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Kalama Performance

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Created by 1fox 8 months ago, 25 Sep 2021
1fox
183 posts
25 Sep 2021 4:57PM
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The 10' and 11' longboards from Kalama Performance look nice?
Has anyone ridden it?
What about the quality?... Kinetic, Cobra, which factory?

Aloha,

Emeboy
NSW, 364 posts
28 Sep 2021 8:08AM
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I've got a 10ftr on order and hoping to get it by Xmas.... they do look very sharp.

Wouldn't think there would be many in the country yet...

1fox
183 posts
2 Oct 2021 8:02PM
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Keep us updated, please :)

pohaku
NSW, 613 posts
13 Oct 2021 2:44PM
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Kinetic factory.
These are the dimensions and will be available in Australia early next year. To order contact me.
9'0"x 28"- 108 liters
10'0"x 28"- 121 liters
11'0"x 28"- 133 liters
9'2"x 30"- 126 liters
10'2"x 32"- 160 liters

justaddwater
NSW, 411 posts
16 Oct 2021 1:24PM
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Kinetic factory. Impressive! What construction are they going to be ?

fester
WA, 346 posts
30 Mar 2022 9:50AM
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Any feedback yet anyone ?

Kisutch
226 posts
30 Mar 2022 10:44AM
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I surfed the 9x28 longboard SUP today, my friend's. It's got thin rails, not much rocker, nice brushed carbon, light and looks tough as nails. it was super fun- fast and turned surprisingly well off tail. My friend loves it, he had Imagine 9x28 by Kalama before, new one is big improvement.

BigZ
126 posts
30 Mar 2022 11:11AM
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I have a 9'2x30x126. Very good construction. Looks very similar if not identical to Infinity. Very light and bullet proof. Great shape for a heavyweight like me (240 pounds). Super stable, turns well, nose rides well. Not a high performance board but very versatile and super fun. And the steal at that price.

justaddwater
NSW, 411 posts
30 Mar 2022 5:42PM
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Kisutch said..
I surfed the 9x28 longboard SUP today, my friend's. It's got thin rails, not much rocker, nice brushed carbon, light and looks tough as nails. it was super fun- fast and turned surprisingly well off tail. My friend loves it, he had Imagine 9x28 by Kalama before, new one is big improvement.


I'm happy to hear they have a flat rocker,as imo the old imagine boards had way to much rocker,I never surfed one just an observation,my comment is based on needing a board that paddles well,stoked to hear about the construction though ,looking forward to seeing one in person.

Kisutch
226 posts
31 Mar 2022 1:51AM
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Kisutch said..
I surfed the 9x28 longboard SUP today, my friend's. It's got thin rails, not much rocker, nice brushed carbon, light and looks tough as nails. it was super fun- fast and turned surprisingly well off tail. My friend loves it, he had Imagine 9x28 by Kalama before, new one is big improvement.



I'm happy to hear they have a flat rocker,as imo the old imagine boards had way to much rocker,I never surfed one just an observation,my comment is based on needing a board that paddles well, stoked to hear about the construction though ,looking forward to seeing one in person.


Yeah my friend felt same way about the rocker and the new Kalama has 10L less volume and is way lighter than the Imagine, kind of felt better in every way. I'm fired up to try this board again.

Not that it matters, but the I dig the look, they didn't sand the paint back as much so the brushed carbon look is kind of understated.

margeaux
QLD, 48 posts
31 Mar 2022 8:03AM
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They sure do look impressive and after 15 years of experience playing around with different shapes Dave would of nailed this one!
Construction wise you can't go wrong with kinetic factory carbon pvc wrap light and bullet proof and tested over time
I'm frothing to get mine in a couple of months will give feedback on 10/28 & 9'2/30 when they arrive

Hoppo3228
VIC, 576 posts
31 Mar 2022 10:34AM
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Price?

rattlinbones
WA, 32 posts
31 Mar 2022 8:50AM
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justaddwater said..


Kisutch said..
I surfed the 9x28 longboard SUP today, my friend's. It's got thin rails, not much rocker, nice brushed carbon, light and looks tough as nails. it was super fun- fast and turned surprisingly well off tail. My friend loves it, he had Imagine 9x28 by Kalama before, new one is big improvement.




I'm happy to hear they have a flat rocker,as imo the old imagine boards had way to much rocker,I never surfed one just an observation,my comment is based on needing a board that paddles well,stoked to hear about the construction though ,looking forward to seeing one in person.



I have the older 9'8" x 29 and yes, has lots of rocker however combined with rails that thin out a good bit towards the tail, it does make it easier to turn and definitely an advantage in a beach break. Bit harder to get on to fat rollers though.
Anyone got a website link for the new boards?

justaddwater
NSW, 411 posts
31 Mar 2022 10:51AM
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Price?


Hoppo prices are on the Kalama /AU website,a bit disappointing no fins supplied!As that can be An extra $150-200,it seems they are infinityUSA quality,but definitely cheaper,even with the added expense of fins ,but most of us have plenty of fins laying around not being used so still a pretty good deal,hanging out to see / feel one in person

Emeboy
NSW, 364 posts
31 Mar 2022 11:13AM
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Yep still waiting since Sept for the 10x28... But I believe it will be worth the wait! The boards are on the water and should be here in May.

Dylan Henry is my contact in Newcastle (SUP Newcastle). He is the Australian Distributor for Go Foil and Kalama Performance.... and a good bloke to boot.

margeaux
QLD, 48 posts
31 Mar 2022 1:00PM
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With Covid everything is delayed.
I think pricing is very good compared to anything in that high end construction in carbon $500 cheaper than infinity
Dylan is a great bloke to deal with

justaddwater
NSW, 411 posts
31 Mar 2022 1:08PM
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margeaux said..
With Covid everything is delayed.
I think pricing is very good compared to anything in that high end construction in carbon $500 cheaper than infinity
Dylan is a great bloke to deal with


Good to see high end brands giving smaller retailers a go,good luck Dylan

Hoppo3228
VIC, 576 posts
31 Mar 2022 1:12PM
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Thanks JAW!

Rossall
WA, 636 posts
31 Mar 2022 1:46PM
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So how much are they ? Eg 9/2

Hoppo3228
VIC, 576 posts
31 Mar 2022 4:05PM
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Rossall said..
So how much are they ? Eg 9/2


$2650 incl GST

fester
WA, 346 posts
1 Apr 2022 11:04AM
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Rossall said..
So how much are they ? Eg 9/2






$2650 incl GST





$2650 plus transport to Perth $$$

mike3217
VIC, 55 posts
1 Apr 2022 3:21PM
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Better off with a Smik

justaddwater
NSW, 411 posts
1 Apr 2022 4:51PM
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mike3217 said..
Better off with a Smik


Totally agree Mike

fester
WA, 346 posts
1 Apr 2022 7:56PM
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mike3217 said..
Better off with a Smik



Got two already

pohaku
NSW, 613 posts
2 Apr 2022 7:11PM
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$2500 pre order price. Freight to WA I go 50/50 with the customer.
each to their own but it's a Kalama - can't beat it.

fester
WA, 346 posts
4 Apr 2022 1:25PM
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pohaku said..
$2500 pre order price. Freight to WA I go 50/50 with the customer.
each to their own but it's a Kalama - can't beat it.


Thanks pohaku,
Any idea on freight to Perth with your contacts ?

pohaku
NSW, 613 posts
4 Apr 2022 9:22PM
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fester said..

pohaku said..
$2500 pre order price. Freight to WA I go 50/50 with the customer.
each to their own but it's a Kalama - can't beat it.



Thanks pohaku,
Any idea on freight to Perth with your contacts ?


All depends on location and what board, feel free to inbox me and ill get you a quote

Rossall
WA, 636 posts
7 Apr 2022 10:03AM
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Hey Fester. cheapest way is to get a Depot pickup in Perth. I just got a board delivered by TNT/ FEDEX and it was $180 delivered to their Welshpool depot

fester
WA, 346 posts
8 Apr 2022 10:21PM
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Hey Fester. cheapest way is to get a Depot pickup in Perth. I just got a board delivered by TNT/ FEDEX and it was $180 delivered to their Welshpool depot


That's a good price Rossall, NSW too Perth ?

1fox
183 posts
3 May 2022 4:16AM
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The new toy has arrived: 10x28.(Compared side by side with the Starboard Longsup 9x26).It's very light. Construction feels very similar to Infinity. I hope the flex is also as good.
Rocker line looks great.



















justaddwater
NSW, 411 posts
3 May 2022 1:44PM
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I fox, NICE ,looking forward to a ride review!,the deck pad on the rail on the first photo makes the rocker look weird ,I know it's an illusion,but the rocker looks old school 3 stage ! IMO that's a good thing,



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