F2 Spice 116

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F2 Spice 116

F2 Spice 116 freestyle slalom board
Carbon technology,
Curtis Carbon 34cm fin

$425

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Re: F2 Spice 116

Clayton, this, not the Flow, when you are ready. So much easier. Biggrin

You may want to ask Langdon about his Go for those first non-daggerboard sessions, though.

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You most likely will spend less time in the cold disrespectful water learning with the Go.
And it will plane up...

Let me know if you want to borrow it

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webguy wrote:

Clayton, this, not the Flow, when you are ready. So much easier. Biggrin

You may want to ask Langdon about his Go for those first non-daggerboard sessions, though.

Not trying to hijack this post, but I’m curious why a board such as this will be much easier than the Flow? The volume is similar (116 vs 120), though it looks to be distributed differently. And the width doesn’t look to be too different (64 vs 59). What am I missing?

And thank you Langdon for the offer, I would definitely like to try the Starboard at some point! Would the Go be better in planing conditions than my longboard (Starboard Phantom) with the dagger board up?

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Re: F2 Spice 116
AWD_Tiger wrote:
webguy wrote:

Clayton, this, not the Flow, when you are ready. So much easier. Biggrin

You may want to ask Langdon about his Go for those first non-daggerboard sessions, though.

Not trying to hijack this post, but I’m curious why a board such as this will be much easier than the Flow? The volume is similar (116 vs 120), though it looks to be distributed differently. And the width doesn’t look to be too different (64 vs 59). What am I missing?

And thank you Langdon for the offer, I would definitely like to try the Starboard at some point! Would the Go be better in planing conditions than my longboard (Starboard Phantom) with the dagger board up?

Surprisingly, that 5cm makes a difference. And you are correct, the volume on new school boards (say '04 and newer and especially from around '10) are under the feet. Your Flow is roughly 40 cm longer. A lot of that volume is up there in that (as we've found) relatively useless nose. On a modern board - something 59ish is around 90 liters! (about 215-230 cm long).

The next generation of Mistral rec freeride boards had the Vision series. The Vision 130 was 270 cm long, 65 cm wide ie, once you lop off the 30cm of pointy nose, not that dissimilar from the 116 l 240cm board like the Spice or my Tabou 3s. In essence- the Flow 120 is like one size smaller than what seems to be a smaller volume board. We all rode these in the late 90s with stupid things like 7.5s because a) we weren't so gravitationally challenged, b) we didn't know any better and c) that's all we had. A 135 l board back then was like a barge.

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You aren't quite ready for these boards, especially in cold and deep Lanier. Shallow OBX may be a different matter. Not a knock on you - these would be challenging for you and I'd rather you have fun than "being challenged". Biggrin But I hope it tells you a bit about how the designs have changed over the years and the advantages. Hit me up with questions (or tell me to bugger off). Biggrin

We hijack posts all the time around here. We're all friends and it's a conversation. Can you imagine being out with your buddies, straying off topic for a moment and then getting called out? Yeah, we'll leave that to the tech support forums.

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Re: F2 Spice 116

Or best reasonable offer.

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