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Laughingman
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Board for those higher wind days

Postby Laughingman » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:04 pm

I have a Mako wide 150 (my wave board) and a Xeon Laluz 135 x 41 (my freestyle board), considering a smaller freestyle board for when I am at the top end of my kites range. Something that is fun to ride but doesn't kill me in the chop, yet has loads of pop.
I just tried my wife's Epic Spartan, super fun board maybe it is the one.... but what do the rest of you like?

I'm 180lbs, strictly hooked rider

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Re: Board for those higher wind days

Postby mbevo » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:36 pm

Slingshot asylum - the high rocker makes it nice in chop and I can hold loads of power even with super low profile fins. Super fun to ride anywhere (shallows, chops/swells)..

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Re: Board for those higher wind days

Postby BrunoC » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:55 pm

Try a smaller Mako. I ride Mako 135 for normal conditions then switch to my Mako130 for overpowered conditions.

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Re: Board for those higher wind days

Postby alfredo68 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:22 pm

Shinn monk. The more overpowered and choppy the better it ll go

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Re: Board for those higher wind days

Postby BrunoC » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:28 pm

alfredo68 wrote:Shinn monk. The more overpowered and choppy the better it ll go


Might depend on sizing...I have a 130x40 cm Monk for sale in excellent condition that does not come close to my 130 Mako for eating up chop at my weigh (140 lbs). A heavier rider on that board might have different results.

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Re: Board for those higher wind days

Postby iriejohn » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:50 pm

alfredo68 wrote:Shinn monk. The more overpowered and choppy the better it ll go


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The Midnight Lover is the best of course. 135x42, 80kg/176lb. Very nice in 20-30 knots, could go smaller but it's a super comfortable magic carpet and above 30 knots well, I really can't be ars*d ;-)

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Re: Board for those higher wind days

Postby tmcfarla » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:13 am

I upgraded from a mako 150 to a shinn monk a few years ago. Monk is a really great board, has a lot of qualities I liked about the mako, but seems a bit more aggressive and a much better jumper. I almost never use my mako anymore. All that said, my mako is probably 10 years old, and I'm sure Ocean rodeo has done a lot of improvements over the years.

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Re: Board for those higher wind days

Postby dylan* » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:26 am

I think I'd also recommend something with some rocker. I rode a freestyle board for a couple years and while having low rocker is great for lighter wind and riding fast, when the chop really kicks up it becomes a handful when you want to slow down without breaking your ankles in half.

Now that I have light wind covered with a hydrofoil my next twintip will probably be something like the LF legacy.


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