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Naish fish 2011 or whip north

Postby Yoo » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:09 pm

Hi guys,
I need a board to use it strapless in europe conditions so mostly on-shore and light wind conditions
71 kg with with Helix 8 mt
Thinking of new Naish fish 5.8 or 6? Or the new whip north same size

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Re: Naish fish 2011 or whip north

Postby tautologies » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:13 pm

Yoo wrote:Hi guys,
I need a board to use it strapless in europe conditions so mostly on-shore and light wind conditions
71 kg with with Helix 8 mt
Thinking of new Naish fish 5.8 or 6? Or the new whip north same size
I've ridden the 6'0'' strapless, but the 5'8'' strapped. A lot of fun either way. This years holds better with some speed and through turns, but still super playful and fun. It has channels and wings and gives a lot of love. :-) ..oh and it comes with a travel bag which I think is great.

I don't know much about the North board.
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Re: Naish fish 2011 or whip north

Postby Yoo » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:09 am

Thanx Taut,
better the 6 for strapless use?

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Re: Naish fish 2011 or whip north

Postby tautologies » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:05 am

Yoo wrote:Thanx Taut,
better the 6 for strapless use?
For me personally, yes. I think the 5'8 works, but the 6'0'' will definitely be more surfable in terms of strapless. I weigh hmm, well down to 83kg now...but would you consider the 6'2'' global? Riding that board strapless is a dream..

The fish become a more much versatile board this year. They can hold a lot more power, which means wider range. It really digs well in in the bottom turns.

What waves will you be riding? If they have shape, I'd say consider the 6'2''..it doesn't have as good low end as the 6'0'' fish, but the board is a dream. Well, both of them are good, it just depends a little on the conditions you will be riding in. If low end is most important, yeah 6'0'' fish...btw I have my eyes on that board too....

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Re: Naish fish 2011 or whip north

Postby Yoo » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:26 am

Actually the low end is very important and I will mostly surf on-shore waves with not much shape and choppy everywhere, rarely I’ll surf good waves and would like to start to surf sometimes without the kite when the wind drops
By the way after long think and your PM I choose Naish for my new sails
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Re: Naish fish 2011 or whip north

Postby tautologies » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:19 am

Yoo wrote:Actually the low end is very important and I will mostly surf on-shore waves with not much shape and choppy everywhere, rarely I’ll surf good waves and would like to start to surf sometimes without the kite when the wind drops
By the way after long think and your PM I choose Naish for my new sails
:)
sweet...well to say it this way..after using the 5'8'' strapped the past few days in waves from waist to 9 ft on Park 10 and 8 having the best sessions.....I am considering the 6'0'' for strapless fun...I'm guessing the 6'0 will not be as versatile on the high end, but it might be better for the more sloppy days...dunno how to get it past the wife though....

The improvement from last year is actually astounding. I can hold so much more speed. At 71 kg I really think you'll do good on either board. It is pretty crazy how versatile that shape is now.


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