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Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby palmbeacher » Sat May 16, 2020 5:43 pm

Hi,

I have been riding a Slingshot Dwarfcraft Micro for the last year which I really enjoy, but I am keen to get something a bit smaller. I have a Lift 110 foil and a set of Drifters and Peak4 kites. Any recommendations which brand pocket board I should pick?

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby slowboat » Sat May 16, 2020 6:27 pm

Kanaha: Mucho Macho or Pro Macho
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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby jakemoore » Sat May 16, 2020 6:36 pm

The new little crazy-fly boards look pretty sweet. They have just a little convex on the bottom. Very nice shape. My foil has a box and I'm hooked on one screw assembly but they look optimal if you are using a plate foil.
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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Adventure Logs » Sat May 16, 2020 6:36 pm

Groove make some really good boards. I’m having them build me a custom Wave, 100x45cm, concave deck, and full carbon composite. Can’t wait till it gets here.
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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby BJkitesurf » Sat May 16, 2020 10:00 pm

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Jfactor » Sat May 16, 2020 10:11 pm

I’m riding the Axis Tray 94. It’s a really great board and impressively light at 2kg. Feels quite solid too. Very happy with my purchase and I’d happily do it again.

My only complaints are that it’s a tad wider than a few of the foil bags available on the market. It also has a bare carbon finish which looks excellent when brand new, but after it has some real use, the scuffs dull that shiny carbon very easily.
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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby riddim1 » Sat May 16, 2020 11:23 pm

Checkout CarbonCo Foils from Australia.

https://www.thecarbonco.net/

Great exchange rate AUD to USD at the moment.
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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby windmaker » Sun May 17, 2020 7:45 am

There is no such thing as best, just preferences or circumstances, and as such, this post will be a long list of different brands.

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby palmbeacher » Sun May 17, 2020 6:36 pm

Thank you all, those are some great suggestions. I am looking to custom order a CrazyFly board.

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Trent hink » Sun May 17, 2020 7:46 pm

I like the dwarfcraft. The main thing i like is the concave deck. I can't say exactly why, but i'm stuck on it and even a flat deck just does not feel right.

Which other brands offer a concave deck?


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