Seagoggs wrote:I'd personally buy a few used surfboards cheap, see which sizes and shapes you enjoy riding the best and then shell out the money for a kite specific directional in the size and shape you desire.
That is one of the best advices I've seen
One could probably recommend almost every single brand and board there is, as long as it is not too small - for what you ask for
But you will have no idea whatsoever yourself, really - till you have tried some boards, and it might take many years till you find out what you like
Another way could be to just buy "something" as soon as possible and get out riding - it is not important what you get IMO.
I dont like quad fins myself - feels like a boring twintip to me, and no surf feel slash in the cutback, so I swear to thrusters.