So I've been reading up on all the topics on the lightwind waveboards, and am thinking of getting one for those days that the wind is really minimal and I want to go out on my 17m (7/8 kts --> 13 kts). If the wind picks up and it handles nicely in chop, that's a big plus, because things get pretty choppy where I kite too. Conditions are often onshore and mushy waves, so upwind and early planning are very important. So far, based on what I've read online, the North nugget, the SS space pickle, or maybe the F-one Fish are boards to look at... If I understand correctly:
- the nugget is awesome for these conditions - especially the 2013 model was incredible for going upwind and early planning. However, what about the 2014/2015 versions? Also, what size would be best for 75kg rider, keeping in mind the absolute low end?
- the SS space pickle seems to be a good contender as well, and I've read somewhere that it is pretty damn close to the nugget 2013 model. Would a 2014 SP be more efficient at upwind/early planning than the 2014/2015 nuggets? How does it compare riding-feel-wise to the nuggets? Will be testing the 2014 SP next week hopefully.
- the F-one Fish seems like a good contender as well, but i'm not sure it's completely in the same category light-wind wise when compared to the other 2... It looks sweet though
So basically, which of these 3 boards will be best in onshore light winds with mushy waves, with a focus on upwind and early planning performance?
Thanks in advance for the feedback!