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Naish Nalu 10'6 or 11'

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Created by Josh120 1 month ago, 23 Oct 2021
Josh120
4 posts
23 Oct 2021 3:01AM
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Hey there guys, am in the middle of a sort of board(s) transition period ive sold my old boards and ordered a couple of new ones, ive two longer race and touring boards coming in the new year whoop. Im wanting to buy a nalu to use to surf predominantly but for the next two months until my boards arrive I want to use it for the odd couple of miles up and down the coast! Im 24 6ft 90kg (sometimes a bit more/less haha) experienced on a sup

From reading the forum the 10'6 will surf well and can take it into bigger surf but might not paddle the best on journeys, the 11' is better for smaller waves and paddles better on journeys, what's everyones thoughts im just very unsure which one to get?

Josh120
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23 Oct 2021 3:03AM
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From what Ive DJ is the paddle board ghandi on this subject

justaddwater
NSW, 358 posts
23 Oct 2021 9:31AM
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josh from what I've researched,the 11 ft has a lot more rocker and is wider ,therefore in theory slower to paddle ,the 10.6 I have had ,they are an all time classic the recessed deck works well,and they surf very well.! I also had the 11.4 ,and that paddled the best,plenty of video on DJ riding them both .On re reading your post it seems you have touring coverd with your new toys coming, IMO go the 10.6 as they surf very well and still paddle well,keep in mind the recessed deck as it will help with stability,taking into account your height ,I hope DJ gives his opinion,as from memory his physical stats are similar to yours,but he is younger than you

Tardy
4181 posts
23 Oct 2021 6:56AM
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Hi JOSH .JUSTADDWATER is spot on ,i've had all the nalu's at one point ..the top one here is the 11' it surfs a little better with the rocker and is 175 litre and 31 wide ,but you can't walk up the nose as good ,the 11,4 pic.underneath , i kept the 11,4 ,it paddles the quickest ,and surfs pretty good too ,the 10,6 is just a smaller version .and I reckon surfs better of the 3 =@ 160 litre over the 11,4 @180 litres and the foot longer will out paddle the 10,6 .i found the 11,4 was better for my 96 kgs ..for long paddles ,and a bit of small wave surfing ..I have had all of them in overhead waves ...the 10,6 was the best if you are using it in biggish waves ..the 11.4 is a great classic ..I enjoyed all 3 .they all pick up waves so easily ...I hope DJ reposts one of his videos surfing them ..I can't get enough of those videos ..


Josh120
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23 Oct 2021 7:37AM
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Hmmm okay thanks so much guys you aren't making this easy for me they all seem Fanttastic boards, how does the 106 perform in say 2/4 foot surf also?
I doubt I'd ever surf anything over double over head probably mostly 6-8ft

cheers

justaddwater
NSW, 358 posts
23 Oct 2021 10:49AM
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Josh,2/4 ft,absolute optimum,size range IMO,as it is the size range,most of us prefer,if it's about FUN FACTOR ,the bonus with the 10.6 is that it will handle some size as well!totally agree with Tardys post I new there were some photo comparisons on here,somewhere.! Cheers Tardy.

Zeusman
QLD, 1342 posts
23 Oct 2021 11:32AM
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I've ridden all the Nalu boards and in my opinion the 11'4" is by far the best!!

Josh120
4 posts
23 Oct 2021 3:36PM
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Now I have another option the 10'8 quest

Tardy
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23 Oct 2021 6:20PM
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Josh120 said..
Now I have another option the 10'8 quest



now ya talking ...it has less rocker than the 10,6 ,163 litre i think it is ,a nose riding machine ,its fast ..on a wave and paddling
only comes in a single fin if i remember ..thats the one i wish i kept too ...its a true longboard ..and surfs just like one ..the 10,6
moves a little better on a wave ,like more looseness ,but in smaller waves the 10,8 has great speed and makes little waves feel so much fun
also a great choice...left 10,8 right 11

DavidJohn
VIC, 16853 posts
23 Oct 2021 9:42PM
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Josh120 said..
Hey there guys, am in the middle of a sort of board(s) transition period ive sold my old boards and ordered a couple of new ones, ive two longer race and touring boards coming in the new year whoop. Im wanting to buy a nalu to use to surf predominantly but for the next two months until my boards arrive I want to use it for the odd couple of miles up and down the coast! Im 24 6ft 90kg (sometimes a bit more/less haha) experienced on a sup

From reading the forum the 10'6 will surf well and can take it into bigger surf but might not paddle the best on journeys, the 11' is better for smaller waves and paddles better on journeys, what's everyones thoughts im just very unsure which one to get?




I know all those boards well and I'm a similar height and weight to you.. I've owned a few of the 10'6" Nalu's and a few of the 11'4" Nalu's.. and also a few of the newer shape 11' Nalu.. Out of those the only one that's a keeper for me is the 11' Nalu.. The 11'4" paddles flat water the best.. and the 10'6" might handle bigger surf better but I love the added rocker in the 11'er and I find it the most stable of them all.. The Quest is nice but but I've only paddled it on flat water and not surfed it..

Those who surf beach breaks might prefer the 11'4" or 10'6" because they are slightly faster but I found they need to be turned more from the tail and the 11'er turns without being on the tail.


This is an old vid that shows how I feel about the 11' Nalu..



This is my current 11' Nalu.



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