I can tell you, what I don't want. I have a big 154x48 light wind board. I can pop it a bit (do some gayleys), but not enough. I take some really hard landings, when I do small kiteloop transitions and other small jumps event though I only get 1 meter up.. I can't do any . Basically I can't have fun. I can ride though. It's like getting 5 pop corns and some one is holding the entire bag in front of you. I want the bag, I want the fun
We get a lot of low wind days during the summer. And that is, what this is board is for. I love those summer breezes, where it's warm and you can bring the kids to the beach etc.
I'm normally riding a 138 Liquid Force DLX 2011 with bindings and the ktise are LF Hifi. With the Hifi 13 I can ride in pretty low winds with my big Aboard 154x48 light wind board. But I hate that board. I hate the spleene session as well. They are too big and not very fun.
This is what I don't want
1. Don't want a board, that feels big
2. Don't want too hard landings, when I do small kite loops and other fun stuff
3. Don't want a board that's hard to carve
4. Don't want a board that can't pop
This is what I want in a light wind board
1. A board that feels small - 142x43, maybe only 140 in length.
2. A board than can carve well - Just more fun to ride
3. A fast board that shoots up wind - For early startup in low wind
4. A board with good pop - I want to do railey 2 blind in light wind
5. A board with semi soft landings (this is why I'm talking about double concave. But it should maybe only be 0,25cm. I don't know the best size)
6. A board that can ride toeside (not great, but just ok)
7. Comfortably ride - this is why is should flex in the tips a bit. If the board builds up speed, you will also make a "fake" rocker, so it performs better in high speeds as well.
I know it wont start as early as my 154x48, but that fine. I want something in between being well powered on my LF DLX and my light wind oil tanker.
My dad is a retired boat builder, so he is making the board for me. What materials would be best? Wood? Foam? Carbon? fiberglass? The concave is probably going to be the hardest part. Foam might be the easiest, right?