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 Post subject: Good board for lightwind but still fits in a golf bag.......
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:25 am 
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So I'm looking for a surf type of board for the lighter days when I travel so I'm looking for one that's gonna fit in my golf bag as well I have a 135 TT now but as you know it doesn't do so well on lightwind days so does anyone have any suggestions for me? Any info would be great


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 Post subject: Re: Good board for lightwind but still fits in a golf bag...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:46 am 
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Hi, if you're looking for a real lw board I think the only options are the splits (FS and Nobile Flying Carpet Splitboard). They are both very expensive but if you are planning to travel extesively you will for sure save a lot of money avoiding rentals.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:25 am 
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What do you think about the Little Phatty or Globetrotter since they have more volume then a TT?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:42 am 
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I have not tried this board but it sure looked nice. I think it was 150cm so fits in a bag.
Brm paipo
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:19 pm 
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The Paipo / Shinnster is 160x46

http://www.shinnworld.com/#!shinnster/cpl6

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 Post subject: Re: Good board for lightwind but still fits in a golf bag...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:14 pm 
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A split board is one option, as pmaggie pointed out.

Another alternative is to get a board with a flat outline (i.e., little rocker), as these tend to get going in lighter wind than board with more rocker. Stiffness and a rectangular outline also helps. Finally, maximize the width, as the increased surface area will help you start planing earlier.

So, basically, unless you want a split board, you should be looking for a flat, stiff, rectangular board. In flat water, those can get going really early and will typically perform very well (they'll hold a solid edge and will generate tons of pop, particularly if they have thin rails). However, that type of board normally won't feel very good in choppy water and waves (though there are exceptions - the old Skywalker boards were pretty damn good in almost all conditions, and were excellent light-wind boards as well).


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:25 pm 
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Will this fit in the golf bag?
3.5'x13"


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:13 pm 
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Check out the Firewire Vanguard 5.0 aka The Smuggler. It fits into a golf bag. The 5'0 rides like a 5'6, so don't be fooled by the size. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Good board for lightwind but still fits in a golf bag...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:57 pm 
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Hawaiis wrote:
Will this fit in the golf bag?
3.5'x13"


Hawaiis,

how well does that hydrofoil work?

I was thinking of building something like that...how should I build it?

thanks,
Eloico


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 Post subject: Re: Good board for lightwind but still fits in a golf bag...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:23 pm 
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eloico wrote:
Hawaiis wrote:
Will this fit in the golf bag?
3.5'x13"


Hawaiis,

how well does that hydrofoil work?

I was thinking of building something like that...how should I build it?

thanks,
Eloico

It works pretty well, you should check out my videos


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