Thread: Another 'what board' question.
10th June 2014, 01:37 PM #1
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.
10th June 2014, 01:49 PM #2
- Join Date
- Dec 2010
- 40 48'N 14 26'E -Western Med - West South Atlantic
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.
10th June 2014, 01:56 PM #3
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10th June 2014, 02:31 PM #5
The obvious suggestion is that if you plan to sail at Portland, then try before you buy:
http://uk.otc-windsurf.comhostis humani generis
10th June 2014, 02:56 PM #6
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- nice house with horses, cats dogs, and bride. USA
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
10th June 2014, 03:52 PM #7
Surely the Fanatic Freewave for Portland if you are going down the FSW route? The lower end/cheaper construction is single fin too.hostis humani generis