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FloridaWindSUP

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404 ltd 14x25.5 for downwinding
« on: December 14, 2018, 03:39:07 PM »
Today I borrowed my buddy's 404 ltd 14x25.5 for a downwinder. Conditions were sideshore / slightly offshore 15-20+ kts with relatively small bumps less than waist high.

The 404 ltd worked really nicely for downwinding, and I got my best ever average downwind speed on a SUP.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2017298149/analysis

The board felt kind of intermediate between the ease of a big boofy downwind board like my 14x27.25 Fanatic and the quick but unforgiving 14x23 Riviera. Also, the 404 ltd was MUCH better in the rough water / downwind conditions than the older 404 v3 that I used to ride a few years ago. Big evolution.   

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Re: 404 ltd 14x25.5 for downwinding
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 03:53:07 PM »
Still love my 404 Go-Go in boat wakes, seaplanes, voodoo chop.

Downwinds well, surfs great, slow but even I stay standing.

Your LTD is much faster. But I suspect if we traded, you would still be way faster!

My 12'6" V3 needs a lake or a river. Glassy fun. Which we see once a millennium..
« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 04:24:43 PM by mrbig »
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Re: 404 ltd 14x25.5 for downwinding
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 04:59:28 PM »
Yes I am really liking all the new generation of wide nose boards for down-winding (Vapor, Maliko, 404, Blackfish......).
Last time I tried a classic dedicated down-wind board with a pointy noise, I could not quite jive it.
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