*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:49 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 am
Posts: 2241
Ideas on a suitable wave riding surfboard with a decent low end.

Tried the nugget, great low end but loses performance in the waves. A little too skatey for me. But still an awesome alternative.

Ideas? Something than can be used in 11 to 15 knots on a lithuim 14m kite or 14 to 18 on the 10m?

I weigh 75kg (165 pounds I think in most of your language).

Cheers

Notice I said lightish, not light wind. Got a board for that. Also have a mutant for medium winds and a shinn monk for cranking powered days.


{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:42 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 22, 2003 2:17 pm
Posts: 1799
Location: Waves or flat
Had fun on the nugget, great jump and bump, but for riding the waves, the Naish Fish is better..


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:49 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Tue May 24, 2005 3:38 am
Posts: 3154
Location: Malibu
Strapless or Strapped?

What wave and wind direction?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:56 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 am
Posts: 2241
Ah from waist to head high cross cross on. mushy to pretty good in winter. not ready to shape yet. Just a production board. chop top cypher has been mentioned.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:00 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:24 pm
Posts: 576
Location: Utah ish
Nugget, if you ride it strapless it will hold into head high surf..


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:45 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 5:34 pm
Posts: 659
Location: Imperial Beach, CA
The firewire surfboard line offers many hybrid shapes that might be what you are looking for. . Check out the dominator. potatonator, baked potato, and sweet potato(shaped like the nugget but more sizes, better perfomance). They also have a kiteline, just not too many shapes to choose from. I did see a 5'8" dominator in their kite line that should work well for your size in light wind.

http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:09 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:36 am
Posts: 8593
Location: Oahu
Westozzy wrote:
Ideas on a suitable wave riding surfboard with a decent low end.

Tried the nugget, great low end but loses performance in the waves. A little too skatey for me. But still an awesome alternative.

Ideas? Something than can be used in 11 to 15 knots on a lithuim 14m kite or 14 to 18 on the 10m?

I weigh 75kg (165 pounds I think in most of your language).

Cheers

Notice I said lightish, not light wind. Got a board for that. Also have a mutant for medium winds and a shinn monk for cranking powered days.


How abut the skater? The 5'9'' is a surfboard. Kind of modern wide outline, will definitely have some low end, yet it is a surfboard in its own right.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:38 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 am
Posts: 2241
Billy B. wrote:
Nugget, if you ride it strapless it will hold into head high surf..



Yeh both my bro and other kiting buddy have a nugget and been out on it a fair bit. Really like the concept, and we get out in decent light winds. But it is a bit skatey as I said, maybe strapless as you said will be better. Bloody fun though. The other day no wind so we went surfing with it, had a good laugh and threw in some crazy ass stuff in the surf. You should try it, why not.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:27 am 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:12 pm
Posts: 96
Westozzy wrote:
chop top has been mentioned.


I've got an Airush Chop Top. It's a great lighwind surfboard and would be fine for the conditions you are describing. The newer models can be setup as a quad or thruster to fine tune performance.

Airush stopped making them, but new Chop Tops are still for sale... :naughty:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:27 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:24 pm
Posts: 576
Location: Utah ish
Westozzy wrote:
Billy B. wrote:
Nugget, if you ride it strapless it will hold into head high surf..



Yeh both my bro and other kiting buddy have a nugget and been out on it a fair bit. Really like the concept, and we get out in decent light winds. But it is a bit skatey as I said, maybe strapless as you said will be better. Bloody fun though. The other day no wind so we went surfing with it, had a good laugh and threw in some crazy ass stuff in the surf. You should try it, why not.



Should have read you post better...as a north guy I have a nugget and a pro 5'11. These two boards cover it all for me...I tried to surf nugget in some bigger waves and had a hard time duck diving it to get out out...glad you had fun on it...good luck finding a great board!


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bgkiter, Bille, Bing [Bot], eloico, Exabot [Bot], MKM and 24 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group