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Re: Down-winder vid with super high camera mount.
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2012, 08:37:55 PM »
Coast Runner is almost perfect for most down-winding that is sub full on Maliko style imo - just too wide for me.

I want the speed that only a narrower board brings, a 25 or 26" Coast Runner would be perfect.

The Bill Foote Maliko 14 boards are fantastic boards and go to prove that you don't need massive rocker, they do require that you walk the board and feel very high up after the sunken standing position of the Ace.

I think a large part of the secret of the Ace is the narrowness, and the sunken standing position lets mortals get away with it, the current Ace is actually 24", same as Jeremy Riggs Maliko 14 (I think) but I'm sure his board feels much tippier than the Ace despite being a little fuller in outline in the tail. But for sheer surfing downwind fun, the ease of walking around the Foote board and the way it surfs it's awesome. Custom shapers like Bill can make exactly what you want, something no big manufacturer can ever do, Starboard is having a go, haven't counted how many 14' boards in the range this year but its quite a few!

And the weight factor is huge too in downwinding, sub 20 lbs for the latest Foote 14's...insane! No doubt fragile out of the water but for a custom thats fine.
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Re: Down-winder vid with super high camera mount.
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2012, 10:16:55 PM »
Yeah sub 20 sounds incredible.  It would make a 14 the board to have.

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« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2012, 03:26:43 AM »
Thanks to all for sharing thoughts on the ACE and CR. I will surely get a CR next year or so, it might help out with those bumpiest days on our north coast, while retaining the glide for early morning light upwinders.
I am sold with the ACE for bay, lagoon, south shore sessions. It's GO ACE! downwind prowess, taking off in any bump even in light winds, is unique. And, there's nothing like a narrow board with a low stance, what a glide !
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« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2012, 06:56:43 AM »
Thanks to all for sharing thoughts on the ACE and CR. I will surely get a CR next year or so, it might help out with those bumpiest days on our north coast, while retaining the glide for early morning light upwinders.
I am sold with the ACE for bay, lagoon, south shore sessions. It's GO ACE! downwind prowess, taking off in any bump even in light winds, is unique. And, there's nothing like a narrow board with a low stance, what a glide !
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Re: Down-winder vid with super high camera mount.
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2012, 08:19:26 AM »
awesome!
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« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2012, 03:23:53 PM »
Balance_fit, my thoughts precisely.  Love the ACE for flat water but its just too tippy for our standard downwind run.

When it gets too rough for the Ace, I would consider either the 2012 Naish Glide 14' or the Coast Runner. Haven't tried any of those 3 boards yet but that's just based on what I've heard from other owners. My dealer is getting its Starboard shipment in a few weeks so looking forward to trying out the new models.

Argosi, what is the difference in balance between the new Naish Glide and the old one?  How would you compare the tippiness of the new Glide vs. the Coast Runner?

We had the old Glide 14 and it got tippy in heavier water (we used it in the 2010 Molokai and hours into the race the fatigue really made it difficult on that board).  I'm looking for something a bit more stable than the Naish Glide (for instance, the SIC F-16 v.2 is more stable than the old Glide).

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