|22nd August 2008 10:01 PM|
|mmoritz||Dominic72, I am 81kg and use Superfreaks 6.3 and 5.5 with my K109/K97 boards. I find the SF a perfect match to a crossover board like the Kombats, very light at the beach and very soft (and silence) feel when sailing, handling is great too. Hot Sails has 6.7 and 7.0 Superfreaks that may be the ticket for you besides giving your life a new colorful meaning...|
|22nd August 2008 06:48 PM|
Hi Timo and Screamer, thanks a lot for your answers (and sorry Jonster for jumping into your thread!)
Screamer, I weight 84 kilos and I'm mainly using this board for bump and jump in up to 25 knots. I'm looking for a light-wind sail and the bigger one I have is a North Duke 6.4 which I like.
I'm actually dropping the idea of buying a NP Hellcat, probably it's too stiff a sail, too race-oriented with locked-down feel and heavy given its 7.2 square meters. Thinking about NP Expression or NP Excess, both 6.9 square meters. Or, I could easily get a 6.9 Ezzy SE. buon vento!
|22nd August 2008 04:38 AM|
How heavy are you? A 90+kg sailor might not like 7.2 on that board, but if you're light you can use it no problem. I'm not sure about fin size, try something around 32.
|22nd August 2008 04:24 AM|
Hi Dom 72
I've used a Severne S2 on the 105 before but to be honest sometimes the extra weight of a 7.0m counters the benefit of the larger sail, i reckon 6.4 works just as well!
|22nd August 2008 04:20 AM|
Sorry for delay in reply...
I use the 25 Drake Wave for waves and freestyle on sails from 6.4-5.3m, would never really use the 105 in anything windier really, i use the fin that came with it (more upright) when i'm just cruising or fun slalom sailing or if it is really light wind cross on jumping as this fin gets you going in nothing!!! Like i said before though the new Kode is as good as the Kombat 105 but a little bit faster and has a bit more drive in waves when you need to keep speed in your turns.
Hope that helps!
|21st August 2008 09:47 PM|
|dominic72||Hi guys, your chat sounds very interesting to me -- got my Kombat 105 this year and I just love it for windy, choppy conditions here in the mediterranean (will have to wait until the winter to see how it behaves in +5bft. anyways, I need to equip it with a larger quiver for light wind days. any tips on which fin I should buy for 7ish, freeride use? I am thinking of buying a 7.2 NP HEllcat as a largest sail and need a fin for it which works with US box. many thanks Kombat fellows|
|21st August 2008 04:06 PM|
No doubt Kombat105 is a good board, but I would be very cautious using it in true 7bf (28-33 knots). I guess you'll survive if you're determined enough, but that's 80 lit board's territory, even smaller at your weight.
Btw, I use a Kombat86 and with regard to fins, I think Drake Crossover and Natural (for wavier stuff) are both much better suited to Kombat than a Freeride Flow.
|19th August 2008 06:07 PM|
Thanks for shareing your experience :-)
I'm gonna try it with a natural wave fin. Maybe a sice or two smaler though, as i'm 10kg lighter and to get a little bit less uplift.
What is the sailsize you use with the Drake 24/25 for freestyling?
|19th August 2008 03:24 PM|
I got the board with 2 fins: A drake "freeride flow 320" and a drake "natural wave 260". I am using that one with the 4.2 sail.
|19th August 2008 03:26 AM|
Thanks for your feedbacks!
If you use the Wave fins for freestyling and waveriding, are you using the crossover fin at all ;-)
What fin do you use with your 4.2?
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