> Hi, i have the above equipment.
> I have problems in using it : the board is permanently spinning out
> and turning upwind.
> I have 24 and 22 cm fins and the pb remains the same.
> i have tried the most front and back position of the mast on the board
> and the front one improves only a little the behaviour.
> Does any one has idea on how to tune this??
> I have heard that other boards (AHD 255 II, ACE 252) do have
> frequent spins out. Is this also the case for this F2 255 board?
> If this is the case, which waveboard may be more accessible?
> May be the combination of the sails and the board is not good:
> The F2 255 is very no-nose and the sails are very mast long and boom short.
surf rag pinpoints the spin outs of the AHD and Ace waveboards down to
fin (both use the same seraial fin). I can't comment on that from
However i rode the F2 Wave 255 (with North Sails, i think it was a 5.0
Zeta and 5.5 or so Vertigo) and a rather large (around 28-30 cm,
i don;t remember exactly) convertible style fin (i rented
the board on Hatteras in the beginning of the season and it was the only
decent fin the shop had for us box. Besides that hands up for the shop,
Kitty Hawk in Avon).
To me the board diod not feel very nonosey, no problems with spinout
( I'm a lightweight at 140 lbs. however, the baest would be far too
as a real waveboard for me). I found the board to be very easy to ride,
very easy even relatively tight radii, good jumper , maybe even a tad
after a while. Definitely not a "hard to sail skate style" board.
So you might consider trying a larger fin or (this is what i use right
now on my
custom) a slotted, stiff small fin. The later still may get an
"micro spinout" but is very easy to recover. I also found fins with a
profile to be easier to handle / recover after a stall than thinnly
(which are a bit faster on the straight line but that's not the purpose
of a waveboard)
You could also try to lower the boom a bit to increase preassure on the
this should reduce spin-outs as well.
Or improve your technique, i know
that most of my spin outs are due to pilot error, not equipment
+ If you spin out when landing jumps, nose first landing or turning off
while airborne helps.
+ If you spin out in choppy conditions straighten the front leg, keep
leg slightly bent, "stand on the board". The stance on a waveboard is
than on a racing board.
+ If you spin going upwind: Larger Fin or weight more forward.
+ Spin out in turns / jibes: More "feeling", don't kick the board into a
push gently first and then tighten the turn if desired, keeping your
the board and knees soft. possibly a smaller fin.
+ If you are new to such short boards: Keep on practicing, sheet in
Another idea would be to try the sails on another board and see if you
same difficulty there. If you don't do already, downhaul the ***out of
and also give them a fair amount of outhaul - badly trimmed "baggy"
also increase sideway pressure and spin outs.
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