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Starboard Pocket Rocket VS Hyper Nut / Comparison video

Compared by us on Jan 31, 2020

Starboard Hyper Nut Starlite 7’10″x31.5″ (2020)

“The Hyper Nut is a loose and lively board that loves making the most out of smaller weaker waves.”

Starboard Pocket Rocket Starlite 8’3″x30″ (2020)

“The Pocket Rocket is a smoother more stable board that surfs well in a wide range of surf conditions.”

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jeroensurf@gmail.com
jeroensurf@gmail.com
2 years ago

I don,t wanna be an smartass but I own this board and would like to add that imo the Hypernut is more weight/size sensitive than the Pocket Rocket to get the best out of it. Being 92-95kg (depending on how much chocolate and cookies are at home ). I paddled the 7.4/7.8/8.4 and own a 7.10. Picking a too small size its really hard to balance and catch a wave, picking too big they are hard to burry the sharp rails at the tail. With the right size (for me 7.8 and 7.10) they are surprisingly stable and surf well… Read more »

seanross
seanross
3 months ago

Hey, so I know this is an old review, but there is a pocket rocket 2021 for sale, and I was wondering if advanced intermediate surfer 5’11” 90kg could use this to get more progressive. I am on a 125 liter fun board called the sunova steeze.

partially worried about the corkiness of 135 liter.

Last edited 3 months ago by seanross
seanross
seanross
3 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Thanks Reuben. My fear exactly. At least I won’t feel bad letting this one go.

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