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Re: Hypr Nalu Hawaii 12'6" gun - something a little special
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2019, 07:35:07 AM »
Very nice, concaves are deep almost Bonzerish.
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2019, 07:59:39 AM »
Very nice, concaves are deep almost Bonzerish.
Yes. But itís actually even more extreme than a bonzer because the deep concaves and rail chines run pretty much the entire length of the board. Hereís a video of the 10-6 version of my gun. On my 12-6 the bottom contours seem even more pronounced. It really works well, though. You can really pump the board for speed, and it adds a lot of paddling stability through a kind of catamaran effect.




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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2019, 08:07:51 AM »
A 10, what size fins are you using ?  8 or 9 center ?
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2019, 11:12:04 AM »
Wow. One of the nicest looking boards I have ever seen without question. Really versatile too by sounds of it. Enjoy.

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2019, 11:41:22 AM »
They are really stunning looking boards.

Just wish there was more information in the ways of opinion and reviews available for them.

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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2019, 12:32:40 PM »
They are really stunning looking boards.

Just wish there was more information in the ways of opinion and reviews available for them.
Yes, I agree entirely. I had to take a leap of faith in buying one, in that respect. But Iím glad I did. I was pretty cautious - I already own so many SUPs that really the last thing I need is another one. So I approached this purchase with great caution: What I did first was look into the background of the guy who runs this company. Itís Ian Foo, who is this guy:



He has a lot of paddling experience. And just about the most incredible abdominals Iíve ever seen on a guy in his mid-50s :)

That gave me confidence that this company wasnít likely to be some fly-by-night operation, and that the people involved in designing and making the boards would know their stuff. So, second, I contacted Ian Foo himself, through the distributor, and asked a bunch of questions about construction methods and materials. If I hadnít got a response or had just got a load of marketing BS then I was going to walk away. But he did answer personally, and although after that interaction I was still not 100% sure I should be buying yet another board, he had done enough to convince me to take a look st the boards in the flesh. So I met up with the UK distributor and spent quite a long time with him checking the board over and asking questions. By the end of that inspection I was in no doubt I should buy the board, even if I didnít know anyone - or had even read about anyone - else (outside the company) who had one. On this occasion, that decision definitely turned out to be the right one. My expectations were high, but it has exceeded them all. They are definitely onto something with this unique design approach (and construction method). Put simply, these boards make the typical fragile Cobra-built blobs of foam look quite primitive, both in construction and design aspiration.

Iíll try and get some video of the board in action, next time there is a decent swell. Maybe even do a video review, ukgm-style ;)

And just to say again, I paid full price for this board and I have no connection to the company.
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2019, 12:42:59 PM »
Good shout Area10. I'll look forward to your review. No pressure  ;D

The problem I find is actually identifying which board is best suited to me needs. This isn't a Hyper Nalu issue, for me its an industry wide one.

I can look at any number of brands and come away with a short list of what to try / buy. I can look again the next day and that list will have changed.

My inexperience / lack of knowledge causes a lot of this problem some real world would be a huge help, especially showing a really varied and everyday conditions.

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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2019, 12:44:47 PM »
Wow. One of the nicest looking boards I have ever seen without question. Really versatile too by sounds of it. Enjoy.
Cheers! Iím enjoying just sitting looking at it right now, drinking a cold one :)

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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2019, 12:56:24 PM »
A 10, what size fins are you using ?  8 or 9 center ?
Hi there supnsurf, yes, good question. The board comes with a 9Ē centre. And also with 4.5Ē sidebites. I can see the logic of this entirely: those who want to cruise around on this board will ditch the sidebites so you want the centre fin to be a decent size for tracking. And also if the owner does take the board into rhino-chaser do-or-die conditions then they are gonna need plenty of hold. But the waves Iíll be using this for wonít be much more than a couple of feet OH. So Iíll probably swap out the centre fin for a 7Ē dolphin and see how that goes. I have a PSH 12ft gun of similar volume and that came with a 2+1 with a 7Ē centre and itís plenty. I also have a Gong 12-6 that is 210L and run it with a 2+1 using a 7Ē Fluid Foils dolphin and that doesnít even spin out at head high+ with that setup. So I reckon that I might be able to go smaller than 9Ē for the Hypr 12-6 gun. Weíll see...

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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2019, 08:29:57 AM »
With a 7 " fin are you running a little bigger sidebite or using a smaller one ?   
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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2019, 10:33:34 AM »
With a 7 " fin are you running a little bigger sidebite or using a smaller one ?   
Iíll keep the same sidebites. This has the effect of, in effect, bringing the focus of the turning point forward a little, since the front fins will have relatively greater influence over the rear one than when using a bigger rear fin. This will be useful for a gun in ďnormalĒ size conditions since gun finboxes tend to be sited quite far back relative to other boards (since hold is normally more important than turn in a rhino-chaser). I might even experiment with slightly larger sidebites and a 6Ē centre for small conditions, but Iíll see how just changing out the centre to a 7Ē works first.

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« Reply #26 on: Today at 04:28:58 AM »
I have an 11' 6" to go and collect at some point.

Just need to sort my life out and actually go and get it. It's waiting for me.

I'll post up my thoughts when I collect and manage to get out on it. I'm really inexperienced and also suffer with conditions that most people wouldn't even bother with so it might give a slightly different perspective on them.