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trxdude
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Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:49 pm
Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Kite Beach, San Diego CA aka Stinky's, Mission Beach, Silver Strand, Belmont Shore
Favorite Beaches: Key West, Kailua, Tourmaline,
Style: kook
Gear: 2012 Light Wave Dave 44in Storm, 2011 Slingshot 17m Turbine, 2011 Lost 6'2" x 22.75 x 2.56 Keahana Motivator, 2011 Naish 115 x 42 cm Wakeskate, 2012 Blade 12m Trigger, 2012 LWD 6'1 2012 DV8, 2004 Slingshot Fuel 11m, 2003 Slingshot Fuel 8m, 2013 Slingshot Rally 14m, 2010 Slingshot RPM 10m, 2012 Airush SKC 114 x 42, Custom Little Devil Surf Skate, Liquid Force Anthem 44 Skate w/ Slingshot Fins, Lost Whiplash 6'4" x 18.77 x 2.3

wishlist: (6m, 8m, 10m BWS Noise) (2012-2013 7m, 9m, 11m, 13m Fuel) (2013 10m Cloud) (2013 9m Cabrinha Switchblade w/Jason Stone Skate)

Could also use a lot more of those precision things Dorothy's friends wanted from the Wizard of Oz, i.e. strength, courage and heart : )
Brand Affiliation: Zendiego Fitness
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby trxdude » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:41 am

Love the image with the skate shoes! That's how I'm riding my DV8 6'1" and loving it, looking to get a 5' 7" too. I wear the wakeskate series from DVS and my old Vans and DC's. I've always been very flat footed, so wearing shoes to ride, boosted my performance 100%. Plus it makes getting around "Stinky's" a little easier on your feet. Looking into the Ocean Minded "Board shorts for your feet" slip on's, they are a comfortable/stylish option for riding shoe'd and strapless, just haven't wanted to get them dirty yet. Also scoping out the O'Neill 3mm Freaksneak high-tops, looking like a sick option for winter wave skating.

Trying to talk Dave into making a DV8'ish twin tip, i.e. a large, LW Wakeskate. :jump:

Cheers,
trxdude

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trxdude
Rare Poster
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:49 pm
Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Kite Beach, San Diego CA aka Stinky's, Mission Beach, Silver Strand, Belmont Shore
Favorite Beaches: Key West, Kailua, Tourmaline,
Style: kook
Gear: 2012 Light Wave Dave 44in Storm, 2011 Slingshot 17m Turbine, 2011 Lost 6'2" x 22.75 x 2.56 Keahana Motivator, 2011 Naish 115 x 42 cm Wakeskate, 2012 Blade 12m Trigger, 2012 LWD 6'1 2012 DV8, 2004 Slingshot Fuel 11m, 2003 Slingshot Fuel 8m, 2013 Slingshot Rally 14m, 2010 Slingshot RPM 10m, 2012 Airush SKC 114 x 42, Custom Little Devil Surf Skate, Liquid Force Anthem 44 Skate w/ Slingshot Fins, Lost Whiplash 6'4" x 18.77 x 2.3

wishlist: (6m, 8m, 10m BWS Noise) (2012-2013 7m, 9m, 11m, 13m Fuel) (2013 10m Cloud) (2013 9m Cabrinha Switchblade w/Jason Stone Skate)

Could also use a lot more of those precision things Dorothy's friends wanted from the Wizard of Oz, i.e. strength, courage and heart : )
Brand Affiliation: Zendiego Fitness
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact:

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby trxdude » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Took the fins off my DV8 and replaced them with the set of kite skate fins from a Naish board. The DV8 was loose, but not much different than a skate. Had some fun riding switch, tail first, to get off the beach, then doing a quick revert to carve down the line (jibe free). I've been looking for a higher volume/larger wakeskate, and now I've found it! I'd recommend not using a surf specific kite, as you'll want direct power if you want to do blind floaters, revert down the back side of waves and keep this low volume board moving upwind, especially in the lighter stuff. (I found when my 14m Rally Drifted I lost a lot of power, mostly in the flats when making hard toeside transitions) Ditch your straps for the DVS Sandbar series and kick this board around like your favorite skate.

#DV8SURFSKATE

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idakiteman
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Location: Idaho

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby idakiteman » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:29 pm

Most waveboards I've ridden glide & slide nicely on top of and thru the water, & easily carve turns. In contrast, immediately when you get on DV8 you feel it plows horribly, makes it slow riding & turning. Not sure why it plows so much and so slow. If you're farmer, you might like it...

EngineerKiter
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Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:12 am
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Bahamas
Style: Surf Style
Gear: Slingshot, Litewave, & liquidforce
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Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby EngineerKiter » Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:42 pm

My DV8 helped me progress in strapless riding more than any other single piece of equipment. I'm sure that then new 2015 version is only better.
I loved it so much I even made a video review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epk4TkbwWf4


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