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Old 5th November 2008, 10:34 PM   #1
Tim_ K
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Default Need help for choosing the right volume !

Hi
I need a secound opinion ,because I have a board with 108 liters but now I'm going to fly to sotavento and so I think i will need a second board (a smaller one of course) .
But now I'm not sure which one i should choose because I haven't tryed out a smaller one yet and I don't know the big different between 108 and 80/ 90 liters.
My weight is 65 kg and I surf since 4 years and waterstart, jibes ,footstrabs are no problem .
So would it be better to buy a board with 80 liters (kode) ?
86liters (kode) ?
89liters (Kombat08)?
94Liters (Kode) ?
96liters (Kombat08) ?

and how many liters do you surf at bump and jump conditiones for a 4,2 qm and 4,7 qm sail ?

Thanks for answering ! Tim

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Old 6th November 2008, 02:09 PM   #2
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At 65 kg your small board should be no bigger than about 85 liters, assuming that you have decent jibe skills. This board will float you quite well.

On the other hand, I think it may be too big in 4.2 conditions in particular if it is choppy.

Without knowing your true skill level it is difficult to say, but I would be inclined to say "not much more than 80 liters, and maybe even a little less".
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Old 6th November 2008, 11:35 PM   #3
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tahnks for your messages !
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Old 7th November 2008, 03:48 AM   #4
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I'm going to fly to sotavento and so I think i will need a second board (a smaller one of course) .
how many liters do you surf at bump and jump conditiones for a 4,2 qm and 4,7 qm sail ?
Tim,

For B&J at Sotavento for your 65 kg:

- Pure Acid/Kode 68 with 4.2 & 4.7 wave/freeride sails in steady high wind.
- in more gusty & unsteady conditions, a bit more volume reserve up to Pure Acid/Kode 74 or Kombat 79/Kode 80 might be an advantage.

Anything larger than 80 L is plain unnecessary balast in high wind for your light weight. Keep the 108 L board for lighter wind and larger sails.

FYI with my 65 kg, I'm using an Acid 62 L with 4.2 (30-35 knots wind) & 4.7 (25-30 knots wind) wave sails for hardcore freeriding, B&J and dead onshore waveriding. Kombat 86 is an option with such tiny sails in very gusty ON/OFF unsteady conditions but it's kindda feel big as compared to the tiny Acid 62 in strong wind and big swell with my light weight. Forget Kombat 95 & Carve 111 with 4.2 & 4.7 sails, way too large & bumpy ride a board.

In sum:
Acid 62 with 5.4/4.7/4.2/3.6/3.3/3.0 wave sails; wind range 20-45+ knots.
Kombat 86 with 6.9/6.2/5.4/4.7/4.2 freemove/wave sails; wind range 12-30+ knots.
Carve 111 with 8.2/6.9/6.2/5.4 race/freemove/wavesails; wind range 11-25 knots (not in use anymore precisely because it felt way too large for B&J/light wind waveriding. Same story with a Kombat 95).

Cheers !

JM

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