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JohnnyChaos
JohnnyChaos
11 months ago

That was interesting how different they were. I guess having the volume spread over a larger area really helps, a bit like how some insects spread out so they can walk on the water. I was also surprised how buoyant they were considering how close in volume they were to Reuben’s weight.

Reuben Ellis
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11 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyChaos

I think I could get away with less volume, lol. NOT!
They are easy to paddle on the flat but paddling over waves and in chop is a bit of a challenge. I will sort some more footage out soon.

seanross
seanross
11 months ago

Do you think the same would be true of the 8’8″ B line vs the 8’0″ starboard pro? I weigh just under 90 kilos, am quite comfortable on my 125 8’10” liter board, and want to shorten the length so I can do some more vertical surfing in steeper beach break waves,. so the 8’0″ starboard has me wishing money into my bank account. Is this an appropriate goal? (solid intermediate 53yo)

Reuben Ellis
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11 months ago
Reply to  seanross

Hey Sean trickly one. Yes and no…. I feel the bigger Starboards have much more of a floaty feel for the size of the boards. For example when we were using the 7’7 the board felt very comfortable for 107 L board. Going by the feel of the 7’7 I would think you would be absolutely fine on the 8 foot, and if you’re happy on your 125 L board now it would be a good board to look at. I do feel that all these Starboard pro boards give a very good compact feel on the wave but still… Read more »

jimmyjames1983
jimmyjames1983
11 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Hey Guys great video. It’s really interesting to look at some of the specifics around small wave sup dimensions as it feels like there is an absence of discussion/ info out there besides the stuff you guys publish. I’ve been slowly working my way down in size on my wave boards over the last few years and have got to the stage where I use a JP 7’6 x 27 surf pro 92 litre (2019) and have a smaller 7’2 x 25 82 litre board (2019). The smaller board is incredibly challenging for me at 6ft tall and 80kg but… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
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11 months ago
Reply to  jimmyjames1983

Hey James, thanks for your comment. Yeah we will carry on playing around with small boards, and also big boards that ride like small boards too. The JP 7’2 sounds like a great board. I might have to take you up on that. You could have a play on our 6’8 starboard also.

jimmyjames1983
jimmyjames1983
11 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Great, next time we get some clean waves drop me a message and I’ll join you at your local spot 🙂

Reuben Ellis
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10 months ago
Reply to  jimmyjames1983

Cool

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