2010 Best Spacekraft Surfboard review 5'11''

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2010 Best Spacekraft Surfboard review 5'11''

Postby oceanriderz » Tue May 03, 2011 4:19 am

Product Review: Best Spacekraft (Spacecraft)5'11'' Surfboard Pintail

Right out of the box- looks like an excellent shape, pin tail will hold better and rails are really thin, made for speed. The deck is thicker but thinned out on the rails and has a nice concave on the bottom but not too crazy. Nice deck pads and selection of strap mounts.

Fins are foiled which is nice tech making the board also faster and turn better.
FCS fin system allows for easy fin changes for conditions (or reef damage) and fins are available everywhere.

I have been watching the ikitesurf wind indicators since the board arrived a few weeks ago and finally got to get out on it today. Trades are/were back.

Winds were "okay" but I was doubting that I would have enough power for conditions with the thinner surfboard. I went out and the spacekraft performed well. It has a loose but fast feel and takes getting used to if you have been riding some thicker regular surfboard.
Handled chops okay and has some flex but is made pretty strong (epoxy) for durability.

I would like to try it "strapped" as well. Not much waves to ride although I pulled through into some smaller wind swells outside reef on the bay.
Will report on it more as I get more sessions. Stoke meter is on high!
Pictures to follow

Suggestions so far: get a nose guard for the board, as with any surfboard the nose is pointy.

Board: 2010 Best Spacekraft 5'10'' strapless
Kite: 08 Nemesis 14m
Bar and Lines: 55 CM Best Bar w 20 M lines
Winds 13-15 N NE
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Re: 2010 Best Spacekraft Surfboard review 5'11''

Postby oceanriderz » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:05 pm

We had some excellent winds the other week, took some go pro videos but from the chest harness makes the waves look like ankle snappers :)
Here are some pictures of the spacekraft out with the 2011 Kahoona V3 /W Best 50 cm bar and 20m lines
You can't see the waves action but outside it was pretty fun windswells from the NE trades.
Winds were about 20-25 mph for four or five days on and off, one night maybe upper end of the 25
The board is fast and turns on a dime for a 5'11" It's a good wave board for fast riding but can also handle through the lulls good.
video up!
This was the light wind day the week before maybe 15-17 mph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjaKxWQ9GSM
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9m,11m,13M '09Team C
Best Spark 135cm '11, Best Profanity 137cm '11
Best Spacekraft 5'11'', '10
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