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Wavedave38



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: freewave boards Reply with quote

I am looking for advice on freewave boards to get . I have had the fanatic traditional freewaves for many years and love them however since they stopped making them I have not been impressed with the freewave stubby they came out with as I tried it in cabarete. They tended to be really bouncy in the chop, constant spin out ,even with pressure on front foot. I wish they would decrease the tail width just a little.

Any thoughts and experience on any other brands in the 95 and also 110 range? Want a board that has thruster option.

Thanks
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JP Fsw is the standard.
Most other's supply their tris with too small main fin. For power, speed, and low end, a 23+ is often needed.
Now for smooth ride, look for double concave with some depth.
For response and speed, flat with slight V.
Check mast track placement compared to your liking.
I have Jp, 3s, Naish, and RougeWave 85 liter medium high wind boards so no new ones on the horizon.
They each have good and not so..
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rswabsin



Joined: 14 May 2000
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Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the following reviews very helpful for 95 liter boards. If you click under the "Tests" tab and scroll to 2019, you'll see they tested 105 liter freewaves this year.
https://www.windsurf.co.uk/test-type/95-litre-xb18/

I ended up purchasing the RRD FSW 90 liter size and couldn't be happier.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rode a '16 RRD fsw 90 right after my same year Firewave tri.
Tri can be turned harder, uses smaller main fin, and feels livlier.

Fsw might be faster.
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exocet cross boards are smooth and easy.

length is on or about 245 or so. check out the website on my signature lines below. cheers

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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cross boards are 95% as good as either slalom or wave, pretty damn good.
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tabou 3S CLASSIC not the 3S+. Fast easy smooth and fun. Tons of great reviews on this one....
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing a lot of Goya Custom Waves in the Gorge this year. Definitely more of a "freewave" shape.

Might be worth a ride to see if you have interest.

-Craig

p.s. I have no affiliation with Goya nor have I ridden one. Juts stating my impression.
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

p.s. with the market being ever so small, if i say anything untrue, it comes back right away. yes, we all sell our ideas and performance on these forums. seems as though anything anyone says prompts a bunch of nattering nabobs.....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://witchcraft.nu/boards/
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