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valsema
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Naish Flash 4"10'

Postby valsema » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:24 pm

I am thinking to buy this board, second hand.
I need it for light wind. Somebody has tried it?
can give me some feedback about low wind use?

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Re: Naish Flash 4"10'

Postby mariner » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:19 pm

Valsema -
I rode this board for awhile... it is a good board for what it is... a small, versatile directional... & can be ridden "backwards" - like a twin-tip... but only as a last resort when jibing or transition-type move... & can be ridden toeside very easily due to its size...

.... but because it is a very small board (for a directional - no real lightwind volume like a surfshape....)
I didn't find it to be a good lightwind alternative - I weigh 190# (86Kg)....

...there are so many directionals out there these days, if you want a lightwind board - consider a used surfboard, & just put some inserts in for straps... or use the stick-on pads... or ride it strapless....
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Re: Naish Flash 4"10'

Postby tautologies » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:26 pm

How much do you weight? I am of the heavier guys, and this is would not be a light wind board for. Me...I could perhaps go in lighter winds than my TT< but if I were to get this board it would be for powered riding. For light winds there are other really nice boards...

...that said...it is a really nice riding board for sure, and anything powered up this board works well for...

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Re: Naish Flash 4"10'

Postby valsema » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:48 am

my weight is...let's say when I wake up..80 Kg....
my TT is 132X41... do you think that board will have the same light wind performance?

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Re: Naish Flash 4"10'

Postby tautologies » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:51 pm

I've tried it, but not in very light winds...if you look at the4 board the back strapo is placed all the way back and over the fin..I think this is done for a lot of grip..and I think the board is made for heavier winds...but of course you can always ride it in ligther winds..I believe it will have a better low end than the 132, although I really don;t know...but it does have a pretty long rail, and more volume than a regular TT...

Is there anyway you can test it?

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Re: Naish Flash 4"10'

Postby solo flight » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:35 pm

And in light wind get your backfoot out of the strap and place it just behind your frontfoot,this adds
a lot of comfort and upwind performance.
Maybe this is obvious but a lot of twintippers are not aware of this possibilitie.

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Re: Naish Flash 4"10'

Postby tautologies » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:10 pm

solo flight wrote:And in light wind get your backfoot out of the strap and place it just behind your frontfoot,this adds
a lot of comfort and upwind performance.
Maybe this is obvious but a lot of twintippers are not aware of this possibilitie.



yes good point...and true things should be mentioned. :-)

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Re: Naish Flash 4"10'

Postby valsema » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:55 pm

thanks men....I have decided to buy, otherwise I coudn't try.
Pricewise was not bad, so I invested my money.
I will let you know when I will try it.


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