom - 12'x28ish.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,32528.msg368787.html#msg368787

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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2019, 05:50:55 AM »
Yet another option:

The Hypr Nalu Hawaii Gun - comes in four sizes, 9-6, 10-6, 11-6, and 12-6.


I would like to stick with 12' - 12'2" to maximize the "surf sup class" also I would prefer 27.5" over 30" width. Boards look cool though.

Here's another equally elusive board ... Wetstuff's Atlantis Venom - 12'x28ish.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,32528.msg368787.html#msg368787


I've also looked at this board but finding one used in the US is likely to be nearly impossible. But if it wasn't I DO like the board. I think the Kanuna would be better in DW, smaller waves and racing, but the Venom would be better in larger waves or waves that aren't as clean (we get a lot of that in the NE)

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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2019, 05:33:22 PM »
I started this post about the Kahuna Makani but then saw your previous post... But hey, maybe some used kicking around Canada.  12'2" x 27.5" - carbon - rocker like you want...

https://kahunapaddleboards.com/en/boards/down-wind/12-2-makani
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Re: Wanted 12'x27.5" Jimmy Lewis Bombora
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2019, 05:34:26 AM »
I started this post about the Kahuna Makani but then saw your previous post... But hey, maybe some used kicking around Canada.  12'2" x 27.5" - carbon - rocker like you want...

https://kahunapaddleboards.com/en/boards/down-wind/12-2-makani

They just started making the board this year, so I don't know that there will be many used boards available.

 


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