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 Post subject: UnderGround FreeWave 5'8'' first impression review
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:06 pm 
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I am an experienced kite boarder (kiting for 7 years). Used twin tips until this board (UG).
Got the board 3 days ago and used it for the first time yesterday.
12-15 Knots, small (80cm) waves. Using a waroo 15m.
The Board looks great. And is very strong.
Used it strapless. I got used to the board immediately. Rides very soft, passed the waves with no problem. Aced almost all my jibes from the first try.
Had some nice maneuvers on the waves.
Well I am very happy with my new board.
Cant wait to ride it with my waroo 9m on some big waves.
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 Post subject: Re: UnderGround FeeWave 5'8'' first impression review
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:28 pm 
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I've had a 5'4" Freewave for about 12 weeks now, really loving it, I've only used a twin tip once since getting it, soon swapped back. I weigh 76-77kg, and it has me going upwind in 15-16knts on 7m Ozone Light II, or 10-11knts on 12m Ozone light II. Amazing bit of kit, some say they are just glorified skim boards, not proper surfboards, but hey, they work well in waves for me. Kites are new also, amazing in the waves. Finally I got kit I really like, and I've spent a fortune on kites over the past 4 years. Now trying to justify the 5'8" Freewave to myself :argue:
PS, are they the fins which came with your board? Look pretty cool. Futures fins I assume?


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 Post subject: Re: UnderGround FeeWave 5'8'' first impression review
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:12 pm 
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I thought the 5'4'' would be to small for light wind conditions. But from what you are writing it seems that it's not.
I will post some more info afer using it in the waves.
The future fins came with the board
Are you using it Strapless? Did you put the straps with the wide side pointing outqinside?


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 Post subject: Re: UnderGround FreeWave 5'8'' first impression review
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:18 pm 
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Where can I get one of these in the UK? Has anyone got one for sale (used or new)?

Cheers,

Dai


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 Post subject: Re: UnderGround FeeWave 5'8'' first impression review
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:47 pm 
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guyk wrote:
Did you put the straps with the wide side pointing outqinside?

For an easy entry/exit, straps on my surfboards (Cab S-Quad) are installed with the wide side pointing outside.
See:
http://www.magicwave.es/avactis-images/8.S-QUAD_0.jpg

Phil
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 Post subject: Re: UnderGround FreeWave 5'8'' first impression review
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:57 pm 
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some guys here on Oahu have'm.

But most are on regular surfboards. So when the winds die off u can still surf.

Doubt you could really paddle out on that board.


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 Post subject: Re: UnderGround FreeWave 5'8'' first impression review
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:04 am 
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Take out the center fin and you will love this board even more.
Way more snappy. You might use the 3rd fin in big (12ft+) waves.

I ride mine only with 2 fins.
Let me know how you like it with only 2 fins.


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