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SUPdad

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Blue Planet Carver
« on: July 31, 2019, 09:20:02 PM »
Got to see one of BPís new foil boards today. They didnít have any bigger ones on display, just this tiny 5í2Ē board. I do believe they have a couple of other sizes in stock though. The picture I got doesnít show it very well but this board has a couple of interesting (at least to me) features. First, the chines look to be somewhat parallel, i.e. they donít follow the outline of the board.

Second, and more interesting, is how much foam there is towards the back, under the mast. Iíve tried to paddle while pushing down on the nose with my board (itís probably just too big and floaty) to catch small waves and I canít do it.  This new board looks like it might make it easier. Since I donít know what Iím doing, Iím not sure.  ;D

Anyway, looks like a nice design and the graphics are much improved, IMHO.  Iím not a fan of the Rasta color scheme on their boards and itís much toned done in this example. Iíd sure like to try one in a size appropriate for me but Iíd be sleeping outside with the dog if I brought another board home. :o

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 09:40:20 PM »
I believe the specs are:
5'2 x 26.5 x 5.1 x 94L
5'8 x 27.5 x 5.3 x 114L
6'2 x 28.5 x 5.3 x 142L

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 11:17:58 PM »
Had to get to a PC to post the pic...tried on my phone and it wouldn't work. 

Thanks for the dimensions, exiled.  Looks like I'm right between sizes.  114 liters is a little small and 142L is more than I need. 

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 12:03:03 AM »
Yeah, my current foilboard is 7'0x30 @ 120L. I don't really want to drop any liters, but I worry that 142L will feel like standing on a  giant wine cork.

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2019, 04:05:19 AM »
but once up on the foil, does it really matter that you have 142L under you? i'm just wondering about the stability of this board while NOT up on the foil. at 6'2"*28"*5", it might be like trying to balance on a log. but very interesting nonetheless and want to know more.

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2019, 05:58:40 AM »
Any pics of the bottom? 

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2019, 09:42:52 AM »
Sorry, I didnít get a pic of the bottom. It, too, had an unusual design. The back area behind the mast is a straight angle up to the tail. Flat where the boxes are. About halfway, the center area looked like a raised flat area roughly 5Ē wide. Gentle concave on either side of that running up to the nose.

I do think too much volume can make it harder to balance.  More side to side rock, maybe a higher frequency type of thing.

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2019, 01:48:53 PM »
Thanks for posting the SUPdad, we will come out with a detailed video going over the 2020 Carver SUP and prone foil boards and foils soon, as well as full specs and photos on our website.
Robert Stehlik
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http://www.blueplanetsurf.com

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 02:17:12 AM »
I wonder if the 5'2 x 26.5 x 5.1 x 94L will be too big for a 60 kg/130lbs person?

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2019, 07:50:51 PM »
Video from Blue Planet is up!


The thickness of the foam towards the tail was, and still is, interesting to me. However, one consequence of that seems that when standing on the board normally, the foil might be angled upwards (meaning the wing would have positive angle of attack) quite a bit. Not sure if this is good or bad but Iíd imagine it would make it harder to paddle to accelerate to catch a wave.

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Re: Blue Planet Carver
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2019, 10:19:51 AM »
I think with foil boards the uglier it looks the better it goes.  All the aesthetics we are used to go out the window