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Postby Maris » Mon Jan 27, 2003 9:53 am

http://www.robertoriccidesigns.com and look for BLOB 100x41cm

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Postby Alf » Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:08 am

Last saturday I rode my newest board :

120x33.5 (135 including flip-tips) I was amazed at how fast you can go with this board, without losing control. There seems to be no upper limit, dan I was jumping as high as I ever have.

Couldn't continue too long, because a footstrap came off, and when I fixed that, I went back out, but I was getting really cold, so had to stop.

But at my weight (95 kg) the board was going really great. I think I will ride it starting at 6 Bft.


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Postby Guest » Mon Jan 27, 2003 4:53 pm

How much harder is it to ride these short boards? I'm an advanced beginner, just starting to go upwind.
I like the idea of these short boards for taking on airplane flights, but are they worth it for someone of my ability?
Thanks.

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Postby ptraykovski » Mon Jan 27, 2003 4:58 pm

How do these really short board do in heavy chop and waves.

Do they lack direction stability and trip over chop when it gets rough...or do they work ok if you stay on top of them???

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Postby bragnouff » Mon Jan 27, 2003 5:50 pm

3 days ago, we did extensive tests of the PortnaWake miniFlaqueBoard (80x39cm, ratio 2.05 :wink: cf photo on the link below.

It works, it is not the board of the century, but it works pretty well, despite it is a bit technical to ride. Good ability in waves where you have a consequent contact area centered under your feet to feel the power of the wave on the off the lip.


no more troubles with airplanes companies, since the board can now fit inside your kite bag (F-one Mach1 bags are 90cm big)...

http://portnawake.free.fr/pics/fitsInMach1Bags.jpg

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Postby Pablo » Mon Jan 27, 2003 5:57 pm

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On 2003-01-27 16:53, Anonymous wrote:
How much harder is it to ride these short boards? I'm an advanced beginner, just starting to go upwind.
I like the idea of these short boards for taking on airplane flights, but are they worth it for someone of my ability?
Thanks.

my level is similar to yours, so I'll tell my experience.(no tried jumping with it yet)
edging is easier, even when overpowered, so you can handle much more wind.
in the firsts minutes riding it sometimes I digged the current nose, but after some minutes you get used to its lenght and dont do that anymore.
Pablo
PS; my board whas a rockerless, finless woody. 108*40, I weight 66 kilos

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Postby Pablo » Mon Jan 27, 2003 5:59 pm

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On 2003-01-27 17:50, bragnouff wrote:
3 days ago, we did extensive tests of the PortnaWake miniFlaqueBoard (80x39cm, ratio 2.05 :wink: cf photo on the link below.

aren't the bindings too close to each other?

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Postby bragnouff » Mon Jan 27, 2003 6:05 pm

Yes, of course they are !!!

It was designed that way to test a special trick, a kind of handle-pass behind the knees where it would have been easier to catch the bar if the feet were close together...

But it was such a pain to ride, and not comfortable to jump high. Now the straps are not as close, with a much standard width from foot to foot, that make this board more useable,

need pictures updates... This one was just purposed to illustrate the NoMoreBoardBagsInAirports stuff...

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Postby Guest » Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:19 pm

I'm looking for a small board with wich I can hold an edge even overpowered. (my weight: 63kg)

I saw the Naish Stubby boards at Dusseldorf Boot 2003, but the edges of the board aren't sharp at all...is it possible then to hold an edge with these boards?

Can anyone give me some advice on which board could be a solution for me.
(actually I use an Underground DT 151)
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Postby Cal » Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:36 pm

And to think just 9 months ago I was being told a 147x38 wavetray was waaaaay to small for me to ride.... by ppl on this forum and others... hey Dwight :razz: :razz: :razz:

Times change - looks like i'm gonna have to start saving some $$ for what will be my 3rd board...


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