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Larger wave boards

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Created by goldy68 4 months ago, 12 Sep 2020
goldy68
QLD, 117 posts
12 Sep 2020 2:28PM
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I have a JP Fusion SUP that is great fun sailing small waves. The only thing I miss is straps.

I've seen the OES wave boards go right up to 130l, but I was just wondering if anyone knows which large manufacturers make the biggest wave boards (in L).

Doesnt need to be "versatile" as I have other boards for other stuff.

Thoughts?

Matt P

Mark _australia
WA, 20165 posts
12 Sep 2020 1:31PM
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The OES is well regarded and I certainly agree. Not aware of any factory boards over about 110L

Its not hard to scale up a waveboard and I found my 82, 92 and 100L ones that I scaled up to around 115L works really well
The hard part is always the balance of early planer vs wave riding ability. Float n ride is easy (conventional waveboard made fat) but to get it to plane earlier and still ride well is harder. Can't go too wide.... slows the planing down.

AlexF
330 posts
12 Sep 2020 4:51PM
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Goya Quad 114
Goya One 115 (wavy Freewave board)

I used the 2018 One 116 and the new 2020 One 115.
The 2018 felt "in size", the 2020 feels bigger due to the new shape with more width and volume in the tail. Still nice turning on a wave but I think about selling it and getting a One 105 instead, because the shape is so powerful that the 105 should work nice as my light wind waveboard for my 90 kg.

philn
344 posts
12 Sep 2020 9:55PM
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Starboard are saying that their 2021 Kode 125 L and 135 L boards work well as wave boards for big guys.

Grantmac
615 posts
13 Sep 2020 1:30AM
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philn said..
Starboard are saying that their 2021 Kode 125 L and 135 L boards work well as wave boards for big guys.


I wish they had put a foil box in those. Talk about an awesome crossover.
I use my 2007 122 Kombat for foiling and light wind wave sailing, these new Kodes are the closest board to that one in production.

Gestalt
QLD, 13214 posts
13 Sep 2020 7:36AM
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i was pretty happy to see the 135lt kode when the 21 range got released.. great looking board.

I probably wouldn't have built my own big board if the kode was available last season. for a while there i was looking around for a 2nd hand kombat.

Grantmac
615 posts
13 Sep 2020 5:40AM
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My Kombat is really beat up. So I'm probably going to drop a foil box and some thrusters into it just to see how that works.
If the board breaks then I can cut the foil box out and reuse it.

philn
344 posts
13 Sep 2020 10:46AM
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Severne is releasing a 125 L Dyno too. Wonder which one is better - Dyno vs Kode?

Mark _australia
WA, 20165 posts
13 Sep 2020 3:31PM
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Its annoying when they say their FSW is a good waveboard for big guys.
No its still a FSW, and thus still not a pure waveboard.

Of course some FSW are more wavey and its refreshing to see things like the Dyno being made, and the change to thruster in boards like the Goya One.

But pure waveboards over 110L are pretty damn rare

Gestalt
QLD, 13214 posts
13 Sep 2020 6:42PM
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NXS on the sunshine coast makes a 120 - 125lt quad pure wave board. he has sold a couple to locals.

barbarian
NSW, 210 posts
13 Sep 2020 7:22PM
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I have a starboard reactor 112. It is an outstanding lightwind waveboard. It turns tight, but as soon as it is windy i switch to my smaller board.

Imax1
QLD, 3137 posts
14 Sep 2020 2:39PM
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Mark _australia said..
Its annoying when they say their FSW is a good waveboard for big guys.
No its still a FSW, and thus still not a pure waveboard.

Of course some FSW are more wavey and its refreshing to see things like the Dyno being made, and the change to thruster in boards like the Goya One.

But pure waveboards over 110L are pretty damn rare


Also id presume their not strong enough for a 100-120kg rider landing hard.

Mark _australia
WA, 20165 posts
14 Sep 2020 5:02PM
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^^ That's a good point too

Dcharlton
68 posts
18 Sep 2020 12:50AM
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114ltr Goya Custom 4. I was a big fan of SUP sailing in waves but when the 114 came around I realize I had my float and ride board.

OESaustralia
SA, 267 posts
19 Sep 2020 10:50AM
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Currently building a 135 L waveboard [236 cm x 76 cm] at the moment. This board is a Wave board and not a Bump and jump board with its wave board rocker line , bottom concaves , thin out rails and hidden volume in the centre line of the board.





OESaustralia
SA, 267 posts
13 Nov 2020 1:30PM
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Just finished this 135L Wave Pro









gmitton
SA, 1354 posts
13 Nov 2020 9:32PM
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I got excited thinking this was about boards for larger waves ??

LeeD
2127 posts
14 Nov 2020 3:47AM
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For lighter wind, yes.
For bigger waves, narrower-maybe longer.
Of course, it depends on our definition of "bigger waves".

LeeD
2127 posts
14 Nov 2020 5:52AM
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Big guys need floaty, quick turning, easy to bank wave boards.
This concept was ignored thru the '80's, '90's, early 00's, and lightly touched in the latter teens.

philn
344 posts
29 Nov 2020 12:26AM
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Awesome onshore wave board, loving it.


Gestalt
QLD, 13214 posts
29 Nov 2020 7:17AM
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awesome. could be time for a review post..



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