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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2019, 06:28:47 AM »
Can you share some links to unlimited boards? I'll take a look, just not sure something so long as to require a rudder steering system is something I'll like. I enjoy moving around on the board and doing the kick turns, occasionally surfing a wave in to shore.

With a 16 footer you can still do this stuff but that's usually a custom job like mine. The cost was under what brand new Starboard or Naish 14 footer would cost and it was made to my specs which is why I like it so much
but you have to know exactly what you want. I'm sure infinity can make you a custom 16 whiplash.

Another custom alternative is as gcs mentioned, a Florida local brand Flying fish that allows you to get a custom up to 14'6" at a reasonable price with a lot of personalized configurations:
https://www.flyingfishboardco.com/3d-custom-build

If all of the above sounds too complicated, for simplicity sake I would definitely take a close look at the SIC Okeanos or the Sunova Expedition, Both good shapes with a very attractive price point.
- 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

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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2019, 03:52:12 PM »
I got the SIC Okeanos 14. Loving this board. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2019, 04:35:18 PM »
Awesome Iks 8) Enjoy your ride!
Hope to see a review of the board once you logged some miles on it.
I know there are other folks eyeing this board.
- 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

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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2019, 08:05:34 AM »
That looks awesome,Iks. Congrats. Looking forward to your impressions.
Bullet V2; RS 14x26; New Deal 9'6; BluePlanet 9'4

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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2019, 12:18:04 PM »
So, a few things i immediately liked about the board:

1. Flat deck surface (non-recessed standing area). I'm a big guy, and I have cracked the edge of a board with the paddle handle that had a standing area recessed about an inch. Lower center of gravity, I know, but I like this better.

2. Wide tail. The pic doesn't do it justice. The tail is very wide and adds to the stability, a plus for a guy my size.

3. It handles side chop well. I'm not the best paddler by any means, but I am outperforming myself on this board already.

4. Aesthetics. It looks better in person than in pictures.

5. Weight. Advertised at 32lbs, mine weighed 33.6lbs before I put it in the water for the first time. That's 10+ lbs lighter than my last 14' board. It feels like a massive difference.

6. Overall stability is great. I can't believe how much easier it is to stand and move around on this board.

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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2019, 12:57:37 PM »
4. Aesthetics. It looks better in person than in pictures.

5. Weight. Advertised at 32lbs, mine weighed 33.6lbs before I put it in the water for the first time. That's 10+ lbs lighter than my last 14' board. It feels like a massive difference.

I noticed how nice it looks in your Ďrealí photo compared to the images of it on the SIC website, so I can imagine seeing it live can be even another step up. Itís a good looking board.

The advertised 32 lb  weight may have been right on if your 33 included fins and leash. You know those heavy leashes.     
Bullet V2; RS 14x26; New Deal 9'6; BluePlanet 9'4

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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2019, 01:35:27 PM »
Nice looking board. You should be able to paddle in any conditions with that board. Good choice. Good company.

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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2019, 01:46:33 PM »
Nice board and a very good choice for a dude your size. I like having a flat deck again myself. You are probably noticing a much more responsive and manoeuvrable board with It weighing that much lighter than your last one.

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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2019, 02:00:37 PM »
nice board and good shape to suit your need, well done!

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Re: Sunova or Infinity
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2019, 07:32:17 PM »

The advertised 32 lb  weight may have been right on if your 33 included fins and leash. You know those heavy leashes.   

No leash, but I did have the fin installed. Itís carbon fiber and very light. Regardless, itís much better than what I had before.