Product Detail 8Ball Overview 01@2X preview
Product Detail 8Ball Overview 02@2X preview
Product Detail 8Ball Overview 03@2X preview
Product Detail 8Ball Overview 04@2X preview
Product Detail 8Ball Overview 05@2X preview

8ball

AU$ 1,400.00

Prices include GST, duty and (possibly*) delivery costs

*depends on the exact location
i

The 8BALL, If you wanna have a ball and rip it up…

The Sunova 8 Ball is a performance longer board that you can hook turns deep in the pocket. The 8 Ball, driven by the needs of surfers who want serious paddle power, but still wanna rip tight turns off the tail.
We took some of the characteristics of our long time favorite performance shortboards and we put a longer board front end on. The result is a board that can catch waves like a longboard but surf off the tail like a shortboard.
We took the nose entry and flattened it for solid paddle power, then we took enough area out of the nose to keep the rails from catching on late drops. Then as you step onto the tail the curvy outline and performance rocker of the shortboard kick in and you are away, having a ball.

Put the 8 Ball in the Pocket.

THE 8BALL PERFORMS

The 8BALL is another high performace weapon from SUNOVA.. 

The 8BALL can work in a number of condition with people of all ability levels.. It is a great first board, as there is plenty of area and great paddle power to get you into little waves.. However this isn't it's designed purpose, it's a shortboarders, longboard and is designed to be surfed hard in quality waves.. The 8BALL is a classic design that you will never grow out of no matter what your ability.. 

surf board detail

About the board

General goal | theme of the board

A loose, good paddling mid length board that can handle a range of conditions.

Wave type ||| size it's working best

All waves, favors Juicy waves.. ||| From just under waist high up to double over head and more.

Maneuvers it does best

Back foot snaps and powered up round house cutbacks…

Skill level it's best for

Novice to Pro

Paddle power

Average

What you thought of when you designed it?

Back in the early 90s Longboarding made a comeback, so did competitive longboarding, you had 2 distinct schools of longboarder, crew born before the late 1950s who had the chance to grow up longboarding and just had a natural longboard style, even if they hadn’t stepped on one for 30 years or more, then you had crew born in the 60s , most of whom grew up on shortboards.. In an effort to woo more people along to the longboard contests an 8 ft division was created, with the judging criteria based on performance shortboard surfing, so this was how the 8 ball came into existence, as a competition 8ft board…

What is possibly compromises on then?

One of the few boards with no compromises, handles a variety of conditions and comes as close as you get to a true all rounder, if anything possibly the amount of rocker is suited to a surfer who keeps his board moving , someone who climbs up like there on a horse and says “giddy up boy” may find it doesn’t carry as well as a flatter rocker…

Shape details summary | Design info

Outline

Narrower pulled in longboard nose, widest point pulled back into a hip flyer rounded pin…

The benefit of pulling the widest point back is you get a long nose and a short tail, so the tail resembles a shorter board, when you stand on the tail to turn, it really does feel like you’re on a shorter board, combined with the hip/flyer it does incredibly tight back foot snaps, easy to get vert and hook under the lip..

Rails

Slightly fuller with hard bottom edges …

A lot of boards at this length assume the rider needs extra float and generally come with thicker rails which are harder to bury and have less sensitivity, the 8 ball rails are relatively refined, even more in the tail, so it feels more like the backend of a high performance shortboard..

Rocker

Full high performance rocker…

With this amount of rocker the board fits nicely into tighter parts of the wave, it prefers being pumped for speed as opposed to someone who stands on their board and waits for it to build its own momentum, it also likes a tight cutback at speed along with throw type maneuvers, where you may be going slow, but you can still throw the board up to the lip..

Bottom

Flat Bottom..

The idea is to keep the board going fast, it already has plenty of features to keep the board loose and sensitive, no need for added contours as the overall design is not dependent on bottom contours for control , also the general Sunova construction with the flexible bottom adds another dimension , so reduces the need for contours..

Deck

Standard

Not much going on here apart from thickness distribution, having the nose and tail quite refined, lowers swing weight and keeps the tail feeling sensitive..

Fins

Thruster

For sure the best performance option, I personally like to run a slightly smaller tail fin, as this frees the tail up a little better in tight under the lip style turns and snaps in general…

Final Statement

A high performance 8ft board that paddles long and surfs short..

Data Table

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME
WEIGHT (KG)
8'0"
15 3/8"
21 5/8"
14 3/16"
2 11/16"
50.6
4.0
LENGTH
NOVICE (KG)
INTER (KG)
ADVANCED (KG)
PRO (KG)
NOVICE (LBS)
INTER (LBS)
ADVANCED (LBS)
PRO (LBS)
8'0"
90
100
108
118
198
220
239
259
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
8'0"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
94
#
DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
PULLED IN LONGBOARD NOSE, WIDEST POINT BACK, HIP/FLYER ROUNDED PIN
BOTTOM
FLAT
ROCKER
FULL HIGH PERFORMANCE
RAILS
STANDARD
FINS
THRUSTER
GOAL
A LOOSE MID LENGTH BOARD THAT HANDLES A RANGE OF CONDITIONS
WAVE
SMALL TO MEDIUM, WAIST HIGH TO 1.5 X OVERHEAD
RIDER
NOVICE TO PRO

VIDEOS

Everything essential about this board in Video