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Re: Foil board advice

Postby Flyboy » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:29 pm

JoseTumaco wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:30 pm
Thanks, Really good advice up here, any other is wellcome
I really don't feel that what foil board you choose is that critical a decision. I would go with what's easily available to you locally at a decent price. Better if it has a track (unless you go with a very small board) & bootstrap inserts (if you want to use straps) & that it is durable.

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Re: Foil board advice

Postby Kitehume » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:49 pm

Shinn Sunburner 112cm.
Bomb proof. Easy foot positioning when starting. Because of low volume.
Not super light weight. 3kgs.

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Re: Foil board advice

Postby DAnderson » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:54 pm

A mid-size may be more forgiving, until you dial in transitions. I thoroughly enjoyed the red t38 @ 80kg, less the leaking strap inserts. It seemed to pair quite well w/ the 633.

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Re: Foil board advice

Postby MattyM » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:58 pm

You mention the T22 but not the T35. I have the T35 which is such a sweet little board. Remarkably easy to get going on for a pocket board. Plus of course it has a rail mast mount.
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Re: Foil board advice

Postby grigorib » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:40 pm

New Slingshot Dwarfcraft 100 is awesome and big enough for 633. I recommended my friend 3’6” Dwarfcraft Micro and he learned from zero on that board with 693s wing under.
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Re: Foil board advice

Postby elmarco » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:49 pm

I'm in love with my Airush team foil board 121 (3'11") 14.5L
It's Carbon Innegra, bomb proof and super light!
Perfect size, small, but not crazy pocket small.
Still has a bit of volume to help in low end.
comes in at 6.2 lbs, which is lighter than the dwarfcraft 110, and the airush has more volume than the SS 110.
I do have a softspot for Airush, but the team board I can confidently say they really hit the nail on the head with this one, highly recommend it.
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Re: Foil board advice

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:59 pm

Agree elmarco, such a board and size is also what I find the very best allround and for high winds :thumb:

Smaller pocket boards are fun in the summertime, but no advantages, only downsides.

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Re: Foil board advice

Postby JoseTumaco » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:24 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Agree elmarco, such a board and size is also what I find the very best allround and for high winds :thumb:

Smaller pocket boards are fun in the summertime, but no advantages, only downsides.

8) Peter
Thanks Peter, I really apreciate your advice, can you explain a bit why you dont recomend boards less than 120 cm? I normaly kite 4 days a week at the sea in 10 knots with 12 M foil kite, so I want a nice board

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Re: Foil board advice

Postby purdyd » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:27 am

JoseTumaco wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:31 am
Please need some advice for choosing a board:

Singshot dwarfcraft...
Axis Tray...
I’ve had the dwarfcraft longer version

Have a dwarfcraft micro

And now I’m riding an axis tray 94

The advantage I see with short light boards is that you steer them instead of the board steering you,

The larger and more volume boards can be easier on the surface.

I have two friends who like to jump and they have longer boards which makes sense because they go fast snd tend to hit the surface more.

I like the tray 94 because it is wide and I noticed I was often hanging off the edge with my rear toes on my dwarfcraft micro. The width snd generous nose scope also make it relatively easy to pop the board onto the surface when it is light.

Slingshot has some new dwarfcraft models this year that look pretty nice.

Frankly all the boards you mentioned are nice.

Good luck!
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Re: Foil board advice

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:27 pm

purdyd wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:27 am
I like the tray 94 because it is wide and I noticed I was often hanging off the edge with my rear toes on my dwarfcraft micro. The width snd generous nose scope also make it relatively easy to pop the board onto the surface when it is light.
Interesting, I was the opposite.

I found the Tray 110 to be too narrow for my tastes in the rear -- my toes (shoe size 13) were over the edge, and the front a little wide. The DC 3'6" is about perfect -- just enough room at the rear.

Now I bet someone will measure them and tell me the outline is identical :D


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