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FMX Racing Slalom Boards

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Created by Farang 2 months ago, 19 Jan 2019
Farang
26 posts
19 Jan 2019 12:15AM
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Nice looking slalom boards from Finian Maynard: www.fmxracing.com/

CAN17
182 posts
19 Jan 2019 6:22AM
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The boards look good, the foil board is similar to the starboard 177 foil board.

Wouder if it's colour will generate too much heat from the sun on a hot day. Or delam quicker from the colour. Especally when foiling and not being in contact with water. The jp 135 foil board is black aswell so wounder if owners of that board have had issues? I have not become good enough at foiling to have the deck heat up to a point where it is burning my feet.
I have nothing against black boards just raising the question

col5555
WA, 306 posts
19 Jan 2019 7:12AM
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The construction seems next level. More reinforcement in the usual areas that get heel dents. But that color in Australia hmmmm !

NelsonFoils
171 posts
19 Jan 2019 7:45AM
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col5555 said..
The construction seems next level. More reinforcement in the usual areas that get heel dents. But that color in Australia hmmmm !


So is the price ....

mark62
259 posts
1 Mar 2019 8:43AM
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Found this picture





Sparky
WA, 851 posts
1 Mar 2019 9:12AM
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A general question.... are all these boards from different manufacturers actually different? A full on slalom board from RRD or the isonic, or the simmers, or these FMX boards. I wonder if you had them all lined up and rode them whether you could tell much difference. Especially since the design has been very similar for at least 8-10 years? Do you just choose the prettiest one, or the one you feel has the best durability?

Mark _australia
WA, 18809 posts
1 Mar 2019 1:38PM
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I pick the one that's not black....

Sparky
WA, 851 posts
1 Mar 2019 2:50PM
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very good point!!

Mark _australia
WA, 18809 posts
1 Mar 2019 4:23PM
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^^^^ seems they don't realise too......doing themselves out of a quid.....

Imax1
VIC, 1723 posts
1 Mar 2019 8:06PM
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Mark _australia said..
^^^^ seems they don't realise too......doing themselves out of a quid.....


If they weren't black , could the air vent be left alone ?
Just ribbing cos I'm drinking raspberry moonshine

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1815 posts
2 Mar 2019 12:54PM
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Sparky said..
A general question.... are all these boards from different manufacturers actually different? A full on slalom board from RRD or the isonic, or the simmers, or these FMX boards. I wonder if you had them all lined up and rode them whether you could tell much difference. Especially since the design has been very similar for at least 8-10 years? Do you just choose the prettiest one, or the one you feel has the best durability?


As far as seeing a huge difference in performance, that would be questionable as most slalom boards a pretty good these days. But I do find that the feel and character of the board does vary between brands and it something that's usually noticeable as soon as you jump on a new board.

AUS1111
WA, 3275 posts
2 Mar 2019 3:21PM
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Sparky said..
A general question.... are all these boards from different manufacturers actually different? A full on slalom board from RRD or the isonic, or the simmers, or these FMX boards. I wonder if you had them all lined up and rode them whether you could tell much difference. Especially since the design has been very similar for at least 8-10 years? Do you just choose the prettiest one, or the one you feel has the best durability?



Some slalom boards are incredibly difficult to sail - even in a straight line, let alone gybe. I sure wouldn't buy one without trying it, having made that mistake a couple of times

As a rule of thumb, if it scares you, you probably won't be fast on it.

Speaking of sailing, it's windy! So I'm gonna go and do that right now

Sparky
WA, 851 posts
2 Mar 2019 5:51PM
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^^^ i didn't realize people on this site actually windsurf!

and when you get to the beach the first person you meet is Sparky! I hope you had a good session, it was very windy!!

AUS1111
WA, 3275 posts
2 Mar 2019 7:03PM
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It was sweet! early 20s and perfect for a 7.0 with full downhaul to power up a NICE slalom board.

Hope you had fun too - its pretty hard not to in those conditions.

Shifu
QLD, 1018 posts
2 Mar 2019 9:24PM
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I have black boards. It's not an issue.

Farang
26 posts
3 Mar 2019 12:39AM
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Sparky said..
A general question.... are all these boards from different manufacturers actually different? A full on slalom board from RRD or the isonic, or the simmers, or these FMX boards. I wonder if you had them all lined up and rode them whether you could tell much difference. Especially since the design has been very similar for at least 8-10 years? Do you just choose the prettiest one, or the one you feel has the best durability?


The prettiest one for sure - looks are everything !! I always leave ugly duckly boards for the others

col5555
WA, 306 posts
Wednesday , 20 Mar 2019 10:56AM
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Sound solid !



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