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Old 4th March 2009, 02:27 AM   #11
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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...
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Old 4th March 2009, 07:41 AM   #12
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hows about mini tuttle USbox, Futures, Probox

JP no,
the rest jury is still out, but like the Kode.

or Tabou 3S 107L
good winds
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Old 2nd April 2009, 09:27 PM   #13
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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.
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