Jeez - the replies you get on here sometimes eh? So to be clear to others this guy know how to boost - the technique is down. He is looking for advice on a new board, because yes the tech has got much better. He wants something that will let him rip in shitty UK chop without constantly having to fight the board to prevent spray into the face, thus making it more uncomfortable on the knees.fat blokes can fly wrote:I understand all of this (notice my joined date). I've been doing this for 17 years but at our local spot we do not have kite shops or an abundance of boards to demo. I'm asking for advice based on others experience, this is what forums are for. If the answer to everything was go out and try Toby might as well close the forum now.
Research and chatting with others who you can trust (to some extent) is most important, especially when demos aren't readily available. Anyone have any further experience of upgrading their boards?
The Monk or the new Ronson and pretty much any of the Shinn range will do what you want - a large proportion of the guys up here use them because of their chop handling. Get in touch with Mike Birt at Ktwo and he'll hook you up a demo board - he loves the new Ronson for boosting and I have one in the post. I'm like you - for me it's all about the height and I did have the ADHD (it's advertised as a freestyle board) because the rocker just smoothed everything out and in many ways it felt less frantic and more controlled than the Monk and for what is billed as the stiffest board was strangely the most comfortable for my dodgy knee.
Alternatively come up and try lots of boards at a weekend I'm organising