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Re: Foil board advice

Postby rnelias » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:38 am

After learning waterstart and gybes I've made the natural shift to a smaller board -- but kept the old and bulk board I've used to learn -- here in my country (Brazil) we don't have access to a bunch of brands and manufacturers as in the USA or Europe but we do have some smaller companies that make very affordable boards. My first choice was a pocket board that ressemble the Duotone Pace's design. 120cm in size x 14L and 2.6kg but this board does not give me much confidence as it seems weak. I've already had to fix some small cracks and decided to go for a new (and "brandy") pocket board. The best options I've found here were F-One pocket carbon boards, that I can't find much information in this forum (in fact, it's hard to find info about F-One foil stuffs in here...). I've just got the 120cm version of this board. Same weight of the previous one but seems to have less volume and is sturdy as a rock. I've not tried it yet and would like to hear if anyone has something to say about these F-One boards.

btw, my foil is also F-One (850 IC6 + 260 stabilizer) and I'm 1.85m weighting 72kg.

https://www.f-one.world/product/pocket-carbon/

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Re: Foil board advisor

Postby Trent hink » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:04 am

A guy I know busted his f-one 120, but he rides like crazy. Deck was delaminating very badly under his front foot.

I got a used (keep in mined used) 2020 slingshot dwarf craft 3’6” last year (about the same size and looking like new) and it is already delaminated under my back foot and has a crack near the rail that is spitting water when I squeeze it.

I ride strapless, and one of my friends recently remarked that I ride more than anyone he knows, but I only got the nerve to try jumping about twice.

For all that effort, you’d think I’d be any good.

Sure, I got it used, but not very impressive for any board that costs close to $1000 usd new, and I think I paid around $700 usd used.

You’d have a hard time convincing me that any fancy board is worth the price.

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Re: Foil board advisor

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:36 am

Trent hink wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:04 am
A guy I know busted his f-one 120, but he rides like crazy. Deck was delaminating very badly under his front foot.

I got a used (keep in mined used) 2020 slingshot dwarf craft 3’6” last year (about the same size and looking like new) and it is already delaminated under my back foot and has a crack near the rail that is spitting water when I squeeze it.

I ride strapless, and one of my friends recently remarked that I ride more than anyone he knows, but I only got the nerve to try jumping about twice.

For all that effort, you’d think I’d be any good.

Sure, I got it used, but not very impressive for any board that costs close to $1000 usd new, and I think I paid around $700 usd used.

You’d have a hard time convincing me that any fancy board is worth the price.
What year? I've got an earlier one that's cracked at the front of the track boxes. Apparently the layup wasn't very good in those years...I got it repaired, but the cracks came right back. I've ridden it that way for a couple of years now :D so it proved the small board concept to me, which was it's goal, and I want another one but if yours is a later year, I might hold off for a custom.

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Re: Foil board advice

Postby knyfe » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:04 pm

No problems with the dwarf to report on my side. Bought it used and had it for 2 years. All strapless (well with front hook) - no jumps.

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Re: Foil board advice

Postby Jugglajon » Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:10 pm

Love the tray. I was on 94 until it went missing. GF rides a 110 tray. With your level I'd be looking at the 110 tray. Loads of onwater support, light and stiff.

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Re: Foil board advice

Postby Flyboy » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:15 am

No problems with my 2019 3'6" Dwarfcraft. 2 years of use - probably around 300 hours on the water. I don't jump it.


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