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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby Huib » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:14 am

I am not expert at all but I suppose the best board will be the most "squared" and smallest size board possible for you, having in mind that edging is the most important.
The board which can make the most upwind speed will be the one of the best to jump high.
The same about the kite. More it goes upwind, higher it will bring you.
High rocker is good for landings but not good for going sharp upwind.

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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby Do-it » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:37 am

the whole idea of "edging"is to point your board in the opposite direction of the kites pull. in my opinion, it's easier to point a surfboard at a higher rate of speed in this direction.That's why you don't have to edge with a surf board. The fins do the "edging"

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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby Shimon » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:58 am

Xenon Laluz 138 this is my love :) edging like crazy and soft enough for comfort riding. But Seriously ,I had been testing many boards and Laluz is what I choose and so far I am very happy about it. For my skills (experienced but far from pro- my biggest air for me so far is 9,5 m) this board is perfect for me.

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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby TheRussian » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:51 pm

Just a thought, we need a poll - Put down board type & highest WOO boost, there will be variables, but there could be a winner !

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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby Dimitri M » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:59 pm

What you need first for big air is the skills of knowing how to jump and work the kite.
Then you need a kite that will take you to the moon and keep you there.
And then your board will be your last resort.

So if you are looking for a board then the best size will be (135x41cm) with some concave and a little of rocker. This size will be perfect for (15 to 25 mph).
Now if the wind is around (25 to 40 mph) then you will need a small board so you can edge better (129x39cm).
Also make sure the boards are light and strong.

These boards bellow are a good choice to look into it.
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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby edt » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:46 pm

If you weigh more than 250 pounds 115kg you want something bigger than a 125 or 135

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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby fat blokes can fly » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:09 pm

We have wind the next few days so hopefully test a few. Wish me luck.

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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby Tone » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:10 pm

dracop wrote:Consider an Axis Limited from prior year. If youa re fat, get the 2016 now that 2017 is out - they reinforced the center in 2016 which was abit flexy for heavyweights. Aside from that, that is one of the best boards of all time I ever demoed. Genuinely impressed me. Also showed me how Carbon can help a board. Strangely, I was not a fan of the Vanguard - whcih is the identical board in just wood. The Carbon really shines here. Shame I didnt have a gajillion dollars at the time but should be on clearance now.
The limited I got which is a 2015 is the single best board I have ever ridden and I have ridden a few. I do jump higher on this board as I can hold power with the board to get a better ping off the water.

When this one dies I will be buying another. No questions.

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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby oceansprince » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:39 pm

Do-it wrote:
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:25 am
the board has little to do with boosting. kite and techniques. .....
What are you talking man? Of course board has enough to do for big airs...

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Re: What Board for Big Air

Postby oceansprince » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:49 pm

Huib wrote:
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:14 am
I am not expert at all but I suppose the best board will be the most "squared" and smallest size board possible for you, having in mind that edging is the most important.
The board which can make the most upwind speed will be the one of the best to jump high.
The same about the kite. More it goes upwind, higher it will bring you.
High rocker is good for landings but not good for going sharp upwind.
You are not expert? But you have the only correct answer my friend
The only thing i would add is how well you know the equipment , because you say all
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