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Re: Looking for a true resistant directional board for strapped jumping

Postby JuanLoteta » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:01 pm

After 15 uses and many jumps I can say that slingshot celero 2019 is a true resistant board, there are no signs of any damage
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Re: Looking for a true resistant directional board for strapped jumping

Postby ELI » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 pm

Good to hear

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Re: Looking for a true resistant directional board for strapped jumping

Postby TheRussian » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:56 pm

Sadly, SBs just dont last if really jumped (i.e. regularly 15m+), aside from inevitable heel dents, the fin boxes develop stress cracks &/or eventually the board just fails.

I have a mint 4’10 Naish Pro Naish mutant (from 2003) and never use it, but get custom mutants based on the same outline & rocker - small mutants are great for boosting, as you can hold a lot of power with the fins/rocker & just about ok for waveriding.
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Re: Looking for a true resistant directional board for strapped jumping

Postby Flyboy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:29 am

TheRussian wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:56 pm
Sadly, SBs just dont last if really jumped (i.e. regularly 15m+), aside from inevitable heel dents, the fin boxes develop stress cracks &/or eventually the board just fails.

I have a mint 4’10 Naish Pro Naish mutant (from 2003) and never use it, but get custom mutants based on the same outline & rocker - small mutants are great for boosting, as you can hold a lot of power with the fins/rocker & just about ok for waveriding.
As I have described in the past, I have a custom SB built in 2008. It's 4'10", quite flat rockered, planes early, is very fast, & great in chop & smaller surf. It also jumps great & has inserts for 3 straps. It's also strongly built & relatively heavy. I would describe it as half way between a small (ca. 2003) directional & a proper modern kite surf board. A fantastic board for the kind of waves most people encounter most of the time. After 12 years of use & travel it is still absolutely solid - no heel dents, no cracks. Small & (relatively) heavy is the key.

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Re: Looking for a true resistant directional board for strapped jumping

Postby TheRussian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:09 am

Flyboy wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:29 am

As I have described in the past, I have a custom SB built in 2008. It's 4'10", quite flat rockered, planes early, is very fast, & great in chop & smaller surf. It also jumps great & has inserts for 3 straps. It's also strongly built & relatively heavy. I would describe it as half way between a small (ca. 2003) directional & a proper modern kite surf board. A fantastic board for the kind of waves most people encounter most of the time. After 12 years of use & travel it is still absolutely solid - no heel dents, no cracks. Small & (relatively) heavy is the key.

Small SBs are nice - I have 4'10 Quad Peter Trow by Stretch customs that has a flat (tow-in) rocker - & although it has very heavy construction, it is just not as tough as the mutants (which are either full carbon or double thickness TT construction) & for me it does not boost as well - fine for 12-15m, but not as controllable as the mutants in edging for higher boosts.

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Re: Looking for a true resistant directional board for strapped jumping

Postby Janus » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:20 am

My old Naish Global Wave 5.7 still holds up fine, no wear of jumping.
It has crashed my knee last year when I screwed up a "landing".. (read dropped down from height) nothing happend to the board.. still recovering the knee..

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Re: Looking for a true resistant directional board for strapped jumping

Postby TheRussian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:41 pm

Agree - Globals are great - I have the old white/bamboo 5'5 - but I am very wary about jumping it, particularly after creasing my lovely Naish Gun !!!!

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Re: Looking for a true resistant directional board for strapped jumping

Postby peppedurso » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:33 pm

Did you check Appletree Surfboards?
www.appletreesurfboards.com


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