dylan* wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:04 pm
The LF foil boards are wakesurf boards, not surfboards.... so they will work for waveriding but probably not the best since they don't have much (if any) rocker.......
I agree with this in principle. LF boards (Rocket Foil, FoilFish) are way over built. I started using them in surf after breaking all of my "real" surfboards. I cannot even break off a fin on a LF KiteFish. I used the nose of one to "chock" my vehicle from rolling when I had to change a tire on an incline. I did have to fix a small crack on that one. And they do feel a bit dead compared to some of the more skittish quad surfboards.
If you intend to ride strapless and "simulate" surfing, you may not like these low rocker boards in larger waves. If you use straps, you can pull up on the front foot to gain "apparent" rocker on a steep face. I use mine strapped in all conditions from 1ft lake shore break to double overhead. Once the wave has a respectable verticle face, you will need straps to make this board work.
Please note that I am an "8ther" as I come in at 225lbs or 1/8 of a ton. Extra weight helps on this board. I also no longer have any want for "volume" in a kiteboard. Low volume boards are better for kiting than high volume boards.
For a foil platform???? A piece of plywood, or half of a wooden pallet works fine.