Given the talk recently about large waveboards I thought I would throw in my 2 cents worth.
It seems the board brands are listening to the call for larger wave boards. Although I recall many brands had a large wave board from time to time over the last 10 years, it seems they always got dropped from the range with in a year or two as they did not sell well. I remember being told that no one wanted to put their money down, so the brands scrapped the bigger boards. Simple economics really.
Well we have all got a bit older and heavier, the winds have gotten lighter and the boards better and I see that big wave boards have made a comeback over the last year. I have been using a freestyle 98 ltr with wave fin on the light wave days but it just isn't as good for pure riding as a wave board although the volume is just right for the lightest days.
I have just put an order in for the new RRD wave cult quad board that is coming in 100 ltrs for next season (woohoo). I have sailed the 92 a bit lately and the drive in light winds from the quad fins was great for real turns on the junky waves. But that bit extra volume will be just like the freestyle board for floating out and grovel value.
I have really loved my 82 ltr RRD twin over the last 2 years and will be sad to part with it. However, the new 100 wave cult quad can also be used as a twin fin as well like just like the entire RRD cult line, so hopefully I can get the best of both worlds with a quad for drive when needed and a twin for other conditions.
This is the answer! loves the lightwinds and rides like a skateboard. I would have thought the compromise would be much bigger! With the right fins its still easy to loose the tail in cutbacks. The board doesnt stop plaining.
Nice board William.........how much do you weigh? what is the width of that puppy?
107 stone surf thruster yeeeooowww, just need time and waves to use it i like the 100 l rrrrrrdddddd quad