I have a "classic" that has a black label in the middle saying:
Tom Ludecke Design
It's a white PVC board. Sturdy. Very sharp rocker lines. May be between 125-135L.
Bougth it in 90-ties.
Is that a Bombora? Has anyone heard about it before?
I just broke 4 PBs with it, so go easy on the insults
it could be a bombora south pacific,they were around 290 long. the bombora exit was 280 long.
you could not do more than 26 knots could you?
I'm only a beginner, so 22knts for me today.
I'm pretty sure its a Bombora South Pacific II.
If you got an alpha 500 PB on it you are doing very well. Not the easiest board to gybe.
Have a look here- second last post mentions the orthagonal concept
( if your quick you could get another one on ebay....cgi.ebay.com.au/windsurfer-/260688452035
My first windsurf experience was 10 yrs old on a bombora dromedary at 8am in Bunbury at a sailing regatta as the world slept - my first dawn raid!!
Show us what you have- a pictures tell a mean story of loss betrayal and true love!
I like that other thread. Especially:
They weren't a bad board. At least the weight and flex smoothed out certain types of chop. They were also quite good if they ever fell off the roof of the car.
Mine is a 15kg in it's own right
If my Fanatic Shark touches anything abrasive, and the gelcoat is gone.
A very forgiving material.
It wasn't a bad deal. $120 for the board and a full kid's rig.
Sold the rig for $100, and still use the same uphaul rope.
I tried learning (waterstart, straps etc. ), on it and struggled. Then bought a Fanatic Shark 160L.
12 months later, I tried it again. Everything worked. Even my pathetic attempts to gybe were not worse than on the Fanatic.
Pics in the next response
It feels refreshing after being on a 160L board for so long. The fin is stuck, so no extra effort to fit the fin. The skin is resilient, so no need to fiddle with a bag.
If I like this board, it appears that I'm ready for the next size down. Pointman's Centurion was too advanced for me, so should have picked that Starboard Carve 135L Toby told me about
Well it definately isn't a Bombora South Pacific Mark I circa mid 80's (pink board in photo)
Doesn't look the same. A bit more sleek maybe. The board holes look different too.
The shape is more similar to the other board on your photo.
I'm quite interested into the volume of this board, as it will determine the what volume my next board is going to be.
Any knows what was the volume of the Bombora X-IT?
I'm about a 100Kg. The board is 15kg. With all the gear this board slowly sinks under me.
Its definately a Bombora South Pacific II. The II has very little in common with the original South Pac.
Good to read you are enjoying it. Based on this ad they are 135L in volume.
There were two X-ITs the first had the classic fin box. The second model had the powerbox finbox. Both are about the same volume, around 20 litres less than the South Pac II.
If you can track one down a Bombora 280 then thats a better board. Their rails are a bit softer than the X IT's. They don't have as much volume up the front either.
I had a Bombora 270 and it wasn't too bad for a mid 90s design.
He want $300 for it?
He would be lucky to get $100.
OK, so it is 135L.
As the board is 15kg it would be an equivalent to a 128-130L modern board.
As a friend tried it, I noticed it comes out of the water soon after planning, and stays on that narrow tail and gets fast.
I'll use it for a few months and see where it takes me.
Thanks a lot.
Its a Bombora X-it.
edit: nup, not sure what I was thinking...
It is not a Bombora.
It was made in the Sailboards Australia factory which made Bombora Sailboards.
But it is one of a line of boards designed by Tom for Tom Luedecke Design.
Bombora sailboards were designed by Mark Paul.