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Hydroshort is a sick board. I wish I hadn't sold mine. What about a Hydronaut? I woulda thought that would go mental in Hawaii. Mine's been an absolute trooper for the last 3 years, handles steep drops so well. Makes you feel really confident when surfing it.
 

JDJ

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Yes. Probably just me and a few others who tried my V3 Nano. Get the newer version. Mine was pretty foiled so be aware when you’re ordering.

I might order again and ask Dan to use the rocker from the Revo.
 

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Yes. Probably just me and a few others who tried my V3 Nano. Get the newer version. Mine was pretty foiled so be aware when you’re ordering.

I might order again and ask Dan to use the rocker from the Revo.
Im still jealous that you had both new models (Revo and Nano V3).
 
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Hydroshort is a sick board. I wish I hadn't sold mine. What about a Hydronaut? I woulda thought that would go mental in Hawaii. Mine's been an absolute trooper for the last 3 years, handles steep drops so well. Makes you feel really confident when surfing it.
Hydronaut is So awesome for drops and barrels. Not so good for turns, at least the way I surf.
my favorite board when I was in Indo and it was barreling. Made one drop I thought was a suicide mission hahahahaha
 
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ReForest

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Granted, Timmy is a pro surfer... and granted he is surfing a prototype Hydronaut... he is making that board look super fun!

 
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Do you not find the channels in the HN make it too fast and out of control in big waves? I love the look of the board for trying to outrun barrels but when I reach for a step up (I have a DHD sweet spot) I’m usually after control and slowing things up if anything because the wave is already so fast. Love to try one though. I had my SKX out this morning, been running it as a quad lately which I really enjoy having ridden it almost exclusively as a thruster for couple of years. Wave size a Couple feet overhead on the sets and it is such a fast board, the bottom contours generate so much lift a did have one or two fun loose moments but just has me wonder about how the QISC would go in 6’ plus surf
 
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Goodfish

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I've only ever run it as a thruster, so that adds some control. I can't explain exactly what the channels do for me, but I've had no problem getting barrelled on it. I live in Asia, so most of the barrels have been Indo lefts which means I'm pigdogging them, so it's pretty easy to slow down with a butt and arm drag. The thing I like the best about the Hydronaut is just the way it makes mental drops and just scoops. It must have something to do with the nose shape and the rocker because it never digs, but just autopilots me down ridiculous drops. It has a good wave range too. I only have one, so when I go on a trip I try to save it until it's really necessary, but I've had it out on sucky head high Bingin-style waves. It really comes into its element on anything around DOH. I've had it out in slightly bigger stuff too, but then I'm just trying to survive and not cry rather than get barrelled. I got it in XTR SL-CK with the yellow stuff. It's held up really well in the 4 years I've had it.
 
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Yeah I imagine it would be unreal in those fast barrelling Indo reef breaks I think the time I notice the channels more is where you are flying down a larger but flatter faced wave and not as much rail engaged. love the sound of how you describe it making those late drops, I have an Indo trip hopefully next year so might keep an eye out so a second hand one.
 
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