1234567Simon wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:49 pm
Maybe, I suppose you are right.
Right now I have got a big board (Celero 5.8. ): goes upwind like made, but does not turn for me...
So, I prefer to go the complete opposite way to try out maximum playfull and agil, with the least amount of foot pressure necessary to make it turning
Again, I do not need a board for light wind. If it is light wind, I have zero Waves.
Right now, from aprox 14kn I use my 7m on my Directional.
If you can find one that is not full of water, the 2011 or 2012 North (now duotone) "Whip" was the snappiest board ever. It was a quad only fin config, and stock fins on the 5'-8" were perfect, though not really the best at getting upwind. The diamond tail made me fall in love with that shape, though I use a fish now.
The ride was what I would describe as "epileptic", just ready to shoot off at a moment's notice if you weren't giving it some input. It also was the first quad I ever rode that seemed to initiate a turn before you actually committed to it - like it could read your mind.
One day, I'd like to get the board back from the guy I gave it to, and make a another near copy, just with only an inch of thickness (maybe only 3/4"), harder rails further forward, and bolt on fins so I can ride it shallow.
So look for a quad. I just quit looking for excitement on a thruster outside of double overhead waves.