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Ahead of it's time-legend board

Postby mikelet » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:22 pm

Well ,that's what i think about this board when a good friend gave it to me just to make some little repairs and cleaning .
The board i'm talking about it's the Naish Sky Pirate TT Directional 4,10" Flash Austin signature model. We have a good talk about and we both are surprised that for such an old board it has some very nice features that come close to the current boards. :o
In first place,i think the size of the board it 's ahead of it's time ,with a small length and a surprising width of 42 cm combined with a wide tail and rear pad/straps closer to the tail.
An uncommon feature back then when all directional boards,mutants incluided where narrower with thinner tails.
This combined with a set of 4 fins (mutant style),hard edges along the board ,and flat rockerline reminds me in shape a small jumpable version of the actual freerace boards. :!:
Of course,i love the old sandwich construction of directionals boards (similar to windsurf) with no worries landing jumps.
It does also have some some channels in the nose,that we supose are made to ride backwards ocasionally ,so no fins on the nose like the mutants,less drag....because finally nobody tends to ride a Mutant backwards .
I'm sure that with some minnor tweaks as closing the fins cluster , adding a vee at the tail bottom ,and a wider version of 45/48 cm. the board will have a market nowadays.
If Flash was the designer of the board back then he was ahead of it's time :thumb:
Can't wait to try it out once we find some good combo of mini tuttles fins.
Enjoy some pics of the beauty:

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Re: Ahead of it's time-legend board

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:42 pm

Classic!

Might be good for slalom racing?

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Re: Ahead of it's time-legend board

Postby L0KI » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:52 am

Slingshot has Mini Tuttle Fins (for the Coupe) in the SALE section for $9.99 for the pair!

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Re: Ahead of it's time-legend board

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:30 am

I'm surprised this isn't a plummet post :D

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Re: Ahead of it's time-legend board

Postby sarc » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:36 am

The old Fanatic McCoy directionals were a gas. Unfortunately construction was fragile...

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Re: Ahead of it's time-legend board

Postby Faber » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:03 am

I had the bigger version...it was nice ! Such a shame I gave it away :(
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Re: Ahead of it's time-legend board

Postby ronnie » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:20 am

Similar to the Piglet at 2:40 in this video.
Currently only available as a custom from D'Light

http://www.kiteboarder.co.uk/kitesurfin ... et#p318480



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