|2nd April 2009 10:27 PM|
Never tried a Kombat, but if you want to sail in lighter winds a freeride board in the 112 ltr range will be great with your 6.4 to a 7.5 or greater.
I'm 70 kg and ive used mine with a 5,0 6.5 a 7.5.
Just look for something with decent width, 62-67 cm seems to be the standard with that volume.
Many people have steered me away from slalom boards as recreational freeride boards. They are efficient but a choppy wave state can make them a handful' i'm told. They plane early, but only with large rigs.
A more streamlined "traditional sailboard" outline of a freeride board needs a bit less horsepower to accelerate to a plane, yet is admittedly more likely to drop off the plane in a lull than a slalom, but at least will be comfortable if you're underpowered and have to slog somewhere. Jibing will be more like your Kombat. It will handle rough water and not overly stress your ankles.
|4th March 2009 08:41 AM|
hows about mini tuttle USbox, Futures, Probox
the rest jury is still out, but like the Kode.
or Tabou 3S 107L
|4th March 2009 03:27 AM|
Well, for the time being I will keep the Kombat, even though she (aren't boards always female...?) is very close in size to the F101, but as you say, it is a different board...
Still, if I like it too much, I guess I would like to have it available all the time for those lighter-wind days, and then I am (again) without a board on my "second" low-accessible spot (which is more freeride oriented, with smaller wave with high wind)... Luxury problems...? ;-)
Or maybe I should go with board a few years old, since it will be used on a more sporadic base... save some money, and upgrade my gear at home on a later date...?
Haven't seen so many used F101 for sale in my surroundings yet...
And sorry, I guess it was me mentioning the PB/tuttle problem to start with...
|4th March 2009 02:42 AM|
Board's range segmenting made simple:
iSonic : dedicated slalom rocket
Futura : freeslalom/fast freeride
Kombat/Kode : freewave/freeride crossover
|4th March 2009 01:39 AM|
|steveC||Oh no Coachg, now you've done it. The Tuttle/Powerbox debate again.|
|3rd March 2009 10:08 PM|
Yeah, that tuttle thing is why I waited so long to get the Futura. I have a nice set of powerbox fins for 56-65 cm winde boards, but all my tuttle fins are for 70 cm or wider boards. Kind of a pain having the exact same fin in the exact same size but with different tops. When push came to shove I liked the Futura more then the other options. But how many people will buy the other options because of the fin box?
|3rd March 2009 07:55 PM|
|Floyd||And they are both Powerbox !!!|
|3rd March 2009 02:04 PM|
I rented a Fanatic Eagle 114 a few weeks ago in Egypt and must admit that I was pleasently surprised. It seemed as a very good combination of blasting and turning. If the 101 is anything similar then it could fit your needs.
I believe that Starboard and Exocet have made similar board range choises. The Futura and the S-Cross are both very much blasting, while the Kombat/Kode and Cross are FSW-style. Oddly enough Fanatic has squeezed in two boards in between, Eagle and Hawk.
|3rd March 2009 01:57 PM|
Any board will perform long jumps over wave crests. Heck, Iíve seen guys jump formula boards! So if you are talking long floating jumps, then you will be fine with the F101. The Futura is just not a board that you want to take into waves as its nose rocker is way too low.
Do you plan on keeping your Kombat? Then get the F101 as they are different boards for different conditions. Do you plan on selling your Kombat? Then get the F101 if you want to blast and launch long, floating jumps. Get the Kode if you plan on slashing, jumping & hitting some waves.
|3rd March 2009 03:09 AM|
|Kombat||..sorry, forgot to login... :-(|
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