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Longboard Surf SUP Board Test 2020 / SUPboarder PRO Head To Head

In our fourth SUPboarder PRO test for 2020 we’re testing Longboard Surf SUPs – looking towards the Longboard shapes that will offer a good level of performance for the more experienced riders but also the boards that will help the improver/intermediate SUP Longboard surfer to progress into more performance surfing.

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kekoa
kekoa
7 months ago

Good day gents. Just watched your 2020 longboard review…thank you so much, as usual very informative and very well done. I may be biased as i ride the 9×28 104L New Deal, but i can’t help but wonder how the 10×29 or my board the 9×28 would have faired in the review. I know you did mention that there are many different dims of this board, and that is being perfectly fair and your explanation to people about the criteria of a longboard and each person’s individual style indeed matters…but, would have loved to see the 9×28 101L Starboard next… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
7 months ago
Reply to  kekoa

hey Kekoa, Yes I agree with you. It would of been great to get a board like your’s is the test. Because at the moment we are growing at very much the early days of the SUPboarder Pro tests we haven’t been able to be too picky about the exact boards sizes we get. Some brands just didn’t have them in stock at the time of the test. For the next tests we will be selecting each board well in advanced from the brands. Then they mill be more closely matched in the future. Thanks for the support with it,… Read more »

seanross
seanross
7 months ago

Great testing! Next time the manufacturers need to get you more boards… especially Sunova. Keep em coming! I learn a lot about boards and technique by videos that compare different shapes.

I was really tempted by a longboard by some of your previous reviews. But since it would barely make it in my apartment, and air travel isn’t possible with over 9′ boards, I decided on a shorter, hybrid shape…

Reuben Ellis
7 months ago
Reply to  seanross

Wicked thanks for the comment Sean. Yeah Sunova should of got on that test but they didn’t show willing… So hopefully next time.

kevbcurtis@gmail.com
kevbcurtis@gmail.com
7 months ago

Great video. Exactly what I was looking for. Right now my longboard sup is a 2017 Nalu 10’6″. I weigh 235 lbs without a wetsuit and am 5’9″. I can throw the board around in most waves pretty well and noseride it OK. I’m in the market for a 10′ performance board like these, but need the volume for my weight. The hard part is, I’m going to keep my Nalu for the certain days and for the family and don’t want to spend $$$$ on something that will be too similar. I also don’t want to struggle too much.… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
7 months ago

hhmm. good questions. Are you looking at the smaller 130L Fanatic? This board will give you that more lively fun riding feel compared to you Nalu. But I cant help thinking that the Infinity New Deal 10×29 could be a great board. Being that wider board it totally will change that outline shape and give more curve into the tail. This board could be lovely and a great volume step down for you. This is a hard one to decide about…. let me know if you are thinking smaller Fanatic?

kevbcurtis@gmail.com
kevbcurtis@gmail.com
7 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Thanks for the comments. I’ve ridden 130Ltr. boards before and their just really isn’t enough volume. I want to be able to, but would have to shed some serious pounds. The boards I’m looking at are ones around 140ltr. My main concern is finding something more performance than my 160ltr 10’6″ Nalu. Here are the boards I’m thinking about. The 2020 Fanatic Stylemaster 30.5 wide at 145Ltr, the 2020 10′ S-Sandwich Nalu 29 wide, and the 10′ by 29 Infinity New Deal. I like the construction of the Fanatic, but want to make sure it performs better than my 10’6″… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
7 months ago

Well, all of those boards will have much thinner rails and be geared up for more performance surfing compared to your old 10’6. Dropping the width as much as possible will help make the boards feel faster and more different too. So with all that considered, its then between the Naish and Infinity because the fanatic is wider(only a bit). So…. if those 2 were on the beach, I would pick the Infinity! It would be close, but I would say the Infinity will be lighter and because of that more lively too. Does that help?

raggyraggy0_0
raggyraggy0_0
3 months ago

Informative test, but where would the Naish Nalu Pro10′ 2019 fare in this test ?

Reuben Ellis
3 months ago
Reply to  raggyraggy0_0

That’s exactly what we were thinking but Naish didn’t wanna send us one or couldn’t get us one in time. We did try!

Richard
Richard
3 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Think that the brands / importers are missing a trick here ! Few offer demo’s of high end equipment in reverent conditions, so buying new equipment untried / untested is a gamble! Keep up the good informative work . . .

Reuben Ellis
3 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Yes I think many of them have realised that now, so we are looking forward to seeing how much interest we get on the next video test 🙂

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

Hi Rubin. Any updates or testing on the Naish 10′ Nalu S- Glass Longboard? thanks

Reuben Ellis
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Hey Robert, No we haven’t got one yet ☹️. But I will really hope Naish send us one for the 2021 Pro longboard test. If they dont there is going to be some unhappy paddlers out there including me! Sorry about that.

JPS
JPS
17 days ago

Great test, but i have a question…
I’m french and i already have a Fanatic Stylemaster 10×30 2016. I want to change it for the 2020, but i don’t know which one to choose. I’m 175cm high and 82kg. I worry about the width of the 28.5”. I think i won’t have enough stability. On the over way, i think the 30,5” will be to wide and too much volume…
The 28,5” is probably the right choice for big waves and the other one for knee high ones.
Would you help me???
Thanks
JPS

Reuben Ellis
15 days ago
Reply to  JPS

Hi JPS. I see your problem but I would still look to the smaller board. They are still very stable boards and I feel that moving off of your older 30″ wide board to a narrower 28.5″ will not be too hard to do.
And the small board still works well in the smaller waves too. I hope that helps?

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