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Old 6th November 2008, 03:53 AM   #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, 05:06 AM   #2
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I'm 62kg, and for sails in 4-5.0, I would go for board in low 80 l , unless waves are big, than I would consider something even smaller.
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Old 6th November 2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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It's a trade off between ease and security in jibes and stuff and control in high wind a. For the "pure sailing" with 4.2 and 4.7 you will probably have an easier time with a sub 80 liter board. But overall, that will likely be too big a step down from what you have now.

But between the boards you're looking at I would for sure say Kode 86. In fact, I'm willing to bet that you will even find the Kode 80 easy enough. You'll need to be a bit quicker in the jibes but you will have a much easier time when you start to venture into waves. At your weight, the narrower tail of the Kode 80 will make the board easier to handle. But if you feel unsure about this step, take the Kode86.
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Old 6th November 2008, 11:38 PM   #4
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thanks the i agree with you !
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Old 7th November 2008, 04:40 AM   #5
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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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