topmick wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:11 pm
If I were you Tao,
I'd get either a 5'1 Vader or Evo, you will loose a tiny bit of low end but will gain a heap of performance.
The VG imo, doesn't shine like the other 2 FW boards.
hi topmick ,
finally , i bought the vader in 5'3 ; in fact lots of kiter said 5'1 will be the best choice but in my case i have 2 things to do with :
1) my idea is to sell the nugget 5'2 29l
because i want to kite only on the vader . so i need to be on planning with 10 nds of wind ..
i kite for 5 years and have only a few sessions on the nugget without straps so i prefer to take a size for the major wind i have here that's 60 % 10/15 nds , 30% 15/20 nds and 10% 20/25 nds ...
3) my use is 75% for freestyle and 25% in little waves
here i go from 63 width of the nugget to 45 cm for the vader 5'3 ; that's a big change ...
in a short time , when i will know my vader , i will see if i need also a shorter board to complete ; in fact , i have the idea vader 5'3 for winds from 10 to 15 nds with 12m kite and then a vader 5'1 or 4'10" ( i wonder what will be the best option for me...
)for winds range from 16 to 25 nds with my 9m , ( may be i will buy also a 6 or 7 because i always prefer to have the little kite possible on the water ...
i will test my vader for the first time sunday ...i will see my first impressions on it ...
.so my idea is to have 2 boards with the same sensation for all my sessions all the year ...
the only thing i'm sure is that i want to progress in strapless and do only strapless
ps : sorry for my bad english