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    Have we seen peak SUP?

    Just an observation.
    There is much less SUP activity here in Lanza on the no wind days than ever seen before.
    Have we passed peak SUP?
    Does it appear to be falling out of favour?

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    Was it ever in favour? bunch of underbiters sweeping the sea.

    It's still persisting in these parts, wimmen mainly Yogasuping Supyoga-ing Yosupging whatever, it remains entirely er can't say retarded can we.. what's the term? educationally disabled?

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    Forget it!, Whats this another lame SUP thread in a windsurf forum?
    Get out of here we are into Foiling threads now. SUP is so dmod!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Navegante View Post
    Forget it!, Whats this another lame SUP thread in a windsurf forum?
    Get out of here we are into Foiling threads now. SUP is so dmod!

    I think foiling is actually going to bring SUP and windsurf closer together.

    For example the Blue Planet Surf, Easy Foiler boards are SUP foil boards, but they are not far in design from Horue Tiny windfoil boards. To make a board more versatile will always require compromise, but something like the 198cm by 72.4cm 116 litre Easy Foiler would be a good basis for a board that could windsurf, windfoil, SUPfoil.



    There is a 2018, 7' 4" Starboard Hypernut 4in1 board that does all 4 - windsurf/windfoil/SUP/SUPfoil and it is 106 litres. There is also a Naish Hover Crossover@ 120 litres, that does all 4.
    This is probably the next size down Hypernut being used to show the efficiency of foiling, but the Easy Foiler board (with it's wider, less rockered tail) would probably allow him to get the board onto the foil earlier.
    https://www.facebook.com/starboardsu...type=3&theater
    Last edited by boards_ronnie; 7th April 2018 at 05:35 PM.

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    A small Hypernut with an IWA foil. If there was a sideshore wind, a sail could do the work of the paddle.


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    the shape of those boards will be useless for any decent planing windsurfing. They'll ride sideways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navegante View Post
    the shape of those boards will be useless for any decent planing windsurfing. They'll ride sideways.
    Yes, but everything has to be tweaked to the compromise that best suits. Rails more like the Horue Tiny, or a kite Race board converted for windfoiling, would suit windsurfing better, and with a longer vertical strut for windfoiling, the rails are less likely to contact the water when carving on the foil.

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