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Twintip board size x weight

Postby andre_kite » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:08 pm

Hey, Guys!

2017 is gonna be my third year in kiteboarding.
And this year I'm gonna buy my first gear. :D
I already got a Bandit F-one 9m 2016.
Now I gotta buy a tt board, which is hard to me cause I'm not a experinced kiteboarder.
Last two years I only tried school gears. :(
I plan to go to Cumbuco in August (5 bft or 17 to 21 knots).
I'm 76 kg and I'm thinkig of buying one of these boards, cause I found it with really good price:
- F-one Trax 135x39 (not carbon) 2016
- F-one Trax 136x40,5 (not carbon) 2016
So do you guys think that the 135x39 is big enough to me? The store guy told me that the 135x39 is normally to a guy up 75 kg.
I know to go upwind well and I also know how to do two basic transitions (both sides). I still don't know how to pop and jump. I jump using only smal waves.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Twintip board size x weight

Postby Frank82 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:06 pm

Get the bigger one, 135x39 is a girls/low weight size. 136x40,5 or one size bigger still is better for you.

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Re: Twintip board size x weight

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:20 pm

Yeah get the 136x40.5
Ive had the 39 carbon for big air and loops but wish i had the bit bigger one for earlier planing..

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Re: Twintip board size x weight

Postby FLandOBX » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:39 pm

Width of the board is more important than length, especially when you are still working on transitions, jumps, etc. Between the two boards you mentioned, go with the wider board. If you can find a 42-44 cm wide board (135-140 cm length), that would be even better.

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Re: Twintip board size x weight

Postby cglazier » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:56 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Width of the board is more important than length, especially when you are still working on transitions, jumps, etc. Between the two boards you mentioned, go with the wider board. If you can find a 42-44 cm wide board (135-140 cm length), that would be even better.
Agreed :wink:

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Re: Twintip board size x weight

Postby iriejohn » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:14 pm

42cm wide would be pretty nice

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Re: Twintip board size x weight

Postby andre_kite » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:55 pm

Thanks for the answers!

I found some rare guides on internet about it:

Monk the One (http://billykite.be/wp-content/uploads/ ... -board.jpg)
129x39 <70kg
131x40 70 to 80kg
133x41 75 to 85kg
135x42 85 to 95kg
137x44 >90kg

North (Select or Xride -https://www.northkiteboarding.com/produ ... ps/select/)
132x39 55 to 75kg
135x40 70 to 85kg
138x41 75 to 90kg
141x42 >85kg

Last year I tried a Cabrinha Spectrum 148x44 and I kinda found it too big, even at the end of the evening at Cumbuco in October (Brasil/Ceará/Fortaleza), when you can see some 10, 11 and 12m kites. That's the only pratical referente I got about big boards. So, when you guygs say 44, I think I may say that's too big. (I know that can be totally false, cause I'm still a newbie).

However, looking at the numbers above, I'm afraid of using a big board that picks up too much speed.

I know that a hard question and that there're a lot of variables, but each comment will help me a lot for sure.

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Re: Twintip board size x weight

Postby FLandOBX » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:27 pm

Andre, I agree that a 148 x 44 would feel too big. Yes, it will build up too much speed in higher wind and you'll skid out. But it's also a real clunker unless it's a dedicated light wind board. I think it's the 148 cm length that makes it feel that way. The width would probably feel a lot different on a shorter board (138 - 140 cm). When you get too much length, it's less nimble.....you lose the ability to whip the board around in transitions and tricks.....it's just too bulky. But added board width allows you to plane more easily and land tricks that you might miss on a skinny board.

The Cab Sprectrum is a decent board. It also comes in sizes 136 x 41 and 140 x 42. If you have a chance, demo those sizes and see what you think. I think you'd like them better. :thumb:

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Re: Twintip board size x weight

Postby iriejohn » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:58 pm

andre_kite wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Thanks for the answers!

I found some rare guides on internet about it:

Monk the One (http://billykite.be/wp-content/uploads/ ... -board.jpg)
129x39 <70kg
131x40 70 to 80kg
133x41 75 to 85kg
135x42 85 to 95kg
137x44 >90kg

North (Select or Xride -https://www.northkiteboarding.com/produ ... ps/select/)
132x39 55 to 75kg
135x40 70 to 85kg
138x41 75 to 90kg
141x42 >85kg

Last year I tried a Cabrinha Spectrum 148x44 and I kinda found it too big, even at the end of the evening at Cumbuco in October (Brasil/Ceará/Fortaleza), when you can see some 10, 11 and 12m kites. That's the only pratical referente I got about big boards. So, when you guygs say 44, I think I may say that's too big. (I know that can be totally false, cause I'm still a newbie).

However, looking at the numbers above, I'm afraid of using a big board that picks up too much speed.

I know that a hard question and that there're a lot of variables, but each comment will help me a lot for sure.
I'm about 82kg and have a 135x42 Shinn Monk - wouldn't change it for any other TT. Use it in everything from 15 to 35 knots, never lose control. Eats chop, magic carpet ride, turns great, no spray in the face - can't fault it. Very kind to my old man knees too. :wink:

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Re: Twintip board size x weight

Postby dylan* » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:05 am

that f-one board is amazing and you can ride it much bigger, so dont be afraid to go with the slightly larger size.

my "regular" size twintip is like 132-133ish with straps, and I ride a 137 with boots. I tried throwing straps on my 137 and it felt like a boat, absolutely hated it. I tried a friends carbon trax in 138, slightly overpowered on a 10m and was amazed at how easy I could ride it, felt just as comfortable as i would on a smaller board


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