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Ask the Experts October 2022 # 30

Welcome back to another ‘Ask The Experts’…and sorry it’s a big one! ATE is where we bring to you discussions, insights, rants, news, our general thoughts about the SUP industry and of course still answer your questions we have had over the last month.

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seanross
seanross
1 month ago

you guys should go and visit gong space center and produce a video there. I think what they are doing is insanely cool, and to have a space that is expanding in SUP is refreshing and I wish there was something like this happening in the US (Infinity is maybe the closest, but they are quite a different price point).

Last edited 1 month ago by seanross
Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  seanross

Its incredible isn’t it

seanross
seanross
1 month ago

I have learned more from your head to head testing than almost any other videos about sup shapes. Even when I am not in the market for a particular sup, I still learn from it. Keep em coming.

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  seanross

Thanks Sean

JohnnyChaos
JohnnyChaos
1 month ago

Just a quick thing, but your large text boxes in your surveys don’t work for me.. I can click in them, but can’t type anything.

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnnyChaos

Well spotted, sorry we will fix this asap.

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnnyChaos

All fixed now.

jonathan Hebert
jonathan Hebert
1 month ago

it would be great to just have Hard boards to ride, but until they make a proper Adventure board that can go down exciting rivers like the Wye, we will have to use isups. I agree that lightweight boards are better than compacts, it’s the reason i brought my Starboard Tikhine Sun touring, However .. We need a lightweight back pack that is designed like a hiking pack rather than these heavy posh bags with wheels that just live in your car and never get used. Also the thing missing from my Tikhine is a fin box that bends so… Read more »

Salmonpincher
Salmonpincher
1 month ago

What size fins does the hipster twin have? (Side fins & rear fin?) Thanks. I’ve considered putting a nubster in using my current side fins to see what it feels like (in a tri fin & not quad). Any thoughts on whether that could be work?

Beau Nixon
Editor
1 month ago
Reply to  Salmonpincher

Good question. I wonder if Scotty pairs up certain sized fins with different boards. The ones we have and tested; Side fins are 5″ base and 5.5″ depth/height. The centre fin is 3.5″ base and 3.75″ depth/height. I quite like nubster fins to loosen up the board. You’ll notice that it will be super loose with just a nubster compared to a centre fin of a bigger size though. Let us know how you get on.

Sebastian Galdos
Sebastian Galdos
1 month ago

You are still waiting on the 2022 Pro 7’2” 87L? Wow thats a long wait… still probably worth the wait as you will likely love that board when it arrive… maybe the best board ive used for small/medium surf when waves are not too big or powerful. Being lucky to used it for more than a year now and its a very special shape..

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 month ago

Yeah still waiting. But I feel it could be a great board too.

Sebastian Galdos
Sebastian Galdos
1 month ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Thanks Reuben for your reply, i really hope your board arrive soon! Whet it does please make a video of you surfing with it, would be cool… On fins im using 4.7 Starboard fins in the front on that board (instead of the 4.5 that come standard) find the 4.7 give a bit more hold to avoid spin out on bottom turn ; )

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 month ago

Good idea, I guess because the fin boxes are slow close to the edge of the board this will really help.

dew
dew
1 month ago

Waterways, is that canal, like handcrafted, because there it can be fees in Sweden, other ways you can paddle every there, no problem feels so different in England,

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  dew

Thanks for your feedback about paddling Sweden Dew.
Happy paddling, Reuben

Jenee Benning
Jenee Benning
1 month ago

I feel that companies who producing boards for that adventure/exploration segment of the market really need to put some serious design effort into the bags, as was mentioned. I know I’m not the only short paddler in the world and by far the majority of bags just don’t even come close to fitting and I physically cannot walk with on my back because they hang down to my knees. Surely they can design a bag based upon the principles of hiking packs and it all adjustable. Red is the closest I’ve seen to this but they are expensive and make… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jenee Benning

Hey Jenee you have raised some really good point. The brands really do need to sort the bags out. It’s not going to cost them more money to produce a better sized bag. I think over the next few years more brands are going to have to pay attention to this because the iSUP market will become more cut-throat.
And as for customisable kit, that is a great idea. I think this is something we need to discuss with the team on next video… Top comment!

micheljansens
micheljansens
1 month ago

Hi all,
Thanks for this interesting issue of ask the experts #30. One thing that puzzles me is that it does not show in the main page ( in beginner , intermediate or advanced )
To have the video show up, I need to go in ‘filter content’ and press ‘reset’ . Maybe something wrong in the preset filters? or the video is lacking the right tags?

Cheers,

Michel

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  micheljansens

Hey Michel thanks for sharing this with us. I will look into it.

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