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North Wam Question

Postby hmattar » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:27 pm

Hey guys,
I ride in small waves and winds from 12-22 knots. I have 2 2012 rebels a 10m and a 13m(main one). and Weight 100Kg.

I wanted to buy a north nugget to go for small waves and low wind days, but the 2012 are out of stock here in Brazil and will be a couple of months before the 2013 arrives.

My friend is selling a North wam 2012 in pretty good condition for a "buddy" price. The problem is he's small and the board is the smallest of the wams 5'8" . But it's a good oportunity of a fine board with a nice price. Do you guys think that a 5'8 will be small for my 100kgs and maybe not a good board for small waves for me, since it's an all around board? And how will it perform in low wind? All i'm having right now is 15+ knots winds to try.

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Re: North Wam Question

Postby Er Presidente » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:05 pm

Hey I am 90kg, ride rebels 7-10-13 and I have a Wam.
5'8" will be too small for you unless u ride in really powered conditions(+25mph).
Chances are that if you ride away from the wave top with speed the front of the board will sink and not give u enough flotation.. The difference between a 6 and 5'8 seems small but in reality it is not. I would definitely go for a 6'0. I have a 5'9" for the big waves and windy day but I don't use it in normal conditions.
I will be in Jeri in about 3 weeks so if You want I can sell you my6'0" board. It's new.

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Re: North Wam Question

Postby piccio » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:51 am

Hi I have wam 5.8 2012 ,77 kg,it is too small for me with low wind(around 12 13 knots)
back from sardinia to low wind days in rome bought used nugget 2012 that goes with that wind but do not like the board very much,will sell it.
you will sink with wam,go for something bigger

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Re: North Wam Question

Postby letsgoflyakite » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:07 pm

Get the Whip 5'8 instead. floatier than Wham and not as corky as the nugget.

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