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Honu Boards of Bondi

Post by Squidlips » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:11 am

Hi all,
I am in the market for a new plank and I've stumbled across some cheap 9'6" epoxy longboard that's produced by HONU of Bondi.
Does anyone have any experience with a HONU board?
I'm just looking for a fat cruisey mal that can turn and pump down the line properly.
Any feed back good or bad would be great.
I have maybe $600 for a cruisey mal
And I'm around 102 kilos, so a 9'6" would be ideal. Many thanks!

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Re: Honu Boards of Bondi

Post by Drailed » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:51 pm

I thought the whole point of longboards was that you didn't have to pump down the line...???
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Re: Honu Boards of Bondi

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:31 pm

I would look at the boards Beau Young flogs if you want to get a solid cheapie. Logs come with an even greater emphasis on and disregard for pedigree.

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Re: Honu Boards of Bondi

Post by JET01 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:49 am

I’m with beanpole.
I’ve seen some of the boards around my local break. Fountain of youth model springs to mind. Got talking to a guy that had been riding his exclusively for ten months. Deck was in great shape, rails all still one piece, no blown out fin boxes.
At the moment I can afford to buy boards from more environmentally conscious manufacturers and will continue to do so. Should ther come a day when I need something more cost effective I would not hesitate spending my money on a board from the surfboard warehouse.

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Re: Honu Boards of Bondi

Post by Beerfan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:12 am

I've seen the carbon jet up close. Brand new but looked decent. Will see in a few months when it's been used a bit. It's a mates so I should get a go in it at some time.
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Re: Honu Boards of Bondi

Post by Squidlips » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:27 pm

Thanks all,
I ended up getting a 9'2" custom Meyerhoffer Longboard.
One of those crazy shaped longboards from the US.
I saw it on ebay and "Melbourne" clearly didnt know what the f#ck it was!
Its basically new and 99.9% ding free.
I snagged it for just $277 with bag and new leash.
I felt a bit bad, so I gave the guy an extra $40 as Ive heard these shapes go ok.
Took it out today in 4-6 ft then 2-3ft. Im actually amazed at how this shape works.
Nose riding is easy, paddling super easy, and the speed off the tail is very suprising!!!
not bad for $277 !!!!
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Re: Honu Boards of Bondi

Post by foamy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:47 pm

That's an interesting board, the Meyerhoffer.

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Re: Honu Boards of Bondi

Post by Beanpole » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:27 pm

Always thought they looked like sanitary napkins but glad it goes good.

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