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cori 20th November 2006 11:16 PM

Kombat 117 vs Exocet cross 118/117
interested by the following bords: Kombat 117or 127L versus Exocet Cross 118L or warp slalom 125...but can only buy one .
I am really hesitating so your help will be highly appreciated.

Indeed the choice would be between Kombat 117 and Exocet cross 118
or between Kombat 127 and Exocet Warp Slalom 125

I am intermediary, 75kg,
program: LOW WIND freeryde and freeride-small waves. privileging early planning and manoeuvrability more than speed.
for sails in the more or less 5.9 up to 8.5/9m range


viking 22nd November 2006 03:48 PM

RE: Kombat 117 vs Exocet cross 118/117
One thing is sure, the warp slalom does not fit at all to your program!

I never tried the cross so I cannot compare with aero. But in the starboard range, I would go for a carve 122 rather than an aero!

PG 23rd November 2006 01:50 PM

RE: Kombat 117 vs Exocet cross 118/117
I agree with Viking. The A117 is not a light wind freeride board. It has a very short rocket flat where the nose starts to rise very early. According to Boards measurements the 2 cm point is at 134 cm from the tail. Good freeride boards typically have this point at about 155-160 cm from the tail. The result of this short flat rocker is poor planning (people very experienced on waveboards may be able to negate the effect to some degree). The C122 is a better freeride board, especially in light wind.
The Cross 117/118 is basically a freeride board that has been tuned to work reasonably in small waves (and it has a center strap option). At least there are quite a number of people who claim that it works well in real wave breaks.

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