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4th May 2009, 04:06 AM
I have a FSW board 95 liter, and a twin fin wave board 82 liter. I will be keeping both boards. The 82 liter wave handles my wave sailing, but I am looking for a small board to handle bump and jump with large swell, but not breaking. I weigh 80 kg.Sails would be from 3.7 - 5.0
Kode 68 or 74 ??????
7th May 2009, 01:08 PM
I think the 74. Of course, in super windy stuff, the 68 will be even sweeter, but I think it will be unpractically small in the wind is a bit gusty which it often is when you use small sails. The Kodes have a really soft and controllable ride so I think the 74 will be plenty small and perfect as a high wind B&J board for you at 80 kilos.
For pure high wind sailing, I would say the wood version is even smoother.
8th May 2009, 05:15 AM
Thank you Ola. My small board now is 75L/53 cm wide so I agree with the 74L. The 68 would be great with 3.7 but that is not very often. When you say the wood version, I am unsure which one you mean. I think there are two different wood constructions available? Could you explain a bit more please? Why do you think the wood is best for " pure high wind sailing"? I almost never use this size board for ocean waves, when the wind is very strong with a 4.2 or 3.7 I will be in the bays.
8th May 2009, 01:35 PM
There is one Wood and one WoodCarbon. The WoodCarbon is lighter, stiffer and more expensive. Then there is also a cheaper technora version. Look at the Kode page for weights http://www.star-board.com/2009/pages/products/v_kode.php
Out of those three constructions, the Wood has the smoothest ride - a good combination of reasonable weight and a nice flex response. The wood carbon is very, very nice to sail because it is so light, but in very windy and choppy conditions (think powered up 3.7) it will also feel a bit more hectic. These are subtle details though.
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