Non-OW Related: Anyone else following this product?
SC720 last edited by
@cr4p Thanks, I didn't notice that about the weight. The battery does makes it significantly heavier.
Bart last edited by
Not quite as fast and cool as the ones you guys mentioned in this thread :smile:
- but as far as SUPs go - I have these on order from kickstarter - delivery is any day now: http://sipaboards.com
@Bart very cool. i do some SUP fishing. have a few boards including an inflatable. The fisherman sipa board looks interesting. thanks for the link bart.
lynnpreston last edited by
I've been following Onean/Aquila for about a year and even inquired about ordering a Carver. They do not accept credit cards, but instead require a bank wire transfer. I wasn't comfortable wiring that kind of money to an overseas startup who has yet to put boards into customer hands. I'm still keeping my eye on them though. I really want a Blade, but it looks like they are waiting to release that model.
tomtnt last edited by
@Bart dang it- now I'm going to spend some more $$.. that SUP looks cool! We take ours out to Bodega Bay to go crabbing and the could definitely use the assistance when the wind kicks in.
Bart last edited by Bart
I just received mine! I ordered 2 on Kickstarter incl LEDs.
Here is a video from Kickstarter days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE-ohfUhiDk
and one showing the LEDs for night SUPping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-COXt0KXf0
Note that the video still shows a prototype engine and board; the final product is a bit sleeker still (they just won a red dot design award too). They reached various stretch goals so it now also comes with a handy backpack that holds everything, and an app to further track and control the board. I ordered a spare battery for each board so should be able to get up to 4-6 hours of assisted paddling.
But as it is now December we're going into winter here in the Netherlands, so I won't be trying it out on the water till April I think... :-(
Here are some more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfvdyJNaubZaxJDQjN25zGA
and a review: http://www.isupworld.com/sipaboard/
alright enough marketing - I promise I don't work for them - just an excited backer! :-)
@Bart okay i am sold.. going to pre-order the fisherman asap.
Did not know you were a Nederlander Bart. Mijn moeder komt uit Utrecht. Ik spreek een beetje nederlands.
I have been trying to practice my dutch more. I am considering taking some lessons via Skype as well. Hoping to visit again next year.
Bart last edited by
@callenj357 cool - enjoy! the pre-order price looks like a good discount on the fisherman. For comparison - the normal one ('Cruiser') that I ordered on Kickstarter is now selling for $1899 (official list price $2190); I paid $1,265 on Kickstarter, so I would expect that their pre-order discount is pretty real, so getting in early may be worth it.
Most of my family from my dad's side is from the Utrecht area! I live in The Hague though - by the beach :smile:
I see you are from Melbourne - my wife is from Melbourne too - except she's from the one in Oz :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Did once almost book a surprisingly cheap flight from Holland to what turned out to be the wrong Melbourne... doh!
@Bart Very cool! My mothers family name is Mur. I have lots of cousins around the Utrecht area. I spent 9 years in Germany and Netherlands when i was much younger. I miss it very much. I do not have the chance to travel there as often as i like due to work. I have thought of trying to find an IT job there, but i heard/read the process can be hard to find a company to sponsor you, since there are many IT workers there already.
E-Boarder last edited by
Yes expensive, but I think this will become a great sport. May be not as exciting as using wind or waves for foiling, but a perfect alternative for days without wind and waves. And of course for people who do not live at the sea.
There are also e foil boards available. I found this comparison: https://e-surfer.com/en/electric-hydrofoil-comparison-e-foil-overview/
They are a little bit pricy, but still cool stuff.