Experiance with F2 250 and 255 wave wanted.

Experiance with F2 250 and 255 wave wanted.

Post by ramo » Tue, 01 Aug 1995 04:00:00


I am looking for a new waveboard.

Ramon

 
 
 

Experiance with F2 250 and 255 wave wanted.

Post by Colas Nahab » Tue, 01 Aug 1995 04:00:00


writes:
|> I am looking for a new waveboard.

please include more info. At least your weight, expertise, conditions
(frontstyle/backside) wave height and sail size...

nothing is more different from a waveboard than another waveboard.

Personally, If you are competent in waves, I'd suggest strongly something
with many finboxes to experiment. for sails < 5.0, I'd recommend a tri-fin
or twin-fin.

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Experiance with F2 250 and 255 wave wanted.

Post by ramo » Wed, 02 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Hi colas, or anyone else,

I am 1.85 meters, 80 kilos, good enough, sail in waves from 1 to 6
meters, frontstyle and backside, with sails from 3.3 to 5.0.

I allready have a trifin board(F2 revolution), witch I like, but it
realy needs a lot of wind, and it is not verry fast.

But what I realy want to know, has anybody got some experience with
the F2 wave 250/255?

I would really apreciate it.

Thanks,

Ramon

 
 
 

Experiance with F2 250 and 255 wave wanted.

Post by Colas Nahab » Wed, 02 Aug 1995 04:00:00


writes:
|> I am 1.85 meters, 80 kilos, good enough, sail in waves from 1 to 6
|> meters, frontstyle and backside, with sails from 3.3 to 5.0.

well, seems you are competent enough to try a modern-style board

|> I allready have a trifin board(F2 revolution), witch I like, but it
|> realy needs a lot of wind, and it is not verry fast.

well, this is not the kind of tri-fin I had in mind. The F2 dates back
from the era with one big central fin and very small side fins quite
forward. I am speaking of a more "surf-like" tri fin. my center fin is
17cm side are 13cm, quite all on the tail as a cluster.  Modern shapes has
less tail rocker than the old ones, so they are basically faster (but with
huge scoops to prevent pearling). These are more lively too.

In my experience, tri or twins makes your board quite loose and you are
free to drive it entirely by the rails without fear of the fin
interfering. In overpowered situations, just put your board where you want
to, and drive on the rail, a pure pleasure.
In underpowered conditions, getting on a plane and especially going
upwind can be a pain

|> But what I realy want to know, has anybody got some experience with
|> the F2 wave 250/255?

I only saw the reviews for the 255 which all said that it is a sane board,
with quite a lot of volume, so it was best targeted to 80kg+. If you want
a board that is early to plane, that should be it. They say it is not the
most lively one, but this is up to you. try to demo one, I know most shops
will allow you to rent it before buying.

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