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Airush 2014 Wave

Postby Stefan » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:31 pm

Would like some feedback on the 6 vs 7 2014 Airush Wave. 176 Ibs. very efficient rider, windy location. Strapless wave/swell riding only. Would you go 6,9 or 7,9? I've ridden the 9 and can get great low end out of it on a bigger board, amazingly fast pivot with no tension on rear lines. Thanks :D

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Re: Airush 2014 Wave

Postby Coloradokiter » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:34 pm

I'm 175lbs and have the 7/9/12 quiver. I too thought about the 6 but chose the 7 instead and I am totally happy. I can't see myself on the 6 since I have had the 7 comfy in the low 40's mph.

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Re: Airush 2014 Wave

Postby Stefan » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:53 pm

Coloradokiter wrote:I'm 175lbs and have the 7/9/12 quiver. I too thought about the 6 but chose the 7 instead and I am totally happy. I can't see myself on the 6 since I have had the 7 comfy in the low 40's mph.


Were you on a twin tip when it was blowing in the 40's? (just asking since you are from Colorado and I know it blows hard on the reservoirs) I ride strapless on a surfboard always. :thumb:

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Re: Airush 2014 Wave

Postby Coloradokiter » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:02 pm

Was riding my Airush Cypher 5'8" and my Wainman Magnum 5'10"...only strapless.

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Re: Airush 2014 Wave

Postby Stefan » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:30 am

Coloradokiter wrote:Was riding my Airush Cypher 5'8" and my Wainman Magnum 5'10"...only strapless.


Nice, Magnum is a great board... I rode the 5'10" for the last 2 years. How do you like the Cypher?

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Re: Airush 2014 Wave

Postby mike dubs » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:55 am

Stefan,

I'm 85kg and ride strapless wind swell too.I have the 2014 9/7/5m Waves. The 9+7 would be fine, the 5m goes for 35-50+ for me. The 7 is faster than the 9m.

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Re: Airush 2014 Wave

Postby topmick » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:03 pm

If your often going to be kiting in 30knots plus, id get a 6 - @ 75kg I find the top end on my 7 strapless is around 30+knts.

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Re: Airush 2014 Wave

Postby Stefan » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:37 am

topmick wrote:If your often going to be kiting in 30knots plus, id get a 6 - @ 75kg I find the top end on my 7 strapless is around 30+knts.


What do think the bottom end is for you? :thumb:

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Re: Airush 2014 Wave

Postby topmick » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:19 am

Hi Stefan, depends on the board mate but I'd say around18-20 knots.

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Re: Airush 2014 Wave

Postby Stefan » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:25 am

topmick wrote:Hi Stefan, depends on the board mate but I'd say around18-20 knots.


Sounds perfect, that's the info I was looking for. :D Thanks mate.


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