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SUP foil board size
« on: July 27, 2019, 06:59:04 AM »
am considering buying a SUP foil board, but am unsure of proper sizing. specifically, does the foil under the SUP provide additional stability at stand-still, allowing you to go smaller in size? or is my current standard SUP board a good model for what i need in a SUP foil board?

it seems smaller is always better in foiling, but if using something like a wing kite, being able to stand on the thing with foil down is still as much a factor as with standard SUPing. there are a lot of 6-ish foot SUP foil boards out there, but i doubt i could stand on any of them with my 205 pounds.

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 07:27:55 AM »
The foil adds stability so you can go shorter than the standard sup. If you get something between 6'-7' foot with 123 liters or more, you should be fine. The naish hover 125 looks like a great example shape for beginners and bigger guys.

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 01:16:06 PM »
Not sure where you are, but I think this is a near new setup a guy I know is selling.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/spo/d/malibu-kingss-72-sup-foil-paddle/6943702703.html

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2019, 01:53:50 PM »
wow that is an awesome deal.  if i was just starting out i would jump on that.  Dave makes great stuff

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 09:22:16 AM »
No way a 205lb beginner on a 125l board!  Blue Planet Surf has a nice video on YOUTube about volume & skill level.

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 01:28:50 PM »
123L at 205lbs (93kg)  (30 L over or a ratio of 1.32)  is doable. Beached has some surfing talent.  I am 194lbs or so (88kg). the first time out on a wing and foil I thought the same thing as beached being on a 6'5" jimmy lewis flying V which was 115L. So for me that board was 27 L more or weight to float ratio of 1.3.    I was worried about the stability and I was in 1 foot chop.  It was honestly no problem.

Just found a video of the down under guys talking about this almost exact topic.


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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2019, 02:02:14 PM »
No way a 205lb beginner on a 125l board!  Blue Planet Surf has a nice video on YOUTube about volume & skill level.

my current smallest non-foil SUP is 8'0" Smik with 118L, which is a bit challenging but doable, so 125L seems very doable. But obviously it's not just about volume. I'd like to go as short as possible, but in that 120L+ range.  But a 6-ish foot board versus an 8 foot board will have front-to-back stability issues (while not up foiling). encouraging that ninja tuna found 6'5" no problem. 

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2019, 07:15:39 PM »
A lot of companies are rolling out their 2020 lines right now, so if you can wait a month you might not be kicking yourself later.
I know Blue Planet is rolling out their new generation of foil boards that pack a lot more volume for the size. I believe the biggest size will be 6'2 x 28.5 x 5.8 x 142L. Other companies might have some surprises in store too.

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2019, 12:32:38 AM »
I am looking for a foilboard for my daughter to foilsup with paddle or wind wing.
She is about 60 kg /130 lbs.
Her normal sup is 7'3 x 24 about 70 liter...
My Jimmy Lewis 5'11 x28,5 104 liter is too big for her, but that is the smallest ...

I was thinking  5'5 x 24 70-75 liter , no custom builders nearby unfortunately.

Any suggestions?

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2019, 12:57:02 AM »
Blue Planet makes a 6'0 70L prone foilboard that might work.

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2019, 01:05:54 AM »
Blue Planet makes a 6'0 70L prone foilboard that might work.

Thanks , a lot cheaper than the Blue Planet Foil sups,
But it will probably be a lot more expensive in Europe.
I also wonder if the rails are much more vulnerable than the rails of the boards that are meant to be used with a paddle?

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2019, 10:08:36 AM »
I'd imagine, but the one I have in carbon is pretty solid. Rail taped and deck pad installed it might be fine. You'd have to contact them about international shipping.

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2019, 10:27:35 AM »
Go custom : Compact shape (as short as possible), I think a little recess deck is a good option, this is what I have on my Brawner 52foilco shaped in San Clemente (I actually do the file on shape3D for Brawner).
KT and Freedom have really nice boards as well.

For production board, looks like Kalamaperformance boards are really good, Naish have some new models as well for 2020.

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2019, 10:45:01 AM »
Blue Planet makes a 6'0 70L prone foilboard that might work.

Thanks , a lot cheaper than the Blue Planet Foil sups,
But it will probably be a lot more expensive in Europe.
I also wonder if the rails are much more vulnerable than the rails of the boards that are meant to be used with a paddle?

Hoi soepkip, take a look at www.takuma-concept.com, they already have very good foil boards in their program this season,  are very innovative  and not expensive, I think it's worth to waiting for the 2020 collection (available from August what I heard)
I have the 710" BX hybrid, looking for a 2020 5,5-6,5 footer Wingfoiler with ~120-145 liter.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2019, 10:53:23 AM by Lazz »

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Re: SUP foil board size
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2019, 12:54:50 PM »
I am looking for a foilboard for my daughter to foilsup with paddle or wind wing.
She is about 60 kg /130 lbs.
Her normal sup is 7'3 x 24 about 70 liter...
My Jimmy Lewis 5'11 x28,5 104 liter is too big for her, but that is the smallest ...

I was thinking  5'5 x 24 70-75 liter , no custom builders nearby unfortunately.

Any suggestions?

+1 on custom or Kalama Performance. 

2020 Kalama Performance boards have arrived in Europe with similar volume, looks like smaller more refined shape and a bit wider... looks like there is a 5'0x26.75x87L.  https://www.kalamaperformance.fr/products?fbclid=IwAR09DTJ149-iuMoY-KjoYShb0yryVp8OtKZz8Kkyk4ZHNDfDo8i8a5OLuY8

 


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