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North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby unbob » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:06 am

I have searched this forum repeatedly for "X-Ride" - and get zero hits! How is that possible? No one has ever mentioned the word "X-Ride"? North is a (the) major vendor of kitesurf gear on the planet and the X-Ride is a top seller - and no one discusses the X-Ride on this forum???

All I get is "No posts were found because the word X-Ride is not contained in any post."

Weird.

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Re: North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby William Munney » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:35 am

I have one, it's a great board.

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Re: North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby flipper231 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:57 am

Had an X-Ride 135 since 2008, great smooth board, I use it in 15 knots plus (I am 190lbs), smooth through chop, quite surfy to play in chop but some friends who do FS found it althought quite light, not poppy enough. If you want to pop it you have to make that special effort. Upwind ability is great, the board keeps its edge no mater what you throw at it. Nice board for progressive riders or freeriders who will prefer old schools moves over dedicated wakestyle stuff.

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Re: North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby unbob » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:31 am

Thanks for the replies.

However, even though the text "X-Ride" appears multiple times in this thread, a match is still not found when using the "Search" feature on this forum!

Has anyone else tried searching for "X-Ride"? Am I the only one who fails to find it?

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Re: North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby steflow » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:20 am

Hi Unbob,

try typing "X-ride"
The software search engine propably sees the "minus as X minus ride...
So type this "X-ride" and enter... lots of talking about the X-ride !

I myself have had the 2008 for 2 years. Very surfy feel.
I switched very shortly to the 2010 but got a deal for the 2011 and went for it.

The big difference for me between 2008 and the 2010-2011 is the flex handling choppy conditions.
Like comparing riding in soft butter or butter that comes out of the fridge :wink:

Overall a great board for freestyling, jumping, handles speed well, ... go for IT :D

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Re: North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby ollivetti » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:14 am

Try typing "xride". I have the 2009 model. Goes smooth through chop because of the soft flex. Great for carving and surfing waves.

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Re: North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby Motion » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:13 am

Had 2010 x-ride. Didnt like it. Sold it and bought LF Kaos.

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Re: North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby unbob » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:21 pm

steflow wrote:Hi Unbob,

try typing "X-ride"
The software search engine propably sees the "minus as X minus ride...
So type this "X-ride" and enter... lots of talking about the X-ride !

I myself have had the 2008 for 2 years. Very surfy feel.
I switched very shortly to the 2010 but got a deal for the 2011 and went for it.

The big difference for me between 2008 and the 2010-2011 is the flex handling choppy conditions.
Like comparing riding in soft butter or butter that comes out of the fridge :wink:

Overall a great board for freestyling, jumping, handles speed well, ... go for IT :D
Thanks! Appreciate the feedback.

Yes, I am enclosing "x-ride" in quotes - so the "-" should be treated as text. Gotta be a glitch in the code!

Re the 2011 X-Ride, what's a "good deal" these days. I can't believe they're asking $799 when most other TT boards are closer to $500. Why should I pay North an extra $300 of my hard-earned cash for a board? Where can I find a 2010 X-Ride "deal"?

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Re: North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby steflow » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:49 pm

I Bought the 2010 for 299 Euros ...
The 2011 for 470€

From Germany.

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Re: North X-Ride - no discussion on this forum?

Postby Sake » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:57 pm

I have a 2008 X-Ride S and love it still every session.
For me thé mix in high end board with pop ànd forgiving in choppy conditions. :thumb:


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