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Custom Sunova GenRation Kanga - The KangaNozz

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Created by Nozza 4 months ago, 9 Jan 2020
AgBak
16 posts
8 Feb 2020 2:38PM
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Looks so good already. Once finished it's going to be stunning.

Thanks for sharing.

supthecreek
1965 posts
8 Feb 2020 9:31PM
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Nozza said..

Casso said..

RED HOT!




It was quite amazing.
While they were painting the board I got to confirm colours were what I wanted, adjust the fade, change the spec. on how the rails were going to be treated, comment on the paintwork at the join, see what was happening like I was there.
All thanks to Dylan and his crew.


That is what left such an impression on me after my stay at the Sunova factory (literally lived IN the factory for a month)
The dedication to quality by entire the crew.... from office to production line!

Many of the workers surf, skate and live the surfing life....

Sunova's are truly "Built in Paradise" by folks who love what they do and where they live.

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
14 Feb 2020 4:37PM
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Board has been clear coated, but more urgent jobs pushed past.





Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
14 Feb 2020 7:51PM
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SunnyBouy
435 posts
16 Feb 2020 10:17PM
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Blimey, that looks bright.

Will you wax it or Pad it?

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
17 Feb 2020 2:40PM
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SunnyBouy said..
Blimey, that looks bright.
Will you wax it or Pad it?


Still weighing up the options.
1. Wax. Pretty much ruled this out.
2. Full pad - 3 colours, orange on the orange, yellow on the yellow, white on the white and ignore the fade.
3. Pad like early PSH boards had - cut up bits of pad about an inch square with gaps between - same colours but could mix at the fade transitions and let the fade show through. This strikes me as a lot of work.
4. Hexatraction - I have bought enough to do the board, but worried it will get uncomfortable standing very quickly.
5. Small pad and hexatraction - orange pad in paddle standing area, hexatraction front and back of it. This one is probably winning at the moment.

Helmy
VIC, 734 posts
18 Feb 2020 2:52PM
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Nozza said..

SunnyBouy said..
Blimey, that looks bright.
Will you wax it or Pad it?



Still weighing up the options.
1. Wax. Pretty much ruled this out.
2. Full pad - 3 colours, orange on the orange, yellow on the yellow, white on the white and ignore the fade.
3. Pad like early PSH boards had - cut up bits of pad about an inch square with gaps between - same colours but could mix at the fade transitions and let the fade show through. This strikes me as a lot of work.
4. Hexatraction - I have bought enough to do the board, but worried it will get uncomfortable standing very quickly.
5. Small pad and hexatraction - orange pad in paddle standing area, hexatraction front and back of it. This one is probably winning at the moment.


Or just hang it on the wall and admire it over a nice glass of cold soda water...

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
18 Feb 2020 5:39PM
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Helmy said..




Nozza said..




Or just hang it on the wall and admire it over a nice glass of cold soda water...




At the rate I'm damaging things at the moment it won't be a wall hanger for long.

Casso
NSW, 3655 posts
18 Feb 2020 7:07PM
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Nozza said..
At the rate I'm damaging things at the moment it won't be a wall hanger for long.


Or the rate that friends damage your new boards

SunnyBouy
435 posts
20 Feb 2020 2:11AM
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I love that fact that you make your board look like your own
Cool man...really cool

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
11 Mar 2020 5:48PM
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OK, I'll admit I was getting a bit worried I hadn't heard anything about the finished board.
Had a message almost a month ago that it had been pushed aside for boards for a container, then a Japan trade show.
Then nothing......
A couple of emails to Dylan, then a reply.
The delay had been while he fought off a little bout of Coronavirus.
No, I'm not kidding.
He was back at the factory today.......



As always, thanks Dylan.

supthecreek
1965 posts
11 Mar 2020 8:04PM
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Stoked Dylan is back up and running!

KangANooz is on the way!!!! Yeeewww

SunnyBouy
435 posts
12 Mar 2020 2:46AM
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So who is getting excited now then??

Glad Dylans ok too...

Helmy
VIC, 734 posts
12 Mar 2020 9:56AM
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Got those surf lessons sorted yet?
Alternatively, maybe you need to employ a "Strategic Technical Consultant" (that's STC for short) on a 457 visa arrangement!

alohahugo
NSW, 133 posts
13 Mar 2020 4:10PM
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Nice Nozza
Shame I am heading to Vic Today or I could have brought it down for you.
Maybe we should do a meet up in Merimbula in a month when it is landed

supthecreek
1965 posts
13 Mar 2020 3:52PM
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Helmy said..
Got those surf lessons sorted yet?
Alternatively, maybe you need to employ a "Strategic Technical Consultant" (that's STC for short) on a 457 visa arrangement!


I'm open for next adventure ideas

I rode my 9'6 Kanga today



bomberdave
VIC, 244 posts
14 Mar 2020 10:16AM
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STC the royals, well ex-royals, harry and megs have cancelled their trip to oz, could be a chance for some SUP royalty to get down under...looking for a roadtrip buddy ???

supthecreek
1965 posts
14 Mar 2020 9:18PM
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STC the royals, well ex-royals, harry and megs have cancelled their trip to oz, could be a chance for some SUP royalty to get down under...looking for a roadtrip buddy ???


I'm on one now
min Florida for another month, then slow roll up the East Coas, visiting SUPsters and sharing my new boards

then Cape Cod summer

after that, I am open for whatever

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
16 Mar 2020 3:11PM
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supthecreek said..

bomberdave said..
STC the royals, well ex-royals, harry and megs have cancelled their trip to oz, could be a chance for some SUP royalty to get down under...looking for a roadtrip buddy ???



I'm on one now
min Florida for another month, then slow roll up the East Coas, visiting SUPsters and sharing my new boards

then Cape Cod summer

after that, I am open for whatever


Merimbula mid to late November, then we can sort a roadtrip for the summer......

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
22 Apr 2020 5:28PM
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Meanwhile, at a nearby board shop......









LastSupper
VIC, 210 posts
22 Apr 2020 6:30PM
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Nice lines and colors will b keen to chq that weapon on our island beaches ! Will b keepin an eye out ??

MangoDingo
NT, 392 posts
22 Apr 2020 8:59PM
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Gadzooks - it lives!!! How's the pop - Bet it goes like the proverbial dung flung from the shovel.
The Express Screamer!

WaveScience
VIC, 110 posts
23 Apr 2020 2:40PM
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Don't know if this has already been asked and answered but why did you stick with balsa rather than paulownia?

Nerdburger
NSW, 197 posts
23 Apr 2020 4:16PM
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I see it has a small windsurf for a uni attachment on the deck, is the other US box on the bottom for a fin for float and ride sailing ? I'd be interested in your back once you have a chance to wave sail your sup ?

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
23 Apr 2020 4:44PM
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WaveScience said..
Don't know if this has already been asked and answered but why did you stick with balsa rather than paulownia?



I rather the look of the balsa, and the GenRation boards only come in balsa / XXX Tec

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
23 Apr 2020 4:51PM
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Nerdburger said..
I see it has a small windsurf for a uni attachment on the deck, is the other US box on the bottom for a fin for float and ride sailing ? I'd be interested in your back once you have a chance to wave sail your sup ?


Yep, other US box is for a forward fin to be a "centreboard" when windsurfing.
Like this....

Makes a huge difference to windSUP.
My windsurfing skills are more gentle flat water rather than wave sailing though.

supthecreek
1965 posts
24 Apr 2020 7:57AM
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Nozza said..
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I am keen to hear how you like your new toy!
Looks great in the reverse original "Creek" colors

Rode my Kanga two days ago... such an awesome board!!!
EZ pezey in full 5 mm winter gear.....thick ice on windshield when I left home for dawn patrol. April, knock it off! ??




CaptainJimbo
132 posts
24 Apr 2020 8:35AM
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Nozza said..

Nerdburger said..
I see it has a small windsurf for a uni attachment on the deck, is the other US box on the bottom for a fin for float and ride sailing ? I'd be interested in your back once you have a chance to wave sail your sup ?



Yep, other US box is for a forward fin to be a "centreboard" when windsurfing.
Like this....

Makes a huge difference to windSUP.
My windsurfing skills are more gentle flat water rather than wave sailing though.


Nozza, is that Fishpen at Merimbula? Just paddled the lake this morning because . no surf.

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
24 Apr 2020 11:08AM
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Nozza, is that Fishpen at Merimbula? Just paddled the lake this morning because . no surf.


Yep, that's the little beach just up from Mitchies Jetty.
Favourite spot of mine - place must be a ghosttown now.

Nozza
VIC, 2363 posts
24 Apr 2020 11:11AM
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supthecreek said..
I am keen to hear how you like your new toy!
Looks great in the reverse original "Creek" colors

Rode my Kanga two days ago... such an awesome board!!!
EZ pezey in full 5 mm winter gear.....thick ice on windshield when I left home for dawn patrol. April, knock it off! ??



Won't be riding it for a while - going to wait until things get back to some sort of normal.
Do you have some suggestions on what fin / fins for the first tryouts?



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