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Naish 6'4" SUP

Discussion started by Jon Elick 4 years ago
Anyone out there know anything about the board Damien Girardin was seen riding in hawaii on youtube? Is it going to be in production for 2012? First i've heard of it. Smallest board they have for 2011 is what?, 7'3" so what's up? Thanks
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Andre Niemeyer
Andre Niemeyer
Damien,

Thanks very much for the insights! I'll pick your brain a bit more, if you don't mind. How wide and how thick is that board?
4 years ago
Damien Girardin
Damien Girardin
Hi Guys,
A friend of mine just sent me a link to this discussion.
I guess i can answer some of your questions (since I'm the one on that video)
This 6'4" is a custom that I shaped, it is not going to be a Naish production board. I'm actually the kite designer for Naish, not the SUP board designer. As a designer i always like to push the limits of what I (and people) think is possible, that was the idea with that 6'4" that I made after riding a 6'8" for about 1 year and a half.
Since then I have actually made a 6'3" that's a lot better.
The shortboard to me makes surfing waves on a SUP so much easier.. you need to paddle harder to get on the wave but once you're on.. it's a different sport! I mean: tail slides, little airs, cut backs.. everything becomes possible and easy!
A lot of people think the short board will only work in small surf.. yes i can't take the 6'3" in massive waves but i took it in up to double head high and it was awesome!
By the way at the time of the video I was 175lbs. i.e about 80kg.
If you any of you want to try the board, I'm on Maui, let me know and we can go for a ride!

4 years ago
Filippo Petraroli
Filippo Petraroli
The 6,4 is a proto, perhaps in 2012 production line. Many shaper are testing new shorter and wider boards. For example in GONG 2011 line there is 8 models under 7'. http://www.gongsup.com/-GONG-2011-SUP-Bamby-.html?lang=fr . http://www.gongsup.com/-GONG-2011-SUP-Caribou-.html?lang=fr
4 years ago
Andre Niemeyer
Andre Niemeyer
Tom, that's an excellent question! Whitney Guild has quite a bit to say about rider's size and board volume, which indirectly plays into board length.

Here is the link to the article.

http://supconnect.mylocallineup.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=237&Itemid=56
4 years ago
Tom Howard
Tom Howard
What size is the surfer on this board?? aprox.?
4 years ago
Andre Niemeyer
Andre Niemeyer
Here is the video in question:



Note: drop video url in text area to embed video in the discussion (that simple!)
4 years ago
Jon Elick
Jon Elick
Thanks for the feedback...ya this thing looks like a ripper. Must be semi-top secret. I was looking at the Starboard Impossible, but maybe I'll wait and see what Naish's illegitimate child shapes up to be;-)
4 years ago
Epic Reps (Chad Baird)
Epic Reps (Chad Baird)
I am the South East Rep for Naish and can honestly say that the video is the first I have seen of this board. Currently the smallest board Naish makes is the Hokua 7'3. That 6'4 looks pretty darn cool. Let's hope it is released soon!
4 years ago
Jon Elick
Jon Elick
Sorry forgot to mention that is Naish Paddleboards board designer btw...
4 years ago

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