Great for slalom sailors who need a tight connection to the board and for youngsters or women with smaller feet. Question I have is with the wider style boards are they floatier than the old ones? Needs 15 knots to go with a 7. Almost every serious windsurfer has a Freestyle Wave in his or her quiver for the high-wind days. I don't need something that i can uphaul but getting though lulls on gusty days without sinking up to my nuts would be nice. With smaller sail sizes it would not be an issue. I have a 75 Wave board and a 98 Freestyle, usually I'm ok, I usually do flat water and when I travel to the coast, it is full windswell, so the 75 works great.
It also makes handling very easy and effortless. The domed deck grants a comfortable stance for all foot strap positions. Likewise both are fun to jump and waveride, and both will turn their hand usefully to freestyle if required, particularly if given smaller fins. They accelerate in the flats, fly over chop and carve into wave faces. The ride of the 103 is lively and engaging without being too direct or intimidating — it certainly feels alive, yet its balance and control are not in question.
By contrast the Tabou is less comfortable for sustained blasting, but is very loose. I bought the latest 105l fanatic freewave team edition as my light wind wave board. A really wide board with a flat rocker will probably take considerably more even up to 7. It is also a very capable freestyle platform that pops easily and is more than capable of sliding through a wide repertoire of freestyle moves. The board is enhanced to provide plenty of power for early planning, high lifts and intense speeds, and at the same time it is accurate and responsive.
When the wind came up and we were down to 4. He found it much easier to push against the fins for jumping and that it was very loose when riding. I'm thinking about getting one of these boards but not sure what volume i should get. Whatever your reasons for buying may be, if you do end up choosing a board from this test you have a few very important decisions to make. To cover a wide weight range the Freestyle Wave is available in 78 to 112 liters volume and 56x232 to 64. It uses a dual V concave bottom design which increases the hydrodynamic ability and makes it glide smooth and fast. We were particularly lucky to have three highly able guest testers on this trip with a good spread of weights.
This season however, we have chosen to check out the bigger size for a change, partly to accommodate Paul, our new test team member who weighs in at about 85kg. Sometimes we find every single board appealing, albeit for slightly different uses or reasons. The freestyle-wave makes a great jumping board because it is relatively easier to get composed and accelerate quickly in the space between waves, and often easier to stay flat and tracking over white water. They are both fast waveboards that, unlike conventional waveboards, can work well in the waves with sails of 5. It also shines as a powerful, all-round wave board for lighter winds, heavier sailors or difficult conditions and then is great fun especially for huge jumps and fast carves in side to side onshore conditions.
In very flat water it should feel lively and fun but as chop increases it will get more lifty and bouncy and be less fun to sail. It works a treat in thigh high stuff. Offering all the traditional Freestyle Wave virtues, they now are even more agile and fun. Initiating turns is really easy. We have no problems with shouting about it when we genuinely believe certain products to be clearly more popular or more suited to their core usage. It is comfortable to sail, and I have sailed 5-6 hours and over 100kms in conditions like this that on my old equipment I would have been wrecked in an hour. For use in the same wind range, just cover the Mini Tuttle boxes with the plugs and use a 2cm bigger main fin not included than you would for thruster-use.
The 116 is 66 cm wide. These were three quite different boards. I finally managed to learn the Flaka using a Freestyle wave and the round rails in the mid - front of the board makes the spinning freestyle moves like spocks and grubbys a breeze - the rail never trips you up mid move. Volume is useful as a general classification and is easily understood for relating to body weight and grouping relevant boards. Just been test driving a 2010 pro edition fsw 102 ltrs, im used to sailing a 100ltr jp freestyle 2007. Any rider, regardless of skill and style can choose the perfect board to meet his demands. Also, I like to do a bit of jumping, and this board releases off small chop way better than any other board I have ridden.
Just be sure to invest in a variety of fins to really explore its vast potential. The 85L I ride feels great in pushloops and forwards and the carving ability makes aerial moves like shakas and shove-its flow really easily. The domed deck grants a comfortable stance for all foot strap positions. Would I still be able to uphaul on one of these? For example although nominally only 97L the Tabou 3S has a tail width of 40. Likewise they will only occasionally get used for serious waveriding even though, again, most boards certainly can perform well. Fittings: The straps are excellent although the wide inserts tend to suit wider rather than narrower feet.
It is one of the better riding boards with good flow and easy turning and the extra width and wide low nose gives it very good freestyle suitability as well. Over 37,000 Lessons taught We stock the very best brands for Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Stand Up Paddle and E-Bikes! Most of my sailing is 15-25 knots with a 6. The market is currently mad about waveboards and there are a huge number of varying designs aimed ultimately at a small minority of buyers. My friends with the 90L seem to love it, but I just can't really love this one. It is built on two main concepts: speed and accuracy, because that is just this type of rider needs, a fast and maneuverable board to perform all the tricks they wish to do on the waves. Typical profiles A typical 80L freestyle-wave might have 5mm tail rocker and 150cm planing flat.