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Weigh your unwrapped surfboard please if you do airs

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:32 am

With fins wax and pads please

I am noticing that there is a surfboard weight that is too much for unstrapped floaty airs .. where you fly high in the air and can keep it on your feet facing the wind.

I have snapped so many lightweight boards that I love so much ( firewires.. soo light!(, but it is unsustainable$

I have full pvc sandwich board that is bullet proof ( even snapped my leg in half a few years back) but it is too heavy despite being a 4'11

Gathering info/ opinions on max weight for my next board.. a custom..

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Re: Weigh your unwrapped surfboard please if you do airs

Postby longwhitecloud » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:04 pm

Ok so far

Firewire tomo 5'3 3.03kg with fins and decks

Custom full pvc wrap 4'11 3.65kg with fins and deckpad


You got to consider the projected area of the board when flying into the wind too.

The more area at the same weight the more force pushing back on your feet.

I have found huge differences between boards good for unstrapped boosting.


I know what I want but need it to stay in one piece.

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Re: Weigh your unwrapped surfboard please if you do airs

Postby jonysan » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:04 pm

Maybe consider the F-One Magnet Carbon, 2.3 Kilos.

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Re: Weigh your unwrapped surfboard please if you do airs

Postby longwhitecloud » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:44 pm

2.3? That is insane! I wonder if that is deck only.

Oh.. I just saw the price :-0

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Re: Weigh your unwrapped surfboard please if you do airs

Postby bjw » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:56 am

Smook in Melbourne is doing a Vacuum bag 1.8kg or normal range 2.3kg.
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Re: Weigh your unwrapped surfboard please if you do airs

Postby windmaker » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:53 am

My F-One Slice 5'1'' carbon 2.8kg. 2 years of strapless freestyle and jumping, no issues, not even heel dents.

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Re: Weigh your unwrapped surfboard please if you do airs

Postby peppedurso » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:01 pm

My Appletree Luke’s Leaf Carbon is 2.9kg complete with FCS T1 pad, Dakine front pad and a set of Future Control Medium.

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Re: Weigh your unwrapped surfboard please if you do airs

Postby Slappysan » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:43 am

Light boards are so much better at strapless airs in < 30 knots, I keep tabs on the weights of all my boards:

Exile DC 50.5 carbon skim w/ pad: 5.4 lbs / 2.45 kg
Wave Bandit Performer 4-10: 5.6 lbs / 2.54 kg
Catch 54 special thruster: 6.5 lbs / 2.95 kg
OR Jester quad w/ pad: 7.6 lbs / 3.45 kg
Catch Stump 5-0 quad: 8.2 lbs / 3.72 kg
Shinnster w/ Launchpad: 9.2 lbs / 4.17 kg
Cabrinha Secret Weapon 5-2: 9.4 lbs / 4.26 kg

That's what makes the Wave Bandit Performer 4-10 such a magic board, super light weight, soft on the body and only $150.


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