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What size board & foil are you using for prone

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Created by Piros 5 months ago, 22 Jun 2018
fm1
WA, 50 posts
24 Jul 2018 9:39AM
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Looks great, what's the volume on that 5'6 please and what volume do you normally prone surf - thanks for sharing pics :)

BigSeppo
70 posts
24 Jul 2018 10:04AM
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Thanks FM! Man, I am entirely too large a human. I would guess the volume on this is just above 50 liters.

My shortboard is about 46 liters.

Honestly both paddle underwater for me. Gotta lose a few.

I can catch much smaller waves with the foil than without. Just a tiny bit of technique... Mostly starting low in the wave and letting the tail lift as opposed to paddling in over the back of the wave. Gotta get it pointed down the hill, and I'm good.


fm1
WA, 50 posts
24 Jul 2018 10:50AM
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BigSeppo said..
Thanks FM! Man, I am entirely too large a human. I would guess the volume on this is just above 50 liters.

My shortboard is about 46 liters.

Honestly both paddle underwater for me. Gotta lose a few.

I can catch much smaller waves with the foil than without. Just a tiny bit of technique... Mostly starting low in the wave and letting the tail lift as opposed to paddling in over the back of the wave. Gotta get it pointed down the hill, and I'm good.




Awesome, many thanks, great tips, been sup foiling and having fun so onto the next challenge :), thanks again, your board looks rad and wish you good glides :)

likuid
QLD, 309 posts
31 Jul 2018 11:58AM
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This is the rig I have been running for now .
Slingshot FSurf Foil w/ Infinity 76 wing and Simulator Soft Top 35L 5'6" Foilboard
will be switching down the the 4'6" 32L High Roller when it is released shortly

Jeffs256
NSW, 17 posts
1 Aug 2018 9:17PM
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After 6 months of loyal RMS foiling I'm stepping down a foot and 10 litres to Rex's new 5'0 superlite PU. Nice to have the lines from a surboard shaper, even if it's occasionally above the water.



OceanAddicts
QLD, 347 posts
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2 Aug 2018 9:32AM
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We are totally loving the new Naish Comet. This is Ollie on the 5 2" 35ltr Comet and the Naish Thrust Large wing. Im on the 5 6 Comet 38ltr as I like a like extra length to paddle in on.


All In stock now at Ocean Addicts. Give us a call anytime if you want to chat Foils. 07 53096624 Luke

3 Aug 2018 6:56AM
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I'm using the NEW Jimmy Lewis "Super Fly" prone board (first stock arriving in 2 weeks)... The new models & sizes are shorter, wider, thicker with bevelled rails making them more stable for take-off, easy paddle power & improved flight tie & turning...
5'0" x 19" x 3"
5'4 x 20 x 3 3 1/16"
5'8 x 21 1/4 x 3 3/8"








toppleover
QLD, 1410 posts
26 Aug 2018 8:15PM
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Prone board size recommendations for a 73kg beginner please, long time surfer & have been kite foiling for about 6 months.
Would like to get something that I don't grow out of too quickly - my regular surfboard is 32L.

paul.j
QLD, 2715 posts
27 Aug 2018 1:04AM
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easy and I am biased here haha 4'5 ONE Foil board fully molded full PVC crazy tough and nice and light comes with strap inserts and both foil box options so will fit pretty much any foil.

Still big enough to paddle and it does paddle well as we even just had Jake paddle into river bumps and DW 12km on it. It has nice chimmed rails with a small kick in the tail.

We make a 3'10 and a 5'6 and this is pretty perfect right in the middle and has the best bits of the two above boards.



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toppleover said..
Prone board size recommendations for a 73kg beginner please, long time surfer & have been kite foiling for about 6 months.
Would like to get something that I don't grow out of too quickly - my regular surfboard is 32L.


JB
NSW, 1906 posts
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27 Aug 2018 5:57AM
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This is an interesting topic, as I have have recently decided to go back a little longer with my prone foil board. If you can set up your foil board correctly (mount in a balance position), length is not as critical as you may think it is given all the media out there riding tiny boards.

I am riding the Naish Ascend 5'0" x 22.25 @40ltrs. Whilst this board is still quite small, it is much larger than the 4'8" I was previously riding (and with no issues either) or the Hover 127 (4') or Hover 112 (3'8"). I am 90kg and been foiling now for about 2 years. I like and understand the idea of going super short, but the weigh offs need to be taken into account. Since changing back up to 5'0", my wave count and session length have increased again (like they used to be in the 5'6" to 6'0" days ). I think there is also a lot to be said about actually using your positive swing weight.

Again a lot of this trim-ability comes down to the use of the track and plate mounting, it is mandatory IMHO. 50-100mm can totally change a prone boards characteristics. Increasing swing weight by moving the backwards makes the board far easier to handle more powerful waves and turn harder, tighter and is especially good for hitting white water (round houses & floaters), whilst moving reducing your swing weight by moving the mount further forward makes the board far more responsive to pumping and very lift positive (i.e. you will feel like you're keeping it down as opposed to bringing it up).

I usually say start at the back of your tracks and play as often as you can. I use a marker pen and put measures on my board and when I find a killer setup of a particular condition, I make note. This way I can enjoy perfection the next time I ride.

Anyway, board length. Go short by all means, just be aware of the weigh offs. I pump out, link up and can do everything as I could on a shorter board. Look at where you plan to ride, if it's a lot of paddling, definitely go longer (like the Naish Commet), if it's generally a short paddle with lots of pumping go a little shorter (like the Naish Ascend). Aim around your preferred fish or small wave board volume.

Ride safe,

JB

27 Aug 2018 6:41AM
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I totally agree JB...Between 5'0 & 5'10 is a perfect balance between paddling, flying & pumping...I'm only 80kg & generally only need to use my GoFoil Kai wing to get me back out or to my second wave but if it's tiny waves the IWA is plenty for my 5'8... But I am going down to the new 5'4" this week to compare the paddling difference...A lot of waves I surf have very long paddles back out...




blueplanetsurf
165 posts
4 Oct 2018 2:51AM
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We just received a shipment of our new prone foil surf boards. In this video we go over the three sizes, colors and construction options available as well as the design philosophy behind the shape and specials we have available.
These are the three sizes we have in stock now:
4'10 x 20 x 3.2 x 46.5L
5'4 x 21 x 3.2 x 54L
6'0 x 22 x 3.5 x 69L

Options are bamboo construction- colors are blue bamboo, red bamboo and natural bamboo and in full carbon we have blue/ white and red/ white available in limited supply. Board and foil package deals: $100 off if board and Rock Solid Foil are purchased together, $200 off if board and Blue Planet foil are purchased together. Online pricing includes free air cargo shipping to the nearest US airport and subsidized international air cargo shipping to anywhere in the world.

toppleover
QLD, 1410 posts
6 Oct 2018 4:46PM
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My foil surfboard will be ready soon, advice on tail pad placement would be appreciated.

6 Oct 2018 7:15PM
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A beautiful NEW Carbon custom 4' 10" Marlon Lewis design SuperFly foil board made by Jimmy Lewis for Jim Winniman on Maui that weighs in at around 7lbs (3.17kg) that he caught his wife fondling in the factory....Jim is 65 y/o & still ripping...








7-Nation Aust
QLD, 84 posts
9 Oct 2018 11:49AM
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Just had the first samples of these land in Oz - how's the contour on it!?

2019 Slingshot High Roller Surf Foilboard
sizes are
4' - 29L
4'6" - 32L
5'2" - 39L










AlexF
140 posts
9 Oct 2018 9:22PM
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Could all these surffoil boards also be kitefoiled?
I guess yes.

Beasho
111 posts
10 Oct 2018 1:45AM
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BigSeppo said..
Finally got to try the 5'6 today. Love it!



BigSeppo et al - How do you compare the Prone board to your (Blue Planet) SUP Foilboard?

You were the one who convinced me to go with Blue Planet. I have the 6' 6" and love it. I weigh 185 lbs / 85 kilos.

In Northern California we typically have surf from 4 to 8 feet. In 4 to 5 foot faces I am on the GoFoil Maliko 200 and then the IWA if it is regularly going to be 6 feet or more.

With regards to going Prone vs. SUP foil around here the joke (from Jeff Clark) is "Great you/they are going prone then more waves for me."



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