80-85 liter board

80-85 liter board

Post by Justin Mille » Tue, 27 Jun 2000 04:00:00


I am looking to get a board in the 80-85 liter range.  For use with 5.8-4.0
sails.  I weigh 165lbs at 6ft tall.  I have an F2 AIR 265 and would like the
board to compliment this nicely.  Primarally used as a bump and jump board
and some freestyle (I want to get a forward loop) and some wavesailing.  I
live in maryland and don't have much of an oppertunity to demo equipment.
Some of the boards I have looked at are the Naish 8'5", F2 axxis261, and
Fanatic RIP 258.  If I could get some opinions about these boards and any
other boards that would possibly work would be greatly appreciated.

JM

 
 
 

80-85 liter board

Post by Andrzej Porzyck » Thu, 29 Jun 2000 04:00:00

I use Naish 8'4", smaller brother of 8'5".
This board is just pure blast to sail in surf.  Deals nicely with white
water, very sensitive  to foot pressure, stabile in air.
I see number of guys sailing Naish wave boards here (South Padre) and noe
has complain but praise.

Andre

 
 
 

80-85 liter board

Post by J Mille » Fri, 30 Jun 2000 04:00:00

As always getting advice on boards is like opening a can of worms, everyone
has their different likes/dislikes etc etc, for us in Australia I find the
price of the Naish boards a little out of reach,  but I'm not sure what you
would pay in your part of the world. One board that has seemingly become
very popular around my local beaches for your type of use is the RRD Wave
Cult 255 85 lt. It is a great bump and jump wave board, while still holding
it's own in the down line wavesailing action stakes, I have a RRD 258 MPE
which is the more wave oriented design.
If you get a chance have a look at one of these they are a very nice board.

Jamie


Quote:
> I am looking to get a board in the 80-85 liter range.  For use with
5.8-4.0
> sails.  I weigh 165lbs at 6ft tall.  I have an F2 AIR 265 and would like
the
> board to compliment this nicely.  Primarally used as a bump and jump board
> and some freestyle (I want to get a forward loop) and some wavesailing.  I
> live in maryland and don't have much of an oppertunity to demo equipment.
> Some of the boards I have looked at are the Naish 8'5", F2 axxis261, and
> Fanatic RIP 258.  If I could get some opinions about these boards and any
> other boards that would possibly work would be greatly appreciated.

> JM