2009 Nobile XTR 143 by 48
Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:53 PM
Good lightwind board and beginners board. They have basically kept the same design for 4 years now. Its asymmetric, so the heelside edge is straighter and the toeside more curved. It goes upwind very well.
The pads are offset toward the heel side at a distance thats the same as on a 44cm wide board, so when its on its edge, it feels like a 143 by 44. The 48 cm width is for getting it planing.
Condition is very good. You can see from the fins that I try to use it on the water, not the beach. I lost it once and it got washed ashore so it has some light scratches on the underside around where your right foot goes. There is a ding at the right end of the heelside edge where I dropped it once. There is a very small ding at the left end of the heelside edge.
A lightwind vid of the 143. The jumping vid could be the either the 48cm or the 46cm wide version.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:47 PM
If you can’t fly - then run
If you can’t run - then walk
If you can’t walk - then crawl
But whatever you do…
You MUST keep moving forward ..... Martin Luther King Jr
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:36 PM
Its 38cm across at the innermost fin mounting holes. One edge is quite curved at the end so its hard to define the actual end width but its about 35 cm.
The board isn't really one that I would recommend for you because it is a combination of wood and honeycomb core, its asymmetric and the footstrap mountings are offset toward the heel side.
Its a very good high-tech lightwind board, but its a specialised design and going to work better for being used on its heelside edge most of the time.
I would sell it to you if you really wanted it, but I would suggest if you are going to get a big twintip something above 145 by 45 with a wood core and some rocker would be what I would suggest. There was a 145 by 48 wood core board which was advertised down south for 100euro but it has just been sold. Something like that might be the sort of thing to consider.
If you can bolt things onto the board and try it without damaging it, you are welcome to borrow it.