What is the recommended size for weight?
i'm 85kg, riding in a whole range of conditions from flat/choppy/waves,
Thinking of the 130 x 40.5 or 125x 39, but have always ridden smaller boards 38cm max, but wider seems to be the norm these days!
anyone have any experience?
I weigh 84kg and have been riding the 130 and the 135 for a few weeks now. The 130 is definitely the board that I prefer to ride in straps. I think the 135 will be my bindings board.
I set up the 130 with the wide stance, have been riding it in choppy conditions in 13mph to 22mph winds, mainly on my 12m Boss.
This is my favorite board I have ridden to date. Cuts upwind (although you need to ride the fins and the board a bit flatter than my Lunacy), cuts through chop and feels rock solid under the feet, has good pop, and holds an edge nicely. Also, the transition to toeside, etc. is super quick the board just rolls over (I think has something to do with the sawteeth on each end of the board). Finally, the rocker on the board makes landings smooth and soft.
The pads are very comfortable, although I do wish they would have formed in a depression or ridge to curl my toes over.
They seem to handle punishment too. I had a few kiteloops where I completely stacked the board from about 20-feet up and the board, and my knees and ankles, are still in one piece.