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What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes...

Postby andrewb44 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:01 pm

The Average Joes did a great job of a seemingly unbiased comparative light wind kite review. VERY rare to find a real life unbiased comparative review in the kite surf world.

What about light wind boards? I think that the boards are probably as important as kites in light winds and yet I've seen very little discussion on them.

Reviews please...calling the Average Joes

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Re: What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes..

Postby OceanAdventures » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:38 pm

andrewb44 wrote:The Average Joes did a great job of a seemingly unbiased comparative light wind kite review. VERY rare to find a real life unbiased comparative review in the kite surf world.

What about light wind boards? I think that the boards are probably as important as kites in light winds and yet I've seen very little discussion on them.

Reviews please...calling the Average Joes


Wow, this really made me smile. This was actually my next thought. Any suggestions on what boards to test out? This may not be as easy to pull together. Boards we already have.,,

Spleene door 159x45
Ocean rodeo 142x47
Cabrinha Stylus 165x48
Crazy fly cruiser pro 145x45

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Re: What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes..

Postby knot_moving » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:55 am

Gotta put a free-race or at least couple of directionals in there

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Re: What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes..

Postby Laughingman » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:56 am

Are we talking twin tips only or can we add say the 154 Sector. Light wind riding is okay with a twin tip but is actually fun with a directional....

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Re: What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes..

Postby windybrit » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:39 am

OceanAdventures wrote:
andrewb44 wrote:The Average Joes did a great job of a seemingly unbiased comparative light wind kite review. VERY rare to find a real life unbiased comparative review in the kite surf world.

What about light wind boards? I think that the boards are probably as important as kites in light winds and yet I've seen very little discussion on them.

Reviews please...calling the Average Joes


Wow, this really made me smile. This was actually my next thought. Any suggestions on what boards to test out? This may not be as easy to pull together. Boards we already have.,,

Spleene door 159x45
Ocean rodeo 142x47
Cabrinha Stylus 165x48
Crazy fly cruiser pro 145x45


Perhaps consider adding Slingshot Glide and Shinn King George to the list. I am interest to see you're listing the OR Origin in the list as it's not really marketed as a light wind board. Perhaps the test should be split into Directionals and Twin Tips.

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Re: What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes..

Postby POACHER » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:04 am

Nobile XTR

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Re: What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes..

Postby L0KI » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:08 am

Slingshot Space Pickle
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Re: What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes..

Postby matth » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:21 am

Don't forget the litewave wing.

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Re: What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes..

Postby Beamrider » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:11 am

Also the Flysurfer Flydoor.

I just purchased (used) a v3, 160x44, and I'm very happy with it. No idea about the latest version (v4) though.

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Re: What about light wind boards? Calling the Average Joes..

Postby OceanAdventures » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:45 pm

I spent the night thinking about it. There are so many boards, this could be a very expensive test, something we may not be able to do just yet. Plus boards are way more subjective to size and riding style of the rider.

I can tell you that almost every one of my local riders has a Spleene door in some size or year model. I have never really liked the ride of the wing, but many bigger riders do like them.

We have had the fly doors out here, and with the center heal side fin it takes a little bit of time to get used to the ride, but that has performed well also.

I think as I get boards we will do short individual reviews.


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