Naish 8'11" Your views please

Naish 8'11" Your views please

Post by Kev » Mon, 06 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I see this board is unchanged for this year, in the UK anyway.
I am 220lbs, pretty advanced and considering one of these for well powered
up conditions.
Does anyone have any comments regarding the overall perfomance and
durability of this board?
The fin looks small for much over 5.5 metre?
Thanks
Kev
 
 
 

Naish 8'11" Your views please

Post by MTVNewsG » Wed, 08 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Kev wrote<<
I see this board is unchanged for this year, in the UK anyway.
I am 220lbs, pretty advanced and considering one of these for well powered
up conditions.
Does anyone have any comments regarding the overall perfomance and
durability of this board?
The fin looks small for much over 5.5 metre? >>

The board is unchanged from 1999.  That's good...it's a great board...I've
owned mine for a year.
In my opinion this board handles the way it's been described in board tests in
all the magazines...fast but not the fastest, lively, good for both broad and
tight turns, and great in steep chop and waves.   I sailed at the Windsurfing
Magazine board tests last fall, and used the 8'11" as my benchmark.  The only
board I liked as much was the Fanatic Bee 94, which I found a bit tamer and
easier to jibe (a big plus in overhead waves).  For anyone who has got a lock
on planing jibes, I recommend the Naish.

The board is very light, and feels fragile.  That being said I've had mine for
a year, and have yet to nick it, and have heard similar stories from other
owners.
The fin it comes with is excellent for 5.5.  For 6.5 I recommend a 13-13.5"
swept pointer...I bought a 14", which is great for early planing, but too much
once I get going (I've used it to sail with a 7.5 on occasion...possible but
not loads of fun).

I weight 165 lbs, but know two large sailors (220ish) who love the board as
well.

I hope this helps.

Michael
US5613

 
 
 

Naish 8'11" Your views please

Post by G & R Murph » Thu, 09 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> I see this board is unchanged for this year, in the UK anyway.
> I am 220lbs, pretty advanced and considering one of these for well powered
> up conditions.
> Does anyone have any comments regarding the overall perfomance and
> durability of this board?
> The fin looks small for much over 5.5 metre?
> Thanks
> Kev

I am about the same weight as you and love this board.  I use it mainly with
a 6.0 Naish Edge, as soon as its 5.2 or better I'd rather get on my wave
board.  The fin is fine but if you want to sail on anything bigger than
5.5 - 6.0 you will want a bigger fin.

The durability factor is no different in my opinion to any carbon custom
board, it certainly measures up to the standard of my 260 JP wave board
which I have been thrashing for two years now with now complaints.

The Naish 8'11" is easily the best in it's class, definately go for it!

G Murphy
New Zealand
(Home of the Americas Cup)

 
 
 

Naish 8'11" Your views please

Post by Kev » Thu, 09 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Thanks for all the comments, both here and direct to me.
Sounds like a great board, that needs a bigger fin for larger sails and
requires looking after.
Picking mine up tomorrow night!

Kev

Quote:

> I see this board is unchanged for this year, in the UK anyway.
> I am 220lbs, pretty advanced and considering one of these for well powered
> up conditions.
> Does anyone have any comments regarding the overall perfomance and
> durability of this board?
> The fin looks small for much over 5.5 metre?
> Thanks
> Kev

 
 
 

Naish 8'11" Your views please

Post by Andrew Kenyo » Sat, 25 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Thanks for this. I am 90 kilo and wanting to replace my Ride 277 that
recently broke, for medium wind use until I can use 5.3 and smaller on my
trusty Fly 258.

From reviews, it seems to have a great combination of speed and looseness,
but I have not sailed one yet.

The board is apparently unchanged for 2000, although the quoted volume has
been upped from 100 litres to 102. According to UK importer SurfSales -
Graeme Fuller, this change is because the previous vol was based on the
blank, and now they measure it with an extra layer of spray foam and the
outer skin.

I am expecting it may not plane quite as early as F2 274 (see other posting
re 7.5m2), but UK sailors at least are reported to use 7.0m2 on 8' 11". At
least I have a large powerbox fin.

Can't wait.

Andrew
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Quote:
> > I see this board is unchanged for this year, in the UK anyway.
> > I am 220lbs, pretty advanced and considering one of these for well
powered
> > up conditions.
> > Does anyone have any comments regarding the overall perfomance and
> > durability of this board?
> > The fin looks small for much over 5.5 metre?
> > Thanks
> > Kev

> I am about the same weight as you and love this board.  I use it mainly
with
> a 6.0 Naish Edge, as soon as its 5.2 or better I'd rather get on my wave
> board.  The fin is fine but if you want to sail on anything bigger than
> 5.5 - 6.0 you will want a bigger fin.

> The durability factor is no different in my opinion to any carbon custom
> board, it certainly measures up to the standard of my 260 JP wave board
> which I have been thrashing for two years now with now complaints.

> The Naish 8'11" is easily the best in it's class, definately go for it!

> G Murphy
> New Zealand
> (Home of the Americas Cup)

 
 
 

Naish 8'11" Your views please

Post by MTVNewsG » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00

You can search for comments on the 8'11" using Deja.com.  But in brief, it's
close to the 277 Ride, a bit turnier, a little higher strung (and more
responsive) and very sturdy despite the light weight.  Some people sail 7.0's
on them, but I think 5.5-6.5 is where this board is golden.  The fin provided
is excellent for 5.5 conditions...for 6.5ish get a 13" swept blade.  

The board loves to jump, turns both tight and wide, and is a joy.  And I'm a
fan of the 277 Ride, btw.
Michael
US5613