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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2019, 03:50:49 PM »
Hardboards are becoming a bit rare over here.

So interesting. I was in Australia recently and found a real dearth of rental surf SUPs. Like zilch.
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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2019, 02:46:10 PM »
Narrowed it down to these 3:
Sunova The One 10'2" x 33
Blue Planet Nirvana 10'5" x 32" (same as duke?)
Starboard Blend 11'2 x 30

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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2019, 03:37:14 PM »
@ MaartenAir

The Blue Planet Nirvana has been discontinued. The new replacement for the Nirvana is the Duke.

But; before I bought my Duke, since I knew the Nirvana had morphed into the new Duke model, I did find one video of the Nirvana. It is a very short video and it is an old 2017 video. But it did give me a look at the Nirvana so I knew what the Duke would actually look like before I bought the Duke. The Duke has been slightly improved upon from the Nirvana.



Also, below is the link to my Duke with photos. And my Duke did come with a board bag at no charge at the time I ordered it.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,34909.0.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: First Hardboard
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2019, 11:50:13 AM »
Did you consider and discard the Starboard 10'5 (x32) Wide Point?  It would give you more nose rocker than the Duke, judging from Wing's photos.   
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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2019, 04:16:21 AM »
Did you consider and discard the Starboard 10'5 (x32) Wide Point?  It would give you more nose rocker than the Duke, judging from Wing's photos.

Good call, thanks for mentioning 👍

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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2019, 04:55:32 AM »
Narrowed it down to these 3:
Sunova The One 10'2" x 33
Blue Planet Nirvana 10'5" x 32" (same as duke?)
Starboard Blend 11'2 x 30

Regards, Maarten

Here's a vid I made in Thailand, surfing the ONE 10'2
 
The water that day, was filled with dangerous Jellyfish, with 6' long tentacles.
I was alone, and this reef 800 yards offshore. I needed a very stable board!

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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2019, 12:18:49 PM »
Thanks for sharing the video Rick.

Today I checked out the Sunova The One 9'5" at a store on the coast. Nice store called High Tide in IJmuiden, Holland, with good inventory. Talked to the owner and he was confident that the 9'5" would work for me.

The board looks really nice, quality product. Very light too. They had more Sunova boards in stock. Impressive stuff.







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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2019, 01:16:38 PM »
@ MaartenAir

The Blue Planet Nirvana has been discontinued. The new replacement for the Nirvana is the Duke.

But; before I bought my Duke, since I knew the Nirvana had morphed into the new Duke model, I did find one video of the Nirvana. It is a very short video and it is an old 2017 video. But it did give me a look at the Nirvana so I knew what the Duke would actually look like before I bought the Duke. The Duke has been slightly improved upon from the Nirvana.



Also, below is the link to my Duke with photos. And my Duke did come with a board bag at no charge at the time I ordered it.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,34909.0.html

Thanks for clearing this up. I was confused about the fact that the board was called Nirvana instead of Duke. I lthought it was a new model. I looked at older brochures and found out that board in the European shop is a 2017 model...
Unfortunately the price hasn't dropped...
Too bad since it is a good looking board with a nice shape.
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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2020, 01:26:01 PM »
Update:
Yesterday I picked up a Sunova The One 9'5" as per supthecreek's advice ;-)

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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2020, 03:01:46 PM »
Congrats on an excellent board choice.
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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2020, 03:39:35 AM »
Congrats on an excellent board choice.

Thanks! The quality of the board is outstanding. Very light too and easy to carry as Creek mentioned. It's a big change from my Red Inflatable and it should take a few sessions to get comfortable on the board. Took it out yesterday and I was surprised at how light this board paddles. The glide is pretty good for a fairly short board. It has less than half the volume of my Red and it is a lot shorter so that takes some getting used to as far as balance and stance. A fairly narrow stance with one foot a bit in front of the other seems to work ok. I'll take it out in the coming days to get some practice in. The board should help my progress I'm sure.

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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2020, 08:11:42 AM »
i think youll be glad you sized down to the 9'6"

i find bigger boards to be fun more a novelty--when conditions are good i like smaller
Portal Barra 8'4"
Sunova Creek 8'7"
Starboard Pro Blue Carbon  8'10"
KeNalu Mana 82, xTuf, ergoT

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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2020, 03:11:16 AM »
Good Choice.  You will be happy.  Try mounting a sail on it also.  It is fun.  I have the 10.2 and it is a great all round shape for me and guests.  Put a mast and sail on it and it was a blast too.

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Re: First Hardboard
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2020, 11:01:16 AM »
Good Choice.  You will be happy.  Try mounting a sail on it also.  It is fun.  I have the 10.2 and it is a great all round shape for me and guests.  Put a mast and sail on it and it was a blast too.

Thanks, mine does not have a mastfoot insert but looking at the shape I can imagine that mounting a sail on it should work well.
Despite middle of winter I had 3 sessions on mine this week and expect to put it to good use.