I'm going to buy wave board,but I don't know which one to go for, 78l or 85l both Naish wave(2005).
I'm 80kg and planing to use this board for moderate to high wind days in choppy water and moderate
waves. Does anyone have any experience with the mantioned boards? My other board is Naish vector98.
I have sailed the 85 and I own the 78 and the 95 (and now the 06 79 & 96)
I have used them 78 and the 95 on the south coast of the UK, Ireland and Western Australia, Japan and Maui as well.
I weigh betweeen 85kg on a fit day and 95kg on a fat day - ie after a few months deskbound and in an office.
I use the 78 with a 5.4 Boxer down to 4.4 and a 4.0 Force and I use 5.4 - 6.2 Boxer on the 95 (occasionaly a 5.0 with the 95 on windy but super onshore days)
I would personally recommend going for the 78 as it is a killer board - really ecxels in waves and as you have a 98 Vector its a nice gap between the two. If you are not confidant using a lower volume board then got for the 85 - but as you weigh less than me I really don't thing the 78 is going to be a problem.