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Takuma Hybrid Windsurf Sup board BX 7'10" review
« on: October 25, 2017, 01:25:04 PM »
138 liters.  7'10" by 30" by 4.5"\

Got this to replace 8'2" Vesl surfing sup that is around 125 liters.  With the Vesl I cannot balance well enough when I am paddling around, especially if there is any chop.
 
Today was very choppy but the Takuma was much more stable so I was fine.  The extra foam made it much easier to catch waves,  but the angle of the foil also helped.  With my old board there is a small area where if I have my weight there the foil engages a little to help when catching a wave.  The area is toward the back where the board is less stable.  The Takuma was both more stable when my weight was back and it also had a larger "sweet spot" where the foil helped get into waves.  I am guessing the excess rocker in the old board changed the angle of the foil more as I shifted my weight forward and back.

There is a lot of upturn in the nose.  When I saw it I thought they had over done it but it worked great.  Between that and the 138 liters I was able to repeatedly continue riding after falling off foil.

One unexpected bonus was when I got up on foil it felt way more solid.  I was able to muscle the board around more when things weren't quite right.  I think the flatter top helped a lot, also the pad had good grip.  The guy at Houston Kiteboarding told me that the flat top would help with balance.  I didn't understand at the time but now I do.
Also I like to move my feet around some when on foil and it was much easier with this board. If I moved my feet to a bad spot I was able to keep adjusting until I was happy.

Very happy with my purchase.


« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 01:33:07 PM by opie »

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Re: Takuma Hybrid Windsurf Sup board BX 7'10" review
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 08:56:10 AM »
Are you the guy who bought it right from under my nose?!  ;D Ordered it and the guy said he went looking for it and they sold it! So now I'm waiting for more to come in.

So stoked!!!

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Re: Takuma Hybrid Windsurf Sup board BX 7'10" review
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 03:28:53 PM »
Only if you ordered two weeks ago.  I had an excruciating wait.

10/08/2017 04:01 PM Pickup Request Received.
10/09/2017 01:12 PM Shipment was picked up
10/09/2017 06:31 PM Appointment Pending
10/13/2017 02:19 AM Trailer dispatched from HUMBLE, TX to LIVERMORE, CA
10/14/2017 02:13 AM Trailer Closed - ready for dispatch
10/17/2017 09:00 PM Trailer arrived at terminal in LIVERMORE, CA
10/17/2017 11:00 PM Trailer unloaded at terminal in LIVERMORE, CA
10/18/2017 09:35 AM Trailer Closed - ready for dispatch
10/18/2017 05:00 PM Trailer dispatched from LIVERMORE, CA to ELK GROVE, CA
10/18/2017 07:00 PM Trailer arrived at terminal in LIVERMORE, CA
10/18/2017 07:00 PM Trailer unloaded at terminal in LIVERMORE, CA
10/20/2017 02:00 PM Appointment set for delivery to consignee on 10/23/17
10/23/2017 09:15 AM Shipment out for delivery
11/23/2017 03:00 PM Shipment delivered to consignee

But I feel better now.

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Re: Takuma Hybrid Windsurf Sup board BX 7'10" review
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 05:04:21 PM »
Maaan! I ordered on 10/6 ... that board should be in my hands right now!
LOL Small world and even smaller SUP foil market. :)

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Re: Takuma Hybrid Windsurf Sup board BX 7'10" review
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 08:41:38 AM »
So you want to talk about excruciating wait? I finally got my board yesterday!  :D It was personally delivered by Phil from Houston Kiteboarding! I guess these guys felt bad that I had to wait so long and offered the white glove service. Love getting a board delivery by people who ride and not a random truck. SO STOKED! Can't wait to get this baby on the water!



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Re: Takuma Hybrid Windsurf Sup board BX 7'10" review
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 09:12:07 AM »
It is beautiful, but a five month wait... holy smokes! 

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Re: Takuma Hybrid Windsurf Sup board BX 7'10" review
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 09:50:17 AM »
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