THE SPEEED is really almost like 2 separate boards. With its super straight outline it’s made to fly. It picks up speed incredibly easy. But the tail is radically narrow and basically allows the rider to throw the board around on pure thought! It’s amazing how this is even possible.
One of the most versatile shapes in our range and in general...
THE SPEEED RULES
Definitely its the most sold SUNOVA board, ever!
When we designed the SPEEED a few years back the Minions and other square nose boards were just starting, not even reaching it's coolness peak. Have always liked the crazy look and there were so many people asking us about them.
GENERAL GOAL | THEME OF THE BOARD
A versatile board that covers all conditions, this board simply rips. It’s super fast, with a ton of drive down the line. Extra stable as you paddle into a wave with a crisp, sweet snap to keep you in the pocket...
WAVE TYPE ||| SIZE IT'S WORKING BEST
All wave types, loves down the line waves.. ||| From knee high up to head and a half and more...
MANEUVERS IT DOES BEST
Down the line Speeed and the tightest back foot hack ever…
SKILL LEVEL IT'S BEST FOR
Intermediate to Pro..
SPEED: The parallel rails help it paddle fast..
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL: Very Straight..
OVER WHITE WATER: The wide “scoop” nose, easily lifts over white-water, with solid stability..
WAVE CATCHING ABILITY: Extremely good… Fast and straight paddling plus the scoop nose help the Speeed power into waves..
WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF WHEN YOU DESIGNED IT?
At first I was getting requests for a parallel outline Tomo, Slate, Raptor, Minion style board but I really didn’t want to go there, but the requests kept coming, so I said ok, but I'm not copying anything else, its going to be Bert's version and its going to work, so it was about solving the issues that were common to the parallel design, yet keeping the aspects that made them work …
WHAT IS POSSIBLY COMPROMISES ON THEN?
A board with more outline curve, turns easily from the middle, whereas the Speeed requires the rider to move behind the hips to unlock the tight carve. .
Riders who surf the middle of the board will never unlock the magic..
Those riders would be happier on the outline curve of the Flow, Soul or Skate…
FLAT NOSE, PARALLEL OUTLINE, HIP DIAMOND TAIL…
The combination of outline elements does a lot of different things in this board… Firstly the wider nose lets the board climb on top of the water really fast as you start to paddle, so paddle acceleration is instant and wave catching is really good, also great for climbing over whitewater on the way back out, along with foam climbs onto frothy whitewater sections, the parallel outline is really fast down the line, holds great speed and gets around sections easily, then as you step back onto the hip it literally turns on a dime, so you can really square off tight bottom turns and tight snaps under the lip.. The Diamond? I reckon it looks better…
LOW TO MEDIUM THICKNESS, STANDARD PROFILE UP FRONT WITH A SLIGHT BEVEL AND PRONOUNCED BOTTOM EDGE, CARRIES SOME MEAT INTO THE TAIL TO ACCOMMODATE THE DEPTH OF THE CHANNELS WITH REALLY CRISP HARD EDGES…
Keeping the rails low, adds to sensitivity into turns along with added stability at paddling speed, the subtle edge up front lets the front really climb onto the water and give it a skaty feel, even tho the rails into the tail carry some volume, most of it is removed due to the channels, so from the fins back the edge is quite crisp allowing for good release and speed.
HIGH PERFORMANCE SHORTBOARD STYLE ROCKER…
It’s a clean curve nearly all the way, with a subtle acceleration in the nose, combined with the wide nose, it does actually make it look like it has way more nose rocker than it does have, so while your first impression of the board could be a medium performance, hybrid fun board, the performance rocker transforms the board..
SINGLE CONCAVE WITH 4 SUPER DEEP CHANNELS IN THE TAIL..
The single works well in combination with the outline, being straighter it naturally wants to be stiffer on rail, so the concave helps pull it up onto rail easier, but the outstanding feature is for sure the channels, I did a lot of channel bottoms in the late 80's early 90's and really enjoyed them more in my longboards, I used a curved channel (Thanks Star Jammer) that redirected water out to the rail rather than more directly out the tail , this had a feeling of allowing the back end to come around quicker and easier through a turn, because water was escaping out the inside rail, as opposed to needing all the water to travel completely across the board and release off the opposite rail, so in combination with the hip they have a similar effect… Next the channels make the board faast!!! Way faster than expected, at first this was a bit of a mystery, but my theory now is the added turbulence through the channels, creates a boundary of vortices and eddy’s that the board somewhat climbs onto and separates the surface of the board from the main body of water under your board when you’re really moving, also because the channels are cut so deeply into the rail I think air is able to sneak in there and create a little less viscous drag on the surface as well, lastly the Channels also offer an extra degree of hold, feedback is the board is harder to slide, so a lot of the advanced guys say they can go a size down on their fins and it works..
Its relatively rolled on this board, the goal being a low rail, at paddling speed, the water rushes over the rail, as the rail is submerged below the water line, this creates more stability, because the board cant bob around without having to lift the water with it.. While stationary not so effective…
Standard reliable performance Thruster..
But with the added hold of the Channels..
Length Width Thick Volume 7'1" 23 3/8" 3 11/16" 67.7 7'3" 24 1/16" 3 13/16" 73 7'6" 24 3/4" 3 15/16" 79.9 7'8" 25 7/16" 4" 86.8 7'11" 26 1/8" 4 1/8" 94 8'2" 27" 4 1/4" 103.4 8'5" 27 3/4" 4 3/8" 112.8 8'8" 28 1/2" 4 1/2" 123.1 8'10" 29 1/8" 4 5/8" 130 9'2" 30 1/4" 4 3/4" 145.9 9'5" 31 1/16" 4 7/8" 160.3 9'11" 32 11/16" 4 3/4" 173.9 10'0" 34" 5" 193