Thanks PF, yes I had a quick search - I am not a learner and have been foiling now for some time - I am just looking at other boards to expand my foiling experience to, as well as a more stable platform than my 130 x 42 present board, for transitions, playing in waves - I always like having a skim board in my quiver to mess around with on small wave days, so thought it might be easy to add 4 holes for my foil!!Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:38 pmSorry neptune262, it was not as easy to search as I imagined at first...
One long thread from this spring: http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2395407
One 2 year old thread: http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19 ... 3&p=903752
I can see a new Nobile Skim is 130 x 50.5 cm which is a good size, would work just fine when some experience and ready to live with it diving down under the surface if it is flat.
But not at all easy to learn on this - get something longer and thicker for learning, and with straps/hooks or something.
Let us know how you find it - haven't heard of any demo reports yet!!bigtone667 wrote: ↑Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:02 pmI had bolted my original Fish Foil to a Victoria Skim Board and it worked quite well until I almost snapped the skim board completely in half and lost the foil.
My goal in life is to find a board that will get me up and planing in the lightest wind possible (100kg!!) so I can then pop onto the foil.
I didn't really want to buy a large floaty board with lots of swing weight, so I started on the El Stubbo (too small), Shinnster (better), Jackson (still too small. too much rocker), Crazyfly door (pretty good but ugly), Victoria Skim (pretty good but mechanically weak).
Naish has bought out a skim board/foil board, Naish Hover 155. Slightly larger and wider than the Victoria, definitely more surface area than the Stubbo/Shinnster/Jacksons, very flat with some nose rocker. They used tracks to hold the foil, so you can move the position of the mast around.
Should get to try it tomorrow. But pretty sure this will be the light wind monster and the jackson will be the surf monster.