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S27 Crossover

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Created by kato 1 month ago, 21 Apr 2022
kato
VIC, 3117 posts
21 Apr 2022 10:17AM
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Just purchased a Naish Crossover after much thought . There was a debate on if it was worth having a board that could do it all. My reason for this board is I want to learn foil and eventually on waves but not really with a wing.. Yet . I hope to use the windsurfing component of the board to learn foiling before SUPFoiling into waves. I'm 87 kg and spend a lot of time in the open ocean with a Naish Hokua 140lt so dropping down to the 7' 115 lt Crossover was a challenge.
First time out was 3-5' open ocean and the board was way too small and my skill and ambitions got mixed up . A lot less drag on the leggy when I was getting smashed as the board is so small.
Second surf was 1-2 ft reef break and much better to find the skill to stay on the board. Got a few waves that I was happy with, the board turns and surfs well with it quad set up. A real skatey feel on the backhand. Might upgrade the fins down the track to give it a bit more bite. The board is reasonably stable with fins but doesn't have the glide of the large board so I'm taking off deeper than normal. Despite a low rocker line it handed the waves well.Really happy with these first sessions and can't wait for some wind to try the foil side on things.

kato
VIC, 3117 posts
2 May 2022 3:23PM
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Bit of an update. Getting better at staying on top but still giving the surfers a laugh at the splash downs in the line up. Managing to catch a few waves and with some larger fins getting better drive of the bottom. Tried the foil today, better stability with the keel in the water . But just couldn't generate enough speed to pop the foil up. Bigger waves I guess. Hopefully wind on the weekend so I might try windsurfing with it. Steep learning curve ATM but enjoying the journey

DavidJohn
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2 May 2022 10:50PM
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Great board.. What foil are you using?

kato
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3 May 2022 3:25PM
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DavidJohn said..
Great board.. What foil are you using?


GoFoil with a Kai wing and tail from Woz. Guided by him for what to use and so far he's on the money ??

kato
VIC, 3117 posts
8 May 2022 5:54PM
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Finally got the board , foil and sail together with a 10-15 kt wind. Took about an 1/2hr to get the feel of it before letting the board rise out of the water. WOW it's very different being up in the air with no bumps and when it's really high Arrrrrrrrr. No major crashes of hurt but lots of splashes, maybe this is a summer sport to try . In the lighter wind my control was good for 200m before touching down but as the wind picked up control was a bit iffy. The touchdowns were good with not many nose dives. The board handles great for this beginner and I could pump the board /sail back into the air in the light wind. By the end I could drive it up and down wind. a bit . The foil would start to vibrate just before lifting up but smooth in the air. Really happy with the whole crossover board concept and I'll keep playing with fins v foil stuff



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