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Sunova Skate XL, 8-8
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:14:44 AM »
Unfortunately, I move like a robot and have to position myself too far forward to get my feet placed properly; I nose this board over.  This was perfect for my short period, waist/chest shorebreak conditions, but not with my limitations. I need the extra length of Blue Planet's 10-6.

Our friend Creek did a video on this model.




More pictures soon. 

$900.

I am 2-3hrs from Balto, Wash DC, Norfolk, Philly  ...right on the road most people from the North take to HAT.  Available 7-days.

Jim
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Re: Sunova Skate XL, 8-8
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 10:42:01 AM »
5 July pics...   



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Re: Sunova Skate XL, 8-8
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 10:43:30 AM »
..last two pics.   Uncut (77") paddle included.   


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Re: Sunova Skate XL, 8-8
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 08:17:25 PM »
The 8'8 Skate XL was the first wide tail board I ever liked.

I demoed my friend Mark's 8'8 XL and had a blast!
The next day, I ordered a Skate.... it is still one of my favorite summer boards!
Plenty of Skate vids on my channel (click below)

Funny.... before I read this post tonight, I had already decided that tomorrow, I am using my 9'2 Skate, to maximize my fun in the small summer surf we are getting right now.

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Re: Sunova Skate XL, 8-8
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 12:41:17 PM »
T'anks Ricky...  Your stoke keeps us all refreshed.

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Re: Sunova Skate XL, 8-8
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2019, 04:40:59 PM »
Jim,

I noticed some extra Black on the rails and tail.  Why?

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Re: Sunova Skate XL, 8-8
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019, 09:49:41 AM »
I re-decorated the board - out of necessity.   I imported it directly from OZ and about 4" from the tail on the stb. side they dropped a safe on it.   Luckily, it was dry, a fairly easy epoxy fix, but left a big scar I hid with black chevrons.  It's near perfect, but I did not want to add a lot of bondo to get that last 10%.
 
While there, I pulled that big logo from the deck and clear-coated the deck and shot the rails black because I could never match the splatter-silver they used. All proper, 2k auto paints.

Jim
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