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2018 Naish Hokua X32 GTW in 9"

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Created by WCC 6 months ago, 11 Feb 2019
WCC
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11 Feb 2019 4:52AM
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Does anybody have the 2018 Naish Hokua X32 GTW in 9"? How does it handle paddling out to sets and choppy water? I believe it is great on surf and really responsive. Problem is I have quite a stretch to paddle out to the surf so just wanted to know how it will handle that. I'm just under 100kgs (in good shape) and an intermediate SUPer.

Windgenuity
NSW, 280 posts
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11 Feb 2019 10:00AM
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WCC said..
Does anybody have the 2018 Naish Hokua X32 GTW in 9"? How does it handle paddling out to sets and choppy water? I believe it is great on surf and really responsive. Problem is I have quite a stretch to paddle out to the surf so just wanted to know how it will handle that. I'm just under 100kgs (in good shape) and an intermediate SUPer.


Hey WCC,

I know you're waiting for a consumer response, but I thought I'd just add my 2c also while you're waiting.

The 9' (9'1") X32 was extremely popular, even to riders that did not really need the volume. AS the entire X32 line are 32" wide, the get slightly straighter in out line as they get longer whilst still keeping the same radical rocker. With this outline comes a more directional paddling and slightly faster paddling speed. It also tends to handle larger and more powerful waves a little better than its shorter sisters. Yawing will be less also then the shorter ones.

All this said, the board is still an aggressive shortboard rocker, and paddling will be similar with this characteristic. But in the scheme of things, for a 9' performance rockered board, it does paddle really well.

Really a great board.

Hope this helps a little until you get some more feedback,

Kind regards,

JB

bomberdave
VIC, 192 posts
11 Feb 2019 11:18AM
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WCC, Iam similar weight to you 95-97Kegs, The 9'1x32 was one of my favourite boards. You should have no problems paddling over a distance, it really helped develop my surfing ..its a bit like the best ex-girlfriend.... so many good times and shouldve never let it go!!!

JEG
VIC, 1221 posts
11 Feb 2019 3:58PM
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WCC said..
Does anybody have the 2018 Naish Hokua X32 GTW in 9"? How does it handle paddling out to sets and choppy water? I believe it is great on surf and really responsive. Problem is I have quite a stretch to paddle out to the surf so just wanted to know how it will handle that. I'm just under 100kgs (in good shape) and an intermediate SUPer.


its got your name on it WCC if your nearby?

www.seabreeze.com.au/Classifieds/Stand-Up-Paddle-Surfing-and-Cruising-Boards/~lvgpd/2016-Naish-Hokua-X32-Le-9-6-32-inches.aspx?_page=1&search=uQNVTXNc1pWhjfFr%2B0%2FS5w%3D%3D

WCC
38 posts
11 Feb 2019 6:49PM
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Thanks for the feedback all. I can get a "used once" 2018 X32 GTW for $1,440 - can probably go to $1,300 at a push. The guy that has it didn't come right with it. It is the 9' model though. Does anybody think I should get the 9'6" instead - it has more volume at 170L vs the 150L of the 9'.

Tardy
3065 posts
11 Feb 2019 7:23PM
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I've had the 9,6 ,9,1 and 8,8

the 9,1 or the 9,0 (same board really )

was my most favourite, very loose boards .the 150 litre 9,0 will float you no problem

WCC
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12 Feb 2019 3:03AM
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Tardy said..
I've had the 9,6 ,9,1 and 8,8

the 9,1 or the 9,0 (same board really )

was my most favourite, very loose boards .the 150 litre 9,0 will float you no problem


Thanks mate, I think you've convinced me.



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