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86L Wave Slate vs 84L Jp FSW question.

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Created by Maddlad Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
Maddlad
WA, 353 posts
Wednesday , 11 Sep 2019 4:29PM
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Hello,

i haven't done much wave sailing at all, mainly slalom racing and foiling, so I thought I'd ask for experienced wave sailors opinions.

I have an older JP FSW 84 litre board that I've used for wave sailing, and I was wondering whether the 86litre JP Wave Slate would be a better board to upgrade to or whether they're two different things? If I do any wave sailing it will be in Perth or Mandurah.

Cheers
:)
M

LeeD
644 posts
Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 2:26AM
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If you want shorter, snappier turns, look at slate.
Long, drawn out, stick with what you got.

Maddlad
WA, 353 posts
Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 10:05AM
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Thanks Lee.

Manuel7
280 posts
Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 10:19AM
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+1 what year is your fsw?

Maddlad
WA, 353 posts
Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 1:34PM
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Manuel7 said..
+1 what year is your fsw?


No no idea really Manuel, but it's an older version. It's white with the orange and grey or black stripes on it.

Maddlad
WA, 353 posts
Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 1:37PM
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This one. The sail is different now


Mark _australia
WA, 19462 posts
Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 3:23PM
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Oh wow

verrrryyy different then.

Yours is the age where they were the most "freeridey" of the FSW boards so a Slate will be far more turny and such, possibly less comfy for fully lit in chop.

Given the very large difference I'd say try and ride a "normal" 2015-onwards FSW, and a stubby like the Slate, before you pull he trigger on that buy.

appleman
TAS, 421 posts
Thursday , 12 Sep 2019 5:36PM
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LeeD said..
If you want shorter, snappier turns, look at slate.
Long, drawn out, stick with what you got.


Now that's what I'm talking about.
Nice answer Leed.
Now your learning.
Sweet.
You old Yank Tank

Maddlad
WA, 353 posts
Friday , 13 Sep 2019 10:05AM
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Mark _australia said..
Oh wow

verrrryyy different then.

Yours is the age where they were the most "freeridey" of the FSW boards so a Slate will be far more turny and such, possibly less comfy for fully lit in chop.

Given the very large difference I'd say try and ride a "normal" 2015-onwards FSW, and a stubby like the Slate, before you pull he trigger on that buy.


Ok thanks Mark. I just saw one come up for a good price so I thought it might be a good chance to upgrade to something newer, but didn't want to do that if it was going to take me backwards.

Mark _australia
WA, 19462 posts
Friday , 13 Sep 2019 3:35PM
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I would not say backwards. In wave riding and not crazy overpowered you would find it really takes you forwards. Its just a Slate will be much more wave biased than what you have. Having both could be nice.
Just that it will be a very different feel so try and demo if you can I reckon.
IMHO..... its a feel thing so don't let me deter you

Manuel7
280 posts
Friday , 13 Sep 2019 5:52PM
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It'll be very different. More technical to plane and sail along in lighter winds, sharper snappier turns on a wave. Does your current board feels harsh over chop?

Madge
NSW, 172 posts
Friday , 13 Sep 2019 8:38PM
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The main difference is that the FSW would do longer more sweeping turns, where as the slate would do slashier turns but more off the back foot. I'd get a slightly older Goya quad, those board just work in any sort of waves and suit back or front foot turns.

Maddlad
WA, 353 posts
Saturday , 14 Sep 2019 7:52AM
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Manuel7 said..
It'll be very different. More technical to plane and sail along in lighter winds, sharper snappier turns on a wave. Does your current board feels harsh over chop?


Cheers Manuel. No not really, I use it as a high wind board in choppy water at times when it's 25 or 30 plus. I've now got a 95 Carve for I high wind blaster so I probably wouldn't use the fsw for that anymore.

Maddlad
WA, 353 posts
Saturday , 14 Sep 2019 7:54AM
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Madge said..
The main difference is that the FSW would do longer more sweeping turns, where as the slate would do slashier turns but more off the back foot. I'd get a slightly older Goya quad, those board just work in any sort of waves and suit back or front foot turns.


Thanks for your input Madge.



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