Author Topic: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails  (Read 1943 times)

OkiWild

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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2019, 01:47:44 AM »
I'll say that the Kevlar rails on the Blue Planet boards are worth their weight in gold to me. A couple of hits on rocks that did nothing but chip the paint off, when I thought I was doing a ding repair for sure.

Then...a couple of weeks ago, I brought a knife a gun fight. Was supposed to be small, so I brought the BP NP10 long board, but it turned out to be head-high, hollow, and shallow. Pearled, and felt the board come to a complete stop when the nose made contact with the reef. Coming from short boards, I thought it was going to be a write off. Ended up being a couple of 1" cracks. I could feel where the EPS had been compressed about a half inch, but that's where the damage stopped. A little sanding, some glass, and paint. The boards are incredibly tough.

My days of doing skate tricks on surf boards are done, so I could care less about a few pounds extra if it makes a board more durable. Don't care about resale, and I hate fixing boards, so I want tough boards, and they all get rail tape.


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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2019, 06:59:15 AM »
@ OkiWild

I've been doing my "research" on Blue Planet's boards with regards to toughness and durability. While surfing on YouTube, I ran across a Blue Planet video which actually shows their boards toughness and durability.

In the video below, when a BP board is sent from their manufacturing facility to BP in Hawaii, the staff at BP checks the board to see if there is a factoryndefect within the board. If a defect is found, the manufacturing facility requests the board be destroyed by "cutting the board into pieces".

But in the video, before this particular board is literally destroyed, the guys at BP in Hawaii demonstrate just how tough and durable their boards are. Even Robert gets in on the mayhem.  ;)



« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 07:12:45 AM by Night Wing »
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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2019, 07:49:12 AM »
Hey Oki, I rented a 10' BP Nose Performer in Waikiki for a couple of weeks last August.  Great board!

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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2019, 08:23:31 AM »
To Robert's comment, I've found I can sand exposed kevlar nicely if I soak it with superglue.
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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2019, 10:29:30 AM »
nice repair and color match OkiWild!
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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2019, 11:19:48 AM »
@ Bean

The Blue Planet "Duke" has a nose rider nose since this board is in the Waikiki series.

https://www.blueplanetsurf.com/105-x-32-duke-2019.html
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2019, 11:45:26 AM »
Hey NW, at 32" that's just a little wide for my taste.  But on some days, it could be just the ticket.  At 28" the NP could be a challenge on some mornings, but very maneuverable.

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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2019, 06:18:03 PM »
Hey Oki, I rented a 10' BP Nose Performer in Waikiki for a couple of weeks last August.  Great board!

Funny thing... I've hated longboards my whole life. Bought a couple of high performance ones here and there over the years, and sold them right away. When i got into SUP, something clicked, and I'd rather surf them than anything else. The NP10 is my favorite board. So much so, that I think about buying another one as a back up...LOL

@Night Wing  I haven't seen that one. What a horror show! They are tough.
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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2019, 06:55:20 PM »
Hey NW, at 32" that's just a little wide for my taste.  But on some days, it could be just the ticket.

I have a cranky lower back so my physical limitations have to be considered along with the wave and water conditions I usually find on the upper Texas coast. This is why my 11'1" x 30" One World, at 30" width, means I do not want to go any narrower than 30". Also, my (B) friend didn't like the 30" width on my One World when he was flat water paddling it. But he did like my One World, with it's 30" width, when he was sup surfing it down on Galveston Island.

BTW, I bit the bullet and ordered the guest board today, but I won't disclose what sup I ordered here in this topic thread. I'll put what I ordered in a different topic thread, the "A Guest Sup: 3 Main choices" topic thread (after I leave this topic thread).

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,34702.0.html

Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2019, 10:43:03 AM »
Thanks for your business Night Wing, I hope you enjoy your new board.
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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2019, 02:04:16 PM »
Thanks for your business Night Wing, I hope you enjoy your new board.

@ Robert

I already know I will enjoy my new board. After all, I might be old, but I'm still a "kid at heart".  ;)
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Innegra Rails or Kevlar Rails
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2019, 10:17:18 PM »
BTW, I bit the bullet and ordered the guest board today, but I won't disclose what sup I ordered here in this topic thread.


Thanks for your business Night Wing, I hope you enjoy your new board.

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