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Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby kooshball » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:55 am

The title says it all, when shopping for a light wind board do I get more out of a big ass twin tip or a directional light wind board?

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Re: Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby airsurfer » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:47 am

Depends on what you want to do obviously but for best low end board that you can still carve go fast and do some tricks Airush Sector 60 or similar will get you out in the same winds as a foil board and much faster than most free ride foil boards. Different size and shape fins make this style board fun in a wide range of conditions including shallow water onshore wind and waves. For strapless Firewire Vanguard 5'6 North Nugget or Airush Slayer with a light wind kite all go pretty well.

In some locations with very shallow water lots of weeds or submerged objects a big twin tip is the way to go

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Re: Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby Hawaiis » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:14 am

Low windboards:
1. Hydrofoil
2. Race board
3. Alaia board
4. Surfboard
5. Twintip door

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Re: Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby alamos_kiter » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:16 am

A big skim would also fit in that list

Really depends what you want: dicking around in light wind flats / slop, maybe have to walk upwind again, then skim, surfboard are fun. If you want to glide, make way upwind and get that lawn mown, a raceboard or door is good. Alaia is somewhere in between.

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Re: Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:42 am

Hawaiis wrote:Low windboards:
1. Hydrofoil
2. Race board
3. Alaia board
4. Surfboard
5. Twintip door
Hmmm, almost - I would consider the Alaia to be kind of a skimboard though...

But you underestimate the twintiop door !

It will any time outrank a surfboard (apart from being the dullest thing in the world to ride), so I would say:

1. Hydrofoil
2. Race/Freerace board
3. Skimboard
4. Twintip door
5. Surfboard

8) Peter

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Re: Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby Dimitri M » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:10 am

It all depends what you want to do.
But if you are looking for a NON-FOIL board for light wind then a Skim board will be the best but again it's a totally different riding style. Or use Surfboard and go strapless.

Now if you are use to Twin Tip boards, then my suggestion will be to go with a wide Twin Tip board.
The length is not as important as the width. Plus in order to plane fast and have fun in light wind you want your Twin Tip board to be light, no much rocker, no concave and use small fins. Plus the tips need to be shaped specifically so it feels like a small board when you go to jump or land from a jump.

The OXYGEN (135x47cm) board is a good example. So make sure to test all these boards to see which one is perfect for you before investing in something.

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Re: Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby joriws » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:32 am

Well I can easily out-perform my Nobile skimboard with Flydoor xl. And I suspect that the king of the twintip-hill is flyrace with big adjustable central fin, could be very close to raceboard. But I've never tried that.

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Re: Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:31 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Hawaiis wrote:Low windboards:
1. Hydrofoil
2. Race board
3. Alaia board
4. Surfboard
5. Twintip door
Hmmm, almost - I would consider the Alaia to be kind of a skimboard though...

But you underestimate the twintiop door !

It will any time outrank a surfboard (apart from being the dullest thing in the world to ride), so I would say:

1. Hydrofoil
2. Race/Freerace board
3. Skimboard
4. Twintip door
5. Surfboard

8) Peter
There's no way, despite the extra volume, that my directional will go upwind sooner than the Flydoor. Probably coz I'm not as good as riding it, but I bet all that fin drag has something to do with it.

I think I've you're big or heavy, then doors aren't as boring as you little guys think :lol:

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Re: Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby John-B » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:43 pm

Shinnster - not the ultimate in lightwind but the most fun IMO 8)

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Re: Best non-foil light wind board; directional or twin tip?

Postby RalfsB » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:20 pm

If it must be really lightwind and can't be a foil, it must be a raceboard. It is by far better in light wind than freerace, alaia or anything else. And it is fun too; once you get riding, it goes fast.


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