Size: 5'2" x 21" x 2 3/8"....volume 28.9 L.....rider weight 60-85 kg
Size: 5'5" x 21" x 2 7/16"....volume 32.0 L ....rider weight > 80kg
Fin set: TS-M + " NQ set "
NQ are the 2 back fins... a bit taller....shaped different and have a more vertical leading edge
Quad fin.......diamond tail...bamboo tech...cork shock absorber...responsive flex construction
The added length was to improve the overall surfing ability
Tail is pulled in and integrated rail shape is similar to other high performance models in the range
It will retain the light wind ability of the previous Nugget according to Sky Solbach
Early planing...creating speed....upwind ability .....are the top 3 features
Also has nice pop for airs and stability in chop according to North
Well tell Sky Solbach it doesn't retain the light wind cabability of the old one. Even looking at a photo you can figure that. 2 mins on the water and you know for sure.
Instead of RD, maybe copy a firewire and spend the money coming up a gem like this...
"Early planing...creating speed....upwind ability .....are the top 3 features
Also has nice pop for airs and stability in chop according to North"
Anything else it does North ? Does it 'create' it's own wind and waves too ?
Sooo, IMHO the new board is very good, just different from the old. It doesn't get going as well as the old one in light winds, but has a more performance edge. It looks good too, not podgy like the older one.