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Old 3rd August 2007, 05:39 PM   #21
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Default RE: Heavyweights Waveboard

Living in the New England area, I find this discussion of wave boards similar to those about powder skis. Since we see little of either, we rarely buy either style equipment exclusively for what it is intended. I'm not so sure practicality demands specialized equipment.
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Old 3rd August 2007, 06:53 PM   #22
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Hey, its only a few hour down to the alps. Plenty of english people (with powder skis) there. And surely you get good wave conditions in England more often than you get good powder skiing.

You probably get similar conditions in England as we get in Sweden, and here plenty of people are still better of on specialized wave gear simply because wave sailing is their priority. If all round/crossover performance is your priority, of course a Kombat is a better choice.
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Old 8th February 2008, 05:21 AM   #23
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Default bigger olume waveboards 135 to 140 ltrs

how about some bigger volme boards for us bigger guys. im 220 to 230 lbs.
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Old 8th February 2008, 05:24 AM   #24
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Default 135 to 140 ltr wave boards

hi guys could you incrase your wave oard volumesyo 135 to 140 ltrs
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Old 8th February 2008, 05:29 AM   #25
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Default 135 to 140 ltr volume wave boards

bigger volume wave boards for us here in nh with lighter winds to play with
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Old 8th February 2008, 12:16 PM   #26
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The only really big waveboard I am aware of is the KONA Minitanker. I believe it has some 120 liters of volume at 65 cm of width.

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Old 24th February 2008, 01:02 AM   #27
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Witchcraft 104 litre, 64.5 wide.
real big guys wave board.
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Old 24th February 2008, 04:14 AM   #28
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Obviously the flotation capacity of a board is based on the displacement characteristics not the volume (unless the board is fully submerged!).

So you could have a board with 5L (yes just 5 litres) that would float 300kg or rider & rig weight ... however the board would have a similar shape to a small aluminium dinghy!

Not quite a realistic comparison for a windsurfing board but the principle remains the same. ie a board with an extra 20L with a big domed top surface could provide the same flotation as a board with 20L less a flat top surface.
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Old 24th February 2008, 09:15 PM   #29
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Think volume, rocker, width, your skill level and local conditions.

A wider board is a heavy weights friend.

I believe your best option is a custom board.

A custom shaper will shape a board not only for your weight but also your skill level and local conditions.

Good luck.
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Old 25th February 2008, 01:44 PM   #30
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I guess the disadvantage of a custom board is that you only get one shot at getting a decent shape. Fingers crossed.

Even the best shapers in the world still need to refine & polish designs to continuously improve before being blessed as a production boards.

Fingers crossed your custom boards turns out to be a good shape otherwise it could be an expensive mistake. Probably 50-50 I reckon.
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