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  • #16
    G'day Oneal, there is a fair bit of cross over between the Nano and MD. At almost the same volume the Nano catches waves easier and has that instant speed everyone talks about so I'm catching a lot more waves. Would I sell the MD? No, not at this stage because I have had so many good surfs on it but if someone made me choose between the two - I'd have to say the Nano
    I'm pretty happy with the quiver now - 5'5" Baked Potato, 5'9" Nano and 6'2" MD
    Last edited by Goanna; 06-11-2014, 05:06 AM.


    • #17
      Goanna, I have read how much you liked the el fuego. How does your nano compare to the el fuego (paddling, wave catching, upper and lower wave range)? Which board do you think would be more fun in the type of waves you were surfing in the video with your el fuego? That video almost made me order an el fuego, then the nano showed up. Thanks for your help.


      • aurfalien
        aurfalien commented
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        Ahh yes, I eagerly await his reply as I too cherish my EF and will always have it. Besides, its got the now rare factory paint job which they no longer do.

    • #18
      G’day Windswell - Ah yes now that is one mouth watering quiver right there.
      aurfalien is in the best position, he has the ELF already and if he adds the Nano then he is laughing!
      When reading this keep in mind that I had the 6’1” Elf and it was around 36 litres in volume.
      Paddling – No issues at all like I said, plenty of volume
      Wave catching - it caught waves just as easily, maybe slightly better. You may not have the same result if the volume is lower for your weight.
      Upper and lower wave range – for the Elf 1ft with push up to 5ft full type waves. When it got sucky the wide flat nose needed to be nursed a bit but again this was due to the extra float!
      Nano – TBA as I’ve only had two surfs on it.
      Which board for waves in that video? – You could go with either on that wave. The Elf for nice drawn out top to bottom carves and the Nano for closer to the pocket. This depends on how you like to surf.
      That video shows the smaller waves on that day. It’s towards the end of the surf when I paddled wider because I was too fatigued to bother hassling for the sets anymore. For the sets I think the Nano would’ve taken less nursing.
      Man it’s a tricky choice for you. On one hand you have the magic of the Nano but it's a “performance” board - I feel the Elf will cover more “Average” conditions more often and let’s face it – there are more average days than exceptional days.

      I’ll also add that the foot placement was nowhere near as critical on the Elf as it is on the Nano – Just plant and go!
      Good luck! I hope this helps.