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Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby flaps1111 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:59 pm

Is there anyone here who sails with kanaha shapes 37" or 42" boards? Two months ago I bought a 120cm Groove skate, I'm happy.. it's a very good board but I read that even shorter boards improve maneuverability and are more fun...I like the light weight, the lightness and the small width of kanaha it weights 1.7 kg. I had a old full carbon board with that thickness and I liked it a lot.
On the other hand I don't know if it will be very radical to go from 120 cm to 94 cm of the 37". Is it true that it allows touch-downs?

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Re: Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby grigorib » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:26 pm

When I switched from 54" board to 42" it was a blessing. No loss anywhere and happiness on the first ride.
The transition from 42" to 36" was a bit more tricky but doable and now 42" is my "lightwind big board"

As of touchdowns - if you do, you're flying too small of a wing. An occasional touchdown is redeable on a small board, but you can't use them as a "surfboard".

Now to Kanaha Shapes:
0. very pretty boards. light and cute
1. lack of traction pad in the front of the board doesn't allow you to have wider stance
2. lack of kicker/bumper in the back might be too much of inconvenience
3. as KS price went up the mass production also started out to China so you're paying high dollar for cheap labor. Cool factor of "custom" is gone.
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Re: Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby tkaraszewski » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:08 pm

I've been riding one of the 37" ones that last five sessions or so.

It *is* more maneuverable than a bigger board. This is a double-edged sword as it's also "twichier" (i.e., less stable).

I also wish the traction went farther forward on the board. I'd like to be able to move my front foot up farther.

It can do small touchdowns OK, actually. Better than I'd think it could. I've been practicing my tacks and if you come out of a tack a bit slow you can bounce it off the surface for a split second and continue on without trouble.

I wish it was thicker/floatier. I just like a board with more buoyancy.

I agree it's a lot of money for what you're getting. I'm borrowing a friend's and I'm not sure I'd want to pay $850 for a mass-produced one. It's not a particularly complex board, nor one that displays a lot of artistry.
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Re: Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby elguapo » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:02 am

tkaraszewski wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:08 pm
I've been riding one of the 37" ones that last five sessions or so.

It *is* more maneuverable than a bigger board. This is a double-edged sword as it's also "twichier" (i.e., less stable).

I also wish the traction went farther forward on the board. I'd like to be able to move my front foot up farther.

It can do small touchdowns OK, actually. Better than I'd think it could. I've been practicing my tacks and if you come out of a tack a bit slow you can bounce it off the surface for a split second and continue on without trouble.

I wish it was thicker/floatier. I just like a board with more buoyancy.

I agree it's a lot of money for what you're getting. I'm borrowing a friend's and I'm not sure I'd want to pay $850 for a mass-produced one. It's not a particularly complex board, nor one that displays a lot of artistry.
well.
isnt it basically glass covered foam?

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Re: Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby tkaraszewski » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:34 am

elguapo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:02 am
well.
isnt it basically glass covered foam?
Yep. Which is standard board construction and nothing that interesting or complex. It's fine, it's not super-premium or anything. I mean, some guys are making boards like this:


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Re: Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby tswierkocki » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:22 am

I’ve been riding my 42” KS board for over year now. I really like the board. I honestly wouldn't’ change anything about it. No issues for me to ride away from a touch down with my surf wing.

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Re: Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby grigorib » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:32 pm

tkaraszewski wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:34 am
elguapo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:02 am
well.
isnt it basically glass covered foam?
Yep. Which is standard board construction and nothing that interesting or complex. It's fine, it's not super-premium or anything. I mean, some guys are making boards like this:
Ryan makes beautiful boards. Below is the one which inspired me to go custom.


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Re: Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby skideeppow » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:40 pm

It’s made in Vietnam not China.
I love mime. Been riding it for 2 weeks straight in the gorge. Helped my tacks and it does allow high speed touchdowns.
Worth every penny

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Re: Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby flaps1111 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:13 am

skideeppow wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:40 pm
It’s made in Vietnam not China.
I love mime. Been riding it for 2 weeks straight in the gorge. Helped my tacks and it does allow high speed touchdowns.
Worth every penny
Are you riding 37" or 42"? I like the concept speed touchdowns :thumb: ...... One thing I find useful in my groove skate board 120 is that can be use in ultra light wind and in high wind, yesterday in a lull 5-6 knots its volume help me in a transition, I submerged totality the board and I was able to keep ridding, of course the wing plays an important roll a Moses Onda.
I measured my board and a the pad is just 37". :lol:
I'm doing toe-side tacks as well and some finish wind speed touchdowns I think volume helps a bit.
I think that I'm going to keep practicing with my skate and when I master all the moves tray something smaller or perhaps I'll make my own 37" board just for the feeling. And yes that size board for 850$ + 88$ shipping + 20% custom duties in EU (perhaps more) is bit pricey with Aloha from Vietnam.

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Re: Kanaha shapes 37" Mucho macho.

Postby skideeppow » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:47 pm

flaps1111 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:13 am
skideeppow wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:40 pm
It’s made in Vietnam not China.
I love mime. Been riding it for 2 weeks straight in the gorge. Helped my tacks and it does allow high speed touchdowns.
Worth every penny
Are you riding 37" or 42"? I like the concept speed touchdowns :thumb: ...... One thing I find useful in my groove skate board 120 is that can be use in ultra light wind and in high wind, yesterday in a lull 5-6 knots its volume help me in a transition, I submerged totality the board and I was able to keep ridding, of course the wing plays an important roll a Moses Onda.
I measured my board and a the pad is just 37". :lol:
I'm doing toe-side tacks as well and some finish wind speed touchdowns I think volume helps a bit.
I think that I'm going to keep practicing with my skate and when I master all the moves tray something smaller or perhaps I'll make my own 37" board just for the feeling. And yes that size board for 850$ + 88$ shipping + 20% custom duties in EU (perhaps more) is bit pricey with Aloha from Vietnam.
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