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alaravan



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:00 am    Post subject: Compact wave boards Reply with quote

Hi friends! Anyone have tried this kind of boards? Only Starboard have a model of them (the blackbox), and at least in Spain, Killerfish custom boards is the only brand who has a model of compact wave boards.



Here the people are glad with this boards of Killerfish but, although with side wind they probably work fine, maybe It isnít the best option if you want have only a board for all conditions (side to onshore wind)

Thanks! Very Happy
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have seen the wave culture try ever shorter hulls.
what are they good for? sailing lit up with no lulls. complex aerials.

what do they not do well? onshore or puffy offshore spots.

all a question of what your conditions are like.

had a day week ago tuesday, wind was 5-35 mph, side to side off. swimming, spilling, or running down the line. board that i had to choose: X-Wave 111. sail: 5.8 charge. the board is barely long enough to slog. anything longer than 245 slogs way easier.

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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





more than you think out there Simmer Freegal

the NuEvo from Starboard , maybe fits as well......

a Black Box thread, nice review from NZnow at or towards the end.

http://forums.boards.mpora.com/showthread.php/65296-Starboard-black-Box

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capetonian



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jingebritsen is right about length - longer boards are easier for climbing white water, even more so when you are slogging.

However you didn't mention slogging so I'm going to guess you plan to sail in consistently planing conditions. The shortest board I've ridden was a 225 cm 99 L board. That board was unbelievably fun riding a wave (but not so fun trying to get over white water when the wind drops to 10 mph).
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alaravan



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 thank you for your review. I saw a video about the simmer compact wave board some months ago, but I didn't remember it.
On the other hand, what's the brand of the first board? The outline is...a bit strange, isn't It?

jingebritsen/capetonian your coment about climbing waves with this kind of boards is very interesting. I haven't thought about it before. In fact, here we have a spot where the reff is 200-300m from the shore. Sometime there isn't enough wind, so you have to get the reef without planning...

Thank you all!!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jager Stone

http://www.boardseekermag.com/news/jaeger-stone-to-make-pwa-comeback/

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

like the X Files

we are out there



a Bryan Cartwright design, Hawaii

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Chris has been helping me with my project board.This one is out there.

http://www.cjsurf.com/category/home/

***Watch the brainwaves VIDEO on this page****

the board was ages ahead of its time, severely limited by the sail design evolution, more so the lack of......

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