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Re: North: Surfboards 2009

Postby MestreWorldCup » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:06 am

I'm agree, my personal opinion is that it is a board for conditions overpower and racing, not fot light winds, if you like speed that it's your king of board.

Of course in lakes it's perfect, but if you like speed so much the conditions doesn't matter, or not?

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Re: North: Surfboards 2009

Postby Dwight » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:29 am

MestreWorldCup wrote:I'm agree, my personal opinion is that it is a board for conditions overpower and racing, not fot light winds, if you like speed that it's your king of board.

Of course in lakes it's perfect, but if you like speed so much the conditions doesn't matter, or not?
The race board is probably not any faster than your personal twin tip! But if racing UPWIND, you loose by a mile to me. Course racing is all about going upwind. The first racer to the upwind mark wins the race, unless you fall.

Therefore it makes a great light wind board when you are not able to kite because you don't want to WALK back upwind after each run out and back.

I think another real market for this board is the kiter who doesn't own a surfboard because he doesn't live at the beach. This board is fantastic on lakes, and it surfs waves way better than a twin tip. It will make a guy who thinks he's really surfing a wave when he uses his twin tip, feel like Kelly Slater when he surfs a wave on the Race LTD.

The board is just average racing downwind. The board's true thrills are turning 8-12 knots into powered kiting upwind!

It's smooth in rough chop too!

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Re: North: Surfboards 2009

Postby Bishop » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:28 pm

MestreWorldCup wrote:Anybody tested it also ?
looks good !!

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thanks a lot in advance
Try this site:
http://sbckiteboard.com/features?news_id=595&uniqid=365

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Re: North: Surfboards 2009

Postby MestreWorldCup » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:28 pm

you are great !!
thanks a lots Dwight + Bishop for the information and the article !!

Cheers guys :thumb:

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Re: North: Surfboards 2009

Postby Blowing in the Wind » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:03 am

I rode the North Race board as well. Very cool board. Dwight is right, it upwinds like nothing else. It is very smooth through chop and I thought it rode downwind really well. The nose has good kick to it so you do not feel like you will dive the nose racing downwind. If you get a chance to give one a shot, do it. Very cool ride!

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Re: North: Surfboards 2009

Postby Dax » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:33 am

How is it strapless?


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