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Biggest size for very light wind custom board

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:32 pm
by vdelisi
Which are for you the biggest size to design a board fo r light-light wind condition.....165x45 - 170x50......

which are the rationale to be consider?

Thanks
Enzo

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 7:19 pm
by bay surfer
Sizes you mentioned both sound good. 160X50cm is the magic number with ply doors, bigger, smaller, wider, skinner, shape are preferances, thats why you get 2 or 3 so boards out of a piece of .5 in AC ply.

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:34 pm
by vdelisi
So are you saying that 170x50 for very light wind sound good for you? I'm little heavy (90Kg)

And Bigger, what do you think?

Regards
Enzo

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 11:24 pm
by paulOz
Don't forget the most critical length determinant.

"will it fit in your boot/trunk"

Personally I am a light wind tryer and feel that much over 150 is not necessary if coupled with wide (>45). ( I am 95kg).

Cheers
PAuloz

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:07 pm
by vdelisi
which are the size of your board?

Thanks
Enzo

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:23 pm
by paulOz
If you are asking me, my Ply board is 148 x 48.
It was longer but I had to buzz it because it didn't fit the boot (I don't think it affected the light wind level)

ps. I have just ordered an Underground 152x44. Mainly because after years of riding plys I just decided I wanted a production unit with the lighter weight etc.

Cheers
PAuloz

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:36 pm
by Lord of the Boards
My largest board is 140 X 40. I don't like riding the really large boards. This board is perfect for light wind and if the wind picks up, I can still ride it without any major problems. Just make it square and add little rocker.
I can go out with this board in 8 knots with a 16 spittie and have fun and go upwind without any problem. Also perfect for gusty conditions, because it's still good when the wind picks up.

Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 12:35 am
by paulOz
Hey Lord,

What is your weight cos that's a critical factor?
At 95 kgs I use a 142/40 UG as my main board but my big board gets me going way earlier.

I understand a 140/40 could be a lightwind board for someone lighter.

Cheers
PAuloz

Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 1:19 am
by Lord of the Boards
I'm 75 kgs.

Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 8:58 am
by vdelisi
Hi,
I'm 90kg, and I've also a 144x40 board, this is the reason because i'm looking for a bigger board

Which technique do you use for paiting your board?

Regards
Enzo