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Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby andersne » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:31 pm

Hi.
Which skimboard is best suited for use in choppy and light wind conditions?

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Re: Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby Chooch » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:46 pm

No such thing....all skim boards are gonna suck in chop due to their flat rocker line. If you want something that eats chop when powered then get a wakeskate.....but its not gonna work in light wind.

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Re: Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby eag » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:19 am

I've got a Nobile skim (which isn't really a skim, but almost) and it rides ok in chop. When edged hard it slices upwind pretty well. It's also super fun to ollie huge off the chop. The little fins do help in chop a lot.

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Re: Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby Air Padre » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:39 am

Slotstik skimboards are some of the best skims hands down. I have been riding mine for 3 years and it won't break. Super light and durable, but will also flex for forgiveness. Works great in light wind. As far as chop goes, I will try to pump the waves instead of plowing through them. It helps to maintain speed as well as save joints while kiteskimming.

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Re: Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby BrisKites » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:45 am

You will find the 2010 North skim good in chop due to it's flex.

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Re: Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby Konza » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:50 am

eag wrote:I've got a Nobile skim (which isn't really a skim, but almost) and it rides ok in chop. When edged hard it slices upwind pretty well. It's also super fun to ollie huge off the chop. The little fins do help in chop a lot.
Rode the nobile for some sessions and it really sucks in chop.

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Re: Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby pebbles » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:17 am

I love my Megaloaf from Rousch Creations!

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Re: Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby tautologies » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:52 am

I've been riding the surftech rousch...I don't think many skims are very good in the chop...it just isn't its nature. That said, I haven't ridden enough to say much about that...it is still fun though.

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Re: Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby Coloradokiter » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:17 pm

I have 3 Skimmies and have ridden quite a few others but I'm still no expert so here's my worthless opinion. Most all skimmies will work fine in chop. It's more in the riding style than the board. You just don't want to be lit up like you would on a twin tip. Slow things down and the skimmy is a blast in chop. Ride the waves and use them for ramps to get a great skateboard park type of feeling. I just got back from a small trip where all I had was my Vicotria Ultra board and I was ridding in 2 to 3 foot super choppy conditions and had a blast. Most people were out on 12m+ kites and TT's, but I just slowed it down and used a 9m and all was great. It's more important to find close to the right size. To big and it bounces a lot,, to small and you need to much power. Rocker does help a little more in the chop but again if you slow things down a pretty flat board works well too. The biggest advise I can give you is to probably stay away from anything with Carbon in it, then it becomes a bit harsh on the knees. Some flex is really nice in all conditions. Stay way from the beach store cheap wooden things that warp. Look at any of these: Rousch, Victoria, Wave Zone, Zap, Slotstik, any good quality board will give you plenty of fun!! Good luck.

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Re: Which skimboard for choppy conditions?

Postby Katya Red Sea » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:12 am

normally all skimboards are good in light wind, and they are not designed for choppy, so its all about personal preferences!

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