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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby iriejohn » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:35 am

Ice101 wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:56 pm
Why did len10 leave after having a pro board made for him? I take you have two boards of different size. Which is better all round size?
I am 80kg.

My all round board is the Shotgun 136x40.5 with Ozone Enduro V2 7m, 9m, 12m in 16-30+ knots.

I use the Shotgun 138x42 with 12m in 14-16 knots, and with an Ocean Rodeo Flite Aluula 14.5m in 14 knots or less, especially in summer.

Just starting to learn strapless.
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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby brighamj » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:07 am

iriejohn wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:35 am

I am 80kg.

My all round board is the Shotgun 136x40.5 with Ozone Enduro V2 7m, 9m, 12m in 16-30+ knots.

I use the Shotgun 138x42 with 12m in 14-16 knots, and with an Ocean Rodeo Flite Aluula 14.5m in 14 knots or less, especially in summer.

Just starting to learn strapless.
You and I are more or less the same height and weight. What conditions are you typically riding? Here in Bermuda, there is usually a fair bit of chop, and I’m a bit wary of the 136 v the 138 for mid-to-high wind days (same speeds you referenced). I’m just curious if you have any insight given you are riding both. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby iriejohn » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:44 am

brighamj wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:07 am
iriejohn wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:35 am

I am 80kg.

My all round board is the Shotgun 136x40.5 with Ozone Enduro V2 7m, 9m, 12m in 16-30+ knots.

I use the Shotgun 138x42 with 12m in 14-16 knots, and with an Ocean Rodeo Flite Aluula 14.5m in 14 knots or less, especially in summer.

Just starting to learn strapless.
You and I are more or less the same height and weight. What conditions are you typically riding? Here in Bermuda, there is usually a fair bit of chop, and I’m a bit wary of the 136 v the 138 for mid-to-high wind days (same speeds you referenced). I’m just curious if you have any insight given you are riding both. Thanks in advance!
Typically riding UK south coast (eastern Solent) chop and rolling swell in tidal onshore/side on wind. Water can be anything from low tide water shallow and clean to rolling rideable waves to water coming at you from every direction! The 136x40.5 is absolutely my go-to board, it is a chop eating knee kind missile with huge grip. When I'm proficient with strapless directional the 138 will be sold.
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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby brighamj » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:17 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:44 am
Typically riding UK south coast (eastern Solent) chop and rolling swell in tidal onshore/side on wind. Water can be anything from low tide water shallow and clean to rolling rideable waves to water coming at you from every direction! The 136x40.5 is absolutely my go-to board, it is a chop eating knee kind missile with huge grip. When I'm proficient with strapless directional the 138 will be sold.
Thanks! That is exactly what I was hoping to understand.

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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby appelton » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:56 pm

Can anyone compare SHOTGUN flex to SHINN RONSON ? how flexy is shotgun. The right amount of flex is something truly awesome.

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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby andylc » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:31 pm

The Shotgun rides really well but I’d say it’s a pretty stiff board, not a lot of flex even at the tips.

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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby Herman » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:16 pm

Although stiffness is important I don’t think there is much point in comparing the stiffness of boards with significantly different bottom shapes unless it is talking about how stiff it feels on the water. For example I have ridden stiff boards where channels have considerably softened the feel of the board. Obviously this is just a subjective opinion.

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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:30 pm

appelton wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:56 pm
Can anyone compare SHOTGUN flex to SHINN RONSON ? how flexy is shotgun. The right amount of flex is something truly awesome.
I had a Shinn Ronson when it first came out (I think 138x42) and now have Lieuwe Shotgun 136x40.5

I thought the Ronson was a bit too stiff and had a bit too much rocker for me, but to be fair it may have evolved in the last few years.

Compared to the Ronson I had, the Shotgun has more flex, a bit less rocker, and extensive channelling. It has huge grip.

Have not yet found a better all round board than the Shotgun, but when I do I'll buy it.


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