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Re: Hypr Nalu Hawaii 14 ft gun: Bring a gun to a knife fight
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2019, 09:19:56 AM »
If you are comfortable on your RS at 26", I'm convinced you'll be just as comfortable on the Hyper at 26.

After riding so many board designs in different conditions, and riding the same design on different size I'm pretty sure you're more confident than you let on. This board looks very promising, in fact, I just sent Ian at Hyper my current specs to make me one as well. Just finalizing details.

Please share your experience as soon as you get it.
Yeah, thatís my guess. I do have the 10-6 gun which is I think 27 7/8ths wide, and the 11-6 which is 28.5Ē wide. Both are FAR more stable than youíd expect. The 11-6 really is extraordinary stable for its width, and could even be used by a beginner if they are under about 75kgs. I tend to think that for a given design, every additional 1ft in length adds about the same in stability as an additional 3/4Ē in width. So that would mean that a 14ft version of the 11-6 Gun (which is pretty much what the 14 gun is) would feel approximately as stable as the 11-6 I have. Which would be fine. Iím around 80kg. If you are heavier and do long paddles in crazy messed-up conditions you might want an extra inch or two I guess. But itís so much easier to get a technically good stroke with a 26Ē wide board than a 28Ē wide one, for most average-sized people.

But Iíll give you an honest assessment when it arrives. Iíve got mo connection to Hypr Nalu Hawaii, Iím just an ordinary customer like anyone else. And although Iím not a complete idiot on an ocean board, Iím nothing special at all in my abilities. I would classify myself as entirely average for a middle-aged amateur enthusiast who has a sedentary job.

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Re: Hypr Nalu Hawaii 14 ft gun: Bring a gun to a knife fight
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2019, 01:53:30 PM »
Old tandem windsurfer a friend gave me to do some work on. 4.8mX50cm.

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Re: Hypr Nalu Hawaii 14 ft gun: Bring a gun to a knife fight
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2019, 01:19:58 AM »
Interesting. But although there might seem a resemblance from that shot, Iíd bet that from other angles the two boards look very different.

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Re: Hypr Nalu Hawaii 14 ft gun: Bring a gun to a knife fight
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2019, 02:36:29 AM »
Yes it's nearly 16ft long and just under 20 inches wide. Must have had some epic wipeouts.

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Re: Hypr Nalu Hawaii 14 ft gun: Bring a gun to a knife fight
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 06:34:21 AM »
Holy crap, thatís something special for sure...

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Re: Hypr Nalu Hawaii 14 ft gun: Bring a gun to a knife fight
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2019, 06:55:14 AM »
I think it was made by Fanatic.

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Re: Hypr Nalu Hawaii 14 ft gun: Bring a gun to a knife fight
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2020, 02:17:49 PM »
Look around 0.55
Hope Dragons are optional even during Chinese New Year....

Naish Javelin LE 14' x 26" 250L
Naish Maliko 14' x 26" 264L
Sunova Allwater 14'x27" 319L
Naish Nalu 11'4" x 30" 180L
 *Salish 460 & 500, Andaman 500, Mana 82

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Re: Hypr Nalu Hawaii 14 ft gun: Bring a gun to a knife fight
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2020, 12:29:10 AM »
There are no dragons on my double-carbon 14 or 11-6 guns. Just ask for them without. Some people love the dragons, but I prefer just to see the beautiful  materials and craftsmanship.

Iíll post a full review of the Hypr 14 gun when Iíve finished testing it: Iíve been ill for a while which has restricted time on water. But here is one of the wood versions being surfed recently at a local spot here is the UK.

https://fbwat.ch/1OxG1UFws3nUUg01