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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:51 am

alowishus wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:34 am
Any metrics commonly used to describe foilboard rocker instead of aesthetics (what I mostly look at tbh!)

Would be different to a SB of course. I’ve seen (images of) pocket boards with none, continuous, 2 and 3 stage rocker. My DC being relatively thick with concave deck incorporates the almost all the rocker within the board thickness.
The screenshot I saw of my orange board had a "nose rocker" parameter for the CNC machine... But yeah, nose rocker relative to thickness changes the aesthetics. Thin boards have no option but to go full banana to get any rocker. Blech.

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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby matanshapira » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:12 pm

Turns out that the Oak3 is 2.5-3kg and won't necessarily keep the LF Impulse afloat.
Kanaha 37" sounds like the way to go

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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby TomW » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:52 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:49 am
Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:45 am
TomW wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Snip...
The narrower nose is good idea, I'm doing that now. I think noses can be even narrower...

Hmmm, why?

Of course it could be aesthetically beautiful if it looks like a surfboard or windsurf board, but thats it as I see it.
These boards use the full rails sometimes, when carving, so the rails and nose are essential in their design.

I would say the opposite for kitefoils, make the nose wider instead, and aggressive nose rocker (scoop) at the very front.

Look at hard carving hydrofoil pictures, it is not the nose that catches first :wink:

This way you can have an even shorter board (for travel or car purposes) that feels bigger and easier in touchdowns or waves, and not as pointy if it hits you.

8) Peter
Because that width ahead of your front foot *is* the first bit that hits the water, which tends to drag into the water. The narrow nose on the Surf Carrot doesn't do that, and is better for hitting chop at an angle. This is the first part of the carve, especially toeside into the face and especially with a short mast when the board is close to the water. The hard-carving photos you mention are probably after that particular phase of the turn and it doesn't matter at all.

And as I said, you can have more volume to the board and the mass isn't way ahead of the mast, so you don't feel it as much.

What I don't get is why people want such narrow tails on a foil board...I'd rather have the real estate to move my foot around.
I agree with Kamikuza. My wider nose balsa has a tendency to catch when pushing upwind. My narrower nose 105 is better. Now that I rarely touch down, I think pulled in nose is good idea.
It also reduces weight in forward part of board, and that has big effect on agility.

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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby slowboat » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:01 pm

The KS 37 is the best free ride board currently available. (based on my experience with and everything I have read).
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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby matanshapira » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:05 pm

slowboat wrote:
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The KS 37 is the best free ride board currently available. (based on my experience with and everything I have read).
Do you think a larger board is needed in the quiver for 8-10 knots sessions? (Cloud 10.4)

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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby robclaisse » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:13 pm

I haven't ridden it but a client had one of these Anton Custom Kiteboards and it looked pretty cool and it's really light, maybe around 1.2kg. Price isn't bad for anyone in Europe looking for an alternative to the KS boards which get expensive if you are getting it shipped over and then having to pay import duty.
https://anton-kiteboards.de/produkt/ant ... -skater-2/

Anyone else tried on of these?

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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby tswierkocki » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:18 pm

Over a year on my 42” Kahana Shapes and not a single bad thing to say about the board. Does everything I want it to do.

I’m using it with the Cloud 9 X24 foil

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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby TomW » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:26 pm

robclaisse wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:13 pm
I haven't ridden it but a client had one of these Anton Custom Kiteboards and it looked pretty cool and it's really light, maybe around 1.2kg. Price isn't bad for anyone in Europe looking for an alternative to the KS boards which get expensive if you are getting it shipped over and then having to pay import duty.
https://anton-kiteboards.de/produkt/ant ... -skater-2/

Anyone else tried on of these?
Those look nice. But the thru bolts with heads on deck are less so. Be better if they had embedded bigheads.

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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby slowboat » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 pm

matanshapira wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:05 pm
slowboat wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:01 pm
The KS 37 is the best free ride board currently available. (based on my experience with and everything I have read).
Do you think a larger board is needed in the quiver for 8-10 knots sessions? (Cloud 10.4)
Depends on the wing. With the Impulse, probably not. Once you ride the KS, you are never going to want to ride a larger board....seriously.
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Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Postby merl » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:00 am

robclaisse wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:13 pm
I haven't ridden it but a client had one of these Anton Custom Kiteboards and it looked pretty cool and it's really light, maybe around 1.2kg. Price isn't bad for anyone in Europe looking for an alternative to the KS boards which get expensive if you are getting it shipped over and then having to pay import duty.
https://anton-kiteboards.de/produkt/ant ... -skater-2/

Anyone else tried on of these?
Following! That is very light indeed, so one wonders about the stiffness...

Would like to see more links to these kind of custom boards...


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