As mentioned in earlier posts, I recently had some awesome light wind wave riding sessions.
This was also due to some pretty damn good pieces of gear I put my hands on. Specifically:
- a great board
- a great fin
- a great sail.
Today's review is about the board. The reviews of the other two components will follow soon... stay tuned.
I my search for the holy grail of light wind wave sailing, I've been testing a bunch of big wave boards lately. Finally I put my hands on something that got me stoked from the very first wave. The reason is that in this case I didn't have to adapt my style to the fact that it was a BIG wave board...
In fact, I ride it the same way I ride my smaller boards and that's something remarkable, considering that I can easily uphaul (both feet at the water level... my weight is 70kg/154 pounds), float through the lulls and yet rip on the wave.
This video has been shot in very, very light wind conditions. The board is so floaty for my weight that I didn't even need to rig my biggest wave sail: a 5.5... the advantage of having a lighter 5.0 with a shorter boom was huge.
Have a look, because I believe that the enthusiasm that you can feel in my live comment is more explicit than a thousand words...
Here's the board.
By the way, I have now enabled the comments again, but with my moderation. That means that the comments won't appear directly, but I will have to approve them.
I need to test this system, so I encourage you guys to post comments and let me know what you think and if you have specific questions about the board.