This comment indicates, some thing different then a nugget, this is what I am referring to. The nugget has a amazing low end compared to lots of surf boards including the SS celeratias I have ridden both off them and the nugget has a five plus knot lower end if you know how to ride fins, like a race board even more. The nugget is magic and it is not for everyone, but try one. Enjoy your cab race board it is a super fun shape!
First off: kudos for your restrained response to my childish provocation!
The thing is, I'm totally on board with the concept of the Nugget. Why? Because I have had a somewhat similar custom board for the last 3 years & I like it so much that it is pretty much the only board I have used, in all conditions, since I got it. My board is significantly smaller than the Nugget, so it's low end might be 2 - 4 knots higher than the Nugget, but benefits from the smaller size in stronger winds. I'm pleased that after years of obsession with TTs, followed by a not always logical fixation on surfboards, the big board manufacturers are finally coming around to the realization that a lot of kiters' needs are better served by a more versatile design than a straight-ahead surfboard.
My previous comments have to do with 1) what your local conditions are & 2) what other boards you already own. Where I kite locally, there's not a wave to be seen when it's under 15 knots & nothing decent until it's over 20 knots. So, personally
, I'd be more inclined to have a low wind board that is more "freerace" or "freeride" oriented than the Nugget. Someone with a Celeritas is going to be good to go in 15 knots. I do understand that there are some places that can get decent waves with pretty light wind.
The Nugget would seem to be a perfect all around directional board for someone switching from TTs, but I still maintain it would be well served by having the additional inserts to allow it to be ridden with 3 straps, as that would enhance it's performance in light wind & as a bump & jump board.