Has anyone tested this board yet???
I'm trying to choose betwin this and the RRD Toxic Wave as a board for high winds and choppy/mushy surf.
I also have a Jimmy Lewis Surf 6.0 as my regular surfboard but when it's choppy and high winds i'm looking for something like this.
i'd also be interested in any opinions on this one?
I'd like to start kiting more in the surf rather than just flat water, been riding a liquid force WLF for the last 2 years, not knowing much about how the different boards feel it would be great if someone could explain what sort of differences i would notice between my current board and the likes of the flywave ?
The flywave is a crossover twintip board. You can ride this board in the waves with the advantage of a twintip (no jibing and kiteloopproof due to it's full woodcore) but you can make short turns without spinning out the finns.
You do need a good amount of power in your kite to ride this board (similar like a twintip) as it's only 145cm. Here on the dutch coast, many guys have this board as a 1 board solution as they like waveriding (but the waves are usually quite choppy and small) and also want to make jums.
Nice waves Gunnar!!!
I have ridden the board and it is extremely great in Chop! Screams upwind at a very steap angle maybe 5-10 degrees steaper then a typical twinny of the same size. At 220lbs I need power for the waves on this board but it is fast and very grippy but still able to really slide the tail out. Rides backwards almost as good as forward. This board has amazing load in chop or smooth water for huge jumps!!! I really love to ride waves with it at mach speed looping the kite for max power!! Really a super fun board to ride!!!
My only demand of Flysurfer is it should have the option to Center the front and rear straps so it can be ridden both ways with out changing the stance!! This would also help out when demoing this board to multible customers.. It is the Flywave S so is there a L in the works for us bigger guys?
Lastly I am the USA importer for Flysurfer and Spleene! But My test comments are always true!! If I did not like it I would say so for sure!!! THanks Ted B
The flywave is great for people who ride waves once in a while or for those who are new to waves. You get a board which is sort of like a directional and has some of the benefits, but you are still able to ride "backwards" on it without any problems.