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“pocket” foilboard

Postby grigorib » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:07 pm

With years I went from standard size MHL deck to 54” Dwarfcraft to 42” Dwarfcraft. Every step down made it more fun and more compact setup.
A week ago in La Ventana I saw Sam’s (SoCal crew guy) custom board which was super light and seemed to be even more compact than mine.

Thinking that a 32”x16”x1” is probably as small as I can ride. Looking for ideas and suggestions of who’s making small boards (or if anyone has contact to SoCal guys) because I feel I’d like a smaler, lighter deck now.

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Re: “pocket” foilboard

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:37 pm

Wow - that sounds extreme....

32 inch is extremely short IMO, I dont think I have ever seen this ???

I've got boards in 35 inch, 46 inch, 51 inch, 58 inch, and even 69 inch, but I can not see any purpose or advantage whatsoever for using a 32 inch ?????

Even the 35 inch is not really used as too short IMO, but it is a skimboard so a lot smaller :naughty:

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Re: “pocket” foilboard

Postby grigorib » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:35 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:37 pm
Wow - that sounds extreme....

32 inch is extremely short IMO, I dont think I have ever seen this ???

I've got boards in 35 inch, 46 inch, 51 inch, 58 inch, and even 69 inch, but I can not see any purpose or advantage whatsoever for using a 32 inch ?????

Even the 35 inch is not really used as too short IMO, but it is a skimboard so a lot smaller :naughty:

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36” mast and 35” board under it in a bag would be perfect for travel.

My stance measured outside feet is 29” so yeah, 35” would be cool. Who makes those boards?

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Re: “pocket” foilboard

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:35 pm

None, to my knowledge, as it does not make any sense....

Mine was a skimboard converted, just for "doing it" - but it is to no real use honestly :roll:

Did you see this thread ? Still relevant IMO: viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2392416&hilit=skimboard&start=10

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Re: “pocket” foilboard

Postby grigorib » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:45 pm

I like large wings, I’m up on foil right away, I don’t touch water riding. What’s a point of a large board then?

Just look at this baby. 3.6 pounds of weight, nothing unnecessary. Twice as light as my 42” Dwarfcraft.
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Re: “pocket” foilboard

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:03 pm

Aaah, okay, that makes sense :D

Most of us arent that good, particularly when sub 10 knots, where we touch down a lot, and where low end is hugely dependent on board size and not wing size...

Maybe this is why the brands have limited offers on these special boards, as only a limited target group.

But I understand the question now, as hardly noone or noone offer these :roll:

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Re: “pocket” foilboard

Postby reyrivera » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:37 am

You can make your own. I'm still wobbly on mine but it works, just takes a little bit more skill to get going.

http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/foru ... =1&t=14728

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Re: “pocket” foilboard

Postby Laughingman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:03 am

Check out the crazy fly F-light... 115cm x 46cm 1” thick carbon board. $910 but just think of the time you will save!

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Re: “pocket” foilboard

Postby grigorib » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:15 am

Laughingman wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:03 am
Check out the crazy fly F-light... 115cm x 46cm 1” thick carbon board. $910 but just think of the time you will save!
Slightly longer, slightly narrower, twice as thin and 20% lighter compared to 42” Dwarfcraft. Not bad, I wonder if there’s even shorter one in plans to be made.

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Re: “pocket” foilboard

Postby jash999 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:38 am

grigor,

check out zeeko pocket foilboard at 108 cms. has very low volume but good rocker, full pad and tracks (standard dimensions) so you can use any foil. I am very happy with mine for strapless riding if wind is over 12 knots.


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