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Kalama Performance

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Created by 1fox 8 months ago, 25 Sep 2021
JonathanC
VIC, 978 posts
5 May 2022 6:43PM
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Apologies for going off topic .. 1Fox would love to hear your thoughts on 9x26 Starboard

pohaku
NSW, 613 posts
5 May 2022 7:56PM
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AUS crew, for Kalama longboard style SUPs theres the following left for pre order:9'0 x 28 at 108L - both colours
9'2 x 30 at 126L - none
10' x 28 at 121L - 2 orange 1 blue
10'2 x 32 at 160L - 1 blue

1fox
183 posts
6 May 2022 4:48AM
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JonathanC said..
Apologies for going off topic .. 1Fox would love to hear your thoughts on 9x26 Starboard


To set the baseline, let me refer that the board I ride the most is a sunova custom longsup 9x26.5 90lts. That board is just. perfect!I bought the starboard as a backup board. what appealed to me? the low rocker line and the starboard reliability/ finish quality.

What I found out afterall:The board has a very easily perceived quality.the deck is quite flat which i'm not fan.
The rails are relatively thin and the fin placement is good. Added to the diamond tail, translates into a very lively off the tail behaviour. That's one of the best things about the board.
The major drawback of this blue carbon construction is the lack of flex. This is a relevant problem for me.
Maybe it's because i'm spoiled by sunova.

fester
WA, 346 posts
15 May 2022 7:14PM
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pohaku said..
AUS crew, for Kalama longboard style SUPs theres the following left for pre order:9'0 x 28 at 108L - both colours
9'2 x 30 at 126L - none
10' x 28 at 121L - 2 orange 1 blue
10'2 x 32 at 160L - 1 blue


So no 9'2" Kalama's left in this shipment ?

1fox
183 posts
16 May 2022 6:37AM
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During last week I had the chance to test the board, both in small waves and punchy point break.
It worked great on both.

The volume is a bit too much for what I'm used to: 120 vs 90lts. You could surf with your office suit and still come out relatively dry :D
The problems I found in the new deal are not present here. the rocker is well balanced, the tail is thin enough for a incisive bite, but still large enough to carry out the proper volume.
If you stomp on the the tail in a big bottom it will follow nimble (for a 10')
The setup I enjoyed the most was quad, like my nalu LE.It has proper flex, is light and looks reliable.
The board is definitely a keeper.

justaddwater
NSW, 411 posts
16 May 2022 8:38AM
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9.0 ish x30 ish 120 -125 ish IMO numbers that a lot of people can relate to ,they,sell quickly.Particularly in a longboard format !

Emeboy
NSW, 364 posts
17 May 2022 4:49PM
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1fox said..
During last week I had the chance to test the board, both in small waves and punchy point break.
It worked great on both.

The volume is a bit too much for what I'm used to: 120 vs 90lts. You could surf with your office suit and still come out relatively dry :D
The problems I found in the new deal are not present here. the rocker is well balanced, the tail is thin enough for a incisive bite, but still large enough to carry out the proper volume.
If you stomp on the the tail in a big bottom it will follow nimble (for a 10')
The setup I enjoyed the most was quad, like my nalu LE.It has proper flex, is light and looks reliable.
The board is definitely a keeper.


Sounds awesome 1fox!!! Still frothing for mine to arrive.... hopefully within the month.

Good things take time so they say....

pohaku
NSW, 613 posts
Tuesday , 24 May 2022 1:17PM
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fester said..

pohaku said..
AUS crew, for Kalama longboard style SUPs theres the following left for pre order:9'0 x 28 at 108L - both colours
9'2 x 30 at 126L - none
10' x 28 at 121L - 2 orange 1 blue
10'2 x 32 at 160L - 1 blue



So no 9'2" Kalama's left in this shipment ?


All sold



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