Thursday, November 20, 2008

Slow Time

Been 'Off It' a bit recently - I've always been a feast or famine sort of guy - France was a feast, great weather - warm water - endless waves and then back to - dark evenings and trying to get the Sunday morning thing going again. Sometimes real life just gets in the way - last Sunday was my first real chance to get a wave since I've been back and I jibbed out.Conditions were a bit shite to be honest but we surfed far worse and in hindsight I should have gone in and resumed play.

On the bright side my new Naish 9'3" is on it's way - should be a week or so which is great timing as Charmaine is getting me a big chunk of it for my birthday. That means she either loves me loads or just wants me out of the house more. Sort of win win really.

Here's a taster of the board -

Mmmmnn mmnnnn - I was all up for the 9'6" but having made real progress on my BK Pro this Autumn coupled with the times that I have ridden Gavin's 9'0 Starboard made me switch and opt for the smaller board.

- Plus Gavin's Naish 10'6 has a real nice carvy off the tail feel to it coupled with a classy quality look and feel.

- Plus I just did not fancy another fish - too many edges to chip.

I'm really looking forward to this - I know it's going to be skitty but judging from Dwights board comparison chart over at NC Paddlesurfer I should cope . . just . . . . I hope !!!

Here's the official Shpeel

'The smallest board in our line creates a new dimension in SUP. This innovative design gives you explosive turning and short board-like performance never before experienced in an SUP'.

Dimensions are

9'3" x 29 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Now I'm under no illusions that this is going to be an all round board - it's not, but so far I been amazed at how quickly my 'Capability Parameters' have been reset with SUP over the past year, especially with the BK. If the Naish gives up some of the 'slash' that the BK has I'm going to be a very happy bunny.