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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby robbygk » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:34 pm

Would anyone sell theirs????

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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby robertovillate » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:50 pm

robbygk wrote:Would anyone sell theirs????


:evil: NEVER! haha

actually, someone stole mine the first time I visited Ireland in 2009...but with the help of the local kiters and a pretty Gardai detective I got it back!...now it's my "lucky board"...so could never part with it now...ha

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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby max » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:26 am

robbygk wrote:Would anyone sell theirs????


you funny . . . would never sell my 159.

Would consider selling the 174 (maybe but probably not) as i often will choose one of my other boards (which have some volume) over it.

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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby max » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:52 am

robertovillate wrote:
robbygk wrote:Would anyone sell theirs????


:evil: NEVER! haha

actually, someone stole mine the first time I visited Ireland in 2009...but with the help of the local kiters and a pretty Gardai detective I got it back!...now it's my "lucky board"...so could never part with it now...ha



Interesting as I got my 174 from Ireland. Not easy boards to track down.

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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby naishdude » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:35 am

Check the Nobile site, they have the same but to my opinion better board...
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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby Rainer Kauper » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:43 am

naishdude wrote:Check the Nobile site, they have the same but to my opinion better board...
Cheers
Dude :cool2:


Hey Dude still on the road and tell something about Spleene...

The Nobile board is different to the Spleene board. I have tested it for a very long time. It has less flex and so there is no rocker in the tail which is OK for early planning, but in waves you cannot play with it. It is a good board, but is definitely not the same.

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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby robbygk » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:09 pm

Max if you would sell your 174?????

Might was stolen and it's never turned up. It just vanished :-(

Pm me pretty please

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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby robbygk » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:11 pm

Or Rainer, I'll happily test any prototype boards you might have!

Great board that I really miss riding

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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby naishdude » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:36 pm

Rainer Kauper wrote:
naishdude wrote:Check the Nobile site, they have the same but to my opinion better board...
Cheers
Dude :cool2:


Hey Dude still on the road and tell something about Spleene...

The Nobile board is different to the Spleene board. I have tested it for a very long time. It has less flex and so there is no rocker in the tail which is OK for early planning, but in waves you cannot play with it. It is a good board, but is definitely not the same.

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Sorry?
this has nothing to do with Spleene,
I said to my opinion..the Nobile is a better board, everyone has his choise, otherwise there would be no place for others right?, and as if the old zones were/are not available anymore the Nobile is an alternative compared to the zone....never claimed it was exactly the same shape.. but the same way of TTlike manufacturing...( if you want to have the points on the i), anything wrong about that?
dude :cool2:
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Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again???

Postby max » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:47 pm

naishdude wrote:Check the Nobile site, they have the same but to my opinion better board...
Cheers
Dude :cool2:



Hey NaishDude . . . my friend has the 5'4" nobile infinity. It is a very nice board, well built with some flex and foam rails on the deck that simulate volume and thickness. The board has rocker through-out (not sure which size nobile board Rainer looked at).

It is an easy gentle board to ride, both heel-side and toe-side and also easy to gybe if you want. The small zone however feels more alive when riding it and it would have almost no rocker in the tail but the tail has heaps of flex and can carve the hardest turns. I love using it but I think the 5'4" Nobile would be better for riding waves than the159. (5'3" ish)

The 174 is a different story but then it should be compared to the 5'7" nobile that i have never seen.
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