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That is the darkside right?
Sailed today at the Harbour wall and Cabezo with a Quatro-Goya quiver from TWS.
Later a guy with an Supermini and Severne blade sailed by. I guess I spotted the famous Silicon beach in its natural habitat 🙂
Happened to quick to say hi.
Awesome vid and adventure Rexi.
I think everybody dreams about flying around and looking for a private probably never sailed before beach.
The Kode is a relative flat fast rockered board with a wide tail. almost an FSW shape and very low-end and keeping speed orientated.
Such board is in faster bigger conditions only really controlable when you sail them rather small.
A more swept back set of fins wil ease them up a bit, but can,t change the shape.
On the positive side, it might not be your perfect big day at Gwithian kinda boaard but its an really really early planer that you can use with rather small sails releying on its fast rocker so for you homespot its imo the golden ticket.
I like the write up and the effort you have put in it, but a bit of a “problem” is that both boards are waaaaaaay to big for you for there intended use.
Waveboards are normally designed to sail close to your body weight with a -5 / +10l variable.
You are 60kg and using an 77/80l board wich is +17/+20 and that has a huge impact on how they perform for you. For example if you try an Kode with 65l it will feel a lot more comfortable and controlable for you when jumping.
Especially the Kode is a board that you should sail small so around or below bodyweight.
It is a beautiful China made board with plastic inserts but smaller screws, so you can go bigger once worn out.
I,m happy the inserts arent metal, I have had problems with metal screws and plugs on a custom with that kind a inserts and they are really hard to replace while a plastic plug is easily to repair with a bit of epoxi and micro-baloons.
I Ordered one and it came without the option for footstraps so changed to the Naish Hoover. 7.6x30x120l crossover with the Surfwing-L.
The board looks gorgeous and quality.
As far as i can see, it looks like an really good SUP board with not too much rocker so getting it up and go shouldnt be a big hassle.
I Windsurfed it wednesday on a lake with a 6.1 m while the 15kg lighter guys were using freeride/racegear with 7.0-8.6 sails and I was planing/flying most of the time :).
Still learning how to control my height with footpressure instead of depowering the sail, but it felt rather easy…till i wanted to jibe :LOL:
Its like re-learning a lot of things over again, but I had heaps of fun with it.
The only downtrade so far is the 55cm mast and that Naish can,t delliver a 70cm before feb. 🙁 I hope I got this solved by ordering a GONG 80cm mast that comes with the same specs as the Naish (and Takuma).
My phone was dead, but nex time I post pictures 🙂
I have KS3 from 16,17, 18 and KSS in 6.1 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.3 4.0 3.4 and sailed the Qu4d a couple of times and imo it is really a matter of taste and preference.
The KS3 is the more grunty and feeling faster direct and forward pulling one while the Qu4d has the Cof E slightly higher up in the sail and feels a bit more composed.
I don’t do freestyle so can,t judge that but sailing in the waves in Holland (very much like you see in Sylt) or proper waves like Cornwall, Ireland, Capetown I prefer the KS3. A thing I really love of the KS3 is the combo of low end power and above average handling while you CAN almost completely depower it on a wave ansI liked it on a foil set up a lot because you can rig it really powerfull but depower it when flying.
The mast sizing isn’t ideal.
When I started with a 5.2-4.6-4.0 I needed a 400 370 and 340 masts for that.
When picking smarter you can bring that back to 2 (5.5-4.9-4.3 for a big fella of 4.6 4.0 3.4 for a lightweight).
When you can wait and splash the money: the new 2019 has a X-ply luff panel offering a whole new level of visibility.
I guy I know who already has them described them as a bit more direct and almost sailing as light as the KSS and was shocked how much more you can see through the new luffless window and really worth the investment.
It doesnt work for me 🙁
Always cold in the winter.
On the positive side, I can handle the warm weather better as most.
I have 2 WitchcraftTri fins and all kind of K4,s and MUF fins.
The Scorcer is a great fin for me for high wind, for everything else I prefer a Stubby as centre.
The stubby offers a bit more lift, more grip and drive.
Basically the scorcer feels like a 1-2cm smaller Stubby, but well powered on speed it is FAST, feels slippery and well mannered/confidence.
Hi Alex and Ronnie,
Thanx for the tips.
Due log-in issues that seemed to disappeared I couldn’t respond, but its well appreciated.
At the moment I, serious looking at the JP Surf-Slate8.2 2019.
I really loved the 2018 and it felt smaller and more lively as the size suggest+ the have a version with the double US box foil option, masttrack and strap.
I paddled shorter boards up to 7.2, but I like my gear for now around the 8ft mark and somewhere between 110 and 130l (with 188x92kg)
That board could replace one of my current boards and in combo with the neilpryde Alu-carbon Glide Surf foil expand both SUP and windsurf range huge :).
The new NP Glide-Surf should be windsurfable at lower speeds( wich is fine for me) and supable, so a great combo for fooling around on the sea without dragrace ambitions.
Sailing mainly in side-on to onshore i kinda love them..and still don,t own one.
I sailed the first Fanatic Stubby 88 and the newer one in 82 and like you describe they are quick, turn very short and keep speed at places a trad board wouldnt or lose soo much speed that it became ugly…but almost all the stuff i can do with my flextail as well, but with more grip.
In a way I liked the slippery-ness (is this a word?)of the first stubby and the ability to slide out in mush wave in the the topturn at will, but on a proper day they just lack too much on rails grip for me to make it work as an allround-board.
With an unlimited budget I would own such a board in a 105 and 88l, but keeping the toys a bit limited and don,t want to give up on rails-carving ability I stay to more trad compact boards like my Witchcrafts.
a lot of foilboards are quite wide tailed.
Does anybody know how small you can go with the tail?
Asking because I have a carbon Starboard Pro8.5 SUP and thinking about converting it to a wind/supfoil board.
My biggest sail is a 3 batten 6.1 KS-Spyder so it won,t be raced.
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