Sunova Paddle Board Range TR3

- Everything you never wanted to know about

the new SUNOVA - TR3 TEC [tɹiː tɛk] -

The SUNOVA TR3 TEC (spoken: tree tech) technology has been tested and trialed over the last 3 years successfully with all our "The One" | ECO tec models. Those boards were some of the most sold boards in our range and we were told over and over again, by customers, shops and friends, of how impressed everyone was by the mix of a super clean and unique wood look and really lightweight and incredible durability for an amazingly affordable price. That’s 3 out of 4 of the main Sunova criteria and an additional 4th being the awesome price, which was what the EcoTec range focused on. Bring the SUNOVA to everyone.

Of course, for Bert, the performance aspect has always been the most important aspect of the SUNOVA criterias. So here is the next step...

With our standard XXX TEC range being as successful as it is and ever-growing to allow the most amazing performance to everyone. The RIGHT BOARD for the RIGHT WAVE, for the RIGHT CUSTOMER, means a lot of shapes and choices and no other brand takes this more serious than us.

Sunova has kept its promise of delivering probably one of the best values for the money for an incredible Service, Product and Design. We have not increased our prices for over 5 years, which must be unheard of. However, even we run our own manufacturing called The Board Factory Co., Ltd., in Thailand we are not immune to material increases, currency exchanges taking away our hard earned money and growing living costs in general which we give back in higher salaries for our own employees.

- Technology - In 3 Finishes -

We are proud that we can merge XXX TEC and TR3 TEC to evolve into the future. We would like to explain to you how we will do this and why.

[Finish A - bronze]

Introduce TR3 to the world with EVERY amazing SUNOVA shape you are used to (like the Speed, Flow, Flash, Creek, Skate, etc.) and all the new ones (like the Placid, Point Break, and all the new foil boards). For the exact price as the XXX TEC used to be until now.

[Finish B - silver]

For the reasons explained above we will increase the XXX prices by approximately 15% to allow for the past years cost increases, and to keep this amazing technology with everyone. I next a year now

[Finish C - black gold]

And the new Pro-Brands models like Sean Poynter’s and Ian “Kanga” genRation or James Casey’s casey. Branded models will only be available in XXX. We plan to work with many more legends and release those limited editions in the best possible way there is

Sunova Sustainability

Click the link below to read more about the Sunova Sustainability, Eco Factory Process, Staff Wellness and Lean Manufacturing Processes

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- TR3 and XXX Tec - The Differences -

The Wood - Balsa XXX

In general is more expensive, as well as much harder to use. We puzzle app. 24 pieces of balsa panels together for 1 board. This is awesome, because we get to choose each pieces and areas that need more strength to get a higher density and other less. That saves weight.

It also is lighter which means we can create a better structure, called sandwich, which allows for some amazing performance.

On the bottom this gives the sunova unique damper effect that makes the board feel so smooth in the water and especially in more bumpy water.

Due to the lighter density of the balsa we must take especially care of the fin area and reinforce it with extra strong BAMBOO/fiber pieces. The TR3 does not need that. Both Techs use full cnc PVC inserts to prevent water leaks and extra strength. Sunova XXX Construction

The Wood - Paulownia Tr3

Is approximately three pieces per board and thus faster to apply. It has other issues of course or it would've been too easy ;-).

It is approximately double the density, so we use half the thickness.

This reduces the sandwich structure affect a bit, because this sandwich depends more on the thickness than on anything else. So realistically the THICKER the structure the stiffer.

The most positive point of this wood is, that the higher density is definitely stronger for impacts like paddle and or harder objects as well as heels and knees.

Sunova TR3 Construction

The Rail

The XXX uses a full carbon parabolic rail to generate the most stiffness with the least amount of weight. But its also probably the most expensive material used in surfboards

The TR3 uses no carbon and the combination of fiber and pulling the wood lower allows it to create a very similar effect.

We keep the SUNOVA unique hand brushed rail paint to make paddle strokes as hard to see and repairs as easy as possible.

The Handle

We love the lift SUP handle and how easy it is to use and carry the board. It is however one of the most if not the most expensive handle on the market. We feel that the new TR3 tec handle is a great exchange.

The Mast Track and Fins

All XXX TEC boards always come with a mini windsurf Mast track built in.

TR3 TEC does not.

All SUNOVAS always come with fins.

The Deck Pad

In xxx we use patches of pads to create a more hardcore feeling and add additional grip

In TR3 we use single pad, with a cool embossed diamond grip

Sunova Sanding

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Sunova QC Race

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- How To Order Your Sunova Paddleboard -

Sunova do a large ranges of Paddleboards, Foilboards, Kiteboards and even Windsurfing boards, The range is vast, we do hold a small selection of the most popular boards, but our aim is to get the perfect board for you, not just the one that we have in stock...

With this in mind, check out the Sunova website below for full details on the brave boards, have a browse and then give us a email or call to discuss your new board and we can then give you an estimated time of delivery.

Boards can be delivered as quick as 7 days as we can not only order your board direct from the factory but also pull stock from Europe, Factory order delivery times depend on when the next container is due to leave and arrive in the UK, approximately time 6 to 18 weeks

- Sunova Paddleboard Prices -

The price you see on the Sunova website in Euros will be converted to UK Pounds and that will be the price you pay, unless you have any custom requirements which will be added on at a later date