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8'8 SP25 - first video session-wow!

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Created by supthecreek 1 month ago, 3 Jul 2022
supthecreek
2371 posts
3 Jul 2022 7:04PM
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I kinda had my doubts about a board this short and pointy at 74 years old... but holy wow, I am a happy man

Hoppo3228
VIC, 599 posts
3 Jul 2022 11:05PM
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YEW!!!

Soooo much choice with Sunova. Which is the right one...? (just buy them all haha)

Tardy
4414 posts
4 Jul 2022 4:06AM
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EASY Rick ,I recon you can go smaller ..,you sure do look more radical on that board I thought I was watching a pro event ,

drivethebus
NSW, 32 posts
4 Jul 2022 6:52AM
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Hi mate, great surfing and a master class in foot work for those figuring out how to turn a SUP. Looks like the SP25 was made for you.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 2079 posts
4 Jul 2022 8:34AM
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Fantastic session - but the question is, how do you decide between Flow V2, Kanga, or the SP25?

supthecreek
2371 posts
4 Jul 2022 12:20PM
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Hoppo3228 said..
YEW!!!

Soooo much choice with Sunova. Which is the right one...? (just buy them all haha)


It is getting hard to decide which one to grab


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Tardy said..
EASY Rick ,I recon you can go smaller ..,you sure do look more radical on that board I thought I was watching a pro event ,



ha ha..... Thanks Tardy, may be time to break out the 8'3 Shroom!
Your videos are pushing me to get back on the stomper.... I'm not there yet


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drivethebus said..
Hi mate, great surfing and a master class in foot work for those figuring out how to turn a SUP. Looks like the SP25 was made for you.



Thanks Busman, luckily I started surfing in 1964 when all boards were big and heavy... you had to run all over them just to turn the things!
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cantSUPenough said..
Fantastic session - but the question is, how do you decide between Flow V2, Kanga, or the SP25?


My 9' Flow V2 has always eluded me..... so I got a 9'4 to see how I liked if for the bigger SUPsters.
I seem to get on with the 9'4 somewhat better, but only 1 session on it so far.
Next go around, I will get an 8'8 Flow V2, because some breezers told there is a big difference between the 9'0 and 8'8, so I want to find out.

Both my Kanga's rock. The 8'9 will get more attention than the 9'6 because it is so new to me, that I am finally letting people borrow my 9'6.

The SP25 has been so sick in both the 8'8 and 9'5 that it's gonna be hard to decide..... EZ fun or ripper
I'll have a video up soon on the 9'5 SP25
I had previously thought the bigger SP25's were too big by virtue of their numbers.
I tried one in Mexico and it proved that I was totally wrong.... it rips and is stupid stable, so I ordered one and love it!
Another big boy ripper.... nothing but good in THAT!

bottom line:
There are now so many good shapes, that picking the right one is a matter of small details.

theSeb
41 posts
4 Jul 2022 6:26PM
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Rick, I discovered your channel on YouTube about 9 months ago and I think I watched all of your videos, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that you are active on this forum when I joined here. Needless to say, you are an absolute inspiration and trying to emulate your footwork has transformed my sup surfing. Keep the stoke, brother.

bobajob
QLD, 1507 posts
5 Jul 2022 2:01PM
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Ha ha, loved the behind the scenes talk at the end!
And the actual content of course.
At least I know I've got potentially 20 odd years of surfing left in me.

supthecreek
2371 posts
5 Jul 2022 6:46PM
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theSeb said..
Rick, I discovered your channel on YouTube about 9 months ago and I think I watched all of your videos, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that you are active on this forum when I joined here. Needless to say, you are an absolute inspiration and trying to emulate your footwork has transformed my sup surfing. Keep the stoke, brother.


Hi Seb, thanks for great feedback!
footwork came from surfing the big mals in the 60's.
It's definitely been handy for moving around on SUPs !


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bobajob said..
Ha ha, loved the behind the scenes talk at the end!
And the actual content of course.
At least I know I've got potentially 20 odd years of surfing left in me.


Ha ha.. she was really nice!
As I was leaving she asked if I was filming the ocean.
we ended up talking for quite a while. She was on the Cape working on a music video. She made a nice ending to a great session

BigMak101
8 posts
6 Jul 2022 1:19AM
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Think you just inspired me to try my SP25 again.

And I love that you're ripping more than the skinny guy who was out there with you! (No offense to you skinny folks. I just appreciate a man of substance who can rip.)

WCC
48 posts
6 Jul 2022 3:37AM
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supthecreek said..
I kinda had my doubts about a board this short and pointy at 74 years old... but holy wow, I am a happy man




Such an inspiration. Well done.

supthecreek
2371 posts
6 Jul 2022 6:21PM
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BigMak101 said..
Think you just inspired me to try my SP25 again.

And I love that you're ripping more than the skinny guy who was out there with you! (No offense to you skinny folks. I just appreciate a man of substance who can rip.)


Thanks BigMak
My 9'5 treats me as well as my 8'8, so yeah.. give it another go!
I ride both of them as thrusters since that is how Sean rides his. Both with Quobba's.
My 8'11 has always been quads with baby backs.


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supthecreek said..
I kinda had my doubts about a board this short and pointy at 74 years old... but holy wow, I am a happy man






Such an inspiration. Well done.



Thanks WCC. SUP has had an inspiring effect on my life.
I am beyond thankful for what it has given me

surfinJ
628 posts
9 Jul 2022 2:47PM
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Sweet pocket surfing. The small board is just like you say, freedom. Some nice dims in the width and volume for comfort. And that surfed out tired smile at the end, classic stoke.



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