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 Post subject: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:34 pm 
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Need to get surfboard for upwind mushysurf,kite on shore cross on mainly,has to be good up wind to hit more waves,75kg,leaning towards naish skater or firewire hellfire,help please ,TONY


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 Post subject: Re: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:55 pm 
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I to am looking for a directional that goes up wind well as we can't do long dws at our local spot. Have seen the Globals and Celertias doing well up wind. I am 185lbs. Any other suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Hey I've never had any problems going upwind on my skater.
Which skater are you looking it?
The new 5'9'' is super fun. They narrowed the nose, which was needed, made the deck flat, very interesting feeling, and the rail is a little straighter, with a tad more tail rocker it comes off the top very nicely. Good times.

If the main concern is upwind maybe the global line is a better choice? It has a 5 fin boxes..I think the rails are a little straighter on that board thought 2013 skater is getting there..


I do not know anything about the firewire, but it is probably a good board too. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:51 pm 
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tony montana wrote:
Need to get surfboard for upwind mushysurf,kite on shore cross on mainly,has to be good up wind to hit more waves,75kg,leaning towards naish skater or firewire hellfire,help please ,TONY

Like to add north whip and any other sggestions you guys have,thanks TONY


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 Post subject: Re: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:45 am 
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If you want a board for upwind and mush riding then the best by a long way is the F-One Fish 5'4".

The reason it is so good is that it is quite wide in the tail and absolutely dead flat on the bottom. No vee. No rocker. Just a bit of nose lift.

The width makes it stable so it is easy to swap feet if you want to. Is also makes it plane early.

The lack of rocker makes it fast and makes it go upwind really well. Almost like a raceboard compared to a TT or a fully rockered surfboard.

It is very very light and super tough. I jump mine all the time. I weigh 80kg.

The board is really more of a skimboard with fins and straps and a pointy nose.

I can get away with a 7m kite when other people are struggling with 12m kites. I can also ride with a 13m but prefer to have a smaller kite.

The straps are adjustable and quite comfortable. There is deck grip between the straps so you can ride out of the straps if you want.

The only downside is the flatness means you have to have quite good technique to get a good carving turn and keeping a turn on the face of a clean wave can be a problem, and it is happier riding fast. To get the best out of clean waves you need more rocker and a slower board.


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 Post subject: Re: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:15 am 
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There's a post about the North Nugget... I highly recommend you read it... I ride a Whip not nugget but I can relate to what they say.

p.s. I prefer whip because of higher range of ideal conditions from mush to decent size waves, from low wind to high wind. Seems like Nugget is more focused on low end.


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 Post subject: Re: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:07 am 
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Hi,

+1 for the F-one Fish or the BWS Drifter.

Maybe the North Whip...

Try get a demo on a few boards.


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 Post subject: Re: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:55 am 
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A fish type of surfboard would do the trick and you may even be able to surf it also.


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 Post subject: Re: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:42 am 
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Hello,

I would also suggest you to have a look on the Chiatta K from RRD.
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 Post subject: Re: surfboard for upwind mushysurf
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:42 am 
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Tony,

All you will get is people nominating their current ride.

I ride in a onshore, x onshore spot most of the time, in my opinion you need something with a little bit more float and nose area to get over the white water. A quad might help, but personally I prefer thrusters, you also need a kite that's good upwind with a good bottom end to help you get out when it's big.

My current boards are BWS drifter and Mulcoy and bandit and noise kites. But I've owned and ridden the FireWire and Celaritas both of which were good.

But above all it's technique and practise, but there will be times when a lull comes just before a big wall of white water arrives and you're toast. :D

Mike


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