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Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby palmbeacher » Mon May 01, 2017 3:50 pm

New carbon board by Ruben Lenten at 1099 Euros www.len10.com :o :o :o

Do people actually believe they can jump just like Ruben by purchasing this board? For that price you can buy a last year kite, bar and board...

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Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby jeromeL » Mon May 01, 2017 5:58 pm

Carved Imperator is 1300 Euros, I think you can get a 100 euro discount on len 10. For a limited edition it seems to be priced well, though the rocker and flex is probably oriented toward advanced rider...

Having said that I paid $200 for my last board ;)

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Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby Hugh2 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:23 pm

There are always folk with too much money. I got a demo custom carbon board from Long Ocean (Ray Long's custom boards) in Cape Town for $300. Not as fancy as Lenten's Captain Carbon, but works for me. Feels indestructible, which is important as I broke my previous fibreglass board in half there.

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Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby POACHER » Mon May 01, 2017 7:21 pm

Jerome did you score your Nobile 50/50 for $200???!!
If yes, nice going!


In general, aren't most high end twin tips in the $800 range? Or am I just looking at North's boards...
Seems like anything carbon will be in that general price.

Yeah boards are expensive but to me are a better investment than kites. Kites really seem to tank after having a birthday used or new. Boards less so.

I am one that spent a ton on a Carved carbon, but it really is a great riding board. So far it is the best board that I've ever ridden. (And I've owned a ton of boards......)

Liquid Force Lithium 145
Liquid Force Element 134
Nobile 666 132
Nobile Shinn 134
Crazy Fly Raptor LTD carbon 136
Shinn Supershinn
Shinn Monk Beast
Nobile NHP 134
Nobile NHP Carbon 134
Nobile XTR 140
Axis Limited 136
ASP Stealth 134
ASP Stealth 144
Axis Limited 138

I think a good board is worth it. Sure you don't need to drop a fortune for a great board, but if you find one that suits you and it rides great.........F'ck it. You only live once.

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Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby andylc » Mon May 01, 2017 7:58 pm

Not sure I agree about kites vs boards. Looked after well a kite will keep going for years and years. Boards too but I find myself getting new boards much more often than kites.

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Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby jeromeL » Mon May 01, 2017 8:58 pm

yes $200 for the nobile 50/50 but it was used. After breaking 2 trax fone (1 under warranty), not sure I want to invest more than $350 ish in a board ;( I think I abused the first one a lot not knowing how to land, second one probably abused working on beach start too... Not fault of the board but so far the Nobile is holding really well and for a wood/glass board it's as light as the carbon trax.
That carved imperator looks pretty neat, I have a friend who has one, I will try it when I get a chance.

One of my buddy is on his 4th Cabrinha Ace ;) keeps breaking them on darkslide or bad loop landing.

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Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby Toby » Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 pm

If people are fans and want to buy it, why not!

Great for Ruben !

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Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby Jbrook » Tue May 02, 2017 12:19 am

Wish Ruben well in this and for sure is a good ride, most top end board are over $1000.00 just like everything in kiting no 2 people say same things about products so have fun and kite low...

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Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby Balotelli » Tue May 02, 2017 10:58 am

Do they just pull these prices out of thin air? :o :roll:

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Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Postby Starsky » Tue May 02, 2017 1:30 pm

All of his best work was done around 2009-2013. Just before he jumped ship to Best. Nothing truly mind blowing since then on the water, of course his recovery from cancer is both impressive and an upbeat relief. He's an icon for sure, but echoing the post about how nothing has changed in the last decade. You want to stomp it like Lenten in his prime......Spend about half of what your would on a full carbon board and get yourself an old fuel, a set of boots and a standard twin tip. Then just grow a pair of humungimous balls!


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