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  • Phill
    started a topic Nubster in the Baked

    Nubster in the Baked

    Just curious how people have found surfing the BP as a quad with and without the Nubster. Is there a big increase in grip with the Nubster?
    I ask because I'm contemplating either getting a single FCS plug put in my Sweet Potato for the Nubster, or because of the difficulties due to the <1lb core, maybe just glassing one on...

    Bad idea?

  • Phill
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    Yeah the visibility of repairs is a big factor, but at the same time I've only put one hole in a FW in 4 years on them. The TG is a little more worrying due to the lack of external glass but it sounds like they are pretty durable. We shall see.
    I definitely like the feel of FST in my shortboard shapes, I don't feel like I get the same spring advantage in such a short thick board as a Potato it just feels nice and solid. I would probably benefit more from the lighter construction in that style of board.
    That said, when it's onshore and choppy that extra weight is probably helpful in cutting through the bumps and keeping momentum.

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  • FW - Fan
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    Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
    personally i'd rather steer away from fst in the super grovellers in future. i'd rather go for the lighter options. sounds like the TG could be the best of both worlds
    You raised a good point...timber veneer boards of any kind are notoriously hard to repair and the repair always sticks out like the proverbial..not a biggie for most people but I really dont like ultra light boards and much prefer the feel of FST ...horses for courses.

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  • Phill
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    personally i'd rather steer away from fst in the super grovellers in future. i'd rather go for the lighter options. sounds like the TG could be the best of both worlds

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  • FW - Fan
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    Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
    Yeah I'd like to get a Baked but for the conditions I use it in I feel like the Sweet Potato handles well enough and is insanely fun that it's hard to justify an 'upgrade'.
    That said, I could possibly get a good price for my Potato and it wouldn't be expensive of a move. I wonder what the Technograins will retail at in the UK? Any idea?
    Definitely worth the upgrade...chalk and cheese in my opinion...and yes they are still going to be done in FST...stoked.

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  • Phill
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    Yeah I agree. I think I know who you mean.......

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  • boardshop
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    Yeah a bit Firewire's do appear to be going up in a price at a far more realistic level than some other brands, that I will not mention.

    But I still think top end tech priced at the same level (or slightly below) premier brand PU – wins hands down.

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  • Phill
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    They sure do. Looks like all board prices are creeping up over here this year.

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  • boardshop
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    Hi mate, we have not had official confirmation of that yet. We are assuming that they would be comparable to FST on price - but don’t hold me to that. Be good to see one in the flesh. Looks insane!

    Cheers

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  • Phill
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    Yeah I'd like to get a Baked but for the conditions I use it in I feel like the Sweet Potato handles well enough and is insanely fun that it's hard to justify an 'upgrade'.
    That said, I could possibly get a good price for my Potato and it wouldn't be expensive of a move. I wonder what the Technograins will retail at in the UK? Any idea?

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  • boardshop
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    Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
    Just curious how people have found surfing the BP as a quad with and without the Nubster. Is there a big increase in grip with the Nubster?
    I ask because I'm contemplating either getting a single FCS plug put in my Sweet Potato for the Nubster, or because of the difficulties due to the <1lb core, maybe just glassing one on...

    Bad idea?
    PRJ you got me thinking,

    Tried my 5ft 5 WRF BP with a knub and.....really didnít like it. Felt like it messed up the whole dynamics of the board Ė lost the sweet spot really (which is the whole of this little beauty!)

    Hate to be the one to say it, but you should flog the SP and get a BP. I liked the SP but absolutely love the BP.

    However, this was in small clean waves and only my opinion. I do tend to like the Firewire boards that none of my mates get on with. My favourite models appear to be making their way to the Firewire archive of doom!

    Techno grain BP has to be a life changing board!!!

    Cheers,

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  • custom
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    I try the knubster on my PN 5,8.When waves are fat and slow with no power don't like it feel some drag and lose speed.If wave is steeper with power it feels totaly different you can do a full speed bottom turn with more control and hold go more vertical to the lip think like you have a thruster more performance board....

    Cheers..

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  • Phill
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    TG potentially lighter? Wowsers. The other million dollar question, what's the score with dings? I'm guessing you'd have to use a patch of fibreglass and repair like a standard eps board?

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  • Chris
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    comparable to a touch lighter.

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  • Phill
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    Yeah but even the untrained eye would notice that it isn't the same board if I go Techno! Haha.
    How does the weight of a TG board compare to WRF out of interest?

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