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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2019, 07:24:26 AM »
I'm in the same boat as you, been looking hard at a few boards myself, but i got a few years on you 54 ;) I was thinking real hard on the Infinity wide aquatic its a 10'4 x 32 board, going to demo one in the next week had my heart set on a 9'6 new deal but I'm just getting into sup surfing and that might be a little advanced for me right now. I live in south OC so Infinity shop isn't far. My problem is I don't want to buy a board now and decide I want a shorter one in a few months.
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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2019, 11:23:17 AM »
@ SouthCounty

That is a very nice looking Infinity Wide Aquatic 10' x 32" sup. I'll have to go over to the Infinity site and check it out in more detail.

Thanks for posting the picture of it.
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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2019, 11:45:20 AM »
That Wide Aquatic is a nice looking board, but looks a little more cruiser/general purpose, and not fully designed for surfing. Looking for something a little more performance oriented/surf specific.

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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2019, 05:33:39 PM »
its actually 10'4 its a true surf shape, but more the since in S type turns kinda cruiser mode, Want performance look at the new deal

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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2019, 05:44:39 PM »
Infinity used to have less bulky, more performance model called the “Carver” which the Wide Aquatic was upscaled from. They still have the Carver template and can still produce them in basically whatever dims suits you. You can see the Carver in older Infinity catalogs (maybe '15 or '16 ?). It's kind of old school-ish like the JL Hanalei, but less so. Just another option... to add to your list.

https://issuu.com/infinitysurf./docs/infinity_sup_catalog2016_issuu     
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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2019, 06:34:45 PM »
The longest RNB production board is 8'8" and 142 liters.

I have the 8'5" which is 133. Works in one foot works in DOH. Stable as a dory. Worth a demo if
you don't need the length, but need width for stability.
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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2019, 07:36:44 PM »
That Wide Aquatic is a nice looking board, but looks a little more cruiser/general purpose, and not fully designed for surfing. Looking for something a little more performance oriented/surf specific.

Well, I went to the Infinity site to look at the 10'4" Wide Aquatic. The specs for this board left out one item, it's thickness. The thickness was not listed. So I had to so some leg work and it took me quite a while to find the thickness which I found in a video. This board's specs are 10'4" x 32" x 4.75" @ 183 liters. I never could find the weight of this board, but a phone call will have to be order to find that.



Also, I did find a video showing it does surf. The video is a year old so the board in this video is most likely a 2018 year model since the grip handle is not the same as it is on the 2019 model. And I can't tell if the board is the 10'4" or the 10'8".



« Last Edit: June 10, 2019, 07:40:03 PM by Night Wing »
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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2019, 08:29:18 PM »
My 10 4 is 24 lbs without the fins.  According to Infinity the bigger one a pound heavier.

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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2019, 11:02:47 AM »
Itís interesting, Iíve emailed a few shapers explaining my experience, and almost of all the boards Iíve owned in the past, and explaining my current needs and the type of break Iíll be riding the board at 90% of the time. I explained that although Iíve ridden pretty short boards for my size in the past, I donít really have the luxury of riding at really nice breaks anymore and need a bird that would do well in smaller, lower energy waves.

Seems like everyone who has replied has just suggested the shortest possible bird stating that I should be fine with it for my ability, experience, apparently discounting anything I wrote about the type of wave Iíd be surfing. Sure, Iím competent surfing an 8í2 or 8í6, but if the size and energy isnít there with the wave, whatís the point of riding a much shorter board?

Sorry for the rant, but I figured writing and including as much I got as possible would help but seems like most of the shapers ignore all that stuff.

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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2019, 11:48:01 AM »

Its not just shapers.  Listening is a skill not everyone prioritizes.


Here are a couple of boards brought to you by confirmed big cruise-y turn guy Tom Carroll, and credible shaper Blane Chambers. Both boards are big enough and flattish enough to capture low energy, but performance shaped enough to turn. One more than the other. 


9'6 x 32 x 141L

https://shop.surfindustries.com/us/surf/stand-up-paddle-boards/surf-sup/tom-carroll-paddle-surf-loose-leaf-v2-cx-sup/


10 x 32 x 152L

https://shop.surfindustries.com/us/surf/stand-up-paddle-boards/all-rounder/tom-carroll-outer-reef-mx/
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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2019, 12:36:46 PM »
Here are a couple of boards brought to you by confirmed big cruise-y turn guy Tom Carroll, and credible shaper Blane Chambers. Both boards are big enough and flattish enough to capture low energy, but performance shaped enough to turn. One more than the other. 

9'6 x 32 x 141L

https://shop.surfindustries.com/us/surf/stand-up-paddle-boards/surf-sup/tom-carroll-paddle-surf-loose-leaf-v2-cx-sup/


I was thinking about that Loose leaf as well, I have it on my list for a main board. Similar requirement as OP.
TC was very deliberate about stating the added glide for a performance board at that size.
This design Seems to check those boxes: Wide point forward, Relaxed entry rocker, reasonable volume and promising rails.

Looking for action videos of the bigger sizes. All I've seen was TC on the 8' which is a joy to look at but science fiction to me ;D
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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2019, 03:10:39 PM »
I like TC boards and great shape and in my opinion, they're not designed to be a stable board to stand still but the rather high-performance board. I've seen a few guys here rips on them from longboard to shortboard.

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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2019, 08:00:20 PM »
https://www.blueplanetsurf.com/910-x-33-turbo-2019.html

ODJ.   Just curious what you think of this shape?

Also there is a 9/4

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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2019, 06:43:22 AM »
https://www.blueplanetsurf.com/910-x-33-turbo-2019.html

ODJ.   Just curious what you think of this shape?

Also there is a 9/4

Looks like a great shape, but if weíre being honest, those graphics are pretty bad.

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Re: Having trouble choosing a board...
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2019, 01:32:12 PM »
https://www.blueplanetsurf.com/910-x-33-turbo-2019.html

ODJ.   Just curious what you think of this shape?

Also there is a 9/4

Looks like a great shape, but if weíre being honest, those graphics are pretty bad.

Agreed. Those graphics are hard to stomach imo, but Robert has some good boards
In his collection. Good price points and easy delivery.
- M15 15x27x4.5 https://bit.ly/2WmuEpt
- Ocean Ripple 16x25 @ 251L
- SIC Standamaran (S-16) - https://goo.gl/7myGAo
- Wide Tail 10x31x4 @ 149L
- SIC FX 12.6 2X - https://goo.gl/GOkSHT
- Red 2017 Elite 14x25
- ZRE Lightning 75
- Kenalu Mana 82
- Kialoa Hulu 87
- QuickBlade Trifecta 86