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Sup foilboard size

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Created by dfoiler 31 days ago, 27 Oct 2021
dfoiler
15 posts
27 Oct 2021 8:03AM
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What volume would be ideal for a 55kg rider new to sup foiling with 5 years kitefoiling and 2 years wingfooling and an ok sup er
Is my 70 lt too small?
Cheers,Dean

eppo
WA, 8569 posts
27 Oct 2021 9:12AM
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Well a local rider here who is at the top of his game (been doing it longer than most anywhere) uses a 99L and weighs 80kG for reference. It also depends on shape, width etc. I'd look for 20L plus

Windgenuity
NSW, 490 posts
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27 Oct 2021 12:36PM
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I like to be comfortable. rounding up a bit 91kg @ 6'2" plus affects add 3kg, board 8kg wet with straps, foil 4kg = 105kg. I like 125ltrs, SO as above, agree 20L plus if comfortable. Have ridden as small al 40L no problems, but just hate the lulls and swims in, enjoy large journey's and lessor risk when offshore.

Ride safe.

JB

tinka
QLD, 61 posts
27 Oct 2021 3:46PM
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dfoiler said..
What volume would be ideal for a 55kg rider new to sup foiling with 5 years kitefoiling and 2 years wingfooling and an ok sup er
Is my 70 lt too small?
Cheers,Dean


67kg Naish hover 5' 2" 85 litre really comfortable

Youngbreezy
WA, 808 posts
27 Oct 2021 10:34PM
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Tinka your sup paddling a 5'2" and its comfortable? That is crazy short!

tinka
QLD, 61 posts
9 Nov 2021 4:29PM
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Youngbreezy said..
Tinka your sup paddling a 5'2" and its comfortable? That is crazy short!


The s26 naish hovers are so stable as there volume is in the last 2 thirds of the board (standing area) and the profile is Quite similar to a typical surfboard shape . I've had a 95 litre hover 2 years previous and loved it ,but i got to the point where i needed to go smaller ,the s26 boards are perfectly balanced a quite easy to paddle out in surf ,gets a bit tricky foil supping in onshore winds over 20 knots but then you are either kite foiling or wingdinging ,and i also find the ultra carbon boards bullit proof and pretty light wieght.

Dpap
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9 Nov 2021 3:23PM
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Youngbreezy said..
Tinka your sup paddling a 5'2" and its comfortable? That is crazy short!


Started on a Quattro wing drifter 5.6 and by the end of spring it was already too big and stable sold it and went for a 5.4 or a Kalama 5.0 both 90 lt but no luck finding one ..ended with a Takuma 5.6 witch is the most unstable and useless volume distribution ever really hate this thing so length has nothing to do with stability....

nzfoiler
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9 Nov 2021 5:28PM
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Its not only length, but hull shape and width the matters too. Had a first gen Armstrong 5'11" and have just got a custom that looks very similar to the current armstrongs (was shaped by the guy that does some of armies proto boards). Its same volume, 6' and 24" wide, so nearly 3" narrrower than the first gen. Also the chines are probably 1/4 of what they are on the current version. Both boards are very similar in terms of stability. Which was a real surprise. I guess the outer 1" or so wasnt really doing much on the first gen boards with their huge chines.
And the straight tail has really helped the board get into the wave earlier, with the only downside that it doesnt let the board come up on to foil as easily. I run my axis foil along way foward in the box.
Id be interested to hear how much people think they a sacrificing in terms of paddle speed into a wave as they go down below 6'.
Every reduction (from 8' to 6'5" to 5'11") for me has meant very noticable decrease in early wave catching, which is ok in the fat and mushy but when it get pitchy, its another story.
oh.. im 80kg and 6'1"

Dpap
31 posts
10 Nov 2021 4:35PM
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Definitely when it gets bigger you need length but length kills stability when on foil it comes on the conditions and what one is willing to sacrifice...
I Sup surf mostly mushy wind swell so for me it is the shortest I can get but it is not the rule ...

11 Nov 2021 10:55AM
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Going to agree with JB on this one do not rush to go down too small.. I am 6"1 and 88kg riding 6"5 x 28 115ltrs . Have tried smaller and can do it if conditions are good but out in the reef with back wash from rocks and the wave drawing the water off the reef this size works
as you know if you are not centred and balanced on take off it's over!!



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