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Nose riding a Sunova Speeed

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Created by FRP A week ago, 28 Nov 2019
FRP
345 posts
28 Nov 2019 8:39AM
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Please tell me this is a bad idea before I do it. I have gone to the nose of my 8'10" Speeed a few times and want to do it more consistently. Rather than buying another board I am considering putting in a US box to accommodate a large long board fin to provide more drag and hold. Bert describes the "Steeze" as what the Speeed would look like if it was normal. The Steeze is a passable nose rider, why not the Speeed? Cheers

Bob

Helmy
VIC, 695 posts
28 Nov 2019 2:58PM
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FRP said..
Please tell me this is a bad idea before I do it. I have gone to the nose of my 8'10" Speeed a few times and want to do it more consistently. Rather than buying another board I am considering putting in a US box to accommodate a large long board fin to provide more drag and hold. Bert describes the "Steeze" as what the Speeed would look like if it was normal. The Steeze is a passable nose rider, why not the Speeed? Cheers

Bob


Sounds like a great idea Bob.
Just make sure you solo-shot it and post on the breeze!

colas
3514 posts
28 Nov 2019 1:54PM
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If you can find big twin fins (like the Mark Richards), you may try them.

I only used twin fins with a trailer or a small center fin on my longboard SUP, I found that they provided quite a good hold with the inside one able to bite deep into the wave. They are not as efficient as a big single to hold the tail at slow speed on noserides, of course, but you may want to try it first, or big keels.

Bighugg
NT, 295 posts
28 Nov 2019 9:01PM
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Go the Twins / hybrid keels.
Ran them in a demo 8'10 Speeed on knee to waist height runners, great nose, whilst being the Mrs's demo board caddie.

Walter1
NSW, 7 posts
29 Nov 2019 5:38AM
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What The !!! just go out and nose ride the dam thing I've got a 10' speed goes great I ride the nose on it without a large single fin as a mater of fact I'm running 2 smaller side fins thing goes great !!!

FRP
345 posts
29 Nov 2019 8:30AM
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Thanks everyone. Good suggestions, especially the last advice......just do it!

I got out today and it was truly humbling. In the past I have been shuffling to the front of the board and today was determined to walk. I put the largest fins in the board as I have (Large Cdrives) and took it out in reasonable waves. Certainly the long boarders were walking to the nose. The best I could do was three tentative cross steps forward before crashing. Sometimes just one step and getting locked in on the top third of the wave and that was ok. It definitely is not the board that is holding me back. I just need to learn to cross step and the 8'10" Speeed is a stable enough platform to learn on. I need much more practice and then consider investing in a dedicated nose rider. Crazing good fun and back to being a total goof.

Cheers,

Bob

colas
3514 posts
29 Nov 2019 3:18PM
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Yes, it is much more technical than it looks. Reading the wave to find the proper trajectory is critical.

Tell your wife to begin getting used to see you cross-stepping all over the house :-)

LucBenac
290 posts
29 Nov 2019 11:38PM
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FRP said..
Thanks everyone. Good suggestions, especially the last advice......just do it!

I got out today and it was truly humbling. In the past I have been shuffling to the front of the board and today was determined to walk. I put the largest fins in the board as I have (Large Cdrives) and took it out in reasonable waves. Certainly the long boarders were walking to the nose. The best I could do was three tentative cross steps forward before crashing. Sometimes just one step and getting locked in on the top third of the wave and that was ok. It definitely is not the board that is holding me back. I just need to learn to cross step and the 8'10" Speeed is a stable enough platform to learn on. I need much more practice and then consider investing in a dedicated nose rider. Crazing good fun and back to being a total goof.

Cheers,

Bob


Hey Bob, I can lend you my Nalu when I come (maybee early April) and you can waltz to the nose and back including a loop with flourish :-)

FRP
345 posts
30 Nov 2019 2:04AM
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LucBenac said..

FRP said..
Thanks everyone. Good suggestions, especially the last advice......just do it!

I got out today and it was truly humbling. In the past I have been shuffling to the front of the board and today was determined to walk. I put the largest fins in the board as I have (Large Cdrives) and took it out in reasonable waves. Certainly the long boarders were walking to the nose. The best I could do was three tentative cross steps forward before crashing. Sometimes just one step and getting locked in on the top third of the wave and that was ok. It definitely is not the board that is holding me back. I just need to learn to cross step and the 8'10" Speeed is a stable enough platform to learn on. I need much more practice and then consider investing in a dedicated nose rider. Crazing good fun and back to being a total goof.

Cheers,

Bob



Hey Bob, I can lend you my Nalu when I come (maybee early April) and you can waltz to the nose and back including a loop with flourish :-)


Thanks Luc

Yes! The Nalu would be perfect. I have from now until April to work on my cross stepping and as per Colas suggestion did a little waltz around the house this early this morning much to the amusement of my dog.

Cheers

Bob

supthecreek
1825 posts
30 Nov 2019 7:57AM
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FRP said..
Please tell me this is a bad idea before I do it. I have gone to the nose of my 8'10" Speeed a few times and want to do it more consistently. Rather than buying another board I am considering putting in a US box to accommodate a large long board fin to provide more drag and hold. Bert describes the "Steeze" as what the Speeed would look like if it was normal. The Steeze is a passable nose rider, why not the Speeed? Cheers

Bob



I made many posts about noseriding the Speeed.
It is quite easy to do because the nose sort of "plows" a bit and slows the board down to perfect noseriding pace.
The scoop nose won't let the nose sink into the water, so it's very easy to control the ride from up there.

Best I could do for some footage of me noseriding the Speeed... and oldy

FRP
345 posts
30 Nov 2019 8:45AM
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Thanks Creek

Yes when you look at it the nose kick it starts quite close to the front of the board and if I am positioned at that point, about 8" from the nose it should all be good. It is such a broad platform up there. Also I am getting better at stalling the board by stepping back on the tail and that may help with setting up the rides on the top of the wave. All a bit academic at the moment until I learn to cross step. Very cool though to be learning something new. I won't post any video until there is something to see and not just me wonking about. The hexatraction is fantastic. I knew there was a reason I put it on the board two years ago.

Cheers

Bob



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