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Gaastra Gdrive 151?

Postby kjelleren » Fri May 23, 2003 5:48 pm

Anybody got an opinion. Looks like a nice board. Revert rail is interesting. Lots of flat and a wavetray-like step. Anybody ride one?

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Postby Nukin » Fri May 23, 2003 6:08 pm

Gary,
Rode the bigger GCB 170x19". The fit and finish of these boards are real nice. Package includes killer pads, straps and grab handle. There is a generous amount of flip in the nose for small chop. Only negative I could see is that if feels a little heavy (but lighter than the lightwave 181).
Should be fun up there on the lake.

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Postby Stefan » Fri May 23, 2003 6:57 pm

151 is best size for all around if your 175lbs+. I ride the 146 and 151 and 146 rides much smaller. 151 gives you enough extra width and is better for surf. Board is super smooth and turns great in swell and waves and, once you get used to the fins, works good on flat water as well. Great pads and straps on these boards. Take care, Stefan

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Postby Wolfgang » Fri May 23, 2003 6:58 pm

I ride a smaller G-Drive proto version (of Gaastra board designer, Jonah Lepak) since last September and I'm very happy with it!

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Postby kjelleren » Fri May 23, 2003 7:03 pm

Stefan,
What do you mean by" once you get used to the fins"? I note that there are only 4 and that they are a bit toward the center of the board. They look like nice fins.

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Postby ptraykovski » Fri May 23, 2003 7:20 pm

I rode one the other day.

Nice carvy feeling. Definetly a more stick to the water sort of feeling than the 147 wavetray I am used to. It has a slightly smoother ride that the WT but can not be pivoted as quickly (with the the stock 60mm fins). IT feels like it favors a more smoth carvy style while the wave tray feels more slashy.

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Postby Stefan » Fri May 23, 2003 8:39 pm

Kjelleren, fins are large surf style shape and you might find them a bit sticky at first when doing flat water transitions. Once you adjust to this they are awesome. later, stefan

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Postby Wolfgang » Fri May 23, 2003 9:04 pm

Stefan wrote:Kjelleren, fins are large surf style shape and you might find them a bit sticky at first when doing flat water transitions. Once you adjust to this they are awesome. later...
Exactly my impression...


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