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What is this Kiteboard?

Postby darippah » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:53 pm

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Anyone know anything about this board? What its meant to be used for (waves, cruising etc..)

I only own twin tips but just picked this up and not sure what its for

If I were to sell it how much do you think its worth? Its in good condition

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Re: What is this Kiteboard?

Postby kas911 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:38 pm

Looks like a Don Bowers custom. But i'm not sure

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Re: What is this Kiteboard?

Postby Jono 111 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:19 pm

kas911 wrote:Looks like a Don Bowers custom. But i'm not sure


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What is this Kiteboard?

Postby zerogee_ca » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:48 pm

Looks like it could be a Fox Watersports custom. From Buxton, NC (Hatteras Is. the OBX).
circa 2001-ish. Made for Don Bowers??
http://www.foxwatersports.com/

They stopped making them years ago. They were made for riding back then. Not really wave specific but I'm sure they were based on their surfboards. I think I tried both a 6' and a 7' custom back then and more recently (someone else bought them to try). They both sucked now and back then. There were a lot of directionals back then that sucked! Not balanced for straps. Perhaps they would ride better strapless?? Worth nothing.

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Re: What is this Kiteboard?

Postby SupaEZ » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:37 am

I had one just like that in 2000-2001....with an orange to yellow fade deck..nice custom paint job

"3 straps" was the way kitesurf boards were made then...before we went to the 2 strap set-up

I had fun on it.. they were made kind of narrow in width...and needed more wind to ride them

Board was fiberglass...pretty thin...with concave to double concave...felt a bit heavy

I have an old photo somewhere....riding a 5.0 Wipika 2 line...doing my first real jump...yoohoo!!

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Re: What is this Kiteboard?

Postby SSK » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:54 pm

Made for Don Bowers??

Made by Don Bowers. Don is a very well known shaper of surfboards and windsurfers on the Outer Banks. Shaped for Fox since the 70's I think. Also well known for his windsurfing and his photography.

BTW here is a picture circa 2000 of that board being ridden. Might be your board
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Re: What is this Kiteboard?

Postby SupaEZ » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:42 pm

Looks like one of my jumps :lol: ...check-out the long bar in those days...2 lines..No depower trim

Jumps were mostly always unhooked in those days... :thumb:

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Re: What is this Kiteboard?

Postby shawn13 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:21 pm

SSK wrote:
Made for Don Bowers??

Made by Don Bowers. Don is a very well known shaper of surfboards and windsurfers on the Outer Banks. Shaped for Fox since the 70's I think. Also well known for his windsurfing and his photography.

BTW here is a picture circa 2000 of that board being ridden. Might be your board
Image


That control bar is massive!


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