Harbour Banana..?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Surfnfish, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

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    Just found a 9'8 for sale, 2 hour drive to check it out..will be used mostly for cruising summer beachbreak...smaller days on the reefs in Santa Cruz now and then..

    feedback from those who have ridden them..?
     
  2. Veterano

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    Never ridden one but it would not have to be magic to ride better than that Infinity. Just IMO (of course)
     
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  3. 70s SanO

    70s SanO Active Member

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    Haven't ridden one, but it is a little more performance oriented with hard rails on the tail and the HP1 is the fun if choice. Harbour used to have an active forum (Surftalk), but it has all but gone away. 15 years ago there were tons of posts on the Banana. I took a quick look and found this thread. Maybe it will help.

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/harboursurfboards/banana-san-o-riders-your-thoughts-t1458.html

    I don't think the Infinity Stylemaster is one of Steve's porker railed boards. I've seen a few nice looking old school looking boards at the shop, but not sure which model.

    John
     
  4. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE=" I took a quick look and found this thread. Maybe it will help.

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/harboursurfboards/banana-san-o-riders-your-thoughts-t1458.html

    I don't think the Infinity Stylemaster is one of Steve's porker railed boards. I've seen a few nice looking old school looking boards at the shop, but not sure which model.

    John[/QUOTE]

    thanks, guys appreciate the feedback, ran across that tapatalk thread last night along with a few others. Tim Stamps was the shaper who refreshed the Banana design for Harbour, and am a big fan of Tim's boards...just ordered a 9'3 Comp Model from Tim, through my surf shop of choice who is now handling his boards.

    Think I'm going to have to make the drive and pick up this 9'8 Yellow Banana..per Harbour the refreshed Banana is considered the performance model in their cruiser lineup, pretty much what I'm looking for..
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  5. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

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    That Harbour is quantum leaps beyond tha Infinity.
     
  6. strez

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    I had a 9 6 for a year or so. Shaped by Stamps. Was an excellent all-arounder. Great paddler and fast trimmer that could turn. I loved the nose channel - no loss of speed and turnable from up front.

    I'd get another.
     
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  7. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    A 1967 Bananna Model was my second board. Custom ordered 9’10” clear with a TBand, high density foam tailblock, and glassed in Yater template fin. SN 4822 ordered 4/13/67. Can’t tell you much about how it rode because by the time I got it longboards were OVER! A beauty. Of course I rode it but not for long.
     
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  8. jtsfla

    jtsfla New Member

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    I have an original as well. T band and tail block. Nose is pretty narrow compared to the modern one.
     
  9. Jook

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    I rode a Banana a few times... good cruiser, got in waves easy... I had some nasty nosedive/ catching an edge while getting to the nose...
     
  10. Gundapickle

    Gundapickle New Member

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    Do the nose channels impede nose riding?
     

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