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Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby Westozzy » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:49 pm

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.

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Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby PAFF » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:42 am

Had fun on the nugget, great jump and bump, but for riding the waves, the Naish Fish is better..

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Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby FredBGG » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:49 am

Strapless or Strapped?

What wave and wind direction?

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Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby Westozzy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:56 am

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.

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Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby Billy B. » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:00 pm

Nugget, if you ride it strapless it will hold into head high surf..

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Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby iblocalsurfer » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:45 pm

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/

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Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby tautologies » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:09 pm

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.

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Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby Westozzy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:38 pm

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.

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Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby Vikb » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:27 am

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:

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Re: Best lightish wind surfboard?

Postby Billy B. » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:27 pm

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!


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