really aggressive and surfs all waves
à partir de Anonyme le 04/04/2018
At this moment I did only 3 sessions, but in a playground really far to be perfect for this shape (windy, strong current, mushy waves).
The shape is really aggressive and surfs all waves, also mushy and small. Of course isn't an easy board and it needs a good trained surfer to perform well. To do an easy example.. it is really easier fatal 80 even if it has 10 lt of volume less than curve sp.
Curve has a good paddling speed and catchs waves really far and it is easy to do a good take off, but it isn't to wait relaxed the right waves.. after an hour or a little bit more, the legs are tired..
Top turn, as I expected, is amazing.. slashy on demand, but in full controll. Bottom is fast: the vertical turns are the best quality of the shape.
I'm waiting for the right conditions to be sure of my impressions, but italian spring until now isn't good
à partir de Anonyme le 19/02/2018
the weight of my curve sp 7.6 is 5.4 with tail pad, central pad and fins. I think around 5 kg naked.
I received my boards this Friday and no real waves to test.
Saturday flat and sunday only 30/40 cm (50 the bombs :D) of on shore windy waves without any period. Not the best field of test a curve :D.
First impressions: good paddling speed (and it isn't a surprise). This curve, of course, isn't a stability champion :D.. perhaps fatal 80 has more stability than curve (without perhaps :D). No problem for my 70 kg, but after an hour in this shitty conditions my legs weren't fresh.
Curve has, and it isn't a surprise, an extra early take off...also in 40 cm the board starts, but hasn't the power of a fatal, but it isn't shaped for this conditions.
As Patrice said, fatal is the best in short waves, curve shines in longer and proper waves. Two different philosophy: both amazing, but really different. The best is to have both :D :D. If ins't impossibile, ocean waves want curve, mediterranean waves want fatal (I know, it is a too simple way to resolve the "problem").
Only two waves "good" in an hour, and board shines in vertical attitude, but really yesterday can't be a real test. I wanted only put the board in water because is a new toy :D.
In this shitty conditions the zero just works. Fast, tight turns on no waves, easy and earlier take off, stable, real surf feeling (perhaps a little bit less stable on nose and less power on nose if compared with zero pro 100 lt 2017 and freak xtr 2014, but the waves, as I said, weren't good). The weight of zero is 6.8 kg complete (tail pad, central pad and fin's). I'm stoked by the top turns of zero... It seems a short.
I hope to have some good waves in next days to test the boards... yesterday was only a first impression.