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 Post subject: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:21 am 
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Like many kitesurfers I also like to ride the cable, but kitesurfing is my main thing.

There are lots of kiteboards now that are designed to also be used at the cable.

Naish Antic
Cabrhina custom cbl
Nobile 50fifty wake
Flexifoil hadlow pro wake
Shinn ADHD
Axis bootleg

To name a few,

Can't seem to make my mind up on them

pros
Only need one board
Cheaper
Tecknique would transfer from kite to cable better and vise versa

cons
To have one that would do both may Leeds to a board that does neither very well i.e. Too much rocker for kite and not enough for cable.
Board could wear out really quickly

Has anyone tried any of these boards at the cable and with kite. Could really use some opinions before I spend my money

Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:20 am 
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Hey dude,

Take a look at the Tona Pop actually.

http://www.tonaboards.com/pop/

It's got a slider base so you're not going to wear through it. Solid outline, good rocker, but still shoots upwind like nothing else. Even without fins.

You want a super stiff board for Cable, and while the Pop isn't as stiff as some cable specific boards, it's definitely good. If you look on the Tona facebook page, they've linked to guys winning cable contests in the past with The Pop.



elliott george wrote:
Like many kitesurfers I also like to ride the cable, but kitesurfing is my main thing.

There are lots of kiteboards now that are designed to also be used at the cable.

Naish Antic
Cabrhina custom cbl
Nobile 50fifty wake
Flexifoil hadlow pro wake
Shinn ADHD
Axis bootleg

To name a few,

Can't seem to make my mind up on them

pros
Only need one board
Cheaper
Tecknique would transfer from kite to cable better and vise versa

cons
To have one that would do both may Leeds to a board that does neither very well i.e. Too much rocker for kite and not enough for cable.
Board could wear out really quickly

Has anyone tried any of these boards at the cable and with kite. Could really use some opinions before I spend my money

Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:56 am 
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Hi elliot george,
my vote too is for the Tona. I had a 2012 Custom but when i tried a Pop I sold the cab for it.
I found the Tona better in chop, going upwind and with low wind.
I did try the Custom kiting and at the cable and i found that was way too fast for the cable.
I didn't try (yet) the Tona at the cable but i feel it is going to perform really well.

Then i get a really good deal on it: brand new Tona and brand new slingshot st boots for less than the retail price of a naked Custom cbl.


PS: i ride it finless too


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:45 pm 
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@baobob and @ichen

Never considered the pop, I've just read some reviews online and they do seem awesome. They have grind bases on them so that makes it perfect for me because I do throw my boards around a lot.

What size do you guys ride? I was thinking the 138 would be perfect for me at 80kg and 6ft4


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:22 pm 
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I think you should go bigger.
I use the 138 and i'm 62kg. I think it's a good size till 75 kg.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:45 pm 
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baobob wrote:
I think you should go bigger.
I use the 138 and i'm 62kg. I think it's a good size till 75 kg.



Definitely agree with Baobob, go big, 142 is a good size. Where you based Elliot George?


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:06 pm 
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I'm 83 and ride 138. I have also checked the 142, but felt too big. The pop is quite a heavy board, with a lot of base surface. I think you'll enjoy the 138 more.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:08 pm 
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also check the new hadlow board and the axis tranq. seem to be a good choice too, but still not many reviews.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:09 am 
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lchen wrote:
baobob wrote:
I think you should go bigger.
I use the 138 and i'm 62kg. I think it's a good size till 75 kg.



Definitely agree with Baobob, go big, 142 is a good size. Where you based Elliot George?


South Wales, all wave riders at my local. Get a lot of odd looks turning up with boots and a c kite.

Think ill try and get a demo of them before I pick the wrong size.

I've also seen some competitive riding at the cable with these boards so I'm pretty excited about them


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboard cable crossovers?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:24 am 
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ronix el von videl schnook.

rode the 142.5 for most of last season and while it doesn't go upwind as well as my livewire(s) it is definitely a capable kiteboard. quite a bit stiffer than most kiteboards, but great shape and definitely dominant on the cable with full uhmw base and beefier construction. Maybe not the most comfortable for long sessions because it doesn't soak up death chop quite as well as a softer kiteboard.

another cool feature is it has centered binding inserts, so you can swap the boots around when your heelside edge gets gnarbled up from riding on the beach....

livewire 2014 is looking pretty awesome, they have added rail channels on the 140 for this year and its definitely beefed up compared to 2013 142, which i really enjoyed.


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