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Surf weight

Postby sharky79 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:02 am

The weight of a surf board has its importance.
Lets compare !
How much does your surf board weigh ?
So the comparison will be just also mention the size of the board and weigh it without straps. Astrodeck only.

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Re: Surf weight

Postby Jdude » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:02 pm

My 6.0 custom board weighs 6.8 pounds no footstraps.
I will weigh my Fone soon (left it at the club).

Also interesting too see if lighter boards tend to break more.

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Re: Surf weight

Postby ben newman » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:20 am

Cab Thruster 6'1 2010 - almost 9 pounds :o

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Re: Surf weight

Postby Phil » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:17 pm

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FireWire Vanguard 5'4 - 2,9kg (surf version with full deck pad and thruster)

Definitely too light (and fragile) for strapless freestyle, as the board was broken after our first heavy jump session with it on sunday :lol:
DSC07808.JPG

Now looking forward to the "kite version" :cool2:

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Re: Surf weight

Postby tautologies » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:20 pm

sharky79 wrote:The weight of a surf board has its importance.
Lets compare !
How much does your surf board weigh ?
So the comparison will be just also mention the size of the board and weigh it without straps. Astrodeck only.



Now I hope you do not assume that light is the best regardless of conditions?
There is a reason why a tow-in boards are heavy. It helps negotiate the chop.

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Re: Surf weight

Postby ben newman » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:50 am

Phil wrote:-
FireWire Vanguard 5'4 - 2,9kg (surf version with full deck pad and thruster)

Definitely too light (and fragile) for strapless freestyle, as the board was broken after our first heavy jump session with it on sunday :lol:
DSC07808.JPG

Now looking forward to the "kite version" :cool2:

Phil
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Looks like there is no longitude support on that board. Hope it didn't cost to much :roll:

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Re: Surf weight

Postby turfAndsurf » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:09 pm

I have a 5 kg 6' Caution Trespass for the surf, great on the surf and smooth on the chops. If it is 14 mph wind and up that is what I use, if it less then 14 mph then I use my 6' Firewire Potatonator surfboard (3.5 kg), which I also use for surfing when there is no wind. I have tried it in winds more than 14 mph and it starts to bounce to much not as smooth as the Trespass.

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Re: Surf weight

Postby Rotule » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:18 am

ben newman wrote:Looks like there is no longitude support on that board. Hope it didn't cost to much :roll:


:nono: ... this board has wood rails for longitudinal strenght

i'd love one of his Modern Planning Hull for light wind too :P (daniel Thomson)

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Re: Surf weight

Postby Johnny Rotten » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:32 am

5'10 custom built by me.

6 lb 9 oz with stomp pad and fins.
easily could have made it lighter but
It's bombproof scratch proof and dent proof anywhere that matters. (top and rails)
For the most part I throw it around and don't even use a board bag.

It's nice when you aren't driven by profit just performance.

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Re: Surf weight

Postby Outside » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:41 am

Johnny Rotten wrote:5'10 custom built by me.

6 lb 9 oz with stomp pad and fins.
easily could have made it lighter but
It's bombproof scratch proof and dent proof anywhere that matters. (top and rails)
For the most part I throw it around and don't even use a board bag.

It's nice when you aren't driven by profit just performance.


Johnny -

Would you mind sharing some of the details about your construction techniques, methods, and materials?

Thanks.


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