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richardd 3rd December 2010 05:01 PM

Kode 94 - advice sought!
I'm thinking of buying a 2009 Kode 94 (62cm wide). I weigh 74kg and would be using it with a 6m for 85%+ of the time. The board appears to be optimised for 6m sails and I would be hoping that it would get me out on a 'short' board in lighter winds.

Will this board be too big and bouncy for me generally? The tests seem to indicate that it is fairly controllable in stronger/bumpier conditions.

I wouldn't be using it in really windy conditions - I've got an old 84 litre wave board that I'd use in 5.3 and stronger winds. Hence I was thinking that the Kode 94 might be a good board for marginal to moderate conditions (ie 6m weather!).

The Kode 86 might be the more obvious board for my weight, however, if I was to be using it primarily with a 6m then it wouldn't be optimised. 5.7m would be better, but I don't want to start buying new sails.

Thoughts welcome!


NWF 3rd December 2010 07:32 PM

I weigh 85kgs and own a 94 Kode and use it from 6.2 to 5.2 and its very controllable but then again I am a few pounds heaver than yourself....Then I change to my evo 75ltrs.

Screamer 5th December 2010 02:03 PM


If you want to use no bigger than a 6.0, and you sail in steady wind, then a K86 is equally good choice. It's more than "optimized" for 6.0 and your weight. But if you want to keep your 84 waveboard then it makes more sense to go for 94. If light wind is your priority than you can also use it with 6.5-6.7 no problem.

Ola_H 6th December 2010 01:14 AM

Richardd, at you weight and with sails at 6.0 or below the 94 will pretty much not offer anything over the 86. With a bigger fin on the 86, planing with a 6.0 will be as good and the general feel with the 86 will be better. It's simply a more appropriate size.

richardd 6th December 2010 05:02 AM

Thanks guys. Very helpful

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