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The Foil Zone => Prone Foiling, Surf foiling, Pump Foiling => Topic started by: supfoo on October 13, 2021, 06:49:21 PM

Title: Max volume for prone
Post by: supfoo on October 13, 2021, 06:49:21 PM
Anybody have thoughts on volume for prone, what is too much? 86 kg rider
I want to try prone but donít want to spend the money on a board. I was going to try my 90l wing board, bad idea?
Title: Re: Max volume for prone
Post by: PonoBill on October 13, 2021, 07:04:04 PM
Why not? You don't have to sink to prone, though most do.
Title: Re: Max volume for prone
Post by: surfcowboy on October 13, 2021, 08:12:34 PM
We have a guy here who only prones on wing boards.

Get it!
Title: Re: Max volume for prone
Post by: Dontsink on October 13, 2021, 11:19:37 PM
Definitely give it a try,you already got the board.

I have proned a Naish hover 85l, at 5.2 it is not a super fast glidey paddler but it definitely gets earlier into waves than a prone and provides a very stable platform to pop up.

The drawbacks for me are:
-I cannot really duckdive it, in the small stuff you would normally use it it is no problem.But when it is a bit bigger it gets really corky ,add the foil pushing up and it becomes a handful to hold it.
-Less responsive surfing and way harder to pump out.


Title: Re: Max volume for prone
Post by: finbox on October 14, 2021, 07:53:20 AM
Hi,
You could use the large board to learn the catch the wave, pop up and fly - that pop up & fly part is what sup foiling is missing. But a true prone board will be much lighter and fly different. 
Can't hurt to try.
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