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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2024, 03:21:41 PM »

You need the larger board to start the smaller foil in light wind, it's your prefered way to foil, enjoy. Tried the 85L range, doesn't work for me, doesn't suit my style. I'll save my 710 for (very) windy days. It is not my preference to use it in lighter winds regardless of the fact I can start it with my larger board. It's just not as much fun. A single board won't work for me but nice to hear you've found one that works for you.



The performance gains are at all wind speeds, I didnít buy this as a lightwind specialty board and while I appreciate that it can fly well in light winds, I never said my goal is to just use it in light winds. Those same benefits translate to higher winds.

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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2024, 08:18:28 PM »
Saw this review about the carver so I figured I would add it to the discussion.

I recently tried out the Sunova Carver 6.2 Custom 79Ltr board, pairing it with an Axis ART Pro 1051 foil and a 4m wing for some short downwind runs. Normally, lifting my board with a 4m wing and the 1051, particularly in open ocean swells around 20-23 knots, has been a struggle. However, the Carver has been a game-changer. Itís still a bit of a sinker for me, but I can stand on crunch down to get it flying. When itís on the surface, it skips over the water to gain the speed necessary to engage the foil. The speed it generates is unbelievable.
Recently, I took it into some waves, using the Axis Spitfire 780 and 720 with a 4m wing in winds between 22-25 knots. Surprisingly, the Carver allowed me to generate enough speed through the chop to get the foils flying. I was blown away by how easily I could downsize my foils by 1-2 sizes thanks to the Carverís narrow size and length, which enable it to plane incredibly fast.

Impressed by the performance, I couldnít resist going back to the foil shop today and acquiring a 5.2 with stock measurements as well. As a heavier rider at 6.5ft and 107kg, Iíve designated the 6.2 Carver as my go-to for light wind conditions. If the wind picks up beyond 20 knots, Iíll switch to the 5.2 for an optimal experience. Totally stoked

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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2024, 07:08:15 AM »
Saw this review about the carver so I figured I would add it to the discussion.

I recently tried out the Sunova Carver 6.2 Custom 79Ltr board, pairing it with an Axis ART Pro 1051 foil and a 4m wing for some short downwind runs. Normally, lifting my board with a 4m wing and the 1051, particularly in open ocean swells around 20-23 knots, has been a struggle. However, the Carver has been a game-changer. Itís still a bit of a sinker for me, but I can stand on crunch down to get it flying. When itís on the surface, it skips over the water to gain the speed necessary to engage the foil. The speed it generates is unbelievable.
Recently, I took it into some waves, using the Axis Spitfire 780 and 720 with a 4m wing in winds between 22-25 knots. Surprisingly, the Carver allowed me to generate enough speed through the chop to get the foils flying. I was blown away by how easily I could downsize my foils by 1-2 sizes thanks to the Carverís narrow size and length, which enable it to plane incredibly fast.

Impressed by the performance, I couldnít resist going back to the foil shop today and acquiring a 5.2 with stock measurements as well. As a heavier rider at 6.5ft and 107kg, Iíve designated the 6.2 Carver as my go-to for light wind conditions. If the wind picks up beyond 20 knots, Iíll switch to the 5.2 for an optimal experience. Totally stoked

That's awesome that it's working so well for ya. Have you had many days on the 5.2 yet? My buddy got that one so I'll get to try it this spring.

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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2024, 01:27:34 PM »
That review was not from me.  I found it on facebook somewhere but figured I would add it.

Though I do have a custom board that is similar to your carver.  6'2 x 21.5" except at 100L.  Loving it so far.

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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2024, 11:46:59 PM »
How is the 21.5? I really liked my 21, my 22 not so much.

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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2024, 12:13:05 AM »
21.5 is great.  I also have a 21.  Don't notice the 1/2" difference at all.  22 wouldn't bother me either.

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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2024, 02:55:56 PM »
21.5 is great.  I also have a 21.  Don't notice the 1/2" difference at all.  22 wouldn't bother me either.

22" doesn't bother me in the air, but it bangs my knee when I carry it  ;D that's why I like narrower.

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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2024, 06:40:57 PM »
Almost done with my full review on the Carver. Have ridden it in 6-43 knots with foils from 700-1150. Anything special people really want to see in a formal review that is commonly missed?


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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2024, 06:13:17 AM »
I often see people asking how much these boards add to low end. Foils and/or hand wings.

Iím unable to answer this.

I just know that when you try a wide board again, you feel the drag.

I am riding smaller foils with these boards. 


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Re: Sunova Carver Unboxed
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2024, 07:25:36 AM »
I often see people asking how much these boards add to low end. Foils and/or hand wings.

Iím unable to answer this.

I just know that when you try a wide board again, you feel the drag.

I am riding smaller foils with these boards. 


100% addressing this in my review.

 


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