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 Post subject: Re: Naish Bullet - any feedback on this board?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:54 am 
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Rode the Fish, have a Nugget.
Lightwind almost nothing can keep up with the Nugget. To me it was so much more livelier than the Fish as well. Shoots upwind too..



do you ride it in waves? How do you find it compared to the fish? This has been on my mind for some time now :-)

I really liked last years fish for the light stuff and small waves...I had it out in super light conditions and liked it for small waves, but after getting more time on the raceboard I kept on not using it...


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Bullet - any feedback on this board?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:27 am 
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I rode it in choppy 3m waves, still holds very, very well, not the tight arcs but grips very well and smooth. Fish felt sluggish to me...


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Bullet - any feedback on this board?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:30 am 
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tautologies wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:
You're not just saying it's better than the Nugget cos you're a Naish fan and prefer surfboards, are you Taut? Would someone like me, looking for a lightwind board for fun that isn't a raceboard and can't surf, still have fun with it?


no no I am not saying it is better than the nugget that would depend on what you are looking for... As I said above I have not even ridden the nugget. I've ridden nugget like boards...but not the same.

I am saying it is different as far as I can see the nugget is slightly more geared towards surf and this slightly more towards light wind cruising. I'd say the fish is better compared to the nugget.

I am quite sure that the bigger bullet will be a little better than the nugget in lightwinds, but again no way for me to really know that. It really depends on what you are looking for.

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edit: I think you would like it. Look here is my approach to boards. I love all sorts of different types of boards, for different types of riding. Using a huge wide board for big waves though is like using a hammer to cut down a tree..it is just the wrong tool. The ONLY boards I have had a dislike for are some boards that felt they had something wrong with them for kiting. For instance I borrowed a friends lightwind board, and it felt like riding in glue. The board was a surfboard made for small waves, and had way too much toe in on the fins. It was probably okay for surfing small waves. the fins would help break the speed down a little and keep the rider in the pocket better, but when you are kiting in lightwinds you do not want your board to suck unnecessary energy from you :-)

I think the bullet is great for light wind cruising, small waves...you can use it when the wind and chop picks up a lot better than boards meant for surf and light wind...

It is definitely controllable in high speeds...one of the times I demoed it was at a race, and the board was fun going really really fast. Big fins means you can kind of ride it like a raceboard, but without the strain on your ankles. I rode it over here in sloppy surf, it was fun to make the drop but a little harder to make solid bottom turns on it...but I would think that is a problem with all the big surfboards...especially the ones with wide tails.

edit2: this is why I usually tend to not comment on otherboards..even if I have ridden them...it is so easy to misunderstand my intention.. so usually I'll keep the comment to board I know really well and like :-)

Thanks!

Not really into surfing, but if I can't ride cos the wind is light - which it is a lot here - I get antsy... Nugget is supposed to be more 'fun' than a Sector etc. but I'll never get to demo either.

I *might* be able to wrangle a demo on a Naish board... maybe :)


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Bullet - any feedback on this board?
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:48 am 
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ught I would update this now...
I finally bought the bullet (5'4'')...so to speak. Had it out in sloppy surf today. Very weird wind too and had a blast. I rode it strapless great board. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Bullet - any feedback on this board?
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 3:12 pm 
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tautologies wrote:
I finally bought the bullet (5'4'')...so to speak

How big are fins on Bullet? Regular surfboard fins or something different?


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 Post subject: Re: Naish Bullet - any feedback on this board?
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:30 pm 
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RalfsB wrote:
tautologies wrote:
I finally bought the bullet (5'4'')...so to speak

How big are fins on Bullet? Regular surfboard fins or something different?

I'll take a pic. The fin boxes are normal but it has custom fins. Almost no sweep on the fins.


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