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.
> I am looking to get a board in the 80-85 liter range. For use with
> sails. I weigh 165lbs at 6ft tall. I have an F2 AIR 265 and would like
> 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.