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janaeo
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Local Beach: shoreham,
lancing occasionally
hove occasionally,
Favorite Beaches: havent yet kited anywhere else but im always looking for places to go and people to go with.
Style: freeride and speed/race
Gear: best kahoona v3 5.5m
naish cult 9m
takoon nova 2 12m
takoon skoop 17m
(3 other kites loking to sell)
litewave 125-35 twintip
6"8 bunty surf
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Location: england

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Postby janaeo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:49 pm

hey people, i have a litewave twin tip, 125 by 38 its a small board and can be a hand full in choppy seas, its excellent edge is what makes it a great board as it is convex bottom allows much more edging with actually fairly little effort, but i am having problems with the foot straps, it is a glued on pad with a single strap over the top, i was just wanting to get some opinions on what sort of foot straps are good or weather i should get a bigger board for the control.

\basically a little help with either new straps on the litewave or get another slightly larger board as i figure it will be feel a little more stable.

any ideas/opinions?

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fishyboards
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Local Beach: Cocoa Beach area Florida
Favorite Beaches: Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs, FL
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Re: boards

Postby fishyboards » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:26 pm

125x38 is a TINY board. How much do you weigh?

longwhitecloud
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Re: boards

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:58 am

small board will make a come back one day, ride ssssuper powered

janaeo
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Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:59 pm
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: shoreham,
lancing occasionally
hove occasionally,
Favorite Beaches: havent yet kited anywhere else but im always looking for places to go and people to go with.
Style: freeride and speed/race
Gear: best kahoona v3 5.5m
naish cult 9m
takoon nova 2 12m
takoon skoop 17m
(3 other kites loking to sell)
litewave 125-35 twintip
6"8 bunty surf
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: england

Re: boards

Postby janaeo » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:10 pm

i weight 70kg, small board i know but it is a very good no problems getting on the plane unless there really is no wind, amazing edge and it is actually very quick, i can catch people with larger kites with this board.
im just looking at possibly a slightly larger board to help with the chop, plus i think i could get more pop with a larger board. also if i do go some where thats got sliders or rails i cant really do them with the litwave because of the bottom of the board, would just catch an edge or fin instantly.

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Re: boards

Postby TheJoe » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:43 pm

The Litewave straps and pads are some of the most comfortable out there. I just don't like the design. The straps are only held on by foam and not connect any real support. The pair I had got destroyed because they just pulled apart from the straps pulling against the inserts. I talked to Litewave and said it was the glue and the issue was fixed. He warrantied them but I all ready had switched to the slingshot ones.

Most straps and pads are going to be pretty good now a days. It's more about how they fit your foot as they all seem very comfy.

As for the board really small for ya. By the way how tall are you? If your around 6' I would say get at least 135ish. This way you can take advantage of a wider stance. If not go at least 132.

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Vikb
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Local Beach: Lake Nihtnat, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
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Re: boards

Postby Vikb » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:17 pm

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Ocean Rodeo Mako 135cm would be ideal for choppy seas. I find they are very fast boards so you'll keep that aspect of your current board with a smooth ride on chop and comfortable pads.

http://www.oceanrodeo.com/products/mako

I'm ~175lbs and ride a 140cm Mako as my main TT. They come in 130cm, 135cm, 140cm and 150cm so you can pick any size that seems good to you.

janaeo
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Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:59 pm
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: shoreham,
lancing occasionally
hove occasionally,
Favorite Beaches: havent yet kited anywhere else but im always looking for places to go and people to go with.
Style: freeride and speed/race
Gear: best kahoona v3 5.5m
naish cult 9m
takoon nova 2 12m
takoon skoop 17m
(3 other kites loking to sell)
litewave 125-35 twintip
6"8 bunty surf
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: england

Re: boards

Postby janaeo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:20 am

the litewave straps are ok, but im not keen on them now as they are liturally that on this board just a single strap over the top, ive been having trouble with simply slipping out as the strap wont hold my foot in, i have to duck my feet a lot to get the strap to hold on to my foot.
thinking new straps would do the trick.
but i would like the feel of a larger board, i did see a naish haze 135 that looked good, if any one has ridden one id like an opinon of it.

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Re: boards

Postby Litewave Dave » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:43 am

take a look at the Litewave carbonKICK http://www.litewavedesigns.com

Also, the FLS Sandal bindings are really good in their 3rd generation.

-dave

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capitan nemo
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Re: boards

Postby capitan nemo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:36 am

IMHO you should get a bigger board, and if it is pop you are looking for then the Mako wouldn't be my first choice...

Try testing a board in sizes around 132/40 cm

My personal favorites are-
Fone - Acid
Fone - Trax
Xenon - Laluz
Xenon - Rayo
Unerground FLX

good luck

janaeo
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Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:59 pm
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: shoreham,
lancing occasionally
hove occasionally,
Favorite Beaches: havent yet kited anywhere else but im always looking for places to go and people to go with.
Style: freeride and speed/race
Gear: best kahoona v3 5.5m
naish cult 9m
takoon nova 2 12m
takoon skoop 17m
(3 other kites loking to sell)
litewave 125-35 twintip
6"8 bunty surf
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: england

Re: boards

Postby janaeo » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:37 pm

ok people, any opinions on which board.
f-one skate 132
naish haze 135

rrd 136

these ate the main boards im looking at, just wondered if anyone has used or has any of these boards and the have any opinions on them.
cheers


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