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    Junior Member dangermouse's Avatar
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    Another 'what board' question.

    What does the forum think ?
    I have a AHD fastforward 91lt freeride board (circa 2005) 60 cm wide, that I'm thinking to replace with something more modern. The AHD is still sound but weighs quite a bit more than modern kit.
    Sails I use on it are
    Naish Boxer slalom 6.4
    Tushingham Storm 5.7
    Tushingham Rock 5.2 if its flat water.
    I have a 56 cm wide KBay wave board for the smaller sails that will still take the 5.7.
    Stu at 4boards have suggested a Tabou 3s 86 or 96lt. The 86 comes in at 59 cm wide which I'm leaning towards as I've good advice from them in the past. The previous board I had was an F2 Stoke at 62 cm wide which I found too bouncy.
    I'm 64 kilo and 5' 5".
    I am way out of touch with modern kit and my fitness levels mean I'm not up to wave sailing any more (sigh).
    So I'm really interested in what wisdom Na-omi or Arf have to impart.
    To sum up I am bus pass holding groove rider sailing mostly at Portland.
    ps I have a fin stash of powerbox fins so I believe Starboards are out ? And I don't think I need more than 1 fin (for Witchy fans)
    Thanks in advance and sorry for the rambling.

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    Senior Member Navegante's Avatar
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    For free ride easy planing go wide.
    whatever you get go wide.

    Why would starboards be out they come with a fin anyway as do many other boards.
    Plus you can't beat the "plug and play'ness" of them.
    Last edited by Navegante; 10th June 2014 at 02:06 PM.

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    Senior Member /Vico's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangermouse View Post

    And I don't think I need more than 1 fin (for Witchy fans)
    Nobody NEEDS more than one fin, like nobody NEEDS more than one leg.

    You don't say how much you can afford, or whether you are buying new or old. The older Tabou 3S boards were ... ahem ... a bit slow to plane.
    It is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangermouse View Post
    ps I have a fin stash of powerbox fins so I believe Starboards are out ? And I don't think I need more than 1 fin (for Witchy fans)
    Thanks in advance and sorry for the rambling.
    Not necessarily- Atom IQ is powerbox and for flat water work at Portland could be ideal- 100L I guess given your weight.
    hostis humani generis

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    The obvious suggestion is that if you plan to sail at Portland, then try before you buy:

    http://uk.otc-windsurf.com
    hostis humani generis

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    look at Starboard the Kode DOES have USbox. Are you going to purchase a car account of some tires you already have ?

    The Tabou 3S of today is far removed from the slo planing boards era 2007--2009. They are really nice and do most things equal to the best, some better than the best. The Fanatic TRIWAVE , is a option I would consider, abet 3 fins. The only other Cobra built board I would have on my short list is the RRD FSW. size I would suggest the 85 liter size range.

    The Witchy has a US center box, FYI.

    I would consider Flikka and MOO Custom if you go outside the box.

    K4 fins are very affordable for multi finned experiments.


    K4 Fins 4Boards TRI-sails Sailrepair




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    Surely the Fanatic Freewave for Portland if you are going down the FSW route? The lower end/cheaper construction is single fin too.
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