|5th November 2008, 11:34 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Need help for choosing the right volume !
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) ?
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
Last edited by Tim_ K; 6th November 2008 at 04:52 AM.
|6th November 2008, 03:09 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2006
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".
|7th November 2008, 04:48 AM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2006
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.
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).
Last edited by Jean-Marc; 7th November 2008 at 05:36 AM.