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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby NNOwind » Thu Jan 11, 2024 5:41 pm

Exactly, so why not build it yourself
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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby tkaraszewski » Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:20 pm

Waterstarting that looks like a pain.

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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby lifeinthehood » Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:59 pm

mati wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2024 1:32 pm
nixmatters wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2024 12:41 pm
nixmatters wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2024 10:43 am
@mati, larger than what you're after, but definitely a great deal at @750 + shipping. Demoed few times, like new condition.
If anyone is interested PM me and I'll hook you up with the guy selling it.

https://www.mioboards.com/p/mio-the-dee ... raps-130cm
Sorry, I couldn't resist not posting this!
The MIOboard is the same model/size 115x38 what Alex Soto is heavily absusing on a daily basis.

https://www.facebook.com/woosportskite/ ... J6Mw459Knl
It looks awesome! I checked up this board too. But unfortunately for my poor pockets, at €1250+straps+shipping it cost almost 2 times what a Nort Spoon mini or Newind 108 cost.
The Pump mini version (92 cm) is €680 which is super tempting to me except that I already have too many boards.

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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby Windigo1 » Thu Jan 11, 2024 7:17 pm

tkaraszewski wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:20 pm
Waterstarting that looks like a pain.
Yeah I would like to see a video of a waterstart on this minimalistic board in very light wind!

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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby Trent hink » Thu Jan 11, 2024 10:42 pm

If moderately powered it should be no big deal at all.

I believe I stopped "taxiing" to start and gybe at maybe two or three years into learning to foil.

Loop the kite, and I'm instantly up on foil.

If it's not enough, then I just rig a bigger kite.

So, a wacky looking board like the ones NNOwind has depicted is all you really need, except if you are groveling to ride in the lowest possible wind.

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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby NNOwind » Fri Jan 12, 2024 4:41 pm

tkaraszewski wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:20 pm
Waterstarting that looks like a pain.


Video unfortunately only with sabfoil, but there is no difference
that was the first one, now it has become easy

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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby tkaraszewski » Fri Jan 12, 2024 7:44 pm

NNOwind wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2024 4:41 pm
tkaraszewski wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:20 pm
Waterstarting that looks like a pain.


Video unfortunately only with sabfoil, but there is no difference
that was the first one, now it has become easy
Hah, video seems to confirm it was a pain. :)
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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:29 pm

It seems a bit sketchy to jibe on that one - but of course one CAN do it yes.

Even on my less than 90 cm skimboard with no volume, waterstarting caaaan be a bit tricky - so absolutely no advantages apart from the fun of doing something which at first seemed impossible, but later it worked fine.

Still just for the fun of it, eventhough it didnt make any sense :lol:

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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby airsail » Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:35 pm

I have the Naish Microchip, it’s only really usable in stronger wind as you need to be up on the foil immediately, no taxiing. You also need to use a larger area foil wing, this allows you to pivot from water start to foiling without taxi. The 633 is perfect.

But, it’s a really fun board to ride, and cost bugger all. I haven’t tried the Macrochip but it should be easier to live with.

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Re: Super cheap but good board - board prices are insane

Postby lifeinthehood » Fri Jan 12, 2024 9:44 pm

airsail wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:35 pm
I have the Naish Microchip, it’s only really usable in stronger wind as you need to be up on the foil immediately, no taxiing. You also need to use a larger area foil wing, this allows you to pivot from water start to foiling without taxi. The 633 is perfect.

But, it’s a really fun board to ride, and cost bugger all. I haven’t tried the Macrochip but it should be easier to live with.
I have the Naish Microchip as well and it took me quite a few sessions to get used to waterstarting. But even after I got that down, it has almost zero forgiveness in touching water. If it touches the water surface at all you're going in. In choppy conditions this was kind of annoying.

At first I thought it was just the length that made it challenging. But later I got an 81.32 cm (32") board from SRFC2AIR that was extremely easy to ride. It recovers quite well too. There are two major differences that I think make it a lot easier. 1) It's wider - 39 cm (vs 34 cm) and 2) it has a decent nose rocker (at least 2"). Bit of a shame that Naish hasn't tweaked the design a bit to make it both travel friendly AND easy to ride.
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