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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby norcom » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:27 am

Hawaiis wrote:Hydrofoil is the current lowest wind board.


I have absolutely no doubt on that. You should send me one of yours to try. :D

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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:38 am

norcom wrote:
Hawaiis wrote:Hydrofoil is the current lowest wind board.


I have absolutely no doubt on that. You should send me one of yours to try. :D

Here is one you can watch on the computer

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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby FrenchPascal » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:57 am

sector v3 60 + 17m SFS 36m de ligne 4.5 à 8.5 noeuds 80 kg





autre board

http://flysurfer.com/fr/produkte/boards/razor/

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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby Michelks » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:17 pm

I have 3 boards for light wind, my weight is 86 kg.
Crazy fly 135x46
good: small board feeling. works well in flat water after 8/10 knots, good for kite 14 or smaller.
bad: chop conditions and big kites(17,18 and 21) don't work well with this board.
Flydoor 170x50 xl
good: works well with any kite, chop, flat water or even in waves ( I'm thinking about putting 3 fins in one side of the board), low en6 6/8 knots
bad: Hard to jump( too much weight)
Nugget
good: nice felling,very good for onshore waves, goes with any kite.
bad: side shore waves and low end (8/10 knots)

For my spot the perfect board would be a carbon flydoor xl mutant.

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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby ice » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:45 am

Michelks wrote:I have 3 boards for light wind, my weight is 86 kg.
Crazy fly 135x46
good: small board feeling. works well in flat water after 8/10 knots, good for kite 14 or smaller.
bad: chop conditions and big kites(17,18 and 21) don't work well with this board.


can you please elaborate on the crazyfly

- is it the pro cruiser?
- what is bad about it in the chop?
- why are big kites no good with it? what happens?

thanks

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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby Westozzy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:29 am

I have a 145 by 44 cruiser pro. Wide enough for some early planning, but not so wide so I can get some good load and pop and works okay for some TT wave action. Works fine in the chop as it has enough flex over its length. It does have less rocker than some (hence why I like it for load and pop) which is why some may say not as good in the chop, but it's does just fine. Light board to for its size. I do board offs etc with all the time...but tend to use the handle a fair bit as she can be a bit big to start throwing around for tic tacs etc.

I use it with 18 and 16m dynos so big kites have stuff all to do with it.

But...efficiency is the key for real light wind. For real light wind you'd need something bigger in my mind or an efficient board like a sector for example, race board, even a skim. But anything under 11 knots I'd rather watch the World Cup soccer....

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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby sarc » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:58 am

I recommend a freeride raceboard - great wind range, can be fun in many different wind/water conditions, best bang for your buck.

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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:47 pm

sarc wrote:I recommend a freeride raceboard - great wind range, can be fun in many different wind/water conditions, best bang for your buck.


Definitely :thumb:

When you are used to windsurfing, you will love riding directionals, so stay away from the big twintips.

A full-on raceboard with huge fins works fine in light wind, but not much fun.

A freeride raceboard is the best, when you are big and want fun in light wind.

Waveboards are NOT light wind boards really :roll:

8) Peter

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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby dazarter » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:19 pm

I brought a 151 x 47 t-rex from the german company 3-wave, and in comparison to my old 144.5 x 44.5 it rocks, very easy to get it going, with my 15 m slingshot rev it does a great job from about 9 knots, and is real fun at 15 to 20 knots after that its too much fun for me to handle with 80kg. The t rex also rides much smaller and allow jumps and a few tricks :D . Would like to try an hydrofoil or nugget - sector but because my time is limited i just wand to get out and ride and not learnt anything new or worry about sea weed or hitting rocks!

Maybe one day….

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Re: What type of lightwind board?

Postby Michelks » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:24 pm

ice wrote:
Michelks wrote:I have 3 boards for light wind, my weight is 86 kg.
Crazy fly 135x46
good: small board feeling. works well in flat water after 8/10 knots, good for kite 14 or smaller.
bad: chop conditions and big kites(17,18 and 21) don't work well with this board.


can you please elaborate on the crazyfly

- is it the pro cruiser?
- what is bad about it in the chop?
- why are big kites no good with it? what happens?

thanks


Yes , is the pro cruiser.
It's very hard to hold the edge with big kites when using this board, to much pressure from the kite and the board slides in any chop.
To keep the edge you have to move your body position all the time , bend your knees a lot and get exhausted soon. It's better to be on a 42 board or the door, they works perfectly in chop with big kites.
IMO the board is wide and the stance for foot position is narrow , they should make it wider.

I like to use this board when having tide variation(current), when one side of the wind looses some power because of the current. Ex: the wind is around 12/13 knots good for a 13 kite and a small board but the current makes one side sucks. Then with a 135x 46 board you can do everything a smaller board does.


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