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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
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kekoa

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

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
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seanross

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

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
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kevbcurtis@gmail.com

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

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?

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kevbcurtis@gmail.com

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

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?

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