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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:19 am

stenner wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:06 am
Who says it's weight that needs to be dropped?
At 12 percent body fat the only thing I'm going to drop is a drop kick to your head!
Thanks for the informative post idiot.
:nono: :lol: 8)

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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby stenner » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:27 am

Sorry, I'm glad I'm not a little jockey boy.

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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:55 am

stenner wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:27 am
Sorry, I'm glad I'm not a little jockey boy.
:thumb:

I'd be glad to be average height, weight and shoe size. Makes life difficult . . . especially here, where the biggest shoe size is US11.

And 15 knots would feel like 20 :D

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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby Peert » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:35 am

stenner wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:06 am
Who says it's weight that needs to be dropped?
At 12 percent body fat the only thing I'm going to drop is a drop kick to your head!
Thanks for the informative post idiot.
Mr universe. Thanks for the apologies you made later....
I apologize for the implicit assumption your body fat was above 12%.

But still, it can be a choice to go through life with less bodymass. Not bad for both kitesurfing and longevity.

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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby JB Chicago » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:00 pm

Glad I found this thread. I'm 225lbs (102kg).
Has anyone in my weight range tried a North Spike Textreme? My only experience is on a Liquid Force Edge (total crap), and the boards at JTProcenter (The North kite academy in the Grenadines). Textreme seems like quality, but really expensive. I could get up so much faster on any North board than on my Edge, and their "beginner" boards 153 and 162 Spikes were by far the best for me out of what they had (North only).

Anyone selling some of the used boards listed in this thread?
Tronic
King Gee
Vanguard
Crazy fly LTD or Elite

Also, has anyone around 100kg/ 220lbs used the Cabrinha Contra 17m, or the North Juice 18m? How do they compare to the Fat Lady? Anyone selling a Fat Lady?

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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby Kamikuza » Mon May 01, 2017 2:54 am

JB Chicago wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:00 pm
Glad I found this thread. I'm 225lbs (102kg).
Has anyone in my weight range tried a North Spike Textreme? My only experience is on a Liquid Force Edge (total crap), and the boards at JTProcenter (The North kite academy in the Grenadines). Textreme seems like quality, but really expensive. I could get up so much faster on any North board than on my Edge, and their "beginner" boards 153 and 162 Spikes were by far the best for me out of what they had (North only).

Anyone selling some of the used boards listed in this thread?
Tronic
King Gee
Vanguard
Crazy fly LTD or Elite

Also, has anyone around 100kg/ 220lbs used the Cabrinha Contra 17m, or the North Juice 18m? How do they compare to the Fat Lady? Anyone selling a Fat Lady?
I tried a Vanguard, loved it and bought a Limited because carbon fiber :D

The Crazy Fly (?) I rode last week felt draggy and slow, and the pads were too small.

Channels are where it's at...
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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby lovethepirk » Mon May 01, 2017 3:58 am

I'm 210 ride a 16/17m all the time....and never wanted anything less than my 145x43 tronic. I also own a 160x41 slingshot glide which is an absolute weapon in light wind. I know width is paramount, but this board is fairly flat and is square so it cranks upwind.

Doing tricks in light wind can be really entertaining with a squared off light wind board though because it is so hard to get a good carve sometimes so shit goes all wrong and you learn to correct it mid air and it looks sloppy but fun... :jump:

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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby vol » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:15 am

Hi guys!

Saul Custom boards are customized and adapted to the riders, we can make not only your size, but stiffness and many other parameters.
Feel free to contact www.saulcustom.com

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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby fluidity » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:37 am

It was ocean rodeo mako video and reviews that inspired me to design my board, I developed my own CAD surface which is has a bit more concave and a bit more rocker but it's done well for me. I'm anywhere from 90 to 100kg and 1500x450 works great for me. I can kite up wind when there's just enough to keep a heavy 14 meter kite in the air. Mako King would work great for you. It's about 5-6kg which will eat a bit of the chop and the shape helps too. Carving, cutting hard up wind, easy on these semi elliptical high concave boards. Don't go too big on the fins, they don't need much. Only use of the fins is to help the board cut up wind when you aren't using the middle side of the board, helps get a better angle for riding over chop if you have some fin at which ever end is at the back.

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Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

Postby flyingcamel » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:04 pm

as some others have suggested, I would think venturing into looking at surfboards would be a good option for your size and future ocean plans. Surfboards have amazing range second only to foils on water and become very fun once you've past the learning curve of transitions and changing your feet. the volume and surface area really helps carry you through luls in lighter wind and when it picks up to 20, then fun little swells start to form unless you only ride a flat shallow area. if thats the case then ill reccomend the Shinn King Gee for fun jumps and decent rocker and shape, or a mako king for amazing grip and some of the best turns you can make. almost any other twin thats not light wind specific will have you underpowered until your at the top of the wind range of your kite. if you are going for a standard twin then the misfit 146 aint too bad but you can not go lower than that size. the tronic or mako 145cm would be too small for you because the shape and rocker of that board makes it run a size smaller than other more traditional shaped twins. you would at least need the 150cm.


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