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TT for boosting in the waves

Postby plummet » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:40 pm

Hey men.

So what is the best type of TT if you want to boost to the moon in the waves.

I still want to ride some waves and need to ride through chop nicely. Some waves will be big so i need a board that is stable on the wave face.

But the primary objective is to ride as fast as possible toward the wave and boosts as long and high as possible.

I'm not a freestyler so a little lightboard for tricks is not required. But a do enjoy an epic storm session with insane wind and see conditions. So i want to be riding aggresively in those conditions.

What are your thoughts?

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Re: TT for boosting in the waves

Postby edt » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:31 pm

Plum how is board even a factor isn't it 50 kite 50 technique

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Re: TT for boosting in the waves

Postby Westozzy » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:22 am

Given same rider, same kite, same technique of course board is a factor...Christ.

Well there is that delicate balancing act as you know. Comfort versus edging, stiffness/flex and all that jazz that you know better than most as you have built your own boards.

A lot of guys would throw in the Monk considering your description of how you want to ride.

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Re: TT for boosting in the waves

Postby Slappysan » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:00 am

Mako or Shinn Dundee. Dundee if you want to load and pop and the Mako if you just want to ride up the ramps.

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Re: TT for boosting in the waves

Postby L0KI » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:19 am

Westozzy wrote:A lot of guys would throw in the Shinn Monk considering your description of how you want to ride.

Slappysan wrote:Shinn Dundee if you want to load and pop.
I think you're both right!

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Re: TT for boosting in the waves

Postby fdvj » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:38 am

Another vote for a monk, I have had both generations and have yet to find anything better for what you describe. For heel side hacking its supreme.

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Re: TT for boosting in the waves

Postby torto » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:03 am

Get a Fone Trax o Tx.... good for the landing part: your knees will thank you.
Also it carves down the waves nice, even without Kitepull. Try it.

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Re: TT for boosting in the waves

Postby edt » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:32 am

What's the mechanism when you boost off a wave that makes the shinn jump higher than some other board like a nobile or north

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Re: TT for boosting in the waves

Postby Westozzy » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:03 am

Speaking of nobile last look into the design of the NHP I know someone who goes huge on that board. Edt you are right mate, technique and kite are very important, but given the same rider plummett, with the same technique plummett, then his question is about boards. He didn't ask about kite or technique and I can tell you he has the right kites AND the right technique to go big.

Get a board with heaps of flex, rocker and concave you get a softer ride but it is harder to really load up, feel the edge and go big.

Get a stiff as board, with little rocker and little concave and the load and pop increases.

He's looking for that balance between the two.

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Re: TT for boosting in the waves

Postby Chris_32 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:16 am

Hey,

if you want to go for a good Mutant: RRD Toxic Wave 2

otherwise Axis New Wave


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