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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby NHKitesurfer » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:34 pm

I would without hesitation recommend a North Nugget to a beginner. Wide, stable platform and easy to ride. But the Evo and Nugget are not even remotely close in terms of user experience IMHO. Event the north whip which is supposed to be similar to a Tomo does not ride close to the Tomo boards. I have not ridden a Evo but have ridden the VG and Vader and can imagine the Evo has many similar traits.

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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby Bushflyr » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:54 pm

martino86 wrote:Would you recommend the Evo to a strapless beginner? I'm only 62kg/137lbs, what size should I opt for? 4'10 or 5'1?
Honestly any of the Tomo boards would be great for a beginner. At your weight definitely go with the smallest size, 4.10 Evo and VD, 5.0VG.

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Re: FireWire EVO KiteSurfBoard

Postby Da Yoda » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:49 pm

bigtone667 wrote:I think most direct comparison is the North CSC Nugget.
I feel it's much closer to the 2017 North Pro CSC. The dimensions are very similar... especially the Pro 4'11 vs the Evo 4'10.
I'm really curious how they both ride. Has anyone had a chance to try these two boards back to back yet? Too bad the Pro doesn't allow for a quad set-up. :(

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Re: FireWire EVO KiteSurfBoard

Postby bigtone667 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:52 am

Da Yoda wrote:
bigtone667 wrote:I think most direct comparison is the North CSC Nugget.
I feel it's much closer to the 2017 North Pro CSC. The dimensions are very similar... especially the Pro 4'11 vs the Evo 4'10.
I'm really curious how they both ride. Has anyone had a chance to try these two boards back to back yet? Too bad the Pro doesn't allow for a quad set-up. :(
I had took look up the North Pro CSC 2017 and I can certainly see your point. Haven't had a chance to ride the 2017 model.

I have the North Pro CSC 2016 and I find the Vanguard and North Pro are very similar to one another. I used them both in a tri setup. They are both great boards.

I feel the Evo is a better turning surfboard (possibly because it is lighter and has quite a thin nose) than either the North Pro or Vanguard.

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Re: FireWire EVO KiteSurfBoard

Postby omg » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:18 am

bigtone667 wrote: ...I feel the Evo is a better turning surfboard (possibly because it is lighter and has quite a thin nose) than either the North Pro or Vanguard.
Are you talking abt Evo in kitesurf version weight wise, ie. is it the lightest board of them all? Thanks.

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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby topmick » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:37 am

Anyone used the Timbertek FW boards for kiting & if so - how do they hold up ?
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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby martino86 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:34 am

Realwatersports say Timbertek holds up nicely as long as you don't jump. Evo in Timbertek would be nice.

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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby magnusod » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:23 am

NHKitesurfer wrote:I would without hesitation recommend a North Nugget to a beginner. Wide, stable platform and easy to ride. But the Evo and Nugget are not even remotely close in terms of user experience IMHO. Event the north whip which is supposed to be similar to a Tomo does not ride close to the Tomo boards. I have not ridden a Evo but have ridden the VG and Vader and can imagine the Evo has many similar traits.
Which Nugget are you talking about? Note that in the comparison it was the Nugget CSC 2016 which he made the comparison with.

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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby Johnny Rotten » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:49 am

martino86 wrote:Realwatersports say Timbertek holds up nicely as long as you don't jump. Evo in Timbertek would be nice.
Haha that's code for "it's total shit don't kite with it"

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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby BudhaNl » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:45 pm

Johnny Rotten wrote:
martino86 wrote:Realwatersports say Timbertek holds up nicely as long as you don't jump. Evo in Timbertek would be nice.
Haha that's code for "it's total shit don't kite with it"

Had you watched the actual video you'd have learned and seen that they do jump on the Timbertek without issue, but do not recommend it for higher jumps (15/50 feet, couldn't pick that up from the video).


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