|12th March 2010, 10:41 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mokpo South Korea
2005 Kombat 85 - Is it worth getting?
I'm based in Korea and have a Kombat 89 which I'm very happy with, particularly with the way I can get use out of it even in light 6.5m winds with a large 30cm fin.
I would like a similar board to keep in the UK for my frequent visit. Initially I thought I'd just get used Kombat 89 or 87, however I've now seen a used Kombat 85 at a good price which I'm interested in. And here's why. I'm 70kg, and at 50 years old and find the Kombat 89 just a touch too fast for me over heavy chop or when overpowered. I like jumping, I play in waves when they're around (but I'm not hard-core) but I'm not too concerned about ultimate speed. I use sails from 4.5m to 6.5m. The reviews I've read about the 2005 K85 including postings on this forum indicate that this would be a good board for me. My only concern is that I will loose out on the light wind ability of the 89. I've read the phrase "slower to plane" a number of times. Does this mean that it just takes more technique and effort to get up on a plane or does it mean that I would need more wind?
Any advice or opinions would be appreciated.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Kombat 95l 2005 + 6.0-6.5 sail, which fin???||kimax||Free Forum||17||29th February 2008 01:13 PM|
|Vendo Kombat 2005||letop||Spanish Forum||0||11th July 2007 01:04 PM|
|Kombat 2005 vs 2006||rabbit||Ask Our Team||5||29th May 2007 08:51 AM|
|Starboard Kombat 2005 95 Lts||JIgnacio||Spanish Forum||2||17th May 2007 05:44 AM|
|Worth getting a new board?||sotonmark||Ask Our Team||0||11th February 2007 08:16 PM|